Your new movie Cured - in a few words, what is it about, and
what can you tell us about your character in it?
Hmm, it follows the brethren, led by Isabelle, who tries to keep
people away from the awful things happening in the outside world. It's
quite a bitter-sweet story. I play Richard and I'm not too keen on the
brethren but go to appease the wife, haha.
did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much Chris
Dudley can we find in Richard, actually?
Richard to life by imagining I was going to a funeral. Sounds dark but
nobody wants to go to a funeral and Richard hates the brethren, so I used
that as my 'motivation' if you like. There is quite a lot of Chris in
Richard to be honest.
thoughts about suicide cults like the one depicted in Cured?
a difficult subject. As someone who suffers from depression and has been
on the verge of suicide myself, I can understand why someone might not
want to do it alone and to have someone there who feels the same. I would
encourage anyone feeling this way to seek professional help or talk to a
friend or loved one.
did you get involved with the project in the first place?
got involved through Northern Star Acting as I was working my way through
the assessments criteria and this was one of the modules.
talk about your director Sebastian Roberts [Sebastian
Roberts interview - click here], and what was your
Oh, what to say about Sebastian.
He's a really great guy to work with, he knows what he wants and he's
really easy to work with.
A few words about the shoot as such,
and the on-set atmosphere?
I've worked quite a lot
with most of the cast before so there's always a really good, relaxed
atmosphere on set. When the cameras rolling, it's as professional as you
like. When it's not, well, erm, it's a fun set.
Any future projects you'd
like to share?
I'm currently heavily involved in an upcoming feature
film The Hunters in which I am co-writing, producing, directing, DoP,
editing and have a small role in so it's all systems go at the moment.
Since we've last talked [click
here], you've also branched out into behind-the-camera work - so
what can you tell us about that aspect of your career, and what prompted
you to take that step?
It's going really well. It initially started out as an
experiment. I like to learn. So while on set, I would be watching the DoP,
the director, the cinematographer just to see what they were doing while I
wasn't in the scene. I wanted to see if I could do it so I started making
my own, I've currently done 2 shorts, Who'd Believe Me Anyway? about
domestic violence towards males from females, and Getting Home, which was
a 60 hour film festival competition. Now, I'm working on the feature film
so it's going well, so far.
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else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
done to everyone involved and thank you to Northern Star Acting. You guys
for the interview!