Your upcoming movie The Psychiatrist - in a few words, what
is it about, and what can you tell us about your character in it?
play detective Haim. He was a patient of Dr Rosenberg's when he was a
teenager and this experience has stayed with him for the rest of his life.
He is emotionally connected to the situation, maybe too much, and sees the
chance to investigate the Doctor as too good an opportunity to pass by.
did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and to what extent can
you identify with the investigating detective you play?
seem to get cast as police officers quite a bit, probably due to
physicality ,but this character
was more interesting than most. The combination of strength and weakness
was appealing at first and I saw a possibility of real depth in the
did you get involved with the project in the first place?
met the writer Andrew Barclay [Andrew
Barclay interview - click here] many years ago in college in Manchester and
we’d stayed in touch. I’d
had a couple of years without looking for any acting work so it was a
great way of starting again.
Corey with David Hoyle
can you tell us about your director Richard L. Davies [Richard
L. Davies interview - click here], and what was your
is great to work with, he has a great vision and we have lots of interests
in common. I’ve done another short with him and we plan to do some more
in the future, watch this space.
What can you tell us about the
actual shoot, and the on-set atmosphere?
had three scenes as you will see, the on-set atmosphere was great; the
crew were good fun and very talented, and I can’t wait to see the
projects you'd like to share?
L. Davies has asked me to take part in two more shorts to follow on from
our first idea - The Interrogation. The link is included at the end.
It’s great and I can’t wait to get cracking on the follow-ups.
What got you into acting
in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the
started acting as a child and have done everything from horror to
pantomime. I was lucky to grow up in a town with an excellent children's
theatre club; we got to gain experience of everything from acting to
lighting. We built sets, wrote and directed plays and my interest has just
continued. I’ve got a lot to thank the Rhyl Little Theatre for.
carried on acting after that and eventually went to drama school in my
What can you tell us about your acting
experiences prior to The Psychiatrist?
done lots of theatre from Shakespeare to improv comedy and enjoyed it
mostly, you get to work really hard in conjunction with other creative
people to achieve a goal and I just love the process.
have grown to prefer film/TV over the years as you have something to show
for all your work at the end and this will be my focus for the future.
As far as
I know, you're also a musician, right? So please talk about your music and
your process of creating your tunes for a bit!
music is a bit scattershot, my first album Strange Fruit was a mix
of songwriting and surrealism. I have created soundtracks for various
theatre shows over the years and I feel the atmospherics needed for this
work have influenced everything else.
am a drummer first and foremost, but having learned my way around
the studio, I am comfortable with most genres. I produce music for
other people and also do some youth work with younger musicians just
actors, whatever else who inspire you?
top 5 people from the history of the human are
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
by my last answers you can understand I would have to include pretty much
everything made by Terry Gilliam and David Lynch. The original Star Wars-trilogy,
The Shining, Hammer-horror and 70’s sci-fi.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
without question and the Star Wars-prequels, A Serbian Film and any of the
Twilight-films. I have chosen these for very different reasons but I
wholeheartedly regret wasting my valuable time watching all three ;-)
website, Facebook, whatever else?
link to The Interrogation: http://youtu.be/Sp2Zqj30raY
music on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hexenelectric
Anything else you are
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
have a shrine in my downstairs toilet to Tom Selleck.
for the interview!