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An Interview with Dayna Shuffle, Star of Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich

by Mike Haberfelner

February 2013

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Your upcoming film Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your character in it?


Dead Walkers is a clever mixture of horror and action, having very nasty characters in it. One of them is mine, the Nazi hitwoman Captain Geryon. I'm playing the complete opposite of the real Dayna, what I enjoy because I like challenges like that.


Specifically taking into account that you're originally from Germany: What were the first thoughts going through your mind when you heard the movie's title, Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich (and I seriously hope this question is not too much of a clichée)?


Dayna with Graham Gill

I thought: That's interesting, why not being part of it...? I'm not bothered about the Second World War because it's over and we can't change the terrible things that happened in it. I'm interested in the artistic side of the movie.


How did you get involved with the project in the first place?


I've worked with the Reality Films and Chemical Burn cast and crew before when I played a possessed girl in Exorcist Chronicles. So I stayed in touch and a few months later I received an e-mail about Dead Walkers, what it is about, and that they are looking for actors and extras to take part. I said yes because I enjoy working with internationally acclaimed director Philip Gardiner [Philip Gardiner interview - click here] and well known writer/producer Michelle Gent [Michelle Gent interview - click here].


What can you tell us about Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich's director Philip Gardiner [Philip Gardiner interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like? And how did you first hook up with him?


The collaboration with Philip is very honest, in an encouraging way. I met him the first time at the audition for Exorcist Chronicles in July last year. It felt really good to audition for the character of the possessed girl because it was an amazing feeling of freedom to be just crazy and to do whatever we like. On this day Jane Haslehurst [Jane Haslehurst interview - click here] and I became Scream Queens. You can find all the Scream Queens at


Dayna with Jane Haslehurst in

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From what I heard, at least parts of Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich were shot in an unheated warehouse during the coldest days of the year - so what can you tell us about the shoot as such and the on-set atmosphere?


It was amazing that even when it was freezing cold and some of the actors/extras playing Vrill victims had to wear very thin overalls, no one was moaning. I can really say that working with this cast and crew was very inspiring for me because of so much dedication and positive energy. After a day it felt as if I would would have known everyone for years because we all are helping and supporting each other like old friends.


If there ever was a Dead Walkers II: Let's Go to an even Colder Warehouse for the 5th Reich, would you be on board?


Yes, of course. I'm normally a person who hates freezing... but as I said before, it's worth it.


Prior to Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich, you have made another film with Philip Gardiner [Philip Gardiner interview - click here], Exorcist Chronicles] - so what can you tell us about that experience?


It was something I've never done before. I like playing crazy characters like a possessed person. Portraying such a role gives an actor/actress the chance to do things you wouldn't be allowed to do in real life.


Any future projects you'd like to talk about?


The next film we'll be doing with the cast and crew from the Awesome Talent Agency will be based on a book Michelle Gent [Michelle Gent interview - click here] has written: Dusty the Demon Hunter, where I'll be playing an evil fairy... You can go to to keep updated about our newest projects.

Otherwise I'm also starting out as a singer/songwriter.


Let's go back to the beginnings of your career: What got you into acting in the first place, and what can you tell us about your training as an actress?


Since I was a kid I always wanted to act and sing because as far as I remember I was always fascinated by great movies, songs and everything related. I wanted to be part of the awesome world of arts where everything and anything is possible. I started professionally in 2005 when I went to 2 different drama schools in Munich learning different approaches like Method Acting, the Tschechow method, Stanislavski and Meisner. After that I attended the Downtown Music Institute in Augsburg, Germany to do a 1 year course in vocals for rock/popmusic.


As mentioned earlier, you are originally from Germany. So what prompted you to move to the UK eventually, and since you've been in movies here and there, how would you compare the chances and challenges for up-and-coming actresses in both countries?


In both countries I found professional, inspiring people. My fiancé Al Branton who is a musician encouraged me to come to London. So I did a 4-weeks course in Acting for Film at the Met Film School at Ealing Studios in London where I worked with directors and casting agents who worked with Jonny Depp and Keira Knightley before. After that experience I decided to stay in the UK because I made great connections in a short time.


What can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Exorcist Chronicles and Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich?


I played in various short films in the UK trying different genres. In 2009 I played a character in an award winning German feature film called Vincent will Meer, together with actor Florian David Fitz who is also known from an American hospital sitcom and Karoline Herfurth who is a star in Germany. I also played in a few German TV series to see different ways of working in front of the camera.


How would you describe yourself as an actress, and what do you draw upon to bring your characters to life?


I like challenging roles! It's no big deal to become a complete different character who has nothing to do with the real you as long as you focus on the situation, the emotion and create your own world around this specific person you are portraying. As an actor/actress it's very important to BE IN THE MOMENT - then it flows automaticly and you'll be convincing, truthful and authentic.


Actresses (and indeed actors) who inspire you?


Jonny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Keira Knightley, Tom Hanks, Reese Witherspoon, Brad Pitt, Till Schweiger, Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth... and my colleagues from the Awesome Talent Agency like Nikki Webster [Nikki Webster interview - click here], Lissy Hollett [Melissa Hollett interview - click here], Eirian Cohen [Eirian Cohen interview, click here], Rachel Malone [Rachel Malone interview - click here], Philip Berzamanis, Nathan Head [Nathan Head interview - click here], Paul Sutton, Jane Haslehurst [Jane Haslehurst interview - click here], Melanie Denholme [Melanie Denoholme interview - click here], Kay Vardy [Kay Vardy interview - click here], Tom Vardy, Sandy Slade [Sandy Slade interview - click here] ... and much more - everyone amongst the actors from the Awesome Talent Agency whom I forgot to mention is allowed to hit me for forgetting his/her name. ;) They are all f****** AWESOME


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... and of course, films you really deplored?


I can't remember any...


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Anything else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?


I just want to encourage everyone out there:

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and delete/ignore everything negative! One thing Phil Gardiner taught me: AIDA = attention, interest, desire, action. Follow these words and you'll make it!


Thanks for the interview!


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