Your new movie Artik
- in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
character in it?
is a about a obsessed comic book serial killer who collides with a
straight-edged welder over the fate of a young boy. My character of Artik
is brutal. Endearing. A force of nature.
What did you draw upon to bring your
character to life, and honestly, how much Jerry G. Angelo can we find in
Great Question! Well
since Iím not a serial killer and would be the first to advocate against
it, I had the pleasure of doing what actors dream to be able to do. Draw
from everything we have from our lives, our craft, talent, experience, and
strategize the character that is on the page.
How did you get involved with the
project in the first place?
Botchii had seen a trailer of American Warfighter which I star in, and he
thought I may be a right fit for the character of Artik. Tom wrote me an
email and I called him back. Less than six weeks later we were filming on
location in New Mexico.
To what extent could you
identify with Artik's
brand of horror
geez! Horror scares me. What I love about the brand of horror of Artik
that he is cerebral, quiet and in control.
What can you tell us about Artik's
director Tom Botchii, and what was your collaboration like?
Botchii will be one of our generation's next most successful directors,
mark my words. Tom gets the knack of telling and selling his craft to his
audiences. Loved working with Tom. He has a vision, shares it,
collaborates back and forth, and then we execute. He sticks with his
teammates through thick and thin.
talk about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
nights in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the dead of winter was crazy and
gave a unique atmosphere to our movie.
future projects you'd like to share?
came out this year, I also wrote and directed it. Iím in the
new CBS show All
Rise. Iím also writing a sci-fi thriller in the vein of Aliens.
What got you into
acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the
be honest with you, I got my truest training from watching movies with my
dad as a kid and then playing with my GI Joes afterwards. Iíd have
like fifty figures and I gave them all different voices and personalities.
This is where I learned about the themes of stories l like to write best
and types of characters I like to be. Once I got to Los Angeles, I started
classes with different teachers.
Over the years, you have also stepped behind
the camera every now and again - now what prompted that move, and which
side of the camera do you enjoy more, actually?
I genuinely love and respect all sides of the camera. My passion is creating
incredible stories with unforgettable characters and moments that will
inspire for lifetimes, just like what has been blessed to me. Iím a
natural leader and I know how to run a fun ship, so directing makes sense.
How would you describe yourself as
an actor, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
a creative actor. Itís important to me to not be regular, and to be
entertaining. I like to take a script and find ways to bring all the
colors of the rainbow of emotions into the character from the time the
character is first seen to their last exit. I like to do it physically and
verbally, and emotionally.
(and indeed actresses) who inspire you?
inspired most by character actors. Actors that transform from who they
are. Some of absolute favorites, Daniel Day Lewis, Robert Downey jr,
Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep, Leonardo Di Caprio.
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Ha Ha! YES!!! I have like 20 movies in my top five. All of them are THE
BEST for different reasons!
of the Mohicans, Legends of the Fall, Singing in the Rain,
To Perdition, Panís
Labirynth, Elephant Man, Inglourious Baserds.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
you know, there are movies I donít like, but Iím not one to really
toss out negative energy. Besides some people may really like them.
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Anything else you're
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
G. Angelo is a SAG actor. Has produced 11 feature films and has written
over twenty feature length screenplays.
for the interview!