Your new movie Uncommon
Bond - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us
about your character in it?
Bond is about a couple named Jinelle and Drax, who lost their 4 year old
son in a tragic accident 10 years ago. Jinelle was never able to fully
heal after the loss of her child and she records a daily vlog talking
about her son as a way to get her feelings out. But she slowly descends
into madness and grief, and begins to see her dead son as if he's come
back to her.
What did you draw upon to
bring your character to life, and how much Laura Giglio can we find in
is Jinelle's best friend and she tries to help her friend through the loss
of her son. I drew upon my own experiences as a mother. The subject matter
hits home for me, because we actually almost lost our daughter when she
was a baby after open heart surgery. So in playing Cindy, I used some of
that emotion when talking to Jinelle and feeling the pain that she is
How did you get involved with the project in the
Bond's director Luc Bernier is a good friend of mine and he told me about the project and asked if I
would play a part in it, and of course I said yes!
can you tell us about Uncommon
Bond's director Luc Bernier [Luc
Bernier interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
is a great friend and I've known him for many years. He is not only a
director, but a really talented actor as well. I've worked with him on
quite a few projects over the years.
Since this isn't your first time working with Luc, do talk about
your previous collaborations, and how did the two of you first meet even?
first met Luc online in 2004, I believe. I have a small production company
where I produce custom horror movies and he contacted me about producing
and starring in a movie he had written. I filmed many movies for him from
his scripts over the years!
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
filmed my scenes on my phone camera at home and sent them to Luc. They
were mainly all improv, based on the outline he sent me, so I was free to
put my own interpretation into it.
future projects you'd like to share?
filmed a few other scenes for Luc that will hopefully be included in a few
What got you into
acting to begin with, and did you receive any formal training on the
started acting in high school theater. After high school, I went on to
community theater and I got my start in B movies in 1994, when I
auditioned for WAVE Productions
and went on to appear in over 200 movies
with them. In 2004, I started my own custom movie business. I took several
acting classes over the years as I was getting my start in acting.
What can you tell us about your filmwork prior
done a lot of work with WAVE Productions through the years, as well as
several other production companies. I've also produced and starred in
quite a few custom horror movies through my production company, Laura G
Having worked as an actress for more than
25 years now, how do you feel the indie filmworld has changed over time?
values and special effects have improved, and more indie movies are
available for downloading online. When I first started, B films were
pretty much only available by ordering VHS copies through the company's
website or at conventions.
would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of your techniques to
bring your characters to life?
am definitely a versatile actress. I think I've played pretty much every
possible character you can think of! I also put my all into every
character I play. I try to really put myself in the character's mind and
how they would react to certain situations.
Actresses (and indeed
actors) who inspire you?
I'm a huge fan of the TV show The Walking
Dead, and my favorite actor is
Andrew Lincoln (who played Rick Grimes on the show). He is a huge source
of inspiration to me. He is an extremely talented and phenomenal actor who
inspires me immensely in my own acting.
Your favourite movies?
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love horror movies, of course. Some of my favorites are Pet Sematary (the
original), The Grudge, The Ring and It (the new versions)!
and of course, films you really deplore?
with no plot or that's too difficult to follow!
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
can find my production company on Facebook under Laura G Productions.
... and the film's available on DVD from
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
also have another production company called Mermaid Dreams Productions
where I produce custom mermaid movies!
for the interview!