To kick this off, why don't you introduce yourself to those of us who
don't already know you?
Hi there and thanks so much for this interview! Well, I started
modeling and acting for a little more than 10 years now (time flies!!!)
and got the chance to start this acting adventure on a Steve Sessions
film, with whom I worked with several times after that. And one film after
another, I am still here enjoying every aspect of it!
Let's talk about some of your
current and future projects, and your characters in them:
Half Moon Bay is a film directed by
Jeff Schneider. We are good friends, and he offered me a small part in
this film. I actually have a cool scene as a newscaster, announcing a
quite important message to everyone. I am looking forward to see the
result!! I know about my scene, but nothing else, so I am very curious to
see what's happening in the story! :)
Blood Reunion 3: Hunters?
Blood Reunion 3: Hunters
Reunion 3: Hunters is the last chapter of Jim Devault's trilogy about
vampires! Jim is a talented and nice person. He knows exactly what he
wants and that's great. I had the chance to have the part of Cal in that
film, and the whole thing was a lot of fun to shoot. Part one and two are
available on DVD on Amazon already, and part 3 should be available really
soon! Loved working with Jim and he had a great cast and crew, including
Nicole Holt, Carly Capra and my wonderful talented friend Donna Hamblin [Donna
Hamblin interview - click here],
just to name a few! Great memories on set!
Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival?
Few months ago,
director Dustin Ferguson sent me a script for the film and asked me if I
was interested in playing the part of James, who is the brother of the
lead actress, Julia Ferrell. I loved the script and the character and was
totally excited in being part of this. Not only I am a fan of the first
one, I always wanted to work with Dustin. We had a lot of fun on the set
and everyone was so friendly! Loved being around everyone on set. Just
amazingly talented and lovely (Dorothy, Mark, Julia, Jeanne, Jeremy,
etc...) and the iconic Jennifer Runyon who is one of the sweetest person I
ever met! Love them all! They are close to my heart and it was probably
one of my favorite experiences to date yet!
Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead - and what was it like to work
with low budget legend Ted V. Mikels, whom you have worked with before on Astro
Zombies: M3 - Cloned?
Ted V Mikels is a legend, a icon
in horror cinema and a veteran in films! I just have cameos in two of his
films, the first one being Astro Zombies: M3 - Cloned, and I
appreciate the opportunity to be part of his work!
Anything you can tell us about
In Full Cry yet?
In Full Cry is filming late
next month and it will be a wonderful, intense thriller/horror film in
which I have the chance to play one of the leads! Jerome wrote a cool
script that will be exciting to do. Very looking forward to work with him!
He is really good! You can check the Facebook page for the film
You've recently also been in Blood
Mercury by Len Kabasinski [Len
Kabasinski interview - click here], with whom you have worked time and again
over the years. So do talk about the movie and your other collaborations
with the man for a bit, and what's it like working with him?
is a good friend of mine and it's always a blast to be part of his films!
He is very talented, focused and great guy! Blood Mercury is actually my
third film with him, and I get to be in the opening scene of the film,
along with my beautiful and talented friends Donna Hamblin [Donna
Hamblin interview - click here] and Deborah Dutch [Deborah
Dutch interview - click here]. We filmed that opening in one afternoon/night and it was tons of
fun, and...let's say with a lot of non stop action! Donna and Debbie did a
wonderful job in their respective roles. The film itself should be
released sometimes this year!
Years ago, I did another opening scene for Len, for his film Warriors of
the Apocalypse. I played the leader of a gang who are bad guys, really! It
was very much fun, and made friends with the lovely Pamela Sutch who I had
the chance to work with again on Len's film Skull Forest, another non stop
action film. Loved the cast and crew again on Skull Forest, and playing
with all these people, including the precious and sweet Lisa Neeld.
Donna Hamblin, Luc, Deborah Dutch in Blood
This summer, I will have to chance to be in his film Angel of Reckoning
and see everyone!! Incredible script and my part is badass! :)
other current or future projects you'd like to share?
from In Full Cry filming next month, and this summer Angel of
Reckoning, I will be working on Bad Illusions, directed by Amira Lyn at
some point. It's a cool psychological horror/drama in which I will play
the brother of the lead character Joan, played my Amira herself. The film
has a talented cast and that is really exciting! Check Amira's production
I have a couple more offers, but let's wait and see when these projects
got you into acting to begin with, and did you receive any formal
education on the subject?
I always knew I wanted to do some
acting, whatever it was going to be. I never knew I would do horror films
at 8 years old, but, as I grew older, I felt it was that kind of films I
really wanted to do, and had the chance to step into. Passion, and not
acting lessons, pushed me to pursue that dream of mine.
Can you still remember your
first time in front of a camera, and what was that experience like?
time on camera was for short short amateur home videos, but it was about
doing what you love, and that was fun to actually do it.
me randomly pick some movies from your past and ask you to say a few words
Southern Gothic - and your other movies with
Steve Sessions is the first director I
worked with, and I was a fan of his work since his first movie Cremains.
Steve does it all, music, directing, writing, editing. Very intelligent,
well spoken, very funny, he always has a vision of what he wants for the
final product. And it is really inspiring. I am very thankful for all the
movies we did together, such as Torment, Sinister, At the House of
Madness, ... He really is incredible.
Countess Bathoria's Graveyard Picture
It's anthology and I'm in the segment Nightmarish
Orgasm. It was a lot of fun to do, and I never got to see the film
yet, but hope I will be able to sometimes in the future! The film looks
like a lot of fun, and they got wonderful people involved in it!
good friend Maude Michaud is a very talented girl who does beautiful,
strong, well done films. Dys- is solid, unique, intense, well acted piece
of art. I have a very small cameo in the film, and a cool one! I watched
the film last summer for the premiere, and I was very impressed with the
result. Shannon Lark [Shannon Lark
interview - click here] was an incredible lead. Wonderful acting. Looking
forward to see what Maude will do next!
Two years ago, I was asked to join the cast of
Joe Hollow's film A Blood
Hollow interview - click here]. I really didn't expect it, and was
very happy to be able to make it!! I loved my part of Istvan (thanks JOE!)
and the film itself will be very beautiful and professional, I think.
Really looking forward to see it! Incredible cast, from the incredibly
talented Debra Lamb [Debra Lamb
interview - click here] to Robert Z'Dar, Camden Toy, the one and only Linnea
Quigley, Melanie Robel [Melanie
Robel interview - click here], Mindy Robinson [Mindy
Robinson interview - click here], Mark Hanson... All
amazingly talented actors.
How would you describe yourself as an actor, and
some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
tough. Acting is a passion of mine and I do take it very seriously, but
saying how I see myself as an actor is quite impossible for me to say.
Let's say I try to bring what I think the part is. Or do exactly what the
director is trying to get from me. I love characters that are very much
different from me, just because you have all that freedom to be something
you are not.
(and indeed actresses) who inspire you?
Well, let's say
I've always loved actors and actresses that are captivating you, are
strong, yet vulnerable... you can feel them. I always was a big fan of Kim
Basinger, who I think is able to convince me all the time. Chris Sarandon,
Angela Lansbury, Jessica Lange, Brigitte Bardot, Isabelle Adjani, Nicole
Kidman, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rosanna Arquette, James Spader, Farley
Granger, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Caine, just to name a few...
Too many of them, so just dropping a few here from
any genre... The Fog, Suspiria, Tales from the
Dressed to Kill, Cube, Halloween 3, Wait Until Dark,
Charade, Clue, Murder by Death, Black Swan, Burnt
Offerings, Possession, ...
... and of course, films you really deplore?
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tough... I love comedies, but they are tricky. The purpose is to
laugh. If you don't find the actors funny, you can't laugh... and if you
don't laugh, it's not a good comedy.
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Anything else you are
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
there are many indie filmmakers out there that I enjoy and admire. I want
to congratulate them all for their amazing work and to keep the industry
very much alive, fun, and fascinating and exciting! And all those talented
actors, people like you inspire me and keep going! So I will just list a
couple names that I think are wonderful and will keep supporting... Shane
Cole, Kelsey Zukowski [Kelsey
Zukowski interview - click here], Brinke Stevens, Joe Zaso, Bart
Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly interview - click here], Demona
Bast, Cheyenne King, Deanna Meske, Dawna Lee Heising [Dawna
Lee Heising interview - click here], Travis Miller,
Anthony Spadaccini, John Orrichio, ... You guys are wonderful!
for the interview!
Thanks to YOU!!! :) Very much appreciated!!