Your new movie Bloody
Nun - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us
about your character in it?
The film is about an amulet held by a nun. it is protection from
demonic forces. My character has sex with the nun the night before I kill
her for the amulet. My character is sinister, after creating this
demonic entity I feel obliged to keep it fed with fresh souls.
What did you draw upon to
bring your character to life, and how much Mark C. Fullhardt can we
actually find in Mr. Shiva?
My character and I share some
similarities in the fact that at times I can be very cynical. The truth is
I have a very comedic side as well. To me I find it very easy to go from
comedy to a very dark character in a very short time.
To what extent could you
actually identify with Bloody
Nun's brand of humour?
Sight gags and tongue &
cheek, the kind of comedy that you don't expect until it's in your face.
How did you get involved
with the project in the first place?
I answered the post for this project basically because it was close to
home. I'm not a horror actor but more of a villain. I actually showed up
on set a day early due to a miscommunication (I never like to be late
for a call time). Had this project not been close to home who knows you
may be interviewing someone else.
What can you tell
us about your director Will Collazo jr [Will
Collazo jr interview - click here], and what was your
Will Collazo jr is one of the
easiest directors I've worked with. He kept things on set low key and drama
free. The scenes flowed well and that's always to the director's credit.
A few words about the shoot as such,
and the on-set atmosphere?
As I've said the atmosphere on
set was great. A lot of the cast had worked with Will before so I was kind
of the newcomer. We all just jelled from the start and made it one of the
best projects I've worked on.
Any future projects you'd
like to share?
There are some projects in the works such as
a mob comedy set in Queens, New York in 1970 titled Bad Ravioli due
to shoot next summer, and a couple horror projects in the works for the
spring including a remake of a 1950s horror classic.
What got you into acting in the first
I got into acting by accident. 6 years ago I had a
heart attack and died (for real, I flatlined). They brought me back. did
open heart surgery and that was that. I tried to continue working my job
at the time but found it hard. One of my customers suggested I try
backround acting and I found I liked it. 12 weeks into my career I started
going from background roles to speaking roles and I never looked back.
What can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Bloody Nun?
As far as some of my work before Bloody Nun,
I have portrayed a film director in The Face In The Wall, also a
doctor in The New York Butcher, as well as multiple appearances in
episodic TV. I have done a half dozen music videos and 5 or 6 commercials.
bio says besides being an actor you also are/have worked as a published
poet, radio historian and stock car driver, among many other things - so
do talk about those aspects of your career for a bit!
a few poems published while I was taking some courses at college. I am a
radio historian and have lectured on the subject but don't find too much
time for it these days. I raced Enduro class stock cars at Riverhead
Raceway on Long Island from 1992-2000.
would you describe yourself as an actor?
As to what kind of
actor I am you could say I usually get cast as a mobster and villain
(seems to be my type), but I have also done live immersive comedy which
requires improv skills. I am fairly versatile as an actor.
indeed actresses) who inspire you?
Some of my favorite
actors are Christopher Walken, Al Pacino.
One of my all time fav movies is Blazing Saddles.
I also like the Godfather trilogy as well as Goodfellas
and Pirate Radio.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
far as movies that I thought were overrated I would have to say Forrest
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
My IMDb page
lists a lot but not all I've done, and I do have a Facebook page.
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
feature film Bad Ravioli will be my debut as a director so I hope
people will watch for it next year.
for the interview!