Your new movie Lamb Feed
- what is it about, and what can you tell us about your character? And
did you draw upon to bring your character to life, how much Melanie
Robel can we find in her?
Lamb Feed is a short
film about a car ride with a very unhappy ending. I am Kitty, the fiance
of Mitchell, who takes the car ride. During the film, Luke and I argue
and then I am worried when I don't hear from him.
What did I do for my character, well, I asked Camden Toy to help me with
my role. He worked with me on the set of Joe Hollow's A
Blood Story [Joe
Hollow interview - click here]. He
knows what I needed to work on and what my strong points are. I was so
focused on getting mad for my part, that Camden told me to focus on the
Also, you won't find anything of myself in this character. When I am
mad, I don't yell nor do I get loud. I actually become very quiet, and
somewhat withdrawn. That is how I cope with anger and will then
hibernate in my room, watch a movie and hug my cats. I know that sounds
funny, but it's the truth. Now, if I need to get a really good sob out, I
just think of Walt
Disney's Fox and the Hound. I cry when I think about
how those two friends were separated and then supposed to attack each
other when they are grown. It's so sad.
How did you get hooked up with
the project in the first place?
I got done shooting A
Blood Story, where I got to work with Robert Z'Dar, who was great to work with.
We hit it off, I learned so much from him and we wanted to work with each
other again. Lamb Feed was in pre-production for a year and Michael
S. Rodriguez interview - click here]
and I had been talking because I am involved in another project
that he is co-producing. So a year went by, I did my thing and Michael
said they were ready to do Lamb Feed. I said ok and that is how it
happened. The bad thing was that Robert Z'Dar was unable to be involved
as the Butcher, which really still makes me sad. I so adore him and still
hope to work with him again.
What can you tell us
about your director Michael S. Rodriguez [Michael
S. Rodriguez interview - click here], and what was your
What to say about Michael. Well, I've
know him for about five years. I think he chooses good actors to play the
main character parts. He has great ideas, knows what he wants and the
direction that he needs the film to go. He basically told me the
background of the film, my character and let me do my own thing. So, I did
my lines and played off Luke Church, who played my fiance.
What can you tell us about the shoot
as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
The shoot went pretty
well, I was there for one day of shooting and it went pretty well. For me,
it was a great lesson on being politically correct, to be patient and I
learned what I wouldn't allow on my set. You know, that was the first time
ever that another actor tried to throw me under the bus, because they
were unprofessional and couldn't admit that they couldn't remember their
It was a very strange feeling.
You have only just
recently won an award for Lamb
Feed - and even if it might sound like a stupid question, how did
that make you feel?
It was great feeling, because part of
the process for getting a nomination was getting the social media, fan
vote. For me, that meant a lot, because that is why we make films, do
conventions and work with the media. I am always very grateful to everyone
who supports me in what I do. After the nomination, it was based on
talent. Getting "best supporting actress", in a short film, from
FANtastic Horror Film Festival [FANtastic
Horror Film Festival interview - click here] was so cool. It is my first award for
acting and I have it on my wall above my desk. Very cool.
Any future projects you'd like to
Technoplis, my sci-fi project is completed,
their marketing and press kit is being put together. So we will see what
happens. Disciples and A
Blood Story might be out this year. Waiting for
a release date for them, but Joe Hollow [Joe
Hollow interview - click here] said that I was awesome in both.
Can't wait to see them. I am no longer with La Fleur De Mai, but it is on
Vimeo, on demand. I had a lot of fun working on that project the past few
years and hope for the best for everyone. I met some great people while on
it. I was also on a web-based show in California called, Hell's
was so much fun and I can't wait for it to air. Can't say much without
giving the plot away. Unfortunately, Angel, the kitty, wasn't on set that
Your website, Facebook, whatever else?
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
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Actually yes there is, I have been told that some people are making fun
of me for it, but I love to quilt. I have sold some and donated some to
different projects too. I find it relaxing. Creating the pattern,
picking the colors, putting it together and sewing it is not as easy as
people seem to think. Anyway, I enjoy it, so I will continue to make
Thank you for this interview, you had great questions.
for the interview!