Your new movie Psycho-Therapy
- in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
character in it?
about a therapist who also happens to be my character's wife who can't seem
to get through to her patients and she also happens to be the victim of an
abusive relationship herself. My character is a physically and emotionally
abusive person who cares for no one but himself and his own personal
What did you draw upon to bring your
character to life, and how much Tom Scorzone can we find in Benny?
is a combination of people I've had the misfortune to have met through my
life, and some film inspirations I had... but mostly a combination of a few
real life people.
No I am absolutely nothing like Benny I'm a very nice
and easy-going person who enjoys laughing and helping others.
did you get involved with the project in the first place?
known the director Joshua Nelson for a round 4 years and he just so happens to not only be a
writer and indie filmmaker, he's my acting coach as well.
what extent can you personally identify with both Psycho-Therapy's
approach to horror and brand of comedy?
only thing I can relate to is the humor part because I have a bit of a
sarcastic and dry sense of humor sometimes.
What can you
tell us about Psycho-Therapy
director Joshua Nelson [Joshua
Nelson interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like?
has taught me everything I know about acting and the business end of it,
he has been a very positive person in my life and is always available to
help or offer advice as he wants nothing more than to see his students
become successful. As a director, Josh is very easy to work with, he gives you an image of what he
wants, then allows you to use your own creativity to add to the character.
talk about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere!
fun fun... we had a blast as they are all a great group of people and
always a pleasure to be around.
future projects you'd like to share?
worked on HBO's
The Plot Against America, and I also just filmed for a new
Netflix series, Hit and Run.
What got you into
acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the
was something I always wanted to try, life just got in the way for a little
while. I was always a film buff and loved watching actors transform into
someone else. I have trained in scene study, character development, on
camera work, improvisation, and different acting techniques, Adler,
Meisner, Stanislavsky etc...
What can you tell us about your filmwork prior
to the film i worked on several independent films, some theater, and have
worked in television for Discovery ID, Oxygen, AMC, HBO
How would you describe yourself as
an actor, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
an actor I always make sure I'm 110% prepared, and I like to have fun and
get along with everyone on set because it makes for a way better
experience for everyone involved. I
try to relate my own life experiences or people I have known or come in
contact with through my life to bring to a character to
make it as natural and realistic as possible. It's ok to draw on other
people's life experiences to bring different elements to a character, we
all have had different experiences and quirks.
(and indeed actresses) who inspire you?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Brando, Pacino, Denzel Washington, Daniel Day Lewis, Meryl Streep, and
too many more to write... quite honestly I can be inspired by a total
unknown anywhere at anytime, which is the beauty of acting or life in
general that you can always learn and I always want to learn new things
and grow every day as a person.
Your favourite movies?
Jeez, too many to list, lol.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
last answer, lol.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
those interested in acting: laguardiaacting.com
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
you for taking an interest in the film and for
conducting the interviews with myself and other members of the cast.
for the interview!
Best wishes, Tom Scorzone