Your upcoming movie Ayla - in a few words, what will it be
about, and what can you tell us about your character in it?
I play the title character - Ayla - who is a memory to her brother.
Ayla died when he was young and he grows up wondering what she would have
been like and obsessing about her. He finds a way to bring her back to
life and he's not sure entirely who or what he's brought back into this
world. Am I his sister's soul? Or something much darker...?
do you prepare for your role, and what will you draw upon to bring her to
This is going to be dialog light and movement heavy.
I'm not going to lie, I LOVE roles like this, since my background is as a
dancer. Body language is my first language and my favourite dialect to
communicate in. I think with this strength I have in my non verbal
communications that I can bring something unusual and unsettling to the
How did you become involved with the project in
the first place?
Elias [Elias interview - click
here] initially contacted me and offered to let me read the script.
It's such an interesting piece, spanning body horror, supernatural and
character study that I read the whole thing in the bathtub and didn't
notice that the water was ice cold and I was a giant prune when I was
done. I was disturbed and enchanted by this tortured character.
Having made quite a name of yourself in
the horror genre, to what extent could you identify with
the film's approach to horror?
I think the 'what ifs' of
the human mind are some of the worst torture we inflict on ourselves. The
probability analysis we do in our heads can border on obsessive and this
illustrates this in the extreme. I find this a subject and story I've not
had a chance to tell yet, and it's like a melancholy fairy tale almost,
not unlike the ones I used to gravitate towards as a child, so to play it
out of a lager audience is very appealing to me.
What can you tell us
about your director Elias [Elias
interview - click here], and how closely do the two of you work together
Elias has been great! I love his
enthusiasm for this project and I'm flattered and excited to work on it.
I'm hoping he lets me put some music on and do some movement while he
shouts out direction so I can show him some quirks and physical movements
I have for Ayla.
I know, the film's still in its fundraising stages as we speak - are you
in any way involved in the fundraising efforts, and any idea what the
schedule is yet?
The Kickstarter was launched this week!
I'm hoping people will see this and be intrigued enough to help back this
strange and lovely story. I've contributed a few perks, but I have faith
people will want to see a unique story and forgo their morning $5 latte
and maybe throw us a few bones here and there...
Any future projects beyond Ayla
you'd like to share?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results?
The links below
will take you
I just wrapped on Frankenstein Created Bikers, Innsmouth, Straight To Video: A B-Movie
Odyssey, and Madre De Dios. Come the fall there is Dark Continents and a few other projects that
I'm not yet at liberty to discuss (but trust - they are cool as hell!). As
always this summer you can find me performing with my burlesque troupe
Sweet Soul Burlesque at various events and festivals and I'll also be
hosting the Friday night at the Vancouver Fetish Weekend in July.
Your website, Facebook, whatever else?
Instagram and Twitter: @littlemissrisk
Ayla's Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eliasganster/ayla-a-feature-film-about-life-from-death-reborn
for the interview!