Your upcoming movie Adam K - in a few words, what is it
about, and what can you tell us about your character?
This movie is fucking nuts!! It's an unflinching look into what 'Love'
means. What it can turn into, monstrous or beautiful. Janice is kinda like
a puppy that for some reason, you really want to kick.
did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much of Arielle
Brachfeld can we find in Janice Parson?
I'm glad to say
that I have had very limited life experience that relates to the
experience Janice has in Adam K, haha! But there are core elements of our
psyche, like the need for acceptance and love, that ring very true. A lot
of Janice was based around what she did to her husband. Her 'self' was
built around how one can yearn for love and forgiveness, and believe in
someone she truly loves. I think we've all felt that.
How did you get
involved with the project in the first place? And what can
you tell us about your director Joston Theney [Joston
Theney interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
like? And how did you first meet even?
I was in another of
Joston's movies that had recently wrapped, when he called and said he had
another project he wanted me take part in. I think he had said "the
project is abo---" and I interrupted and said "I'm in. If you
are making a movie, I'm in."
Making movies with Joston is
like movie camp. The characters are always so interesting, and their
dynamics are so interwoven, where it adds some tremendous layers to play
with as an actor. Plus, I have a really twisted sense of humor, so they're
always funny to me. He's such a passionate filmmaker, and his enthusiasm
is contagious. We get to really play make believe on his sets.
Do talk about the
shoot as such for a bit, and the on-set atmosphere?
was like indie to the max, which I love. People are on board making
something happen for the joy of it. I remember just being so happy showing
up at call, and getting to play with my friends.
future projects beyond Adam K
you want to share?
I'm really excited about a short film I
star in called Spiral directed by Mary Russell, that just
wrapped. Consumption, directed by Brandon Scullion and produced
and starring Maria Olsen [Maria
Olsen interview - click here] is now available on DVD and VOD/streaming.
Another film which I had the
pleasure of being directed by Joston is The Letter Red, a horror film
homage to Macbeth, is in post production.
Finally, I'm producing and playing a
supporting role in Hank Braxtan's Snake Outta Compton, in
which you will see some Adam K
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Can you still remember your first time
in front of a movie or TV camera, and what was that experience like?
first time in front of a camera, I was terrified. I'm standing there, 9
years old, I didn't know where to look, and I said my line as fast
as possible, and just stood there awkwardly fidgeting and smiling.
would you describe yourself as an actress, and what are some of your
techniques to bring your characters to life?
I like to keep myself honest as an
actor. I have to believe it, feel it, and commit to it. If I'm not 100% in
the scene, I feel like I've let the movie down. But I think that's the
beauty of this art form. You immerse yourself into these emotions and
points of view.
I like to improv a little bit before 'action', I feel like it gives a good jump start to the emotion in the
The Princess Bride and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
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