Your new movie The Condo
- in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
character in it?
The movie The Condo
is about a group of married guys that take their
girlfriends to the condo to have a little fun but get busted by their
wives. My character is a real estate agent that needs and wants the best
of both worlds. He wants his commission and allowance.
What did you draw upon to bring your
character to life, and honestly, how much of Baron Jay can we find in
I was able to bring my character to life by being in
the moment and reacting in the moment. Baron Jay is similar to Duke that
he is a entrepreneur and married.
How did you get involved with the project in the
first place, and how did you end up on the production side of things as
I came up with idea of the movie The Condo. I am the
producer that birthed the movie and I had the help of many others once I
gave the movie life... Michael Joseph who is an actor/producer in the film
and really assisted in post production phase of the movie. The movie was
stuck in post production and Mike came along and made it happen
Do talk about The
Condo's brand of humour, and to what extent can you identify with
its style of comedy?
style and brand of humour is unique and different from
anything I have seen.
A few words about The
Condo's writers Bill Dumas and Bill Morroni, and what was working
with them like?
Working with Bill Morroni was amazing. I
worked with him on the Safe House, which he directed and wrote and I
starred in... Bill Morroni brought Bill Dumas on board. Bill Dumas
directed one scene in The Condo
and also did a cameo. He was the guy that
murdered the couple in the beginning of the movie.
What were the challenges of making The
Condo from a producer's point of view?
challenges only opportunities. One opportunity was post production. We had
3 different editors on the project... the third editor was a charm. Nikki
Swarm our editor was amazing, I look forward to working with her again.
Thank YOU Nikki Swarm.
you tell us about The Condo's
director James Cullen Bressack [James
Cullen Bressack interview - click here], and what was your
I am happy James Cullen Bressack came
on board to direct, he brings so much to the table as if it was
Thanksgiving dinner. James and I have Deadly Reunion in post
right now which will be out in 2018. James and I need to talk to see what
film we are doing next.
Do talk about The
Condo's key cast, and as producer, how much of a say did you have
in the casting process?
I hired the key cast before James
Cullen came on board. James was responsible for bringing on our lead
Jackie Moore [Jackie Moore
interview - click here] my mistress in the movie.
A few words about the shoot as
such, and the on-set atmosphere?
The atmosphere was fun,
cool and laid back on the set. We did not want the shoot to end. We wanted
more....the cast was talking about ideas for the “The Condo” part 2
and other film projects because the process and energy level was high.
Anything you can tell
us about audience and critical reception of The
No. I have not looked at any reviews on
the film but when I tell people about it... they love plot line.
Any future projects you'd like to
I am producing two films and starring in both, the
first one is All for Love (music-based drama): Facing rejection and
betrayal from all all angles, a talented producer must set his priorities
straight and regain his love for making music if he ever wants to catch
his big break in the industry. The second film is Contingency Plan
(thriller): A young investment banker wakes up to find he’s trapped
inside his condo with a mysterious masked man that is determined to obtain
information from him that he isn’t even aware of. Thirdly, I am raising
capital for a film fund.
What got you into acting in the first place, and
did you receive any formal training on the subject?
is something I wanted to do since I was in elementary school. I
participated in plays in elementary, middle and high school. I
participated in the Detroit Council of the Arts Summer Program when I was
in middle school - you need to be in high school but my father knew
someone and got me in. I was the youngest student in the program and we
performed in front of 500 people at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan.
I have taken several acting classes with different teachers when in landed
in Los Angeles. I did not study acting in school. I also learned by being
on set as a stand-in, photo double, background actor and studying actors
How would you describe yourself as an
actor, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
describe myself as the very best of American manhood and a love letter
written in secret code. The techniques I use to bring my characters to
life are being in moment, reacting in the moment and the Meisner
movies? And of course, films you really deplore?
Some of my
favorite movies include Malcom X, The
Apartment, 12 Angry Men, How to Marry a Millionaire
and Rocky. I don’t focus on what I don’t like... I focus on
what I like.
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for the interview!