You'll be in the first two episodes of the second season of Vindication
- so for those uninitated, could you give us an idea what the show's
about, and what can you tell us about your character?
Vindication is a faith based crime drama TV series on Amazon
Prime and its
trending at number one on Pureflix. I played the character of
Officer Horne in episode 1 & 2 as a guest star. The job of
the guest star is to take the plot and help move it
along. Ironically, Iíve been chasing Vindication for the
last three years. I actually auditioned for season one episode
seven. I knew the power behind the series the first time I
watched the pilot. I always knew in the back of my mind that
this was something that I wanted to pursue. I love Jarod and the Vindication family.
did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much J.P.
Edwards can we find in him?
always bring yourself to the table when developing a
character. So thereís a little J.P. Edwards in every
character. I basically added some physicality that is not in
my natural nature, for example, a mustache, etc. I also
studied and watched a lot of police officers' demeanors and
physicality to get into the mindset of this character.
I might be mistaken,
but according to my information, Vindication is your first guest
role on an ongoing TV-series - so how does guesting on an established TV
show compare to making a movie where everyone's equally fresh to the
it comes to making a movie versus a television series, the
really awesome thing about this Vindication
team is they
made you feel completely welcome. Especially Jarod and the Vindication
team. They are hands-down second to none. They
have talent for days and they have the heart of a teddy bear.
When it comes to developing roles for
film, I love the
character development process. You have freedom to be creative because your character isnít fully established
until itís brought to life through acting. You have a lot
of power and decision-making as an actor.
also going to be in a movie called Surge, starring opposite Cathy Podewell - anything you can tell
us about that one yet?
So I just booked
my first co-lead. I star in it with Cathy Podewell. Iím
extremely stoked for this opportunity because Cathy Podewell
is iconic. Iím in constant contact with the creator Hayden
Newman. I donít want to reveal much more than this but I
can tell you one thing, this character is going to be mind-blowing. Iím looking so forward to filming in October
Any other current and future film
or TV projects you'd like to share - and as an actor in crazy times like
ours, how do you keep working?
When this pandemic hit, there were two things I told
myself. One, I wanted out of the restaurant business. Two, I
was going to outwork everyone else, while also helping
others continue their journey. I didnít want to fall into
the trap of negativity that surrounded the world so I did
everything in my power to inspire people to stay productive,
set goals, chase them down and make them happen. That is the
key to any business: work, preparation and timing.
project Iím really looking forward to his Washingtonís
Armor. It is a time piece based on the story of George
Washington developed into a miniseries. It films at the
amazing Capernaum Studios outside of Dallas, Texas.
Let's switch gears for a
bit: Your children's book Lightning Bug Lights has just won a Biba
Award - now do talk about your book for a bit?
A bond between a father and his daughter is something
magical. Lightning Bug Lights takes its readers on a
beautiful journey while balancing a child's imagination
with reality.This story is beautiful, the illustrations
are magical; Lightning Bugs Lights will not only light up
the hearts of its readers, but it will also light up their
imaginations. I remember when I was younger, my
grandfather would take us all out in his wagon and we go
out and watch these mythical creatures light up the sky.
Man what a magical experience it was. It means the world
to me. I remember getting the first test print, and so
many people graciously shared a post of themselves opening that
book. Iíd be lying to you if I said I didnít have
tears in my eyes. I was completely overwhelmed with
emotions. It wouldnít be right to mention this book
without giving a shout-out to my man Stemo, who is my
partner in crime and my illustrator.
- thereís something
magical about reading. Dream big... stay awake... and make
it happen. #Tellyourstory #beexcellenttoeachother
Your/your book's website, social media,
Facebook: Jason Paul, lightning bug
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Anything else you're dying to mention and
I have merely forgotten to ask?
Thank you so much for
this interview. It is greatly appreciated.
I just want to mention that
Malign was a finalist
and nominated for 18 awards.
Also, I want to
mention that somehow by the grace of God, I found time to
start book number two and also I am 15 pieces out from
finishing my first feature film which will be titled Broken.
I am working with my good pal EJ a.k.a. Elaine out
of Miami, who is taking the lead on helping me write this
project. Without the people that have been in my life for
the last few years this journey wouldnít be possible.
Without the support of my community and those around me my
journey would die so I thank you all for the continued
support and I look forward to 2021.
wouldnít be complete without giving a few shout outs to
name a few people who have not only inspired me but also
helped influence my career path. Roni. ARG Studios in
New York City. Kelly out of Vegas in the Film Factory,
Risa, thank you for all the help on auditions. Adam,
youíre always there man just to talk and guide. Jarod and the whole Vindication crew, Stemo Art and my agent
Newton Agency. My family, friends, and my dog. And I also have to
give thanks to the man upstairs because without him I am
Thanks for the