Your new movie B.C. Butcher
- in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
character in it?
film is about a tribe of cave woman who are liars & cheaters & have
laughable friendship dynamics. Love, danger and self worth are part of their
banter. My character, Dina, is proud of her actions and just out to have fun,
and haunting others is part of her fun.
What did you draw upon to bring your character to life?
used some of my harder friendship memories, cheat & deceit, and some of
my own inner demons to channel my energy into playing the role of Dina.
What was it even like to run around the woods in campy costumes like yours?
actually loved it! It was quite freeing. I liked not worrying about
getting dirty. And I happen to be a big fan of leopard print.
How did you get hooked up with the project in the first place, and
to what extent can you identify with the prehistoric and the slasher
am Kansas’s [Kansas Bowling interview -
click here] Dad’s wife (step-mom). I also happen to think she is
extremely talented and would work on this film regardless. When she told
me about her script and I saw the storyboards, I knew this film was going
somewhere. The prehistoric & slasher elements are a great combination.
Even though it is campy, the prehistoric gives the slasher a ‘caveman’
What can you tell us about your director Kansas
Bowling [Kansas Bowling interview -
click here], and what was your collaboration like?
is very serious about her craft. She thinks about every angle of the film,
from her actors to perfect scenery. At only 19 years old, she is already a
pro on set. I feel like I am always in good hands.
talk about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere!
loved being on set. It was fun & spontaneous. I personally got to use
lots of fake blood and the stickiness was certainly an experience. The
bees happened to like me too.
Everyone was really friendly and we were an instant family.
future projects you'd like to share?
next project will be behind the scenes. I will be working on another
Charlie Chaplin Showcase for the Topanga Film Festival coming up this
What got you into
acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the
have always loved acting. I was part of the Drama Conservatory at
Crossroads High School & participated in various musical theater
tours. I did some acting in college, but my focus has been more behind the
scenes. The role of Dina was my first time on screen in a while, and I
absolutely loved it!
What can you tell us about your filmwork prior
to B.C. Butcher?
experience with acting has been primarily on the stage. I do love film as
well, but I have not done much on screen work, other than music videos and
would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of your techniques to
bring your characters to life?
am willing to do anything to get into character. I am an artist, and no
technique sounds too weird. In fact, during this film, on my first day of
shooting I needed to look very dirty, messy and like I had been running
through the wilderness. We did not have much of a make up kit yet, cut to
me using left over chocolate cake & frosting, and presto! What I love
about acting is transforming into another character and letting it take
Actresses (and indeed
actors) who inspire you?
de Havilland, Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Angelina
Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Mariska Hargity, Winona Ryder.
Your favourite movies?
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Clockwork Orange, Spaceballs, Mary Poppins, Modern
Times, Serial Mom, Scream, Beetlejuice, & Adventures in
and of course, films you really deplore?
a big fan of Will Ferrell.
Facebook, whatever else?
Anything else you're dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I started on this film, I was behind the scenes. I was doing make up and
craft services. The actress suppose to play Dina did not show up to set.
Kansas asked if I would play her, I said of course. The costume fit and I
was happy to become Dina! Personally, I love how it all worked out for me.