Your movie Awesome
Killer Audition - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you
tell us about your character?
is an X Factor-style film, with a difference... you’ll have to watch it
till the end to see why, my character is a little twisted
to say the least.
All that the cast knew about the film was that they would have to perform
their audition piece in front of a panel of judges as
normal, and that the rest of the film was all improv.
As far as I know, the whole thing was mostly improvised. So how
much freedom were you given in terms of creating your character and your
"display of talent"?
Indeed I had the freedom to
run riot, no script, no lines, just improv, and all shot in one long take,
apart from that there was no
pressure. I was advised by the director Philip Gardiner [Philip
Gardiner interview - click here] to try and make
people do things that they would not normally do. My character
would have to turn from being a normal sane person into a total psycho.
Now I'm sure you drew
upon personal experiences to bring the audition bit of your role to life -
but how did you prepare for playing the psychopath?
audition was the hardest part, as I had to try and keep a straight face,
as a member of the audience kept butting in throughout my act. His comments were very funny, and even funnier still, he delivered
them with a straight face, and the rest of the audience were
laughing their socks off ... I just wanted to burst out laughing myself!
Killer Audition was done in one long take, right? To get this right,
how much rehearsal did actually go into the making of the movie?
take means one take, there were no rehearsals, we all met at a location
near Nottingham, everyone changed into their costumes, the
lighting was set, and then it was time, it was as quick as that.
there's one thing that I seriously do not understand: How did all of you
manage to keep a straight face throughout all the proceedings - especially
considering it was shot in one take?
It was hard for most
of us to keep a straight face, but we pulled it off in one take!
They say that laughter is good for the mind and body, and that something
about it takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to
smile, anyway believe it or not it’s very hard to make me laugh, unless
something is really funny, but when I do., my eyes start to
water, my stomach hurts, oh man, what a good feeling. There was one point
in the film where it was really hard for me to keep a
straight face, and I do believe that for a spilt second I turn my back on
the camera to compose my facial expressions.
Now I know you have
worked with Awesome
Killer Audition's director Philip Gardiner [Philip
Gardiner interview - click here] before and again since - so
how was your collaboration with him on that particular movie like, and did
it differ from other experiences with him?
Handy for me,
I’ve worked on other Philip Gardiner-films before, so I kind of know
what he’s looking for. The only other thing I was
told was, when given the nod I would have a few minutes left to bring the
film to an end. I do love a challenge, Awesome
Killer Audition was the one,
shot in one day, one take and improv all the way.
talk about the actual shoot and the on-set atmosphere for a bit!
film was shot in a pub which had a little stage, ideal for the X Factor-effect. The atmosphere was that of nerves as the cast had
no idea of which direction the film would go, or what would happen next.
The good thing was that most of us had worked with each other
before on other films, and we all got on really well.
future projects you'd like to share?
For all you horror
fans, you’re in for a treat!
I‘ve just finished playing the part of an Exorcist in a new movie called
Blaze of Glory, which is a new British horror film, shot in
ten different story segments of about 10 mins each, directed by ten
different film directors.
The segment I’m in is called Wraparound. The film is still in production but should be out in January 2014.
Info @ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2267578/?ref_=nv_sr_6
Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4wXUMKtP0&feature=youtu.be
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Also out in
January is a horror film called Dead Walkers: Rise of The 4th Reich,
in which I play the part of a SAS soldier.
Check out the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mw1WWg_iQA
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