Your new movie Fluid
Boy - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us
about your character in it?
is about an actress who goes for an audition for a part in a zombie film. The audition is held by two filmmakers, one of whom is out of
control. Things go horribly wrong and the pair decide to make a snuff
What did you draw upon to
bring Julie to life, and how much of yourself can you find in Julie?
My background started with am-dram and I used this to portray a nervous
character who was willing to do almost anything to procure a part in a
film. When things began to get out of hand she tried to walk away. In
real life I would have walked away much sooner!
did you get hooked up with the project in the first place? And honestly,
what were your first thoughts when you learned what it's about?
Jason Impey [Jason Impey
interview - click here] contacted me after I worked with him on Grindsploitation.
He needed an actress who was prepared to push the boundaries. I confess
the content took my breath away, but having worked with Jason previously
I knew that the shoot would be conducted in a very professional manner.
an actress yourself, I hope you never had an audition remotely like Fluid
Boy - but care to talk about some of your good and bad
Actually I have never given an audition, but
I'd like to think that when I do I would handle it a bit better than the
What can you tell us about your
directors/co-stars Jason Impey [Jason
Impey interview - click here] and Wade Radford [Wade
Radford interview - click here], and what was your
Jason is very professional. He always made sure I was comfortable with
what he wanted to film. I had never met Wade before, however he managed
to make even the very gritty scenes fun to act. Both of them are a joy
to work with.
As far as I know the film was pretty
much improvised on the spot - now how much of a strain was that?
I actually love improvisation. As an actress it gives me a great sense
of freedom and allows me to push the boundaries.
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
shoot was all done in a day and the atmosphere was amazing. Ideas were
being bounced around, often with hilarious results. It was great fun.
Jason Impey, you have recently also shot a segment for the anthology flick
Grindsploitation - now what can you tell us about that one?
This was the first time I had actually met Jason. I had the script but
other than that I really didn't know what to expect. Jason and his team
had everything very well organised and again the shoot was done in a
very friendly but professional atmosphere.
other current or future films you'd like to talk about?
with Ryan Hunter in Grindsploitation
has approached me about a future project, but other than that there's
nothing at the moment.
got you into acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
I have always enjoyed acting since
I was a small child. I was lucky enough to go to school in France where
they have a much more creative attitude to the arts and artists. Acting
was very much on the syllabus and I guess I knew then what I wanted to do.
I started here in am-dram, but frankly film and in particular horror has
always been my passion.
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to Fluid Boy?
have been involved in several projects locally, but nothing of any great
note. Meeting Jason and Wade has been a real eye opener for me as I can
now see just what can be achieved with very little budget and a dedicated
would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of your techniques to
bring your characters to life?
I like to think that I can
portray strong characters and I feel I have a fairly wide range as apart
from horror I also have a great love of comedy and I suppose my ideal role
would be where I could combine the two. As far as techniques go, I try to
fully understand my characters, but without having to resort to method
acting I literally become the character in my head.
Actresses (and indeed
actors) who inspire you?
I just love the Hammer queens, Ingrid Pitt and Caroline
Munroe [Caroline Munroe bio
- click here]. They have both become icons in the horror genre which is something I would like to
Your favourite movies?
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I have a great
passion for horror, but my all-time favourite film is Ghostbusters - still
looking good after 31 years!
and of course, films you really deplore?
I can't bear to
watch anything with animals being hurt. I'm a big animal lover and I can't
understand why anyone would want to watch something like that.
Facebook, whatever else?
As yet I haven't got an official website or Facebook page.
Anything else you are dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Just to say that I am over the moon about the feedback so far on Fluid Boy. I am very excited to be part of the film.