Your new movie The Pact - in a few words, what is it about,
and what can you tell us about your character in it?
The Pact tells the story of 3 high
school friends who appear to have very normal, ordinary lives. However,
each harbours their own dark secret. I play Vic, Evieís husband who, how
can we say, isnít a very nice man. As well as playing Vic, I am also the
film's producer, 1st AD, sound engineer and editor.
did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much Chris
Dudley can we find in him?
Without giving too much away of the storyline, Vic isnít a very
nice man, so heís a brilliant character to portray, you really have to
go into finer details and research to get the underlying details and show
that on screen.
How did you get involved
with the project in the first place, and what drew you to it?
I first got involved with the project a
few years ago when the director and writer Paul Sutton [Paul
Sutton interview - click here] approached me and
asked if I would be interested in bringing his script to life. I had a
read, instantly loved it and could see it playing out in my head, which is
always a good sign. Due to the pandemic and other small setbacks, itís
taken a few years to finally get production underway. It was definitely
worth the wait and the final edit will be ready for the spring.
What can you tell
us about The Pact's director Paul Sutton, and what was your collaboration
Paul is making his
directorial debut and he is doing a brilliant job. He knows what he wants,
has a clear vision and direction in which he wants the film to go.
Do talk about the shoot as such, and the on-set
The atmosphere is
fantastic on set, everyone has brought something different to the table
which is brilliant. The cast, Danni Shepherd [Danni
Shepherd interview - click here], Ellen Carnazza, Lucy Oke,
Dale Hooley and the crew Paul and Andy Wright, Iíve worked with before
in some capacity or another and between takes, thereís laughter, banter,
jokes and general mischief, but when action is called, every single person
is on it and brings their A game. A relaxed and fun set is always good,
especially when some of the scenes are quite dark and intense.
Any future projects you'd like to share?
Iím also currently working on an
experimental short film which will hopefully be ready for spring also, but
canít give anything away about that and also looking at producing and
filming 3 more films next year, discussions are under way at the moment to
secure some funding for these.
it's been a while since out last interview - so do talk about your
filmwork in the meantime!
Since we last
spoke, itís been very busy, Iíve worked on 5 films, Flower Boy,
available now on Amazon Prime, Remember Remember, which is in the final
stages of edit (my first official stunt role), then Iíve edited a few
short films for a local acting school which have been submitted into film
festivals, as well as working on a couple of new scripts. Yeah, itís
been a busy few years and the next few look to be busier yet, which Iím
looking forward to.
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Iíd just like to thank everyone Iíve worked with and for this year for
having the faith and trust in me to bring their visions to life. Thank
you. Hereís to the next chapter!