Trista with Joe Cornet
Your new movie Promise
- in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
character is reunited with someone from her past and we're after a
treasure, but it's the Wild West, so we're not the only ones chasing it.
What did you draw
upon to bring your character to life, and how much Trista Robinson can we
find in Promise?
After approaching this character by
trying to learn all about how life was then, I realized I also needed to
concentrate on what we actually had in common in order to connect.
Although I am fortunate to live during this day and age, I'll tell ya,
indie filmmaking does correspond to the Wild West in more ways than one.
I've certainly struggled and had hardships and have had to overcome
obstacles. There is more Trista than I even expected. So much of the
human condition is evergreen.
How did you get involved with the
project in the first place?
who plays Wildeye, had a role in a film I was also in called Echoes of
Fear. Joe Cornet [Joe Cornet
interview - click here] came to a screening of that and then he and Curt
offered me this role.
being a western, is that a genre you can at all relate to?
This was a whole new genre for me, which is why I
wanted to do it. Quite a challenge and out of my wheelhouse, indeed!
put the last question somehow onto its head, how much fun was it to be in
It was surreal. Whitehorse Ranch is a special location! I
was very serious about it at first, but about halfway through I reminded
myself to also have fun. I'm glad I remembered to play.
What can you tell us about Promise's
director Joe Cornet [Joe Cornet
interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like?
Nobody loves this genre more than Joe Cornet. He
didn't need to remind himself to have fun, he was always enthusiastic
and excited. He allowed me a lot of freedom to make choices and trusted
me with the character.
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
talk about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere!
excited to be there and we moved quickly. That is due in great part to
Sam Wilkerson, the cinematographer, who was a joy to be around and a
future projects you'd like to share?
Well, I co-host a horror podcast
called Without Your Head, and we do live shows every Thursday at 4pm
Pacific Time as well as sporadic interviews throughout the week. I am
also gearing up to shoot Terror Toons 4, which is described as Warner
Bros. cartoons vs. Nightmare on Elm
social media, whatever else?
for the interview!