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He played in Walter Perez‘s Into The Night as Gerard Lumley.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Evan Carver: My name is Evan Carver and I’m an actor.  I had the good fortune of playing the character Gerard Lumley in “Into the Night.”

SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?

Evan Carver: I knew that I wanted to “be in the movies” ever since I was a little boy.  I reenacted and impersonated everything that I saw.  In my mind, I basically was Indiana Jones.

SKSM: How did you become involved in Into The Night Dollar Baby film?

Evan Carver: I knew Walter from a previous project and he contacted me about “Into the Night” and said something like “Hey man, I have a role for you in a film based on a Stephen King story, we roll camera in two weeks.  You in?”  I was literally sitting in the hospital with a cast on my leg from ankle surgery I had the week before when I got that message from Walter, but it was a no-brainer.  Hell yeah I was in!

SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?

Evan Carver: Well I had never heard of King’s story “One for the Road” before Walter reached out so naturally the first thing that attracted me was that it was Stephen King.  Then I read Walter’s screenplay and loved it.  I loved that it was a period piece, I loved that the stakes were high for Lumley and of course I was intrigued as to how they were going to pull off a blizzard in So Cal in March.

SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?

Evan Carver: I did not have to audition for this part, no.  I knew Walter from a previous project that we worked on in 2015.  Fortunately we became friends on set that day and exchanged info.  And the rest is history.

SKSM: You worked with Walter Perez on this film, how was that?

Evan Carver: Working with Walter was great! He’s a talented director as well as a super nice guy. He had such a clear vision for this project and articulated exactly what he wanted, but without inhibiting my creativity.  He gave me a lot of freedom, which was really exciting. Walter’s knowledge of cinema is so vast you could spend hours listening to him talk about films (and I have).

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Evan Carver: My first day on set and everybody’s first day shooting up at Big Bear was…interesting?  I guess we can laugh about it now.  Everybody got lost trying to find the meet-up location.  And cell phone service is almost non-existent on the mountain so everyone’s GPS wasn’t working and you couldn’t call anyone to figure out where you were supposed to be.  I was mortified that I was 2 hours late to set on my first day! So you can imagine my relief when I got there and discovered that everyone was having the same problem and I wasn’t actually the last one to find the location.

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Evan Carver: I keep up with some of the cast and crew on social media.  Or the occasional group text with Walter, Russ and Adrian – they’re always good for a laugh.  I had a great time working with and getting to know them.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Evan Carver: I have a few projects coming up this fall.  I’ll be acting in two short films and a web series.  Also, my girlfriend and I are currently developing a short.

SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?

Evan Carver: Yeah I am a big fan of Stephen King.  I actually binge read the entire Dark Tower series last year in like two months.

SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Evan Carver: I taught English in Thailand and lived there for 6 months. And I recently got to re-visit and take care of elephants at a sanctuary there!

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?

Evan Carver: Thanks, Oscar.  If any of you get the chance to see “Into the Night” I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for reading!

 

She played in Landon Kestlinger’s Dollar Baby The Reach as Annabell.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Iona MacRitchie: Hello, I’m Iona MacRitchie. I’m a student at the University of Glasgow studying Film and Television and Digital Media studies.

SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?

Iona MacRitchie: I actually became an actress in the production by complete accident. I was the producer in the short film, but since the part had very few lines I offered to do it! Before ‘The Reach’ I have typically been behind the camera rather than in front of it, but all in all it was a nice change.

SKSM: How did you become involved in The Reach Dollar Baby film?

Iona MacRitchie: I got involved with ‘The Reach’ through Glasgow University Student TV (GUST) where I met Landon (Director) on his semester abroad from the US. Landon had his head straight about a short film he wanted to make, and honestly his drive made me want to throw myself in and get involved.

SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?

Iona MacRitchie: Although I may be entirely bias, I think that a Scottish production is always going to draw audiences in. Scotland has the most beautiful scenery which makes filming even more enjoyable. The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond are an encapsulating view and honestly these scenes were my favourite part of the production and made the film into something special.

SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?

Iona MacRitchie: I didn’t have to audition for the part no, It was more of a spontaneous decisión to try out the role.

SKSM: You worked with Landon Kestlinger on this film, how was that?

Iona MacRitchie: Working with Landon was a pleasure. He knew what the want, how he wanted to go about it and let me as the Producer help make that happen.

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Iona MacRitchie: Anyone that knows me well knows I don’t cope with the Scottsish weather at all. Despite this Landon has a very clear idea that in one his scenes, my character would appear on by the water in Loch Lomond wearing nothing but a White dress to convey an almost angelic look. Standing in Loch Lomond in the middle of Winter for far too many takes  is definately still something that makes me laugh today.

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Iona MacRitchie: Yes, I am still in regular contatct with Andy and occasionally Landon. I would definately get back in contact with the rest of the cast again, they were down-to-earth whilst profesional, a true a joy to work with.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Iona MacRitchie: I am moving to the US to UCSB for a year abroad so I have currently be working on filming my favourite parts of Scotland to make a comedy short film with a comparison to the tropical West Coast lifestyle – but i wont give too much away!

SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?

Iona MacRitchie: Oh absolutely. Although I was made by my Mum to watch ‘IT’ at a very young age and i am still absolutely terrified of clowns!

SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Iona MacRitchie: Oh gosh, this is one of these questions that you wish you were a triplet or had some sort of fourth nipple. I guess that I orginially went to university to study History and Politics then quickly realised that I always wanted to work in the media industry and that’s what I wanted to study.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?

Iona MacRitchie: Thank you for so much for taking the time to read this interview. Honestly I’d say the one peice of advice is just to get out there, carry you’re camera around with you and be ready to capture something, because sometimes the best content is when you least expect it.

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Iona MacRitchie: I would just like to say how proud I am of the team that the film was shown at Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. I hope the film brings as much joy to those watching it as it did to help créate it. Feel free to follow me on instragram @iona_macritchie

 

Title: Uncle Otto’s truck (2019) Bandera de Estados Unidos
Runtime: ?
Director: Dan Sellers
Script: Dan Sellers
Cast: Michael Burke
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He played in Walter Perez‘s Into The Night as Lamont.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Bob Saldana: Hi my name is Bob Saldana and I’m an actor and musician in Los Angeles. Born in Laredo, Texas and spent school years in San Antonio.

SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?

Bob Saldana: I used to think when I was 6 and watching Shirley Temple movies I’d like to do that.  After seeing several films I thought I would have to remember all those lines and shoot the film in one take no way I can do that! When I got older I realized film making is an assembly process. So I decided to put my foot in the water.

SKSM: How did you become involved in Into The Night Dollar Baby film?

Bob Saldana: I had met Actor, Director, Writer Walter Perez through actress Mariana Novak’s invitation to a play they were in….then went to a Photo Gallery showing at Verloren studios. A nice friendship ensued then one day Mr. Perez asked if I would be interested in appearing in a film project he was developing. I jumped at the opportunity and came on board.

SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?

Bob Saldana: Well to say the least Steven Kings tales are frightening and endearing at the same time. Into the Night has characters and cinematography based on one such story that draws you in and the only thing you can  sense is something bad is going to happen if you close your eyes… which even today is still very possible…

SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?

Bob Saldana: Like I said before…I believe I got offered the part straight away although Mr. Perez may have seen me in a play I was doing in Hollywood at the Berubian Theater.

SKSM: You worked with Walter Perez on this film, how was that?

Bob Saldana: It was as a great experience.  I had an idea of who my character was but he gave me directions that encouraged  me to go a little outside my acting box… and he kept turning it up…

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Bob Saldana: Well I do like to joke around, comedy is in my nature and when I got to set I told some of the crew I was the fire marshal and would be making sure PA’s didn’t burn down  the set.

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Bob Saldana: Adrian DeLeon is someone I see from time to time auditioning in Hollywood. So we chat and plan to work on something in the future. I chime in on Walter Perez tweet’s and passion for the craft associated with working in Hollywood.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Bob Saldana: I perform, produce and songwrite  with The B&C Band and plan to go into studio soon and continue auditioning.

SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?

Bob Saldana: Yes I am, Stephen King writes some pretty  dark stuff for living in a beautiful snowy wooded location… Misery was a favorite film that was tortuous to watch. To think a fan could love  their idol so much as to hurt them… and try to intertwine themselves with their creative process. OUCH!

SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Bob Saldana: I started out interested in art in grade school dreamed about becoming a car designer after GM came to our school and gave us design kits, but moved to California after High School and my first job here was picking tomatoes in Dixon, California for $1.00 an hour sun up to sun down and slept in the bed of a pickup  truck..but I never worried much about it and met some salt of the earth people… ha ha ha…

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?

Bob Saldana: Hope you enjoy the film and look forward to hearing from them.

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Bob Saldana: I want to thank everyone involved on the film for the wonderful experience I had in making this beautiful Motion Picture… Peace and Love… see you at the Movies.

 

He played in Walter Perez‘s Into The Night as Sheriff.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Drew Macias: My name is Drew Macias I played the sheriff in Into The Night Dollar Baby Film  directed by Walter Perez.

SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?

Drew Macias: Growing up I was always interested in performing for a crowd.  Whether in front of my family and friends, talent shows or the school plays.  I was always trying to entertain.

SKSM: How did you become involved in Into The Night Dollar Baby film?

Drew Macias: I got involved with the project after the director Walter posted on social media that he was in pre production for the movie.  I sent him a message letting him know that I would love to audition for a part.  And he actually got back to me and told me he had a part for me.  It was the first role I’ve landed without having to audition.

SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?

Drew Macias: Well I think Stephen King could write a cookie recipe  and people would be interested in it.  So obviously a story by him attracts people.  There is such a slow burn to the story that takes you to the edge of your seat the whole time. I remember reading the script the first time and couldn’t put it down.

SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?

Drew Macias: I did not have to audition but had worked with Walt before and he had seen another film I was in.

SKSM: You worked with Walter Perez on this film, how was that?

Drew Macias: Working with Walter was fantastic.  He runs a real smooth and professional set.  We chatted back and forth before we shot my part and he helped me find my character, so I felt very prepared on set.

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Drew Macias: Not too funny, but one take I remember I had to lean over the whole time because my jacket was stuck on the edge of the bar.  Even drinking was hard, because I couldn’t lean back.

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Drew Macias: I keep in contact with the Director Walter. He is a great dude and talented so Im hoping to ride his coattails… hahaha.  You know, they say you are who you hang out with so Walter will always be someone I keep in touch with.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Drew Macias: I actually just wrote my first short.  So I’m looking to get that made soon. But I’m always working on honing my acting skills Ive filmed a few project since working on Into The Night.

SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?

Drew Macias: Growing up I was terrified by even just his name.  But love his work.  Im definitely drawn more to stories like Shawshank, Green Mile, Stand By Me.  I guess that just goes to show his complete ability in storytelling.

SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Drew Macias: I’m actually relatively new to acting. I played 10 seasons of professional baseball, after college. I made it all the way to the big leagues with the San Diego Padres.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?

Drew Macias: Thank so much for taking your time to read this.  Making any movie, long or short is a true accomplishment that takes a village.  It means a lot to the cast and crew that our work is being seen and talked about.  Thanks again!

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Drew Macias: One last note. This was my first mustache.

 

He played in Kasey Rae‘s All That You Love Will Be Carried Away as Alfie Zimmer.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Louis Robert Browne: My name is Louis Robert Browne and I’m a 22 year-old actor/writer currently living in the big apple; originally from Boca Raton, Florida. I moved to NYC for university at NYU Tisch School of the Arts; and since graduating and producing my first play, I’ve been collaborating on new projects with a few of the inspiring artists I’ve met along the way.

SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?

Louis Robert Browne: I always knew. It was in my blood–carved into my heart.

Between the Cuban and Italian I’ve always had a very performative family. None of them are actors; but they sure know how to make a scene when they want to. Lots of strong women–especially my grandma– they fought anyone who dared to belittle my artistic passion.

SKSM: How did you become involved in All that you love will be carried away Dollar Baby film?

Louis Robert Browne: I had read the story before the audition process and I instantly understood why Kasey (our director) was drawn to it. The isolation of the environment and the bleakness of the surroundings in the story are haunting; but what is even more haunting is the familiarity of the open road with no where to go. The freedom to do anything in theory and yet the motivation to do nothing.

SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?

Louis Robert Browne: Because as imposing as the central conflict is, Alfie is real. He is relatable. And his unbearable depression is only made worse by his mundane job selling glorified Lean Cuisines in the middle of nowhere. It makes people think about the parts missing from the American dream; and it makes them think of what’s missing from their own lives. What is our purpose and will we ever have one?

King does such a fantastic job making the roadside setting so familiar to the reader that they take on the pressure of Alfie’s struggle inadvertently. Our adaptation of the script really tried to grapple with the symbolism and Americana culture that the story involves.

SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?

Louis Robert Browne: I was the last submission they screened– but I was called in from a self-tape to do an audition in-person. I was nervous because I knew the role was originally written for someone much older, and that was obvious from the other actors in the audition room; But they gave me the part and made Alfie just a bit younger. Between the massive amount of weight I gained for the part and the makeup; voila, Alfie was born.

SKSM: You worked with Kasey Rae on this film, how was that?

Louis Robert Browne: Yes. Fantastic. She is a powerhouse. Kasey treated this story like a jewel that she took months to polish (literally). She worked on it until it glistened the exact way she wanted; she has a very keen eye for detail. It was truly an honor to work with her and the crew she assembled.

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Louis Robert Browne: You would never believe the movie was about suicide if you saw what the set looked like in between takes. Between puffy eyes, the snot dripping everywhere, and the 40 pounds I put on for the role– I had practically written a stand-up act for myself from all the jokes that were happening behind-the-scenes. The comedy helped get us through the sadness of the story.

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Louis Robert Browne: NYC is one big place, one small island. We all run into each other constantly–and that’s the times I know about… I have horrible nearsighted vision so I tend to not see people waving from afar haha.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Louis Robert Browne: Well I’ve been working off those 40 pounds for a while now; glad the green juice and carrots lifestyle can go on hold. For the theatre, I’ve been workshopping a full length version of my play, “Freezer Services.” Meanwhile I’m in the middle of two different developing film projects, one of which revolves around the world of computer programming. My research process is pretty in-depth because I’m a masochistic Capricorn and hardcore nerd at heart; so it gives me an excuse to study and make flashcards now that I’ve graduated.

SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?

Louis Robert Browne: Absolutely. I mean, his works often scare the s*** out of me; but in a good way? You know? I’m angry at myself because I still haven’t seen “It.” On top of all of that, as a gay man in 2018, I really respect the man behind the work; especially when he knocked that Anti-LGBTQ+ bill in Indiana in 2015. Stand-up guy.

SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Louis Robert Browne: My father used to drive around the country, the same way Alfie did, as a truck driver. He saw it differently though– those roads represent solace to my father I think. An open stretch of road was always brighter than the problems he left in the rear-view mirror with the rest of us.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?

Louis Robert Browne: The Dollar Baby film approach is absolutely brilliant–who wouldn’t want to see their story interpreted that many ways?! I would just say, “Spread the word!” The world could use our generation’s voices and that’s exactly what people like Kasey set out to do!

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Louis Robert Browne: One more thing, just, especially in the time of the “Me-too” movement:

The entire crew was filled with damn talented people thanks to Skylah Productions, Kasey Rae, and Sancha Spiller. I think it’s worth noting that our crew was almost all women (Our director, our DP, our AD, our CD, our camera-woman, and so many others). In case it wasn’t obvious, that isn’t something you see very often, and I think it was really special. Women–especially women working behind the scenes in the film industry do not get enough respect or credit as professionals the way things stand right now.

I’ve been on a lot of film sets before; this was something special.

 

 

 

Title: Rest stop (2018) Bandera de Canadá
Runtime: ?
Director: Stephen Baxter
Script: Amy Halloran
Cast: Eric Davis, Adam Alberts, Lorraine-Noelle Pellicone, Kevin Woodhouse, Chistopher B. MacCabe, Kayla Henry, Alex Gravenstein, Ryan Doherty, Andrew Campbell, Laurent Pitre, David Hudon, Renato Vettore, Winluck Wong, Aly Slominski, Jean-Noël Côté, Dave Galazzo, Ashleigh Faith Williams, Terry de Sousa, Val Mervis.
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Title: Mute (2018) Bandera de Estados Unidos
Runtime: ?
Director: Johnathan S. Bailey
Script: Johnathan S. Bailey
Cast: Ash Hamilton, Reval Welch Jr., Jelani McCray, Tyrique Scott-Woods, Johnathan S. Bailey.
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She played in Simon Scott‘s Dollar Baby For The Road as Lisa King.

SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?

Lisa Hinds: My name is Lisa Hinds I grew up in Northern Maine. I’ve been married for 30 years to Jim and we have two grown daughters. I enjoy archaeology digs,  travel, photography, sailing, fishing, acting, either attending or being a Platinum Guide for Walker Stalker Con or Hero’s and Villains Fan Fest.

SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?

Lisa Hinds: I was at a Hero’s and Villains Fan Fest event and I spoke with Robbie Amell. I asked what was up next for him and he said he was making a movie Code 8 and they needed extras. That was it my friend Michelle Hill and Ashleigh Hinds White and Courtney Hinds all went to Toronto and we were all extras.

SKSM: How did you become involved in For The Road Dollar Baby film? 

Lisa Hinds: I contacted the Director Simon Scott when I found it on Indiegogo.

SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?

Lisa Hinds: I’m sure everyone has a different opinion on this but for me as a serious Stephen King fan it’s the suspense and the characters.

SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?

Lisa Hinds: It was written for me my character Lisa King.

SKSM: You worked with Simon Scott on this film, how was that?

Lisa Hinds: Absolutely incredible! Everyone involved from the cast to the crew made my husband and I feel like family. Simon actually wrote a part for my husband he was the Old Timer in the corner. So we were able to sit at a table in the bar all night together. It was like we were dating!

SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?

Lisa Hinds: We flew into Portland Oregon picked up our rental car and that evening at 10:00 pm we headed out to the Mt Hood National Forest where they were filming. It was pitch back it’s raining then getting to higher elevation it’s sleeting then snowing. Jim looks at me and says Lisa we are going to end up like those people getting lost on the weather channel. No extra water, food or blankets. Just then we see these bright lights up ahead.

SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?

Lisa Hinds: Yes I’m friends with Simon Scott, Gwyn Laree and Jeffrey Arrington through Facebook.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Lisa Hinds: Since then I was in The Doctors Case, Code 8, and coming up I have A Castle For Emily, Peter, Johnny Z and another Dollar Babies One For The Road.

SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?

Lisa HindsHe is an incredible story teller to say I’m a fan is an understatement. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for Dollar Babies projects.

SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Lisa Hinds: My Husbands Family and my Family arrived in America on the same ship in Plymouth Colony in 1623 on The Anne.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?

Lisa Hinds: Doing these projects had been an incredible experience and I’m very fortunate to have the support of my husband James Hinds and my good friend Michelle Hill as we do a lot of these projects together.

 

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