SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Marco Scapillato: I am an actor/singer out of buffalo, NY. Took a serious step back into acting 2yrs ago, and havent looked back.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Marco Scapillato: I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was 8 years old, no joke. I performed at an impromtu improv challenge at my local park/rec center. I had to pretend I was an old man, so I grabbed something to act as a cain, and channelled my grandpa. Everyone laughed. It worked. I got a reaction.
SKSM: How did you become involved in In the Deathroom Dollar Baby film?
Marco Scapillato: I became involved with In The Deathroom by knowing Jon actually. He cast me in a different film he was working on that wasn’t ready to start, so he called and asked if I’d play the journalist in Deathroom, and I said yes, the fact that it was a Stephen King story made it easy.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Marco Scapillato: The story attracts people because it’s a scenerio that we could all find ourselves in and not see it coming. And how it ends attracted me. Against all odds, how does this guy end up?
SKSM: You worked with Jon Ferrari on this film, how was that?
Marco Scapillato: Working with Jon was a great experience, no drama. I was able to let go and sink my teeth. I needed to have that and this was me getting on a set and acclamating myself.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Marco Scapillato: I lost it and broke into laughter when we were shooting. I had to get it out of my system. I ruined takes, but it was ok.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Marco Scapillato: I am still in contact with Jon. We became tight. I love the guy and I run into other cast mates here and there.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Marco Scapillato: Lately I have been busy with acting gigs, thankfully. I just shot three projects back to back. One in rochester, and one here. I also just got back from shooting a project in Atlanta. These are paid gigs with crews.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Marco Scapillato: I’m one of three in the world that has not read Stephen King. Im not a big reader but I fantasize about reading his library. I always wonder where to start. I often ask, but I havent begun.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Marco Scapillato: People would be surprised to know that I am a realtor.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Marco Scapillato:Thanks for listening. Go check out our little movie, In the Deathroom. And follow me on Instagram @marcoscapillato