SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Patrick D. Green: I am an actor and producer originally from Texas but currently residing in Portland, OR in the U.S. I’ve been acting for almost 20 years in both theatre and film. I’m also a big animal lover.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Patrick D. Green: I think it was in middle school when I first discovered the theatre. I was really shy as a kid and it blew my mind that you could get up in front of people while pretending to be someone else. I fell in love with it. I knew from that very moment I wanted to be an actor. Life happened, however, and after college I went into social work, working with children in abusive situations. After doing that for a long while, I eventually found my way back into the theatre before deciding film was an interest for me as well.
SKSM: How did you become involved in For the Road Dollar Baby film?
Patrick D. Green: I had worked on a project the director was on as well before and he approached me about playing the role. I was very excited about the idea of bringing to life a Stephen King piece, and always loved vampire lore so it lured me in quickly. I was a big fan of many of the cast/crew involved as well so it just seemed like an all around good, fun project to be involved in.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Patrick D. Green: I think it appeals to a primordial part of ourselves that is inherently fearful of being vulnerable. To be in the dark in an unfamiliar place and unsure if you can trust others is frightening. There is also the passionate nature of vampires that is both seductive and repellant.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Patrick D. Green: If I’m remembering correctly, the role was offered to me directly without an audition, which was very kind of the director.
SKSM: You worked with Simon Scott on this film, how was that?
Patrick D. Green: Simon is a very friendly, good natured, kind person… all very lovely qualities in a director. He’s an easy person to be around and I’m always excited to work with him.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Patrick D. Green: It was a long shoot in the middle of nowhere but we had a camper/trailer that a lot of us were crowded into and I just remember laughing a whole lot and entertaining ourselves.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Patrick D. Green: Yes, I worked with the DP Michael Greenman on a music video for the band Dreadlight last summer, and worked with Jeffrey Arrington on a film last winter. I see a lot of the folks involved fairly often. I’m fond of all of them.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Patrick D. Green: I have a film entitled Crazy Right that is now available on Amazon and Vimeo on Demand, and then several other films that are coming soon including Escaping Freedom, and a remake of The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Patrick D. Green: I am a fan of Stephen King, but admittedly most familiar with films based on his stories, such as Stand By Me and Dolores Claiborne.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Patrick D. Green: Even though I was on an episode of Grimm, I never really watched the show.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Patrick D. Green: Thanks so much to Stephen King for making it possible to bring some of his works to life!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?