SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Tony C. Thomas: My name is Tony C. Thomas. I work in digital marketing and I am currently running for City Council in my hometown.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Tony C. Thomas: I actually started acting in the past year or so. I always wanted to give it a try, but I was intimidated by the stage. I auditioned for a show and I’ve been involved in performance ever since.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Cain Rose Up Dollar Baby film?
Tony C. Thomas: I was approached by Natasha about playing a part and I reached out to AJ and he accepted me into the film.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Tony C. Thomas: This is a story that is all too common now. I think that people are fascinated by violence and evil and this story gives you a window into that.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Tony C. Thomas: I more or less auditioned for the role.
SKSM: You worked with A.J Gribble on this film, how was that?
Tony C. Thomas: Fantastic. I admit that I didn’t know what to expect, but I found that he was incredibly profesional and knew exactly what he wanted out of his cast and crew. I can appreciate a director who takes charge.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Tony C. Thomas: Trying to plan my death scene as amusing. Everyone was worried that I was going to hurt myself falling onto concrete, but I managed to fall and not get injured.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Tony C. Thomas: I speak to AJ every now and again. I have been rather busy lately and haven’t had an opportunity to speak to the other cast members.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Tony C. Thomas: Primarily, my campaign for City Council. Additionally, I continue to write and I hope to get back into theater soon.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Tony C. Thomas: I am. The Shining was the first book I’ve read of his and it was also the film Stephen King film that I ever saw. I have practically read everything he has done.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Tony C. Thomas: Thank you for seeing and supporting this film. Supporting true indepedent film is the way that these artists are going to get the exposure that they deserve.