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He played in A.J. Gribble’s Dollar Baby Cain Rose Up as Harris.

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

Cody Thomas: Hello! My name is Cody Thomas. I’m 18 years old, and live in Northeast Pennsylvania. I currently attend a technical school for Audio Visual.

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

Cody Thomas: It sort of was always something that had fascinated me, As a young kid I had dreams of being a famous actor in the back of my mind.

SKSM: How did you become involved in Cain Rose Up Dollar Baby film?

Cody Thomas: I had known A.J. was working on a short film for a little while before hand, as we went to the same A/V class together. In early June he had made a post asking for Male actors. I reached out, asked if he needed any help, and it went from there!

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

Cody Thomas: I believe, that because it’s such a dark topic, most people can’t even begin to imagine something like that. Because of this, they watch a movie, video, or so on, about the topic. I think it sheds a little light on something so unthinkable, but very unfortunately real.

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

Cody Thomas: Neither I suppose, the script had already been finished when I reached out. A.J. sent me the script, and told me which character he thought I’d be best for.

SKSM: You worked with A.J Gribble on this film, how was that?

Cody Thomas: It was honestly incredible. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Everyone was very professional, and A.J. is a wonderful director. Extremely understanding and kind!

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

Cody Thomas: There was quite a bit of funny moments. We all had a few good laughs in between takes. There was times where we tried getting things to time out correctly, only to end up doing the same shot so many times before it actually played out right. We all had our laughs, but when it came down to it, we got to work and got it done.

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

Cody Thomas: The occasional message to A.J. but still seeing him almost every day in class. And the occasional message to fellow actor Jarod Engle.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Cody Thomas: At the moment, nothing unfortunately. I’d be extremely open to doing another film if given the opportunity, however.

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

Cody Thomas: Not as much as I’d like honestly. I know his famous, popular works, as most people do. Stephen King is definitely something I need to learn, read, and watch more about!

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

Cody Thomas: That as much as I had dreamed of being an actor, I really never had the opportunity before Cain Rose Up. This was the first professional short film I had been in.

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

Cody Thomas: No, thank you! Thanks for all the support, and supporting A.J. in his film, and we hope that you’ll enjoy Cain Rose Up!

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Cody Thomas: A quick shout out to everyone that worked on the film. It was an amazing experience, and I’d love to work with you all again some day!

 

He is the man behind L.T’s Theory Of Pets Dollar Baby Film.

SKSM: May you introduce yourself to our readers? Who are you and what do you do?

Brad C. Hodson: I’m Brad Hodson, a novelist, screenwriter, and the Admin for the Horror Writers Association.

SKSM: How would you decide that shoot movies was your mission?

Brad C. Hodson: I’ve loved movies since I was a kid. I had kind of a strange situation growing up and movies were an escape for me.

SKSM: Why L.T’s Theory of Pets was cancelled? Is it possible for Stephen King fans to see it in a future?

Brad C. Hodson: It is definitely possible! At the time I optioned it, we had wanted to shoot on 35mm film and had a very specific cast in mind. Once the final Budget came in, the entire project just became out of reach for us financially. Then in the years since, I’ve had two kids, as well as other film projects take off, novels to work on, etc. So the months stretched into years. The plus side of that is that video has advanced to the point where I could achieve the look I want for the film while keeping it under our original budget.

But I love the story and I think my script and storyboards show a unique and interesting take on it that would really do it justice. The other piece that is a bit of nightmare is the animals themselves. You can’t do away with them – there’s no story without them – so finding that perfect balance of how little we can get away with actually shooting with animals while keeping true to the work has been tough.

SKSM: Who would be involved into this project?

Brad C. Hodson: I’m going to keep this under wraps for now. If this project does get going in the future, the potential cast and crew I’ve spoken – if they’re still available – would make a fantastic film.

SKSM: How come you picked LT’s Theory of Pets to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much?

Brad C. Hodson: King’s story is such a great piece of humor that turns on a dime into something tragic and sorrowful. There’s an almost Coen Brothers quality to it. It’s also very much a story about storytelling – why we’re drawn to certain tales, how storytellers confront their pain by the stories themselves. I love that.

SKSM: Did you know that this story has already been filmed as Dollar Baby? Have you seen any of these adaptations? If so, what do you think about it?

Brad C. Hodson: I did not know that! It would be fun to see what those interpretations are like.

SKSM: Are you a Stephen King fan? If so, which are your favorite works and adaptations?

Brad C. Hodson: Oh, most definitely. I’m a big fan of his short fiction. NIGHT SHIFT and SKELETON CREW especially. `SALEM’S LOT and PET SEMETARY are two of the scariest books I’ve ever read. As for adaptations – where do you start? I like most of them – even the bad ones. Sometimes especially the bad ones haha!

SKSM: How did you find out that King sold the movie rights to some of his stories for just $1?

Brad C. Hodson: I had always heard that and thought it was an urban legend. But then I read an interview with Frank Darabont years ago and he mentioned it, which immediately sent me off to do some research.

SKSM: What are you working nowadays?

Brad C. Hodson: Right now, we’re pitching a pilot and about to take a feature script out as well. I’m halfway through a new novel and recently optioned another one for television. The feature adaptation of my first book is in full swing. It’s all kind of crazy, but I’m digging it – and keeping my fingers crossed.

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

Brad C. Hodson: I used to fight semi-professionally. Boxing, Sanshou, and MMA. I have less than a dozen fights under my belt, but I loved it. I was training with Chute Boxe when I broke three ribs and finally decided “You know, I’m not really into being in some amount of pain all the time.” There was a guy I trained with, lived in his car and spent all day at the gym, sunrise to bedtime. It hit me I could never do that – and so I could never beat someone who did. Better to write about it haha.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to our readers?

Brad C. Hodson: Thanks for giving me some time to chat. If anyone is interested in my work, the audiobook of my horror novel DARLING here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Darling-Audiobook/B075FYGHFV

SKSM: Would you like to add something else to this interview?

Brad C. Hodson: If anyone has any further questions, feel free to contact me. And if you’re a burgeoning horror writer in any field, you should ask about joining the Horror Writers Association alongside Mr. King. You can contact me at admin@horror.org.

 

She played in Hakan Gunnarson’s Dollar Baby Harvey’s Dream as Janet Stevens.

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

Natasha Quirke: My name is Natasha Quirke. I’m from a small town in Ireland called Kilbeggan. I’m currently living in Vancouver, Canada. I’m an Actress and a Social Care Worker.

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

Natasha Quirke: I knew from a very young age. My mom encouraged my dream by getting me into Drama & Theatre studies classes and it continued from there. I loved old black & white movies, after school, I would run home and try to watch them before dinner was ready. I was always singing or dancing and playing with my imaginary friends. (giggle)

SKSM: How did you become involved in Harvey’s Dream Dollar Baby film?

Natasha Quirke: I auditioned for the role via Vancouver Film School nearing the end of 2010. I booked the part from there.

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

Natasha Quirke: It’s been quite a few years since shooting Harvey’s Dream, for me, at the time it was to gain experience and strengthen my acting resume. Anything related to Stephen King would be a no brainer. Anything suspenseful will intrigue people.

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

Natasha Quirke: I auditioned for the role.

SKSM: You worked with Hakan Gunnarson on this film, how was that?

Natasha Quirke: It was a pleasure to work with Hakan, it’s always fun to join a new set and meet new cast & crew. Everyone worked well together.

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

Natasha Quirke: Oh my goodness, It’s been so long. I enjoyed all of the shoots. I remember a scene in the bedroom where my character talks to her husband, she gets emotional as she is about to tell him something she has done. It was an emotional scene, the other cast member added to it and it turned out well.

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

Natasha Quirke: Not really, we all know each other but have moved on to other productions since. I haven’t had an opportunity since then to work with the team.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Natasha Quirke: I’m writing my own short film. Hopefully, we get to shoot that in the next few months. I’m actively auditioning and looking forward to new roles coming my way.

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

Natasha Quirke: Absolutely!!!

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

Natasha Quirke: Mmmmmm I speak fluent Gaelic, actually that’s not a surprise. I’m from Ireland and we speak Gaelic.

I work in social care outside of acting and I’m building my own non-profit org to help individuals find their passions and pursue that in life. It’s called ‘Serve Your Purpose.’

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

Natasha Quirke: Thank you for reading.

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Natasha Quirke: Cheers for the interview.

He is the man behind L.T’s Theory Of Pets Dollar Baby Film.

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

Christian Haywood: Hey! I’m a film student in East London. I’d like to write and direct film’s but at the moment I’m focusing on a career as an editor after graduating. We’re currently developing L.T.’s Theory of Pet’s as our graduation film, but we know it can be so much more than that!

SKSM: Could you tell our readers the status of L.T’s Theory of Pets or some updates?

Christian Haywood: So, we’re currently in pre-production, we’ve cast the film and have our location, and are just looking into getting the pets themselves. It’s kind of the make or break part of production, but it relies on how much we’re able to raise on our crowdfunding page; we don’t need much (we’re a team of penny pinchers), but what we do need is ESSENTIAL!

SKSM: How come you picked L.T’s Theory of Pets to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much?

Christian Haywood: There’s honestly so much in the story that I love. It’s got this goofy sense of comedy that I don’t think King taps into enough, and yet it’s wildly evocative as a genre piece. I think my connection to the film is really in the relationships between the pets and the owners. I come from a broken home and it’s not hard to see the story as a tackling of parents leaving, which seems to be one of these themes King unconsciously writes about.

SKSM: It is L.T’s Theory of Pets your debut as a director?

Christian Haywood: It’s not, I’ve been directing since I left High School, I’ve produced, written and directed a few pieces for university work, but in my spare time over the last 3 years I’ve made two shorts; one was a John Hughes-style high school spoof about cheating your exams and the other was a film about golf, shot in the style of the Leonne Spaghetti Westerns.

SKSM: Who will be involved into this project?

Christian Haywood: We’re a team of four students; we have a producer, Joe, a cinematographer, Ivee, and a sound designer, Jesse. They’re the best team I could ask for and are pulling out all the stops. We’re also lucky enough to have a handful of other amazing volunteers giving us a hand.

SKSM: How did you find out that King sold the movie rights to some of his stories for just $1? Was it just a wild guess or did you know it before you sent him the check?

Christian Haywood: I think I heard about a school in Wales doing a similar thing, but I was always vaguely aware that King sold the rights to students.

SKSM: How does it feel that all the King fans out there won’t see your movie? Do you think that will change in the future? Maybe an internet/dvd release would be possible?

Christian Haywood: It’s something we’re optimistic about, I guess you have to be; we make films so people can watch them! Really though there’s a good chance that more people would be able to see this at a festival than some unknown thing, that’s the power of Mr King!

SKSM: I guess it’s very soon to asking this question but… where the premiere will be? Do you plan to screen the movie at a particular festival?

Christian Haywood: No plans thus far, we have a local cinema in East London which we we’re thinking about approaching for a (free) screening, but we’ve got other deadlines to hit first for the powers that be.

SKSM: Are you a Stephen King fan? If so, which are your favorite works and adaptations?

Christian Haywood: OBSESSED. I’m actually currently studying his work as representative of American History, he’s an incredibly comprehensive writer of his culture. As for favourites, the obvious three have to be up there; Carrie, Shawshank and Shining. I’ve got a soft spot for Christine (the “show me” scene is awesome), but the favourite has got to be Stand By Me. There’s really nothing bad to say about it.

SKSM: Do you have any plans for making more movies based on Stephen King’s stories in the future? If you could pick -at least- one story to shoot, which one would it be and why?

Christian Haywood: I’m not sure, part of it is really finding a story you can personally attach to, rather than just the concept. I’m not sure if I’m smart enough to tackle a lot of the subjects a great mind like King does.

SKSM: Are you working on another project besides this one?

Christian Haywood: I’m currently writing a feature screenplay which I’d love to get off the ground in a year or two, other than that no, just focusing on graduating.

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

Christian Haywood: I hate horror films! Since I was a kid I’ve struggled with gore, and that puts me off a lot of horror movies. But I do like suspense, one of the reasons I love King’s work; it’s far more about being afraid of being killed than actually being killed!

SKSM: What advice would you give to those people who want to be filmmakers?

Christian Haywood: Just gotta do it. Filmmaking’s not about planning, it’s about, well, making. I think most young filmmakers are worried that their ideas aren’t good enough, which is totally fair, and the more thought you put into something the better, but at the end of the day, if you can’t get it on a screen in front of an audience, what’s the point? Grab a camera, make a shit film, then do it again and make a slightly better one, then eventually you’ll be Kubrick (well, maybe not Kubrick).

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

Christian Haywood: Haha, fans! I like that. If anyone does support or watch the film, whether it’s donating, sharing the Kickstarter on Facebook, telling your friends, or sitting through it at a festival, I’d like to say thank you. It humbles me that people can appreciate something I’ve longed to do since I was a kid. Thanks to King for allowing us to adapt this amazing story, and so many thanks to you for sharing our project and giving us a chance! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again!

 

She played in A.J. Gribble’s Dollar Baby Cain Rose Up as Kate Garrish.

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

Natasha Bogutzki: Thank you for making time for me today. Well, my name is Natasha Bogutzki. I’m a 24 year old actress/ writer/ director from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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

Natasha Bogutzki: It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. However I probably realised it when I was four. And everything I’ve done since has been to further that love of the art.

SKSM: How did you become involved in Cain Rose Up Dollar Baby film?

Natasha Bogutzki: I was reached out to by A.J. Gribble after his father recommending me for the role. I had heard a mention of the film, but it wasn’t until A.J. pitched it to me, and I did some background into the original short story by Mr. King that I became interested.

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

Natasha Bogutzki: There are times in which a story captures the feeling of the moment.  Speaks to an individual, and haunts an audience based on its subject. From Columbine, to Sandy Hook, and recently Parkland. This resonates with people given our society’s state. It’s not pretty.  It’s not kind. But these acts never are. Art reflects, gives awareness, and even brings awareness. I doubt Mr. King never thought when he wrote it of a time where acts like this become a reality. But what if we could tell a head of time. And that speak to people.

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

Natasha Bogutzki: Audition. I remember reading for the role, and was extremely excited to be a part of it. The prep time I did was mentally and emotionally draining before we went into production, but well worth it in the end.

SKSM: You worked with A.J. Gribble on this film, how was that?

Natasha Bogutzki: He was wonderful!  Such an eye for lighting and symbolism. He explained to me beforehand that he wanted to change the role of Curt Garrish into a woman, and after doing some research into the percentage of shooters by gender, I became fascinated with that alteration. A.J.’s vision was crystal clear. He knew what he wanted. Was willing to take suggestion, but at the same time say no. He made the cast feel like a small family for the duration of the filming and it was just an honour 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?

Natasha Bogutzki: When shooting a film this dark, you need to be able to laugh in between takes. Filming can be grueling. It can take its toll on your energy. So, whenever we all had a chance to laugh, we maximized that to the fullest extent. While filming a bit where Kate is heading into the communal showers in the dormitory, I pulled the curtain and couldn’t help myself. Because of the back lighting I decided to do the Psycho noise and slashing arm movement. (Laughs) With all the laughs we had, there’s a probably a blooper reel out there somewhere. But when the camera was rolling, we got serious. And I extremely proud of the work we all did.

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

Natasha Bogutzki: I wish I could say that I do. A.J. is probably the one I’ve been the closest to since the filming.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Natasha Bogutzki: I have been dipping my own feet into directing. I recently bagged my debut and it’s in post. It’s called The Injured Digit. I just started principal photography on my second, with my big one in pre-production for the fall.

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

Natasha Bogutzki: I certainly am! The man is a titan. I grew up watching his films, and reading his stories. He has had an influence on my life. Shockingly I would have to say my favourite book of his is Hearts in Atlantis. It’s so monumentally different from the rest of his canon that it stayed with me.

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

Natasha Bogutzki: Probably that I have this bubbly, outgoing character. But I’ve always been drawn to playing these complex, dark personas. As an actor, they give so much meat to work with. I’ve done many years of comedy and musicals. But this, is what I aim to do.

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

Natasha Bogutzki: No. Thank you. It’s been an absolute pleasure. A.J. is proud of the film and I’m looking forward to seeing it soon.

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Natasha Bogutzki: Keep your eyes peeled for Cain Rose Up by A.J. Gribble!

 

He played in Hakan Gunnarson’s Dollar Baby Harvey’s Dream as Frank Freidmans.

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

Mike Richards: I’m an actor and I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. My professional name is Michael Karl Richards, but you’re welcome to call me Mike.

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

Mike Richards: I remember being young, I guess around 7 or 8 and my mom had a party. All the children were hanging out upstairs. I decided to perform my version of a comedy tape I’d been listening to. I felt at home. I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since.

SKSM: How did you become involved in Harveys Dream Dollar Baby film?

Mike Richards: It’s been a long time, but I seem to remember auditioning.

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

Mike Richards: There’s darkness and light inside all of us and Stephen King has a magical way of helping us get in touch with that.

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

Mike Richards: It defiantly wasn’t written for me, so I’m pretty sure I auditioned.

SKSM: You worked with Hakan Gunnarson on this film, how was that?

Mike Richards: It’s been a few years since we did it, but I remember enjoying it a great deal. I remember calling him Hawk.

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

Mike Richards: There’s a moment where I get stabbed near the end and on one of the takes the actor playing Harvey got a little too excited and actually jabbed the letter opener in my shoulder. I was fine, but I remember Mark, the actor playing Harvey, being mortified and feeling terrible for the rest of the shoot. I thought it was funny.

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

Mike Richards: I do not.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Mike Richards: I work on a television show on the Hallmark Network called Chesapeake Shores and I recently shot a movie called Gates Of Paradise that should be on Lifetime soon.

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

Mike Richards: Of course. Of his work and of him as an artist. I recently listened to his audiobook version of On Writing. A master class on the artistic mind. I also particularly enjoyed Duma Key.

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

Mike Richards: My mom is a novelist (Linda L. Richards). So I have a deep love of reading.

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

Mike Richards: Thanks to all of you for being fans. You are the reason anything gets made. Keep going to the cinema. There’s magic there.

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Mike Richards: Just to thank you. So, thanks.

 

Title: In the deathroom (2019) Bandera de Estados Unidos
Runtime: ?
Director: Nicole Jones-Dion
Script: Nicole Jones-Dion
Cast: Scott Bailey, Michael Anthony Perez, Andrew Bering, Lenox Knight, Mario Rocha, Lucas Sequeira, Ron Sequeira.
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He played in Stephen Baxter‘s Dollar Baby Rest Stop as Ben.

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

Renato Vettore: Hello everyone. My name is Renato Vettore. I am an ACTRA union actor as well as a vocalist of many styles of music. Occasionally, when not working in front of the camera, I sometimes work behind the scenes, working in the Sound Department, and recently the Transportation department. I am Canadian/Italian of heritage and speak Italian fluently as well. I love my dark coffee and going to the cinema, theatre, & museums.

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

Renato Vettore: I think I’ve always been a performer, just didn’t know it.  My first time performing was on stage in a junior grade school presentation, where I played the role of a doctor. My imagination has been vivid as a child and I think it’s still present to this day. I’ve always been a dreamer of sorts, fantasizing playing different characters, different scenarios. Being an actor gives me the permission to play-out these moments & thoughts.

SKSM: How did you become involved in Rest Stop Dollar Baby film?

Renato Vettore: A dear actor friend Penelope saw the post on Facebook originally. She felt that the role was appropriate for my look and branding.

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

Renato Vettore: Personally, I would say that the story is multifaceted. The characters all have their worlds of realities and fantasies. The John Dykstra character, played by actor Eric Davis, is a character we can all relate to at one of more times in our lives. We work at our jobs, but a lot of us dream of being someone else, doing something dangerous, exciting, maybe even go to dark side. Carrie’s character, played by Kayla Henry, is a fun quirky girl, who believes she can be a writer of these fantasy stories. She adores, Dykstra’s written word, and see’s him as her mentor.

People are attracted to this story, because it paints fantasy with reality, which is what everyone can relate to.

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

Renato Vettore: Yes, I did have to audition for the role. I was sent the dialogue, after which I submitted my audition. After a few weeks I received contact from the Rest Stop film production and was informed I had been selected for the role of Ben. The film was shot and in Montreal Quebec, Canada.

SKSM: You worked with Stephen Baxter on this film, how was that?

Renato Vettore: Stephen was a very focused and professional director. He made me feel comfortable during the whole time he directed my scenes. Stephen allowed me to play my Ben character as I envisioned him, but still fine tuning my performance to what you see in the film.

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

Renato Vettore: The only funny moment that I recall, although it wasn’t funny at the time. I had driven from out of town, and was running a bit late for my onset call time. Fortunately, I located a parking garage not far from the shoot location. There was no lower level parking so I had to go to the top of the parking garage, floor #6. With wardrobe bags in hand I proceeded to the Down Elevator, where I noticed a sign saying ‘Out Of Order’.  I had to slug my way down the hot stairwell finally reaching the bottom, to realize that I had left my car keys on top of the roof of my car. I had to walk back up the steamy stairwell with wardrobe in hand, grab my keys, go back down the burning hot stairwell, and down the street to the shoot location, where I was met with 2 more flights of stairs which lead to the room where my scenes were filmed.

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

Renato Vettore: I keep contact with Eric Davis & Stephen Baxter & Chris MacCabe (Boris)

I hope to work with these wonderful creative artists again in the future.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Renato Vettore: I recently, was acting in a new comedy TV series called “CELLING” which will be pitched to the CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for production. I also do occasional background work on local MOW (Movies Of The Week). It is currently Pilot season and hopefully my agent is will find me the perfect role to audition for.

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

Renato Vettore: I can’t really say that I know a lot of his work, but what I have seen in film certainly makes me a dedicated fan, especially, after working on the Rest Stop story.

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

Renato Vettore: Here’s a good one, when I was a teen, I worked in a carnival. On a serious note, if you look at my IMDB page, you will see that my vocals were used in Abbey Road Studio sound mix for the film Bohemian Rhapsody. Readers, please take the time to visit my page. Just search Renato Vettore. I would appreciate that.

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

Renato Vettore: I hope you enjoyed my few words, and hope to be interviewed again for even bigger films. Thank you for taking the interest & wanting to know more about me and how my brain works. LOL.

SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?

Renato Vettore: Since I was unable to attend the premiere of the film I would like to formally congratulate all the actors, crew, and all those involved in the Rest Stop film production. A special thank you to Stephen Baxter, and screenplay writer Amy Holloran.

 

He is the man behind L.T’s Theory Of Pets Dollar Baby Film.

SKSM: May you introduce yourself to our readers? Who are you and what do you do?

Brian McGleenon: My name is Brian McGleenon, I am a film maker hailing originally from the ancient city of Armagh, but now I reside in strange lodgings in London, if you’ve ever read Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House, then the protagonists room is not far off my current abode. The walls meet the roof at maddening angles, and the dreams have the hint of the cyclopean…

But mostly I am a constant reader as am sure most of those who read this will be. It was the script writer of L.T.’s Theory of Pets that first introduced me to Stephen King’s short story of the same name, and I loved it from the opening line, “My friend L.T…” It’s a deeply humourous observant novel about relationship strife.

SKSM: How would you decide that shoot movies was your mission?

Brian McGleenon: I watched Taxi Driver when I was 16 and the rest is history.

SKSM: You had a teaser trailer for LT’s theory of pets and a fundraiser in Kickstarter, however the project was canceled. It’s possible all the Dollar Baby community can see this project in a future?

Brian McGleenon: Yes! We currently have the rights again and we are in pre-production, so please look out for updates on L.T.’s Theory of Pets on www.picturewell.co.uk

SKSM: Who would be involved into this project?

Brian McGleenon: We have comedian Patrick Monaghan and actor Michael McClure involved.

SKSM: How come you picked LT’s theory of pets to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much?

Brian McGleenon: There is much to be learned about relationships from the wise advice from L.T. And it is one of King’s most hilarious tales.

SKSM: Are you a Stephen King fan? If so, which are your favorite works and adaptations?

Brian McGleenon: I am a constant reader, and I still love The Stand the best. Youdont just read ‘The Stand’, you live it. His best adaptation could be ‘It’ the old one, from the 90’s. Or ‘Christine’ with John Carpenter.

SKSM: How did you find out that King sold the movie rights to some of his stories for just $1?

Brian McGleenon: The multi-talented writer Neville Steenson told me about it. He is co-producer on this project.

SKSM: What are you working nowadays?

Brian McGleenon: Apart from the film adaptation of L.T.’s Theory of Pets, I’m working on a feature project with American writer Mark SaFranko.

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

Brian McGleenon: Check out my horror concept art on www.picturewell.co.uk it speaks volumes.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to our readers?

Brian McGleenon: Keep reading the master’s words, for words are his power…

 

He is the Producer of Walter Perez‘s Into The Night Dollar Baby Film.

SKSM: May you introduce yourself to our readers?

Jesus Santillan: My name Is Jesus Santillan and I go by Chuy. An Oxnard Calif. Native. A professional filmmaker since 2005. I’m a chicano story teller with a chicano lens in the independent industry.

SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become a producer?

Jesus Santillan: I became a producer, writer first, when I knew we needed more chicano story tellers. I decided to create content about chicanos. Personal, social, etc. I was eager to show my angle.

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

Jesus Santillan: I met Walter Perez at an event. We both discussed film and what we had done. It was a good conversation.  Then, he asked me for help. Once I saw “Into the Night” I didn’t hesitate to support his vision and the films potential.

SKSM: Can you tell us about your work in the film?

Jesus Santillan: Once we agreed on titles, I asked to bring a great well rounded friend in audio, mixing, and composing. He agreed. I knew my friend would have the right touch for the film. I just wanted Walter to agree, respectfully.

SKSM: What was it like to work with Walter Perez on this film?

Jesus Santillan: So far, we’ve been right on. When there’s communication, and we are on the same boat. It ain’t work.

SKSM: Was there any funny things that happened while filming (Bloopers, etc)?

Jesus Santillan: If there’s no bloopers… then you’re not having fun.

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

Jesus Santillan: My late wife was. Tanya Chavez Santillan, she was a huge fan then introduced Stephen King’s work to me. It’s because of my wife and Walter’s relation to the piece that I became interested.

SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Something you’d like to tell our readers?

Jesus Santillan: I hope you like and support more of these films. It’s with lots of love and passion that we create and tell these stories for all diverse audience, thank you and love you all.

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