SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Adrian Annis: I’m an actor who either appears in weird and wonderful shorts films or plays weird and wonderful characters in such films.
SKSM: How did you become involved into Bike Dollar Baby film?
Adrian Annis: I became involved in Bike via the usual process. I saw a casting call on a casting web site, it intrigued me, I applied, I auditioned via Skype, I got the part and I filmed it.
SKSM: What do you think it is in the story that attracts people so much?
Adrian Annis: I think like most Stephen King adaptations the writing makes you think and question yourself. Bike is a prime example of that.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Adrian Annis: I had to cast by the wonderful medium of Skype over a broadband that was not much better than dial up. I was amazed they could even make my face out to be honest!
SKSM: You worked with David Toms on this film, how was that?
Adrian Annis: David was an actors Director. What I mean by that he was very open at allowing a scene to flow and make minor tweaks with each run though. He let it be natural.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Adrian Annis: Well we filmed it along a country road very late at night around March time. So it was cold and if I remember rightly wet! Now actors can be a moany bunch at the best of times, however one of the other actors, Denny Hodge, does some amazing impressions of some of the main Saturday night TV characters of the 80s. So yes cold and wet but laughing our heads off!!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Adrian Annis: I’m still in contact with David Toms, Denny and Steve. Mainly on Facebook, but also out of the social medium spectrum. At castings, filming etc
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Adrian Annis: I have a few projects in the pipeline that are very much in the development stage. I don’t want to jinx them by mentioning their names as yet….. Silly I know!!
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Adrian Annis: I’ve been a huge fan of Stephen King for a very long time. My first exposure was from me sneaking out of my bedroom and watching Salems Lot over my parents shoulders. I don’t think I have slept with my window open ever since. Plus my fear of Clowns went to ‘needing counselling’ levels after IT.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Adrian Annis: That I’m a collector of cult novels and comics. I even had a 1st Edition of Junk, William Burroughs 1st novel. You notice the past tense in that statement……. it still pains me to think of it’s demise!
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Adrian Annis: Enjoy the wonder of Stephen Kings works and their screen adaptions!