SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Demi Demaree: My name is Demi Demaree, and I’m an artist from Louisville, Ky.
I say artist, because I like to be involved in anything that is creative. My main focus has been music for a long time, but I have had the opportunity to do some acting here and there.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Demi Demaree: I wouldn’t call myself an actor per say. I’ve been a part of numerous skits from comedy to music videos etc, but have only had actual roles in a few films. This being one of them, and more recently I played a detective in One Must Fall by Antonio Pantoja.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Maxwell Edison. The man who loved flowers Dollar Baby film?
Demi Demaree: Warren actually reached out to me to see if I’d be interested. I think he just figured I’d be a good fit for the part.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Demi Demaree: The deeper the love, the deeper the hate they say. The vulnerability of the film draws people in I think.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Demi Demaree: No. He asked, and I showed up.
SKSM: You worked with Warren Ray on this film, how was that?
Demi Demaree: Warren is great. He’s a creative guy like myself, so it was an all around good time. Very natural.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Demi Demaree: Well, just like the other skits and films I’ve done, it seems like I’m never truly acting. It’s just more of Demi if I was a flower guy. Or Demi if I was a detective haha!
This is why It’s hard for me to consider myself an actor. Props to the ones who can actually become different personalities and make it believable.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Demi Demaree: I was just talking to Warren today actually. I try and keep in touch with most people that I’ve worked with. Social media makes that pretty easy.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Demi Demaree: These days I‘ve been focused on my solo music project called Ipcus Pinecone. It’s alternative hip hop. Last year I released an album series called Memoirs & Metaphors Part One and Two. I can be found on all social media outlets as well as my website www.ipcuspinecone.com You should check it out!
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Demi Demaree: Of course! Can’t say I know anyone who isn’t on some level.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Demi Demaree: Surprised? That’s hard to say. I’m pretty much an open book, but a lot of people seem to be surprised that I am a cancer survivor. In 2001, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Luckily, I’ve been in remission since 2001 as well.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Demi Demaree: First, thank you for reaching out to me! If anyone wants to look into my other projects, just go to my youtube page Demi Demaree or find me on social media! I’m always creating something!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Demi Demaree: Yes. We are in some very strange times right now. I hope that you and everyone else reading this remains safe through all of it. This too shall pass.