He played in Tyson Steigers’s Dollar Baby In The Cutting Room as Howard Randall Cottrell.
SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Eddie Eagle: “I’m mainly a voice actor these days although I’ve been in a number of commercials, short films and movies. I live in Washington state and also distribute new and used DVDs, CDs and Videogames. I moved to the Northwest from Chicago so I could windsurf more often in the Columbia River Gorge which is Mecca for windsurfers around the world. I’ve lived in many states here in the US and have traveled abroad.”
SKSM: How did you become involved in The Cutting Room?
Eddie Eagle: “I was cast into another project that Tyson did at the Art Institute of Portland. Tyson was getting ready to do In The Cutting Room after that project and liked what I did. So he contacted me asking if I would like to do the part. Being a real fan of horror, how could I say no? Well,… that answers question 2 and 3 🙂 ”
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
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SKSM: You worked with Tyson Steigers on this film, how was that?
Eddie Eagle: “Tyson was really organized and his crew was very familiar with the equipment (They shot with the Panasonic DVX100 at 24P) and had good experience so everything technical went very smooth and turned out looking great. He got that film look with shooting at 24P. As a director he was good with both the talent and the crew so everyone ultimately turned out great performances. He was able to communicate on many levels what he wanted and as an actor that always makes things easier and in the end… the movie speaks for itself. ”
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Eddie Eagle: We were working in a funerary services department at Mt. Hood Community College and the movie was shot in a real autopsy room. In the freezer was a cadaver of a lady whom the students at the school were prepping, so it was interesting, to say the least, having her there. Also the last part of the movie where the woman doctor realized I wasn’t dead when I got an erection was pretty funny. We had a prop to simulate it and we all got a good rise from it. ”
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Eddie Eagle: “I’ve emailed with Tyson a few times since. His last email to me was that he was heading to LA for a while to work on a few projects. I don’t know exactly what they are. I haven’t seen any of the rest of the cast or crew since the movie.”
SKSM: What did you do after The Cutting Room?
Eddie Eagle: “You can visit one of my webpages for some of my work. www.myspace.com/movietrailertrash Mostly commercials, videos, movie trailers and DVD release VO work. The internet has made it possible for me to do voiceover work from my home studio and upload audio to anywhere in the world. So if any of you need voice work let me know! :)”
SKSM: A new version of Autopsy Room Four is being made for the tv-series “Nightmares and Dreamscapes”. Are you excited about that?
Eddie Eagle: “Yeah, That sounds like it should be pretty good, I’d like to see another version. If that is the Canadian series, I’ve talked with some of the directors and writers before.”
SKSM: Are you (or were you) a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Eddie Eagle: “I’ve read Stephen’s work and watched more of his movies and stories than I’ve read. I’m a big horror fan and have been since I was a kid. My mom thought I watched far too many horror movies and thought I would turn into a werewolf or some kind of monster. Muhahahahahahaha! :)”
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?
Eddie Eagle: Thanks for watching the movie and asking me to do the interview. I hope you
see and hear more of me on the big and small screen as well as the radio and internet.