Evan Carver

He played in Walter Perez‘s Into The Night as Gerard Lumley.

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

Evan Carver: My name is Evan Carver and I’m an actor.  I had the good fortune of playing the character Gerard Lumley in “Into the Night.”

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

Evan Carver: I knew that I wanted to “be in the movies” ever since I was a little boy.  I reenacted and impersonated everything that I saw.  In my mind, I basically was Indiana Jones.

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

Evan Carver: I knew Walter from a previous project and he contacted me about “Into the Night” and said something like “Hey man, I have a role for you in a film based on a Stephen King story, we roll camera in two weeks.  You in?”  I was literally sitting in the hospital with a cast on my leg from ankle surgery I had the week before when I got that message from Walter, but it was a no-brainer.  Hell yeah I was in!

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

Evan Carver: Well I had never heard of King’s story “One for the Road” before Walter reached out so naturally the first thing that attracted me was that it was Stephen King.  Then I read Walter’s screenplay and loved it.  I loved that it was a period piece, I loved that the stakes were high for Lumley and of course I was intrigued as to how they were going to pull off a blizzard in So Cal in March.

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

Evan Carver: I did not have to audition for this part, no.  I knew Walter from a previous project that we worked on in 2015.  Fortunately we became friends on set that day and exchanged info.  And the rest is history.

SKSM: You worked with Walter Perez on this film, how was that?

Evan Carver: Working with Walter was great! He’s a talented director as well as a super nice guy. He had such a clear vision for this project and articulated exactly what he wanted, but without inhibiting my creativity.  He gave me a lot of freedom, which was really exciting. Walter’s knowledge of cinema is so vast you could spend hours listening to him talk about films (and I have).

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

Evan Carver: My first day on set and everybody’s first day shooting up at Big Bear was…interesting?  I guess we can laugh about it now.  Everybody got lost trying to find the meet-up location.  And cell phone service is almost non-existent on the mountain so everyone’s GPS wasn’t working and you couldn’t call anyone to figure out where you were supposed to be.  I was mortified that I was 2 hours late to set on my first day! So you can imagine my relief when I got there and discovered that everyone was having the same problem and I wasn’t actually the last one to find the location.

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

Evan Carver: I keep up with some of the cast and crew on social media.  Or the occasional group text with Walter, Russ and Adrian – they’re always good for a laugh.  I had a great time working with and getting to know them.

SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?

Evan Carver: I have a few projects coming up this fall.  I’ll be acting in two short films and a web series.  Also, my girlfriend and I are currently developing a short.

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

Evan Carver: Yeah I am a big fan of Stephen King.  I actually binge read the entire Dark Tower series last year in like two months.

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

Evan Carver: I taught English in Thailand and lived there for 6 months. And I recently got to re-visit and take care of elephants at a sanctuary there!

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

Evan Carver: Thanks, Oscar.  If any of you get the chance to see “Into the Night” I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for reading!

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