He played in Simon Scott’s Dollar Baby For the Road as the Old Timer.
SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
James Hinds: My name is Jim Hinds, married for 31 years, 2 great daughters, I am a CEO working for a family energy business.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
James Hinds: I didn’t, but Lisa, my wife wanted to act so I was the chauffeur and basically tagged along. She got a small part, I was there and I was asked if I wanted a part as an extra, “As long as you wear the outfit you wore last night.” (Cowboy hat and barn coat)
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
James Hinds: Our first night there and they were filming at the Mt Hood National Forest. He liked my cow boy look so It was just because I was there. Simon told the staff, the Old Timer, sorry Jim that’s you, is going to be over here. Old Timer? Say what? Lol
SKSM: You worked with Simon Scott on this film, how was that?
James Hinds: It was great. My first time on set and it was fascinating to begin to appreciate all that goes in to the filming.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
James Hinds: When Lisa completed her part and she came over and sat down and said that’s it, I did it. It was the first take of many but we didn’t know!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
James Hinds: I saw Gwen when she came to Maine to a film festival.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
James Hinds: Work, hobbies, I was an extra on Signed, an independent series on Amazon in which Lisa has a part.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
James Hinds: I’ve moved 33 times.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
James Hinds: If you’ve been thinking about trying acting, do it, it’s a hoot and you’ll be amazed by the people you meet.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
James Hinds: As a Manager of people I find the process of Directing remarkably similar.