SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Ken Rogers: I am a film teacher at McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Ken Rogers: I do not want to be an actor. I did it as a favor to Thomas.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The man who loved flowers Dollar Baby film?
Ken Rogers: I am Thomas’ teacher and I encouraged him to take on the Project.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Ken Rogers: It’s a simple plot and Love is such an intriguing. Character. Everyone in town loves him and no one knows about his dark side. He is the scariest type of character. The insane guy next door.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Ken Rogers: I did not audition. I did it as a favor to Thomas.
SKSM: You worked with Thomas Magnuson on this film, how was that?
Ken Rogers: Thomas is an incredibly talented filmmaker. Everyone on the crew were students of mine. Thomas had his vision and he was able to get everyone involved to help him fulfil that vision.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Ken Rogers: I think the funniest moments were the people coming up to the actor that was playing the police officer thinking she was a real cop. Her and I were getting a kick out of it.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Ken Rogers: I keep in contact with Thomas. His brother is a senior in my class. I recently saw Thomas in an episode of Godless. Most of the crew have come by to visit me from time to time.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Ken Rogers: I just finished a feature script about a serial killer that I’m marketing at the moment. I am also on my 11th year teaching film to high school students.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Ken Rogers: Very much so.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Ken Rogers: Those that know me wouldn’t be surprised about anything.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Ken Rogers: Keep making films! If you’re not a filmmaker, keep watching them and support the industry.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Ken Rogers: Yes, I’m very proud of all the students that participated in this project. Especially Thomas for all his hard work.