She played in Nicholas Brumond’s The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands Dollar Baby film as Kate Wilden.
SKSM: Who is Laura Mason and what do you do or have you done at film industry?
Laura Mason: I am a professional actress, model, spokesperson and producer. I have earned four “Best Actress” awards in short films. When not on set I continue training and have mastered several accents. I strive to elevate my acting abilities to accurately portray a wide range of female roles with a diverse range. I love to bring to life complex characters with complicated stories to tell. I have been very blessed to play lead roles in feature films, short films, and commercials.
I have had the opportunity to produce several independent films. I’ve also been a spokesperson in promotional videos, and do voice over work for radio commercials. I have also enjoyed modeling and work regularly in that capacity. I pride myself on a professional work ethic and fully immerse myself into every role.
SKSM: When did you decide that acting was your mission?
Laura Mason: I was raised in a musical family in the small town of Tillamook, Oregon. Through the inspiration and support of my family I started acting, singing, and performing dance at a young age. I continued to study and perform in college at University of Oregon where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in dance. Currently I am a Social Worker and I love working for the community.
After college, I continued my pursuit of modeling and acting. If I wasn’t involved in a local film or commercial, I was taking acting classes, reading books about acting, and seeking collaboration with other actors and film makers.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The man who would not shake hands Dollar Baby film?
Laura Mason: I auditioned and was cast to play the role – Kate Wilden
SKSM: Why do you think people like this story so much?
Laura Mason: This story has a twist. It is an interesting tale about a man who chooses not to touch others because his touch brings death.
SKSM: Can you tell us about the filming steps? Funny things that happened so far (bloopers, etc).
Laura Mason: Being a part of this film helped me form connections with people who love performance as much as I do. It was fun to collaborate with film makers and other actors, because each one brings a unique perspective to the process.
SKSM: How do you describe your experience in this film on a scale of 1 to 5?
Laura Mason: I would say five during the production of the film.
SKSM: What is next for Lauran Mason?
Laura Mason: I am a passionate storyteller. Acting provides for me a creative outlet that allows me to connect with audiences and temporarily enrich their lives. I love working with like-minded individuals and collaborating on new projects. I recently completed a film, “The Reckoning”, with a good friend of mine where co-produced and also played a lead role. This project taught me the entire process of making a film from start to finish. From the script, to production, to the editing room and everything and everyone in between. This experience really made me see the many different sides of the film industry. In my next film I play Amelia, head witch, in “The Witch of Wander Lane” with Zepstone Media. I am beyond excited to bring this ruthless and complex character to life.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen Kings work?
Laura Mason: Most definitely. My favorite film of his is “The Shining”.
SKSM: If you were offered a role in a film based on a work by Stephen King, which would you choose?
Laura Mason: “The Shining” – I would love to play the female version of Jack Torrance played by Jack Nicholson.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Laura Mason: I’m not only an actress but I am also a producer. I love working with like-minded individuals and collaborating on new projects. I recently completed a film, “The Reckoning”, with a good friend of mine where co-produced and also played a lead role. This project taught me the entire process of making a film from start to finish. From the script, to production, to the editing room and everything and everyone in between. This experience really made me see the many different sides of the film industry.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want
to say to the fans that read this interview?
Laura Mason: The challenges of being an actor require practice, patience, and dedication. The inner dialogue and self-criticism can sometimes get in the way of creativity. When creating, I immerse myself into my craft and sharing that can be a form of vulnerability. I have learned to let go of me as a person so I can become a better story teller. To all the aspiring actors who sometimes hit the wall, believe in your strengths and keep the movement towards making your dream a reality.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Laura Mason: Not at this time. Thank you for this opportunity!