SKSM: Hi Lisa! This is your third interview for this site. Thank you very much for that! Could you remind our readers who are you and what you do?
Lisa Hinds: Thank you Oscar! My name is Lisa Hinds I am in the Energy Business and four years ago I discovered acting. So in my spare time I enjoy acting and doing extra work. I grew up in Maine less than an hour from Stephen Kings house. To say I’m a King fan would be an understatement.
SKSM: How did you become involved in One for the Road Dollar Baby film?
Lisa Hinds: I get on Kickstarter every couple days to see if there are any new Dollar Baby films being made. To be a part of an original Stephen King short story is incredible.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Lisa Hinds: No I did not have an audition. In this film I was an extra so my role was a vampire and I was so fortunate that it filmed two hours from our home. Also my good friend Michelle Hill flew in for it so we did it together.
SKSM: You worked with Joseph Horning on this film, how was that?
Lisa Hinds: Joseph and his whole team were absolutely fantastic! We felt so bad for them as we filmed overnight and it was below zero. The equipment kept malfunctioning in the cold temps and we were all wearing light shirts covered in blood we were frozen too. We had volunteers holding our coats but by the time they would put them back on us they were frozen haha.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Lisa Hinds: Oh yes! I needed to use the restroom and we did not have one onsite so one of the volunteers was driving me. All of a sudden blue lights start flashing behind us and we got pulled over by the State Police. Meanwhile it’s 11:30 at night I’m covered in blood my clothing and face. The officer walks up to the window asks for her information. While she is getting it out his flashlight pans over to me. The look on his face was well you can imagine. I said quickly we are filming a Stephen King Dollar Baby project down the road I’m a vampire. So he lets us go and I text my friend Michelle at the set and she said the police just pulled in. Guess he just wanted to make sure it was on the up and up. We all laughed for a long time about that one.
SKSM: You had worked in four Dollar Baby films. Maybe a fifth in the future? If so, what Stephen King story would you like to play?
Lisa Hinds: My favorite Stephen King book is Salem’s Lot but when you’re a King fan I’m open to any of his stories.
SKSM: As an expert in playing Dollar Baby films, what are your thoughts about Dollar Baby program?
Lisa Hinds: My feeling is the Dollar Baby Program is absolutely fantastic for writers and filmmakers. The fact that Mr King allows people to rewrite and make movies from his short stories is a testament to who he is. I pray it will continue for years to come.
SKSM: I know you are a huge Stephen King fan but… when did you first discover him?
Lisa Hinds: I can’t pinpoint a time being from Maine we just grew up with the name recognition.
SKSM: What is next for Lisa Hinds?
Lisa Hinds: Well I have supporting lead actress role in Bloodthirst filming in April with Tara Reid. I’m sure more will come up.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Lisa Hinds: I would like to thank you for thinking of me for this interview and would also like to thank my husband James for encouraging me to pursue my passion. To you all I would say follow your passion and do not allow others to keep you down.