Steve A Guynn
He played in Sammy Bates’ The Reaper’s Image as The Reaper.
SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Steve A Guynn: My name is Steve Guynn, I’m an actor, skateboarder, writer, guitarist, and painter.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Steve A Guynn: In 2003, I had enough credits to transfer from Lexington Community College to the University of Kentucky. I changed my major to theatre then, and have kept going with it.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The reaper’s image Dollar Baby film?
Steve A Guynn: I know Kenny Bates and Sammy Bates pretty well, we’ve worked on other projects together. I like working with those guys. They asked me if I wanted to play the Grim Reaper in a movie that is an adaptation of a Stephen King short story. I said “Oh Yeah!!”
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Steve A Guynn: We all have dark thoughts that cross our mind, Stephen King is good at focusing on those type of thoughts and bringing them out into the world. I think people can relate to this story because it is atmospheric, the setting is perfect for getting your imagination going, and that’s what people feel when they read the story, they know something bad is going to happen.
SKSM: You worked with Sammy Bates on this film, how was that?
Steve A Guynn: Sammy, Kenny, and Kristen are great to work with. They have a good thing going. People want to get involved with their production company because they know they finish what they start, and they’re a good creative team to work with.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Steve A Guynn: During the final scene, we wanted to get the shot of my cloak sweeping across the screen just right, and it was dark in the room where we were filming, so I kept sweeping my cloak over the camera guy and some of the crew. It was pretty funny at the time.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Steve A Guynn: I keep in touch with Kenny and Kristen pretty regularly. We’re all friends on Facebook, so that’s a good way to keep up with people and see what they’re doing these days.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Steve A Guynn: I’m in a feature length movie titled ‘Black Mamba’, another feature length after that titled ‘Immaculate Possession’, and another feature length after that titled ‘The Occasion’. Those are all going into production this year.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Steve A Guynn: Absolutely. I just bought his anthology titled ‘Bazaar of Bad Dreams’. Dude can write.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Steve A Guynn: I was into skydiving for years. I like jumping out of airplanes. I quit skydiving in 2007 when I started paying back student loans.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Steve A Guynn: Keep on doing what you like to do. There are times in life when you will get too busy to do the things you like to do, it is then that you have to make time. Don’t be intimidated by the thought of stress, or other people’s judgements, you got to keep on rolling.