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A MOMENT WITH CROWLEY’S TOMB… Lisa Leonard

CROWLEY’S TOMB CASTING UPDATES:

Casey Jay Moore, Screenwriter and Producer is very happy to announce actress Lisa Leonard has landed the creepy role as “Bloody Mary”.  Film production begins summer of 2017!

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Here’s just a taste of whats to come…..

 

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Now let’s get to know Lisa Leonard!!!

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Q. It seems fans always want to know what an actor’s process is when preparing for past, or present character roles. Take us through your process when researching, developing and transitioning on the set for your character roles? 
A. First I read the script so I can get an idea of the story.  I then mark my lines & record them so I can get them memorized as quickly as possible. The quicker I get them memorized, the faster I can start experimenting with my character.  I also look on Youtube to see if there are other videos of that character to see how other actors portray them (if the character has been done before) just to get a flow of the role.  Then I start researching different looks to get ideas of makeup & different looks I think the character would look like.  Once I’ve done this, I create a background story as to why that character turned out like they did.
Q. Who is your favorite actor and why?
A. I’m a big musical theater fan as well as, old movies so my favorite classic stars of the past are Judy Garland, James Stewart.  Current stars are Robert Downey, Jr., Meryl Streep, Mandy Patikin & many others.
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Q. What would your dream role be? What would you bring to the character?
A. I’ve always wanted to do a voiceover for a full length animated or live action movie.  If I was doing a musical, my dream roles would be Mame, Golde from Fiddler on the Roof, any type of fun character role for a fantasy type movie or, a wacky neighbor or, mean villan that you love to hate. 🙂
Q. Do you prefer to play the villain or the hero? Why?
A. It depends on the movie.  Villains are more fun to play because they’re more versatile but, I’ve played good guy roles too.  I really would have to say both depending on what the role was.
 
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Q. Tell the fans about a fun fact that we might not be aware of.
A. I’ve been tandem skydiving a few years ago & really loved it!  Would do it again!
Q. What was the hardest role you’ve ever played and why?
A. It was a mom role on an episode called “Dead of Night” on Discovery ID Channel where my daughter was murdered by her ex boyfriend.  I don’t have kids so I took that feeling of grief that I’ve had for loved ones & applied it to the mom role.
 
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Q. On the flip side, what was the most fun role you’ve ever played?
A. Mrs. Potts from the play “Beauty & the Beast” and also the part of Dottie in a comedy film where I played a Southern Boutique owner of a store with misfit employees who I sold to someone else.
Q. Tell us about where you got your training?
A. Graduated with a BA in Music from Stetson University in DeLand, FL where I had classical vocal training.  Also took acting classes from a variety of teachers here & attended seminars as well.  I also learned from just performing on stage in theatres but, also doing independent films working with many types of people & directors.
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Q. What advice would you give to aspiring actors?
A. Don’t give up on your dream & don’t listen to dream stealers!  Do what makes you happy.
Q. If not an actor, what profession would you choose to occupy? Why?
A. A Veterinarian because I love animals & wanted to be a vet when I was younger.
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 Crowley’s Tomb: The Movie — Coming to a theater October 2017

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A Moment With Crowley’s Tomb… Justin Larsche

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CROWLEY’S TOMB NEWS & CASTING UPDATES:
I am extremely proud to announce that actor Justin Larsche has landed the lead role as the conflicted Cemetery Boy George St. Louie, better know as “Preacher”.  Justin will also play a slew of evil characters which I will not reveal at this time. There is no other actor I trust more!!  He truly is the “Blessed Hell Rider”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWWpZDsN2Ao      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMpf-Syar8w

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Q- It seems fans always want to know what an actor’s process is when preparing for character roles. Take us through your process when researching, developing and transitioning on the set for your character roles?

A- Well since I’ve done more theatre then film I’ll start there. First I get my script read it all the way through. Then I really focus on learning my lines, I’ll find the character more in rehearsal. I read over a scene a few times so I understand what my character is talking about then record myself so I can listen to it at any chance I get throughout the day. Once the words are in my head I can go to rehearsal without trying to act while reading and really discover who I am trying to portray. Being a lover of music I figure who does this character listen to? After that I will listen to an artist or music style through all rehearsal and run time. From there I just feed off of the director, the cast and whatever feels natural to the character. The one film I’ve done I only had a week to prep and no lines in the script. Lucky the director was willing to let me try some improv which turned out pretty crazy seeing how I was playing a sick sadomasochistic Russian mobster. Villains are always easier to play but we will get to that later.

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Q- Who is your favorite actor and why?

A- No way, I could ever have one favorite actor! But here’s maybe my top three: Heath Ledger-not just cause he was the best joker ever!! And yes, that is my favorite of his performances. The things that Ledger could do from one movie to the next from being the best hero to the most evil villain just showed his amazing versatility. He went way too soon! I think he had a lot more to offer us in my opinion! Gary Oldman- because this man is a true chameleon! Fans will never see him do the same thing twice! I mean from Jim Gordon to the pimp in True Romance to Count Dracula I mean need I say more!? Leonardo DiCaprio-because the man is dedicated to his roles goes full into character we are talking about a man who split his had open in the middle of a scene and ran with it even deciding to wipe the blood on another character’s face! That’s just brave acting!!

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Q- What would your dream role be? What would you bring to the character?

A- Dream role would be the Joker on the big screen. It’s a character very dear to me that I have portrayed many times but to do it officially on set would blow my mind! I would bring to it my own inspirations from all the material out there and I surely would put my own original flare and twists to it. After that I would go to town!

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Q- Do you prefer to play the villain or the hero? Why?

A-Hero or villain hummm, well a few years ago I’d say villain, villain, and villain again! But I find the hero to be more of a challenge honestly. I like a challenge but my God the villain certainly is fun to play!!! I think we shall call this a 50/50 heads or tails proposition.

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Q- Tell the fans about a fun fact that we might not be aware of.

A- I’m a total superhero geek but if you saw my FACEBOOK page you would quickly figure it out!

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 Q- What was the hardest role you’ve ever played and why?

A- The hardest role I ever played was Justin Larsche’s real life. Acting is only hard if you let it. But if that’s not the answer you’re quite looking for then I’d say Larry from Patrick Marbers Closer. It was my first onstage production. It was 10 of 12 scenes and a few of those scenes were very emotionally driven!

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QOn the flip side, what was the most fun role you’ve ever played?

A- I’d have to say also Larry from Closer though it was an emotional rollercoaster. It was an experience like I’ve never had before and that’s hard to top!

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Q-Tell us about where you got your training?

A- I got my training from sitting on my ass watching tons of TV. Sound like a joke? It’s not!!! I didn’t realize I was acting my whole life through TV and movies. I study the great actors and their performances over and over wanting to do what they were doing. I also studied bad actors and I learned over time what not to do! I work very hard memorizing movie lines until it comes natural to me. I would also work on body movements and I would stare in the mirror for hours practicing facial expressions. Now I’m training by working, doing theater, character gigs and whatever gets me that much closer to doing what I love!

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Q- What advice would you give to aspiring actors?

A-Take every risk you can but make sure you have another way to make a living cause this is a very hard game to make money at!!

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Q-If not an actor, what profession would you choose to occupy? Why?

A- Well I’ve done pool construction for the past 15 years, soooooo not that!!!  I just want to be in the entertainment field if not an actor then a director, a performer, a promoter, a producer or anyone that can provide great entertainment to people!!

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You can find J Larsche at:Facebook.com/justinthejoker and Facebook.com/heroesandvillainscharacterentertanment YouTube The Trade short film DC. IMDB Justin Larsche

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“CROWLEY’S TOMB” MOVIE COMING 2017

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Interview with Author, Screenwriter, and Movie Producer Casey J. Moore

Q – What is the premise of Crowley’s Tomb?

A – Crowley’s Tomb is an action/adventure/horror movie about a teenage gang, known as the Cemetery Boys, who lead a dead-end life and have lost their faith in God.  They must attempt to save their mentor while dealing with paranormal elements, their own inner demons, the armies of the night, and the ultimate evil.  Let me leave you with this thought: it should be known in the Book of Enoch that “Even Heaven had Rebels”, while the Good Book states “Even the Devil was betrayed” in Hell ( better known as Crowley’s Tomb).

Q – Will the movie be based on the novel with the same name?

A – The concept remains the same, however there will be several differences.  The book was intentionally written more generic than the script, so when the movie was made I could elaborate in detail – such as additional characters, in-depth storylines, more twists & turns, with a surprising ending.

Q – What inspired you to turn the book into a movie?

A – After witnessing the movies and TV shows that are popular now, and many fans of the book echoing my thoughts, there was a major consensus that Crowley’s Tomb would make a much more compelling horror/adventure movie than any in recent memory.  I have learned people are tired of the same old regurgitated storylines and predictable endings in this genre.  I decided it was time for a radical change.

Q – What makes this movie different than other horror films?

A – Crowley’s Tomb is a character-based, controversial and thought-provoking film, with over 150 actors and actresses.  While classified as a horror film, I like to refer to it as a “fusion film”, as it is also an action/adventure tale.  You will relate to the 13 rebellious Cemetery Boys as friends you grew up with, who will take you on a dark journey.   During their adventures, where they encounter numerous villains, they try to sort out their feelings about religion and regain their faith.  This is NOT your average horror film or “slasher movie”, for which I am proud and have no apologies.

I also incorporated the disdain most feel towards Wall Street & Corporate greed, political corruption of the New World Order (secret society), religious manipulation, and the media’s bias rhetoric that is stuffed down our throats on a daily basis.

Q – Where does the project currently stand?

A – We are currently in pre-production.  We are busy casting and scouting the best locations in the Orlando, FL area .  We have chosen Ricardo Protheus Rodriguez as Director; he will also be in charge of all post-production.  Nathan Taupez  has been chosen as the Director of Photography.  Martigan Delano has multiple roles: Co-Producer, Assistant Director and Actor.  We are currently working on hiring additional production staff.  At this stage, we are engrossed in the business, marketing and legal aspects of producing what promises to be an independent film of the highest quality.

In closing, my goal is to produce a fast-paced, roller coaster ride that delivers on all fronts: by scaring the audience out of their seats, providing a compelling storyline, realistic action scenes, introducing disturbing characters, and allowing the viewers to solve the mystery while rooting for the Cemetery Boys.  I promise that you will walk out of the theater feeling entertained, knowing you got your money’s worth and talking about “Crowley’s Tomb”.

As you await the release of the movie, be sure to check out the book’s website: http://www.crowleystomb.com.  On the site, you can check out the book trailer and illustrations, as well as order the book/merchandise.  There are also links if you wish to order the Kindle or Nook versions of “Crowley’s Tomb”.

Upcoming blogs will include interviews with the actors and crew, project updates and much more.