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A MOMENT WITH CROWLEY’S TOMB…Christopher King

CROWLEY’S TOMB CASTING UPDATES:
Casey Jay Moore, Screenwriter and Director is pleased to announce that actor Christopher King has landed the role as the Drug & Pimp Street Gang Leader “Pusher”. Film production begins summer of 2017

A small taste of what’s to come……

Introducing:  Christopher King

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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. Taking on any role is like living another life.  Once script is received, I begin to study it as if it were a graduation test and with out success I can’t excel.  Living my regular life as the character before the shoot is the best way to show a true feel for the character.  If it’s possible , to study the character if applicable.  Acting out scenes in current life situations and making the role a part of your daily routine.  Becoming the character practicing emotion, stress and response in body language is all in part becoming the character.

Q.  Who is your favorite actor and why?

A. My favorite actor is Denzel Washington  and Lawrence Fishburn.  Their ability to come to life in their roles as actors is chilling.

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

A. To play a human rights activist in a bio pic.

My advocacy to play the role is my life.

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

A. I can be versatile, as I’m a hero in life, but have a past of being the villain, so don’t get it twisted.

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

A. Being the legacy and grandson of BB King, my world is built from the relevancy and success of my efforts.

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

A. Haven’t had that problem yet. They have been  pretty easy roles.

Q.  On the flip side, what was the most fun role you’ve ever played?

A. I enjoyed playing my self in my last film, “King” a drug dealer/Mob Boss.

Q.  Tell us about where you got your training?

A. Self taught, never had any official film training.

Q.  What advice would you give to aspiring actors?

A. Focus on your brand and keep that first and everything will fall in place.

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

A. No other. I’m happy where I am in life and where I’m going.

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Facebook @kingthebrandofficial Website: kingthebrand.com

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Film Production coming Summer 2017!

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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A Moment With Crowley’s Tomb… Taylor Crumbley

 

 

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I am thrilled to announce actress Taylor Crumbley has landed multiple roles such as the seductive Gothic Vampire “Raven”, Gothic Ghost Hooker, Evil Demon and one of the Cemetery Boys Girlfriends. Film production begins summer of 2017.

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-   The key to any kind of good acting is really knowing the character in your head. It’s easy to assume a character is one dimensional like the mean preppy girl or evil stepmom, etc. But nobody in real life is that simple. You have to really understand every side of how your character feels and reacts to be able to really portray them well. If there isn’t a story behind them, create one. As for researching, look up characters you think are similar, ask the writer how they view the character, and if it’s based on a book READ IT. The more you know, the better your character will be. Once on set I know things can get pretty goofy behind scenes but if there’s something emotional or big coming up its best to stay in character even when the cameras aren’t rolling because it really puts you in their mindset. It’s almost like you’re not acting anymore, but you’ve become that person.

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A-   I have many but one of my all time favorites is Charlize Theron. I admire her level of commitment so much. Most people know her for her lighter work like in the Huntsman movies but if you watch her in that and then in the movie Monster, it’s like she’s not even the same actress. You can’t even recognize her. She did tons of research and really committed her whole body to that role and there is no better way of acting than that.

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

A-   I would really love to star in a drama. I love showing emotion and getting really intense. Films that really show a persons life and real human emotions and situations are incredible to me and I’d love to be a part of something like that.

Taylor Crumbley7. Q-  Do you prefer to play the villain or the hero? Why?

A –  Ha! Ha!! As much as I love the thought of the audience rooting for me in a film, I love playing the villain. They just always seem much more complex and in all honesty are much more fun to play. 😈

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

A-   When I was younger I actually dyed my hair brown because I never saw actresses with red hair. I thought I’d never get any work that way and since I’ve gone back natural I’ve gotten 10 times as many call backs. That actually really built my confidence and taught me never to doubt yourself.

Taylor Crumbley4. Q-  What was the hardest role you’ve ever played and why?

A-    I played a villain named insanity and I think that role was hardest because I had to become so emotionally unstable that I really seemed insane. She wasn’t just a mean villain, she blamed the hero for her deformities, and i felt that deep in the character she really yearned to be like the hero. So it was interesting to learn how to portray all those different things in such a short time. Plus it was my first time doing fights scenes and I had a lot of learning to do. Ha! Ha!

Q-  On the flip side, what was the most fun role you’ve ever played?

A-   Being a bloodsucker! I was a vampire named Valerie and that was fun because I think vampires are the perfect mix of evil and sexy. So you get to just be smug and awesome. We ended making our own fake blood which was interesting to say the least. And messy. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Q-  Tell us about where you got your training?

A-   Honestly I haven’t had much formal training besides my high school drama classes. I get most of my techniques from watching interviews of other actors and reading the articles on Backstage. I’ve been acting my whole life. I started out putting on plays for my neighbors (I have 8 siblings so it was easy to cast the shows 😝) and then just moved up from there. But there is always more to learn.

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Q-  What advice would you give to aspiring actors?

A-   Dedicate yourself and don’t give up. You’re going to hear just as many “no”s as you are “yes”s. Maybe even more. But hard work does really pay off. The more people see your commitment, the more opportunities you’ll receive.

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

A-   I’m actually a business major so I’m hoping to one day run my own company. That is if I don’t become a movie star. Haha. I’ve just always been good at things like that and I’m pretty independent so I don’t see myself working for other people the rest of my life.

You can find Taylor at:

Facebook: https://facebook.com/taytaylisa

Instagram, Twitter, and snapchat: ayy_ohtay

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A MOMENT WITH CROWLEY’S TOMB…JIMMY MANFREDY

I am very, very excited to announce that actor Jimmy Manfredy has accepted such multiple roles as Detective Bloom, Evil Clown, and Druid Monk just to name a few. Film production begins summer of 2017.

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Today we finally caught up to the very busy actor & Sifu  Jimmy Manfredy…

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-  My process is fairly simple, I read everything written for my characters in the script and break down why this person would think the way they do and acts the way they do, all the way down to what their speech pattern might be.  Then I go out into the world to find similar things in everyday people and use that as building tools for the persona I need to portray.

Q-  Who is your favorite actor and why? 

A-   Robin Williams:  I’ve always loved his ability to bring joy to everyone by using his imagination.

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

A-    My dream role I’m a little to old for now, I always wanted to play Peter Parker AKA Spiderman…lol

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

A-    I prefer the hero. I grew up rough and I’ve always wanted to help people no matter how bad the situation, so I like to project that kind of positivity. However I don’t mind villain roles because they always need to make the hero look like one…lol

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

 A-    I am a Die hard “Power Ranger Fan” especially the original Green Ranger Tommy  played by Jason David Frank….lol

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

A-     I played the role of Sam Knight in a film called “Always Live Laugh Love”, that role was the hardest because my brother in the film was dying of cancer which hit close to home for me, my Father and Grandmother passed away in 2009 and 2010 from cancer, so it brought back a lot of painful memories.

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Q-     On the flip side, what was the most fun role you’ve ever played?

A-     My favorite role so far has to be my recent role in the film “Read Between The Lines” an action comedy where I play Jimmy an undercover DEA agent with a very anxious partner. It was a fun and playful role to play while also doing the fight/stunt coordination for. I loved working with everyone involved.

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Q-    Tell us about where you got your training?

A-    My first experience in acting was with my high school theatre arts class and clubs. I also received personal acting training from my good friend Thomas Altman production Manager for the Winter Haven, FL theatre and the many wonderful coaches there. Since I’ve been a life long martial artist I also tried my hand in stunt work and I absolutely loved it. I really enjoy having the ability  to use my Martial Arts skills to create amazing fight sequences to tell a physical story to go along with the dialogue. For me it was a dream com true. In addition I sought out the guidance and trained with my good friends, veteran Hollywood Directors, Actors, Stuntmen, Stunt/Fight Coordinators Art Camacho and John Kreng, both of these men have been a wealth of knowledge and great mentors..

Q-   What advice would you give to aspiring actors?

A-   Find as many like minded positive people to surround yourself with and seek out every possible source of information that will help you achieve your goals and never give up no matter what anyone says!

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

A-    Well in my case, I already occupy my other loved profession, I own and am the chief instructor at Twisting Tiger Academy. It’s a Martial Arts school where I help positively shape young minds for a better future themselves.  I also teach men and women of all ages to defend themselves from would be attackers.

You can follow and/or contact Jimmy through social media:

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Youtube: Twisting Tiger Academy

 

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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.