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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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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 Crowleys Tomb…Brandon Clark

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CROWLEY’S TOMB CASTING UPDATES: Today I am excited to announce that actor Brandon Clark has landed the role as badass Cemetery Boy Casey Lesnar better known as “Maverick”. Film production begins summer of 2017.

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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-  For me it’s all about doing the preparation before arriving on the set. It’s about researching the script, books, magazines and anything else that has relevancy to the production. You learn particular choices the character makes and you dig deeper to find out why they made those choices. What was their motivation or goals for that particular choice or scene? It’s all about finding out where they have been. What their past was, how it truly affected them. What really fascinates me is figuring out what the characters immediate goal is all about and discovering what the ultimate goal is at the end. This is the research that I have done for every character I have ever performed whether it was on stage, or in front of the camera.  After research it’s all about developing your character. I think more importantly though you have to search inside yourself to see what you as an individual can bring to your character. I think that you learn from past experiences in life and you tap into your emotional state at that time. I think it’s very important to bring life experiences that are relevant to your character. However, transitioning to being on set can be the most difficult for some actors. It can be nerve racking and scary for many actors but again, this is where the research and development comes into play. By being prepared, now you have an arsenal of options to perform on camera and the one thing directors love the most is having multiple options on how to perform the character and bring him to life.

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 Q- Who is your favorite actor and why?

A- My favorite actor is by far “Bryan Cranston”. I first loved watching him in “Malcolm in the Middle” but then when the show “Breaking Bad” aired I was in amazement of his acting skills. He has some of the most incredible emotional ranges and to be able to show them without hesitation on camera is truly a feat. He is by far one of the best actors in entertainment today.

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

A- My dream role one day would be able to play a superhero on screen. I believe with what I have gone through in my life gives me an emotional depth and range where audiences can relate much more than just watching super heroes battle and fight. Sometimes Heroes don’t always wear capes.

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

A- I will always prefer to play the Hero. It’s about their nobility, courage, and sacrifices they have to give which resonates with me. However playing a villain once or twice would be extremely fun.

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

A- A fun fact is that I LOVE to go to Theme parks. I actually own many annual passes to the great parks in Florida such as Disney World, Universal and Busch Gardens and I like to go as often as I can. I feel free and it helps me escape and be a kid again.

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

A- The hardest role that I’ve performed has to be when I was cast as Prospero in Shakespeare’s, The Tempest. Memorizing and portraying Thousands of lines of Shakespeare dialogue was definitely the biggest challenge I’ve ever had to face especially since it was when I was a bit younger and didn’t have the knowledge that I do now.

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

A- My most fun role definitely has to be when I played Seal O’Neal in American Warships. That entire production was a blast from getting to meet Carl Weathers. It was the first time working on a green screen and also getting to kill aliens; it couldn’t have been much better.

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Q-Tell us about where you got your training?

A- I trained at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I received my B.A in Theater Arts while also doubling down with minors in Economics and Spanish. After graduating I also went and studied at the NC School of the Arts where I trained in stage combat from the Society of American Fight Directors.

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Q- What advice would you give to aspiring actors?

A-My advice for aspiring actors is to create as many connections as possible!! Take any gig that comes your way even if it’s just background work and don’t stop pushing for your craft. This industry is relentless and you will learn quickly that you have to have very thick skin to succeed. You might get turned down hundreds of times in auditions but those are opportunities to improve, not times to get down on yourself.

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

A-The profession I would choose is without a doubt to be a Personal Trainer. I’m actually already working towards that goal by taking online classes to get my certification but since I was young I’ve always had an affinity for fitness and it’s something that I will continue to do my entire life.

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You can find Brand Clark at:  https://www.facebook.com/brandon.clark.5015983

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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.

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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.

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A Moment with Crowley’s Tomb…Kathleen Gregory

I am eternally grateful and happy to announce actress Kathleen Gregory has accepted the role as the “Pagan Queen Jezebel”.  Film production begins summer of 2017.

You will not believe your own eyes when you see Kathleen’s distinct characters appearance of pure evil.  We quickly captured her Q&A.  Fans don’t let her innocent look fool you at this very moment..

 

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Q.  Given what you know from the cast & crew posts about CT, what and/or who are you most interested in seeing in the film?
A.  I think I’m curious to see the X Pastor and how he will betray that role.
Q. Not yet having seen the script, as an actor how do you prepare/research your role?
A.  Not yet seeing the script how I prepare for my role is I develop my own backstory and what motivates my character. I know that my character is a crazy killer already and the rest is a secret.
Q.  Favorite movie genre?
A.   Thriller
Q.  Biggest pet peeve?
A.  Unprofessional and not being prepared. 
Q.  Favorite Cartoon Character?
A.   Betty Boop
Q.  Favorite style of music? 
A.  I love progressive house music.
Q.  What’s your favorite guilty pleasure when it comes to candy?
A.  Love dark chocolate mocha.
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A Moment with Crowley’s Tomb…Troy Williams

I am pleased to announce that actor Troy Williams has landed dual roles such as one of Pushers street gang Thugs” and the Evil Witch Doctor “Mortas”.  Film production begins summer of 2017.

Troy tried to throw us a defensive block, but we ran through with this Q&A:

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Q.  Given what you know from the cast & crew posts about CT, what and/or who are you most interested in seeing in the film?

A.  There are so many crazy characters I am excited to see, but I am most excited to see Pusher because he is my boss lol.

Q.  Not yet having seen the script, as an actor how do you prepare/research your role?

A.  As an actor I have done research to learn more about my characters and the film by studying movies with similar characters. I always like to get a good feel and understanding of my character and I feel you can identify quite a bit even without a script. I also watched the trailer to the short film just to get a better idea of everything.

Q.  What is the one thing in this world you are most proud of?

A.  The one thing in this world I am most proud of is being a great husband and father. My wife and kids are my world, they mean everything to me. Everything I do in this world is to provide a better living for them. They are truly my inspiration.

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Q.  What was the last really great book you read? Why?

A.  I read many books, I love reading. One of the greatest books I’ve read is “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. This book really drives home the importance of our daily decisions and what kind of impact each individual decision can have on your life over time. This book was a gut check for me, but it really raised my awareness on being as productive as I can be on a daily basis. This book explains why some people fail and why some people succeed.

Q. Have you ever won something?

A.  I did win a championship ring in semi-pro football with my team the Orlando Rage, back in 2012. This was in the Florida Football Alliance (FFA) league. My position was Defensive Back, or what we like to call “DB”. Still to this day, this has been one of my greatest memories. There was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that went into that. What made it so special is the previous year we went undefeated, but lost in the championship game. I suffered a fracture right hand in that game and it took me a few months to heal and rehab. During this time I was a little depressed and even considered giving up football altogether. I ultimately decided to return and that was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. We won the championship that year, what an amazing experience it was. My best memory was in the Semi-final playoff game, we were playing from behind the entire game, and it just felt like it was our game to lose. We stayed poised and came together as a team, and when my team needed a big play, I came through with interception/pick 6, which sealed the victory for us. I still remember the feeling; I felt like I was gliding all the way to the touchdown, it was a magical moment. I miss my team and I miss the game, but my focus is acting now.

Q.  What’s a Fear you are proud to have overcome?

A.  A huge fear of mine that I am proud to say I have overcome is public speaking. LOL I know it sounds pretty ironic being an actor, but it’s true. The fear of public speaking held me back from a lot of great things I could have experienced early on in life. The only way to overcome a fear is to face it often, so I continued to put myself in uncomfortable public speaking situations to help me grow as a person. Over time I continued to get better at it, but most importantly I became more comfortable with it. The reality is if I never would have overcome this fear, the world would not see Troy D. Williams as an actor today. I’m glad I overcame that fear LOL.

Q.  Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity? Who? Do you agree?

A.  I get told all the time that I look like celebrities. I get Idris Elba and Don Cheadle most of the time. I don’t really think I look like either of them, but I am grateful for the compliments. It just means I’m on my way!

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Instagram:  @tdubfitlife or http://instagram.com/tdubfitlife/

Twitte:  @mrwill1i1am or http://twitter.com/mrwill1i1am

IMDb:  www.imdb.me/troydwilliams

Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=bookmarks & https://m.facebook.com/Troy-D-Williams-Fitlife

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A Moment with Crowley’s Tomb…Eddie Craig

I am pleased to announce that Eddie Craig has landed the role of Ex Pastor John St. Louie (Angela and Preacher’s father) along with multiple Villain roles such as “Evil Druid Monk, Jester, Clown and Skeleton Gang Member”.  Eddie is also part of the crew lending a hand with Boom Mike, or help as a Camera Assistant.  Film production begins summer of 2017.

In between taping of Eddie’s popular videos, we posed a few questions:

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Q.  Given what you know from the cast & crew posts about CT, what and/or who are you most interested in seeing in the film?

A.  Well there is such a wide range of Actors and Crew Talent, if you were to pin me down, I would say “EVERY ONE”!

Q.  Not yet having seen the script, as an actor how do you prepare/research your role?

A.  Since we have the book Crowley’s Tomb as a guideline, as I read I will be able to think as that character when I have a history on them I can become that character. This book is going to make a great movie, can’t wait to get started!

Q.  Do you have a favorite movie genre?

A.  Horror without a doubt

Q.  What kind of music do you listen to?

A.   I am a 60’s – 80’s man all the way

Q.  What is your dream car?

A.  2016 bad ass Cobra Mustang

Q.  Are you a plant person?

A.  Yes, especially the wacky weed – lol

Q.  What is the one thing in this world you are proudest of?

A.  My Son; he’s my world

 

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https://www.facebook.com/Thefinalkickbehindthescenes/

https://www.facebook.com/Eddies-Acting-Guild-and-Talent-Sharing-858037300985242/

 

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