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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 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…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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For more information and/or to reach out to Troy:

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

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC–SUonw-879RTmTwI_NRtg?app=desktop

 

 

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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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For more information and/or to reach out to Eddie:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tom.jone.9619

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

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

 

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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.