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A MOMENT WITH CROWLEY’S TOMB… Timothy Kittelstad

CROWLEY’S TOMB CASTING UPDATES:

Casey Jay Moore, Screen Writer and Producer is excited to announce that actor Timothy Kittelstad has been chosen to play the badass character “Shadow” of the Cemetery Boys. Film production begins summer of 2017.

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A small taste of what’s to come…

 Here’s our Q and A session with Timothy!

 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. Becoming another character is not about getting into that characters head, but rather letting him get into yours! To become another person you must immerse yourself in his world, understand how he thinks, but more important, why he thinks that. To do that research before taking on a role is critical. Whether it be delving into a book, or history, or, if possible, meeting the person to understanding who they are. Once you have grasp of the character you merge your thoughts with his and you begin to “character think”, the person you have become starts to develop his own thoughts. Once the mind has merged the body will follow and you will have now become the role. When on set, the wardrobe usually helps complete the transformation. Which allows the character to flow through the lines and not the acting saying the lines. Sometimes, it is necessary to get in character before camera rolls to have an easy transition. I will many times, ad lib lines to myself as the character to clinch the roll right before going on set.

Q. Who is your favorite actor and why?

A. Cary Grant and Jackie Chan are two of my favorite actors. Cary had incredible versatility, able to go from a goofy ball to a the suave and debonair heart throb very easily. Jackie Chan, was\is, simply brilliant. Not only was he a great martial artist, he developed his own style of entertainment which has been unmatched since.

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

A. I don’t necessarily have  dream roll. I want to help create new things that no one has seen before and tell a good story! A story that uplifts, or motivates, or challenges people to be better.

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

A. I prefer to play the hero. Being the Villain can be fun but with so much negativity in the world I love to play the person people would look up to!

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

A. My first dream was to play professional soccer! At 17 I toured Italy with a US team and in April 2011 I blew my knee out which destroyed my chances.

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

A. On film I haven’t had a hard roll but in high school I had the lead in the senior play and becoming a smooth, cool character was hard for me since I was the awkward dork in high school.

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

A. Most fun roll was when I actually played a villain in  short student film. First fight I choreographed so that made it special. It had an extended woods chase scene with an epic ending battle.

A sample of Timothy’s work-

Q. Tell us about where you got your training?

A. I had taken 4 years of drama in High School but no formal film training.

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Q. What advice would you give to aspiring actors?

A. Decide!! If you want to do something do it 100%! Don’t “give it try” or “see what happens”; decide whether or not you want to be an actor and then give it everything you have!

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

I would be doing entrepreneurial work!

 

Contact Timothy-

Instagram: tjkitt

Website:  sifuochwingchun.com

 

 

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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…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:

Twitter: @sifumanfredy
Instagram: sifumanfredy
tumblr: sifumanfredy
Youtube: Twisting Tiger Academy

 

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