Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Young Actor

I recently spoke with a young actor who has been acting since he was thirteen years old. He has been in several small films but he recently stared in his big feature film.

He is only 20 years old and he has been in over 10 films and has traveled the world. He said he just finished filming Cheepers Creepers 3.

"I play the loud mouth curly red head," he said.

It was interesting to get his perspective on the art of acting. I asked him what he thought was the most important aspect of his job.

Ironically he said realism.

"The best actors are the one's that don't look like they are acting. They are the ones that can make it real." 

It's interesting to think that the best way to portray a fake persona is to be as real as possible.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Broken Memories"

So last week I had the opportunity to interview a screenplay writer named Frankie Lauderdale.
She is 65 years-old and the first movie she has ever sold has recently been released in a few film festivals.

Her story tells the tale of an aging man with Alzheimer's and the effect it has had on his son who has become his caregiver.

Jasper has started to lose sight of reality and begins to wonder all around. When it becomes too much for his son, Levi, they hire Maggie to help out.

Upon meeting Maggie, Jasper mistakes her for his late wife Sylvie and thus begins an interesting love triangle of past and future struggles.

Speaking with Frankie was so interesting. She provided an insight into the world of film from an Oklahoman perspective.

Her film, "Broken Memories" has won some awards and has received extreme positive feedback.

Her story has taught me that it is never too late to succeed.