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An Interview With… Owen Teale

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Some of you might know Owen Teale from his most recent play, some might know him from the various movies and plays in which you have seen him along the years, but, most probably, a lot of you know him for his Game of Thrones role. When it comes to my own discovery, I’ve seen him in one or two movies before Game of Thrones, and, recently, I went and saw him in “The Broken Heart”, which is when I can say I fully discovered him, thanks to a complex and over jealous character like Bassanes. Luckily, he was still in London when I reached out for an interview and he agreed to meet.

Now, because the actual interview is quite long, I believe it is best to leave it to speak for itself. However, there are a few things I would like to mention beforehand. I met Owen in a cosy place in south London and I am glad I actually got to do this interview in person as it allowed me to discover a truly wonderful and full of good energy human being. He might be a bully in Game of Thrones, as he very correctly admits at one point, but in real life I got to talk to a very warm person that kept on tempting me with cake and made me laugh and forget I was actually fighting the flu.

We got to debate theatre, film and human nature and you could see him light up when he would mention his kids or his love for the stage, which is and will always be truly inspiring.

D.N.: Tell us a bit about how everything started, would you? Your first role was as a dancer if I remember correctly?

O.T.: Yes, it was a dancer role in “Cabaret”, don’t know if you know it. I went to a drama school that was and still is very much associated with musical theatre, but I have never felt very comfortable with singing. One of the reasons I often blame is that I was at school with a very famous singer and when he used to sing you used to think “Oh well, what’s the point?!”.

owen-teale-in-under-milk-woodD.N.: Yes, but that would be singing, when you say musicals you add the acting part.

O.T.: That is true, I just didn’t click with it over the years and I am not a big musical fan, and it is probably because I find that most of the time they tend to become generic, with some exceptions of course.

D.N.: If however you would have to choose one, which would be your favourite?

O.T.: Company. Sondheim. My favourite songs. When I came to London…

D.N.: Yes, because you are from Wales, right?

O.T.: Yes, from Wales, which is even smaller than London. It is a very beautiful area and it has an ancient language, much older than English, which actually is starting to become more and more popular nowadays. It is good, as I wasn’t brought up speaking it fluently, because I think my parents thought that it was somehow a backward step. You had to learn to speak English, better than you already did.

Now back to where we left before I introduced Wales in the conversation.

O.T.: So, I went to Guildford for 3 years, and then I came out and got my equity card which in those days was a very difficult thing to do. Certain theatres would have these things called assistant stage management, which would come with a card, so you would have to do that in order to get it. It’s not like that now. In America however, everything still has to be in the parameters set by the American Equity and if it’s not, the people will not work on the show. And that I find surprising and almost ironic that in America, which is associated with free markets, they have these clear boundaries and unions and they have the Screen Actors Guild that is incredibly strong.

D.N.: So how is it that you keep on coming back to theatre?

fifteen streetsO.T.: It really is my first love and I would say I’ve had more success in theatre. When I was about 27-28, I played a role in an earthy romantic drama of the early to middle part of the 20th century, and after this play I made a film for television called “The Fifteen Streets” and that was when my day to day life changed. Because you wouldn’t have that many channels back then, it was 1989, and I think around 15 million people watched that film. So the next day the chance of seeing someone that would go “Oh my God, you are that guy”, were so big, as it was a massive and heroic part. And it was this bad brother kind of scenario, and that character was played by Sean Bean and I remember that we use to hang out a lot and I used to get a lot of attention from people. But, I still wanted to go back to theatre, so I joined up with the Royal Shakespeare Company and stayed for 4 years and Sean became a huge movie star.

CCThWYZUAAAeoTqD.N.: Can we say that it’s becoming a sort of trend nowadays, as a lot of actors are coming back to theatre?

O.T.: Yes, it is. I think the whole game is changing. Television is becoming more powerful, plus you have the download situation. The other thing is that if you are not acting, if you are not practising your job, then how are you going to maintain everything at a high level? In America they go to classes all the time. And it’s not just blind luck, it’s about technique, it’s about how much actual work you put in and getting that practice and theatre can help you with that. You could say that the technique with theatre is very different, but there is a lot that is very common. You have to own the thoughts, in order to be able to remember the line and say it with conviction, you have to understand from where it comes, or at least that’s how it is for me.

D.N.: How much does that matter when you accept a role? How easy you can remember the lines and go into the script and make it as those would be your own thoughts.

'The Broken Heart' Play by John Ford performed in the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe, London UKO.T.: The Broken Heart is actually quite a good example here. When I first read it I found it quite difficult, impenetrable, and I said no initially because it also didn’t seem like the best timing. Then the director, whom I already knew, told me that she wants me to just read my part for the moment. And when I did that, I had that moment of identifying with the character.

D.N.: It took me by surprise when I saw the huge different between that character and the Game of Thrones one. It is the most recent one and usually you associate the character with the actor somehow, even if you might know that it isn’t the same person.

O.T.: Yes, a lot a people say that and it is a huge difference. But yes, it is quite a lot to take in if you recently saw me in Game of Thrones and we, as actors, do tend to swing in such different directions all the time.

D.N.: But variety is good.

O.T.: Yes, it really is. And I do know who I really am deep down and to be honest, right now, I am enjoying it enormously. More than ever. I am trying less hard to please others and more to say what I have to say in a part. And Game of Thrones, with its success, is a huge part of that.

D.N.: How do you cope with that?

O.T.: It’s ok. But you can see the changes. I was in Italy recently and you could see people from all over the world and, at the time, episodes were coming out, and that was a bit weird because you would be visiting a cathedral or a small village and people would come to say hello. And, sometimes, they would just look at you like they wouldn’t believe that you are actually there.

D.N.: I read somewhere that you don’t allow your girls to watch it?

O.T.: Well, it is up to Eliza now. Grace is only 13, and I want to somehow protect them because some scenes show such cynical parts of human nature and, at this age, when you want to do whatever is cool, and the series go under that category, you are so easy to influence like that. I mean, I do know that eventually they will see it and face that, I just want them to do it when it’s right.

D.N.: How did you start with the series?

Game-of-Thrones-Alliser-Thorne-Owen-Teale-700x510O.T.: Through a normal casting process, but I had worked with one of the producers before for HBO. This is the 3rd time I worked with HBO. I did “Conspiracy” with Kenneth Branagh and Stanley Tucci, and we were just men around a table, and to be a part of that was really something. It was based on real conversations, and it was about finding the solution and how to get rid of that many people. But anyway, that is how I knew one of the producers. And it all happened really fast for me, as I wasn’t even in the pilot, so I had no chance to read ahead or understand the full picture. I just was what they needed me to be, which was the bully in this sort of foreign legion with these recruits that aren’t meant to be soldiers, if you know what I mean, apart, of course, from Jon Snow. And I remember filming the first series and thinking “I don’t think this is going to work!” because it was too big and I thought it would be hard to take in all these stories at once. Plus, there has been an overkill of medieval fantasy. But, how wrong could I have been? And after I got a call for the second season and I couldn’t do it, because I’d moved on and was on another project…

D.N.: So they didn’t kill you, but you moved on? Now, that is a first!

O.T.: Yes, exactly, I know. I just moved on. So I wasn’t available then and they weren’t happy about it, so they told me a bit about how things will develop and I became much more intrigued as I looked more into it. So I came back for seasons 4 and 5 and it has been wonderful. It hasn’t really changed, it’s still the same guys that wrote and produced, David and Dan, and I feel that they were the ones that really had to sell that idea at the beginning, and now they have all the support they need. It’s a real buzz being part of something like that. They aren’t arrogant, they are confident, and if they don’t agree with a director or a designer, they keep a tight hold on everything and they fly everywhere. Not me though.

D.N.: I actually wanted to ask where you have filmed.

O.T.: I am in a quarry, outside Belfast, where it rains and it rains and it rains. And it is so bleak because when you go in there you have to leave behind your trailers and your comfort. You stay in there for the day. I actually remember complaining at the beginning, but, in a way, it’s kind of helped who Alliser Thorne is, and there is no drop humour in him. There is a sort of cynicism and world weary bitterness about being stuck in a quarry. And it adds to it when it gets wet. And they are very good, they come with umbrellas in between the scenes, but if it’s constantly raining there is not much you can do about it.

D.N.: How did you manage to identify with Alliser? Because you are quite different.

O.T.: Well, he is a defeated character. He was on a losing side of a battle, we however don’t see that. I think he had the option of being put to death or being sent to the wall and of that becoming the only life he knows. Probably now he regrets not choosing the death penalty. No no, seriously now, I think he is doing a job that he sees as a very difficult one, and there was a time when probably honourable men were signing to be up the wall to protect, but right now he is surrounded with, let’s say, less inspiring characters, but the one that is genuinely inspiring is Jon Snow who has all his life before him and he has built everything from within and hasn’t been influenced by being the bastard. And I think Alliser somehow admires that, but hasn’t brought himself to actually admitting it, so he keeps trying to put him in a box.


D.N.: Do you think there is a bit of jealousy there?

O.T.: Oh yes, there is, of his youth, his charm, which is effortless, and Kit is like that in real life. Kit is a wonderful character and completely engaging. He has a huge reputation from all of this, but at the end of the day he behaves like an actor, we go and have a beer and have a good time. You know, he hasn’t changed after all of this. And it is amazing watching the younger ones and observing how they develop after such a production.

D.N.: Are any of your kids interested in acting?

O.T.: Eliza, and she is very good actually.

D.N.: Movies or theatre?

O.T.: More towards theatre in my opinion. But I think that is because you can see so much wonderful theatre here. Probably if you would be in America you would think more in a filmic way.

D.N.: So what’s next?

O.T.: Well, I am taking my time now. I am being selective. I want to play the parts that mean something. The last few days have been a process of eliminating things that I don’t want to do. I am working on a project in New York which is work-shopping, with Trudie Styler, and I am tempted by an independent film. I like the script and I know the director. It’s a father and daughter relationship and it is a very forward character, and it’s about a journey that they have to take together. And it would be filmed in Greece.

D.N.: I would do it just to have a change of scenery.

O.T.: That is so true! Just to run away from the quarry!

D.N.: Since you are thinking about this indie film, what differences can you spot, from an actor’s point of view, when working on an indie compared to when you are working on a huge budget project like Game of Thrones?

O.T.: With a smaller budget I would expect to get involved in a much more comprehensive level. And if I like the script, I am more than happy to do that. But with Game of Thrones, I don’t have to preoccupy myself with that. I deliberately don’t know as much about it because I try to stay in the world of my character and that works for me. When we go on the set, yes, it is a quarry, but it’s massive, and too much excitement is not right for my character. This way helps him to be bleak. He doesn’t have joy, yes, that is what Alliser doesn’t have.

game-of-thronesD.N.: Did you ever think, up until now “Oh my God, this is the moment when they are going to kill me!”?

O.T.: At the end of the battle, when for once, he fights on the same side as Jon Snow and he gets injured very badly. And a lot of people believed that when it came out last year. Fans would come and talk to me and ask “How do you feel now that he is dead?” and I used to just go “But is he?” because you only saw him being dragged away shouting. I think that if he is going to die, we will see him die.

D.N.: So that’s when you actually believed it.

O.T.: Oh yes, they will, because they never allow things to actually settle in the story. And you can’t take anything for granted. They managed to give honesty to it, even if it’s a fantasy. And because you are looking at it at through a medieval world it’s almost like understanding history. With them the point is not what will happen after, but now, what you can get right now and I think that speaks to everybody. And it’s remarkable, because it reminds us what we are capable of doing, but we choose not to do this, we choose to live very civilised lives instead.

D.N.: What if I would say you would have to choose between movies and theatre?

O.T.: It is very hard, theatre takes more energy to do every night and to do it well, but the shared experience and to inspire the imagination of the people in the room is the most amazing drug and I long to go back to New York. I’ve done 2 plays there and their hunger for them is just amazing. When you don’t have such a well-known play and you come out on that stage, it takes a lot of concentration. When you are in one that is world known and people are fighting for tickets, you just have to come and put your costume on, get on that stage and you will find yourself in the middle of such amazing energy. And when you are in a play that really gets knocked very badly and nobody seems to get it, it is really hard every night, to go out and see why it isn’t understood. But, at the end of the day, it is my favourite and I would probably choose theatre. I love it in all forms, I love poetry and I get invited to do the most amazing things, one of them would be for the Prince of Wales, and I just think how wonderful that is. And, usually, if you do theatre there are chances of something coming up in the movie business that you might want to do.

D.N.: Best from both worlds in a way, isn’t it?

O.T.: It is. That would the best, not to have to choose and do both!

 

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An Interview With… Steve Hodgetts & Arabella Burfitt-Dons (Love Possibly)

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In the mockumentary, Love Possibly a documentary film crew follows the hopelessly romantic, Alex, on his quest for love. Following their wins for “Best Feature” and “Best International Feature” at the LA Edge Film Awards and Catalina Film Festival, Che Grant and Michael’s Boccalini’s new feature is now screening at the Raindance Film Festival.

Lead Actor Steve Hodgetts and Producer Arabella Burfitt-Dons sat down with Movie Marker’s Marion Donnellier to talk about Love Possibly

Q. Steve, your transformation into “Alex” is impressive. How did you prepare for the role?

SH: Alex is very different from any character I have played before. In terms of research, I watched a lot of youtube videos to try and master the lisp as best I could. Alex is a very anxious and socially inept person so I tried to remember certain traits people tend to have when they are nervous. For instance, he uses his hands to mask his face and dances his eyes around. These are all different traits I took from people I have met. Also I think everyone deals with anxiety to a certain extent and I just tried to amplify my own anxiety x 1000.

Q. How much of your personal experience did you use?

SH: I think there is a little bit of Alex in everyone. I just tried to remember my own anxiety and try to magnify it as best I could.

We all know someone that looks like Alex.

SH: Absolutely. I think Alex is just very socially unaware. Especially due to his speech impediment, I don’t think he’s had an easy upbringing. I think if I’d met him, I’d be mate with him.

ABD: I think the idea behind the character of Alex is that everyone can relate to him in a way, whether it is because of his anxiety, loneliness, finding love or heartbreak. Because the story is mainly based on the cast and crew’s own experience, we hoped that people could relate to it.

Q. Such as in Alex’s favourite film, “Sleepless in Seattle”, modern rom-coms all have a similar structure. How do you think the character of “Alex” would fit in one of them?

ABD: I think it would be very interesting to put him in a very conventional rom-com and to see how it would play out. I think it would be very beautiful and would resonate with the audience of a normal rom-com.  It is kind of what we tried to do here. It is a spin on a rom-com ,which is a recurring theme throughout the film. It is meant to be an non-conventional and ironic rom-com. I think if we put him into a character in a normal rom-com, it would probably achieve a similar thing and would be relatable to the audience.

SH: I think a way it would be slightly better because he is quite relatable. He is more of an “everyman”.

Q. You mentioned most of Love Possibly was improvised. Was there a point while shooting when the story or tone deviated from what was originally intended?

SH: The directors knew the narrative they wanted to achieve from the start. The plot never changed as a result of the improve and it only allowed a couple of changes in scenes. I would say 75% of it was improvisation and brought a certain realism to the film.

ABD: Although the narrative is still very close to Che and Michael’s original vision, we stripped everything back in post production and started from scratch in terms of brainstorm, how to plot out the story and how to piece it all back together. At one point we were brainstorming without even referencing the footage that we already had just to see what came up. Whilst we pieced it back together, because it is improv and always very open, we managed to pull together the final edit. Improv opens up opportunities of changing the storyline in a positive way as well as being, obviously quite difficult.  It is exciting as a filmmaker because it allows you to take your story in another direction and it still works.

Q. How do you choose the project you want to work on? What’s the most important factor(s)?

ABD: Script! I really enjoy spotting upcoming talents and really enjoy working on under represented art forms. That is the beauty of working in independent films, you get to see such incredible and varied projects that wouldn’t normally get made by the big studios. Personally that is something I like and catches my eyes.  I also enjoy projects that really connect with the audience and with me. And obviously amazing talents as well. Working with filmmakers, directors and actors that are incredibly talented and helping them bring their talent to life.

SH: Always the script I would say and interesting characters. In terms of acting, I would definitely rather play someone that is widely different than a character that is similar to me because it wouldn’t be very challenging. Which is why Alex was always so fascinating, because he is so different.

Q. What did you learn from Alex?  

SH: Always think before you say something. Probably not to worry as much. He makes situations worse because he is so worried.  In some situations, Alex is the normal one and surrounded by crazy people. His mum is very out there and her boyfriend is nuts.

ABD: Expending on the anxiety theme, I think when you make a film that highlights and showcases a difficulty that a lot of people have, it resonates with you as a filmmaker. Everyone has anxiety to a certain extent in this day of age. There is statistic that was release recently that shows significantly high number of millennials suffer from anxiety because of the nature of the period with live in. I have learn from Alex character because I know anxiety but seeing it in that form, makes it all the more relatable.

Q. We don’t see many rom-coms dealing with mental health. Most films are either entirely focus on the topic or omits it entirely.

ABD: I would like to see it more in characters in bigger films and that is why I wanted to explore it in that film. I think when films do cover that topic it tends to be all about the anxiety but what is nice about “Love possibly” is that although it deals with that topic there isn’t a massive emphasis on it, it is just part of it.

Q. The film was financed through Kickstarter. Do you have any advice on how to run a successful kickstarter campaign?

ABD: A lot of it is about the talent behind it. Pulling together a very good pitch that justifies what you are trying to do. Show that you are serious about it. Show that is a serious project as well as a passion project. Put it out there to as many people as you can, there is no better way than to kick-start the project.

SH: Find someone that has a lot of twitter followers or lots of money!

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An Interview With… Selena Tan (Crazy Rich Asians)

Selena Tan, who plays Alix Young- Cheng in the film spoke to Movie Marker’s Rehna Azim about the success of the movie and her life as a ‘Dim Sum Dolly!

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At the time of writing Crazy Rich Asians has grossed $166,791,962 at the Us box office and $55,100,000 overseas for a Worldwide total of $221,891,962. Audiences are not only flocking to repeat viewings but also turning this movie with no big stars into something of a cultural phenomenon.

The film is being credited with reviving the near dead rom-com genre and boosting tourism to Singapore. Importantly, the film is also being celebrated for bringing to the Hollywood forefront an ethnic minority group that is not aggressively pushed by the media and in advertising.

Selena Tan, who plays Alix Young- Cheng in the film spoke to Movie Marker’s Rehna Azim about the success of the movie and her life as a ‘Dim Sum Dolly!

Q: You started your professional career as a litigation lawyer then moved into the entertainment world. That’s a brave leap. What made you make the change?

A: I had dabbled in theatre and singing since I was at school. From the age of 14 I had been involved in community theatre. It never occurred to me I could do it full time or make a living from it. So I did a law degree and qualified as a lawyer when I was 23 but I soon realised that I had been performing for 10 years and was a way more experienced actress than a lawyer. But law is demanding and it consumed all my time for the first 2 years. But after a while I began to get the itch to perform again. I started doing some theatrical work on the side but really it was like having two careers at the same time. I was constantly exhausted.
So I sat down with my parents and said, I can always go back to the law but I have a real passion for acting. It gives me room for expression the law doesn’t. They were supportive and that’s when I started thinking about what I could do in the entertainment field and how I could best connect with an audience as an artist.

Q: What is a Dim sum dolly?!

A: (laughs) It’s an idea I developed in 2012. Three very different girls performing together; different sizes with different talents and capabilities. I wanted to create a cabaret/comedy/musical act that was socially aware and politically topical. In particular I wanted to tackle taboo subjects. We put on a lot of makeup and that seemed to help us get away with controversial topics because we made people laugh. It was like being able to serve a fluffy cake with a raisin in the middle!

Q: Was Crazy Rich Asians as fun to make as it is to watch?

A: More so! I really lucked out with that movie. But you know, I initially turned down the audition. I’d just finished a big production with my company and had a holiday booked in Phuket. I really needed that break and took it over doing the audition. Fortunately, I was offered a second audition when I returned from holiday because they hadn’t found the right actress for the part. The stars aligned and it all worked out for me. I thought it would be great because I could just be an actor and not worry about the directing or putting the production together.

Q: What was it like on set?

A: Like a resurrection! A total new injection of zest and life. It was like I’d been jump started. I was surrounded by so much talent from around the world and everyone was so passionate about the project. I got to make wonderful new friends and show them my country, its places, its people, the food. Since the film came out I’ve been approached by so many people, including old friends from my past who have all been touched by this movie and what it’s done for our country. Young people tell me they now believe anything is possible. Tourism will go through the roof. It’s just a beautiful film about my country. It’s a love letter to the country actually. Until now people used to say, ‘Singapore? Which part of China is that?’ Now they know who and what we are.

Q: The film has been praised as a step forward for more diversity in cinema but it has also faced some criticism for focusing on one group in Singapore which is multi-ethnic. What do you think the film offers the push for diversity?

A: The push for diversity is a movement. A single film can’t do everything and yes, some people have asked, where are the Singaporean Indians and other groups in this film. Yet the spirit of representing minorities is being embraced by our film and by all those around the world who are going to see it. Certainly , there is a need for an ever more diverse Singapore to be showcased, including people on the fringes of society.
But, you know, the film has already inspired so many people around the world. I have a niece in the UK who suddenly feels that, yes, there might be opportunities for her now in the acting field which she didn’t feel before. She’s excited that maybe she could be like auntie Selena and that thrills me. Young people in India, Malaysia are watching the film and being encouraged in their ambitions. At the same time we’re reaching audiences in LA and New York. It’s mind-blowing!

Q: The success of the film has been tremendous. Of course fans want to know, will there be a sequel?

A: At the premiere in Singapore Warner brothers did say they want to do a follow-up. I certainly want to be in it!

 

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Behind Closed Doors with Harley Di Nardo

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Movie Marker Magazine went behind closed doors with actor-musician Harley Di Nardo to talk about his latest movie ‘Dead Envy’.

Can you tell us about your early beginnings growing up, and how you transitioned to life in Los Angeles?

I am a New Yorker, born and bred. I got into hairdressing at a very young age, and it came in handy when it was time to style my bands hair. Their image was in my hands… literally. I always cut hair to make a living in between touring. Now I own a salon in Malibu, and I used to own salons in New York. All this added up. Movies, Hair Industry meets Music World. I had to come to Los Angeles, before it was too late. So about three years ago, I sold that salon in New York and drove West alone. It took me four days, and I documented the trip on Facebook. I just hit the ground running. I scraped together all the funds that I could, and we made a movie. Now it’s about to come out and here we are. I’m very excited… I now live in Silver Strand Beach, Oxnard. I love it… I just go into Hollywood for meetings and if I have an event there, it’s a reason to make a night of it and stay in town.

Harley Di Nardo

You have had a successful music career so far, what inspired you to take the writing-acting-directing journey?

Since I was a kid I always had my mom film me doing like Karate moves etc… hehe. Then I wrote a script when I was about ten years old. It was called the Golden Glove, a story about an Italian boxer who fights for his girlfriend’s honor. I still have it. Anyways, I loved making stories… until I got into high school and met a friend that was in a band. Rock and Roll took over.  I forgot all about movies. That turned into an obsession that saw me moving to New York City and making two albums for major labels. It was quite a ride. I wrote music every day for about five years. I knew that I would want to take a shot at filmmaking. I’ve always had a passion for it. Everyone tells me I’m a walking movie quote. When someone says, or does anything, I’ll relate it to a movie. It’s just the way I see the world. Through movies. It’s always had such an effect on me. About ten years ago I enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Institute. I studied Method Acting and Script Development. From there I started making short films, music videos, anything just to get some experience.

Your latest feature, ‘Dead Envy’, is set to release next month.  Can you tell us about the movie?

Sure. It’s an independent film filled with psycho stalker moments and some dark humor. It’s the tail of a musician/hairdresser (just like me) who enlists the help of a strange drifter to help stage a comeback… and then it all goes horribly wrong. I wrote what I knew. For one, I already knew how to look and behave like a hairdresser/rock n’ roller. I think that really comes across in the film. It’s all very natural. The script has been with me for some time. I had to get it all out. I had to get this hair and rock movie out of my system. The next one I’ll play a doctor or something…

Can you tell us about the music in the movie?

Yeah… There really isn’t any score exactly. I just used a few of my songs that fit into certain parts of the film and also used friends’ songs. Great songs that never got the proper push that they deserved. We just signed a soundtrack deal with Artisan Fire Records. They are excited, and I am excited. It’s been a while since I’ve released music. The soundtrack will be released the same day as the theater release, August 24th. Available on all digital outlets.

As the director and lead actor in the movie, how did you approach one over the other?

Well, it was a learning experience, that’s for sure. It’s hard to see the frame when you are in it. So, I think the next one I’ll take a much smaller role and direct the hell out of it! I always want to stick myself somewhere in the film. I want to be there like Woody Allen or Lena Dunham, but I think a smaller supporting role will be enough. I’m making the film… I just wanna be in it. I love acting.

How close is your character, David Tangiers in the movie to your own personality?

Well, it’s pretty much me. I am him, he is me.

What else can we expect from you over the next few months?

I am writing a paranormal thriller about a young, widowed mother of two, who is repeatedly sexually assaulted by an incubus. She takes matters into her own hands by hiring a YouTube ghost hunter that is pitching a show for Bravo. I might be playing some gigs to promote the film and the soundtrack.

Thank you, Harley for taking the time to chat to us at Movie Marker. We look forward to seeing more of you on the big screen!

To learn more about Harley Di Nardo visit: www.cine-museproductions.com
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