Jason Zada’s Take This Lollipop lives on! Fresh from moviepilot.com this morning:http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/06/19/this-is-the-most-terrifying-thing-i-have-ever-seen-1523775
Circus of the Dead director Billy Pon releases sneak peek scene snip for Indie Horror TV. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDvRLw5tDvQ. The make-up design for my character, by Pon & make-up artist Esau Ramirez, pleased me immensely with its subtle homage to Lon Chaney, Sr.’s silent clowns…
What is it like to stutter? This 10-minute doc by Josef Henry Rodriguez challenged me to think about how I view what is different and what needs to be “fixed.” I urge you to take a 10-minute break in your day and experience this honest and personal short film.
P.S. - Filmmaker Joey Rodriquez himself stutters. Watch and listen…
Q: What’s your process as an actor?
From an interview by Corpsy Rhine, founder/publisher of Girls and Corpses Magazine, in support of a project we’re both cast in; The Chair, a film adaptation of Peter Simeti's horrific graphic novel. Check out the Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersimeti/the-chair-a-horror-film-adaptation-of-the-graphic
Brian Thompson, Naomi Grossman, Eric Roberts, Zach Galligan, Noah Hathaway,Ezra Buzzington, Travis Love, Susan Eisenberg, Tomas Boykin, Kyle Hester head a tremendous cast. Chad Ferrin is slated to direct. And I’ll bet any of them would have a better answer to the “actor’s process” question than mine.
Just watched new cut of Billy Pon's Circus of the Dead. I now have to go outside, take a walk, look at flowers and remember that there is a God in the heavens - just to get this movie out of my head. The lead clown, Papa Corn, shook me up pretty bad. And I played him.
This is a brutal and unrelenting film. It’s going to be loved or hated; Pon has not left much room for opinions in the middle. I’m reminded of reaction to the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” which today is spoofed but in ‘74 made people queasy.
Northeastern folk can see it at the Bizarre AC Con in Atlantic City this weekend with star Chanel Ryan. Beware - it will stick in your head and once seen cannot be unseen.
Going outside now.
Bill Oberst Jr. on red carpet at Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles 06-01-14 for Pat Boone Birthday Celebration.
Annenberg TV News's Riannon Trutanich tweeted this red carpet pic with the message: “Thanks for being the most terrifying character on CBS' Criminal Minds”
Well, Breen Frazier wrote the character, Matthew Gray Gubler let me play him, Adrienne Barbeau provided the emotion and Make-Up Artists Dayne Johnson and Christopher Nelson provided his look, along with Costume Designer B.J. Rogers.
The truth is, it takes a village to make a monster.
Fun time at the Pat Boone Celebrity Roast last night. Below with one of my boyhood idols Rich Little, who helped “roast” Boone from the podium, and the very lovely actress and singer Rebecca Holden of TV’s Knight Rider, General Hospital,Love Boat and bunches more (check out her tribute to Luther Vandross, “Dreams Come True,” a duet with Abraham McDonald, at http://www.rebeccaholden.com/)
A lovely evening in support of theRyan’s Reach Foundation, founded by the Boone family after Pat’s grandson Ryan suffered a traumatic brain injury. Ryan’s Reach is working to build a nationwide network of therapy & recovery facilities to serve brain injury victims and their families. See all they are doing at http://www.ryansreach.com/ It’s a remarkable and hopeful endeavor, well worth supporting.
Martini on the Hell’s Kitty episode I did with Doug Jones as two exorcists called in to cast the evil out of the titular kitty of the series, “Angel.” That’s director and series star Nicholas Tana with cinematographer David Desio framing a shot which seems to portend less than total success in facing down the devil in that darned cat….
This is horror film icon Bill Oberst Jr. and I wrapping up our priestly roles on an episode of the hilarious Hell’s Kitty, starring the real life hellion of a kitty, “Angel,” and directed by the deliciously insane Nicholas Tana. From what you just read here, and the remnants of my dark-stained teeth in this pic, you can tell I had a perfect day all around.