Film is something I'm still fairly new to, but I love the process; its complexity and unique language.
This film had a fantastic cast of genuinely brilliant stars. The scenes I was in were with the very cool Cillian Murphy, a great actor and really a nice guy. In fact everyone I met was so kind and dedicated, it rapidly dispersed the initial intimidation I felt. The film has a beautifully crafted look: Each frame is composed like a painting. I played Cal, a drifter with a mysterious past and an equally murky future.
A modern allegory about a rogue neuron who embarks upon a quest with his friend, a red blood cell, through the back alleys of the human body to find out what has gone wrong with "the System". Sound crazy? Yeah, just crazy enough to be brilliant! It even won an award for "Best Minnesota Made Feature Film" in our Twin Cities International Film Festival. Written and directed by Christina Cordoba and Juan Antonio del Rosario.
A Fascinating True Life Story about Radio Operators in Alaska during the Cuban Missile Crisis. They were the first to hear news of the increasingly tense standoff, and carried the world on their shoulders while trying to deal with their own personal crises. My character was a tough punk kid from Chicago who couldn't keep from mouthing off, even in bad situations. A fun project to be in, written and directed with a deftly light touch by Steve Larson.
No Blood of Mine
A delightfully conceived Minnesota-based modern Film Noir murder mystery. I played a bit of a jerk in this one, but I have to admit ultimately I wasn't entirely satisfied with my performance. I'm a much more believable jerk in real life. Nonetheless, it was a joy to work on. Directed with passion by the great Wesley Ellenwood.
We Killed Alice
Just one of many Delicious quirky shorts I have worked on with Mark LaCroix, a filmaker with a unique and sophisticated vision and a penchant for creating inscrutable characters. This one dealt with three friends and a fateful night in a shadowy mansion.