Here’s an impromptu video interview I did for THE WEBCAMNICK FANPAGE the night of the premiere for “Transformation” (HEWITT FILMS). (11/9/17) Directed by Brian Hewitt. It’s a little over 8 minutes and I give nods to Ron Bonk, NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE, Nicola Fiore, CAROLINE BLUE, THE FEDERATION FILES and the one & only Jack Gargaro. It was fun-thanks Nick Morman \m/
-Back in 2012, I got involved with a film called “Transformation” by HEWITT FILMS and directed by Brian Hewitt. It was only a year since I’d officially jumped into the “deep end” of acting so I was working to get into any project I could set eyes on. I’d already filmed with Brian on “Rise Up & Fall” and this was just the logical progression for that. In addition, Jack Gargaro was on board for this-and he was one of the factors that made me jump into the “deep end” in the first place. His encouragement and support was a very important part of that. I specifically remember Brian telling me that “Transformation” wouldn’t take as long to release as “Rise Up & Fall”…
-Fast forward to 11/9/2017 😀 . “Transformation” has it’s premiere at THE PALACE THEATER in Syracuse, NY. So many things have changed since 2012. I wasn’t even sure how my performance would be, since it was so long ago and I even borrowed a few elements from my role in this as “Malachi” for the role of “Draven” in the film “Empire State of the Dead” (SRS CINEMA LLC). The biggest difference, sadly, was that Jack had passed away this past April. I was told that, while he didn’t see the final edit, he did see the complete rough edit. Having said that, I wish he was there to see it. I know he would’ve been proud and he did an awesome job in the film.
-I also ran into a good amount of people I’d worked in past projects-most of whom were also in “Transformation.” Back in 2012 Brian had used an older camera (I believe it was a Canon XL1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder 3CCD)-so it did have that older look to it. Some cool effects and it was cool to see the entire story (Brian is notorious for only release parts of the script to his actors-so even I didn’t know how the whole movie would go). That was a tad awkward when I was being video interviewed by Webcam Nick and he asked me what the film was about. 🙂 Due to a massive traffic jam on 690 E., I unfortunately missed a cool interview with the G33kpod crew, but we talked about another one down the road…
-I had a great time and Brian and Michael Fitzgerald (who edited the film) did a great job with this. There was even a CAROLINE BLUE song (“Prey”) playing during the end credits. The audio of my laugh from this character was also used thru out and I got a lot of kudos for my role after the film had finished-which is always appreciated. No DVDs were available at the premiere, but keep a look out with Hewitt Films on that. If you’d like, feel free to go to the two photo albums I have for “Transformation” back in 2012 to see that recap and check out the pics.
Check out pics from the premiere as well as during filming via the link below
Jonathan Straiton, the director of NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE, has just launched his Indiegogo campaign for his new film, “Johnny Z.” In his words, Jonathan says the movie is…
“Johnny Z” is a horror action genre feature film about a half human, half zombie named Johnny who, under the guidance of a martial arts master seeks vengeance on the evil corporation that created him.
It’s “Land of the Dead” meets “The Raid!”
There are several actors from NoSS who will be in this movie, including myself 🙂 Click on the link below to check it out and please contribute-thanks!
Here’s a trailer for “Walking Bear, Running Wolf” (WOLFE REYNOLDS PRODUCTIONS)-a Star Trek Fan Film by THE FEDERATION FILES in Dogpatch Arkansas. Directed by Glen Wolfe and produced by Dan Reynolds. Trailer created by Jim Bumgardner.
-Starring Wayne W. Johnson as Walking Bear, Dana Owen O’Quin as Running Wolf, Allyson Marx as Cmdr. Grace Maren, Frank Jenks as Dr. McCoy and Kearstin as Lt. M’Ress-plus many more.
Watch the whole episode by clicking HERE
October 7, 2017-Due to a number of transitions happening in my life at the moment, I wasn’t originally going to be able to make it out to SCARE-A-CON this year. I’d planned to months earlier, even to where Heather R. from Asylum Convention and Entertainment Services – ACES- was asking if I wanted a table there. Once I heard NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE (NoSS) was going to have a table, I told Heather no cause having two competing NoSS tables wouldn’t work. Unfortunately, Jonathan had to pull out around a week before the convention and, by then, it was too late for me to get a table which, even if I could’ve afforded it, I’m kinda low on my stock of DVDs as well as the afford mentioned transitions.
It was actually MAD ANGEL FILM‘s evil director Matt Peters that got me to come out for a few hours. Unfortunately, that’s not much of an exaggeration in regards to the hours. I did get to run into a number of familiar faces from last year as well as other conventions I’d been to earlier in the year. I do wish I had more time to hang out and chat with them all-maybe next year…I did manage to help a tad with sales on both the Mad Angel Films and SRS CINEMA LLC tables so that was good. Again, wish I had more time to help more. I did manage to sell some NoSS DVDs that I brought with me as well \m/
-I stayed for dinner with the Mad Angels team at a place called Noodles-good stuff-but I couldn’t stay after that, which sucked for a number of reasons-one of which was THE DIVES-a band with Paul Stanley’s son, Evan, in it-was playing a free show at THE GIG. I did pass by him in the foyer so that was cool.
-So even though my time was limited here, I had fun and it was great seeing some old friends here, as well as making some new ones. Hopefully next year I’ll be able to be here longer.
Pics can be seen on my acting page on Facebook
10/6/2017-SIGHTINGS-Kudos to WWJ During G33kpod Interview with Brian Hewitt & Michael Alan Fitzgerald
Just released-an interview with Brian Hewitt and Michael Alan Fitzgerald over the upcoming release of the film “Transformation” (HEWITT FILMS) on G33KPOD. The movie premieres at the THE PALACE THEATER in Syracuse, NY on Thursday November 9. I play the role of Malachi in this. Thank you all kindly for not only mentioning me during the interview, but boosting my ego into the stratosphere in the process 😀
Here’s a video of a “Zombie Panel” I was a part of during Zombie Con in Liverpool, NY on May 27, 2017. This panel was hosted by Michael Alan Fitzgerald for FIENDISH FILMS STUDIOS, the panel includes Greta Volkova (“Empire State of the Dead”- SRS CINEMA LLC), Mark Joseph Peek (“Half Dead”- MAD ANGEL FILMS), Jeremy Ambler (THE WALKING DEAD) and me- Wayne W. Johnson (NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE). This is the full panel and was a lot of fun. Of special note is Jeremy’s insights on “Zombie School” and one way you can get kicked out of it 😀 Kudos for members of G33KPOD on the sidelines and thanks to all for putting up with my cornball jokes 😀