How did you get involved in this project?
all I would like to thank Ellory Elkayem the director of this movie
for giving me the opportunity and also Anatoly, the Producer of this
film for giving me a chance to live out my dreams. It couldn’t
have happened without them and God. I auditioned for this project a
couple of times. I went in and I didn’t hear anything for two
and a half, three weeks and then I got a call to come back in and audition
again and it happened. The next thing I knew I was in Bucharest filming
for about four months. At the time I was up for all the projects, just
going in and out of auditioning and this came up and I had to go with
the sure thing and it worked out for the best.
I: Were you familiar with the Return of the Living
Dead Series before working on these projects?
I know we’re doing part four and five and I know there was three
before this and I really wasn’t into the franchise until I came
here and became aware of it and then I found out about a large following,
people just waiting for the Zombies so that’s kind of cool right
there. I grew up on HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH, Michael Myers
and all those movies, Freddie Kruger so I did, I loved those horror
movies. I’ve always been into horror and actually this is my fourth
horror film that I’ve done since I’ve been in California.
I moved out there in the early part of ninety nine, I had no money,
I lost my mother, who’s up in heaven watching down over me and
I moved with a hundred dollars to my name and I’ve been there
ever since. I just hold my own and God has blessed me to the point where
I can take care of myself working, and helping out my family from time
to time and at the same time doing something that I love to do and I
feel like this is only the beginning for me and the rest of the cast
I: How has Bucharest been treating you?
I’ve had a wonderful experience in Bucharest, Romania I feel like
I wouldn’t trade it in for the world. Working in Bucharest, Romania
for almost four months has been a great experience for me and I’m
pretty sure for my other cast mates here as well. I’ve never left
the country before to do a project so that was cool right there, again
to do something that I love to do and just get away and know you’ll
be working for four months. That’s always the best thing when
you’re an actor because you know things come and things go and
things are not definite so Bucharest has really taught me to appreciate
the simple things in life. I don’t take things for granted, being
from the United States and basically I wouldn’t trade this experience
for the world. It was very tough, sometimes it would get strenuous,
the scheduling and just working, but they say only the strong survive
and I’m a strong guy and so are the other cast members. We’ve
endured a lot here and I think everything turned out well. Castel was
a great film company to work for, they do tons of movies. Just working
with those guys is great. The support they’ve showed us day in
and day out is so appreciated.
I: Tell us what it is like working with your fellow cast members.
First of all Jenny was great to work with, she just got here for the
second film and she’s has a ton of life here, she’s been
happy. Working with her and just getting to know her personality and
getting to know her likes, dislikes. We sometimes go out to eat or go
to a café so I’d say that was very cool meeting Jenny and
I wish her the best and I wish her a very long successful career. Aimee
played the role of Becky. She’s also a nice person, we have a
fun relationship. She was also great to work with, her future’s
bright. I was with John more. We would go play basketball, we would
go get something to eat, we would talk about certain things and certain
experiences we would have to go through so I was closest to John. He’s
a great guy and he’s like more the father here because he’s
a very intellectual young man, and he has a good head on his shoulders
so John Keefe is a good man. Jana Kramer is a very nice young lady.
She’s doing a great job as well. I was glad I met her and I wish
her the best with her career. She’s always smiling, bright, that’s
I: What’s next for you? Will you do another horror film?
What’s next for me is whatever God has for me and I don’t
know right now what that will be but I know it will be something great
because all my steps are ordered by God and he never fails me, never
lets me down, he always makes a way, he always provides for me and I’m
confident. I trust the Lord with everything I do so I know that there
will be an opportunity, another job soon in the near future for me so
I’m just looking at things now and listening to what’s out
there and listening to what’s going on back in California right
now and I know I wont be disappointed so that’s what’s next
I: Tell us a little about the character you play.
I play Cody Cavanagh, he’s a scientist. He’s an intellectual
young black man and I find that rare for brothers in horror films because
they always die in the credits, so that was great to last through a
whole movie. I’m kind of like the mastermind of different experiments
and they come to me with this substance that I wind up distributing
to make extra cash. But, it backfires on everybody and all hell breaks
loose man, people start turning to Zombies and what not. So, that’s
basically my character, he’s not a bad guy at all. He’s
a good guy but he just gets caught up in the wrong things and he wants
a dime and pays a price for it so that’s my character, Cody.