I recently was lucky enough to interview male actor and stuntman Alain Chanoine who can be seen in the upcoming horror comedy flick Evil Feed. The movie will premiere October 23rd at the 2013 Toronto After Dark Film Festival, so if you’re in the area make sure to check it out! In this interview Alain talks about his character Tyrone, who sounds like a total badass, what it’s like to do stunt work and acting, what it was like to prepare for the roll, how he’s a martial arts geek, and how he’s totally psyched about the upcoming Ninja Turtles movie.
Alain has an optimistic attitude that is infectious and it was a lot of fun chatting with him. Make sure to check out Evil Feed and Alain’s other projects.
What inspired you to become an actor?
I always wanted to be. When I was a kid I always loved movies, I always wanted to be an artist, and I was in theater production in high school, but I never actually thought back then that it was how I was going to make a living. With some kind of weird story I just kind of ended up in the business, but it was kind of always meant to be.
What led you into stunt work?
I have been doing martial arts since I was eleven and my teacher, Jean Frenette, was a stunt coordinator and a stunt man and I always wanted to do it too. It’s funny because I wanted to be an actor first, so I got into the business and saw a lot of people doing stunts and thought, “I can do this, I want to do this.” I just ended up going for it too. My transition was from actor to stuntman, but I’m an actor first. I really love stunts and it’s a great profession.
This is the ‘I Love You’ episode so the Lady Geeks talk about animals eating zombies, spiders in your car, mites pooping on your eyeballs — if this episode isn’t creepy enough for you the week before Halloween, then we don’t know what is!
Once again, I found myself at Halloween Horror Night in Hollywood and I’ve already gone to the park twice this year (once with the girls and once with my boyfriend!). Universal Studios’ haunt is always all around top-notch quality in production. Not surprising since they are an actual working movie studio with access to props and make-up. This year’s mazes includes Insidious, The Evil Dead, Black Sabbath 13, El Cucuy, Monster Remix and The Walking Dead. We had a lot of fun this year although I can’t say that this was my most memorable experience at HHN.
Starting next week, Gizzy B and the Space Pirate Queen will officially be co-hosting Super Geeked Up with the creator/cast/crew of the successful web series, Super Knocked Up!
If you follow our internet shenanigans, you know that we have been a regular guest co-host on the weekly web show about twice a month these past couple of months. The next live show on October 23rd at 8PM PST will be our first episode as the super-duper-official co-hosts of the show with creator, Jeff Burns. He thought it was a good idea to ask us to be on every week from now on. Shh, don’t let him know otherwise. . . ;)
We are joined by the Super Knocked Up cast and crew, namely the always hilarious and Dean Cain look-a-like, Mark Pezzula (Captain Amazing)– plus an amazing line up of weekly guests from actors, artists and other creators within the web world and geek community.
Please tune in every Wednesday at 8PM to watch us live on Google Hangout/YouTube! Subscribe to the Super Knocked Up youtube channel and follow @SuperKnockedUp on Twitter for updates. We interact with our audience live and take question suggestions for the show. Click here to see all the SGU episodes so far.
We hope to see Defective Geeks followers crossing over because we’d love to hear from you during the live shows!
In this episode, there are more talks about television shows but don’t worry, the Vampire Diaries discussion is quite minimal. The Lady Geeks share their thoughts on the “LoliChan” phenomenon, what it implies about the human psyche and why the internet can seem so strange.