My interview with Mike Lane a up and coming actor/ writer from Queens, On the past, present and future.
Q. Do you have any up coming projects?
A. I have some independent films lined up for the
summer and I just finished a reshoot for an
industrial (training video) so luckily I've been keeping busy.
Q. Do you have a Dream role?
A. I would love to be involved in anything to do with Star Wars. Now that the prequels are finished, one of my goals is to act in the Star Wars TV series that George Lucas plans to shoot.
I would also like to act in an "epic" similar to Lord of the Rings, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or The Matrix.
Being in a George A. Romero zombie movie would be very cool as well.
Finally, I would like play a character that becomes an action figure. That would rule.
Q. Have you or are you going to start writing,
producing your own movies?
A. I am currently co-writing a movie with Glen Baisley of Light and Dark Productions (www.lightanddark.net) and I am a creative consultant on Light and Dark's current projects as well.
While it's fun to do the behind the scenes stuff, acting remains the priority.
Q. How long have you been Acting?
A. I've been seriously pursuing acting for about five and a half years but the yearning to be an actor was always in the back of my mind growing up. While I was young, I acted in some school plays and class skits and throughout junior high and high school I made my own movies on the weekends using an old school VHS camcorder with some friends of mine.
Q. What or who made you want to become an actor?
A. Star Wars definitely had an influence on me growing up (I wanted to be Luke Skywalker) and it was actually after watching Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace that I decided I wanted to act for a living. I plan to elaborate on that story for a future commentary on my website, www.lightanddark.net/MikeLane.htm So you just got a scoop!
Acting is also fun and one of my goals in life is to make a living while having a good time.