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Aviva

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Interview With Aviva By Chris 18/3/07

Aviva is an amazing young talented actor .

She is one of most coolest,nicest,down to earth,awesome people I know .

Some one who is working hard to get the roles she is getting.

She has got an awesome role in a comedy movie called

Superbad which is coming out this year

Plus roles in Cold Case.

She got the talent and you will be seeing more.

She is an amazing friend and some who was worthy of another interview

Their will be plenty more to come.

Her IMDB Page

The First Interview with her

1. What have you been up too since the last interview?

Filmed a movie called “Super Bad”. It should be out in August. It’s the same guys who did “40 Year Old Virgin”. They have another film coming out in June called “Knocked Up”. I played a 1940’s Hollywood starlet in a Christina Aguilera Music Video. I just finished filming a guest-star on the CBS show “COLD CASE”. I did a play reading called “A Dream in Time” at The Falcon Theater. I also just worked with an incredible photographer named Brian Woodwick. We’ve been working together for ten years. We shot out at Joshua Tree last week. I think he has a website you can find if you google “woodeye photography”. I’ll send you some pictures when I get them. I think that’s about it…

2. How did you get the role in the movie Super Bad ?

I auditioned for it 4x! They kept bringing me in for different roles. Finally, when I read for the role of Nicola I made a “bold” choice and went in the office with really low pants and my thong showing…she’s supposed to be kinda slutty. I remember the girls who did that I my school. I guess it worked ’cause I got the part!

3. What was it like playing the character Nicola?

Was it fun and exciting working on the movie? It was really fun. The whole cast was freakin’ hilarious so I pretty much got paid to laugh my ass off.

4. How did you get the part on Cold Case?

Auditioned…I knew it the minute I read the script. It airs April 1st on CBS

5. Was it fun and exciting to play that part?

Absolutely. I like playing dark twisted characters who seem innocent at first.

6. What was it like working on that show?

The cast and crew were such professionals. I knew I was playing in the big leagues.

7. What do you do to prepare for a role?

I try to put myself in the situation. How would I react in each moment? Free of judgment.

8. Any techniques you use to remember lines?

Uhhhh….write them out, say them a bunch- before bed, on the treadmill, in traffic

9. What have you got lined up next?

I’m really trying to get on “Veronica Mars”. I love the show and I think they need a redhead.

10. What’s in your stereo at the moment?

Beck, Peanut Butter Wolf, Murder City Devils, Cold War Kids, Silver Sun Pickups(from my hood

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11. What have you seen recently that you have really enjoyed?

No time…I’ll have to get back to you on that

12. What is a normal day for an actor?

Well, today I filmed a short with some friends from 7am-3pm, took a nap, worked out, rehearsed for 3 hours in a theater for my acting class, watched SNL, and here I am on the computer. Not as glamorous as it seems, eh?

13. Would you ever like write and direct a film?

Yes, I’d love to. It’s all part of my master plan, right before I win my 3rd Oscar 🙂

14.What is the short film you are doing next and what’s the play reading you are doing?

Today we filmed a short called “Check Please” about 3 actresses who are waitresses to pay the bills. I play an idealistic girl from the Midwest who isn’t as jaded as her two co-workers. Pretty quick they introduce me to the real world. I just did a play reading called “A Dream in Time” at The Falcon Theatre. It was a pleasure working with such pros as Richard Benjamin, Ed Asner, Lanie Kazan, and Paula Prentiss.

Thanks For Your Time Any Last Words

You Rock, My Aussie Pal!!!

Aviva

Aviva

Michelle Page

Michelle Page
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Interview With Michelle Page By Chris 15/3/07

Michelle Page is an amazing young actress .

She is one of most wonderful,sweet,kind,awesome people I know .

Some one who deserves the work she is getting and the success.

Plus roles in Cold Case,Standoff and Bones.

You will being hearing a lot more, believe me.

She is an amazing friend and some who was worthy of another interview

Their will be plenty more to come.

Her IMDB Page

1. What have you been up too since the last interview?

I’ve been working a lot since the last interview. I worked three guest stars in a row – CBS’ COLD CASE and FOX series BONES and STANDOFF. Plus, I filmed a supporting role in Lindsay Lohan’s upcoming film, I KNOW WHO KILLED ME for TriStar. I’m absolutely loving it!

2. How did you get the role in the movie I Know Who Killed Me?

I had an audition on a Saturday morning in Beverly Hills with the casting director, Dino Ladki and the director, Chris Sivertson. I actually originally auditioned for a different role in the film, but the director thought that I could really pull off the emotion of the character Gabrielle Sherwood. In the film, four girls are attacked by the same man – two are found brutally murdered, while Lindsay’s character and mine, Gabrielle, survive. It’s such a great, clever horror film that I’m really excited to be part of, even if it was a small, supporting role! I think the audience will really enjoy it!

3. What was it like playing the character Gabrielle?

Oh, I loved it. Any kind of emotionally challenging role that I can dig into, I’m thrilled! I’m really honored that Chris (dir) and Dino (casting dir) gave me this role, because it really allowed me to show more of what I can do as an actor.

4. Was it fun and exciting working on the movie?

Always!!! I just love to work…so, any project that I’m attached to, I thoroughly enjoy it…the whole process…from casting to pre-production to learning my lines to wardrobe to actually filming. I even enjoy sitting in the hair and makeup chair. Haha. It’s an exciting industry to be part of, and I’m just thankful to be working so much!

Michelle Page

Copyright Afterparty247.com Photographer CJ Jarveaux

5. How did you get the parts on Cold Case, Bones and Standoff?

I first filmed STANDOFF, and I went through the process as any actor would. I had an audition with the casting director at Universal Studios, and he told me right then that I’d have a callback the next day. So, the next day, I met with the director and producer at Fox Studios, and I was hired that night. I played Darah Keegan, the fourth and youngest wife of a polygamist in an episode titled “Road Trip,” which will be airing in the states in early April when the show returns from hiatus. I run away from my husband, he kidnaps me, rapes me, and the FBI Team of the show (which stars Ron Livingston) have to save me. Exciting!

For COLD CASE, it was a little bumpier. In the episode titled “The Good-Bye Room,” there are two unwed, pregnant girls in 1964 sent to a house run by nuns. The one girl, Hilary West, is naĂŻve, can’t wait to have her baby, and believes her boyfriend will marry her. The other, Karen Watson, is a rough, tough girl, ready to get rid of the “brat” growing inside her. I originally auditioned for Hilary on a Friday morning. The day I auditioned, I was given a callback to meet with the director, writer, and producer that night. After that session, I was booked for the role. I was so excited! It made my weekend, but Monday morning came around, and I was told that the producers wanted to see me again for the other role of Karen Watson. I was shocked, and I felt betrayed, but sometimes, things like that happen. So, I went in for the role of Karen that night again for the director, writer, and producer. The next day, I was officially cast as Karen Watson. What a roller coaster! The director later told me that they needed a stronger actress for the role of Karen because it was a tougher, more emotional role, and I’m very thankful that they wanted me for that role instead. I loved it. Really well-written and directed episode.

I just finished BONES not too long ago. I was filming COLD CASE when they began auditions for my role on the episode, “Player Under Pressure.” The casting director knows me…so, I was brought in straight to callbacks, not even really knowing what the role was. So, I met with the director and producer…and the day after, I was hired. In the episode, a college basketball player is found murdered, and David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, who star on the show, investigate. I play Justine Berry, a Gothic girl, who was in love with the murdered college student. I didn’t know the role was Gothic when I auditioned, but they saw my Gothic pictures on IMDB.com, knowing I could do it, since I’ve played roles like that before. The episode will air in the states in April. Keep an eye out for them!

6. Was it fun and exciting to play those parts?

It was awesome because each role was sooo different from one another. From the kidnapped girl, to the tough 1964 pregnant girl, to the vulnerable Gothic chick. The more variety, the better.

Michelle Page

7. What was it like working on those shows?

I have to say…all three episodes had the most down to earth, coolest cast and crew ever. Everyone was soo great. I especially loved working with Kathryn Morris who stars on COLD CASE. She was so sweet! I really enjoyed working with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel on BONES, as well. They were the coolest duo. I had a big crying scene that was an exterior shot for BONES, and you know, when a plane or a bus goes by, you have to cut because it interferes with dialogue. Well, I’m crying each take, and after we started rolling on one, a bus drove past right during the scene. Obviously, we had to cut. So, the crew started to rush us actors right away into another take, and David [Boreanaz] was like, “Hey…come on, can’t you see she’s crying?! Give her a second.” It was so cute. They both were really rad.

8. What do you do to prepare for a role?

I can’t tell you my secrets! Haha. But I will tell you that when I book a project, I make sure I really think about a role before I start work. Gotta understand where the emotion is coming from…what the underlining text really is. And when I’m actually working on it, I don’t try to think about how I’m gonna say a line or sound…that’s the worst thing you can do as an actor because you’re having preconceived ideas of what it should be. Whereas, you gotta be free…and go with whatever is there at each moment. And of course, I feed off all the other actors…what they’re bringing to the table, too.

9. Any techniques you use to remember lines?

I have a photographic memory. So, for me, it’s pretty easy to remember lines.

10. What have you got lined up next?

Well, in the last interview, with this very question, I had mentioned filming a teen romantic comedy called “Just One Look…” in New Orleans. I play Clementine, the lead girl…the “perfect girl.” Drew Seeley from “High School Musical” will play my boyfriend in the film. Also starring is Randy Wayne. We were supposed to film in January, but it has been pushed back. So, that’s up next, when production gets an official start date. Otherwise, right now, I’m auditioning a lot…getting callbacks. I’m up for a couple other things. So, we’ll see!

11. What’s in your stereo at the moment?

The Album Leaf! Their album “In a Safe Place” rocks. I completely dig the instrumental pieces. “Another Day” is my favorite.

12. What have you seen recently that you have really enjoyed?

I saw “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” for the first time the other day…and I thought it was really cute! I enjoyed watching Audrey Hepburn. She was so charming. As for newer films, I really need to get to the theater! There is so much I want to see. I plan on seeing “The Painted Veil” this week. I really look up to the actors in that film.

Thanks for your time. Any last words?

Thank you, Chris! I love doing interviews for your website!

Michelle Page


The Beautiful Burn

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Interview With Pauli From The Beautiful Burn By Chris 4/3/07

The Beautiful Burn are a fantastic band from Melbourne.

After hearing some tunes I was hooked .

Read the interview and expect to here more from this band.

The Beautiful Burn Website

1. How did you get into music?

I got an acoustic guitar when I was 12 (which I broke accidentally last week)

2. Who were your idols growing up?

No idols….. loved the beach boys, the Beatles, led zep Queen & Hendrix, standard classics….

3. Who were your influences?

Late high school Evay (TBB keyboards & producer) started getting me into electronic stuff like Ministry, Skinny Puppy, KMFDM and thats where we started off….. As loud and abrasive as possible.

4. Are you happy with the responses with the music on your website?

Sure, people are very polite:-)

5. What has been your favorite gig to date?

In this band? probably the next time we play Revolver… March 17th! Supporting Alaska Ratio’s EP launch… come down

6. Have you had much response from labels?

No not really

8. Has the band had much response from radio?

Nah, don’t think so… we haven’t really sent anything to radio though so there lies the first problem

9. Do you the Internet has helped bands get noticed by labels and industry people?

I guess so, you hear success stories….. Everyones got a myspace so its probably come full circle and made the whole thing redundant again.

I just moved to Melbourne from NZ so i’ll only be moving if its cos Ive run outta money or get too bored. Planning to get back to tour NZ in January next year providing we have something recorded to promote, otherwise its a waste of time

11. What is on your stereo at the moment?

As tall as Lions: Self Titled (new fav)… Beatles: Abbey Road (old fav) …. Minus The Bear: Highly Refined Pirates (fav fav)… Meshuggah:I EP

12. What are some of your favorite musical artists/bands?

Minus The Bear, The Mars Volta, King Crimson, The Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Queen, Jamiroquai, Mr Bungle

13. Are you happy how the band has gone so far?

Apart from last night? sure. Playing musics fun, fun makes you happy… any other reasons to do it?

14. Any releases in the pipeline?

Yep, gonna do our first recording for release mid year…….

15. What inspires the band when writing music?

Late night tom-foolery, bad disco clothes, astronomy, sleep deprivation and starvation

16. What has been the highlight so far?

This mornings migraine was a super happy fun time

17. What is next for the band?

Rehearsal on Sunday


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Interview With Jimi From Agent By Chris 1/3/07

Agent are fantastic alternative metal band from New Zealand.

After hearing their debut album Expand/Contract I was hooked .

They are making a name for themselves in New Zealand has fans overseas.

Read the interview and expect to here more from this band.

Agent Website

1. How did you get into music?

A: I have been into music as long as I can remember. I was singing through the stereo (badly) at age 3 and I started listening to my parents record collection David Bowie, Beatles, Neil Diamond, Led Zepplin etc when I was about 6 years old and pretty much since then music has been all I have wanted to be involved with. I have always wanted to sing and play guitar.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

A: As far as individual idols go I thought Slash and Kirk Hammett were pretty cool and vocal wise I really rated Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford.

3. Who were your influences?

A: Wow, this could be embarrassing ha ha. When I was really young for some crazy reason I thought John Farnham was the man, then it was the likes of Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, then even bands like Oasis, Blur, and Marilyn Manson. I guess I could see things I liked about all these groups/artists. I tried to take the best parts out of each band in my own way I guess.

4. Are you happy with the responses from the new album?

A: Yeah we are really happy with the response we have got, more people know who we are now and we have had some very good reviews. We took a big chance with it and it seems to be paying off.

5. What was the recording process like for the new album?

A: Recording this album was a lot of hard work but also a lot of fun. Basically we laid down all the drums tracks then added the bass and guitars then the vocals came last. It was a very diplomatic process where every added their own two cents but in the end the common goal was to get a decent sounding record on a shoe string budget. In total, from start to finish, including mix and master, it took seven weeks which is sweet bugger all in the scheme of things.

6. Was it different to the first two releases?

A: The whole album had a different approach we knew our sound and direction better for this release plus our other two releases were basically done live so the quality is much higher on Expand/Contract.

7. Is it hard to get radio play in New Zealand?

A: Yes and no. It is hard to get on main stream day time radio but there are people such as Paul Martin, bnet DJ’s, and independent stations, that really get behind bands and give them unconditional support which is bloody fantastic.

8. Is hard being an independent artist in New Zealand?

A: It is hard but at the same time we have a creative freedom which some bands signed to a label can only dream of. Plus we keep most of the proceeds from album sales. I think it is hard being an independent artist anywhere, if we had the right deal on the table we would definitely take it.

9. How did you get a distribution deal with Global Routes?

A: We were shopping for distibution and Global Routes were keen. We had a sit down with them about what we doing as a band and the rest as they say is history, now they distribute Expand/Contract in New Zealand.

10. Have you had much response from overseas labels?

A: We have approached a few with mixed responses.

11. Has the band had much response from radio?

A: Overseas radio stations have been more responsive than labels. We get played in the UK and on some overseas internet radio stations.

12. Do you the internet has helped bands get noticed by labels and industry people?

A: The internet has definitely helped, it has made things easier and information more readily available. At the same time though its getting increasingly hard to stand out from the crowd. But I’m all for it.

13. Any plans to tour overseas or move overseas for the band?

A: Yes it is on the cards but I can’t give you any details as yet sorry.

14. What has been the bands favorite gig so far?

A: That is a really tough one as everyone in our band likes playing in different towns. We have had heaps of cool ones, each great in their own way.

15. What is on your stereo at the moment?

A: Muse, My Chemical Romance, Tool, and Concord Dawn

16. What are some of your favorite musical artists/bands?

A: The list is endless but here is a few….

Tool, Muse, System of a Down, Iron Maiden, Mars Volta, Concord Dawn, Metallica, My Chemical Romance,
Nirvana, Guns N Roses, Rage Against the Machines, Jim Morrison, A perfect circle, Mudvayne, Slipknot…..

17. Are you happy how the band has gone so far?

A: Hind sight is a beautiful thing so there is always things that when you look back you know you could have done differently but for the most part we have worked our asses off and are quietly stoked with our acheivements.

18 Who has helped out the band the most?

A: Our parents and our mates

19. What inspires the band when writing music?

A: Life. Personal experiences. Stuff you see happening around you everyday that you think you should make a point of discussing.

20. What has been the highlight so far?

A: Releasing Expand/Contract and getting it distributed and the support we have had from our fans. Meeting heaps of cool people and occassionally getting really legless and going to the strip clubs 🙂