-Interview by Nic Brown-
It’s nothing unusual for someone to grow up watching movies, but most people, even the big fans, don’t do any more than enjoy the films as a spectator. For actress and aspiring filmmaker Sarah Virginia Brock that isn’t the case. Sarah decided to get off the sidelines and now this young actress has built up an impressive resume of independent film credits including working with writer/director Jim O’Rear on his most recent horror project SCREAM FARM.
Not just limiting herself to film, Sarah also works in theater and in fact it was while working on a dinner theater production that she met her husband! Now this vibrant young actress is taking a few minutes to talk to B Movie Man Nic Brown about her work, her love of film and how she is able to balance her faith in God with her work in the horror genre!
Sarah, you've been in a number of films and stage
productions. How did you get your start as an actress?
Sarah - My parents are both very into film. I grew up watching Alfred Hitchcock movies with my dad. So, having the love of movies has always been a big part of my life. As far as the acting goes, that's hard to say. I've been wanting to do it since I was little. I was never a shy person. My talent is God given, so I give all of that credit to Him.
Nic - As an actress which do you find more challenging, working in theater or film?
Sarah - Theater is harder for me because I'm not as cut out for it as I am film. I can't say why that is, though.
I played an insecure girl name
There was a line that just didn't jive with me. It was in the beginning of the film and I was saying, "I heard that Jason, and none for you this weekend." I just didn't believe that someone would say that and mean it. To me, it sounded more like a joke. The director wanted it to come across serious, though. Sadly, it didn't come off well in the movie. It was no one's fault, and I'm not blaming anyone for the way it turned out, it's just what happens sometimes.
It was a lot of fun working with Jim. It's not everyday that an actor can direct himself!
My husband and I
are interested in starting our own production company one
day. I would like to do someproducing and some work in the wardrobe department, but my passion will
always be acting!
Sarah - We would like to do some horror, but we also want to branch out into children's entertainment and comedy. We're trying to work on a pilot for a kid/adult miniseries. That may not happen for several years, though.
Sarah - It's getting a lot better. It is annoying how much people will use the sex sells excuse in the horror industry. Yeah, it does, but only to a point. Even the most sexually charged people are going to get bored because they are trying to watch a movie. But like I said, it's getting a lot better and not all horror films are like that.
That was really challenging for me as an actress. My
character was such a sad person and she even got raped in
the film. (The scene was NOT graphic, though.) Playing that
kind of role is VERY hard but wonderful.
Sarah - Sometimes. When I'm in a movie where I feel like it goes against my faith, I talk to the director about it. I'll say why I'm uncomfortable and I'll try and come up with an alternative to it so I won't be a diva and flat out refuse to do something. I don't ever want to become hard to work with. It's a blessing to be in this industry.