Welcome to a new producer chat, we have an exclusive chat with CP and one of the leading talents from his debut film, How to Survive Love through Life and Death.
JOHNNY REPORTER: Hey everybody, this is Johnny Reporter and I’m here with new HTG producer CP and the voice talent of his film, due out June 6th, Tony Todd. Gentlemen, thanks for coming out this evening.
CP: Thank you for having us.
REPORTER: Mr. Todd, you are going to be the guy who is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, you have a familiar look and voice that is going to make audiences MDB you right after the film.
TONY TODD: That’s funny that MDB has become a verb. And I’m sure you’re right. Well, hopefully they will have an opportunity to do so before the premiere.
CP: They will. Audiences should look out for a few links to Mr. Todd’s previous interviews on other projects to get a better idea of who the man behind the voice is.
TONY TODD: I have been blessed to be able to do the thing I love the most as my profession and so I’m probably one of those guys who you may recognize, but don’t necessarily know.
CP: (waits a moment) and he’s also very modest. Tony has had a great, versatile RL career so far. He’s been in film classics such as The Rock , The Crow , Lean on Me , Bird , Night of the Living Dead, Final Destination, the multiple Academy Award winning Oliver Stone film Platoon and Le secret, which was nominated and screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Todd’s recent films include the independent film Silence and Final Destination 2. He has also starred in many award winning and experimental stage shows.
TONY TODD: And I’m the Candyman.
REPORTER: That certainly is a diverse resume. Did that serve as motivation for you to choose Mr. Todd as the Narrator for your film?
CP: Yes, as a producer of an Arthouse project the goal is to get the most talented individuals for the best bottom line. In this case, that budget was just a great excuse to go out and sign a phenomenal talent. Tony is the perfect fit for this role. He has that horror film edge and appeal, but at his core, is an actor who has a passion for the art of performance.
REPORTER: And Tony, what made you want to sign on to this project?
TONY TODD: Oh, I loved the story. Candyman was actually based on a short story as well. Before I even picked up the script I wanted to read the story the film was based on. I loved how poetic Bradbury’s prose was. The way he told the story was effective, yet detailed. It really put you into a different space as a reader and the concept was brilliant, as we’ve come to expect from the author.
REPORTER: And the adaptation met its standards?
TONY TODD: It certainly did. CP was able to maintain the integrity of the story while adding the plot elements necessary for a feature film. And I could see myself narrating this story. It was something that struck me and I wanted to be a part of it.
REPORTER: Well, gentlemen that’s all for now. Thank you for joining me this evening. And audiences, don’t forget to go see, How to Survive Love Through Life and Death, in theaters June 6th.
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