Nicholas Brendon snags new movie role
For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Nick’s in a new movie!
Sam Freeman, writer and producer of Unholy, told NickBrendon.com, “Being such a HUGE Buffy fan, it’s a dream of mine to have Nicholas Brendon in my film.”
Sam’s mom, Jane Freeman, also chatted with NB.com’s Tara and had a few things to say about the movie and Nick:
“As you probably read in the article from the Star Ledger, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the day on the set of Unholy while they were filming in my garage. I’m a long time “Buffy” (Nicholas Brendon) fan — and still watch it in syndication. In fact, I spent the day after the shoot watching “Once More With Feeling”–my favorite song, of course, is “I’ll Never Tell.” When my son (also a fan) wrote Unholy, he had Nicholas in mind for the role of Lucas, and insisted that the casting director pursue him; Sam was delighted when Nicholas indicated that he loved the script and was “on board.”
Anyway, a few impressions about the day I spent, watching the shoot and chatting with Nicholas. … First of all, Nicholas was charming, warm, and funny — sound familiar? A little like Xander? Yes! He was gracious each time I approached him, whether for photos or autographs. In fact, after he took a few pictures with me, I discovered that they didn’t come out — and when I sheepishly asked him to retake them, he agreed readily. As an English teacher, I also loved the fact that in between takes, Nick was always reading! From all accounts, he did a wonderful job in the movie and was a total professional — and was quick to join in the cameraderie of a spirited crew. As far as I’m concerned, his presence on the set ensures the success of a wonderful screenplay!
“About the movie … again, I’m an English teacher so I’m really fussy! Maybe I’m a little biased, but…I love it! It’s not the usual horror movie. While my son was growing up he certainly dragged me to enough horror films — I’ve seen all the gory movies Blockbuster has to offer! This is different–not like anything I’ve seen before. It’s more of a psychological thriller than a horror film. I’m drawn, of course, to the mother-son relationship (relationships are rarely established in movies of this genre). You also never quite have the movie figured out (despite the fact that you may think you do!) … not till the last second. There’s a little bit of “Sixth Sense,” a little bit of “Blair Witch.”
“It’s funny,” she continued. “I’m excited because this is my son’s movie … but I seem to find myself equally excited about Nick’s role in it. He’s a great talent and I’m thrilled to see him returning to the big screen, especially in such a wonderful role.”
Keep checking back for more information about Unholy — Sam has agreed to be interviewed by NB.com!
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