Interview with 'Elysia' actor - Robert Heath
How did you first break into the industry?
I started acting while stationed in Germany with the US Army in the early 1980's (community theater). When I retired from the Army in 1996 I decided that acting was what I was going to focus on. I moved to Seattle, WA after I retired and started acting there. I booked my 1st legit TV gig in 1999 (Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story- a Lifetime movie). I had done numerous industrial projects prior but this project was my first real taste of professional acting.
Who/What inspires you as an actor?
What inspires me most as an actor is the knowledge that I'm doing something I love to do, not working in a cubicle and working with like minded people to bring a project to life.
What was your best set moment on ‘Elysia’?
It would have to be getting the old man dying makeup applied (said with a smile). Everyone on set was very professional and easy to work with.
What sort of person is going to love this short?
Great question. Most likely anyone interested in good short films.
What advice would you give aspiring actors?
Listen, listen, listen, and, do't be afraid to ask questions or advice from your fellow actors or crew.