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Interview with 'Stay Quiet and Ticks' actress - Gabriella Piazza

How did you first break into the industry?


Well, coming from the corporate world and starting a little behind the "times", I figured I had to just, make myself an actor..... so I had someone write a script with me as a Lead character, produced it, made it, and BAM! :).  My first short film, To Whom It May Concern, did really well in the east coast festival circuit and was able to land me an agent and manager.   From there, this past year, I was able to land a lead role in the Warner Brothers feature, "Newark" set to premiere Sept. 25th 2020! 


Who/What inspires you as an actor?


A lot of people and things inspire me as an actor.   I think the opportunity to evoke emotion out of people from something i portray, is the greatest gift us actors get.  It sounds cheesy, but being able to make a stranger on the other side of the world, who just so happens to take time out of their life to watch you on screen, FEEL SOMETHING is magical.   Also, I have to add, Renee Zellweger's recent performance as Judy was one of the most inspiring things I have seen in a long long time.  


What was your best set moment on a Fear Crypt short?


Stay Quiet there was a shot where I had to run in from Jacob from outside into the house.  The camera was set up on the stairs to capture the moment I come in and slam the door in fear.   The SWAN that I am came in full force on the first take and took the rug in the hallway with me and slid halfway down the hallway.  GREAT LAUGH from everyone behind the camera. 


What sort of person is going to love these shorts?

Someone who enjoys good horror and concise storytelling.   The content on Fear Crypt gets the tone of which the world works now.  Everyone wants to watch a full movie in 2.3 seconds or else they've lost their interest.  Fear Crypt and their shorts do exactly that.  They give you a laugh, some anxiety, and then HORRIFYING ORIGINAL SCARES.


What advice would you give aspiring actors?


I think get it while you can because it's not going to be there tomorrow when you wake up, as the famous Janis Jopline says.  You have an opportunity to take an acting class that scares the shit out of you, take it.  You have an opportunity to write a short film, write it.  You have the opportunity to go to a screening of something you've never heard of, go see it.  Life is to short, and the path is never the same for anyone out there so carve your own by going to get what's in front of you. 


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