Anzzia: Tell us a little bit about your title role in The Preacher 6.
Kyle: Well, Preacher 6 is an indie grindhouse film. Basically, The Preacher 6, the main character, is a small-town preacher who comes to the big city, and ends up fighting demons in the literal sense. So, there will be blood. /laughs
Anzzia: So, tell us a little bit about what attracted you to this role.
Kyle: Well, actually what happened was, the role for it, this film kind of came out of the ether. My wife is a screen writer and we had just been working on a film for a long time and unceremoniously dropped from the project, because money came about and the people who created the project thought they ruled the world. Anyway, they went their own direction and we had put five years of our life into it. Long story short, we said we’re not ever going to let anything like that happen again. So, let’s do our own thing! So, I’m out in the backyard and I got a couple of cocktails in, and I’m kicking rocks, doing what you do when you’re angry about losing five years of your life. I go back inside and my wife Tracy is walking around saying “Preeeeaaaaaaccccchheeerrrr”, like whispering ‘preacher’ like this, and I’m like “What is that?!” and she’s like “I don’t know but it’s really cool!” So, we like started bouncing ideas off of each other, and then Preacher 6 was born.
Anzzia: That’s awesome! So how does this role differ from the roles you’ve played in the past?
Kyle: Wow, well, this role is actually, it’s kind of like, it’s a dream role. It’s action, so I guess it could kind of be, it’s action and it’s very dramatic. So, you get to run through all of those levels as an actor you know? So, I get to actually act, and then I get to actually kill people with guns and knives and swords, and do all of that stunt combat stuff. It’s kind of like the best of both worlds.
Anzzia: So, you’re like killing people, but you’re a preacher. Are you a good guy or a bad guy? What’s going on there?
Kyle: Well, unless you’re a demon, I guess you can say I’m a good guy, from that perspective. /laughs But, yeah, there’s lots of demon killing so I would say I’m a good guy.
Anzzia: Well, that’s good then. /laughs
Kyle: You never know who’s listening. If there are some demons out there listening, and they go, “Wait a minute! Wait a minute! No, we’re the good guys!” You know what I’m saying? /laughs
Anzzia: Yeah. I like it! So, I’ve noticed you’ve done a lot of work for the movie where social media is concerned. Is this a crowd funded project, or is this just for additional assistance?
Kyle: I would say it’s about 50/50. We definitely wouldn’t be able to do it without the crowd funding. It’s something where it’s the film’s fans that really make this possible. So, we do have some private investors and that’s always welcome. But, yes, this has been made possible from fans of film, and people who want to be a part of making this film happen from nothing.
Anzzia: Are you working on any other projects? I know it’s a lot right now, but are you working on any other projects simultaneously?
Kyle: Well, we’re kind of all hands going right now on Preacher 6. I mean, there’s definitely stuff that we have in the pipeline, for after this. But yeah, I just got back from shooting the trailer and the beginning part of the script in Arkansas, so we have actually started to put some of the script in the can, as they say. Now it’s just about coming up with the rest of the funding to shoot in Los Angeles, and that will be with all of the L.A. actors here, which you would recognize if you went to the website. So, we have a long way to go, but I’d like to be shooting the rest of it in January, so we have about six months to come up with fifty grand.
Anzzia: Oh wow, nice! Can you tell me a little bit about some of the cast, director and producers?
Kyle: Well Grady Earls is the director and he is phenomenal! He just won an award for visual effects on the film called The Cabin, I believe. We had gotten together several years ago, working on an indie TV project, and hey, what do you know? That fell apart. /laughs. In the indie world, it’s a pain to get something done, because there are so many reasons why it could not happen. So anyway, Brittany and I go back a few years, and so she invites this guru with effects all kinds of computer graphics, and that kind of stuff. So, we really get to go to town on this. Now, as far as the cast goes, a lot of people who were in The Chair, which is also coming out here. Actually, in a week or so, the DVD will be available with Rodney Piper, which is his last film. A lot of the same people that were in that, will be in Preacher 6. But nothing is locked in until the script is greenlit. Basically, when the money is in place and everyone can do it at the same time, and they’re available, then they will all do it. We have Lawrence Chau, he plays in Ghostly Encounters, I don’t know if you know him, but he hosts Ghostly Encounters and he plays this part called ‘The Monk’. So, he gets to have some fun with the fight choreography and what not. He’s an awesome guy. Great actor, and I can’t wait to work with him. Zack Galligan from Gremlins…
Anzzia: Oh wow!
Kyle: …Yeah. So he’s going to be in it, so he’s going to be super, super awesome. Peter Murnik, he was in Justified. I met him on the set of Andersonville. He’s a great actor. He’s done tons of stuff. He was on JAG for a long time. He’s on a show right now, called The Mist. I think that’s on one of the streaming channels, but yeah, there’s a show on right now called The Mist, that he’s on. Yeah, so, basically Carmen Argenziano, he was in Swordfish and Godfather II, and he’s been in, like, everything. I met him on the set of Andersonville, as well. So basically, it was kind of like as I’ve gone through my acting career I’ve kind of kept in touch with people. So now that I’m producing something, it’s like “Hey! I’m doing a film, you want to play?” And they’re like, “Well yeah!” So this is kind of how this has happened. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to meet these people, and work with them as an actor, before. So, I guess they want to continue to have fun in that regard with me, so I’m thrilled.
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