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Posted - 04/17/2015 :  12:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Richv1's Homepage  Reply with Quote Bookmark and Share

Aaron Ginn-Forsberg
Actor for Love A La Carte
Interviewed by: Richard Vasseur/Jazma VP
Posted: 17/04/2015

Rich: How did you make your start in the acting business?

Aaron: I got my start while bartending Easter morning in 2006 ( I think). A man sat down ordered a beer and a shot of tequila and then asked me what I wanted to be doing with my life. I responded with a joke: “accepting an Oscar in 5 years”. When I returned he gave me the numbers for Elayne Stein and Gay Gilbert and said- “Give these ladies a call if you are serious and tell them I told you to call”. Elaine was a well known acting coach and Gay is a producer in the Phoenix area. I let the numbers sit for a few months and then called and told them Dan told me to call. They gave me direction, coaching and opportunity. Elayne became a dear friend and mentor. Since that time I have had the opportunity to be a part of a number of good projects and Star Quest haha :)

Rich: Are you at all like Phil Anders your character in "Love A La Carte"?

Aaron: I think that you always try to find parts of yourself to connect with the character and then build around it. It wasn’t until just recently that I had the opportunity to try online dating- I did have a few moments I thought I was reliving the movie lol. I even caught myself unwillingly quoting a line on a date in what felt like a scene from LALC.

Rich: So did anything out of the ordinary happen while filming "Love A La Carte"?

Aaron: There was a lot out of the ordinary lol. You want to hear about sneaking into an area down town and filming while Tim wore one of the local tv stations gear to gain access. I was nervous as hell and didn’t want to do it… but I did.
Filming the scene on the side of a hill overlooking a neighborhood with Kimber and I “engaged” in the back of the dart. We had a few neighbors coming out, pointing and taking pics- pretty sure they thought we were shooting a porn.
Shooting some scenes with just Tim on the lightrail mass transit train was interesting… had a lady start preaching to us about the sins of affairs after she found out what the film was about and then the homeless man trying to get into the film.
Then there is the purple spanks I am wearing in my “workout” scene. That scene was last second and those spanks belonged to the makeup artist… still not sure why I agreed to that one.

Rich: How was it working with all the other members of "Love A La Carte"?

Aaron: It was a lot of fun to work with everyone on LALC. James, Kimber, Shauna Mae and so many many spot light roles with actors from Arizona. One of my co-stars in Seven Hours in Heaven, Aria Song- actually had a small role in LALC.

Rich: How has being a motivational speaker helped you in acting?

Aaron: Well by motivational speaker I mean pastor. I was a pastor for 14 years before I began bartending (very similar to being a pastor btw) and then acting. Acting felt natural because my speaking style was to tell stories and connect with the audience. That is what I try to do- tell a story and give the audience something to relate to or connect with on some level.

Rich: Do you express your self in an other artistic ways besides acting?

Aaron: I enjoy writing and photography. Seeing something through the lens and then on canvas or behind glass and hanging is pretty cool. Not sure snowboarding is “artistic” but that is what I do to find balance and refresh myself. The mountain is my favorite lady.

Rich: How do you go about finding acting roles?

Aaron: I find acting roles from friends, word of mouth, audition notices, couches, craigslist, finding people you like to work with… the normal ways I guess.

Rich: You worked on the movie "Holodad" why should someone see it?

Aaron: Right now we are trying to get the finishing funds for this family sci-fi film. It was shot almost entirely on greenscreen and I play the lead role as holographic father who tries to keep a real family together after crash landing on a deserted planet. It was written by Luke Stewart as a project for he and his kids to shoot for fun and it just kept growing to the point he hired me. Luke made a green screen sound proof studio out of his garage and we shot it for a few weeks with his kids. The concept art and graphics that are put in the film already are amazing. It is a staff pic on Kick Starter ( I would love for everyone out there to give a little so we can finish it!

Rich: What was your part in "Seven Hours in Heaven"?

Aaron: I play the part of Cade with the wonderful ensemble cast of Colleen Hartnett, Honda King, Aria Song, John Crosthwaite and Mark Grossman. It is a relationship drama about 3 couples who take a weekend away and discover a lot about their relationship and each other after playing an adult variation on the teenage game “Seven Minutes in Heaven”. It’s gotten some great reviews and was well received at the Phoenix Film Festival. It is now going to be submitting to a number of festivals across the country. It was written by Colleen Hartnett and Kyle Gerkin. It was also directed by Kyle. We shot it in 8 days in October and it was finished and submitted to the Phoenix Film Festival in December. They all did an amazing job.

Rich: What makes you think you will be a huge success in acting?

Aaron: I don’t. That is up to luck. I can only do the best I can and try to be a part of projects that I am proud of. Hopefully I will get a break and be able to make a living at this- if not I will keep doing it because I love it and love bringing a story to life. The process of making a film is unlike anything else and it takes an amazing team and sometimes a family to make a good film.

Rich: Which role have you had the most fun playing?

Aaron: I did a role in a western short called “The Bad Man” where I got to play a Clint Eastwood type character. It was a lot of fun. I have been able to play a street racer, a sword fighter, a lover, a wizard,… they are all fun for different reasons I guess. Western X was a lot of fun to film and be a part of… I got to play the son of Vernon Wells (from the original Mad Max) in a super natural western web series by Michael Flores. Oh and I just got done filming Blood n Whiskey by Tyson Smith.

Rich: Do your sons take after you?

Aaron: All of my sons have done something involved with acting. My youngest (age 5) just finished his first acting class and loved it.

Rich: How can someone contact you?

Aaron: The easiest way is probably through FB. My latest project (Meat, by Jordan Wippel) was all FB lol. A mutual friend connected us and I did a video audition. Got the part.

Rich: Any words for your fans?

Aaron: Keep clicking and don’t be afraid to say “Hi”.

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