This week I have a special interview with horror acting talent all the way from down under. Yes, I mean Australia. To my readers I happily present Actress and assistant director Georgie Smibert.
Welcome Georgie and thank you for honoring us with this quick interview. Let’s get this interview started.
Jonuel: What role did you play that changed you?
My involvement in the film and its success has really given me a confidence boost and the belief that I can take my acting anywhere in the world.
Jonuel: Do you have any unique skills apart from your acting which you can bring to a role?
Georgie: I’ve been very sporty my entire life, so I can confidently bring some form of physicality to my roles. I received my Standard, Level One Certificate from the British Academy of Dramatic Combat in November last year, and start working on Level 2 next week. I’m aiming to also completely Level 3 and to specialize in some weapons over the next couple of years.
Jonuel: Which was the hardest role you ever played and why?
The second film was set in space – so it was filmed in a green screen studio and I had to imagine everything. It was the most amazing experience but it was tough technically as I was pretending to interact with computers which would be digitally added in post, so I had to make sure my actions were precise, made sense and were consistent!
Georgie: My dream role is Kara Thrace / Starbuck in the TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004 – 2009). She is such an intensely complex character – a cocky, brash and hot headed soldier on one hand, but also truly authentic, fiercely loyal and full of love, in her own way! Furthermore, her role requires an awesome combination of emotion, dialogue and physicality, that I really look for in roles.
Jonuel: Can you please tell our fans about the work you are doing now?
Georgie: At the moment I’m filming a lead role in the next feature film from Hundy Gilbert Media – ‘The Brink’. It’s a dystopian film, set fifteen years after world war three, and after a nuclear winter which has wiped out most of civilization so the human race is on the brink of extinction.
On to unleash the Blurb, take it away Georgie:
A bit about me… well I started acting five years ago, although I have wanted to act since I was a child – I was always just too scared to admit it to myself because it never seemed like something a little girl from Australia could do. Without meaning to (or perhaps, subconsciously I did), I snuck up on myself – I got into the production side of film first, and then over time, crossed over to the front of the camera. I still love working in production, especially as a 1st Assistant Director (AD), and if there is a film I’m passionate about, but there isn’t an acting role for me, I will get involved as an AD.
Aside from film work, I love to travel – after finishing school I took six months off to backpack around the world, and since then I’ve loved exploring different countries and cultures. Travel has always helped me put things in perspective. It’s easy for me to get bogged down in balancing everything in life, and small issues can seem like huge catastrophes if I focus on them – travel helps me to take the blinkers off and really put my issues into perspective.
I can’t remember exactly when or where I found it, but I would have been about thirteen years old and I wrote it on a little piece of blue note paper with flowers on it. I still have the original note, and I have moved it to every house, and every pin board I have used since then – and yes, I even brought it to London. It’s so simple, and works in every situation, no matter what I’m working towards. I also like it because it puts the power back in my hands – I find it easy to lose drive and motivation if I believe I don’t have the power to change something, but this reminds me that I always have the power, somehow.