Welcome my fourth and final Celebrity Interview with the stars of the upcoming horror-comedy short film, PORTAL TO THE ABYSS. Owen Storey plays Jasper, a character who used to be a tough guy back in the day but met his match with his wife. She turns him into a bumbling mess, being subdued to her will. Please welcome to BASEMENT OF THE BIZARRE, Owen Storey.
BASEMENT: Growing up, what kinds of movies did you watch?
OWEN: Growing up I was into all sorts of movies, but I loved horror movies the most. I was always more drawn toward the slasher style movies such as HALLOWEEN and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Seeing Freddy Krueger for the first time scared the life out of me I knew I was hooked that moment on.
BASEMENT: When you were growing up, what did you want to be as an adult?
OWEN: When I was younger, I wanted to be an archaeologist thinking I was going to be like Indiana Jones, running away from boulders finding lost civilizations not being in a hole, days on end dusting bones (hahaha).
BASEMENT: Were your family and friends supportive of you becoming an actor?
OWEN: Yeah my family have been very supportive. This was my first acting job that I’ve had so far but they have been behind me all the way.
BASEMENT: Can you tell us a bit about your past projects?
OWEN: This is my first project I’ve been involved with so this acting stuff is still very new to me but I’m finding it awesome. I am really looking forward to getting stuck into my next project.
BASEMENT: What can you tell us about PORTAL TO THE ABYSS?
OWEN: PORTAL TO THE ABYSS is a great mixture of horror and comedy kinda reminds me of tales from the crypt which was one of my faves growing up! James McCann is a great writer and it’s shown throughout this short.
BAS MENT: What do you like to do outside of acting?
OWEN: Outside of acting I love playing the bass and I used to be in a glam metal band called Wildthorn who have a new EP out soon which I wrote the first release of it called hurricane queen. I love getting tattooed I have a full sleeve of horror icons by David grigg from gravedigger tattoos who is an amazing artist I would definitely recommend him. I’m am an avid gamer too.
OWEN: I loved working with Tina and Dani they were so professional and offered their wisdom and encouragement I’d love to work with them again.
BASEMENT: Do you have any advice for others that want to get into acting?
OWEN: If I could give any advice to anyone starting out is just to give it a go and have fun!!
BASEMENT: How would you describe yourself in five words?
OWEN: Fun, massive (I’m 6′ 7 and a half), dedicated, outrageous, and kind.
BASEMENT: What makes you smile and what scares you the most?
OWEN: What makes me smile is my dog he’s a 10 stone cane corso Thorne (named after the German Shepard in the lost boys) that thinks he’s still the 8-week-old pup I brought home a year ago. He has no concept of personal space and is a complete slobber monster, but I love him. What scares me the most is clowns I absolutely detest them I know it’s ironic especially when I love horror, but ever since i saw IT as a kid I have hated them.
BASEMENT: What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
OWEN: My greatest strength is I never give up no matter how hard things get or how many times I need to try, I always set my goal to succeed. My biggest weakness is I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress kinda comes from working as a doorman on my local town I always wanna help people its kinda in my nature.
I cannot thank the crew of PORTAL TO THE ABYSS, for being so generous with their time. When the short is available, I will let everyone know so that they can check it out! If you like this interview, please share it on your social media. Thank you.