Now the last thing i got into Acting & Filmmaking was to Win Awards but for some odd reason i’ve been Nominated for BEST VILLAIN & BEST ONSCREEN KISS for the Short Film “OTHER” i Acted in from Director Sean Skinner as part of the 2014 Z-Fest Film Festival. “OTHER” is Nominated for even more Awards such as BEST OF FEST, WTF MOMENT & SUSPENSE/THRILLER. The other Film of Sean Skinner’s i Acted in that is part of Z-Fest Called “THE YANAM PARABLE” is Nominated for BEST OF FEST & BEST FIGHT SCENE as well. The Winners will be choses Thursday March 13th at the Mall of America. I’m not expecting to Win but it’s nice to be Nominated for something else other than BIGGEST SCAPEGOAT in the Minnesota Film Community. For more info on all this Z-Fest madness Check out this link : http://www.z-fest.com/z-fest-v-best-of-fest-nominations
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Time for the cliche, annual “End of the Year Blog!”
2013 was actually a Busy & Fun Year! I was just going to chill & relax for a bit but couldn’t. Kicked things off by Acting in a Short Horror Film from Director Matt Kowalski called “Christmas Spirit”. Acted in a Sci-Fi/Horror-Comedy Feature Film from Director Mike Peterson called “Insectula!” & Acted in a Supernatural, Dramatic/Thriller Short Film from Director Brittany Gustafson called “Go Home”. We Locked a Distribution deal for “Potpourri” through Screen Media Films. I went to L.A. in mid April till early May to Act in a Horror/Thriller Feature Film from Scream-Queen Jessica Cameron called “Truth or Dare” , be on Tyrel Ventura & Sean Stone’s new show “Buzzsaw” & Act in Jahnna Randall’s Quirky, Comedy, Web-Series “2 Fur 1”. Back to MN for a few weeks to Move then Back to L.A. to Act in a Dramatic Biopic Film by Director Vaughn Juares about Charles Manson & the Beach Boys called “Bigger Than the Beatles”. Back to MN again to Premiere the Second Season of our Action Packed, Dark Comedy, Rock n’ Roll Web Series “One Night Stand”. We’re had a screening of all 6 of the Episodes Thursday June 27th at the St. Anthony Maine Theatre in Mpls. Spent the Summer/Fall in my hometown of Nisswa. It was nice to detach from the city life for a bit. While i was up there i Helped Produce a Gritty/Thriller, Short Film called “Machination”. 3 Films i Acted in this past year, “Truth or Dare” , “The First Date” & “Go Home” are Screening at the Prestigious Twin Cities Film Fest in late Oct. Acted & helped Produce a Dramatic/Thriller, Short Film from Director Chico Odeneal called “Saving the End”. Acted in an Action/Thriller, Short Film from Director Sean Skinner from Red 23 Films called “The Yanam Parable”. Acted in a Comedy, Short Film from Director Alaina Lewis called “Cody & Dean” & Acted in a Crime/Thriller, Short Film from Sean Skinner again called “Other”. What’s up for 2014? Well, i was going to move to L.A. but met this Girl. Fell in Love & have to see what happens before i go anywhere. She’s that Amazing. I Love making Movies but something inside me is telling me to stick around for her. And as of now New Scripts are being written & Future projects are in the works for 2014 & 2015!
Sorry for the delay on this one too - But yeah, so a few weeks ago i got to Act in this Disturbing & Brilliant Short Film by Director Sean Skinner from Red 23 Films. It’s a Crime/Drama/Thriller called “OTHER” for the 2014 Z-Fest Competition. I play a Charming Psychopath named SKYLER who Kidnaps & Tortures his innocent Victims all the while keeping notes on their desperate tactics on in attempt to try & save their own lives. I got to work with Good Friends’ Douglas Sidney n’ Matt Kowalski & the Lovely Amy Cocchiarella. Looking at a Feb 2014 release. It was an absolute honor to be a part of this project!
For more info check out the Official Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/OtherShortFilm & IMDb : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3442612/
Ok, so i totally should’ve done this weeks ago but in true form & fashion i didn’t. The Holidays were Nuts! Anyways, in mid Dec i had the wonderful opportunity to Act in a Heartfelt, Comedy, Short-Film from Writer/Director Alaina Lewis Called “Cody & Dean” - i Played an Egotistical Dead-Beat Father who gets Reunited with his Estranged son. It was a very Fun Role to Play & i’m very Excited to see the final Product. Wish i had more info on the Project but all i can offer you for now is this IMDb-Pro link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3414694/
Last week i had the Wonderful Opportunity to Act in Sean Skinner from Red 23 Films’ Action/Thriller, Short Film “The Yanam Parable” - i got to play a shady henchman named Junk. The film is looking at a Feb. 2014 release. For more info check out the IMDb ; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3394534/ & Official Facebook page ; https://www.facebook.com/YanamParable
In early November i had the Honor & Privilege to Act in & help Produce a Dramatic Thriller, Short Film by Chico Odeneal from Ocean Deep Music and Films. It was a Fun & intense two day shoot! We’re looking at a February 2014 release. For more info check out the film’s IMDb : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3342698/ & Official Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SavingTheEnd
Check out the Great Review for Jessica Cameron’s Shocking Horror Flick ‘TRUTH OR DARE’ from ADVENTURE AMIGOS! So far the movie has been in over a dozen Film Festivals all over the world & Won 8 different Awards. They even give a Shout out to me saying; “Van Vliet has most of Truth or Dare’s great lines, sprouting them with the naturalistic overtones of a comedian on his best night.” - http://adventureamigos.net/movie-review-truth-or-dare-2013/