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Monday, March 8, 2010


Interview with Kevin Coughlin

Photo by Meaghan Rath

Link to FANS

Question 1:

How did you get into acting?

I started acting in high school plays and an agent had seen me in one and asked to represent me.

Question 2:

How did the idea of Fans come about?

The idea came from my old roommate who is a huge batman fan, and to the best of his ability tries to be like Bruce Wayne. He buys a lottery ticket every week in hopes that he’ll have the means to engineer a bat suit, he plans his potential escape whenever he enters a room should danger befall him and has a direct line to the commissioner.

Question 3:

Name some of the Montreal locations you guys used for shooting scenes to Fans?

One Million Comix, Westmount Park, Olympic Stadium, Old Port, CIBC building, the Plateau and many others.

Question 4:

Where all the episodes filmed using Montreal actors?

Yes. The talent in Montreal is unbelievable. We’re so lucky to be a part of such an incredible community of talented actors and I’m so proud that we were able to show that off. If I can say anything about this show, it’s filled with so many incredible performances.

Question 4:

What kind of reception have you guys received from home and abroad to Fans?

So far it seems like people are responding really well to it. The hate mail to the no mail at all ratio is definitely in our favor. At first we were a little worried because it’s about comic book fans and that’s not exactly a subject that everyone can relate with, but I think we kept a pretty decent balance between what is commonly known about superheroes and nerding out completely.

Question 5 :

Where do you see Fans being in one year from now?

To be honest I have no idea. This is the first big production we’ve ever done, so I’m not quite sure how it works or what to expect in terms of the long run. My only hope is that people watch it and find it funny. Going to comic-con wouldn’t suck either though.

Question 6:

What projects are you currently working on in L.A?

We just wrapped on a film called Dreamer Blvd for the Just For Laughs Film Festival. And also chilling.

Question 7:

What are your thoughts on the Montreal acting scene?

I honestly can’t say enough good things about it. In the past couple years I’ve gotten to work with some pretty unbelievable actors who all just seem to have so much passion and appreciation for what they do, it’s really inspiring.

Question 8:

What is the biggest difference between the people you’ve met in Hollywood and those from Montreal?

There’s a lot more work here in L.A. compared to Montreal. So I’d say the biggest difference would be the attitude towards the whole auditioning process. In Montreal you can go weeks or even months at a time without going to a single audition. Where as in L.A. you can be going to three auditions a day. In Montreal an audition is treated as a lucky break in itself, and in L.A. it’s treated more as a formality.

Question 9:

Do you have any suggestions to other Montreal actors?

Every person who wants to be an actor has something to offer. Whether it’s a certain character that they’ve built up or even just another side to themselves, they have something to share. So my advice is don't wait around for the perfect part to come your way, find a way to share it. Get a camera and a few friends together and show it to us. Chances are something amazing can come from it, and if not, then at least you can say “I tried bitches”.

Innovative Motion would like to thank Kevin, and wish this Montreal product the best of luck in his future endeavors. We officially deem that Kevin and cast of FANS are FLY!

Interviewed by KTH

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