Eps 17 – Actor Andy Gates – Dead Afterlife

Every actor has a fit, a character mold, that they build their careers on and expand from, at least starting out. The bad guy, the girl next door, the cop, the angel. It is an approach to finding roles and networking that can create a successful and lucritive brand. There is a delicate balance between working a brand and being typecast. Actor Andy Gates joins us to discuss the evolution of his brand as the guy next door, the every man and the roles landed with this approach.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Actor Andy Gates joins Doc to discuss his career, his brand and his approach to auditioning and networking. It all ties together. He shares how he gain confidence over time, growing more and more comfortable with his brand and how it helps him approach auditions and networking with that brand  in mind. He touches on when working against the mold works to his advantage as well. He also discusses the films he has worked on and the lead role of Donald Conlee in the upcoming horror feature, Dead Afterlife.

You can find out more about Andy Gates and his films, Dead Afterlife and Lost Canyon Road, at these links:

Andy Gates IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1696978/
Dead Afterlife on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEADafterlife
Lost Canyon Road on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lostcanyonroad

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

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Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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