Filmmaker/Actor Q&A Bernard Glincosky

by Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"

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DCP:

When did your love for acting, film & filmmaking come into your life?

 

BG:

Started as a break dancer in grade school.  Had a dance group with two friends .. our theme song was “jam on it, we were able to get three sleeveless shirts at JC Penny or something with the words “The Heartbreakers” written on them.  That was us in grade school ha-ha.  Started playing ice hockey around the same time then on through college which was a great lesson in discipline and collaboration.  I found that a lot of the qualities learned on the ice translated into the acting/entertainment arena.  It was after college that I started to look into acting seriously, reading plays, studying film etc.  Had a friend who was producing a TV show in her class at the Villanova University film department .. she asked me to come and host the show, "1st official acting gig”.

 

DCP:

What are some of your favorite films/actors that have influenced you over the years and what about them influenced you?

 

BG:

Star Wars, Matrix, Star Trek, Avatar etc..  The Shawshank Redemption,The Godfather, anything Scorsese, Tarantino, Scott, Shyamalan, Howard Stern’s Private Parts.  Love the way sci-fi looks toward the future open mindedly exploring the unlimited potential of human possibility.

 

Actors.. Daniel Day Lewis and Peter Dinklage.  Those guys have such a committed humble spirit in my opinion, very inspiring to watch.  I admire all actors that give it everything they got. 

 

There are also tons of amazing documentaries out there which are fascinating.  Those writers, directors, producers in that genre are amazing.

 

DCP:

Up to this point in your acting career, which project has been the most challenging for you and why?

 

BG:

The Listing.  The subject matter was challenging, brutal & very vulnerable.  The character suffers a tragic circumstance and then goes to an extremely dark place to work things out.  Getting deep into that aspect of the human condition can take you on a wild ride of some intense emotions.  The challenge was staying in it while simultaneously running my business.

 

DCP:

THE LISTING is your 2nd film working with Mario Cerrito III, only this time you're also serving as Executive Producer - Was there any challenges wearing both hats?

 

BG:

Learning to share greater responsibilities and studying the big picure while at the same time focusing on the acting performance. At times being able to suggest alternate shots and ideas within scenes.  Everyone on the set from crew, actors, and all that helped in various roles were excellent people.  Making sure one of our actresses Jessica Cameron got out here from LA – special thanks to Andrea A. at Travel One & the Philadelphia Eagles!

 

DCP:

What was it about the script/Movie that made you want to come back to work with Mario again?

 

BG:

Love a challenge.  We had a successful collaboration with Deadly Gamble, meaning the film was made and obtained distribution.  Mario is a truly hard working guy from an amazing family so when he asked me to be involved with The Listing is was an easy decision.  He has got a big heart and that is very important to me when choosing people to work with. 

 

DCP:

Any new upcoming projects you wish to share with us?

 

BG:

There are several new opportunities on the table as well as honing the next generation of artists as a teacher through my school, The Philadelphia Acting Studio.  Also, I have engaged in some powerful consciousness and belief training which I have been able to share with my personal students, companies that hire me to speak and a wide spectrum of personalities across the world.

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