Today’s interview is with Donald Drew Russom who plays the role of JOSH as an adult in CHRISTMAS RIDE.
What are your personal career goals for your future?
My personal career goals are to become a successful Screenwriter and Director. Graduate school is my short term, but for the long haul, I want to write something than be the one to bring it to life.

Who is your biggest inspiration?
I have many inspirations, but I would have say that my biggest inspiration would have to be Alfred Hitchcock. He is one of the few Directors that when I watch one of his films I find something new or different from any other film. He was willing to experiment, and in doing so his name has become part of film terminology.

What have you learned from being in this film so far?
I’ve gained some experience as an actor rather than a Director of a production.

What is your favorite movie and why?
I actually don’t have a favorite movie. I like all genres plus I try to expand my knowledge of films by watching as many diverse films as I can.

What is your acting background?
For the most part I have no acting background. I played a role in my 9th grade play and in a few projects, but those were because I didn’t have anyone else to play the role. Although I have been attending Forrest Pruett’s Indie Acting Studio for quite some time now, and it has really helped me get inside the mind of an actor.

Where are you from?
I live in the suburbs of Lakeland, TN.

How did you get involved with Christmas Ride?
Karen Francis sent me a message through Facebook asking if I could help out with the film.   So I didn’t want to miss an opportunity.

What has been your biggest challenge in the production?
The only big challenges were the time constraints that the actors and myself were under. We all had other places to be after the shoot.
Donald Drew Russom


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