2 years ago
Q: Your name is Allison, those close to you call you Ally, do you have any other nicknames?
A: Oh too many! Al, A, Ally-Cat is a favorite- Lemon Drop was recently added.
Q: What were you like growing up, were you more of the dress-up girly girl or a rough and tough tomboy?
A: I was the rough and tough tomboy wearing bright red lipstick.
Q: What was your biggest challenge working on Fall of the Hunter’s Moon [FOTHM]?
A: Being a part of FOTHM was an amazing experience, however I could do without the 25-30 degree all nighters- I have thin blood. I can accomplish just about anything in warm weather.
Q: Was working on a Indie Feature something you ever envisioned for yourself? What do you think makes you perfect for your role on the team?
A: I never envisioned doing anything like this. But, it seemed to be a good fit because I am open to new adventures, and I love people. I’ve learned so much in a short amount of time. I enjoy the folks I work with and am learning from. I’ve been able to establish friendships from this experience. I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
Q: You’re from Ohio, Is Lebron the villain or the victim? The hero?
A: In Ohio, Lebron is the villain. [To] me personally, he rose to fame so quickly because he is an amazing ball player. I don’t fault him for having a big head; it’s sort of understandable in his situation, but I think he should just own the villain instead of trying to convince people otherwise. Just follow in Kobe’s footsteps. Be an ass and play some ball. Can I say that? (laughing)
Q: Haha. Yes- you can say that. So would you rather go a day without deodorant or a day without brushing your teeth? (sans breath mints, mouthwash, etc.)
A: I would have to say a day without deodorant. If you stay layered, it can be hidden. It’s difficult to go a day without talking.
Q: Describe the character in FOTHM that seems most like you. Why?
A: The character in FOTHM that seems most like me… hmmm… I honestly can’t pick just one. It would have to be a mixture of characters. Suzy is a sweet, easygoing charmer. Alicia is the fashionista that wouldn’t be caught dead in the country and Julian let’s his heart lead him.
Q: Is there a unique family tradition you can share with us?
A: When I was younger, my mom would wake myself and my siblings up on Christmas morning playing piano music. That was our cue to come downstairs and open presents- on that cue, my twin would throw up. Every Christmas, never failed. I guess that’s more of a memory.
Q: In your wildest dreams, where do you want to see the movie go?
A: In my wildest dreams, I want the movie to be seen not just all over the country, but in multiple countries. I think the concept for the film is so unique. To see how excited people are at just this stage with only a promotional documentary and a back story featurette, excites me. Considering the limited resources we had to work with, FOTHM is… phenomenal. So many people have demonstrated their love and support in different ways- I can only hope that will continue. Film festivals, premieres, the whole nine. I see L R Squared Productions going very far.
Q: Seriously, what is up with the dumplings?
A: Chris Medico* did this to me!!!! Hahaha I have never tasted anything more delicious and the fact that I’m realizing I actually can make it myself makes it so much worse. My sister told me I have “food obsession tendencies.” I really never thought about it until these dumplings came into my life. I’ll make some for you- you’ll see what I mean.
*Chris Medico is our wonderful Director of Photography.
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