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Kalon Jackson, actor: DESIRE IN NEW YORK

February 23, 2015
Kalon Jackson plays "Ray" in DESIRE IN NEW YORK

Kalon Jackson plays “Ray” in DESIRE IN NEW YORK

1Q: Tell us how you became involved with DESIRE IN NEW YORK, and how you prepared for your role.

I was contacted after submitting for the role of Ray, I felt that the character of Ray, although supporting, had his own story to tell so I went out and study NY street musicians, saw how they moved, the way they connected with the audience through their music, as well as the connection with someone older that seemed to have a entire different world and experiences to share.

2Q: Cinequest Film Festival is hosting the World Premiere of DESIRE IN NEW YORK. Explain to us how it feels to bring this film before audiences for the first time, and what do you think their reaction will be to your film?

Wow is that even possible to put into words? Ok let’s see..its ALWAYS exciting to hear that a festival especially one as prestigious as Cinequest recognizes your craft and creativity of something you’ve been a part of because you believe there’s a story there worth telling. At the same time it can be overwhelming not knowing how the audience will respond but seeing how 50 Shades did so well in box office I think we’re safe! Lol

3Q: What was your best and/or worst experience while making DESIRE IN NEW YORK?

My best experience was getting a chance to work on a guerilla style film project with a great cast and crew that all had the focus to see the project through fruition. The worst definitely would be filming a sex scene outside during the winter time (by the water) in New York! Final answer.

4Q: Festival audiences often have to make hard decisions about what to see, and the catalog descriptions sometimes run together. In your own words, why should people see your film?

Its a Passionate, Emotional, character driven story that uncovers desires that many people try to keep hidden from fear of how others will perceive them.

5Q: Time to pre-plan: You just won the Oscar for DESIRE IN NEW YORK. Give us your acceptance speech.

Wow, I always dreamed of this day and yet now that the moment is here I’m speechless. First I would like to thank God because without him I wouldn’t have the Desire in my heart and Talent to create the characters that you all embrace and feel connected to. My mom for sacrificing so much and instilling morals and beliefs that I could be whatever I wanted to and to never forget my foundation. Last but not least I would like to thank the fans, cast and crew and the awesome academy for the selection. Because of you all, I’m going to continue to work harder to bring you the Best Entertainment money can buy!

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