Johnny Cannizzaro also shares his experience working behind as well as in front of the camera. Read about that and more in this interesting interview with talented Actor and Filmmaker: JOHNNY CANNIZZARO.
JC: I feel honored that I had the chance to be a part of it and work with such an incredible team of people! The first time I had the chance to speak to Mr. Eastwood was my first day on set. He approached me to welcome me to the film and that definitely helped to ease my nerves and the pressure of wanting to do a great job.
Amazingly, He let Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda, John Lloyd Young and myself improv a scene for close to ten minutes that day which ultimately got cut but I'll never forget how easy going he was. The memory of him allowing us that freedom to play will stay with me forever.
JC: Writing and producing are much more fulfilling then I ever thought they would be. Something that I realized about myself creatively speaking is that when I have a clear vision for what I want a project to be, especially if I write it, I like to remain in the driver's seat. Though I love to collaborate with others and hope to do much more of that in the coming years, It's important for actors especially those in my age group to wear as many different hats as possible in order to sustain a long-lasting career. To answer your question, it was definitely a worthwhile experience! :)
SJ: Who or what inspired you in your impressive career?
I'm incredibly inspired by directors and writers who know how to tell a story that invokes genuine emotion from an audience. That's why working with Clint was so incredibly invaluable! I've always been a fan of silent films because conveying a compelling story with no dialogue is truly a lost art but so powerful when achieved affectively. I suppose I'm inspired by passion and the desire to want to make films that will affect and possibly change someone's life! That's the reason I always wanted to be an actor and thankfully, I find it to still be the case.
SJ: Is there anything else that you would like to talk about that we have not covered?
SL: What's next for Johnny Cannizzaro?
JC: Currently, we are in post-production of a short film that I produced and acted in opposite Anthony Geary of GENERAL HOSPITAL called THE OBITUARY. You should be hearing more about it in the coming months as we begin to submit to festivals etc. Other than that, you can catch me in the series premiere of USA's networks newest drama COLONY later this year. I'm just about to launch my own production company, 3Atrical Entertainment, which I'm also very excited about so keep an eye out for that! I'm very fortunate to have all the opportunities I've had the past couple of years, but as anyone can tell you, this industry is a crapshoot. Determination and perseverance always win out in the end and keeping a positive attitude will go a long way to achieving your dreams. :) Thank you so much for wanting to talk to me, and I look forward to the next time!
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