Robbie Kay – Cold Moon
By: Jamie Steinberg
Q) What are the recent projects that you are working on?
A) I have just finished shooting the feature film Blood Fest, a comedy-horror film about a group of friends who try to survive the night at a horror festival where everything goes wrong. The shoot was a ton of fun and I’m excited to see what the cut is like. Two other films – Locating Silver Lake and Burning at Both Ends – are currently in post-production.
Q) Please tell us the premise for Cold Moon and about your character Ben Redfield.
Q) Set in the 1980s, a girl is murdered in a small town in Florida. The body is discovered and the story follows the search for the culprit by the girl’s family along with the police. Meanwhile, the murderer struggles to cope with the pressures of running the local bank and the guilt of murder. As he begins to lose his mind, supernatural elements come in to play, changing the outcome of our character’s lives. My character, Ben, is the brother of the murderer Nathan Redfield (Josh Stewart). He reluctantly becomes involved with Nathan’s efforts to cover up his mistakes. He’s slow in the head and is easily coerced and manipulated by his brother.
Q) What made you want to be a part of the film?
A) It was a great script and I had never done a film in a Southern accent before so I wanted to try that out. The character of Ben was very charming in his innocence and I wanted to bring that to life.
Q) Was there anything you found particularly challenging about the role?
A) The accent was an extra hurdle, but I felt I understood it well enough. Ben’s apparent mental disability was another challenge, but our director Griff [Furst] had a very clear idea of what he wanted, which made it easier.
Q) You frequently take on dramatic projects. Is there something about this genre that draws you to it?
A) Drama is what I did when I started my career so I feel I am always naturally drawn to it.
Q) What was it like working with legendary costar Christopher Lloyd?
A) It was great! It’s always exciting to meet iconic professionals in this industry.
Q) What were some of your most memorable moments from behind the scenes of filming Cold Moon?
A) The night shoots always come to mind. Obviously, with shooting a thriller, there are lots of scenes in the dark and in December it was fairly chilly. I remember shooting a scene by/in a pool at 3am wearing nothing but swimming shorts. Our great cast and crew made it easy to make it through the night.
Q) What do you hope viewers take away from watching the movie?
A) Making big mistakes knowingly can come back to haunt you in many different ways. Try not to give in to selfish tendencies because it can lead to something much more consequential.
Q) What advice would you give someone interested in becoming an actor or actress?
Q) If it’s something you really want to do, then you should go ahead and pursue it. Do everything you can as long as you enjoy it. But always have a contingency, whether it’s another degree in college or an interest in another industry, because this one can be very unforgiving. It is full of ups and downs and it can be difficult to navigate at times.
Q) You are a part of social media. Are you looking forward to the instant fan feedback film viewers will provide?
A) Social media is great in that sense. It’s nice to be able to see everyone’s thoughts on the movie and since this one has been in post-production for a while, I know a lot of people are excited to see it so hopefully it’ll be fulfilling for them.
Q) What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your work?
A) Thank you for all the support over the years. I hope there will be many more projects for us all to get excited about in the near future!