10 Questions with…. Ellie Church

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1: Could you introduce yourself to our readers in 100 words or less?

I am a lover of all things peaceful,  but can also get down with a chaotic environment when ready. and that’s my daily life , large doses of peace with brief stints of welcomed chaos. I love my family, I love/crave adventure, and the outdoors, which is why the winter is my mortal enemy.

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Ellie Church in “Interstellar Civil War”

2: What made you want to become an actress in low budget horror/”B” Movies?

. I wasn’t aware that it was a possibility for me where I lived until I started working for Lloyd Kaufman,  he introduced me to several local directors and kind of grilled me about why I wasn’t  pursuing acting . But once you get started , it’s like drugs. It’ll ruin your life, but it also makes your life beautiful while you’re doing it.

3: What has been your favourite experience whilst filming?

That’s tough, but I don’t know if I can pinpoint an exact moment. I think the thing I love most though,  is working with a completely new group of creative individuals every time, and very quickly getting to know them. A lot of those relationships remain very dear to me.

Behind the scenes with Ellie on "Frankenstein Created Bikers"
Behind the scenes with Ellie on “Frankenstein Created Bikers”

4: What has been your worst experience whilst filming?

It’s probably not best to talk about my worst experience. .lol.

5: Which of your films are you currently most proud of, and why?

I’m most proud of Headless and the two films I did after Headless , Frankenstein Created Bikers and Harvest Lake. There was a definite line drawn in my head when I got my role in Headless . And hopefully every film I do from now on can be the same.

On the set of "Harvest Lake"
On the set of “Harvest Lake”

6: What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow your path into low budget films?

Don’t do it for money, do it because you can’t not do it.

7: What is your favourite horror/sci fi film and why?

It changes from month to month, if a movie makes me feel something, I will love it. I’ll name a few. Martyrs, The Shining, Pet Semetary. I mention Martyrs not because I got done with it and was in love with it, but because I couldn’t sleep after I watched it. If I have to watch an episode or two of SNL before I can sleep, and still have trouble, that’s a good movie. Something that stays with you, haunts you. That being said, I don’t want to ever watch it again.

8: If you could work with just 1 director above all others, who would it be and why them?

I’m going to be typical and say Tarantino. I love his work. Period. I would love to just know how he talks to his actors , what insights he gives. I could die after that.

Head shot from "Headless"
Head shot from “Headless”

9: How does it feel to know that you have fans out there on the internet?

Great. I love feedback , constructive criticism , inspiration,  and I get all of that when I ask for it or need it.

10: How important to you has it been to follow the path you have taken?

Like I said before, it’s a drug to me, it’s very important,  improvement is important,  better roles are important, working with more and more experienced directors is important. I wanna do it all.

The Pit of Doom would like to thank Ellie Church for her kindness in agreeing to this interview. Go check out her online presence:

Twitter: Ellie Church official Twitter

Facebook: Ellie Church Official Facebook page

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