Dan's Movie Report readers, another worldwide exclusive interview for your reading pleasure. Hailing from Australia, Priscilla-Anne Forder
had a breakout performance as Amanda in the new thriller 'The
Pineville Heist'. Her character is thrown into the middle of a small
town maelstrom of crime and murder. Today the actress is thrown
into the textual madness that is the Dan's Movie Report interview.
Fasten your seatbelt, time to get inside the mind of Priscilla-Anne
and her unique words of wisdom.
a bit about your childhood and what made you want to become an
Mom and Dad were both international models, so I was kind of born
into the entertainment industry. My mother was also a professional
Ballerina, and then went onto teaching acting and ballet, so I was in
my first show playing a little dancing chicken at the age of two. I
grew up in the theatre and then studied Drama in high school, after
leaving I tried to give up acting after listening to people say that
I could never make a career out of acting. I studied Human Biology at
University, with the intent of becoming a doctor but woke up every
morning dreaming of acting. After 6 months I changed my degree to
Film and Television and Performing Arts in the hope of working behind
the scenes as a director. While directing my actors, all I wanted to
do was act, so I finally decided to bite the bullet and chase that
dream that was placed in my heart! I have never looked back since. I
am a massive advocate for following the dreams that are placed in
your heart, no matter how big!
agree, following your dreams is the way to go. Speaking of acting,
chat a bit about your character Amanda, who is she and how did you
formulate ideas to portray her? ‘
Becker’ is the Drama teacher at Pineville High. She grew up in
Pineville and hopes to one day leave Pineville to become an
international actress. So far, these dreams have yet to come into
fruition, but Amanda will never give up hope. She refuses to let the
bitterness and hopelessness of the town she lives in damage her
dreams. Three words to describe Amanda Becker? Determined, protective
deeper Into the Amanda character, she has to go through a myriad of
emotions including fear and rage at times in the same scene, how did
you channel your energies to convey the feelings on camera?
of the scenes were quite heavy and required me to really let my
emotions go, so I needed alone time in between takes to take control
of my thoughts and truly understand the weight of what was happening
in each scene. Most of the time Amanda is fighting for her own
survival, so it was incredibly draining and emotional, but exciting
at the same time!.The old abandoned school was actually really scary
and dark so some of it was actually genuine fear!
is a scene where you character seems not afraid and actually fights
back with weapon, without spoiling it, how did you manage to turn to
the raging angry side in such a quick manner? Can you share a behind
the scenes story from the film?
was a scene where my character smashes a beaker over another
characters head, which I was really excited about doing. I would do
all of my own stunt work if I could! It was sugar glass and we only
had a couple of takes, so I had to get it right. The first take, it
didn’t smash, so the next time I was instructed to swing with more
force. I was totally up for that! Unfortunately, I swung a little
too hard and it cut the other actors face a little bit! I felt SO
bad, but the take apparently looked fantastic, so everybody was
happy in the end.
actuality, the events in 'The Pineville Heist' seem entirely
plausible, as it is a small town with very little judicial
oversight. What would Priscilla-Anne do different from Amanda in a
would like to think that I would act the same way Amanda did, if I
was taken hostage in Pineville! She did everything in her power to
stay alive and tried her best to take the control of the situation.
I admire her fire and courage… perhaps, If I am honest, I may have
shed a few more tears…
from your bio you are quite an active person, what are some of the
hobbies and exercise regimen you like to do throughout the week?
love exercise and I am always on the lookout for fun and new
activities! My staple routine is running, I run around 6k’ms 5
times a week, and then add in boxing and Personal Training sessions
whenever I have the time. Beach runs would have to be my fave
though, with a cheeky dip in the ocean at the end for a treat!
it exciting to be in the US promoting 'The Pineville Heist'? What
are some of the things you want to do and see here?
love America! It
is my third time here and it really does feel like home. If I could
plan the best day ever, it would include a swim and sunbathe at
Santa Monica Beach, watching a Disney movie at El Capitan’s,
eating a big slice of cake from The Cheesecake shop, and then
running it off in the Hollywood Hills! What
is next for your projects, new films, tv, etc...
am working with a few directors and writers on developing Features
and Shorts in Australia, as well as working on a couple of TV
mini-series, alongside various modelling jobs. A few opportunities
have opened up as a result of staring in the Pineville Heist, so
time will tell! I love every aspect of film making, so I try to keep
busy both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Sometimes
when there is no work, you just have to start creating it yourself!
you for the great insight to you career and 'The Pineville Heist'. Any
final statements from Priscilla-Anne, words of advice, wisdom for
the Dan's Movie Report audience?
have the power to turn your dreams into a reality. If you are
passionate about something, go for it because nobody else is going to
do it for you. Use your gifts and you will fly!