From writer-director Brian Ackley comes Alienated, an intoxicating, edge-of-the-seat science-fiction chiller tells the story of a married couple that is forced to confront their fatal relationship issues while on the brink of a possible alien abduction.
George Katt is one of the stars of the film and he warmly granted us some time to talk about it with him.
How did you get the role of Nate in the film?
The producer was familiar with my film work prior to the project. He contacted me about it and put me in touch with writer/director Brian Ackley. Brian had looked over my work and all it took was a phone call and good conversation about our ideas for the role. There was an instant connection and understanding.
What was the appeal of playing him?
He felt real to me. I instantly empathized with Nate. The script, the dialogue, the situation. His relationship. I saw layers and layers of humanistic appeal. Conflict. The ways Nate functions and reacts through love and fears of his own. I related to him and found him really interesting…. goofy and quirky but also darkly conflicted at the same time and sad. I had a comfortable instinct about playing him as soon as I finished reading the script for the first time.
How does Nate change over the course of the film?
Yes he does. There are definite realizations and emotional changes happening within him throughout the course of the film.
Do you find it easy to ‘come down’ from those emotionally-gruelling scenes at the end of the day? Able to switch off?
I don’t think it is ever easy. But, I believe it is a learned muscle that comes with working in the craft for so long. Everyone has their own ways and methods of turning it off and handling the come downs. It wasn’t easy with this one, but I just let it all be and happen and accept whatever I was feeling. I was very much in the moment-to-moment with things on this one, whether it be when we were rolling or when I’d have to come down from Nate. I tried to keep it simple.
Do you believe in UFOs?
I believe anything is possible.
Alienated released in theatres March 25 and VOD March 31 from Gravitas Ventures.
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