Saying goodbye to fast paced corporate America didn’t slow Swann down one bit. He is one of the most well-known Actors in Denver and when he isn’t bringing to life someone else’s vision, he is creating his own. Following his mission statement “To make a living using my creativity in a way I can be proud of”… So far, so good Mr. Christopher.
EFP Host Patrick Sheridan recently caught up with Swann.
S.C.: My passion is acting but in this town, if you want to work a lot, you need to make your own opportunities. Plus, I’m a storyteller at heart.
P.S.: What was the inspiration behind your movie?
S.C.: I was inspired by Psy and the popularity of his video Gangnam Style. I saw an opportunity to jump on a bandwagon and spread the message of safe sex so I took it.
P.S.:What are your plans for it? Where has it screened?
S.C. As of writing this, it has almost 15K views on You Tube. According to You Tube’s analytics, it has screened all over the world. I also performed the song live while the video played behind me downtown at City Hall last Saturday. That was a blast! I’m considering submitting it to a festival or two but I think at this point people are sick of the song, Gangnam Style, so I probably missed the boat on that one.
P.S.: How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?
S.C.: Oddly enough, I usually have the best time on Valentine’s Day when I’m single. I had an absolute blast this year. Funny how that works.
P.S.: What else are you working on?
S.C.: I’m currently in pre production on a sketch comedy series. I’ve teamed up with comedians Brandon Erhart, Tarrin Miller and writer Neal Babcock. Look for more news on that soon.
S.C.: I like to include inside jokes and symbols that mean something to one or two people. For example, the dance I’m doing at the skate park is called the SwannLove Pump. I created it in the late 80’s. Only a few of my closest friends are familiar with it.
P.S.: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
S.C.: www.swanntheactor.com or www.facebook.com/swanntheactor
P.S.: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
S.C.: My very first film, EAZY, screened there back in 2009. Since then, I have been a fan and I’m glad to see it still going strong. It’s a great opportunity for local filmmakers to get their stuff shown on the big screen.
P.S.: Thanks Swann!!