Ward Horton is a film and television actor who can be seen in films like Annabelle and Alto, and who recently played Dr. Scott Strauss on the CBS series Pure Genius. He is one of the co-stars of the new suspense thriller Midnighters, making its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 19th at the ArcLight Culver City Theater.
World Film Geek had the opportunity to talk with Horton about the film. This interview will be split into two parts. Part 2 will be unveiled when the film makes its world premiere on June 19th.
Thank you Ward for talking about Midnighters. I can imagine how excited you are about its upcoming debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Yeah, we are definitely excited. We are happy for the world to get to see it finally!
How would you describe your character in the film?
(Laughs) He’s a different breed. He’s a guy who is very determined to “right a wrong” in his mind, and get what is his. I think he steps into a situation that he thinks is going to be relatively easy with such bravado and confidence. Then, the script flips on him and he realizes he stepped into a buzzsaw with the character of Lindsay. He no longer has the upper hand in the situation and he doesn’t think he will get it back until the very end. So without giving too much away, there is a nice little arc to the story and he struggles to maintain control of the situation.
What was it like working with the cast on the set as well as director Julius Ramsay?
Julius is great. I mean, for his first feature, I thought he did a very admirable job of keeping us on track and getting the shots that he needed. He had a good working relationship with Alex [Alexandrov], our DP. It was beautifully shot. He creates wonderful suspense through moments of the shots and the lighting of the film as well is great and so eerie. The house itself is a character of its own that creates a sense of vulnerability.
And working with the cast was awesome. Alex [Essoe] is a powerhouse. She’s done this genre before and I felt she gave so much emotion and life to the character of Lindsey. Dylan [McTee, who plays Jeff] as well, and working with Perla [Haney-Jardine, who plays Hayley].
That’s the end of Part 1 of the WFG Interview with Ward Horton. A special Thank You goes out to Katrina Wan PR and Ward Horton for making this interview possible. For more information on Ward Horton, check out his official Twitter page and for more on Midnighters, check out their official homepage.
Look out for Part 2 of our interview with Ward Horton after the release of the film on June 19th at the Los Angeles Film Festival at ArcLight Culver City. For more information on the LAFF, go to their official homepage.