Mark Douglas Heinrich plays the role of Houston.
How would you describe In-World War (the film itself) in no more than seven words?
IWW security-every place needs policing.
Why did you get involved with it? How did you hear about it? What interested you in this film in particular?
I just started auditioning again. Heard this director was shooting on the RED camera. A friend said I should check it out.
Did you enjoy working on the film? What was the best part for you?
Hearing Action and doing my thing is always a blast. Really had fun with the car scene but the hotel as tight as it was, was a blast!
How long have you been working in film/involved with film?
I started working with my own digital company in the year 2000.
What is your goal in filmmaking generally (director, writer, director of photography, key grip, etc.) and why?
I have been directing and writing my own shorts for 6 years. But I must admit crewing for I (ALMOST) got away with it has taught me a lot about acting directing and writing.
In your view, why is filmmaking and making art important to society as a whole?
Film is the pulse of society.
Did helping make an indie film leave you with a positive or negative outlook on this type of ultra-low budget filmmaking (and why)?
Always positive-indie is a struggle and it's great when you come out the other side with a product something that will be around long after I'm gone.
The film takes an usual sci-fi approach to issues of racial profiling, Islamophobia and the so-called “war on terror” -- how have these issues impacted your life and your work?
Have you been to the airport?
How do you feel about the genre of science fiction? Is sci-fi just for fun or can we tell serious stories that are culturally relevant? (Okay, that’s a loaded question....but still, what do you think?)
I totally think sci-fi can tell relevant messages. Just watch my short The Saving of Julia on Youtube.
Before you started with IWW, what did you expect it to be like working on the film?
Pretty much what I thought. Only saw a hint of mutiny but it was addressed pretty quickly.
How was it actually, compared to that? What was exactly as you expected it? What was very different?
Pretty much as I expected.
DIY filmmaking can be rough. What was the worst moment? If you have one, share a painful memory from making the film, to give a taste of how tough it got.
Working with Children is always tough time schedules and the such.
What have you been doing since you worked on the film? What other film projects have you done?
I acted in a web serial called Adventures with Seth, I acted and helped edit the Tom Sizemore movie Contractor's Routine. I've written two shorts, one shot with the RED camera, and countless spots acting on I (ALMOST) got away with it which I also crew for.
Why should people get involved with, donate money and/or help out on IWW?
I hope everyone can give what they can give because I'm dying to see this dream finally come alive!
What else would you like to say about your experience on IWW? Any funny anecdotes or behind the scenes stories?
The script called for me to run a red light and while discussing how to do it -get the shots, be safe, what would have to be done in post- BOOM I ran a red light. It was like, "Oh shit. Did you get that? Yeeeeaaaah sweet! Mark, don't do that again."
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