Actress Camille Balsamo is one of the stars of the film “Harbinger Down.” She took time to speak with Horrornews.net. Camille also stars in “Murder in the First” portraying Kami Keefer. She has directed short films and served as a producer on “Harbinger Down.” “Harbinger Down” is in theatres and on VOD on August 7th and on DVD September 1st.
What was it like working with Alec Gillis?
I think because he is a like a Monster Man and this is his first time directing a feature. He really had faith in the actors and let us do what we thought was right. He was there and happy to answer questions and happy to brainstorm and come up with better ideas. If we had a problem he was always willing to help solve whatever issues that came up and be collaborative at it.
You serve as a producer on the film and did a lot of the social media and working on the KickStarter. What was that like for you?
I was working on that right now, right when you called. I was working on filing some of our reviews we have gotten so far. I saw a void that needed to be filled. It wasn’t me from the start but when I saw there was a need for somebody to step up and fill the producer shoes I was happy to volunteer.
What was it like for you working alongside such a talented cast?
It was just great. I mean you saw the film so you know it’s about a crew. Most of the characters have been in close quarters and they are like a family already. It really felt like that as soon as we stepped on the set.
Did you feel claustrophobic on set due to the way the set was?
That was the feel they were going for with the set design.
What advice would you offer to fellow actors, directors, producers etc.?
Just start and keep doing your own stuff. There is nothing like the education you get by picking up a camera, even it is just the camera on your iPhone. You don’t have to put it up anywhere but you can figure out what you did wrong and what you did right. If there is a story you want to tell then tell it. Don’t wait for someone else to choose you.
What other projects are you working on?
I am currently appearing on “Murder in the First” starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson. I play Kami Keefer.
What is that like for you working on “Murder in the First?”
It is just so much fun. The part started out small in the first season and then it got a little bit bigger and in the second season I am more involved. Kathleen and Taye are so good and so fun to work with.