Patrick Pedraza is an actor who appears in the short film Siphoned; here is a link to his IMBD page:
Q: What made you interested in acting?
A: My interest in acting began when I went into a video rental store and walked through the Horror movie section for the first time. I was 7 years old.
Q: What did you do to prepare for your role in Siphoned?
A: To prepare for my role in the Short Film (Siphoned) I just pretended I was a man named Javier. It’s fun to imagine being someone else for a change…Wasn’t too much rocket science for the role.. I just wanted to have fun with it.
Q: What kind of training have you had?
A: I’m currently studying with Harry Mastrogeorge. I’ve been in his class for a whole year now…Man, time flies when you’re having fun. Harry tells it like it is with no sugar coating. He is a great guy, he picks on me but I love him for that!!!! Love you Harry!!!!
Q: Why do you think so many people want to be actors?
A: I think so many people want to be actors because most of them think that it’s not a full time job. This is so far from the truth. Nothing comes easy.
Q: What is the worst thing you have ever had to do for money?
A: For some reason, I liked all of my jobs in some sort of way..Wait, actually, when I was 18 I had to clean up oil spills. I did it just long enough to get enough money for my first drum set.
Q: What is the most realistic film you have ever seen about Hollywood?
A: The most realistic film I have ever seen about Hollywood would probably have to be Siphoned. Not because Josh is a cool dude, or that I’m in the film hahaha….but the whole auditioning thing is funny if you think about it…Everyone always wants to book..and we just gotta deal with it if we don’t.
Q: If you had to compare yourself to a famous actor who would it be?
A: I think I would compare myself to a younger Al Pacino. I know I’m not there yet, but I feel I can get that intensity across like him. People say I look like Robert Downey Jr. a little too!!
Q: What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave you about acting?
A: The best piece of advice I have ever gotten on acting was that, “We all were born with the God given skills to play this game.” It is true.
Q: If you don’t make it as an actor what will you do?
A: I’m doing it now, I’m a personal trainer and I write music. I need to keep that creative side of my brain working till my last days.
Q: What makes someone an artist?
A: An Artist is someone that wants to go above and beyond normal in whatever it is they love to do.
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