The Lovely Brinke Stevens

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Scream Queen Brinke Stevens spent 3 days filming in Racine

1. How did you get involved with Jason Paul Collum and the movies October Moon and November Son?

Back in the 1990’s, Jason first wrote me a letter to introduce himself.  Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and started making movies here.  I starred in his short film “Julia Wept”, and we were both involved with Dave DeCoteau’s “The Frightening” and also “Deadly Stingers”.  Later on, Jason included me in two horror documentaries: “Screaming in High Heels” and “Something to Scream About”, and he shot bonus material of me for the re-release of “Slumber Party Massacre”.   I’m also featured in his book “Assault of the Killer B’s”.  Eventually, Jason returned to his native Wisconsin.  He’s brought me to Racine WI for several projects, including “Shy of Normal” and most recently “Safe Inside”.  I was thrilled that he offered me such a great role in “October Moon” and “November Son”.  He’s an amazingly nice guy, as well as a very talented filmmaker; I’ve always loved working with him.

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2. What was it like filming the scene with the coffin on the lake during November Son?

For a nightmare sequence, Jason asked me to wade into a scummy pond and open up a floating coffin, then tussle with a not-so-dead corpse.  I was understandably reluctant, as there might’ve been leeches or other predators in the dark water.  But several crewmen also had to enter the lake, so I bravely played out that scene.  Later, as I was showering pond-scum out of my hair, I started laughing at the weird things I will do as an actress that I’d never even consider doing in real life!

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3. How would you describe your character in these films?

‘Nancy’ is very sympathetic and a good friend to the protagonist.  I’ve played my share of villains, so it was nice to be a likeable character.  Of course, she does suffer a bit in the second film!

4. How do people find out more about you and your films?

My website is www.brinke.com, and my full resume can be found on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0828288/#Actress

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Tonjia Atomic is an award-winning filmmaker, actress, musician, jeweler, and freelance writer. Her films include Plain Devil, Walking to Linas, Claudia Qui, and the Raw Meat series. Her writing has been featured in several online and print magazines. She's in the bands Duet To-It, Huh-Uh, and Filthy Issue. Tonjia is also a martial artist. She has spent several years training in Jeet Kune Do with Taky and Andy Kimura at the the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle.

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