KingWolf catches up with actor Hick Cheramie, to talk about his passion for acting and what’s next for him career-wise.
1. What attracted you to this movie, OBSIDIAN?
What initially attracted me was the fact that Erica was so passionate about it and I love the horror genre. I was excited to about getting my first big speaking role and how we can make her story come to life.
2. Tell us a little about your character, Mick?
My character Mick was based on the director’s dear friend in real life, Nick. Mick embodies a very sarcastic and in your face kind of person, but one you can’t help but to love. I was humbled to be able to honor his memory.
3. How is this character like you? Different?
The character and I were a lot alike in the sense of us both battling something very difficult in life. I was able to relate a lot with the demons that my character fought within and the metaphorical walk we both took, his in the more literal sense and mine with my sobriety.
4. What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
The most difficult aspect, like any production, were the quick script changes and timing. Being my first speaking role, it was harder to adapt at first, but the director made the changes easy, comfortable, and convenient.
5. How was it working with Director Erica Summers?
Being able to work with Erica was an absolute dream for my first ever speaking role. I feel like I’m truly lucky to be able to have worked with someone so dedicated and passionate about their work. Although challenging at times, I wouldn’t trade it for anything because she taught me so much about what I loved to do and we were all able to have fun while doing it.
6. What was your favorite day on set? Why?
My favorite day on set would have to be any day on set because all of it was a different challenge and learning experience. The most memorable day for me would have to be the day I got to do a scene with Tom Proctor.
7. Besides yourself, what celebrity would you like to see tackle this character?
The person I would love to see tackle this character would have to be a young Sean Penn.
8. Who do you look up to in the industry (as an actor/director/etc.)?
It’s a constant change. One day I was working with Bryan Cranston and he inspired me, and at another point recently I was working with Will Smith. It changes all the time. During the time working on Obsidian, Erica and her story inspired me a lot.
9. What would you consider your "dream role"?
Like a specific kind of character you've always wanted to play, but haven't found the opportunity yet. Who would that character be? My dream role would have to be playing a serial killer.
10. What is next for Hick? Do you have any new projects you are currently working on?
I am currently signed with an agency and every month has given me a new opportunity. I just take each day as they come, with each project being a new learning experience. I do have projects that are in post production right now, coming out in 2023.
Indie film supporters, check out Hick's horror film OBSIDIAN. During the trial of a tissue regeneration drug called Obsidian, the patients start to experience hellish side effects proving the quest for perfection can be deadly.