Bianca VanDamme [Interview]

 

Today’s amazing interviewee is a woman who was no doubt destined for stardom, and was born with all the right genes to be a star. Of course, destiny and genes will get you know where if you part of those genes don’t include a stamina and willpower to succeed. A willingness to succeed is by far more important than appropriate placement. And we dare say that the great Bianca VanDamme has definitely proven that she has what it takes to be a major player in the world of film, and has frankly already proven it time and time again.

Bianca has had some brilliant performances in the film penned by our old friend Sean Stone that we all know and love entitled Enter The Fist and the Golden Fleece. And bringing it all back around to the event we have been talking about all weekend, She appeared as the lead in Dominic Burn’s Alien Uprising. The event in question, again, would be the premiere of Shooting Clerks. As if everything weren’t already connected so closely in our world, Mr. Burns is one of the geniuses behind the live action directorial debut of the great Jason Mewe’s Madness in the Method coming soon. See how so many great minds can be interconnected?

Anyway, today is all about the brilliant actress and martial arts expert Bianca VanDamme. She can be also be found in the amazing horror flick known as Paranormal Activity Security Squard (coincidentally again features her previous co-worker, the great Sean Stone), that is absolute must see for all horror & action fans. And Bianca’s career is only destined to flourish in the coming years. She has taken on the role of producer on several feature films and documentaries. And of course you will be able to catch Bianca in the big screen in some very exciting projects in the near future.

So how about I stop rambling, and let you all check out some amazing words from one of today’s finest young talents, the great Bianca VanDamme!

We know that you obviously had some major influences in your life, but I’d like to know what made you personally want to join the world of acting? What did you find most attractive about the field?

Personally acting has never been something I wanted to achieve in my life but growing up in the industry, obviously mindsets change. My main goal is to direct and before stepping into that I was always told it’s smart to know what it’s like in front of the camera before stepping behind it. I’ll tell you something funny, I’ve always wanted to achieve so much in one life time and realized you could only really have one “career” choice, wether it’s a doctor or a mechanic, etc. That always freaked me out and made me realize with acting I could be anything I want so that’s what really made think, “Hey, this isn’t that bad”. I mean what’s better than a grown up playing pretend? I love watching the classics from cary grant and Audrey Hepburn etc. I really get lost and I want people to get lost while watching my films wether its what I’m in or directing.


You had quite the breakout role in Dominic Burn’s film Alien Uprising. How was your experience on this film? Was it a daunting task to take on a role like that?

It was a great experience, my first leading role. I was terribly frightened but at the same time ground breaking for my confidence. Personally, I look back at my performance and know I could’ve done way better but it was a baby step and I learned a lot from it. Because of Alien Uprising, I have more confidence. I know to take my projects more seriously, study harder and focus on my character rather than just spitting out lines. The cast and crew were absolutely amazing to me and are very genuine people, taking that back home with me was what I cherish most.


You also had a pivotal role in another film written by and featuring our old friend Sean Stone, entitled Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece, that seems very intriguing. How did you become drawn to this film? And how was your experience working on a film like this?

When I first met Sean he had asked me to read it, being open to collaboration and building a new friendship I did. Before shooting ETF we shot another film together called P.A.S.S. which we were both in as well. After shooting that we loved working together so we decided to do ETF. It’s been a pet project of his for some time so I jumped in and said what the heck, let’s have fun and just shoot.

It was an interesting experience, obviously a lot of laughs and great cast and crew. It was a lot of fun to shoot, I just remember laughing…I think that’s why I have slight abs right now!


I’ve noticed that you have begun moving behind the camera as well, working as a producer on a few projects. What made you want to make this transition? And is there a chance we may find you in a director’s chair someday? If so, what type of projects would you like to work on?

You will definitely see me in the directors chair more often! I’ve always loved creating and story telling.

I’ve been told I’m really good with people and making them feel comfortable. I didn’t know what that meant until I helped my friend shoot an audition, we worked on it for hours because I wanted him to have the best performance and he booked it.So directing is definitly in my line of vision, right now I’m writing a few shorts. It’s scary but nothing happens unless you dive in.

I have heard that you are also a fan of poetry, which is always great to here. What sort of poetry to you enjoy writing/reading? Who are some of your favorite poets?

I LOVE poetry, I’ve been writing since I was about 13 years old. Not many people get to read my work, it’s extremely dark and romantic. The few people I did show loved it but also asked if I was ok! I found that funny because for me poetry is therapeutic and helps me escape but sometimes I find it hard to come back to blue skies and sunshine. I love Edgar Allen Poe, Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, E.. Cummings…as a kid I was obsessed with Shel Silverstein…Oscar Wilde, Charles Bukowski, the list goes on and on and on.

What does the future hold for you? Anything coming in the near future that you would like to tell our readers about?

I’m working on a lot of new and exciting projects that I can’t wait to share with everyone. They’ll just have to keep an eye out!


What was the last thing that made you smile?

Driving on Mount Olympus, listening to Stevie Nicks with my ride or die (Nikita, my pup) by my side.
That dog makes me laugh so much, without her I would not be here.

Check out this awesome video Bianca made to show that she is taking what her father gave to the world, and perfecting it:

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