This month Festival Director Denise Gossett spoke with Laura Ann Tull, actress of 2012’s "Chemical 13"!

DG: What is your name and company URL?

LT: I have four:
www.lauraanntull.artistichope.com
Www.womenlovepeace.artistichope.com
Www.artistichope.com
http://m.imdb.com/name/nm1913224/

DG: What is your specialty...filmmaking or screenwriting?

LT: I'm primarily trained as an actress, but I've dabbled in writing and studied post production (digital media), going so far as editing my own reels, making a PSA for cancer, some short video work, and I've been a set photograher. Working on Certificate at SMC.

DG: What are you currently working on?

LT: Learning sound engineering and trying to get myself out there acting wise. I've even been recording myself doing monologues. I've done a table read for someone and I'd wish he'd cast me. I nailed it vocally.

DG: Well, my fingers are crossed for you! Who do you consider your mentor and why?

LT: Tim Russ has given me advice. I'm some times not certain I'm good at following. I sometimes wish I knew how to connect to people in the industry as mentors. I also admire John Hawked, Paula Malcomson & Tim De Kay, worked on set with both.

DG: Why do you think the horror/sci-fi genres have such a large following?

LT: Because it actually encompasses a diverse number of subjects and types. Horror can be monsters, ghosts, slasher, thriller, while sci-fi can be space, time, fantasy, technology. There are many flavors that attract many types.

DG: What do you love most about this business?

LT: Acting and creative possibilities.

DG: What do you dislike most about this business?

LT: Egos and snobbery. Judging by surface instead of work and talent, especially women.

DG: I hear ya! It is frustrating...however, women are writing and directing more and it's very exciting! What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

LT: Being alive and having had films in festivals like Shriekfest as an actress. Chemical 13, and A.B.S especially. A.B.S has been in 13+ festivals.

DG: That is great! I know you've had some health issues in the past and I'm very glad they are in the past! Any advice you'd like to give newbies?

LT: Love yourself. Don't forget to enjoy the ride.

DG: Great advice! The "ride" is what we will experience the most, so, we must enjoy the entire journey. Anything else you'd like to say?

LT: Someone have the guts to produce the Shriekfest winner "Nevermore" and do it so I can play the lead. And thank you.

DG: LOL Thank you Laura! It was great chatting!