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Filibuster 24 - Andrew Perez Interview

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Interview with Andrew Perez from Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie


Lee Hutchison is joined by Los Angeles based actor, Andrew Perez for this weeks episode. Andrew Perez had the unusual role for an actor of being cast in a documentary, 'Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie' as the head of Scientology, David Miscavige. That documentary was the much hyped big screen debut of British documentary filmmaker, Louis Theroux working with producer Simon (Searching for Sugarman, Man on Wire, The Imposter) Chinn and it would go on to be the highest grossing documentary in the UK in 2016.

The documentary takes the unique approach by featuring actors portraying high-profile Scientologists to recreate accounts of abuse from ex-members, including the high profile whisteblower Marty Rathbun. 

Andrew Perez discusses the unusual experience of auditioning for this movie and what it was like to develop that role with Rathbun and Theroux. Perez shares the what it was like on the set and witnessing the tension between Theroux and Rathburn as they made the documentary. Perez shares some of the amusing incidents that he found himself involved and the reaction to this movie and his amazing performance. 

 Perez also discusses the making of a movie he starred, wrote and produced, 'Bastards Y Diablos', the story of two half brothers who journey to Columbia to spread their fathers ashes. Perez discusses the experience of shooting a movie in a DIY manner in Columbia with just some equipment, friends and credit cards. 

 

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