Evan Marsh graduated in 2014 and has just returned from filming in South Africa. We asked him a bit about what that was like, what else he's been working on and how Humber helped him get there.
What are you currently working on; what excites you about the project(s)?
I recently finished up an episode on YTV's The Stanley Dynamic and, prior to that, finished shooting a feature in South Africa called The Journey Is The Destination, both of which I am very excited about. The Stanley Dynamic was a very fun show to be a part of. I played the protagonist in the episode, Dennis, and had an absolute blast working with the series leads. And the writers liked my character enough to write him into another episode! They gave me lots of freedom to have fun with the lines and the other actors.
The Journey Is The Destination was a memorable and interesting project to take on as it had a very real story behind it. It is about the life and death of Dan Eldon, a young, charismatic photographer who travels the world taking photos. I played a soldier named Chuck Marazzo who meets with Dan and takes him under his wing during battle.
I was lucky enough to track down the real Chuck and have dinner with him and his family and discuss his time in the military overseas and specifically his time with Dan. It was extremely helpful for me as an actor to have such vivid and real thoughts going through my head during a scene.
The film was a thrill to be a part of from start to finish. The trip to South Africa itself was unforgettable as I was able to spend my 22d birthday there. Being in Johannesburg helped me get into character when we were shooting outdoor scenes. From the wonderful cast and crew to the locals and the city itself, it was an experience I won’t soon forget.
I can also be seen in Amy Jo Johnson's feature film The Space Between which is being released early 2016. I play Danny Baker, a young college freshman who finds out he is now a father!
How did your time at Humber prepare you for what you’re doing now?
My time at Humber was priceless. I made lifelong friends and relationships and that alone has changed my life. The Acting for Film & Television program was so jam packed with different teaching techniques that I couldn't possibly list all the ways it prepared me for this industry. Viv Moore’s movement class taught me to get out of my head and let the feelings come to my body movements. This not only helped in my acting career but also in my personal life as it instilled a level of confidence that I didn’t have before. John Bourgeois helped me create a way to break down a scene and really bring it to life. I could relate to his teaching styles and his opinions the most. All the other teachers had such a great way of teaching, each different from the next.