powered_by.png, 1 kB
Home arrow Entertainment arrow Dark Gallery arrow Graham, Sasha on The Alien Agenda
Graham, Sasha on The Alien Agenda PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Kevin Lindenmuth   
Apr 05, 2004 at 02:00 AM
Article Index
Graham, Sasha on The Alien Agenda
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Within the past year, Sasha Graham has become a recognizable face in the world of low-budget filmmaking, primarily from the success of her role in ADDICTED TO MURDER, which has made her visible on the shelves in Blockbuster Video here in the U.S., thousands of video stores in England and Germany, and a presence in nearly every major horror magazine in the world.  It\'s no surprise that her career is swinging into gear and she has appearances in several more indie productions before the year is out. Recently, we caught up with her on the set of one of her newest films...
Q: This past Summer you\'ve worked on not one but two alien themed movies, J.R. Bookwalter\'s POLYMORPH and Kevin Lindenmuth\'s THE ALIEN AGENDA: OUT OF THE DARKNESS. How was it working with the two different productions?
A: I had the greatest time working on these two movies. I was actually working on them both at the same time which meant a very hectic schedule. They shot THE ALIEN AGENDA here in New York City, where I live, and POLYMORPH out in Ohio. In both films I go from human to alien. POLYMORPH has lots of action and gun fights. My character, Tarper, is a crazed, coke addicted chick with Mafia connections. She is a strong character and I had so much fun with the action sequences, where as THE ALIEN AGENDA is much more serious and disturbing. The ALIEN AGENDA is more about the metamorphosis of the character as she is slowly turned alien. I don\'t want to give away the story, though. You\'ll have to see the movies and find out for yourself.
Q: So you\'re a big fan of alien movies?
A: Alien movies are my favorite movie genre. ET, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, and of course, the STAR WARS trilogy, were movies I saw as a child and they had such a tremendous impact on me. With the last ten years of slasher flicks, serial killer movies, and recently the emergence of Quentin Tarentino, a good alien film is so welcome. It\'s not mistake that INDEPENDENCE DAY is the top grossing movie of the summer. I think this is because today\'s horror films tend to deal with real life events that actually do surround us. We\'ve gone from the imaginary monsters of Bela Lugosi\'s DRACULA and Boris Karloff\'s FRANKENSTEIN to HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. Our films of today thrill us with the action, violence, and suspense of something that may actually happen to us, say on a trip to the convenience store where Micky and Malorie (NATURAL BORN KILLERS) happen to stop by. You may enjoy the film but you\'re still left with the discomforting feeling that you may fall prey to a copycat killer lurking in your hallway when you get home. This of course scares us and everyone loves to be scared but it\'s so depressing to think it may actually happen. When watching an alien flick, on the other hand, you can pretty much assure yourself that what happens in the movie won t ever happen to you (although there are lots of people in America who might not agree with me) . And if you ever were abducted by an alien, how cool would that be? I\'d rather find myself on an alien vessel than be trapped by Jeffrey Dahmer\'s basement.
Q: You\'ve gotten your start in movies through low budget productions, most notably ADDICTED TO MURDER which received a widespread national release through BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO. Do you see yourself working in them for a few more years?
A: Absolutely! First off, I like to keep busy. I\'m always trying to stay busy working on one project or another. Plays or films. Low budget movies are great, in the fact that everyone is involved for the love of the film. Trust me, you can\'t get a crew member or actor to give up their weekend and spend ten hours on a set for little or no pay if they don\'t absolutely love the fact that they are making a great movie. America is finally more ready and willing to accept a low budget film. Look at CLERKS, BROTHERS McMULLEN, or WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE. Thank god, independent film making is finally breaking into the mainstream. Look at how many film festivals have popped up since the success of The Sundance Film Festival. I think I\'ll always be happy to work on any low budget production providing it\'s a good script. I\'m dying to make big films, too. I\'d love to reach a wider audience, shoot in exotic locations, and of course get the BIG paycheck (Yes folks, I\'ve got my Oscar speech planned and written. I\'d like to thank all the people who believed in me...). I think the pressures are a lot different in a low budget film compared to a regular Hollywood movie. Usually it\'s the director\'s money (saved or borrowed from friends or family) at stake, not someone else\'s. Artistically the only person the director must answer to is himself. I think there is much more room to take chances, break the rules, and create a really fabulous film when you\'re doing an independent.
Q: You\'re a woman and you\'ve been in some low-budget horror films. How often does the word \"Scream Queen\" come up?
A: Well, I don\'t see myself as a \"Scream Queen\". Yes, I\'ve done some horror genre films. I\'ve also been in over fifteen plays produced in New York City, worked on soaps, on Comedy Central, done interactive dinner theater, and was the spokes-girl for an anti- smoking educational CD-ROM. I\'m an actress. I don\'t want to be labeled as anything except as someone who does good work. The title of \"Scream Queen\" bring to mind (at least for me) the image of a busty babe running away from some psycho on a tight wet little T-shirt and mini skirt. That\'s definitely not like anything I have done. I have sat at conventions and signed autographs as a Scream Queen of sorts. I told myself I was promoting my film, while making a little pocket change. Truth is, I felt more like a prostitute. The attitude from the men I was selling photos to seemed so sleazy. They didn\'t want to talk about the movie. They just wanted a photo and to pinch or tickle me. The less clothes you wear the more photos you\'ll sell. That isn\'t me. I think it would be great to do a convention if I was involved in something people really were crazy about. Like an X-FILES or TWIN PEAKS convention. To sit and talk on a panel, about a character you played on a show or film they really enjoyed would be fantastic.
Q: What projects are you currently working on?
A: Right now I\'m involved in a film called THE SANTA EFFECT, directed by Nick Kellman and produced by Carlos Cashman. I play the mother of two girls who kidnap Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. We are shooting it out in the Hamptons this month and I can\'t wait. I love going away on location. The script is wild and funny. It\'s going to make an amazing movie. The girls who play my daughters are so charming and talented. I\'m also going to do a one liner in Pete Jacelone\'s new film, PSYCHO SISTERS: THE REVENGE. Pete and I met at the Chiller and Fango conventions while he was promoting the first PSYCHO SISTERS. He was also in Polymorph, playing a scientist who I happily blow away and then drag into a swamp. That experience, plus the sixteen hour car trip back and forth from Ohio to New York, brought us close together. I\'m looking forward to it. A film I did last year, a beautiful love story involving Aids, called ONE TAKE is near completion. It was directed by Dan Waxpress and it should be done by Fall. Hopefully it will do well in the film festival circuit. It is such agony to work on a movie and then have to wait for months to see the finished results. As for this Fall and next year I hope I keep getting the opportunity to work on more projects. Acting is so tough because you are always out of work. The acting part is easy. It\'s getting the roles and the money that is the hard part. I really want to get involved in George Lucas\' STAR WARS prequel. Maybe it sounds corny but if I could be a part of those films then my wildest dreams would have come true and I could die a happy woman. George, if you are out there reading this, cast me!!!!

User Comments

Comment by horny on 2015-05-03 08:35:53
LVJYWg http://www.FyLitCl7Pf7kjQdDUOLQOuaxTXbj5iNG.com

Comment by Daryl on 2015-05-06 14:19:02
I came here to work writing academic papers The London Monopoly board is as fixed in our minds as Nelson's Column or Tower Bridge. From the gritty brown Whitechapel and Old Kent Roads to the green glamour of Oxford and Bond Streets, we know exactly where we stand. 
ned and his friends slot Dr. Burton Drayer, a radiology professor, got a $700,000 loan in 2008 for one upper East Side apartment while living at another home in the area, which he'd bought in 1997 with Mount Sinai as his guarantor.

Comment by Vicente on 2015-05-06 14:19:04
I'd like to transfer some money to this account writing essays for me Claimed Saatchi in a Daily Mail statement earlier this month: "This is heartbreaking for both of us as our love was very deep, but in the last year we have become estranged and drifted apart. The row photographed at Scott's restaurant could equally have been Nigella grasping my neck to hold my attention -- as indeed she has done in the past." 
zynga slots machine updating “We’re starting back production [on the show] in a couple of days, and I want her to be able to enjoy being a kid for the next couple of days,” Shannon says. “She loves New York, but as a mom I was like, ‘No, you’re not going to be able to go because we have a really heavy schedule here,’ and I don’t want to put too much on her plate.

Comment by Samual on 2015-05-06 14:19:06
very best job ghost pirates casino Rohr has been a director since 2007. Ristic, Russwurm andSturman were appointed on July 11 of this year, the filingsshow, four days before Vienna Insurance Group announced it wouldsell its stake in the Bulgarian fund to United. 
diablo slot machine The victim, aged in her late 20s, was walking home in the early hours of Sunday 30 June when a man offered her a lift. He drove along Coldharbour Lane towards Denmark Hill and to an unknown secluded three floor multi-storey car park, where he raped her.

Comment by Faustino on 2015-05-06 14:19:08
A law firm assignment help website review Among those who don’t support the law, six in 10 want it repealed, while nearly four in 10 (37 percent) favor letting it go ahead anyway and seeing how it works. Among all Americans, that adds up to two-thirds who either support the law outright (46 percent) or are willing to give it a try (20 percent), vs., as noted, 33 percent who favor its repeal. 
slot machines maine In her evidence to the committee, Pam Tatlow, chief executive of Million - a think tank that also represents newer universities - said School Direct, , which is focused around on-the-job, school-based training, had been introduced "without any robust assessment of its impact on teacher supply".

Comment by Abram on 2015-05-06 14:19:09
We've got a joint account how to scam slot machines "Going via an internet drug store means the money ends up in the grey market, and that's problematic. You might be feeding your money into a market that is actually doing a lot of harm in the world. 
9 inch slot machine "Part of stopping people is getting everybody to the ball," Kelly said. "It's a lot easier to tackle when there are people swarming to the ball. For the most part, we played with really good effort on that side of the ball."

Comment by Bella on 2015-05-06 14:31:06
I'd like , please proquest publishing Alexander Ehmann, head of regulatory policy at the IoD, said: "Calls to ban zero-hours contracts are deeply misguided and any such action would have extremely damaging results. It would hurt thousands of employees who rely on the flexibility such contracts allow and employers, especially small and medium-sized firms, would struggle to hire the staff they need to meet varying demand. 
free slot machines with feature board “If you’re taking out a bat, it’s to protect lives and your own life,” says Robbie G., a bartender at Red Hook’s Bait and Tackle, a Brooklyn watering hole that has been robbed twice in the last six years.

Comment by Marlin on 2015-05-06 14:31:09
I'd like a phonecard, please english writing paper "We've been writing school business for almost 40 years, and one of the underwriting guidelines we follow for schools is that any onsite armed security should be provided by uniformed, qualified law enforcement officers," said Mick Lovell, vice president of business development for the company. "Our guidelines have not recently changed." 
ned and his friends slots In the past, the costs of ensuring reliability were hidden.In many places, integrated utilities were responsible forgeneration, transmission and distribution. The cost ofreliability was bundled together with the cost of fuel andconstruction, transmission charges, meter reading and billing.

Comment by Walker on 2015-05-06 14:31:11
I came here to work gcse psychology coursework "I'm Italian, I'm gay, I'm married legally to a man, I havethree adopted children. I had Barilla pasta for dinner lastnight. Today, tomorrow and forever more I will choose anotherbrand of pasta. Good bye Barilla! You lose!!!" David De Mariawrote on Barilla's U.S. Facebook page. 
ned and his friends slot In Tuesday's memo, Steinberg's lawyer Barry Berke cited alitany of stories about the insider trading probe of SACCapital. "The press itself has characterized the coverage of Mr.Cohen, SAC and those associated with SAC as 'a crescendo,'" hewrote, citing stories in The New York Times, the Wall StreetJournal, Reuters, the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Time,Vanity Fair, the New York Business Journal, New York Magazineand other publications.

Comment by Jermaine on 2015-05-06 14:31:12
We're at university together coyote cash slot game What’s not speculation is that any “minor issue” for Lundqvist is a major issue for the Rangers (2-5-0), who are preparing for the final two games of their season-opening, nine-game road stretch. 
unicorn enchanted slot machine If the worthless failures in the US government have not solved the problems in Afghanistan after 13 years (by 12-31-2014), why should anyone believe that more decades will make any difference. US citizens should require US military officers and civilian administrators to pay for all US costs for extending the mission. This would force them to be more responsible and make their decisions more practical because they could not afford to waste resources.

Mambo is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.