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The Movie Crypt

Jun 20, 2022

PUBLIC VERSION. Actor and filmmaker Dean Cameron (“Chainsaw” from SUMMER SCHOOL, BAD DREAMS, ROCKULA, SKI SCHOOL 1 & 2, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, WE BARE BEARS, SHAMELESS, WILL & GRACE, ALF and so many more) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope Studio to discuss his career journey. From stealing the show at just 6 years old when he starred in a play alongside his father… to performing in plays as a teenager alongside actors like John Ritter and Eric Stoltz… to moving to Los Angeles right out of High School and working odd jobs for 4 years before beginning to work steadily as an actor… to the crushing disappointment of the first TWO major roles he booked not actually happening… to knowing from the moment he read the script for SUMMER SCHOOL that the role of “Chainsaw” was absolutely going to be his… to the important lesson that director Carl Reiner taught him during his audition… to the late 90's when the exciting roles were no longer coming his way… to finding himself so disenchanted with the industry that he stepped away and found himself once again working odd jobs like a computer programmer, a karaoke band musician, and a Las Vegas magician… to discovering that taking a break from Hollywood was precisely what he needed to fall in love with it all over again… to returning to his true calling by immersing himself in all aspects of storytelling (writing, directing, producing), working with friends and good people that he chooses to work with, and not giving a f*ck what anyone else thinks… Dean’s extremely clear, totally sincere, and brutally honest perspective on the entertainment industry is one that every artist (aspiring or veteran) will benefit from hearing. (SUMMER SCHOOL fans are going to have their minds blown by all of the behind the scenes anecdotes that Dean shares in the spectacular second half of this phenomenal episode!)

Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a writer who has created an ideal set-up to write in but who is having trouble getting any actual writing accomplished… Dean wins Adam’s heart with his true love of metal… and the boys fail miserably at controlling their excitement over meeting one of their cinematic heroes in this heartfelt and fantastically fun conversation that is THE MOVIE CRYPT at its very best!