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It's time for another Meet The iNDEE spotlight! We would love for you to get to know a little more about Dale Deacon! Please enjoy this interview and share!


What are your hobbies/pastimes outside of work? 

I love to travel, to go to/watch movies and to read. I am particularly intrigued by movies and books dealing with true tales of the paranormal, and have been since I was a child. I also love classic literature and languages. I collect lighthouses as well. I'm an avid swimmer too. I am into music, BIGTIME!! 


How did you know you wanted to be a writer/director/work on set (which ever applies)?

I think I came out of the womb ready to be involved in the arts. I am told that as a baby, I stood in my playpen and entertained my brothers and sisters by making them laugh. From the day that I got my first laugh in Sixth Grade while playing the wicked Stepmother in Cinderella, I was hooked. Also, my whole family is in the arts. When I see a film that moves me, I actually ache to be even the smallest part of a team capable of creating such beauty. 



What is one thing you think most people don't know about you? 

I did comedy improv with a group, Comedy Airlines [as Dale McCloskey] , over 20 years ago. We were headliners in the comedy clubs in Philadelphia, New York, etc. We created and produced our own show at The Walnut Street Theater as well. I did a limited amount of stand up too. Also, I was a classically trained professional mime for many years. That was more than one thing. I guess there's a lot that people don't know about me, (and probably don't care to, (laughs)


What are a few of your favorite films, film genre, writers, directors, etc...

This is tough. I am an uber-fan of cinema of just about every kind, so it's a bit difficult to narrow down. Some favorite films: The Last SamuraiGloryApollo 13LincolnBen HurGravityThe Virgin SpringWhat's Up, Tiger Lily?The Shawshank RedemptionThe Holy GrailEnder's Game. Some favorite genres: Epic, Literature-Based, Science Fiction-Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical. Some directors: Edward ZwickAlfred HitchcockSteven SpielbergIngmar BergmanJean CocteauFrank Darabont.


If you could meet anyone for an afternoon who would it be and want would you want to talk about?

I would pick someone who has passed - Maya Angelou. I have always felt a kinship with Maya. (You see? I feel close enough to her that I would be able to call her Maya. (laughs)  If I had a tiny fraction of her bravery, beautiful energy and soul, I would feel that I had lived a worthwhile life. I think that I would want to know what she feels would be the best way to eradicate fear and ignorance in this world, as well as the hate they engender. I would want to know from where her great well of courage comes. 


What was the last movie you watched? Impressions?

It was a movie made in 1944 called Mrs. Parkington, with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. It's the story of a an entrepreneur, Major Augustus Parkington (Walter Pidgeon) who, with his with wife, Susie "Sparrow" Parkington (Greer Garson), builds an empire. It explores themes of: 1) Entitlement and the moral corruption that it can bring 2) How a family crisis can create an opportunity for bonding if a family is lead by a strong matriarch 3) How love can deepen and mature with time and forged by trouble. It was a beautiful film to look at. I have always been a big Greer Garson fan. In addition to being a wonderful actress, she exuded such warmth. She could make reading the dictionary sound sweet and personal. She was pure class. There was definitely a wonderful chemistry between her and Walter Pidgeon. It was an interesting film and well worth its 124 minutes. 


What is your role at The iNDEE?

For The iNDEE I am casting director as well as a production coordinator - part of the core team.





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Kim Nance Misenheimer is the Social Media Coordinator for THE iNDEE.

THE iNDEE is a film studio in Gastonia, North Carolina that strives to encourage independent filmmakers and help them innovate in their artistic endeavors.