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Tim Ross2.jpgIn preparation for their Charlotte screening of Waiting for Butterflies Thursday, July 17th, THE iNDEE introduces Tim Ross who plays Noah in their "Meet The Actors" series.

What was your favorite part of playing the character in Waiting for Butterflies?

I remember having a conversation with Kent Allen, co-writer/director, about why I wanted to play this character. It was during casting process. I was so happy that he asked me because often in casting you don't get to really speak your mind. I was able to tell him I wanted to play Noah because he was a flawed man, but that his character also changed everyone in the story and that he changed as well. I loved being able to play him before his terrible mistakes and during his redemptive process. It was also pretty cool to do a scene in prison.

What are your hobbies/pastimes?

One of my biggest hobbies is going to see movies. Even when I'm home I almost always watch movies instead of television shows. I'm in love with that storytelling form because I think it will make me a better film actor. Golf has been a lifelong passion and for the same reason as acting. I will never ever master it although I can certainly try to get better at it. I find it to be very satisfying to know that I can always get better. And for the last 10 years hanging out with my boys has been my number one hobby.

How did you know you wanted to be an actor? How long have you been acting?

I knew I wanted to be an actor my senior year in high school. I played the lead in a classic play called The Crucible. As soon that play was over I switched majors and colleges and never looked back. I got my first professional job my freshman year in college and have been working professionally ever since. I'm starting my third decade as a professional actor.

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

Lots of people think that I am confident and even cocky but I'm very insecure. I never thought I had natural talent so I worked very very hard to improve and get better and I think I have become a survivor in the business through hard work and determination more than natural born talent. But I'm proud of that.

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

I really love the films from the 70s and 80s like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe HustlerGodfather movies, etc. those were amazing times for filmmaking and storytelling. I also like some smaller inspirational film like Searching for Bobby Fischer, Hoosiers, Slumdog millionaire and others. Some of my favorite directors are Kurasawa, Frank Capra, John Cassavettes and Spielberg. William Goldman is one of my favorite screen writers. 

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

I would probably want to talk to someone like Woody Allen to find out his secret for being so prolific in filmmaking. I admire people who can generate so much work.

What was the last movie you watched? Impressions?

I took my boys to a meeting a screening of Earth to Echo. I thought it was a fun film that had some of the same spirit to it as movies like Goonies and ET.

What are some upcoming film projects you are working on?

I just signed on to do a feature that is a very interesting thriller. The script has already won numerous awards and it is a extremely interesting story I look forward to be part of. My character is in 90% of the movie and I enjoy the challenge help me carry the story.

Is there a director you would love to work with someday?

That's a tricky question because there aren't many real actor's directors [out] there. I had the honor of working with Barry Levinson on a film. He is an Academy Award-winning director and he actually had very nice things to say to me my last day on the set but there was so much going on there was virtually no one-on-one interaction. That's one of the reasons I love the independent film and why I've so enjoyed working with people like Richard ClarkKent AllenRyen Thomas and others. There is so much more interaction and collaboration on an indie film.

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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.

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