Gary Wales has two upcoming TV Series projects coming up, titled “Psychosis” and “Vikander” that has sure got a lot of people excited. There isn’t a confirmed premiere date, just yet, but we’re excited to see how they turn out.
Not only that, but Gary Wales is involved in a variety of up-and-coming short films. As a producer, director, actor, and writer, he has been expanding his career in film and television. He’s certainly someone who can stretch his skills and someone who is clearly always willing to learn. It’s these sorts of people who go forward with their careers. We’re interested in what the future will bring Gary Wales.
We had the chance to exclusively interview this Scottish producer, actor, writer, and director. He chatted to us about his upcoming TV series’ “Psychosis” and “Vikander”, his role in “Game Of Thrones”, and the short films “Round” and “Little To Lose”.
Hi Gary, how are you today? What have you been up to lately?
Hello CelebMix, my day is going great! I hope your day is going great too. I am currently in the states right now spending time with my Oklahoma family.
How did you get into producing and acting?
I started Community Theatre at the age of 6, I took part in school productions and nativity plays at Christmas. In 2007 I moved to Northern Ireland where I started to establish myself in the film industry.
You have two series coming up that you’re a producer on, “Psychosis” and “Vikander”, can you tell us more about each of the series?
Yes, “Psychosis” is a show that I’m working on with H&O Productions. It’s a Sci-fi Thriller based around time travelling, there isn’t much I can share about it but just to keep your eyes open for it. “Vikander”, on the other hand, is a new series that will be available on Amazon Video Direct. “Vikander” is about a Detective called Hank Finn, an American, that is on his way back to the states when he and his partner Detective Jill Adams receives a traumatising case; where a missing girl, Rosie King, aged 15, is found in a recycling centre, naked and cut from the mid-chest area to just below the belly button. This dark crime drama follows two homicide detectives as they try to chase and track down serial killer Patrick Vikander.
What was it like to be a part of these series’?
Being part of both of these series is a great honour, I’m working with great teams. Both opportunities are allowing me to perfect my craft.
What should we expect from “Psychosis” and “Vikander”?
I guess you’re just going to have to wait and see!
How do the series differ from each other?
One is a Sci-fi Thriller filmed in the states and the other is a horror, thriller, drama filmed entirely in Scotland.
What was the cast like?
The cast for “Psychosis” is great. There is a large variation of cast members being from different parts of the world. “Vikander” hasn’t fully been cast yet and is still in pre-production.
Were there any memorable moments whilst filming these TV series’?
We haven’t filmed yet, filming is set to start soon.
What’s it like to be a producer? And how different is it to being in front of the camera as an actor?
Being a producer is awesome, I enjoy having a say in the direction of the project. Being a producer will make me a better actor as it helps me better understand what producers and directors are trying to get out their actors in each scene.
You’ve got a lot of shorts coming up, what ones are you most excited about and why?
“Round” was very well done which is currently working its way around Film Festivals. “Little to Lose” on the other hand has been picked up and has been chosen to be developed into a feature length.
What has been your highlight in your career to date?
I’d say working with so many different people, both cast and crew. Each person has a different level of experience, come from different walks of life, and bring something unique to the table. I think it helps make me a better actor, and man.
As an actor, you’ve done some small roles, including appearing in “Game of Thrones” in 2016, how did that come about, and what was it like to be on set?
“Game of Thrones” was brutal for me. In the moment, I didn’t like it at all, the hours were long, the role I played called for me to be dirtier than I’m used to being. However, in hindsight, it was a great experience because it taught me to push myself to lengths that I honestly didn’t know I was capable of reaching. It was a serious learning experience and I’m grateful for the opportunity.
What has been your favourite role to play so far?
I’m not sure, they have all been great and uniquely challenging.
What acting roles do you have coming up?
At the moment, there are few things that have been presented but nothing set in stone.
If you could either be a producer of a hit film, or be a main character in a hit film, which one would you prefer, and why?
I would be a main character in a hit film. Like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon or Johnny Depp in Pirates Of the Caribbean.
And finally, do you have any advice for people attempting to have a career in film and television?
Don’t give up, keep pushing forward & accept criticism as it comes in, It will help you improve your profession in the entertainment industry.
Thank you, Gary Wales, for taking the time out to answer our questions. We’re definitely interested in “Psychosis” and “Vikander” as well as the short films “Round” and “Little To Lose”. We’re also excited to see what the future brings to you.