Today on the Actor Highlight series we are featuring Pakob Jarernpone. Thanks to Deanna Sherman, a fellow cast member, we were introduced to Pakob, whom Deanna has worked with several times in the past.
The role Pakob played in Gretchen’s Lock was Kevin. Kevin’s character is cautious, unadventurous, and the husband to Jenn. Due to Jenn’s controlling personality Kevin is easily swayed. Pakob submitted a video audition and his facial expressions and emotions he portrayed for Kevin were fantastic. While filming Gretchen’s Lock, those expressions and emotions took his character to another level that I never even imagined.
Pakob Jarernpone is best know for his roles in The Deprogrammer, Grasshopper, and Julia. Pakob has 5 years of training in Tatsu-Do, has been involved in well over 15 films, and was an extra in The Avengers, which initially sparked his interest to further his acting career.
Here’s the link to a short reel of Pakob: Pakob Jarernpone
And here’s the extensive list of films he has be involved in: Pakob IMDB
Here are the questions we asked Pakob:
Pakob: My favorite part of filming GL was the camaraderie between all of the cast and crew. Shooting in cold rainy weather can be tough, but if you’re with the right group of people you can have a great time with, none of those things seem so bad.
MPF: Did you know anything about the local legends of Gretchen’s Lock before auditioning?
Pakob: I never knew anything about any of the local legends until I became involved with the project.
MPF: Do you believe in ghosts?
Pakob: I DO believe in ghosts and other supernatural phenomena.
MPF: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Pakob: My favorite movie of all time is Big Trouble in Little China. I love all of John Carpenter’s movies, but this one has a special place in my heart because I have always been a big fan of martial arts/chop socky flicks, plus it was a movie I watched hundreds of times when I was a kid and I still love it to this day!
MPF: What are a couple of your hobbies?
Pakob: I’ve collected and read comic books ever since I was 12 years old. I’m a huge comic book nerd.
Pakob: I became interested in acting after working as an extra in Avengers.
MPF: Favorite color?
Pakob: My favorite color is black.
Thank you, Pakob, for your admirable performance in the film! We’re so glad that you were a part of the production and you did a superb job!
For more information about the Gretchen’s Lock film & for tickets to the ONLY local showings in Columbiana, go HERE. We’re thrilled to bring you a locally made independent film production featuring local legends and made in Beaver Creek State Park! Thank you for your support in our endeavors & we hope to see you at the Grand Premiere of Gretchen’s Lock on April 23. It’ll be a scary good time!