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SHUFFLE UP AND DIE: A Conversation with Steve Aaron-Sipple for Independent Feature CARD DEAD from Filmmaker Tim Thorne

29 July 2019

Steve Aaron-Sipple is a London based actor with an array of impressive credits to his name, along with some exciting projects in the pipeline. Steve started his career in film and TV after graduated from the International School of Screen Acting located in the heart of the prestigious 3 Mills studios in East London. He is known for starring in One Direction’s last music video (before splitting) which has been viewed more than 200 million times on YouTube, appearing on an episode of BBC’s Cuckoo alongside Andie MacDowell & Greg Davies, and being part of the award winning web series Horizon directed by the brilliant Simon Pearce and Paul Dudbridge.

In our interview, Steve tells The Fan Carpet’s Marc Jason Ali about how he got into acting, his exciting upcoming projects, heading over to LA to crack Hollywood and the impact Netflix is having on Cinema...


If we go back to the beginning, was there a defining moment for you to get into the Film Industry?

I’ve always loved acting from a young age, performing in school plays, joining drama clubs, choosing the performing arts class in high school, but at 16 I got convinced that it wasn’t a viable career path and should get a “proper” job, which I naively did, I bounced around in different jobs for the better part of a decade before I had my eureka moment, I was 24 working at a university and one of the film students asked me to be in their final year project, I hadn’t acted in a few years so was very nervous but as soon as I started it re-ignited all the passion I had for acting growing up, filled up that void I had created since leaving school. So I started applying for film schools as I knew it was film and TV that I wanted to pursue, got accepted to a small screen acting school at 3 Mill studios in Bow, quit my job and have since been trying to earn my keep as a working actor.


You’ve got a fair few projects coming up, what are you allowed to tell us about working on them and where your characters fits into the respective stories?

Sure, I start filming an independent feature next month called “Card Dead”. Its shooting in the south west of England, and it’s about a criminally organised Poker game wrapped in revenge. I play a character called ‘Billy Seage’ a professional Gambler, really confident, arrogant, thinks he is god’s gift, so he has been a fun character to create. The film is the sequel to the Directors (Tim Thorne) first Film called ‘Killing Lionel’ which has just partnered up with a Las Vegas Producer to gain worldwide Distribution with the hope of ‘Card Dead’ following in its footsteps.
I’ve also just finished a really great short film called ‘One Way Glass’. Its followings the journey of a young Pakistani women, trying to deal with her feelings about her marriage, her work, her temptations. I play ‘Tom’ a character that I think kind of represents the liberal country that she has chosen to live in. The films themes about religion, infidelity, sexuality are all very current and also very out there, I don’t think it has been seen much before so I’m excited to hear people’s reactions to the film.


You've had TV guest spots over the years, is TV an avenue that you want to stay in?

Absolutely, TV I feel has grown so much over the last decade, it has made unknown actors into superstars overnight, and some of the most interesting stories and characters have been shown through Tv shows. I don’t think I know an actor that wouldn’t have loved to have been in shows like game of thrones, walking dead or breaking bad. I’m actually heading over to LA next year for pilot season, hoping that I get lucky and cast in the next big thing, fingers crossed!





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