I'd like to welcome Lisa to Miss Ariel. She's happily said she would love to be a part of the Ariel team and she has tons of experience and is such a great friend. I'm thrilled to have her join us here! Welcome Lisa!
In other news, there will be a new layout coming in the next few weeks!
And lastly - I have an ANNOUNCEMENT to make! Miss Ariel will be changing domains! By February 1, 2012 Miss Ariel will no longer use the domain http://ariel-gade.net - it will change to http://ariel-gade.com ! I'm just letting everyone know so you can all change your links in time! I don't want to lose visitors to Miss Ariel but I'm changing my host. Happy Holidays!
[Crix:] "There's also a lot of buzz around Ariel Gade's role as Amy...were there aspects of the film she had to be shielded from and has she seen the finished product? Was there ever a time/scene on set where her Mom/Dad said 'yeah, no'?"
[Ryan Levin:] "Iâ€™ve said it before -- we got the best young actress in Hollywood. Again, we simply lucked out. She auditioned, and while other young actresses were solid, Ariel blew them all out of the water. So, from an acting standpoint, sheâ€™s incredible. Then, there are these other issues to deal with when casting a child: their comfort level on set, their ability to take direction, their ability to handle the dialogue, their ability to handle the subject matter, and, of course, their parentsâ€™ involvement in all of this."
"Not one of these things ever became even the slightest issue. From moment one, Ariel was completely confident on set (or faked it extremely well); she took direction and made adjustments like sheâ€™d been doing this for 20 years; she either understood every scene completely or would ask intelligent questions so that she did understand; and the subject matter never seemed to faze her or her parents one bit. For her and her parents, it was like we were shooting Flipper 2. Ariel is a product of both her own desire to study the craft of acting for its own sake, her parentsâ€™ ability to be the complete opposite of â€śstage parents,â€ť and their decision to ensure Ariel chooses projects that will help her become a better actress. In the case of this movie, she got a master class from the likes of Kevin, Barry, Karen and Lucy."
[CrixLee / November 27th, 2011 / Dread Central]
[Ariel Gade] plays the role well, managing to have that touch of smartass while still being cute.
[Toronto After Dark 2011 / The Film Reel]
Both Gade and the always adorable Davis are incredibly sweet here, and, in most cases, that would be enough, but they also add to the overall comic nature of Some Guy Who Kills People. Gade is an outstanding child actress, one who doesn't feel like a child trying to act like a child. There's an organic feel to the way she delivers her lines and interacts with Corrigan, a naturalism that makes their relationship all the more heartfelt yet tragic when she finally learns what her father might be.
[Austin Film Festival 2011 / Firstshowing]
The father/estranged daughter relationship he shares with co-star Ariel Gade, however, is what works above all in the film.
[Screamfest 2011 / Shock Till You Drop]
Take a look at the recent reviews that others have said about Ariel in "Some Guy".
The shining star here though is young Ariel Gade as Amy. Sure, her character is much smarter and mature than most 11 year old kids in real life but unlike, say the kid from Liar Liar for instance you donÂ´t want to punch her constantly in her smug face and buzz cut that horrible bowl cut off her head. But I digress.
[Lund Fantastik Filmfestival - Review/Link]
And Gade is a delight as Ken's daughter, whose forceful, but loving, attempts at understanding her father's complicated life ring sweetly and true.
[Telluride Horror Show - Review/Link]
And finally, Ariel Gade, who plays Kenâ€™s daughter. She was the first person to audition for that role, and while other girls were strong, Ariel blew each of them out of the water. Sure, Iâ€™m biased, but we got the best young actress in Hollywood in our movie, and without an ultra-strong actress in her role, the movie would have failed miserably. I am certain of that.â€ť
[Ryan Levin, Writer/Producer - Some Guy Who Kills People/Interview Link]
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Some Guy Who Kills People
Some Guy Who Kills People - Starring: Kevin Corrigan, Lucy Davis, Barry Bostwick, Leo Fitzpatrick, Karen Black, Ariel Gade - Directed By: Jack Perez - Written By: Ryan Levin - Plot Outline: A horror-comedy about a small town loser fresh out of the loony bin who seeks revenge on those he deems responsible..
Ariel has also answered 2 more questions via video! This time she answered Andrew's and Hein's questions. View them below!
Last night, the director and writer/producer of "Some Guy Who Kills People" did a podcast promoting the film on FilmSnobbery Live! Here's what they had to say about Ariel!
She was completely as ease with all these adults. she was very much an adult, I mean she was super professional. She was great. She's been acting - how old was she - she was 11 - and she had been acting already for 5 years. So yeah, she was a professional - she had been acting half her life.
[Jack Perez, Director - Some Guy Who Kills People]
Her parents also - in conjunction with her - had done a very good job of making sure she didn't go down the Disney route - umm - you know - another Miley and overact. She's just so simple and real. She's also highly intelligent and talented.
[Ryan Levin, Writer/Producer - Some Guy Who Kills People]
In other news, Ariel answered another fan question on the "Some Guy" facebook page. You can view it below. I'm told that there may be a few more videos coming in a few more days.