Michael and Olivia are a young American couple vacationing in Baja. Their romantic idyll takes a harrowing turn when Olivia is kidnapped by a drug dealer, who demands that Michael smuggle a backpack full of cocaine — stolen from a rival cartel — over the border into the U.S. within 12 hours or else Olivia will be killed. As Michael navigates the treacherous Mexican underworld, he becomes a force to be reckoned with.
In an interview with Celebrity Examiner Jae Monique, actor Shawn Lock discussed what he loved about his character, what he hated about his character, and what his biggest challenge was with taking on this role.
Jae Monique: How did you get involved with Crossing Point?
Shawn Lock: Developed the project from the ground up as a writer/producer.
JM: How is this character like you? Different?
Lock: He can be quite stubborn–he’s somewhat of a gentleman haha.
JM: Is it easier to play this character or to be yourself on set?
Lock: Self on set I’d say, except for the 18-hour shooting days where everything becomes a blur.
JM: What do you love about this character?
Lock: That he goes back, acknowledging love and kindness in the very same place where circumstances forced him to journey through hell and back not long ago.
JM: What do you hate about this character?
Lock: His indistinct accent. And of course, that he can’t handle the situation like Neeson in “Taken”.
JM: What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?
Lock: Taking on/off the Producer hat during the shoot and having no real acting experience whatsoever.
JM: Besides yourself, which actor in this production is going to blow people away?
Lock: It’s really just me and the bludgeoned body in the alley, let’s be honest – no seriously now, if it’s up to me the Oscar goes to Jacob Vargas (as the good cop Jesus Valencia).
JM: If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be?
Lock: Real cliché on this one: The bad guy.JM: What makes a good scene partner?
Lock: Someone who cares about the material, or is extremely good at pretending to haha. And who actually listens.
XLrator Media will be releasing “Crossing Point” on iTunes and VOD on May 3, 2016.