Tell us a little bit about Freddie Jarrett.
Out of Orlando, FL, I'm a writer, director, and actor with my main focus being on
acting. I've been acting for a little over 2 years now.
How did you get involved in acting?
Started off behind the camera, shooting and directing music videos for about 5 years. Always thought
acting was something I could do but never really pursued it. Saw a casting call for a Full Sail student film
on Facebook one day and thought why not try it out. I actually ended up getting cast and I've been
hooked ever since.
You played Black Diamond, the main role in the short film Black Diamond and Ivory Fist. It is not
your first comedy, but how different was this film compared to the others? Did you learn anything from
Yes, playing Black Diamond was cool, or, I should say funky. It was different than anything I've done
before. I usually just make sure I have my lines memorized and know the character but in preparing for
this role, I would focus on how I was going to say certain things or do certain actions when I gave a
certain line which is new for me. And I learn something from everything I do, whether it be while
preparing for the role, filming, or watching the finished product. I've still got a long way to go and know
that with everything I do, it can be better but the progress isn't going to happen if I'm not learning.
You played Patrick in the short film Spilled Paint and now the project is being turned into a TV series
with you in the main role. How did you receive the news?
By email…? No, I'm really excited for the Spilled Paint series. This will actually be my first time doing a
series, really looking forward to being able to put so much into one character. The Spilled Paint short
film we did turned out really good. Honestly, it's great doing any project with Road7films.
Give me a few tips to be a successful actor.
Man, I wish I knew. All I can say is that I believe if anybody stays at their task and continues to learn
and grow, the only thing that can keep them from success is not working hard enough.
Are you working on any current project?
Oh yeah, there's always work to be done. I've recently started giving more time to writing and
directing my own projects. Just finished up my 2nd short, a comedy called Shit Stew, which I'm now in the
process of submitting to festivals. And writing my next short, which will be a psychological thriller, which
I plan on shooting this summer.
Thank you for your time.