Double Vision Writer/Producer/Director Terry R. Wickham is happy to announce he has cast Ian Clarkson to take over the role of “Dan Johnson” in Double Vision.
Wickham says, “The original actor that was set to play this character had something happen in his life that will prevent him from being available when we shoot in June. So rather than re-audition a bunch of actors, I reached out to just Ian Clarkson, who expressed interest in the role.
I had worked with Ian twice before. He was the Key Grip on my movie “Stash” and I cast him as an actor for in the Red Carpet Film Festival penthouse rooftop scene Edwin M. Figueroa’s film “Choke“, both part of Devil’s Five feature film. So I knew firsthand of his hard working dedicated approach and how I could count on him to deliver.
This new role is pretty diverse and will really give Ian a challenge to pull off the multidimensionality of the part. So I went ahead and auditioned just Ian. What he showed me wasn’t quite where I think he needs to be for the movie, but I believe wholeheartedly he will do the things needed to be ready for the shoot in June.
Everyone deserves chances and with all the effort Ian gave to my other films, I felt he earned opportunity to advance himself as an actor.
As a director sometimes you take risks and in this case I felt Ian should be rewarded to really show what he can do as an actor.”
Bio in Ian Clarkson’s words:
Since graduating, I’ve had numerous roles in the world of TV and Film. My first role was an Associate Producer working on a film with Joyce Dewitt and Rob Bogue called “Rock Story.” Later I was Project Coordinator on a reality show called “Yalla NY.” Soon I moved on to network TV working at both Sundance TV and later Nickelodeon. I was then offered a role as Associate Producer at Aspire TV working at reality show “The Graduates.” While working there I began acting on web series my friends were producing and eventually got casted for a supporting role on a short film called “Act Nice”. I’m an all around producer/actor and director in both TV and film.