The 2013 Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival gave us an opportunity to chat with Canadian-born, New Zealand Daniel Gillies, who gave us quite an insight into projects he’s working on and an amazing shout out to Canadian talent.
Daniel Gillies is best known for playing Dr. Joel Goran on the Canadian series Saving Hope – along side Erica Durance and Michael Shanks – as well as Elijah Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries. Gillies was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and moved to New Zealand with his parents at the age of five. He moved to Australia to boost his career, returning to Canada for a short bit before finally settling down in Los Angeles. He has guest starred in a number of notable shows, including True Blood, NCISand The Glades. He has been cast in the The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, due to air in late 2013, early 2014.
Broken Kingdom is his directorial debut, a film he wrote as well and launched back in 2012. Now the show has been bought by Showtime and airs until June 24th, along with a documentary that focuses on the making of the film. The schedule for Showtime Showcase is below. For folks who don’t have Showtime, especially Canadians, you can watch/download the movie on their official website for a very small fee (totally worth it!) – Check it out here: brokenkingdomfilm.com
Watch the video interview here >>