Charlie Manoukian is an actor and editor known for Crack Kiss Bang, The Target List, and Inheritance. He recently answered some questions in-between filming scenes on the set of The Target List movie:
WHEN DID YOU DECIDE YOU WANTED TO BECOME AN ACTOR?
I’m not sure there is a moment I can point to where I decided to be an actor. I always did it, and it gradually shifted from something I did for fun to something I could do intentionally with a message.
What actor/character do you think you relate to the most?
I relate to a lot of Matt Damon characters (not just because I look like him). He’s done a lot of different stuff in his career – sci-fi, western, comedy. And of course his breakout role written for himself in Good Will Hunting, which I re-watch every year or so.
DID YOU HAVE ANY FORMAL TRAINING TO BECOME AN ACTOR?
I have formal training – a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. I studied acting styles ranging from film acting to Shakespeare there from 2012-2016.
WHAT ACTOR/ACTRESS HAS INSPIRED YOU THE MOST?
Alan Rickman inspires me. So does Morgan Freeman. Any actor who spends years working at it with little or no recognition gets a nod from me.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER IN THE TARGET LIST:
My character in The Target List is Shane — an opportunistic CEO who gets in over his head for money and recognition.
ARE PEOPLE GOING TO RELATE WITH THE CHARACTER AND WHY (EVEN IF HE/SHE IS THE VILLAIN)?
I hope that people relate to the character, otherwise I haven’t done my job!
DO YOU SHARE ANYTHING WITH THIS CHARACTER?
I share ambition with this character. Selling out my coworkers and friends? Not so much.
WHICH 3 ADJECTIVES WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE THE TARGET LIST TO A POTENTIAL AUDIENCE?
Fast, exciting, and mysterious.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING ON THE TARGET LIST?
I had a great time working on The Target List. The cast and crew were friendly and professional, and we got to shoot some exciting moments that I haven’t had a chance to work on before!
The Target List Movie is Coming Soon to Amazon Prime!
The Target List pilot movie is a high-energy, fast-paced medical-action-thriller.
The pilot movie is a shorter version of the full feature screenplay written by MJ Palo and John Reizer.
Interviews with the cast members from The Target List pilot movie will be featured here weekly. Stay tuned for important announcements about the release of the movie’s official poster and trailer.
Take a look at some behind-the -scenes photos from the movie set:
All Photos © 2021 by Mad-Wife Productions
The Target List is now in post-production, where the sound design, music score, and VFX enhancements are being incorporated into the film.