Meet Actor Charlie Manoukian from The Target List Movie

Charlie Manoukian (Shane)

Charlie Manoukian is an actor and editor known for Crack Kiss BangThe 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!

Read more cast interviews here!

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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

MOVIE UPDATE:

The Target List is now in post-production, where the sound design, music score, and VFX enhancements are being incorporated into the film.

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Meet the Cast and Directors of The Target List Pilot Movie

Over the next few months, I will be publishing the individual interviews conducted with some of the main characters from The Target List pilot movie that will be released on Amazon Prime in late July or early August 2021.

The movie is now in post-production, where the sound design, music score, and VFX enhancements are being incorporated into the film. I have viewed the Director’s cut of the movie and was very impressed with how well everything turned out.

I have included the cast and directors’ biographies below so readers here can become acquainted with these personalities:

Andrew Arguello (Cinematographer, Director, Editor)

Andrew Arguello was born in Reno, Nevada. After High School, Andrew went on to work for the Walt Disney Company. After his time at Disney Andrew started his own production company Reno Tahoe Graphics specializing in commercial cinematography. Four years after starting RTG Andrew started Mad Wife Productions a film production company specializing in creating Feature films, Short Films, Proof of Concepts, and TV shows.

MJ Palo (Director, Producer, Writer)

MJ is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer. MJ earned a Ph.D. degree in cell and molecular biology from the University of Reno and soon after found her passion in screenwriting and filmmaking. MJ started River Rose Productions in 2019 and is a co-founder of Mad Wife Productions. MJ is best known for the feature film Baby Money, short films Mommy’s Pickles and Breakfast, and award-winning web series Capture Narcos, No Virtue, and  Black Eyes. MJ is a co-writer of The Target List.

John Reizer (Executive Producer and Writer)

John is a writer, producer, and practicing chiropractic physician. John is a former associate professor of clinical sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. John has written several short novellas. His most recent works are, Plandemic, The Visitors, Aftermath, False Memory, The Homecoming, Frequency, and The Target List. John is best known for the short film The Target List and web series No Virtue. John is a co-writer of The Target List.

Jessica Culaciati (Executive Producer) (Donna)

Jessica is an actress best known for  Weeds (2010)Tumor & Gooch (2011)Wasted (2006), and Alleged (2010). Jessica plays the character Donna in The Target List and is also an Executive Producer of the film.

Jude Ault (Clyde)

Jude is an actor best known for The Target List.

Rob Russo (Mike)

Rob is an actor best known for The Target List.

Charlie Manoukian (Shane)

Charlie is an actor best known for The Target ListInheritance (XXVI)Sirens (I) (2019), and Flip Cup (2017).

Dan Bailey (Bruno)

Dan is an actor and producer best known for Borders (II) (2020)No VirtueBatman: The Enemy Within (2017)Enemy of the People (2020).

Holly Lorge (Rachel)

Holly is an actress best known for Murder, She Wrote (1989)Fast Food (I) (2000)The Ashes of Brush Flats (2014), and 3 Tickets to Paradise (2021).

Jean Irvin (Female Scientist)

Jean is an actress best know for The Target List.

Cody Wyatt (Male Scientist)

Cody is an actor best known for Werewolf WorldThe Target List#NoMore (2019), and 10 Syllables (2019).

Nick Josten (News Reporter)

Nick is an actor best known for No VirtueThe Target ListFilm Something (2020), and Three Clicks.

Naomi Plasterer (Female Reporter)

Naomi is an actress best known for No Tomorrow (2019)The Target ListThree Clicks, and Feliz NaviDAD (2020).

Lukas Silva (Male Reporter)

Lukas is an actor best known for No VirtueBlack EyesWellhollow, and The Target List.