It was Michigan filmmakers Day Friday, April 21, in the studio for Show Biz Weekly.
Segment 1: Scapegoat -When writer, director Jeff Kapp, got the green light to begin filming his full-length feature film “Scapegoat”, he was exited and when it was time cast he used Facebook! The film in preproduction at that time of our interview, is being made right here in Lansing, Michigan. Starring local actors, Mason Heidger, Heath Sartorius, and Patrick Harney, the dark story of how this project became a reality is fascinating itself, and Kapp shares how it all began.
Segment 2: Scapegoat -Heath Sartorius, who stars in the trailer, talks about how he landed the role and what he hopes to bring to life in his upcoming performance. Sartorius is LCC trained, and was voted Best Lead Actor in the Lansing City Pulse magazine in 2016. An actor since age 12, he will bring something special in his role as “Owen”, in Scapegoat.
Segment 3: Scapegoat Mason Heidger, was born to act so it seems, he told his mother at age 2 that he wanted to do what he saw people doing on television. New York City was his next stop on this journey, where he attended the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts. His big part came two years ago filming Batman vs. Superman, where he portrayed the role of “Officer Rucka”. Former acting student of Taylor Kelsaw and now managed by Kelsaw, actor Patrick Harney also has landed a role in the film. His character while being stagy and unpredictable is up for some pretty interesting scenes. Harney has worked as an actor since his teenaged years in Holt Middle, and High Schools, where he first took the stage as a singer. This talent developed and helped him land the lead in many productions. Upon high school graduation, Harney was picked to star as the lead in “Dogfight”, the musical that ran for two weeks at the Peppermint Creek Theatre in Lansing. This summer, Harney heads off to New York to pursue acting fulltime.