Have you seen the Trust Fund trailer yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Trust Fund is a movie that centers around the story of Reese, a young writer who betrays her father and pursues the life she always dreamed of. When she arrives back home with nothing but regret, those around her teach her what love really means.
Today we had the chance to talk with Matt Kane, who plays a character named Sam. He is the love interest of the movie and we talked about how his character had a unique opportunity to show love to Reese.
TDB: To get started, can you tell me a bit about yourself and how you got started in acting?
MK: I got started at the age of 9 going to a local drama class weekly in my hometown of Bristol, UK. I started working in tv and film around that time and fell in love with story telling through film.
TDB: What aspect of Trust Fund made you interested in acting in it?
MK: I liked the themes explored in the script and Sam’s (my character’s) confidence in pursuing the person he loves and his willingness to be vulnerable in that pursuit. I also enjoyed the audition process and felt a strong sense of Sandra and Isaac’s openness and excitement for collaboration. Films come together best when everyone pulls in as a team and works together.
TDB: Throughout the movie, we see Reese struggle with mistakes that she made in the past. What advice would you give to someone who is going through a rough time due to their past mistakes?
MK: I’d tell them to remember that nothing is permanent – we all make mistakes and even though we could be ostracized or scolded for our bad decisions, just know that eventually, the people who care about you most will find a way to forgive you. All we can do is control our own actions, so spending time proving our regret for past decisions will heal our shame or embarrassment. Those who truly care about you will come around eventually.
TDB: This story centers a lot around the reaction of the people who love Reese, especially Sam. Do you think forgiveness is a big part of supporting someone, and why?
MK: It’s absolutely a big part of supporting someone. We all have to acknowledge that none of us are perfect. When we can see the person we love hurting based on a choice they made that may have also hurt us, the fastest route to mending the relationship is forgiving that person and moving on together.
TDB: How have the themes and lessons in this movie impacted your life?
MK: They’ve reminded me of the importance of forgiveness and family. I’ve always been close with my Dad in particular and seeing an age old story explored in the context of a 20-something messing up and being taken back in and supported by their father is something I can really relate to.
TDB: What was the best part of filming this movie?
MK: The team! I loved working with Sandra and Isaac and all of their KC community. I love working in new cities, especially with filmmakers who work to create art in their home town. I also gained some of my closest friends in the cast, we still see each other regularly in LA… and that’s pretty rare so I’m grateful!
TDB: Is there anything specific you hope viewers gain from watching this movie?
MK: I hope it’s a reminder for everyone that our paths can all lead us to dark places at times – it’s about how we navigate our way out of it and back to the people and decisions that serve us and our loved ones best.
TDB: What can fans expect from you in the future? Are you working on any other projects?
I acted in a movie that’ll be out next year called ‘Blackout’ written and directed by a powerful and amazing director, Daniella DeCarlo. I’m also in pre-production for a film I’ve co-written and will be directing titled ‘Auggie’, it explores the marriage of a couple in their 50’s and how technology, specifically augmented reality, disrupts the relationship between the couple and their daughter.
A special thank you to Matt for taking time out of his schedule to speak with us! Don’t forget to check out the movie Trust Fund.
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