Brandon Heitkamp is an American Actor and producer who is best known for his work in the films “Wingman Inc.,” “Bad Frank” and “Valley of the Bones.” He is currently working on another feature film titled “Wayward.” Brandon started out acting in theater in his native North Dakota but upon moving to Los Angeles in 2008 he has had success securing a number of roles. After making many valuable contacts and building a team of professional connections, Brandon launched his own production company called “New Heits Entertainment.” Recently, he spoke about his experiences working in the entertainment industry and his hopes for the future:

Background 

Blasting News (BN): How and when did you decide to get into your career?

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Brandon Heitkamp (BH): “The Bloody Indulgent,” a vampire-musical-comedy starring Kevin Richardson from the Backstreet Boys and myself was my first time on a proper film set. I was asked to be in the film by the director Ken Roht, who contacted me through Facebook funny enough. After my first day on set, I was in love with filmmaking. 

BN: Growing up, what kinds of media influenced you?

BH: I’ve always loved storytelling, so it is only natural that films played a big part of my life.

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Robert Redford films were my true inspiration to act. Films like “The Sting” and “The Natural.” Classics. He showed me how to say a lot without saying a word.

BN: How did you go about finding places to perform? 

BH: There are multiple schools of thought. Personally I won’t wait for an audition that may never come, so I create projects with my talented friends.

Career

BN: So far, how many projects have you been involved with? Do you have a favorite?

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BH: I haven’t kept track. I just keep looking forward to the next project. I’ve acted in many projects and helped behind the scenes on many more.

BN: What inspired you to start your own production company?

BH: I wanted to go in a different direction than a production company I had worked for and ultimately thought it would be fun to tell stories that I felt should be told.

BN: What kinds/genres of projects do you focus on and how do you find your scripts/content?

BH: New Heits Entertainment will be focusing on multiple genres, ranging from period biographical pictures, dramas, action films, horror, and sometimes comedy. We don’t limit ourselves. If the script is good and the story is worth telling we will be happy to tell it.

Future

BN: What would be your “dream project”?

BH: Any project where I get to act with a talented team and a great script.

BN: To date, what has been the most rewarding part of being in the entertainment industry?

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BH: Apart from having the opportunity to play some truly fun and challenging roles, working closely with some talented individuals to bring these films to life.

BN: What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to become an entertainer?

BH: Persistence is key; this industry can be brutal and you need to be able to weather the storm. Also, ask questions so you have a better understanding of the work that goes into a film.

BN: Are there any upcoming projects and/or events that you would like to mention? 

BH: My psychological thriller, “Bad Frank” will premiere at the Action On Film Festival (AOFF) at the Krikorian Theater in screening room #2 in Monrovia, California, on September 7, 2016 at 8pm.

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Anyone who wants to attend can visit the AOFFEST website for tickets. Currently we are also prepping for the feature family drama I wrote with Kevin Interdonato called “Wayward” which I will be starring in and it will also be my directorial debut.

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