The Calling Hours Horror Podcast 2.25: Interview With Director / Producer / Actor / Writer Harley Wallen (Air Date: 5.22.18)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
On this episode of The Calling Hours Podcast, we’ll be speaking with the multi award-wining filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen in our Featured Interview (beginning at about the 30 minute mark and lasting until around 1:30). Wallen has starred in over 40 feature films and television shows, acting alongside such legendary stars as Tom Sizemore, Tara Reed and John Savage.
We will be featuring Scream Factory’s Blu-Ray release of Bite as well as Phase 4 Films theatrical release of Patrick: Evil Awakens. Additionally, we will be featuring 3 bands in our Metal Massacre Spotlight: Infernal Faith, Carcass and Morbid Angel!
Harley Wallen started his journey as a Martial Artist early with Judo at age 7 and is now a 5th degree black belt. He also spent time learning other arts (Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon – Do black-belts as well) and Mixed Martial Arts. His other love at a young age was dance, as he was an outstanding break dancer in his teen years. His sheer talent and skill is what landed him his first opportunity in acting as a dancer at the syndicated Swedish TV cult hit ‘Solstollarna’!
Soon after, he realized he was bitten by the acting bug. Harley then moved from Sweden to the United States to boldly pursue his dreams. After a short stint, these plans got sidetracked by business opportunities as Harley climbed various career ladders. After returning to acting, it wasn’t long before the roles started coming — and the growth he had experienced in the business world started happening to him in the acting world.
After the film incentives ended in Michigan, he decided to start making films of his own. Not having a film school background with only limited experience, he decided to go online to further his education in filmmaking and took several more classes and seminars in acting. Finally, in 2016, Harley and his wife Kaiti formed the film production company ‘Painted Creek Productions’.
The one thing he really takes pride in is his commitment to the character he is playing, regardless the size of the role or the paycheck. Harley is now writing, producing, acting and directing and has found his life’s purpose.