Any Last Words? Questions for the cast of Edge of Extinction featuring Chris Kaye

The post-apocalyptic thriller Edge of Extinction is set fifteen years in the future, and stars Luke Hobson, Georgie Smibert and Chris Kaye. The film will be released across all major On Demand and Download platforms from May 18, with a DVD released later in the year and to celebrate we have an exclusive set of interviews with the cast called Any Last Words?

15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing. One man clings onto life in his bunker, where staying away from others has been key to his survival. But this self-imposed isolation comes to an abrupt end when he crosses paths with another group of survivors and faces an enemy far more brutal and savage than any of them could have imagined.

Check out the trailer below:

Chris Kaye plays hardened survivor ‘The Man’ in Edge of Extinction. He is a professional actor, voice artist and screen combat performer who has worked on film and video game projects for Disney, Ubisoft and the BBC, to name a few. As well as playing ‘The Man’, Chris also wrote and choreographed the fight scenes. He hails from the North of England, so was well prepared to shoot in all the worse weather the apocalypse could bring!

Below we ask Chris if he has Any Last Words?

1. How did you get into acting?
I went to university to do a degree in Film Production. While I was there I kind of fell in love with the acting side of things as well. After Uni, I was working I as a waiter in an Italian restaurant when one of my customers randomly asked if I had any acting experience. It turned out she was a casting assistant working on Testament of Youth, a WW1 film produced by the BBC. I ended up working on the film for 8 days as a background artist, mainly because I looked (in her words) ‘ so brilliantly German!’ It was an amazing experience on a big set, and just reaffirmed my love for the industry. I have pursued a career in acting ever since.

2. What was the best bit of filming Edge of Extinction?
So many to choose from! Working with such a small crew that was so utterly dedicated to the project was great. We shared a lot of experiences and worked some bloody tough days, but we formed some friendships that will hopefully last a lifetime! But I think the best bit was filming the combat. Edge of Extinction is action-packed from start to finish, and I was the fight choreographer for all the main fight scenes. That was an absolute blast.

3. Who would you want to spend the apocalypse with?
Sarah Connor from Terminator 2 without a doubt. She is pretty much the most badass character of all time, she wouldn’t let a mere apocalypse get in her way. And my Dad as well, he can fix more or less anything mechanical or electrical, so he would be very useful to have around!

4. What one thing could you not live without?
The gym. Luckily I’ve got quite a bit of gym kit and weights setup at home, or I would have gone totally mad during this lockdown!

5. What is your favourite horror film and why?
The Thing. I think the use of animatronics and practical effects in that movie is freakin’ awesome, and still stands up today. The scene where they test everyone’s blood to see who the creature is hiding inside is one of the best, most tense scenes in film history in my opinion. Also I think The Thing always reminds me of Dead Space, which was my absolute favourite horror/survival video game growing up. I would love someone to make a movie adaptation of that!

6. Whats next for you?
So everything is a little bit uncertain at the moment for our industry, as it is for some many other people. But I’m working from home, recording voices for a few exciting video game projects. I have also been writing and recording an immersive horror podast called Bite Sized Frights. Absolute shameless plug, but here you go! https://www.pixelelixir.com/pages/bite-sized-frights Any fans of horror should definitely check it out!

Edge of Extinction will be released on Digital Download from May 18 here and on DVD later in the year here, both can be pre-ordered now
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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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