Any Last Words? Questions for the cast of Edge of Extinction featuring Georgie Smibert

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.

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Georgie has built her reputation by playing multi-faceted and conflicted women – a tormented sheriff set on finding justice, a guilt-stricken soldier trapped in space and an opportunistic survivor facing the reality of her choices. Trained in dramatic combat, experienced in parkour and holding a degree in Psychology, Georgie specialises in roles with a physical or psychological element. Naturally outgoing, she can often be found collaborating on new projects with those she has worked with before – having previously worked with Hundy Gilbert Media she can soon be seen in their latest feature film ‘Edge of Extinction’.

Below we ask Georgie if she has Any Last Words?

1. How did you get into acting?
It took me a while to admit to myself that I wanted to pursue an acting career and to really ‘get into it’. As a child I enjoyed putting on performances for friends and family but once I finished school I went to university to become a psychologist. However there was a pretty strong pull towards the film industry and by the time I finished uni I was working on an independent feature film as a 1st AD/production manager. It was on that set that I met Peter Kalos, who had just opened ‘The Melbourne Actor’s’ Lab’. I still remember my first class there and the Lab will always be my ‘acting home’ – it’s where I really fell in love with acting and admitted to myself that it was what I had to do.

2. What was the best bit of filming Edge of Extinction?
It might sound a bit cliché but it was the people. Everyone I got to work with was wonderful and I’ve made some great friends. If I had to choose one specific shoot it would be an all-night shoot we did which was outside, freezing cold and involved a fight scene with multiple fights – but then again, if the people hadn’t been awesome it would have been horrible!

3. Who would you want to spend the apocalypse with?
I think it would have to be my sister – we can talk for hours about absolutely nothing and she has a phenomenal ability to make wonderful meals out of nothing.
I’ve been spending lockdown in a very small apartment with my other half and that’s been fine, so I guess I could spend it with him… but my sister is a much better cook!

4. What one thing could you not live without?
Running – although it would need to be running outdoors, not on a treadmill.

5. What is your favourite horror film and why?
This is such a tricky question for me – I am a complete scardey-cat so I haven’t seen very many. Whenever I watch a horror film my imagination runs away from me and I don’t sleep properly for weeks. There are two that hold a special place in my heart because I’m in them (Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown & CleaverS: Killer Clowns) but other than that it would have to be Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ – it was the first one I ever saw and I still freak out a little whenever I’m in a hotel shower.

6. What’s next for you?
I’ve got a couple of exciting projects in the pipeline, although filming dates are up in the air for obvious reasons. I’ve been cast in two indie films, a thriller and a romantic comedy, I’m working on a ‘Zoom Film’ which would have all actors filming over zoom and I also wrote a short film last year which I want to film once it’s safe.

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


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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