Burning Questions for the cast and creatives behind Burning Men – Aki Omoshaybi

From Munro Films, in association with Lightbulb Film Distribution, and the director of Blood Moon, and Peep Show’s premiere series Jeremy Wooding, something wicked this way comes with Burning Men. From the 1st March, a British rock-and-roll road-movie will be arriving in select cinemas and we got to shoot some burning questions at some of the fierce forces behind this red hot horror.

When young musicians Ray (Ed Hayter) and Don (Aki Omoshaybi) are evicted from their South London squat, they decide to sell their precious vinyl collection and fly to Memphis in search of their destiny. Frustrated by the shortfall in funds, they steal an ‘uber-rare’ Black Metal record at a Camden record fair and head out of town to sell it. As they drive north in their beaten-up Volvo Amazon, picking up hitchhiker Susie (Elinor Crawley) en route, they find themselves stalked by dark forces apparently unleashed by the ‘devil disc’ they have stolen.

Burning Men is released in select cinemas on 1st March, with a regional tour across the country.

Below star Aki Omoshaybi answers our questions on his fantastic film.

1. How did you get into acting?
Through football. I played semi- pro for a while and a friend of mine was actor suggested that I should audition for a play called Zigger Zagger (Football play) as the theatre company needed more guys plus it was being put on at st Mary’s football ground. I auditioned for the play got the main part and won an award for it. Then people said I should maybe start taking it seriously, so went to college.

2. Tell us about your involvement with Burning Men?
I play a character called ‘Don’ opposite Ed Hayter character ‘Ray’ both struggling musicians with a dream and belief in sight. Don’s very straight talking, it’s either black or white.

3. What would be your dream road trip?
Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway. stopping off at Big Sur, San Fran, Carmel etc

4. What is one album you couldn’t live without and why?
That’s a question I can’t answer. it’s like asking who’s your favourite child if I had kids, which I don’t have. But I will say the first album I ever had was ‘BAD’ was given to me as an present in cassette form.

5. What scares you the most?
Myself. haha

6. What is next for you?
I’m currently in a play called ‘KEITH’ and I’m also working on my debut feature film. Which is currently in the edit which I’m really excited about and can’t wait for everyone to see it.

Burning Men is released in select cinemas on 1st March, with a regional tour across the country. For more information, please head to http://bit.ly/BurningMenTour

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