This is the final installment of “Meet the Actor,” where the cast members of the Worship Rally DVD are featured. If Tizoc were sitting here beside me, I feel certain he would say, “You saved the best for last.” He has a great sense of humor, and I loved bantering back and forth with him. (I, of course, would have to say to him that I liked all the actors equally. Then he would probably tell me he was certain that couldn’t be true!)
Like his fellow cast mates, Tizoc arrived prepared to work each day. And though he takes his work seriously, he also provided us with great comic relief! What a fun kid to have on a shoot!
I loved meeting his sweet mom, Kimberly. I’m thankful to ALL THE PARENTS of these kids, who made sacrifices to get them to the location each day and pick them up at our best-guess time!
Now, I introduce you to my friend Tizoc. . . .
Q: What character do you play in the VBS 2012 video?
A: I played Hollywood. I was one of the three nerds and “the closest thing to a leader type.” :D
That's Tizoc in the brown shirt
Q: What was the hardest part of the video shoot?
A: Sitting in that stuffy military bunker all day. :P But it was definitely still fun, especially when we were in the far back and all the lights got turned off.
Q: What was the best part of the video shoot?
A: Working with the wonderful people there. I’ve seldom meet quite as many questionably odd people who were so much like myself. :D I love ‘em all!
Q: Was this your first acting job? If not, what other jobs have you had?
A: No, I have been in Alice in Wonderland and Aladdin, both musicals. I gained a lot in those plays. I never had the ability to sing onstage before that, so it was definitely a good experience.
Preparing to shoot a scene with the old film projector
Q: What’s your favorite part of school?
A: Art class. I like being able to pour my mind out onto paper so that others may view my perception of the world.
Q: What sports do you like, and do you play any?
A: I don’t really play sports and I’m not too interested in any. I used to be on the racing team in grade school, but that was before my addiction to pizza ruined my life. :D
Q: If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Europe. I’ve always been fascinated with the language they speak there, so elegant and refined. Besides, I’ve never seen snow before, and that’s something I must do before I die. :P
Q: Would you like to continue acting?
A: Yes. Acting is one of the few things that can cheer me up. I must say, I haven’t had the happiest life of all, but when I’m onstage everything becomes new. I’m no longer Tizoc Fleishour, I’m the nerdy kid who hangs out with other social outcasts, or the crazy old March Hare that everyone knows and loves. I will definitely continue acting, but only if that’s what God wants for me.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
A: The time I spent doing VBS will not soon be forgotten. I learned very much from that whole experience. It gave me something that all actors need (seeing as how many times we don’t make the cut :P)—confidence. That no matter how many times you fall off the horse, you can always get back up. J I loved every second I spent with all the crazy whack-a-doos (that’s a compliment in my book) that were in the VBS crew.
P.S. Muffins are just ugly cupcakes. :o)