Jake's Road Cover Almost heaven, West Virginia. Blue ridge mountain, Shenandoah river. Life is old there, older than the trees. Younger than the mountains, growing like a breeze. Jake's roads, take me hooooome. To the place, I beloooooong. Mike Mayhall, Mountain mamma. Take me home... Jake's roads. The film.

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Kay in Jake's Road 1) What are your own origins, Mike? Plus what path did you take in life prior to getting to where you are today?   I came from the theatre. I studied acting, directing, and writing and then someone showed up with a rapier and dagger and asked if I wanted to learn sword fighting for the stage and screen. All I could think was 'Hell Yes!'. That eventually led me to becoming a professional stuntman in addition to acting, writing, and directing.

So my path was a bit different. I took all the things I loved and looked for a place where I could perform. I did theatre regionally for a few summers. Then ended up in Orlando where I worked in Live Shows doing stunts and acting. I did so much down there. From stunts to improv to traditional theater to film work. It really helped me grow as a performer and artist. It set the ground work for what I am doing today.

2) What inspired you to develop ‘Jake's Road’? Plus what is your role within the scheme of things?   The story came from one half childhood memories from growing up hiking and camping and one half of my wild imagination. 'Jake's Road' is a true physiological thriller / Action / Horror Film. It's got something for everyone. I was the director, writer, producer, editor, plus I had my eye on the small details and the larger picture.

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3) In your own words how would you describe this story?   'Jake's Road' is a psychological thriller that tells the tale of a man suffering from amnesia who is unable to recall the person responsible for murders that happened while he was on a vacation with friends. He can recall fractured images from the trip and tries to piece together the truth. As he remembers the killer gets closer and closer. It's got a great twist and solid acting and characters that you can relate to and get behind.

4) If this film omitted a collective odour, what would it smell like and why?   Pine straw and mold. One is really refreshing and give's you happy memories. Where as the other you don't know how it got there but you just have to deal with it. 

5) What song would you say best represents your wares and why?   Oh man, one song? When I write I usually have a playlist going. I love songs that take you on a journey, so, recently I have been listening the the live version of The Foo Fighters 'Everlong'.

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6) If you could get a known celebrity – either living or dead – to promote this flick, who would you choose, and why would you want this particular person?   William Shakespeare! No one can spin a f*cking story like him. He loved thrillers and horror. I mean, have you ever read 'Titus Andronicus'? I can just see him on TV. 'Goeth and watch the most worthy and thrilling epic tale named THE ROAD OF JAKE'S. It shall delighteth and scare-ith you as the plot doth twist and turn like a serpent waiting to strike'. Or something like that.

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7) What were the main obstacles you had to contend with along the way?   Everything. A hurricane. Flooding. Scheduling. Giant spiders. Poisonous caterpillars. Copperhead snakes. That was enough. Yuck!

8) If ‘Jakes Road' had a motto, what do you think it would be?   Things are never as simple as it first appears.

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