In this episode I got to talk with Joey Luthman. If you aren’t familiar with his work he has guest starred in quite a few roles over the years. His biggest one to date, filmed in 2017, the National Geographic Production The Long Road Home reliving the horrific events of that Black Sunday in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. He portrayed SPC Jonathan Riddell.
1:22 – Training for the role, wrestling techniques for The Last Champion.
3:10 – About Joey’s Experience as Director of Photography on (short) Dead Leaf Butterfly.
Find out what stresses Joey out about working behind the camera.
6:00 – Joey and 48 hour film festivals/projects.
7:00 – Red Walk Talent – It’s a family business.
What is Joey Grateful for?
8:30 – “it’s Crazy how things just work out.”
“I always kind of forget how lucky I am.”
11:50 – relating a little bit to La La Land.
When talked about going for auditions and seeing everyone in the casting office dressed the same. “I never really felt like it was such a burden.”
“…like I needed to get the part.” “I was like ok. It’s what I like to do. I’m just going to sort of put on my little race horse blinders and just do it. It wasn’t that I stressed over it too much. It was fun.”
15:00 – Joey on Soap Operas, General Hospital.
– Also touch on another famous “JOEY” and Soap Operas on the hit TV Show FRIENDS.
19:00 – I have the Air cleared of a rumor that was going around on some (false) news of Joey’s return to the SO Spotlight.
They were ONLY RUMORS.
20:06 – Joey’s role on The Long Road Home.
Advice from Joey –
27:15 – The Smartest thing to do. “Think about how you spend your money.”
“Not everything is the thing that will make or break the career.”
“You want to be smart with the money that you have.”
“Be smart with money and I will do the same as well.”
“It also takes the drive to be here.”
“Actors are random people.”
“They are random people that have nice faces and can do lines naturally. And we Idolize them.”
33:30 – How did you know you wanted to be an actor?
- It goes back to the family.
36:20 – What Joey Brings to a new role.
40:00 – Greatest accomplishment in Joey’s young career.
“There are some things you just don’t do.”
Joey never got in with the bad crowd.
Past co-actors are mentors of Joey’s. Learning from them while being on set working with them.
43:40 – Who inspires Joey?
“I want to do all of it.”
“Directing is the nice middle ground.”
48:00 – Who has Joey influenced in his young career?
50:00 – on Being on Nick/Disney shows
“Their words are very specific.”
53:00 – Joey on Making connections in the industry.
What do you want to learn and from who (as a mentor)?
The importance of film is….
See a complete list of Joey’s Filmography check out his IMDB page:
You can find Joey on Twitter and Instagram: @joeyluthman as well as facebook, https://www.facebook.com/JoeyWLuthman/
Check out Joey’s youtube page as well!
Here is the UNCUT version of the episode on screen: