Woodlawn | An Interview With Kevin Sizemore

Kevin Sizemore is an actor who has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years. With work that ranges from films like A Christmas Tree Miracle and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, to television appearances in Under the Dome, 24, and Prison Break – Kevin has done it all.

For this special episode of The Hollywood Outsider, listen as Aaron interviews Kevin on his new film, Woodlawn. He discusses the challenges of making such a film, the stigma of faith-based cinema, and he even opens up about what it is really like for working actors in a business such as his. An insightful interview with a talented and generous actor, we hope you enjoy our conversation with Kevin Sizemore.

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From the Woodlawn Official Website:

A gifted high school football player must learn to boldly embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field in WOODLAWN, a moving and inspirational new film based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in early 1970s Birmingham, Ala.

Tony Nathan (newcomer Caleb Castille) lands in a powder keg of anger and violence when he joins fellow African-American students at Woodlawn High School after its government-mandated desegregation in 1973. The Woodlawn Colonels football team is a microcosm of the problems at the school and in the city, which erupts in cross burnings and riots, and Coach Tandy Gerelds (Nic Bishop) is at a loss to solve these unprecedented challenges with his disciplinarian ways.

It’s only when Hank (Sean Astin), an outsider who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, convinces Coach Gerelds to let him speak to the team that something truly remarkable begins to happen. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to the “better way” Hank tells them is possible through following Jesus, and the change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined.


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The Hollywood Outsider was born in an attempt to discuss a myriad of genres, while also serving as a sounding board for the ‘Average Joe’ – those film buffs who can appreciate Taxi Driver just as much as Transformers – without an ounce of pretentiousness. I try to approach each film on its own merits, and through the eyes the filmmakers intended.

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