Badge of Honor stars Martin Sheen, Mena Suvari, Jesse Bradford, Lochlyn Munro, Natasha Henstridge and Haylie Duff, and is directed by Emmy-award winning director Agustin (Falling Awake).
An indie drama-crime-thriller set and shot in Vancouver, it follows two Narcotics Detectives who find themselves in an intense investigation led by a determined Internal Affairs Detective after a child is wrongfully shot dead in a violent drug bust. It is a tale of a law woman?s search to peel back the layers of systemic police corruption and the dangers she faces as she delves deeper into the truth.
After arresting her own partner and testifying against him, police officer Jessica Dawson (Mena Suvari) is forced to transfer to Internal Affairs to investigate a teen?s suspicious killing by police officer?s Mike (Jessie Bradford), David (Lochlyn Munro) and their overly-optimistic police captain (Martin Sheen) all while trying to avoid being killed herself.
All these lives converge in a whirlwind of crime and deceit in this modern-day police thriller.
I caught up with one of the stars of Badge of Honor, Lochlyn Monroe (White Chicks, Scary Movie, Freddie vs Jason), to talk about working with Martin Sheen and the Wayans brothers, and to fish for any for any Tomorrowland related titbits.
Hiya Lochlyn. I?m Alan from Live for Films. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer some questions for us.
How would you describe Badge of Honour?
Badge Of Honor is a gritty cop drama that tests the integrity of our lead characters.
And can you tell me about your character?
My character, David Miles, is a cop who had all the makings of the perfect police officer: following in the footsteps of his father and Martin Sheen?s character. His life starts to spiral out of control as he gets caught up in the greedy world of drugs and corruption.
Badge of Honour has a very impressive cast. How much did you look forward to getting on set every day, and who were you most keen to work with?
The cast of the film were terrific! I had worked with Martin before on a movie he directed in the late 80?s called, Cadence. I have always been a fan of Martin?s and I was excited to work with him again after all these years.
Mena and Jessie were amazing to work with as well. Very creative people.
What is Agustin?s directorial style like, and is it better working with a director who also wrote the movie?
Agustin has a very ?real? perspective in his directing. I loved the grittiness he brought to the film with how he used the cameras to enhance each emotion in each scene. Whether it be hand held and frantic or just static and quiet. He is a great collaborator and really challenged me to find the darkness in my character.
You have worked with the Wayans brothers a few times, what do you most enjoy about those experiences?
The Wayan?s brothers are a great family to work with. Very talented group and they create an atmosphere on their films that lends itself to finding those golden moments in comedy. Never afraid to try and try again.
Having studied improv comedy, is it great to cut loose with those guys, and who is your comedy hero?
I love to improv when it comes to comedy, and I have too many inspirational comedians to list!
Having been in horror films, like Freddy vs. Jason, and in comedy films poking fun at the genre, like Scary Movie, what do you personally think of the horror genre?
I think the horror genre is great. The fans of those movies are so committed and so knowledgable. I really enjoyed shooting Freddy vs. Jason. Very iconic characters.
You are in Brad Bird?s forthcoming Tomorrowland. How exciting was that to be a part of, and what can you tell us about the film and your role?
Well, I can?t tell you anything about the film, Tomorrowland, as they never let me read a full script. I would have to sign out for my script pages each day, and then sign them back in at the end of the day.
Brad would explain the story and my character?s motivations on that particular day of shooting. Brad Bird is an amazing director and an unbelievable talent. He is also one of the nicest people I have ever met. I bombarded him with questions about The Incredibles, as that movie is in my top 10!
If you could be killed by any movie monster, which one would it be, and what would your last words be?
If I was killed by any movie monster? I would pick Mike Wazowski from ?Monster?s Inc.?
Thanks again for your time ? I?m really looking forward to checking out Badge of Honour.
Thanks so much, Alan. Cheers!
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