Dog Days in the Heartland Cast & Crew Profiles #8: Christina Raney

"I am a bit of a newbie to the film industry.  My background has always been theater in various high school and college plays. It wasn’t until 2008 when I got a lucky break to be an extra in “The Lucky One’s” that I got the bug for film.  After that, I started looking into different film roles on and off in my spare time.  Then, in 2017, Dan Steadman from LA came to our little town for his play, “Somewhere Between Arnold & Festus”.  There I had my first speaking role in an Independent Film.  From then on, I was hooked.  I dabbled in a few other Independent films here and there and took a couple of acting classes. Then, I was invited to audition for the role of Kristi for Middle West Movies. 

Working on the film of Dog Days with Chad Carpenter was unlike any other film I’ve been on. Chad was so relaxed and had such an open mind that it was extremely easy to allow ourselves to connect with our characters.  I’ve heard nothing but amazing comments about Chad from the entire cast and crew and I would love nothing more than to be a part of his future projects!!!  Viewers will be able to see what I mean when they watch this film. Every character is so unique and has their own story to tell.  The film is pieced together so beautifully that it’s definitely one that moviegoers will want to watch a 2nd time!

I’ve always been a huge fan of Independent films because you know the people behind the story is someone trying to fulfill a lifelong dream they believe in whole hardly. It’s not about the money or the fame, it’s about making a connection and telling a story. Since there are normally little to no budgets, cast and crew become one big family pouring their heart and soul into making the film the absolute best motion picture that it can be. This is hands down, one of those films that I am so proud to be a part of!"


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