Angus Murray Lincoln Sampson is an Australian actor, voice-over artist, director and writer based in Los Angeles and Melbourne.
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I'm here on behalf of my film THE MULE which will be available on VOD and Digital platforms on November 21, 2014. The film's cast includes Hugo Weaving, Leigh Whannell, John Noble and Georgina Haig.
THE MULE SYNOPSIS: It's 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence...literally. And by doing so becomes a “human time-bomb,” dragging cops, criminals, lawyers and his mother into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events.
Go check out the film on November 21st!
Available on VOD platforms of AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Time Warner and Verizon as well as various digital platforms...
Victoria's helping me get started. AMA.
PROOF: Angus Sampson Twitter - https://twitter.com/reddit_AMA/status/533710292652683265
Gussy, big fan! I love your voiceover work and acting. Party Tricks was great, but what I really love was your work with Get This.
Are there any plans for you to work on radio or tv with Tony Martin again in the future? It seems you two work so well together.
Thanks Danny. Tony Martin is without doubt one of the worlds funniest humans. Curious that you ask re GET THIS..we may have a little something announced for you this week. WATCH THIS SPACE!
So after all the hype.. was Noosa actually ready to rock?
there are many things noosa is not ready for....
Hey Angus, big fan of yours: from the Maggi ads to Paper Giants you're always a fun character to see on screen.
Of course you've tickled us with a Get This rumour - that better pay up! But in the Get This theme I was wondering if you can do a namedrop for us?
Edit: Also, is there a Richard Marsland story you can share with us?
give me a name and i'll drop it like it's...lukewarm
What was the best thing about working on the movie?
getting to work with a LOT of actors and crew i had admired. to be able to act with John Noble, Noni Hazlehurst, Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig and Hugo Weaving was/is a gift. Working with Leigh Whannell is never work and is always full of gut wrenching giggles.
What's the worst airport you've ever been in and why?
You said this is inspired by true events? What kind of work up / interviews did you do to create the film?
worst airport experience? always when your luggage arrive, even the nicest airport suddenly becomes the an infested frame of hate and frustration. I've a 17 hour flight tonight. No doubt this will be the last time i fly before THE MULE is released and customs officials around the world seek retribution internally for here on.
we interviewed customs official. we interviewed lawyers and police officers. All on the condition of anonymity. We would ask the police we interviewed questions like: If you had to pressure someone you have in custody without physically bruising them or hitting them with a telephone book, The reply "i would let the air out of a balloon slowly and repeatedly" was 100 per cent fact. And you'll see in the trailer it made the final cut!
For some reason, one of your characters in Blue Heelers has stuck in my head. I think you steal tools with an accomplice, then kept saying 'oooh, chrome vanadium' while looking ultra creepy.
Thats not really a question, so, will this movie be available in Australia?
i CANNOT believe you remember that Blue Heelers ep?!? HAHAHAH
Movie is being released simultaneously in USA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA on iTunes and all VOD on Nov 21. In select cinemas in the states with a bunches of event screenings in Australia. there is so much to love about this flick...even the moustaches
Hi Angus, I'm another who became a huge fan of yours via Get This.
You've worked with some pretty amazing people (clang goes the name drop), but are there any actors or directors left on your bucket list that you would love to work with?
there are GENERATIONS of creatives I would LOVE to work with. Old and young. Rob Reiner is someone i have dreamt of working with. M Gondry. D Fincher. Shane Meadows. Kathryn Bigelow. I have a policy of doing TWO short films per calendar year in order to keep some semblance of awareness as to (usually young ones if making a short) filmmakers with initiative. It was a lifelong dream to work with Dr.George Miller and Spike Jonze. Always a treat to create scares with Leigh Whannell and James Wan. There are some Aussie directors who i would walk over hot coals to work with again and again. Glendyn Ivin heads that list. Amiel Courtin-Wilson, David Michod, Justin Kurzel, Kate Dennis & Emma Freeman are others.
We wanted to set during a time where the cops couldn't solve the crime with just a single phone call or an x-ray or had ever dealt with this kind of stubbornness before. A drug mule refuses to go to the toilet. What do you do? 1983 was a big time of change in Australia.New federal govt. Terrible drought and bushfires. The idea that the australians could compete against the americans and beat them at something...even a yacht race was really embraced by the media and we australians we sold on it as an underdog story for the ages...despite it being run and competed in by multi-multi-millionaires.
Omg omg omg omg omg
Was Noni how you expected her? I imagine her to be a cross between a mother type (her Play School Persona) and a funny crass foul mouthed tyrant who's divaish and sick of everyone's shit.
she is INSANELY smart. Very intimidating for leigh and i to have to act with, give direction to and what forth with the lady who basically taught us how to count (via play school). She is OUTSTANDING in this film. Probably the only character who doesn't need their mouth washed out with soap.
That was the most Hollywood answer ever.
you love 90's bruce willis
How much money do you think the movie will make?
Question the second: do you see Hollywood calling or do you prefer to make stuff here in Aus and export it?
I mean, you could be the next Aussie to crack lala land if you wanted to, but you seem happy working here at home. Why is that?
Are Americans more acceping of our movies these days?
figured if you're not from hollywood yet you working in hollywood then chances are you work elsewhere too. Working in H'wood for want of a more apt reference is wildly fulfilling. There are so many opportunities here and of course competition for those opps., however in order to not become/remain derivative in one's interpretations, one needs to befriend folk who live in hollywood. observe them. rather than ending up sounding like a bad version of bruce willis in Striking distance
Neither can I to be honest lol. I can remember like 6 episodes, and we used to watch it every week.
I just realised that you're in Fury Road too. Are you a fan of the original movies? I know you can't give much away, but will fans of the first movie love it? Will we get all giddy over the first time we see the Interceptor?
i am not at liberty to discuss MAD MAX outside of confirm i was 'involved'. suffice to say - "it's brilliance will blow you out of the cinema..."
I love the Insidious anthology. I'm really looking forward to Chapter Three next year.
Have you ever had a moment where you were actually afraid on set?
Are Leigh and James super creative or just super disturbed?
Good luck with THE MULE!
james and leigh are super charged. they actively try to scare themselves before committing it to celluloid and ruining our sleep forever. i am worried what will happen to them when they are in a nursing home and people will be trying to commit them to an insane asylum when really they are just pitching the plot for The Conjuring XXXIV
Asher Keddie. You've done 2 shows with her now - what's the dirt?
party tricks was the first time we worked together. hopefully not the last. sensational scripts and fantastic scripts along with astute producing and fantastic cinematography...i loved it. looking forward to getting home to Australia to watch the finale!
Mix it up - tell us Thai Baht and NZ Dollars.
When does the narwhal bacon?