Original Sin reflects the world's current state of affairs and the universal quest for reconnection and romance. The short film is harmoniously intertwined with the symbolically poetic music of rock icons, INXS. The entire film threads together the epic tale of all seven sins by way of a bacchanalia of color, sound, imagery, and movement. The heroine's journey through the seven sins, ultimately finding love with each other, and together, their love heals them both as well as the world around them. Framed with minimal narration, the unscripted short film runs close to 26 minutes and is a story of isolation and love, inspired by the songs and music of INXS, as a young woman is catapulted through the 7 SINS to find true love and heal her heart.
Original Sin stars notable actress/dancer Autumn Miller who shot to fame as a dance sensation in her role in "Bad Liar" from Imagine Dragons' and Trevor Jackson, who is a true triple threat, singer/songwriter, producer, and actor (Superfly, Grown-ish, American Crime). Both Miller and Jackson personify the unyielding spirit of those among us who are searching for love and redemption in a time fraught with much personal and social peril. Fabrice Calmels, the ballet prodigy who entered the Paris Opera Ballet at age 11 and is currently dancing with Chicago's Joffrey Ballet, embodies each of the sins within his stunning performance as the "Angel" in the film.
Question: Can you tell us about your role in Original Sin – The Seven Sins?
Autumn Miller: Original Sin is a modern-day love story about a broken-hearted heroine and her journey through the seven sins and the quest towards the virtue of Hope. I got to tell the story through my dancing and the journey through all the seven sins, it was so awesome to play so many different roles and act with my movement.
Question: Did you always want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?
Autumn Miller: Yes, I have always wanted to dance and be in the dance industry primarily.
Question: What or who inspired your love of acting?
Autumn Miller: For me, my first love is dance, my mum was a former dancer in the industry and still teaches to this day she definitely sparked all my love for dance and inspires me daily!
Original Sin – The Seven Sins is actually my first film and I feel honoured to be involved and got to take on an acting role! Working with Amy Tinkham the film's Director was hugely inspiring, her vision of the film was incredible.
Question: What's your favourite part of your job?
Autumn Miller: My favorite part is getting to do what I love and it is also my job! I am so blessed that my love for dance has now become my career!
Question: What advice do you have for aspiring actors?
Autumn Miller: Always believe in yourself and remember you are enough. Always be the hardest worker in the room and your kindness and work ethic will get you very far in this industry.
Question: What's next for you?
Autumn Miller: Training and being ready for all the opportunities I have in the upcoming year. I am going to be traveling and teaching dance this year on my first convention.
Interview by Gwen van Montfort