Joe Kidd, a Central Ohio-based actor, producer, director, and Marine, joins the cast of “Nellie” as one of its guards, Smitty, a sarcastic, but lovable character that adds lightness to the film.
“It’s an awesome character that adds a little humor to break up some pretty intense moments,” said Kidd, who’s been involved with filmmaking for more than 10 years. “Nellie” will be his 60th project. “I’m excited to be a part of such an amazing cast.”
In fact, Kidd said the tremendous cast is what got him most excited about the short film.
“I’m just honored to be a part of this amazing group.”
The script is dark and many of the characters have ulterior motives and quirky complexities. Kidd said his character, Smitty, is more focused: “My character has a very clear goal he wants to achieve and he is not a very dark character.”
“A big part of my character is to add humor in a pretty tense moment,” said Kidd. “I believe the key will be to keep from going over the top which could easily be done with Smitty.”
Nellie begins filming in March of 2018.