Updated: Jan 13
Q AND A WITH SILK ROAD STAR CREATED BY C.J. CLAYTON
Q AND A WITH FBI AGENT STARRING IN SILK ROAD BY C.J CLAYTON
Photo by Douglas Brown
"Live for the things that make you blush. Derek Bistricky
Photo by Douglas Brown
2019 was the year I joined the phenomenal cast & crew of Silk Road Finders Keepers as Detective Harrison Director & Scriptwriter CJ & his lovely wife Priscilla .. Honored to be their friend & be a part of their vision. Executive Producer & Actor Alan M. an incredible talent.
I've learned much from him. Producer and Actor Rodney who is an amazing friend and mentor. Also a shout out to my good friend and fellow actor Josh one of many cast and crew group photos. It truly is a pleasure to see magic happen because of all of them."
Derek Bistricky on set of Silk Road with Cast and crew members
Tell us about your role in Silk Road?
Lead FBI agent "Detective Cody Harrison"
The first thing you likely will notice about principal actor Derek Bistricky who plays the role of "Detective Harrison" in the upcoming series "Silk Road / Finders Keepers", beyond his 6'1" 210-pound frame, is his distinctive deep masculine voice, which projects strength, confidence, and authority. It did play a factor in him being cast as the lead FBI agent, Derek Bistricky believes, as throughout his adult life he's made many fans because of his voice.
How was your audition process?
Auditioning for Silk Road was a very positive experience. I had a day to prepare, and if memory serves me, I believe I was the last of about 30 reading for the role of a lead character's Dad.
The audition went so well, that when I got word 2 days later from my agent, that I didn't get that role, I was a tad disappointed. That was until later that day, I was informed I was instead cast for the principal role of "Harrison", the lead FBI agent, which for me as an actor was a dream come true.
2019 was my breakout year in film. My principal role on "Silk Road / Finders Keepers" is no doubt my key role in my acting portfolio and I feel very blessed. Add to that, I was in a music video for New York music artist Michelle DeAngelis, for her dance hit "Not Your Girl", as the 'sugar Daddy', in a series of business promotional videos for the HeChangedIt App, and in a background army role, for the tv series "Project Blue Book" which is to air in January 2020 on the History Channel.
Silk Road - The Boys on set!
Locally, I worked behind-the-scenes as Associate Producer for the tv talk/variety program "The Real Deal TV" with Lisa Redl who was manning a camera, guest management, and talent scouting.
All in all, 2019 has been a most engaging year and look to expand my horizons in 2020 as a producer, screenwriter, and voice work. I love the film industry that much and will take it wherever it leads me.
What was your experience on set like?
The vibe on "Silk Road / Finders Keepers" has been nothing short of inspiring. The entirety of cast & crew was both professional and visionary. If the expression "you are only as good as your weakest link", then on this set there was no weak link to be found. The cast is the perfect mix of experience and up-and-comers that bring it. Positivity and creativity ruled the day, with Director CJ Clayton leading the way, allowing the cast and crew to take ownership of their piece in the series. My role as "Harrison" is an important character in the fabric of the story, and CJ approved of improvising when needed to bring his exceptional script even more alive.
It is rare to see an entire cast & crew gel together so well with a collective spirit that we were doing something very special. I really do believe it will pay positive dividends for this series and will draw lots of fans, and ignite many cast and crew involved to a brighter future in the industry. With the likes of CJ Clayton as Director and Scriptwriter, Alan Macfarlane as Executive Producer and actor, and Rodney Gray as Producer, it's not hard to get excited.
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