Evan Fielding – Actor

Evan Fielding dove in professional acting less than two years ago and was met with success from his very first audition. That first audition landed him a principal role in Big & Rich’s music video for the song “That’s Why I Pray”, which was released in May 2012. Since then, Evan’s been in a number of national commercials and stars in The Good Book movie. 

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When did you first discover a love of acting?

About 2 years ago when I was taking an art and drama class.

 

What was your first acting role?

A Big & Rich music video called “That’s Why I Pray”. 

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Tell us about some of the music videos and commercials that you’ve been in.

The Big & Rich music video was really fun because I got to shoot in a scrapyard in East Nashville. I always wanted to go into that scrapyard because of all of the cool stuff I thought I could find. It was really cool. The manager of the scrapyard even let me bring home a few springs and chains. I got to shoot a national Franklin American Mortgage commercial and it was really fun because I got to play back yard football. I’ve done several CMT promos for products like Bush’s Grillin Beans, Hershey’s, Kleenex and “Star Trek: Into Darkness”. I love the CMT promos. My favorites were the Bush’s Grillin Beans and Hershey’s spots, because I got to eat lots and lots of baked beans and smores. 

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On set a CMT Toaster Strudel commercial 

What films have you had a part of?

The Good Book is my first film.

 

Tell us about your role in The Good Book movie.

I play the role of Daniel, a young boy who accidentally sets his house on fire and runs away thinking his family died in the fire. He goes on lots of journeys and finds himself in a homeless camp where he makes friends, but ends up getting arrested for something he didn’t do. Along the way, he’s given a Bible and discovers God in a new way.

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Evan poses with the firefighters after the house fire scene in The Good Book.

What was your favorite scene in the movie?

My favorite scene was when I got to set my house on fire. I got to light real matches and almost burned the house down for real. Note to self: always have a bucket of water on hand if you’re lighting fires inside a house.

 

What is the hardest part of film acting?

The long hours and staying in character over long periods of time.

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CMT Kleenex spot

What would be your dream role?

A small role in a funny movie with other kids. 

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Evan poses with Torry Martin during a break on set of The Good Book

Author: Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker with over a decade of industry experience. She and her husband, Fred, just released SUMMER OF '67, their seventh feature film. Their movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe as well as multiple television networks. They've accumulated dozens of festival accolades including many Best of Fest awards and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. Sharon is passionate about visual storytelling, branding, and marketing and would love to speak at your upcoming event.

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