Robert Coffie is well-known for his work on the films Cowboys & Indians, Crooked Arrows, and American Muscle (2014). (2011). He began doing magic at the age of eight and later worked as an apprentice for the renowned Harry Blackstone Jr. Robert has exciting new projects in film. Read below our latest Q & A with Robert Coffie:
Q: Where are you originally from and where are you located now on the map?
Robert Coffie – A: I’m originally from Ontario, California, but I was born in Upland, California. I now live in Yucca Valley, California, next to my production company, the old west movie set RCP Film Studios.
Q: Robert you are a multidimensional filmmaker and actor know for your roles in American Muscle (2014), Crooked Arrows (2012), and Cowboys & Indians (2011), what would you say motivates you and inspires you to be the best at your profession and do you have a top 3 favorite actors, filmmakers or directors that you want to work with in the business?
Robert Coffie – A: People who inspire me, include director Sam Raimi, best known for spider-man, And The Evil Dead. Quentin Tarantino is another outstanding filmmaker who inspires me. It is so hard to choose among so many great, outstanding actors and directors; I truly adore them all. Boris Carlisle and many old actresses from the black-and-white era like Betty Grable, Lana Turner, Mae West, My 3 favorite actors would have to be Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, and Kate Winslet. I would love to act with them.
Q: What is your fav genre in roles you play( Drama, Comedy,Action, a little bit of all) ?
Robert Coffie – A: One genre that I like to experiment with is action comedy. With westerns, I had a chance to really go into different characters and explore the wide range of many types of western roles. a mixture of everything. I don’t want to limit myself. I am always willing to explore. I have not really found my niche. Maybe a horror movie. I feel like I can be pretty funny. I’m always making people laugh and joking around pretty outgoing, so a comedy would be something I would feel comfortable with, but I’m open to exploring new areas.
Q: Can you share with us something people may not know about you? Any hobbies or other secret talents you have and or like to do in your spare time?
Robert Coffie – A: One of the things that people probably don’t know about me is that I love to work with wood and build things, like my old West Town film set, which is one of the examples of my creativity. When I can’t do that, it’s entertaining magic with the family and friends, having a few drinks, and making jokes; the other is my quiet alone time, which would have to be the antique shops. Then once in a while I’d like to sit down and draw portraits with a pencil. One other hobby is that I really love trains and train layouts. When I was a kid, I tried building my own layout in N scale. I used Styrofoam to build my mountains and hills with bridges. I completely made a mess of styrofoam everywhere; it’s stuck to things I didn’t know it could stick to.
Q: What are some projects that you’ve just wrapped up recently or that you’re currently working on now?
Robert Coffie – A: A few movies that I have wrapped up were “Area 5150” I play the character alien nerd ‘ Arnie’ . I had a lot of fun because we filmed here on my old west movie set. I also helped produce “Area 5150.” This movie is a cross between Hills Have Eyes and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The director, Sean Haitz, is a talented filmmaker and musician. One of the actors cast was Vernon Wells, best known for Mad Max and weird science. Area 5150 will be out in the summer of 2023. Then, of course, we have “A Magician’s Diary,” a movie script that I wrote. I have entered it in a script writing contest. I am currently working on a new feature film, Octoroon. With director Gary Springer. A new spectacular Western is being conjured up by the one and only Joe Cornet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a role in his new movie.