Photo Courtesy of Noah Baron
In early 2010, We Love DC sat down to talk to DC-based actor Noah Baron about his role in the independent, local film Adams Morgan: The Movie. Since then, Baron’s moved from the District out west to Los Angeles in pursuit of furthering his acting career.
Recently, though, Baron was part of an independent film project that has since gone viral. Cuddle Club, a shot-for-shot parody of the original Fight Club trailer was released on YouTube earlier this week. Baron and his colleague Ross Willett wrote and produced the parody themselves. In less than 48 hours, the video’s spread across the internet to sites like Funny or Die, Tosh.o and The Film Crusade (just to name a few). This morning, the video was listed on TV Guide’s website as being the “Most Buzzed” internet clip.
The short of it is — this is a hilarious clip. It’s well scripted, the acting’s timely, and the parody is worth the two minute thirty four second run time. The video is available after the page break.
Photo Courtesy of Noah Baron
Now that DC’s got her own movie BY her people ABOUT her people FOR her people, it only makes sense to get to know one of the people who made this film possible. John Sales (played by Noah Baron) has high expectations for life but a low self-esteem, making him a glass half empty kind of guy. But who’s the man behind the John Sales? There’s more to the character than Paul DeVeaux’s script.
Noah Baron took a few moments to chat and tell us a little about himself, his experiences on-set with the cast and crew of Adams Morgan: The Movie and about his character John Scales. Here are the highlights of that conversation:
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Where are you from? How long have you been acting? What made you start?
Well, I was born in raised in Cambridge, MA (a die-hard Red Sox fan). I’ve been acting for about 15 years now. One of my friends was in the Boston Children’s Opera in Belmont, MA. I had always wanted to perform, so my mother signed me up on the waiting list (there were no auditions). I still remember the exact second I was cast in my first role. I was 9 years old and sitting at my mothers computer in her room. The phone rang. My mother came upstairs to tell me that a role at Boston Children’s Opera had opened up and that I was going to be playing Professor Van Helsing in Dracula. One of the happiest days of my life. I continued working with Boston Children’s Opera for about four years and took part in thirteen shows. I was hooked. However, I had no idea that I would turn this into a profession. I ended up graduating from American University with a dual BA in Theater and Broadcast Journalism. I have just moved out to Los Angeles to further my career. So far, I’m loving every second of it.
How did you get involved with “Adams Morgan: The Movie”?
I really lucked out. Paul gave me a call after seeing me at a mass audition in Baltimore, MD. He told me that he enjoyed my work and was interested in having me come in to read for a role in “Adams Morgan: The Movie.” I went in to read for the character of John Sales. He shot me an email about a week later offering me the role. I called him from Spain (I was traveling with my family at the time) and accepted.