EXCLUSIVE CLIP: BEST ACTOR WINNER FROM A TRAGIC SCHOOL SHOOTING FILM
JOHN AUSTIN WIGGINS EXPERIENCES LASTING TRAUMA IN HIS LATEST FILM
Watch John Austin Wiggins live red carpet interview below:
A native of West Virginia, John moved to New York City when he was nineteen, with two hundred dollars in his pocket. His first national television appearance came a couple of months later, when he appeared on an episode of Candid Camera with Alan Funt. John went on to study acting with Meisner protegé, James Price. He also danced with several small modern dance companies, as well as in musical theater, and taught the Simonson Dance Technique in the United States, Europe, and Asia for many years.
John is a journeyman actor. He has appeared on stage, in numerous independent, short, and NYU films, several web series, as well as features ‘Top Five’, ‘Delivering the Goods’, ‘Maggie Black’, TV series ‘The Flowers’, ‘Black Box’ and web series ‘The Deep State’, ‘Space Available'. He has also produced short films and web series.
A renaissance man, John also holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology/Asian Studies from Rutgers University, studied Mandarin Chinese on scholarship at Taiwan Normal University, has worked as a pastry chef for fining dining restaurants in New York City and New Jersey, and owns a baking business in Jersey City.
MORE NEWS: WINNER OF BEST CONCEPT FILM AT GDIFF 2019
John won Best Actor in a Short Film at the 9th Annual Golden Door International Film Festival on Sunday, September 22, 2019. This particular film sheds light on a dark matter most parents should never have to bare and a society as a whole that seems to keep a blind eye on gun control.
John’s harrowing and profound performance as a father who receives a message from his daughter that a gunmen is active in her school. One of the worse fears a parent could imagine is the threat of their child’s safety and well being. His sense of utter despair and hopeless vexing is spread painfully across his face. ‘Can You Hear Me?’ symbolizes the trauma of the victims families have endured and director King Lu implements such poise and grace within a short amount of time.
Watch an exclusive never-before-scene clip of the actor in his award-winning role above in his video.