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Christian Convery

At only ten years old, Christian Convery has made a name for himself as a young actor working alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Having worked nonstop the past two years, Christian has several exciting projects in the works. This year you will see him starring in Netflix's Sweet Tooth and in the Highland Films drama, The Tiger Rising, opposite Dennis Quaid, Queen Latifah, Katherine McPhee Foster, and Sam Trammel. 

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Academy Newsletter Interview - September 2020

At 10-years old, Vancouver-based actor Christian Convery has already had some amazing work experiences! The 2020 Nominee and two-time Young Artist Academy™ Award Winner shares some of his special moments, including interviewing with us from on-location in New Zealand!

I love new experiences, I love adventures, meeting new people, I love acting and working on sets. My hobbies are acting, parkour and learning new things. Most importantly, I just love to have fun! No matter where I am or what I'm doing, I always try to create a fun environment. I love working in this industry because I get to meet new people, make friends, learn new things, have new experiences and adventures! 

I’ve had some pretty amazing recent projects!

Playing With FireGot to work with John Cena, Keegan Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Briana Hildebrand and Judy Greer. We were always laughing on set with everyone doing their lines and then totally going off on improv for minutes on end! I had tears in my eyes from laughing so much everyday!!!  I had turned 9 when I auditioned and got to star in this feature film. I had all these new fun experiences like wire training, where I was harnessed and flown around on a wild hose up in the air above a room full of bubbles, was pulled out of a real cabin that was on fire and lifted 40 feet in the air, had to jump in a truck that fell off a cliff but in reality was a truck that was set on a hydraulic system that fell down the side of a mountain like 8 feet while we were attached by a harness and line for safety. I was in a fire simulator with John Leguizamo and I was a foot away from real fire everywhere! it was a very intense scene with all the fire and safety protocols and measures that were put in place. The director let me improv with some of my scenes with my favourite being when the director Andy Fickman asked me to come in the room and sit on the chair yet I decided to run into the room while doing a roll over the seat and then jumping into the chair. Yet the coolest thing for me was when I saw my face all over Billboards, bus stops and buses across America and of course the biggest for me was seeing a Billboard in Times Square and seeing myself! It was the biggest Billboard of me that I had ever seen and was the size of an entire building! It was awesome!

Beautiful BoyGot to work with Steve Carrell and Timothee Chalamet. Steve played my dad and Timmy (Timothee Chalamet) played my brother and they were amazing to work with. They always took the time before getting into the scenes to play and have fun with me as the movie had a heavy subject matter. I had just turned seven and It was my first feature film and my first time working on a heavy drama. It was my first time also to travel to another country to film. We shot in so many cool locations from Los Angeles, and all the way up the coast of California to San Francisco. My favourite scene to shoot in this movie was the Beach scene with Timmy. They made a special wetsuit for me, and I spent many hours in the freezing cold on this wild, windy and shark infested remote beach to do our scene! It was insanely awesome! 

Pup AcademyThis was my first starring role as the Lead in a TV Series when I was 8 years old and we shot 22 episodes in a short period of time! This was a life changing moment where as an actor I grew a lot. Having to memorize 13-15 scenes on average per day changed the way I now look at sides. This Disney/Netflix show was also the first show to allow me to improv on set. It was so much fun to go to work! I got to work with so many cute puppies everyday and I also worked with so many cool other actors that are now my friends! I always had a blast going to work! The doggos were so cute and so fluffy that at the end of filming I finally made my mom agree to buy a dog! This was a big deal for me as my mom never wanted a dog in the house before! Now my family is all about dogs!!! Fun fact is that my little dog is named Spark and I named him Spark because in Pup Academy my pup on the TV series is called Spark!

The Tiger RisingI got to work with Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid. Working with Queen (Queen Latifah) was very special as she not only was very nice and funny but she had this incredible aura that was filled with warmth, wisdom and power. A very special person! And working with Dennis Quaid was wild as he is rock and roll on set! So fun! I went to Thomasville, Georgia to film this movie and it's another big moment in my life as this was my first starring role as the Lead in a feature film. It is also a drama and I filmed it at age 9! It's not out yet so I can't really talk about it but it is about a young boy who discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home.

Sweet Tooth:This Robert Downey Junior/Netflix TV Series is a big deal for me as it's Robert Downey Junior producing it....It's Iron Man! This is another highlight in my career as I was 9 years old when I filmed the pilot in New Zealand and I'm starring as the Lead. It is about a boy who is half human and half deer that survives in a post-apocalyptic world with other hybrids. I can't say too much more about it except that I am training a lot and I am back right now in New Zealand getting ready to shoot the series now!
  
Network Tip: Making sure I have good relationships with everyone, leaving a good impression, being nice to everyone and being talkative on set.

Business Advice: WORK HARD!!! ALWAYS work hard.

Look for Christian in Sweet Tooth and The Tiger Rising.

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