INTO THE WILDERNESS INTRODUCES CHRISTOPHER-LAWSON PALMER
A talented young Tennessee actor has landed the lead role of the character Jeremiah, a young slave boy, in Into the Wilderness. When we held auditions in the summer of 2018 to find an actor who could tackle the character, we had hundreds line up to show us how talented they were. While many were incredible actors, only one young man, Christopher-Lawson Palmer, an 11-year-old actor from Knoxville, Tennessee showed the exact qualities we were looking for.
As a matter of fact, from the moment this young actor walked through the doors to audition, he not only had just the right look or talent with acting, but he made the role his own and without any hesitation, we knew he was the right one for this role.
Christopher-Lawson Palmer has graced the stage with the Tennessee Theatre, the Carousel Theatre, Carpetbag Theatre and Knoxville Children’s Theatre. Palmer is also a dancer who has formal training in ballet, hip-hop and modern dance and he is also an accomplished singer and plays the trumpet and violin and is currently taking piano lessons.
When he isn’t working on the movie or taking lessons to enhance his acting or musical talents, Palmer enjoys keeping up with his academics, playing chess, cooking and playing games at home with his sisters, Saiya and Nola.
It has been a pleasure for us to work with this amazing young actor on the film and even better, he and actor Shuler Hensley, who plays the other lead character Samuel, have formed a close bond with one another that makes filming the two together almost magical.
For such a young actor, Christopher-Lawson Palmer is a force to be reckoned with. We have had many rainy, humid and extremely uncomfortable days as we have begun to film, but whether this young man is just starting the day fresh or he has been on set for several hours, his endurance for continuing even while under extreme pressure and his overall talent is very impressive.
While many of the adults around him may be weary and ready for rest, this amazing young star never shows anything other than his desire to achieve greatness and to portray his character in a way that is sure to captivate his audience.
It’s been a pleasure for us to work with so many talented actors on this film and we look forward to continuing our work with Christopher-Lawson Palmer and others as production continues this month.
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