When Hans Hernke starred in 2009 as the lead actor in the short film “The Room” he thought that was it. The film turned out so well, that the creator Aaron Warren knew he had to turn it into a feature. Now four years later he’s brought his character Detective Matthews to life again in the feature film “Hidden Agenda”.
Hans draws his inspiration from his older brother Greg Hernke, and his teachers from the Oviedo Florida Masters Academy Judi Tome, and Sarah Thomas. Hans knows he’s created something special in his portrayal of the troubled Detective Matthews. The character is on the edge mentally. Hans goal is to make the audience feel that. Hans is looking forward to watching the reaction when the film premieres early next year.
As an Actor and Filmmaker, Hans finds the team building and bonding one of his favorite parts of making a film. You work so long and hard to together that is becomes likes a family. If everyone leaves their egos at the door, and respect is equal then the focus is a making a great film. Hans worked as a Producer on “Hidden Agenda”, and he was determined to make sure the ugly side of filmmaking was not part of their film.
Together with the writer and creator Aaron Warren they faced their challenges head on. Locations were one of the biggest challenges, but thanks to the team effort, and a few good friends like Computer Repair Business Owner Chris Olsen in Oviedo Florida everything worked out. They had the perfect location for their interrogation scenes, complete with two way mirrors. Hans and Aaron would like to thank Carl Graddy and Gary Calhoun for making it possible to use the Police State in Florida, and Alan Kalinoski for use his law firm building, and Jonathan Duryea’s tech office downtown Orlando.
The plans for “Hidden Agenda”, are to hold premieres for test audiences, and submit to select festivals around the country. Then work on distribution, and sales of the film. Hans and Aaron both hope that cast and crew will benefit from this experience in their careers through the exposure and professional growth. But first all the current efforts are in the final phases of post production.
Hans future efforts include continuing his career as an upcoming actor, and working in the production and casting areas of film. Most recently he complete a role for the soon to be released “Razor Fin”, produced by Asylum Productions. Hans’ long term goals are to be a constant in the industry through working as an actor/producer. Also being newly married, Hans is focused on establishing that often illusive income every upcoming actor strives to achieve for their family. For Hans, it’s not about fame or fortune, but should he be blessed with it, he knows he will not take it for granted.
Hans has this advice to offer someone entering the industry: “Expand your opportunities!! Getting involved in every aspect of the film industry as you possibly can. It will teach you a lot of things and give you a new found respect for those departments and for the things they have to deal with when making a film”.