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Published:April 2nd, 2014 15:00 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Chandler Rylko, Actor in The Movie, Toy Soldiers

Judyth Piazza interviews Chandler Rylko, Actor in The Movie, Toy Soldiers

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Originally from Chicago, Chandler moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and film. He was first cast as a lead in Dan Peterson`s "Have Love, Will Travel," an indie feature  that went on to premiere at the CineVegas Film Festival.

 Several well-received short films followed, including the award-winning drama "Savanna" which premiered at the Beverly Hills Film Festival in 2010. This film features Chandler`s talent with heavy dramatic material and remains one of his favorite projects. He was excited to work on such gritty material with such creative people. It was beautifully shot by the Coatwolf Team (Vincent Grashaw, Evan Glodell, Joel Hodge) who are the masterminds behind the indie cult hit "Bellflower."

Chandler`s next feature film was "Cupid`s Arrow," a romantic comedy starring  C. Thomas Howell, which showcased Chandler`s ability to carry a movie as a leading man. The film was released  in the states on DVD in 2011 and recently released in Germany in 2013.  The upcoming comedy feature "Not Another Celebrity Movie," slated for release in 2014, spoofs celebrities who are played by look alike actors. The story centers around Charlie Sheen and his wacky adventures with all his famous pals. In the film, Chandler`s character is Ashton Kutcher. 

Chandler`s latest film, "The Toy Soldiers", directed by Erik Peter Carlson, is due out this summer. The film is set in a fictitious 1980 "s California beach town littered with teen hangouts along a carnival pier.  "The Toy Soldiers" takes place primarily in a roller rink/arcade and follows six principal characters whose lives intersect on the final day before their favorite hangout is torn down to make room for condos. In this power, epic drama, Chandler plays one of the lead characters, Elliot Harris. Elliot is a teen drug abuser who watches his family and world collapse around him, while he and his peers struggle to hold onto thier childhood. This film showcases Chandler`s talent as a dramatic actor like no other project before it. This is Carlson`s  highly anticipated followup feature to the  2012 indie hit, "Transatlantic Coffee." Chandler is very excited and honored to have been a part of such a raw, passionate and emotionally charged, topical movie. Everyone is looking forward to seeing his work in it. Look for it summer of 2014.

In addition to acting, Chandler is also a professional model. If you have ever walked into an American Apparel store, you`ve probably seen his face on the wall. Chaser LA often features Chandler in their campaigns as well. He has modeled for a long list of brands including K Swiss, Alternative Apparel, Blood is the New Black and in magazines like Stuff, FHM and Salon City Magazine.
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 Chandler looks forward to what the future holds. He will always actively seek out projects that continue to inspire him as an actor and help him grow as a human being.

In Production: THE TOY SOLDIERS