In the summer of 2008, Jeff Moffitt, who at the time had worked for one of America's top retailers for 25 years, decided to pass on a transfer to another department and ultimately follow his dream of being in the entertainment industry.
He decided to become an actor and in less than two years, Moffitt has been involved in over 50 different projects in film and television, as well as print and commercial work.
This past spring, Moffitt collaborated with a young director named Sy Cody White and after striking up a friendship, decided to form a production company and then pen a screenplay.
The result of their labor is the soon to be released suspense/thriller The Watchers, produced by their companies Two Man Crew Productions and Hocus Pocus Features. Moffitt stars in the film as a man who believes he's being followed, forcing him to question his own sanity in search of what he believes is the truth. The film also stars Timothy J. Cox, Peter Francis Span, Kathleen Boddington, Darrin Biss, Rich Sab, Robert Nesi, James Konczyk, Mike Sgroi, Gerry Hoyile, Matthew Biss, and Guillermo B. Arguello.
Mr. Moffitt took a few moments to discuss the film with Blogcritics.
You play John Porter in The Watchers. Tell us about him. Without giving too much away, tell us what the film is about?
When the film begins, we encounter John in the midst of having some major life issues. He's just separated from his wife Marci, which separates him from his daughter Shara, who he misses, but he is hopeful that he and Marci will meet with a counselor to try and work out their problems. John is also having a hard time at work, basically struggling to keep himself together. On top of all of this, he believes that he's being watched.
(Jeff Moffitt in a still from The Watchers)
How did your collaboration with director Sy Cody White begin?
I ran an ad on Craigslist back in the fall of 2009. I was seeking an editor with experience using final cut pro to work with me on a travel show concept that I developed. Sy's resume really stood out. I set up a meeting with Sy, we hit it off, and shortly after, we started working on the travel show. Over the next few months, Sy and I developed a solid friendship. We collaborate very well and we found out that we have a lot in common in regards to taste in film and the entertainment business.