Kathleen Mackey’s playlist
“I hope to meet different artists from vast mediums of artistry. Art is very sacred to me, my life has been shaped around it. I don’t think I could ever live without it, much less survive without having my creative outlet be shown to the world.”
Kathleen made her major motion picture debut as the vengeful ghost of Rachel Parsons in 2003’s Gothika starring Academy Award-winner Halle Berry.
“My character had her life robbed from her in a very gruesome fashion,” Kathleen thinks back.
“Even though the plot described Rachel as a ghost, I needed to bring her to life as a distraught and suffering young girl for people to sympathize and understand her ordeal. I had to physicalize her life story.”
That proved to be challenging, as the actress had to do it all without leaning on any dialogue, but Kathleen got great support from her co-stars.
“Working with acting pros like Halle relieves a lot of the stress and worries I have about the whole film making process,” she says.
Kathleen made a playlist of her favorite artists before heading to Comiccon.
“I’ve always admired this band for their artistic innovation and soulful songs. U2 is not only diverse in meaning, but multi- dimensional in sound and expressions. It’s hard to name a favorite song from this band since every U2 song depicts a different story with endless meaning and rhythmical images that have always stayed with me.”
“I discovered this influential artist about a year ago when I was invited by a Director of Photography friend to attend one of his shows. It was one of the most mind-blowing spectacles I have ever witnessed. I’m an electronic music devote who greatly admires this virtuoso sound designer. I was enlightened by the orchestration of lights accompanied by his mythological sound and beats. It’s transportation into a total different world of artistic possibility. Very inspiring.”
“Best known as the sonic innovators of psychedelic trance genre, they are a band that I find very creatively stimulating, especially when I’m working on horror movies or darker characters. It’s dark, but their sounds are calculative and levitating enough, and won’t keep you in that darkness when you’re listening to them. The right balance of every beat of electronic music.”
“Being a hopeless romantic, I just can’t help but fall in love with his touch of romance mixed with the melancholia blends in his poetic songs. I imagine if Romeo had a voice, it would be Damien’s soothing voice. If love at first sight had a tune, it would be the ‘Blower’s Daughter.’ One of my all time favorites.”
“She represents the quintessence of feminine sensitivity. Her voice is pure and her lyrics are chewed pieces of heart that have lived to sing. ‘Stepping Stone’ is a song I listen to when I need to be reminded that we teach others how to treat us and we decide where we stand in someone’s life. I find her music to be classic and unspoiled by the new age ideas of conformity notions expected from female musical artists.”
Montreal Comiccon runs from September 14 to 16 at Palais des Congres. More info here.