Interview with actress, singer and songwriter Jon Mack

Di Vito “Nik H.” Nicoletti

Hi Jon!! It’s a great pleasure to have you as our guest on Vocespettacolo.com. Lets’ start from the first question.. Let’s have a jump into the past. What was your dream since when you were a kid? …What would you like to do?
I’ve always had the dream of making films and music. That is the truth. Since I can remember, it’s been what I wanted to do even as a child, making up stories and acting them out.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?…Who is Jon Mack?
Jon Mack is a riddle to me sometimes. I’m still finding out who I am because I’m many things….not just an artist or performer. I think the moment we define ourselves we become somewhat limited.
How did you start and how was your first experience in the industry?
I started doing theater at around 5 years old. My mother was a theater director who taught in both college and high school so it was something I was exposed to early on. My mother was in love with theater and plays so she passed that passion on to me very young.
What’s the best and worst aspect of your job?
Best aspect is actually doing the job. Worst can be the long sometimes frustrating road to booking the job. This industry runs on rejection and that is something every artist has to deal with early on and throughout their entire career but that doesn’t make it any easier at times.
Jon Mack is an actress, singer and songwriter…all aspects of the same heart?
Yes, why not? A creative is a creative in my eyes.
About job proposals, what’s the one you’d absolutely refuse, and the one you’d like to receive but you still haven’t?
I won’t do anything demeaning which holds no artistic value. I would love to work more on avant grade and mind expansive type of films.
The song you’d never forget?
I have an excellent memory for music and lyrics for some reason. I don’t have one favorite song. There are so many great pieces of music through the years and it always changes what I listen to at the moment.
What are your best satisfactions you had in your life and career?
Finishing my own works and projects. It’s really amazing sometimes that anything gets done but it’s really special when you start a project from the very beginning and make it through to the end, especially with the uncertainties that go with starting any artistic endeavor.
Do you comply more to your head or to your heart?
I try to balance them as much as possible but that’s tough to do at all times. I definitely have my passionate moments where my heart leads but I’ve learned how to calm that down a bit as I’ve gotten older so that it’s not as destructive. I prefer to only use it to create with if possible.
What can a dream be useful for? Have you got many?
Dreams motivate us to move forward in our lives and on our paths. Of course I do have many dreams. I hope to have many more throughout my lifetime.
Is life always better than a nice movie?
Both imitate each other it seems but often I think that life tends to top anything that we can create in our minds.
What’s happiness for Jon?
Making a positive difference in the world as cliche as it sounds. I want my work to resonate and inspire anyone who cares to listen. Happiness is knowing that at the end of the day that you serve as more part of a solution than any problem. It’s what inner peace is truly about.
Thanks a lot Jon, you’ve been very kind. Voce Spettacolo wishes you all the best in your career and life.

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