Andrew Bowser premiered his film Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival based on a character he developed on YouTube.

In his debut on the big screen, Onyx searches for a new life and is enticed by his idol Bartok the Great (Jeffery Combs) into summoning a demon. In a turn for the worse, Bartok, his followers, including Farrah (Olivia Dudley), and Onyx have to fight to save their souls.

In an exclusive interview with uInterview founder Erik Meers, Dudley discussed what it was like working with Bowser.

“Andrew’s pretty cool,” she laughed. “We’ve known each other for ten years and we’ve been making stuff on and off the whole time, especially these last five years. So I’ve been very familiar with the character Onyx and I get such a kick out of Onyx.”

“I don’t think I realized how famous he was, I didn’t quite realize it till the last couple of years,” Dudley continued. “So when he wrote this script and it was amazing and we did the Kickstarter and I saw how much love came pouring in from the Kickstarter I was like, ‘Woah, there’s really something special here.’ I already knew that, but it’s been really wonderful. We’re creative partners but also best friends and getting to make movies with your best friend is amazing.”

In the interview, Dudley also revealed what was her most memorable scene to film.

“Shooting the music video was a lot of fun, but it was really hard,” she said. “I would say the hardest day on set was shooting the music video because I had to go in and out of prosthetics and the prosthetics on the character were really intense. We had so much to shoot in one day, music videos require a lot, but in the end, it turned out so great. I really loved shooting it.”

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