Zeb Slone - Kentucky Interview by Diamond Orin Nomination and Photography by Marsha Slone Issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Zeb Slone is a teen actor who has been busy with several projects this past year including music video, acting roles in historic films, westerns, dramas and comedies. He is also a Boy Scout who enjoy the outdoors. He loves doing community service projects such as trash pick-up and also stocking the local blessing box with items for those in need. He has been busy this year and has 21 IMDB credits which include his roles in Thandi’s Love, The Bridge and more. He is a member of the Louisa Swim Team, the LMS band, Boy Scouts, and a full-time actor.
Photography by Marsha Slone
How did you get into acting? I decide to begin a professional acting career 2 years ago. I felt like I could have opportunities in the industry, so I talked to my parents about it. Then, we began looking for roles to apply for and I was cast in one. Then, more followed and 2 years later, here I am - an actor.
What are some of the projects in your acting career you are working on? Over the past year, I have been in an historic film, Thandi's Love; a dramatic film called The Bridge; ParaGenex, a web superhero series and many more. Next year, I will be going to New Mexico to be in a western called Of Myth & Legend where I will play the Sheriff's son.
What do you like most about being an actor? It is tons of fun! I love getting a character, then working to bring it to life in front of the camera. Also, I like meeting new people and making friends.
Photography by Marsha Slone
As a Boy Scout, what are some community service activities you do? Our troop does a variety of activities each year. Some of those are trash pick-ups around our community; filling the local blessing box with food and items that people need; serving meals to Veterans and also, placing flags on Veterans' graves each year.
Why do you enjoy being a Boy Scout? I love being outdoors - camping, hiking, fishing, campfire & hanging out with my buddies. We get to have a ton of fun while learning great skills. We do many activities to earn our merit badges and work toward the rank of Eagle Scout.
What does it mean to you knowing you are such an inspiration to others? I hope to always be a good role model. I am glad that others look to me for inspiration. I hope we can all make the world a better place by spreading kindness, understanding and friendship to everyone we meet along the way.
Photography by Ace Images
Where do you see yourself in 5 years/what are your plans? I have a lot of dreams, one being a professional actor or I would also love to be in the military serving my country.
If you could publicly present any topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? If given an opportunity to discuss a topic, I would like to encourage people to be good to their fellow man. That it is important to help others who are in need and always be kind to each other.
Photography by Marsha Slone - a behind the scene photo of a recent film project, The Bridge by JC FILMS
3 Things on your bucket list. 1. I would love to visit all 50 states and learn about their history. (History is my favorite subject). 2. I would love a military tank and be able to drive it. 3. I would love to go scuba diving and do some treasure hunting.
How do you keep your schedule straight when you are so busy? It gets crazy sometimes and hard to focus. We try to keep a calendar with all the activities, so we do not overbook for same dates. I try to space my acting jobs out, so I can focus on each one and give it 110%. We make sure some days to have some down time and also time to do my Boy Scout activities. Plus, my Mom is my manager and she is awesome at all the scheduling and keeping us on track for all my activities.
Zeb will be featured in issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!