the new movie Mercedes Kilmer On Her New Film “Paydirt,” Working With Father Val, Upcoming Projects & More – The Hype Magazine


Published on July 31st, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Mercedes Kilmer On Her New Film “Paydirt,” Working With Father Val, Upcoming Projects & More

In the new movie Paydirt, a parolee teams up with his old crew determined to find a buried bag of cash stolen 5 years ago from a DEA bust gone bad, while being tracked by a retired sheriff. Paydirt — which its theaters, on VOD and Digital HD on August 7, 2020 — was written and directed by Christian Sesma (Vigilante Diaries, The Night Crew) and stars Luke Goss (The Hard Way, Hellboy II, Blade II), Val Kilmer (The Doors, Heat, Tombstone), Mike Hatton (Green Book, Vigilante Diaries) and Mercedes Kilmer; Paydirt marks the feature film debut for Mercedes Kilmer, a prolific actress in the theatrical world.

As embedded below, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mercedes Kilmer via Zoom on July 31, 2020 about Paydirt, life beyond acting and plenty more. Additional on Kilmer can be found online at, while more on Paydirt is online at

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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