Actor Joe Rosati most recently starred in A Perfect Life, a film based on Chad Ruin’s screenplay. With a winning performance, Rosati shows how his character, a homeless man, dreams about a perfect life. As the film progresses, we gain insight into the character’s dreams of a perfect home, a perfect wife, perfect children and a perfect yellow lab, only to find he has already lived – and lost – that perfect life.
Intrigued, Eyes in interviewed Rosati and found that the Tacoma, Washington, native has his own perfect life dreams. As a child, Rosati never wanted a traditional nine to five, traffic-ridden, professional job. Instead, he dreamed of doing something unique.
Rosati eventually found his way to acting, producing and directing, working in various elements of filmmaking in films like A Perfect Life, A Glitch in the System, It Don’t Rain on Sunny Days, Limbo, Visioneers, The Prodigal, Sarah Jane Road, and All About Haggarty.
Inspired to create film artworks which capture a permanence that resounds with viewers, Rosati enjoys “relating to characters who are flawed, who are having a tough time in life.” The actor/filmmaker also enjoys the
creative process and sharing the finished work with others. Never afraid he will run out of inspiration, Rosati says, “I surround myself with amazing people, so there are always ideas flowing. Art is endless.”
Creatively, early in life, Rosati learned to relax and to not force an idea. Instead, being in the moment often provides Rosati the inspiration necessary to succeed.
The actor/filmmaker also gathers inspiration from Michael Gondry(director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Musician/Songwriter Peter Gabriel. Rosati claims that elements of reinvention and quality are inspirational, especially coming from Peter Gabriel – who left Genesis to strike out on his own.
“Film, art and music are spectacular together. I would love to work collaboratively with Peter Gabriel someday,” says Rosati.
However, the music in A Perfect Life is nearly perfect. The score, by Joe Fuler and China Davis, is soulful and poignant, capturing the hope and pain in life and making A Perfect Life the perfect movie for an excellent actor.