Catch the Bullet is a western that has Britt MacMasters returning from a mission and finding his son Chad, kidnapped by an outlaw. We got to speak to Mason McNulty who plays Chat in the film!
MASON McNULTY – Born in Southern California, Mason got his start in the industry at 3 months old in a PSA for the state of Utah. Since then, he has landed numerous television and film roles. His next project is the Lionsgate film Catch the Bullet alongside Jay Pickett which will be released in the fall. When not working, Mason enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering to help those less fortunate.
BSCKids: Hi Mason, can you tell us a bit about the film Catch the Bullet?
Mason McNulty: CATCH THE BULLET stars myself, Jay Pickett, Gattlin Griffith, Cody Jones, Callder Griffith with Peter Facinelli and Tom Skerritt. In CATCH THE BULLET, I play the role of Chad, a 12-year-old boy kidnapped by outlaw Jed Blake and his crew. My character’s father, U.S. Marshal Britt MacMasters, is played by Jay Pickett.
How did you land the role and do you have anything in common with your character?
I landed the role through Michael Feifer, the director of CATCH THE BULLET. Michael is a hard-working director that I have worked with on another project before 12 Pups Of Christmas. Michael reached out to my mom and asked for me to send in an audition tape because he had a part he thought was right for me. Little did I know it was the lead. When Michael called and said I had the part I was so excited! So off to Wyoming we went.
What Chad MacMasters and I have in common I feel is that we are both loyal, smart, charming and have a desire to live life to its fullest.
Tell us something people would be surprised to learn about you?
What people might be surprised to learn about me is that I love to write and create stories. I have written a short story and I also have one in the process. After that I have an idea for another one.
Who do you think has taught you the most in your career?
Well, I think the person who has taught me the most in my career and life in general I would have to say is my mom. She has taught me so many things in life! My mom believes that if you work hard and stay focused that there is nothing you can not accomplish.
What was your favorite character to play?
Oh, that is tough, because I have loved every character that I have played. There are a couple of characters that do take the top. The first one is Chad MacMasters in CATCH THE BULLET. Chad’s will to survive and his heart that is full of emotions was so awesome to figure out how to make him come alive on the screen. The other character that I loved playing was Toby Murphy in the hit TV ABC show Schooled. Toby Murphy is really the character that I have played that is the most like me- sensitive, charismatic, loyal, smart and fun.
If you could guest star on any show or streaming series that is currently on the air, which one would it be and why?
I would love to be in the new Spiderman movie, because I really like Andrew Garfield as an actor, he is one of my favorites and I would love to be in a Marvel movie. I would also love to work with Leonardo DiCaprio. His work is amazing, and I know I would learn a lot from him.
Tell us about your favorite Tik Tok video you have done?
Now I am a HUGE Star Wars geek, so my favorite Tik Tok I made would be the one where I was showing off my 3d printed Darth Vader mask that I had made. But that’s not the reason why I absolutely love that video. The reason is because I put so much effort into creating the mask and the video was like a mini-movie.
Tell us a bit about where and why you do volunteer work.
I’m working to gather funds for a charity to honor my friend Jay Pickett. Jay played my dad, the marshal in CATCH THE BULLET. Sadly, he recently passed away. Not only was Jay an amazing actor, he was a great friend and mentor. While we were on the set of Catch the Bullet I learned so much from him, and a lot of his advice has stuck with me and has helped me mold my acting.
Why should everyone watch you in Catch The Bullet?
Everyone should watch CATCH THE BULLET because it is a good old western with family morals and values. And I am in it… LOL!!!
Special thanks to Mason McNulty for taking the time out to speak with us!