Actor Timothy Granaderos drawn to the complexity and story of the psychological thriller

Timothy Granaderos plays Clayton in the psychological thriller “Devil’s Workshop.” (Courtesy of Lionsgate)

Timothy Granaderos is always looking for a challenging role.

The actor is no stranger to the film industry, as his credits include ’13 Reasons Why’, ‘Runaways’ and ‘[email protected]’.

In this latest series – which was filmed in Albuquerque – he played Ash Franklin.

“I fell in love with Albuquerque,” he says. “I had such a great time on this show working with (director) Hannah Macpherson on it. We’re still friends to this day. We definitely need to start another project.

Granaderos is currently starring in the psychological thriller “Devil’s Workshop”, alongside Radha Mitchell and Emile Hirsch. The film is directed by Chris von Hoffmann.

The film hits theaters and on demand on Friday, September 30.

“Just in time for spooky season,” Granaderos jokes.

In “Devil’s Workshop”, struggling actor Clayton, played by Granaderos, is desperate for a role as a demonologist.

Radha Mitchell and Timothy Granaderos in a scene from “Devil’s Workshop”. (Courtesy of Lionsgate)

He contacts Eliza, played by Mitchell, an expert in devil lore, to help him prepare and spends the weekend at her house.

Eliza forces Clayton to confront his troubling past, perform dark rituals and sacrifice a goat.

Granaderos is asked if Eliza wants to help Clayton, seduce him – or destroy him?

“You’ll have to watch the movie,” he said.

Granaderos was drawn to the project due to the complexity of the film and Clayton’s story.

“He’s an actor in his thirties who struggles to succeed,” he says. “Then there is grounded emotional exploration. It was scary and very honest. I think as human beings we have this chasm of vulnerability and we protect it. I was able to fit into the role because I’m constantly learning who I am in this world.

Granaderos says that during the weeks of filming, he had plenty of time to reflect on Clayton’s journey.

“We were doing a lot of night shoots, so it was exhausting,” he says. “But the thrill of being on set took me away. I hope the film will cause some emotion and I hope audiences will be spooked by the story.

Sharon D. Cole