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Instant Karma’s Karl Haas On His Role In the Film

October 2, 2021 | Posted by Bryan Kristopowitz
Instant Karma

The 411 Interview: Karl Haas


Karl Haas is an actor and producer who, according to his imdb page, has been acting in TV and movies since at least 2017. Haas has appeared in such short films as Everybody’s a Critic and Waiting for the End, the feature films Orange Sky Grace, Girl Wired, and The Bellmen, and the TV series Run Coyote Run. Haas’s latest feature film is the fantasy drama Instant Karma directed by Mitesh Kumar Patel. In this interview, this writer talks with Haas about making Instant Karma, working with co=star Stew Jetson, and more.



Bryan Kristopowitz: How did you get involved in Instant Karma?

Karl Haas: My talent agent, Matt Englehart, with the Ford Robert Black Agency, got me the audition.

BK: How did you approach your character Harry? Did you have to do any research into the homeless in order to play Harry?

KH: Homeless people are individuals who become homeless for different reasons. I think it’s important to understand that any of us could become homeless with a little bad luck and/or a few bad choices. I imagined what it would take for me to become homeless and what my own behavior would be under those circumstances.

BK: Who made Harry’s signs? Did you get to provide any input into what was put on the signs?

KH: No, that was all part of the great scriptwriting by Scott Gore.


BK: What was it like working with director Mitesh Kumar Patel?

KH: Working with Mitesh was wonderful. He provides freedom for me to create as a performer and gently guides our natural discoveries of our characters.

BK: What was it like working with Stew Jetson, who plays Jeff?

KH: Stew is a great guy and an exceptional actor. I hope to continue working with Stew in the future.

BK: What was the hardest part of making Instant Karma for you as an actor? What was the easiest?

KH: The hardest part was leaving the set! The easiest part was just letting go and allowing “Harry” to come out.

BK: How would you describe Instant Karma? Is it right to call it a drama or is it more of a fantasy?

KH: Personally, I would call it an allegory with elements of many styles. I’ll leave the categorization of it to those marketing this wonderful film.


BK: Any moviemaking heroes?

KH: Haha! Many, but moviemaking is a team effort.

BK: Any upcoming projects you can tell us about?

KH: Playing General Waverly on stage in White Christmas with Arts Express in Tucson! And especially playing Harry, again, as the lead role in Instant Karma 2!!!

BK: What do you hope audiences get out of Instant Karma?

KH: I hope it decreases the judgmentalism of the audience and increases forgiveness and public service.

BK: Would you be interested in appearing in an Instant Karma 2?

KH: Of course! I have the lead role and am very excited about that!

BK: Where do you think Harry is now? Do you think he was able to turn his life around?

KH: That’s a big question– should he turn his life around? Who thinks they are better than Harry? Why is that?

BK: Have you ever met Jennifer Aniston?

KH: Not yet! LOL



A very special thanks to Karl Haas for agreeing to participate in this interview and to david j. moore for setting it up.

Check out my review of Instant Karma here!

Check out Karl Haas’s imdb page here!

Check out the official website of Applied Art Productions here!

Karl Haas image courtesy of Karl Haas. All other images courtesy of Applied Art Productions.

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Instant Karma, Bryan Kristopowitz