Shemora Davy in Extraction Day
“My goal is to show people their full potential. A lot of people don’t realize what they can actually do. They quit too soon.” – Shemora Davy
Shemora Davy was born in Saint Ann’s, Jamaica but now resides in Kitchener, Ontario. He is a body-builder, personal trainer, mentor and dedicated father to his four year old son. Everyday he strives to inspire and encourage people to be their best selves, both physically and mentally. Recently, he played a part in the action film Extraction Day. Here’s his take on the experience:
Who do you play in Extraction Day?
I play John. He’s part of the extraction team and he’s not the type of guy you want to mess with. He’s more of a “do” than an “ask questions” kind of guy. He takes his orders very seriously and he just gets the job done.
What was it like being in a movie?
I’ve never been in a movie before, but it was an amazing experience. For me, it was cool to be able to act like somebody else — especially someone as bad ass as my character — because that’s not who I am. Being on the SWAT team with the other guys and getting to play that leadership role was really cool too.
What was the funniest moment you experienced?
That would have to be when I ran around the corner with my gun drawn and I started making gun noises as I pulled the trigger. “Bang, bang, bang!” We had a good laugh about that.
What was your favourite memory from being on set?
I’d say the SWAT scenes in the warehouse. I’ve always wanted to experience being in that type of role and once the camera started rolling it became so real. People yelling, flash bangs, I was so in awe of the moment. I was like “This is my team!” It felt like we were actually doing it. That was my favourite part. I loved it – the drive and the urgency in those moments.
Why should people see this movie?
Because I’m in it! Just kidding!
Because I’ve seen the genuine amount of heart that went into making it. This is a group of individuals who knew what they wanted and never stopped until it happened. And because it will keep you on the edge of your seat.
What can people expect from Extraction Day?
From what I’ve filmed, and from what I’ve seen on set, it’s nothing but action. Big confrontations, intense shoot-outs, awesome fights. It’s everything you expect to see in your favourite action movie and more.
So what’s next for you?
I’ve got a list of things. The KNL (Know No Limits) clothing line is being officially launched and I am training for my next physique show, which I just picked up a sponsorship to help me prepare. I will be doing a lot of photo and videoshoots. Honestly, I think this acting experience has definitely helped with that. I had to play a character that I normally wouldn’t be, which brought out a confidence in me that I never knew was there. It’s definitely opened doors. I am super excited to sit down and watch Extraction Day and see peoples reaction.
Extraction Day was recently finished in 2014 and is slated to be released later in the fall. You can buy tickets to the Landmark Cinemas Exclusive Showing here.