Interview by Paul Salfen

Double Down South: In the dangerous high-stakes world of illegal keno pool gambling, Diana (Lili Simmons), a smart, tough newcomer, charms keno-veteran Nick (Kim Coates) into taking her under his wing. They prepare to risk it all to defeat the world champion, but soon find themselves in much more danger than they ever imagined.

Kim Coates

Kim Coates has been a fixture on film and television screens for more than 30 years, appearing in over 65 films including Oscar winners BLACK HAWK DOWN and PEARL HARBOR.  The FX hit series “Sons of Anarchy” propelled Coates into the spotlight for his role as ‘Tig Trager’ during its celebrated seven-year run. Recently, he wrapped up Season 1 & 2 of “Bad Blood,” starring as ‘Declan Gardiner’ for Netflix.  For season 2, Coates took home Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards.

Recent films include William Fichtner’s directorial debut, COLD BROOK< as well as the Sony horror/thriller, FANTASY ISLAND.  Coates next appears in the independent feature film SEE FOR ME, DOUBLE DOWN SOUTH, NEON LIGHTS, and the upcoming Snapchat digital series “Action Royale.”  Coates can also be seen in the Canadian police drama series “Pretty Hard Cases,” and the 5th season of the vampire-thriller series “Van Helsing.”