Christopher Schmidt Plays Henry in "Near"

The character of Henry needed somebody special ... somebody who could bring Elena out of her shell and create an on-screen relationship that felt, above all, believable.

That's when I realized the film needed Chris Schmidt. His comedic abilities created a perfect counterpoint to Elena. Yet Chris brought so much more to "Near" than levity. Chris literally transformed INTO Henry, an individual overcoming his own obstacles.  It was an amazing thing to watch. 

Ordinarily gregarious, Henry is forced to cope with a situation he can't fully comprehend.

Ordinarily gregarious, Henry is forced to cope with a situation he can't fully comprehend.