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Default SHH! Fan Film Spotlight '06 Q&A

Greetings Hype'sters,

Over the last month or so I have been reviewing fan films for the SHH! FFS'06, below are the Q&A's I conducted (in 4 parts/posts) with each of the filmmakers..

Feel free to post your comments an direct your questions to any of the filmmakers & the films in the spotlight... I'm hoping some of them will drop in!

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Default Re: SHH! Fan Film Spotlight '06 Q&A

Below is the full ‘fan film’ Q&A conducted with LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: TEARS OF THE DRAGON director Nick Murphy & actor/producer Valerie Perez.

You can read the SHH Fan Film Spotlight article here.

SHH: WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LARA CROFT/TOMB RAIDER AS THE SUBJECT FOR A FAN FILM?

Nick Murphy: I've always been a huge Tomb Raider fan, I own all the games, and most of the comics. (I've beaten most of the games too) Back when we started this flick, Tomb Raider was a blip on the fan radar, Angel of Darkness just hit and bombed and TR: Legend, was just being developed by Edios for a massive relaunch, but we didn't know that at the time, no one did. We just wanted to make a kick ass fan film. For my self as the writer/director, I wanted to be able to tell a story that most people are familiar with already, and I wanted to know, could I possibly challenge myself to make a Tomb Raider movie?
Valerie Perez: Lara Croft was the subject of a series of photo shoots that I started doing after entering a Look-alike contest. I eventually asked Nick Murphy to help me knowing he was as big a fan as I was. As I started finding cooler and cooler Tomb Raider locations we grew more ambitious. Nick asked me "What about a music video" and I replied "What about a short film?"

SHH: WHAT WAS IT LIKE WEARING THE LC OUTFIT; IT HAS TO HELP YOU GET INTO THE CHARACTER - ANGELINA JOLIE IS A HARD IMAGE TO GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD, WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART IN PORTRAYING LARA CROFT?

Val: I have always been someone who has secretly longed to explore caves and climb buildings. To wear the boots and gun holsters was to finally be free of inhibitions. Once I was geared up on location it was very easy to tap into the part of me that identifies with Lara's wants. Angie rules as Lara IMHO and it was tough being compared to her but the hardest part in portraying Lara for me was getting the accent. Happily my accent turned out decent enough that even the British press which reviewed our flick never had any negative comments about it and all my friends are surprised to know that it IS my voice in the film.

SHH: THE FILM COVERS LOTS OF LOCATIONS WHERE WAS IT SHOT?
Nick: San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Alta Dena, the desert near Blythe CA.
Val: Most of the locations are in the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco bay areas. We also shot a lot in the desert near Midland which is a mining town that shut down sometime in the 1970's.

SHH: YOUR ACTORS, WHO ARE THEY? AND DID THEY DO THEIR OWN STUNTS?
Nick: Our actors come from very talented group of friends mostly. DC Wolfe played our villain Chen Li in the flick and has an extensive background in films, he's an actor’s actor. A lot of the other actors said that he made them bring their A game. He's a consummate professional who I would love to work with again. He did all his own stunts. Andy Leung and Eric Jacobus come from the Stunt People (www.thestuntpeople.com) from the Bay Area. Keith Carter and Gary Alonzo play Frank and Rob, who are delivering the dragon to Chen. We were short on actors one night and grabbed my make up artist to play a henchman, it was quite the revolving cast.
Val: The leading man, DC Wolfe has done it all - film, commercials and theater. He was drawn to the role of crime boss son Chen because it was not a stereotypical villain and approved of what drove the character. Then there's also me who has done some community theater and a little commercial acting long ago but gave it up for awhile while I pursed a degree and other interests. In the last four years creative projects have lead me to film making and back to acting. Other than my friend Nick's films I have played bit parts on cable shows. The supporting cast of mercenaries and henchmen have varying degrees of experience but all were passionate. I am proud to say that everyone did their own stunts and fighting. In some cases they were the fight choreographers...

SHH: THE ACTION SCENES ARE GREAT, WHO DID THE CHOREOGRAPHY?
Nick: We had three different choreographers. Eric Jacobus & Andy Leung of the stunt people (www.thestuntpeople.com) did their fight.
Val: They are so experienced with making martial films that they were able to come up with the moves on the spot.
Nick: Keith Carter did the Val and Tracy fight.
Val: The scuffle between the "good" mercenaries and the villain's henchmen was put together by Keith. With one short rehearsal Keith had everyone prepped and ready to go by shooting time. The hand-to-hand combat between our villain and Lara Croft was created by the very Talented Ron Yuan who has worked with Jet Li and Michael Mann. Ron was a pro when it came to setting up shots and allowing for the cameras to be in the scene.
Nick: The result was three different styles of fighting which turned out quite cool and is the vision I sought out for the flick, cause I love martial arts and I wanted a lot of different fighting styles in the flick.

SHH: VALERIE, YOU DID ALL YOUR OWN STUNTS/FIGHTS IN THE FILM, HOW FUN WAS THAT?
Val: For me those were the most exciting and eagerly awaited film shoots. I couldn't sleep the night before I was so thrilled. The subterranean swimming has been the biggest stunt so far and will be one of my fondest memories for the rest of my life.


SHH: WHAT WAS THE HARDEST SHOT IN THE FILM?
Nick: Wow, the helicopter stuff and airplane stuff was pretty hard, but I think the hardest shot was the explosion shots, those took the most planning and most tries to get right. Luckily Val is certified in pyrotechnics, so we were able to write our "tests" into the script. "Wow, you were able to get an 8 foot tall, 3 foot wide fireball? Not quite big enough, but let's blow stuff up anyway." After two years, we got the explosion just right.
Val: The close runners up are the scenes where I emerge from a flooded 100-foot-deep mine shaft of freezing 50 degree water and Nick getting a little cooked while filming close to a column of flames bursting out at him. The absolute hardest would probably be the film's big explosion because we didn't get it on the first day attempting it and had to keep going out into the desert during the summer. I had to try three different pyro solutions and endure take after take of throwing myself out of the shot. When we did finally get it we were ecstatic about the footage. The clip looked so surreal that if it wasn't for little napalm burns on my shoulder I wouldn't have believed that we were the ones that pulled it off. Those trophy burns have now healed up and gone away but that shot is forever!

SHH: HOW LONG DID THE FILM TAKE TO MAKE AND WHAT WAS THE COST?
Nick: Almost 3 years, and just over 3,000 bucks.
Val: Not a bad price for a forty minute action flick with aircraft, gun fights, and stuff going BOOM!

SHH: MOST FAN FILMS HAVE THEIR PREMIER IN THE DIRECTOR'S LIVING ROOM WITH MICROWAVE POPCORN, TEARS ACTUALLY HAD A HOLLYWOOD PREMIER, WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?
Nick: Insane. We were trying to finish the film up to the last minute so we could show something. There was like no sleep, by anyone.
Val: It was a wonderful celebration and a thank you for the fans, friends and colleagues that donated their time and talents to the project. Sadly I missed half the event because I was at home polishing up the film for the debut screening!
Nick: But it was amazing, the night of the premiere, there was a line around the block, it blew my mind. It was crazy showing the flick to over 300 people but it played beautifully and was inspirational to all of us, here was almost 3 years of hard work, right here on screen. I was proud of everyone that night, thanks guys and girls !

SHH: WHAT HAS BEEN THE REACTION OF THE FANS TOWARD THE FILM?
Nick: Overwhelmingly positive, although there has been some negative reaction, the flick is not for everyone’s tastes.
[B]Val: Reaction has been very positive and supportive on the whole. Back when we started production I set up a website announcing our project with some behind-the-scene peeks. Many Lara Croft fans were excited to see that we were taking our admiration to the next creative level, especially at a time when it looked like the franchise would die out. A few were even inspired to create their own films. However there was a small fraction of unhappy Tomb Raider enthusiasts that were quick to judge the project based on some rush shots we put online during production. We have since won over many of the cynics.
Nick: The Internet support has been massive. Our wonderful composer Bekki Williams is from London, she's a LC and we never even met her. Mark from Spain, did our custom logo. It's because of the fans we made this flick!!
Val: Public screenings of the film's rough cut have been well attended with the audience laughing and applauding in all the right places.

SHH: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THE FILM?
Nick: Well, as soon as we're finished up with the last bit of sound design, I hope to get it out there more as a calling card as to what I can do as a filmmaker. Also we hope to screen it as much as possible for the fans.
Val: We couldn't pay them but with any luck the experience should help the many aspiring members of the cast and crew find work. Above all we were looking to create fun memories while expressing our love of an art form and admiration of a character.

SHH: WHEN YOU AREN'T MAKING A FILM WHAT ARE YOUR DAY JOBS?
Nick: I'm a video game tester at EA and I also work part time at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Westwood. If the film thing doesn't pan out, I'm already living the dream baby!
Val: I am an Information Technology Analyst (computer nerd) for the
Government in Southern California. My job includes web development, software training, administration, computer graphics, video editing, photography and project management. Usually it keeps me sitting on my butt in front of a monitor but sometimes it does involve poking around construction sites, walking on rooftops or covering the fire department putting out a blazing building.

SHH: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT FAN FILMS?
Nick: There are so many different ones out there, from Sandy's Batman: Dead End, which is more of the Hollywood big budget, to Grayson, to Losing Lois Lane, which is a low budget mock-umenatary that is very funny. I'm a fan of ALL fan films, cause they actually did something with them instead of talking about it. I think that Fan Films will be soon recognized by Hollywood as the next big thing. Now is the time to do them.
Val: I love fan films, especially when they are done by devotees that have something specific to say. No amount of money in a film budget can fake the insight and passion a true believer has. Anything that can bring people of any age together and provide a positive outlet is a good thing.

SHH: ANY FUTURE PROJECTS?
Nick: I'm already shooting my new feature film called, "What Comes Next?" and moving on to other projects, as for Val, she's making a cameo in my new project, I mean we are great friends and she's like my Ben Affleck, I gotta put her in everything.
Val: I love physical roles and hope to do at least one more super heroine role. Wonder Woman is tremendously tempting. I have been her disciple since I was eight and have gotten encouragement by comic artist Adam Hughes who recently told me that my Lara Croft is great but that I was MADE for Wonder Woman – how cool is that!? I am in talks with Atlantis Studios to produce and star in a short film based on their comic "Paula Peril" which is an adventure series that can be described as Nancy Drew meets Indiana Jones. The 1940's serial type plots with pulp magazine cover visuals sold me right away on the project which should be out sometime in November.

My thanks to Val & Nick for their time in answering these questions and for sharing their film with SHH.

Please visit TearsOfTheDragon.org for more info.

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BTW: Val you still owe me two scoops of pistachio in a waffle cone! - CM

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Below is the full ‘fan film’ Q&A conducted with CATWOMAN: THE DIAMOND EXCHANGE director Chris R. Notarile.

You can read the SHH Fan Film Spotlight article here.

SHH: WHAT MADE YOU PICK CATWOMAN AS A SUBJECT FOR A FAN FILM?
Chris R. Notarile: Warner Bros’ 2004 feature film- Catwoman. I saw that movie and… well….. I said I know I can do better than that. So I decided to make my own movie. And I did. I seriously felt that the concept of Catwoman was totally lost in the official movie and I always had a soft spot for the character. I just really wanted to give Catwoman some justice.

SHH: NIKI, HOW DOES IT FEEL PUTTING ON THE THE CAT-SUIT - DO YOU FEEL LIKE A SUPERHERO AND KICKING BUTT WHEN YOU WEAR IT?
Niki Nortarile: It feels awesome and sensual to put on the catsuit. It is so easy to become Selina Kyle/Catwoman when I’m wearing it. I definitely feel bad-ass in it kicking butt; not so much a superhero since she steals things, but I definitely feel powerful and sexy.

SHH: WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF CW, WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE THE (purple comics) VERSION OF THE COSTUME USED IN YOUR FILM?
CRN: As if it wasn’t already obvious? Jim Balent’s design for Catwoman is by far the sexiest. Plus no one has ever really tried to make that costume work in film. There are so many big name film makers out there who shy away from spandex because they feel it won’t work. But I just see it as a challenge.

SHH: WHAT HAS BEEN THE FAN REACTION TO THE FILM?
CRN: With the exception of a few mean spirited individuals, fellow fans have really been enjoying my work. And I’m just so enthralled with it all. There’s nothing more gratifying than people who see and get what it is you’re trying to do. It’s just great.

SHH: HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO SHOOT AND WHAT WAS YOUR BUDGET?
CRN: The Diamond Exchange was shot in six segments. Each segment took two hours to do and was done over the course of a month. My budget, believe it or not was very tiny. Each episode cost no more than $20.00. The only thing I spent any real money on was the hotel we used in episodes 5 & 6. To rent that room was $80.00.

SHH: WHERE WAS YOUR FILM SHOT?
CRN: I filmed Catwoman TDE throughout various parts of New Jersey and New York City.

SHH: WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART OF MAKING A FAN FILM?
CRN: Scheduling and budgeting. The hardest part about making a fan film or any movie for that matter is not having enough money to finish your film or the necessary actors available to shoot the scene. I can’t tell you how many projects I’ve wanted to do but couldn’t because I couldn’t afford to make the costume or didn’t have the necessary actors to film it.

SHH: THE ACTION SCENES ARE GREAT, WHO DID THE FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY?
CRN: Emmanuel Brown is my fight choreographer and he is amazing. He is a national competitive martial arts champion and if you ever get the chance to see him in action, your jaw will drop. I met Manny three years ago when Niki was working in a kung fu play. When he revealed to me that he did choreography, I nearly smacked him for not telling me sooner. The Diamond Exchange was my first collaboration with him. Prior to Manny, I was working with another fight choreographer whose fights were just way too bland and staged. Thank god for Manny is all I have to say.

SHH: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THE FILM?
CRN: My ultimate goal is to gain enough notoriety through fan film making that when the time comes to cross over into real film making, there will be no doubt that I am qualified for the job. I personally would love to do my own Catwoman feature film one day and honestly believe that my fan films will be the needed credentials to persuade any Hollywood exec that I know what I’m talking about. Now that I think about it, I think all directors should be required to make fan films before being allowed to tackle real superhero movies. It would be a great way to find out if the end product will be crap without spending 200 million dollars. Think about it.

SHH: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT FAN FILMS?
CRN:Fan films are the wave of the future. They are a force to be reckoned with at times are better than Hollywood films. Films for fans made by fans, what could be better?

SHH: ANY FUTURE PROJECTS?
CRN: I have a couple on the way. In the fan films world: 1. Jason- a Redhood/Jason Todd teaser trailer. 2. Black Adam- a Black Adam teaser about his intro in DC’s 52. 3. Knight Waltz- a Batman vs Catwoman short that focuses on their love hate relationship. Apart from fan films, I’ll be doing an original story staring Niki, Bitter Sweet, a mind bender about a woman who is being held hostage by her own split personality. And eventually down the road when funding comes in, Axe Massacre- my Christmas themed horror movie.

My thanks to Chris & Niki for their time in answering these questions and for sharing their film with SHH.

Please visit Blinky Productions for more info on this and other fan films by Chris R. Notarile.

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Default Re: SHH! Fan Film Spotlight '06 Q&A

Below is the full ‘fan film’ Q&A conducted with WONDER WOMAN: BALANCE OF POWER director Ron Satiano & actress Michelle O’Neil.

You can read the SHH Fan Film Spotlight article here.

SHH: WHAT MADE YOU PICK WONDER WOMAN AS A SUBJECT FOR A FAN FILM?
Ron Santiano: Back in late 2002, Michelle called me for a favor to shoot a demo/audition reel, which turned out to be 'Battle of Justice' to send to Warner Bros for their Wonder Woman feature that (they) are producing. And, that’s how it all started from a favor for a friend.

SHH: WHAT WAS IT LIKE WEARING THE WW OUTFIT?
Michelle O’Neil: Wearing the WW outfit helped me feel the part. Being
in costume helped me to feel strong, powerful, like an Amazon.....it was awesome.

SHH: THERE IS A SWITCH IN OUTFITS FROM THE FIRST FILM TO 'BALANCE OF POWER' - WHY THE SKIRT? (personally I think it works)
Ron: For two reasons: the first suit was a bit clunky for Michelle to fight in. second, Michelle didn't want to run around in just the bloomer bottoms. It made her feel a little uncomfortable, so the skirt came into play. It gives the new suit a more finished look and it moves great in motion.

SHH: WHERE WAS YOUR FILM SHOT AND HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO SHOOT AND WHAT WAS YOUR BUDGET?
Ron: For 'Balance of Power', there were several locations. Pomoma California for the alley and cafe scenes. there is an art gallery there that I know the owners dearly, and they allowed me to convert the front of the gallery into Cafe Metro. The alley scenes were shot a street away and the forest scene was in Angeles Crest Forest just 20 mins from my home in Burbank. The warehouse/lair was actually a actor's studio/stage in North Hollywood, we just dressed and lite it like a warehouse. We shot over 9 days straight! Several different locations, 12 actors and extras, pro-crew and stunt people, green-screen studio, caterering, the whole nine yards with this project. the budget? well, all I can said it was 10 times that of the first film ('Battle of Justice' it took a weekend to shoot), well the only expense was for the custom WW outfit, food and the camera/light rental, but still cheap considering I was able to get 40 mins out of it to produce the finished film as you see it. We squeeze every penny out of it to make it work and then some! Everyone gave their all in the project and it showed in the final film.

SHH: WHERE DID YOU FIND YOUR ACTORS, AND DID THEY DO THEIR OWN STUNTS AND FIGHTS?
Ron: Our actors are all working professionals in the industry, and they did most of their own stunts and fighting. Everyone worked very hard to make it as good as it can be for an independent film.
Michelle: I did all of my own stunts with the help of some very
talented people. I had a lot of bruises and a sore body, but it was sooooo much fun!
Ron: Michelle's fighting choreography was done mostly by Danielle Orsino from New York, with some other help from the other fighters like Shaun Charney on the set. It all turn out great with everyone pitching in to make Michelle and company look good on camera.

SHH: LYNDA CARTER IS A HARD IMAGE TO GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD, MUCH LIKE CHRISTOPHER REEVE AS SUPERMAN, WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART IN PORTRAYING WONDER WOMAN?
Michelle: Christopher Reeve & Lynda Carter had such wonderful stage presence that you fell for the characters. It’s very difficult to watch these types of films and not think of them. But one of the hardest parts for me is trying to not make it campy. You don't want people to laugh at her, You want people to cheer for her. She is a super hero. It’s tough to put on a bustier and a skirt and be taken seriously.

SHH: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR "ACTION ON FILM' FILMFEST NOMINATION.
Michelle: Awwww, thank you very much, that was such a surprise.

SHH: WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART OF MAKING A FAN FILM?
Ron: For this film it was the last day of shooting. When you know it's the last day and you've been shooting for days and enjoying the whole creative process of filmmaking and it's going to be over and say good-bye to the cast and crew.

SHH: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THE FILM?
Ron: Well for one, this sequel is a direct result from the fans of the first film requesting... NO, demanding a second one. So, here it is bigger and badder. Two, to make the sequel worthwhile we decided to go all out so we can showcase the abilities of REDCAPE CINEMA and its talents, hoping that Hollywood or anyone sees the possibilities that we can deliver to the cinema hungry audience.

SHH: WHAT ARE YOU THOUGHTS ON THE UPCOMING BIG SCREEN WW FILM?
Ron: I look forward to see Josh Whedon's interpretation of the Amazon warrior.
Michelle: I'm very excited about it. I would love to the opportunity to audition for the part of WW.

SHH: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT FAN FILMS?
Ron: I personally like fan films as a great way to showoff your abilities as a director, producer, actor or whatever you would like to showcase. It's another medium of self-expression for a mass audience, especially for the internet community. With the latest technology we have, anyone with the right talent and vision can be the next great talent.

SHH: WHAT'S NEXT - ANY FUTURE PROJECTS?
Michelle: I hope so. Thanks so much for your support!
Ron: At this time, you'll be happy to know we are finalizing the script for the next sequel 'Shadow of Destiny' and maybe one or two other fanfilms, we'll see only time will tell. We have several original screenplays we are planning to self-produce for the mainstream market. Each screenplay different from the next. So lookout for possible Redcape films in a theatre near you!

My thanks to Ron & Michelle for their time in answering these questions and for sharing their film with SHH.

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Default Re: SHH! Fan Film Spotlight '06 Q&A

Below is the full Q&A conducted with GREEN HORNET director Aurenlien Poitrimoult. Please forgive his poor English and my dodgy French translations.

You can read the SHH Fan Film Spotlight article here.

SHH: WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE THE GREEN HORNET AS THE SUBJECT FOR A FAN FILM?
Aurenlien Poitrimoult: The Choice of the caracters and the subject was very simple. For a long time, Manu Lanzi(who plays The Green Hornet) and myself had wanted to work together on a project. One thing we had in common was our passion for comic books, and Manu’s background as a stunman and matrial arts actor pushing us towards a more action orientated choice, we decided upon The Green Hornet, a character we both knew very well and that wee agreed could satisfy own wishes. Manu for the action witch is such an integral part of The Green Hornet znd myself for the twist and turns on the comic book world and the urban whodunit feel.

SHH: HOW DID THE VAN WILLIAMS & BRUCE LEE TV INFLUENCE YOU? AT ALL WERE YOU A FAN OF THE 60'S TV SHOW?
AP: Not fan rather nostalgic. Indeed this series made me discover Bruce Lee years ago. Obviously, if one looks at the series today, it does not remain any more that it’s with dimensions kitch, but at the time anybody had not still seen a kung fu. It was to be incredible. The TV show influenced me by its dimensioned more adult and dark that Batman tv show for example. And then The Green Hornet fought the underworld, the mafia not the super villains.

SHH: THE FILM HAS A GREAT LOOK, IT'S ALMOST A WASHED OUT GREEN, HOW WAS THIS DONE?
AP: I wanted a “dirty” look for a dirty district. I turned the Green Hornet into video but I wanted a Seventies aspect.

SHH: WHAT WAS THE HARDEST SHOT IN THE FILM?
AP: The run at the beginning of film was the thing more difficle with turned because we had much rain this day there, and of the problems with the police force because we did not have an authorization.

SHH: YOUR ACTORS, WHO ARE THEY? AND DID THEY DO THEIR OWN STUNTS AND FIGHTS?
AP: Manu Lanzi(The Green Hornet) is a French action actor and stuntman. He has already acquired a solid rosta of credits including Kiss of the Dragon, The Samourais, The Touch, The Transporter, Danny the Dog, district 13. Patrick Vo Kato) is a French actor and stunman too. He can also be seen in samoutais and Danny The Dog with Jet li. So I don’t nedd to say that they did their own stunts.

SHH: MY FAVORITE SHOT IS OF GH&K RUNNING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FILM AND THEY SWITCH PLACE JUST BEFORE TAKING OUT THE STREET THUGS, THEN JUST MOVING ON, NOT EVEN STOPPING... THAT SIMPLE FEW SECONDS MADE ME THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN RIDE!
AP: Thank you very much. My opinion has a short film must go quickly, therefore I wanted that the beginning gives this impression

SHH: THE ACTION SCENES ARE GREAT, AND THE ALLEY FIGHT IS ON PAR WITH ANY BIG HOLLYWOOD FILM - WHO DID THE CHOREOGRAPHY? AND HOW HARD WAS THAT TO DIRECT?
AP: Manu Lanzi and Patrick Vo did the choreography. I wanted that the Green Hornet is more a boxer and Kato more a kicker and that the meeting of both gives a ultimate warrior. So Manu an Patrick did it very well. The direction is not hard but the preparation and the choice of the angles of seen are hard.

SHH: IS THIS IT FOR GREEN HORNET? DID YOU HAVE A GREATER STORY IN MIND TO TELL?
AP: Oh yes I have another thing has to tell. But we produced Manu and me this film that with less than 2000 Dollars. I could not thus fair a longer film. But I wrote a pile for a hypothetical TV Pilot and what one sees today in film in is only one part.

SHH: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THE FILM?
AP: I hope to make known myself and to make known our work. I’m looking for producers and I hope that with this film I will find some.

SHH: HOW LONG DID THE FILM TAKE TO MAKE AND WHAT WAS THE COST?
AP: Only four days shooting but many months for the post-production. We had to remake all the sound and the special effects took time too. In addition, Domenic Legitimus have composed 5 originals musics for this film and it takes time.

SHH: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT FAN FILMS?
AP: I retain only three of them: Daredevil of my friend David Sarrio, Batman Dead End of Sandy Collora and Grayson of John fiorella. The others are especially done for the pleasure of those which do it and not the pleasure of the audience. It’s great for them but not for us.

SHH: ANY FUTURE PROJECTS?
AP: I have two projects but not producers. The first would be of resuccity The Green Hornet and the second a new adaptation of a comic book with more action. So, mister producers….

My thanks to Aurenlien Poitrimoult for his time in answering these questions and for sharing his film with SHH.

Please visit the Green Hornet site for more info and to see the film.

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Hi guys,
I david Sarrio, a French director.
I works on the short « Green Hornet » with my friend Aurelien Poitrimoult (director), and I would like to present you my own short Daredevil the teaser and Projet Gamma/Hulk.
For information, « Projet Gamma » have been screening at San Diego Comic Con 2006.
You will find this short on http://dsarrio.free.fr
I hope you ‘ll enjoyed them.

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Great Job with the interviews EXCELSIOR! Keep up the Awesome work! I really enjoyed them alot, especially the one with Chris.
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he likes me. he really likes me. joygasm!

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btw, im Chris, the Catwoman director, just incase no one knew that.

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Hi guys,
I david Sarrio, a French director.
I works on the short « Green Hornet » with my friend Aurelien Poitrimoult (director), and I would like to present you my own short Daredevil the teaser and Projet Gamma/Hulk.
For information, « Projet Gamma » have been screening at San Diego Comic Con 2006.
You will find this short on http://dsarrio.free.fr
I hope you ‘ll enjoyed them.

Best

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btw, im Chris, the Catwoman director, just incase no one knew that.
Didn't know that but now I do!

HEY CHRIS!

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pfft...I knew that

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Old 08-25-2006, 08:37 PM   #14
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Hey hypesters, thanks again Chris for having our fan flick picked to be interviewed with the other amazing fan films.

I applaud the other film makers and actors for making their flicks, I think that Hollywood is defintely going to knock on thier doors soon.

Thanks again all,

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Nick,
Nice to see you drop by...
No need to thank me - It's my pleasure... You & Val did an awesome job on the film, truely something to be proud of.
I've been in the 'biz' for over 20 years doing a little bit of everything and know how hard it can be to get recognized... besides I get to live vicariously thru all you guys!

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well i think i speak for everyone when i say thanks. this is really a great boost in the right direction. everyone you have picked so far has been super-talented, i hope we can all make it one day.

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