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1) To me, Kristina, your movie, ‘Lady Dragon’, looks like a cross between an eighties cartoon and something like ‘Buffy - The Vampire Slayer’? In your own words how would you describe your movie? Lady Dragon is a very ambitious and unique project, and I say that because there is so much going into it. While it mainly fits into the action / super hero genre, there are many other aspects to it. It's action, adventure, horror, drama, suspense, crime, and even a little comedy thrown in. Yet the story isn't convoluted. We chose the best of each of these genres, and I feel all of the pieces fall into the right places.
It's funny that you referenced Buffy though, because I do refer to our main villain as the big bad (not in the film, but in describing him to people interested in the film).
3) What attracted you to this project in the first place? I've always loved comics and superheroes. Working in the film industry, I always secretly hoped to be one those heroes some day. To make this a reality, we considered doing a fan film, but the ideas snowballed so much that eventually, my co-creator (Ray Szuch) and I came up with our own unique hero and story. The other thing that attracts me to this project is the chance to use my stunt skills more. Being a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, working in stunts allows me to mix that with my acting career. The chance to do my own fight scenes in a role like this is very unique and exciting.
4) If 'LD' was a song, what song would it be and why? This is a difficult question, because there are so many songs that would fit different aspects of the film. I think one of the top songs I would have to choose is "Street Fighter (War)" by Sick Puppies. This song fits in a lot of ways. For instance, when it says "You had all your life to run and hide / Now Step Up, Now step up / Let's Do This!" This fits the transition Lady Dragon goes through, from being basically this wallflower who wants to discover the world, and yet is hiding from it; to this kick-ass, empowered woman with a mission to take the fight to the street and stop this evil growing in her city. And when it says "This is war, and it never ends.." that really fits the ending, which for the short film, is a cliffhanger to what's next. Without spoiling too much, no the fight is not over at the end. It's just the beginning of what's to come.
Kickstarter campaign, and after we shoot the short film, we'll also be releasing a "Lady Dragon" comic book. These will both be used to drum up interest in the concept, and we'll also be going into production on a feature length "Lady Dragon" movie. My own aspirations for the project are to make way for more female superheroes and action stars. Female action movies have their own niche and die-hard fans, but the general public are much slower to accept them. For whatever reason, this is especially true when it comes to female superheroes. Very few of them have been accepted in the same light as the male heroes. People need to understand that a hero has no gender, no single form. I think this character has staying power, and hopefully will be the inspiration for others to make their dreams a reality too.
Perfectly put, Kristina. Very poignant stuff indeed. So there you have it dear reader , a great independent film in the works 'Lady Dragon'. When you have the time please check out their kickstarter campaign, plus remember to do the facebook and twitter thing too. Go on. Hop to it. Or else Kristina will come round to your house and kick you up the butt. Amen.