The Mighty Dragon blog collection of podcasts with writers and filmmakers.
We review popular films and TV series to study characters, narrative and themes.
Interviews with actors from Star Wars and Mindhunter.
Mainly clean but some swearing throughout! ;)
The Mighty Dragon podcast with Adrian Schiller (Æthelhelm)
I am delighted to announce that actor Adrian Schiller joined me on the podcast to discuss his time on the hugely phenomenal The Last Kingdom series.
Followers of The Mighty Dragon Instagram account know that I have recently binge-watched the entire five series. So I am completely over the moon that my favourite bad guy from the series, Æthelhelm, is part of this interview collection.
Adrian discusses Æthelhelm, his favourite parts of his character, his motivations, and how the character immersed itself into The Last Kingdom. But were Athelhelm’s motivations misjudged?
Doting grandfather or evil mastermind? We discuss this and more, on The Mighty Dragon.
The Mighty Dragon podcast with Pierre Bourdaud
It was an absolute pleasure to chat with Beijing based actor Pierre Bourdaud today on The Mighty Dragon podcast.
From France to Beijing
With over twenty years of experience working in Beijing as an actor, stunt performer, and director Pierre is incredibly humble about his achievements.
Multi-lingual, he has worked with Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Sebastian Vettel, and many others. It seems no one day is the same as another – he could be dubbing films in Mandarin or working with Mike Tyson.
With the lockdown squeezing in China how is that impacting the booming Chinese film industry?
The Mighty Dragon podcast with Galen Howard #thebookofbobafett
Actor Galen Howard joined me on The Mighty Dragon podcast recently to talk about his work on The Book of Boba Fett.
A lifelong Star Wars fan, Galen shared his thoughts on the Star Wars legacy and how it's endured for so many years. Star Wars is a family affair for Galen, he remarks how his father worked on Return of The Jedi, so it felt like it was meant to be when he secured the part on The Book of Boba Fett.
We talk about the secret world of Star Wars casting and storyline, the highs & lows of an actor's life, his preferred genre to work in, plus what draws him to certain characters.
I also took the opportunity to speak to Galen about his work in music videos, specifically the video for Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop The Feeling!'.
The Mighty Dragon podcast with Deborah Richards #movemenomountain
Deborah discusses her career from flair bartending to Dark Lights, which was released last year. A huge success, this horror short was awarded Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects and Best Horror Short at the Stranger Days Independent Film Festival. Deborah wears multiple hats during the filmmaking process, something which she does again for Move Me No Mountain, her first feature, out this summer. We spoke about the challenges and rewards of being in control of all these elements (writer, director, VFX, camera etc) and how this has impacted her script-writing.
After the interview I was left in complete admiration of Deborah's achievements and drive. A strong, vocal champion of women's filmmaking (not to mention picking up the NW Woman Filmmaker of the Year award), Deborah's star is rising. Not only this, but she has done so with grace and respect for those she has worked with. Thank you for this opportunity Deborah, may I wish you all the best with your future projects. Podcasts and interviews with filmmakers the world over.
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Podcast with Carey Jones #BlackKrrsantan
The Book of Boba Fett lands on The Mighty Dragon blog and I am delighted to have actor Carey Jones as part of my The Book of Boba Fett interview collection.
We know Carey as the bounty-hunting Wookiee, Black Krrsantan, in The Book of Boba Fett, and I must say this character, “Santy” was, for me, one of the outstanding performances of the series. If you look into the fascinating history of Santy, you can see this Wookiee was trained as a gladiator, bears a scar from Obi-Wan’s lightsaber, worked for the Hutt’s, Vader, and finally now, as part of Boba Fett’s legion.
Carey chats to me about his time on The Book of Boba Fett set and how physically challenging and rewarding portraying Santy is. We also speak about how he got into the industry and his route into Twin Peaks, The Walking Dead, Mare of Easttown, Predators, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and so much more.
After this interview, I was left with admiration for Carey’s work ethic, drive, and determination. He truly deserves all the success, but it wasn’t without grind and grit on his part.
I truly hope we see more of Santy (please Disney, give him a spin-off series)!
Podcast with Kelly Schwarze #indiefilmfactory
Kelly Schwarze, film director, author, sumo wrestler! What more can I say? I was absolutely delighted that Kelly accepted my offer to jump on a call for The Mighty Dragon to share his success on his eight feature film.
Catch up with all of Kelly’s news and all the fabulous work by the Indie Film Factory at Indie Film Factory
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