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! ;)
Podcast with Obi-Wan Kenobi actress Marise Alvarez #castinterview
Head on over to The Mighty Dragon blog for my interview with Marise Alvarez.
Podcast with actor Jess Liaudin #notimetodie #luther #thebatman
I last interviewed actor Jess Liaudin back in 2019, he’d been in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and we caught up on the other projects he had at the time.
His route into the industry actually left me quite tearful as he described his underprivileged background, which truly served as a launchpad propelling him into success. I think back at that interview from time to time, I still find it very moving. If you haven’t read it I urge you to follow the link in Resources on the blog.
For this podcast we catch-up on what he’s been working on in the past two years and his hopes and ambitions as an actor.
From Luther, No Time to Die, LIFT and The Batman, Jess’s busy schedule won’t be changing anytime soon.
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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