I'm so delighted to have Maria Tran back on The Mighty Dragon. Now based in Vegas, Maria has been super busy (and that's an understatement) with multiple projects. One being working alongisde Tim Roth in Last King of the Cross, a big budget Australian series based on the book by John Ibrahim. She talks to me about her character, Madame Tien, and the inspiration she got creating this formidable character.
The Mighty Dragon podcast with Jeppe Beck Laursen #thelastkingdom
It was an absolute pleasure to chat with Jeppe not only about Haesten but how he got into acting, his life, hopes and ambitions. We of course talk about The Last Kingdom and the enduring fascination of Viking drama.
Screenwriting advice from the Pros – Phillip E. Hardy #purgatorystation
Phillip also manages a Facebook screenwriting group, Screenwriters Talking Shop. This is a super-friendly, helpful and supportive group and a great resource for all writers serious about their craft.
Deborah Richards: Vegas Filmmaker #MoveMeNoMountain
It’s been a year since we last spoke where Debbi was in post production with Move Me No Mountain, her first feature film. A year down the line now, the film is on Amazon Prime! What an achievement!
SAS: Who Dares Wins – Rudy Reyes shares the secrets of his success
After we spoke, I reflected on Rudy’s achievements so far, it pained me to hear about his childhood, but he can be so proud that he provided the foundations for his brothers and guiding light for their wellbeing. What an incredible man he is.
Dress Code twists ‘n’ secrets podcast #dresscode
Did I say mobster? Yes... but not quite what you expect with a mobster movie. This movie explores a very sensitive subject from boy to man, as Bobby Russo navigates his identity in an uber-macho environment.
Podcast with Cat Lellie #movemenomountain
Underneath the streets of Vegas lives a community of homeless, not much separates rich and poor in that City, from one extreme to another.
Podcast with Brahim Chab
Hailing from France, this international actor seems to be happiest when he’s training and perfecting his skills.
Podcast with Dustin Nippert #physical100
We couldn’t blink or breathe as the gruelling challenges pitted contestants against each other, all with a chance to win a huge sum. But, to me, it wasn’t the cash prize that drove these contestants but the endorphins as the game progressed and challenges got harder.
The Mighty Dragon podcast with Anne-Marie Scragg #firefly
Here we look into the creative, intimate world of indie film, through the joy and tears on set in Cornwall. We discuss the spontaneity and creative freedom of indie film, and the considerations of working with children and on location.
The Mighty Dragon interview with Isaak Dentler
German actor, Isaak Dentler, portrayed mutiny forerunner and crewman Franz in 1899. His character, which I initially thought of as a bully, peeled away to reveal someone with a heart of gold. His character paying the ultimate sacrifice to help another.
The Mighty Dragon podcast with Maria Erwolter #1899
From The Ritual to 1899, this actress keeps extending her range of characters and lighting up our screens. With a busy family life, Maria keeps grounded with meditation and most impressively paying it forward to the next generation.