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.
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.
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.
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.
I was delighted that 1899 actor Alexandre Willaume joined me on The Mighty Dragon podcast to discuss his character Anker, the hesitant priest aboard the ship. As a Danish actor, I was keen to get his insights into the strengths of the Danish film industry, and how he forged his career path. A career path which has taken him all over the world.
He recalls his time visiting The Last Emperor set in Beijing and witnessing 4,000 people on set under the command of Bernardo Bertolucci. His friendship with Federico Fellini and some unforgettable advice he was given.
One such person who has always stood out to me is filmmaker Venita Ozols-Graham. I've adrmired Venita's dedication to her work from afar, her recent posts about her new short film The Ossan have been exciting. From the start of the funding campaign through to the shoot. It;s been a pleasure to see this entire process unfold.
I have known Fro for a few years, and can honestly say I have never met anyone as hard working. His dedication, drive and work ethic are reaping in the awards and its so thoroughly deserved. This is only the start of FroVideo greatness I feel.
Happy Birthday to John Lone. 70 candles shining brightly on the cake 🍰 John as Song Liling in M Butterfly 🦋 https://youtu.be/3wHUJX5xLgU Check out The Mighty Dragon YouTube channel
An Indigenous Canadian actor, with a drop of Irish blood. Julian represents the Buckskin, Black Horse family of the Weasel People. He is a self-taught actor who has built a solid career path in music, stunts, and working crew positions. His TV and film work has brought all his experience and physicality to many dynamic characters. I am proud to welcome 'JBA' onto The Mighty Dragon.
Lorraine was Cheri in The Batman, the beautiful silver-fingered co-ed that works at the 44 Below. Other roles include The Lost Girls, Sensation, and Ground Control. She will be stepping into a well-known Paramount movie production soon, which is hugely exciting for this multi-talented actress, her star keeps rising.