Ashley Park Interview

Actress Ashley Park Interview (2018) A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive!

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. After interviewing Ashley a couple of years back, I was curious to see the directio...

Friday, July 27, 2018

Miami Home Break in Action short! Starring Yessenia Cossio!!!



Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, as you all know I review short films separately, as I like to give them the space the deserve! Today I give you One Minute and Eleven Seconds of madness that is Miami Home Break in! Yessenia has been on my site prior!

Starring: Christopher Bogdanski Shore & Yessenia Cossio! Videography by: Gary McCormick

http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2016/04/actressproducer-yessenia-cossio.html

Yessenia Cossio!!!!

 

Christopher Bogdanski Shore https://www.instagram.com/sofloblue/


dared to break into her house and well let us just say!! OUCH! Pain is given as pain is taken! Never mess with her! Just follow her social media outlets right now. Watch for more exclusives including an exclusive interview with NEW photos on Dan's Movie Report coming soon!

Photos: Screen captures by Dan's Movie Report film is (C) 2018 Yessenia Cossio


 

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Danger Diva (2017) Movie Review A Dan's Movie Report EXCLUSIVE!

Above: Poster image from Danger Diva!


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, across my desk comes Danger Diva, a film with so much happening, I actually need to show my readers the synopsis!  
In DANGER DIVA, audiences are taken on a dystopia style journey into the near future with hard rock singer Devi Danger (played by Molly Sides) as she is coerced into becoming an electronically enhanced new-music diva. Her singing voice is used to control and energize the brains of indoctrinated employees (also known as “Brain Cattle”) that are being used as external processors for the advancement of corporate high tech clients. Operating in a digital sweatshop, these “Brain Cattle” process binary algorithms that serve as a chorus for Devi Danger. 

Yes the plot sounds very ambitious, actually the movie is really fantastic. Perhaps my favorite aspect of the film is the fact that it builds slowly, after the opening concert, which is rather shall we say aggressive, the story of Devi Danger take a more somber tone and she has to decide if she wants an experimental surgery to enhance her voice. Not without pitfalls, but the prospects are a strong for success for Devi as she is served an eviction notice. That is where I end the discussion as not want to spoil the plot.

The acting from Molly Sides is very good, I mean being a musician she can be expressive, of course on stage, acting is a different situation. She handled the dialogue with ease. Plus I liked her turning aggressive, yet maintaining passion to those she cares about. (Ed Note: the band 'Thunderpussy” won their Supreme Court case and is allowed to keep the name, which is correct freedom of speech, and it protects the copyright) The thing is Molly Sides worked so hard on this project with musical aspect and acting she deserves all the accolades for her efforts.

Writer/Director Robert McGinley https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569334/?ref_=tt_ov_dr crafts an intrepid tale of despair, yet wraps it up in a hope for the future. Although one of his influential films is Blade Runner, this film feels more like the independent film The Gene Generation, a really diverse tale, with many elements. What makes this better than The Gene Generation is the fact that this story has more elements of reality, interspersed with science fiction.

The look of the film, including sets, costuming, and lighting and such are very polished for an indie film, plus the opening sequence was a rock and roll treat! Musically of course Danger Diva is top notch, everything from score to the sound quality of the dialogue is perfect, as it should be from a musical artist standpoint! Overall, this aspect separates Danger Diva from many low budget films, as time was taken to craft the world of the characters.

A word of caution, this is one of those films, that has copious amounts of dialogue, which is actually what I enjoy. Although I enjoy watching the plot and action unfolding, the interaction of the characters is of importance, even with the tech-speak, Danger Diva is a film to be watched multiple times, on this one I watched 3 times to formulate my review. I recommend Danger Diva to rock fans and sci fi nerds! HAH, there I said it!

YES this movie is GREAT, for the appropriate audience! Buy it, Danger Diva rates an 8 out of 10!

Visit  http://dangerdiva.com/ for further information! Of course check out Thunderpussy's official Facebook page for the latest info! https://www.facebook.com/Thunderpussy/

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

INTERFACE! Ben Ramsey's Future Nightmare! EXCLUSIVE!





Above: Director Ben Ramsey in the center of the action! Get ready! Photo from Ben's Facebook Page!

Update: August 9th 2018: Producer Daniel Zirilli (Please check out our Interview- http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2016/04/director-daniel-zirilli-interview-dans.html )joins Interface to push the project to the next level:  Daniel Zirilli "When you see the insane action co-creators Ben Ramsey and Arnold Chon and team created and the whole cinematic universe we are expanding for INTERFACE and the various media involved- it will blow your mind. The action sequences alone surpass anything I’ve been involved in to date. I’m so happy to be a producer on a project like this- though will take a while to fulfill its destiny - I am down for coming together with these creative geniuses. Mark my words. You will see!"


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, awhile back director Ben Ramsey, who directed the amazing short film Black Salt and the full force action feature Blood and Bone released a comic book called Interface. The book details a horrific, yet beautiful near future nightmare where the world is jacked into consciousness and crimes, criminals and law enforcement have undulating, yet blurred lines of existence..

After completing principle photography on the initial sonic blast of the first episode, Ben Ramsey, and the intrepid main cast of seasoned professional action people such as Emmy winner Master James Lew as stunt coordianator Chris Jai Alex , Michelle Lee , Kinyumba Mutakabbir (Both Michelle and Kinyumba starred in 'Black Salt'. The amazing Arnold Chon is one of the films producers. The short i ready to be unleashed to the world! Watch for more information soon on your home for exclusives, Dan's Movie Report.

The appx.
running time for Interface is 30 minutes, watch for a new trailer soon, incidentally, of course, this film is shot in 4K! Hard action in UHD!!!

Jack into the OFFICIAL WEBSITE @ http://theinterface.tv/main/

FINAL SCORE! Trailer World Premiere!! Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan - ACTION!


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Scott Mann
Written By  
Jonathan Frank, David T. Lynch, Keith Lynch

 Starring   
Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson, Julian Cheung, Lara Peake, Alexandra Dinu, Ralph Brown

After deadly terrorists abduct his niece at a soccer match, an ex-soldier with lethal fighting skills (Dave Bautista) wages a one-man war to save her and prevent mass destruction.

In Theaters and Available on VOD and Digital HD September 14, 2018 

Runtime: 105 Minutes | Rating: Not Yet Rated!

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Stunt Choreographer/Actor Luke Lafontaine 2018 interview! (C) 2018 Dan's Movie Report

Above: Luke screams into his phone as the mighty boss villain on Blindsided: The Game!


With the US release of Savage Dog on Netflix now and the DVD & Blu-Ray retail release last year November 21st , Luke LaFontaine breaks down the action on the film and working with Jesse, and the other actors. Luke has a wealth of action experience, and offers his wisdom and ideas, about being a fight and stunt coordinator. Sit back, and enjoy the action, stay savage. Buy the Debt Collector now on Sony Home Entertainment, and watch for more action soon from the legendary Luke LaFontaine! Review: http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-debt-collector-2018-movie-review.html
Above: Luke demonstrates the knife technique from Savage Dog -- David J Moore credit



DT: I know you have worked with Jesse V. Johnson on many projects, must have been exciting when he asked you to be a part of Savage Dog, chat about the initial discussion you had with him about it.

LL: Jesse and I spoke at length about the action for Savage Dog, we both agreed it would be gritty and real. When Jesse said he wanted me to coordinate and do the fights I got even more determined to give him the brutal, gritty, real action we'd been talking about. Martin Tillman would be a tactician who cut you down and left you with a punishing reminder of why you shouldn't have fought him.

DMR: Chat about crafting the fights and action to relate to the late 1950s more of a raw, what I call non beautiful style action.

LL: The fights and action had to fit within the real world of 1959 Indochina. I did a lot of research on bare knuckle boxing, travel fights,dirty boxing, Muay Thai, muay barong, savate and military weapons and tactics of the french foreign legion. Scott couldn't throw 720s in this film, this was a very different character compared to say Boyka who's every move is an epic acrobatic fight ender. I wanted there to be a clear thru-line to the fights. A progressing story to show an escalation. Brute force being countered by technique and timing.

DT: I know Savage Dog was a real passion project for Jesse, chat about the cast on set, really seemed like a cool film to work on, even though not a big budget, it had some heart and soul.

LL: Everyone was onboard to make a genuine heart and soul film. Jesse's determination and drive rubbed off in everyone. He knew every aspect of the film he was making. All the actors Scott, Keith ,Marko, Cung,Vladimir, JuJu all gave 200% and got along super. It was a very professional, fun set.

 Above: Photographer Ben Burton exclusive shot of the 'villains' Savage Dog! Marko Zaror and Cung Le!

DT: Chat about working with Cung Le, and breakdown the fight he had with Scot Adkins, how do you adapt the action for Cung's strengths and the close quarter fighting?

LL: Cung Le is an awesome guy. Hes nice as can be,cooperative, professional all while not breaking you in half like you knew he could. I wanted the fight between Scott and,Cung to be epic, it was the first time these two would fight on film. The choreo for this fight came easier, Cung's character was the first to match Martins. Martin had no raw motivation to fight Boon so it had to build into no one standing in the way of Martins revenge. Scott and Cung both have amazing control. They worked flawlessly together. 

 

Marko Zaror is an amazing fighter and action guy. Chat about the massive fight he has with Marko at the climax, the weapon ideas and the action.

Marko is great. Hes a gentleman and a talented martial artist. The final fight took two weeks to finalize. The previz took 6 hours to shoot with changes to accentuate the drama in the fight. We added 3 phrases of choreo.

The knife was Jesse written story point. He wanted a Spanish Navaja to be Marko's tool for the executioner. I added real Navaja knife fighting techniques into the already complicated choreography. We decided Marko would be a Savate fighter to utilize his great kicks. Scott and Marko worked great together, they were unstoppable machines fighting for over 12 hours. One of my all time favorite fights. Proud of this one.







DT: Chat about fighting and filming in mud and water in Savage Dog, and how it changes the dynamics of the action.

LL: Honestly fighting in the the mud and water is a huge pain in the ass!
It looks great on film but is NOT easy to do. Scott was a real trooper. His feet would sink 8 inches into the mud every time he kicked. Very difficult, but it got done.


DT: I know you are fight director in the new Blindsided 2 film, chat about that shoot and a bit about the action, and working with Michelle Lee and Eric Jacobus and his team.

LL: Blindsided 2 was a pleasure to work on. I've know Clayton J. Barber for almost 2 decades hes my stunt brother and hes an intelligent, driven creator. (Clayton J Barber is stunt coordinator on Iron Fist Season2!)  Getting to work with Eric Jacobus was a delight and an honor, we got along like long lost brothers. We actually call each other big and little brother now.

Above: Sal's gang in Blindsided: The Game -- Official Press Photo

They really trusted my sword knowledge, we came up with..well Ill just say you're in for an eye opening treat!! I didn't get to work w Michelle Lee on this BUT.. I have worked with her and hired her on other films and video games etc... over the years. Shes a talented powerhouse action performer, and a fine actress. Blindsided 2 has got fun and surprises in store.

In Savage Dog, due to the settings and such the ladies in the film JuJu Chan and Sheena Chou did not do any fighting, curious on your thoughts on the upward swing of women in prominent roles in action films?

LL: JuJu Chan and Sheena Chou are both very fine actresses and super people. I'm loving the upward swing in female action roles. I recently got to choreograph sword action for Amy Johnston in her flashback sequence in ACCIDENT MAN. Great time, Amy is amazingly talented and a super nice person. Looking forward to more strong action roles for women in films. Accident Man is also available now on home video for Sony!

DT: I loved The Beautiful Ones, chat about working on the action in that film. It is a really raw gangster style mob film. – I know the film was shot in Black and White, chat about making the action look stylish without the benefit of color film?

LL: The Beautiful Ones was a great film to craft action for. The knife fight is over 3 minutes of solid fighting. Jesse and I talked a lot about the real and sometimes awkward situations that happen in real fights. There are some great bizarre moments in the gun battles that show how things can really go sideways.  Black and white is beautiful. You have to deal in contrast, different imagery which makes things come across raw and unflinching.

DT: With so many projects under your belt, have you every thought about taking Jesse's route and directing a feature film?

LL: Directing is a very different animal. I've done a lot of 2nd unit directing, and directed 2 shorts. I have a lot of projects I've developed that Id like to do one day. Perhaps down the line. Directing is nowhere near as easy as everyone seems to think it is.

Above: Luke with Robin Williams in Hook! 1991 film.


DT: I like your open ideas to take on smaller and bigger film and TV projects, I think it makes you more well rounded in action, do you have advice for up and coming stunt performers and newer coordinators, seems many of them are looking for that perfect situation when it is not out there? I see also you have worked with legends like Robin Williams.

LL: Big and small projects have their different challenges. Small projects give you more leeway to create and problem solve. Big projects hone your organizational skills, bigger responsibility and results with Zero excuses.. I'll quote Buster Keaton, "Think Slow, Act Fast." Listening is important. The answers are there. You can and must learn from every experience.

Incidentally Luke LaFontaine crafted some amazing action in The Debt Collector. The Sony release presented some really visceral action, along with a great story. Luke is always up for a challenge, he respects action on all levels, watch for new interview soon!

Thanks Luke for sharing your action techniques with lovers of true action, and erudite readers, as always, keep it locked on Dan' Movie Report. All exclusive, all the time!

Debt Collector DVD giveaway contest 4DVDs-- Enter by July 31st!  http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2018/07/contest-win-debt-collector-dvd-4-dvds.html


Truong Ngoc Anh Interview A Dan's Movie Report exclusive!



Exploding onto the international scene in 2016 with her first true action film, Truy Sat, executive Producer, Vietnamese actress and TV Show host Truong Ngoc Anh is poised to take the next step onto the Worldwide limelight. She is ready to unleash her talent in the United States film market with a role in the new production of City of Crows, and a film festival run for Truy Sat that began in San Francisco on October 29th with a screening for Truy Sat at the New Concepts Film Festival. Truong Ngoc Anh came to Miami to chat with Danny Templegod for this special and exclusive interview, conducted on Miami Beach. Sit back, relax ,and prepare yourself for the motivational, yet humble intellect that is Truong Ngoc Anh.

DT: Chat about your upbringing, also what was it like in the early days after the war, was life hard, what do you remember about Vietnam in the early to mid 80s?

TNA: Of course I was born after the war, so I did not experience the war. The war is over right now, so I am only talking about the present and the future.

DT: Chat about your creative drive, did that happen at an early age and who were some of your influences?

TNA: I started my movie career being an actress when I was 18. Who influenced me at that time, one of the very popular actors during that era Le Cong Tuan Anh, he passed away a long time ago. He was the one who encouraged me to be an actress. When I was young I had no idea about acting. I mean the whole movie when you watch it is two hours, and I though the filming process was also two hours. When you are shooting once scene can sometimes take a half a day or longer. I look back at that time and there are so many memories. It was funny.

My first feature film was directed by Luu Huynh he is one of the very first American Vietnamese who came back to Vietnam to do a movie at that time.

DT: What was the name of that movie?

TNA: It was called Michael Jackson and Me. Because at that time Michael Jackson was so popular. We made a movie about Michael Jackson and the Vietnamese girl, they fall in love. Her dream for her whole life, was to go to America and meet Michael Jackson. She ended up falling in love with one of the Vietnamese men. Talking about that movie I have one memory that I never forgot. There is one scene I am in where I run out from my house in the middle of the night to see my lover, because at that point my parents really wanted me to go to America, to avoid my boyfriend at that time. After I ran out of the house, I decided to stay in Vietnam. At that point the director said that when you are asleep you are not wearing a bra, nor are fully dressed. He said you should be wearing a very thin dress, under the rain, I said no I cannot do that, because I am still in high school, and people can see under my dress, I don't want that. He said no it is logical to do that in the scene, how can you go to sleep with a bra? I said no, he said O.K., you do it or you go home. I said O.K. I go home. Finally after talking to me I said here is the deal, I have to wear something appropriate for a student at that time. Finally we made a deal about my outfit.

DT: That is a great story about standing up for yourself, something others can learn from. Great poise, even at a young age you stood firm in your ideas. Was there a defining moment in your life that you thought, I have decided I want to be an actress, performer etc...?

TNA: I think I was born with so much passion to act, it is in my blood. Since I was a little child I really wanted to be an actress. I set my goal, and I just go for it. I said I want to be an actress, a famous actress. After that I wanted to be a producer and to have my own film company. This has all happened.

DT: Yes it has, through your hard work and attention to career detail. Fast forwarding, chat about how you formed TNA Entertainment and some of your ideas behind it?

TNA: Actually, Transnational Arts Entertainment is formed by all the first letters in my name, so TNA is not tits and ass, hahaha. As I said prior, I wanted to have a film company to produce all different kind of films. TNA collaborates with CJ Entertainment in Korea, Henry Luk, in China and soon to be in the U.S. I love to collaborate and to bring in new ideas. The audience around the world has a desire to see something new, something creative, the audience gets tired of the same old movies year after year.

DT: What are some of your global goals with TNA entertainment? Chat about who you want to partner up with in the United States?

TNA: Recently I did a movie called City of Crows, the film has a fantastic crew, directed by a woman, two of the producers are also female. They show the female power. (Ed Note: I told her: Someone like you can change the landscape, get rid of the old white guy in the suit, you are the producer of the future. I think that is missing, and something you can provide.) TNA: “It is my honor to work with them, I love the team, I love the energy they bring.”

DT: Chat about partnering with CJ in Korea and Henry Luk in China for films, and the global nature of film.

TNA: Yes we did collaborate with CJ, two films one film was (Huong Ga- Rise) about female top gangster. The second film is Tracer (AKA Truy Sat) the film screened in New Concepts film festival October 29th in San Francisco. Hopefully it will screen in more (festivals} Ed Note: It was accepted to Widescreen Festival and now IDTV Action Fest)that you sent to in 2018. The next film was be with Henry Luk in China in January. That is the one with Andy On and Scott Adkins. Ed note: the latest TNA productions film will shoot with Cung Le called The Target.)

DT: Chat a bit about that  film with scott adkins.

TNA: Right now it is called Twilight Zodiac.

DT: What part do you play in Twilight Zodiac?

TNA: At the end it is going to be big surprise, I turn into an alien!

DT: I think we will leave that for our next interview, I do not want to spoil the plot of a film that has not even been shot yet. Chat about the concert for Truy Sat, how did that come about?

TNA: After finishing the shooting of Truy Sat the whole crew sat down together and talked about how we introduced the movie to the audience. We came up with the idea we can do a concert with a lot of action on it ( the concert has stunts motorbike riding, fighting etc...) I thought it would be something new for Vietnam, so we made it. The concert was very successful and something different for the audience.

DMR: I loved Truy Sat, the cool launch idea, and concert Chat about the finished film Truy Sat and the response, what is next hopefully global film festivals.

TNA: The response from the audience was great, we showed it in Australia, Vietnam, Korea, and (October 29th San Francisco) Hopefully more release news will happen soon. (Ed Note: The film won awards at the New Concept Film Festival including and award for Truong Ngoc Anh as well.)

DT: Chat about partnering with the amazing Chuck Liddell, he kicks ass, does he inspire you to train and work harder?

TNA: It was actually my honor to meet him in UFC Vietnam. He came there to do an advertising campaign, in Vietnam. I am one of the ambassadors for UFC, so we had worked together and he trained me. We also did some videos and a photo shoot together for the whole campaign, it was a real honor to work with him, he is a nice guy.




DT: What is on the horizon for TNA new projects and ideas, the new film you are shooting in San Fran and the one in February?

TNA: I am still shooting City of Crows, it is not finished yet, I did a few scenes for advertising in San Luis (California) It was so exciting. The film with Scott Adkins will be shooting for one week in Vietnam and in china for three weeks, it will have an international cast.

DT: Trung Ly is going to be your action director again on the film with Adkins, I am looking forward to that.

TNA: Me too he is a great guy, Trung is the most fantastic action director that I have ever known.

DT: Chat about working in the USA, and more about City of Crows.

TNA: Talking about City of Crows, we were shooting for 3 days in San Luis, what an amazing team, they are so serious and creative, that is a thriller, an action thriller. I play a psychic, but I am doing a lot of action. I get to kick ass. it is amazing to work with Terri Farley-Teruel the director, and executive producer Karen Criswell, lovely people. Also my representative in the USA is fantastic to work with.

DT: What advice do you have for young film makers, and what is the one thing you feel you can change to make the film world a better place.

TNA: My advice to young film makers, just keep moving, do what you think you can do, believe in yourself, keep being creative, nothing is impossible. To me, we have a lot to learn from the older film producers. We are younger, we are very active, creative, full of energy, thinking about new concepts all the time, wanting to do something different. I would love to collaborate with different countries, to show different cultures, to show something unique about each country.

Thanks Troung Ngoc Anh for taking time out of your schedule to fly to Miami and conduct this exciting live interview, the chat was enlightening.

For More information on Truong Ngoc Anh, like her official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dv.truongngocanh/ and connect to official company page @ http://tnaentertainment.vn/en/
Keep reading Dan's Movie Report for more exclusive material and soon an autographed photo contest! later in 2018-- 

Truy Sat shows at the IDTV action fest August 10-12th--  http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2018/07/truy-sat-to-screen-idtv-action-fest.html
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