Friday, August 22, 2014

Actress Juju Chan Interview (Exclusive!) (C) 2014 Dan's Movie Report- Danny Templegod

Update 7-6-16 new Demo from Juju

Update January 19th 2015 New Juju Action Demo

 There is no bigger thrill for me as an independent writer than to interview a person on the cusp of superstar status. Actress and highly skilled martial artist Juju Chan takes time out of her very busy production schedule to conduct this in depth, thought provoking interview. Juju is not only an amazing talent on screen, she is outspoken and extremely intelligent. Get ready to take a thrill ride Juju style, her detailed stories and innovative ideas are inspiring! In 2015, when Juju is on the cover of all the major U.S. magazines, remember, you read her first in depth interview on the home for exclusives, Dan's Movie Report. Enough about me, Juju, the stage is yours!

Chat about your childhood, and love of performing. I noticed that you have a variety of talents ranging from singing, martial arts, hosting, and acting. Perhaps chat about your ranging diversity of talent, and how it has shaped your career.

I've always love performing and showing my skills in front of an audience. I am thankful to have very supportive parents who provided all kinds of training for me. I started learning ballet since I was 3 and also piano. I was in the Hong Kong Children's Choir since 4 years old. I started learning figure skating since 5, Gymnastics since 6, diving since 8, judo since 11. I was also trained in Chinese dance and drama in high school, and was in the swimming team.

I am a very active person, and love the attention from the audience. I still remember when I was in elementary school, whenever I got a performance opportunity to represent my class or my school, I was the first to raise my hand. That's why you can always see me in all the singing, dancing and drama contest/performances in school. My training and experience in performance definitely shaped my career as a artist. I love being an actor, because my diverse skills can apply to a variety of different film roles, and I also enjoy the experience of living other character's lives in different film projects.

Getting a bit serious for a moment, I read an article in which you advocated female only cars on MTR trains following an assault incident. I am curious, during the two years that have passed since the incident, if you feel things have progressed. Has this incident made you delve more deeply into self defense and advocacy for women traveling alone?

Single women traveling on public transportation being molested are quite common nowadays. I was a victim two years ago in the MTR platform in Hong Kong. I was compelled to begin a campaign for women-only carriages after I was groped by a fellow commuter at Admiralty station. I was shocked and turned around. I wanted to grab whoever was responsible, but there were so many people. I had no idea who had grabbed me. He may have well already rushed off. The incident left me feeling angry, upset and determined to speak out. It was disappointing for me to see the real lack of concern that the majority of the press had over safety for women in public transport. Before going to the press I was warned that my status as an artist would cloud the issue and unfortunately it has. In the end, it is the issue of women’s safety that we as a society should look at, and not my career.
I am a strong woman who knows martial arts, and feel like I can protect myself. In this situation however, I felt helpless. I was also concerned that this kind of thing was happening to women who are weaker than me, young women, high school students in uniforms, who don't know what to do and don't speak up. That is why more and more perverts are doing this. They know no-one is going to catch them.

The police promised to view security footage to try to identify the person who assaulted her. However, I was told it would be difficult to do so because of the volume of people on the platform and because the angle of the camera may not have captured the criminal act. Two years on from the assault, the perpetrator is still at large and there appears to be no chance of catching him.

I am pretty sure the number of assaults are far higher than amount reported, with many women choosing to remain silent because they don't know how to react if they are assaulted in a crowded train and because they feel the crime is not one taken seriously.

After the assault was publicized, I received a stream of messages of support, many from men saying it was wrong and they would hate it to happen to any woman they knew. Many women contacted me and told me they'd had this kind of experience before too. Some told me it happened all the time, and it was common and we just had to accept it. That made me so mad. I thought 'How can any woman accept being molested so casually?'

Determined not to accept indecent assault as one of the pitfalls of traveling by train in Hong Kong, I instead, chose to spearhead a campaign aimed at getting the Mass Transit Rail Corporation (MTRC) to take action by introducing women-only carriages which would allow women to travel without fear of being assaulted. On October 16, 2012 I along with friends and other artists submitted a 500-signature petition to the MTRC headquarters, requesting women-only carriages so women could travel around Hong Kong feeling safe.

Similar schemes already exist on public transport networks in Tokyo, Indonesia and Taiwan. Seoul has also recently begun a pilot project with women-only cars.
MTR’s response to my letter was that they would not consider a women’s only car because there is a safety issue for emergency evacuation to solve when the train is being sectored for a Women Only unit.

This response is ridiculous knowing that the MTR has trains with "First Class" cars sectored off. So sectoring off is safe for the rich but not for the physically weaker sex?

They made no response to the points I made in my letter to them.

We have heard in the past arguments of cost and inconvenience on the part of MTR in implementing such plans. The MTR is one of the most efficient transport systems in the world but there is no excuse not to protect women’s safety. Cost should not be a compromise in context of the safety of your passengers. It should be noted, that the United Nations
 charter for Human rights dictates that every human being should feel safe in their environment. The MTR has a responsibility to uphold this U.N. charter. The fact remains, many Hong Kong women do not feel safe riding in your trains.

The inclusion of women only cars will be a great step towards women feeling safer, on top of giving them actual safety. In addition, there is a need for higher security, more cameras, and high definition cameras in strategic areas to catch criminals and thus becoming a deterrent. This is an important cause and an issue I am quite close to now, and feel quite strongly about and I will stand behind it until progress is made.

Juju, thank you for answering such a difficult question, getting back to the film world, chat about working with Roger Corman's New Horizons company on two recent films Palace of the Damned and Fist of the Dragon. I know these films are making the festival rounds. Please chat about your character and story line in both first films first Palace, then the action film 'Fist of the Dragon'. 

PALACE OF THE DAMNED is the first Roger Corman film to be made in China. Winner of the 2009 Honorary Oscars for Lifetime Achievement, Corman is the King of B Films in Hollywood and a mentor to Hollywood film directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and many others. He has also helped launch the careers of actors including Jack Nicholson, Sandra Bullock and Robert De Niro. PALACE OF THE DAMNED is a feature horror with a western and oriental crossover story. It stars Katie Savoy (star in ABC pilot SUPER CITY and TNT series FRANKLIN & BASH) as Rebecca. Hong Kong actress JuJu Chan (American Chinese action actress, star in FIST OF THE DRAGON, Miss Chinatown USA 2009) play Ping Wei, who violently murdered another concubine Chan Ju Chi played by Yixin Li (star in China TV Series CODE THIRTEEN).

Directed by Antony Szeto (director of JACKIE CHAN PRESENTS: WUSHU), and filmed at ACE Studios in Nanhai, China, THE LIVING DEAD has been provided with a very tight budget for a film that includes over 400 CGI shots and various imperial sets. The film has become an Official Selection of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2013, and Official Selection of the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013. With such a tight budget to work with it was a challenge to bring the bar up on a film like this. Having this sort of recognition gives validation to all the hard work that went into making this movie at ACE Studios.

Here is the synopsis of the film: Following in the footsteps of her late fiance, who drowned under mysterious circumstances, Rebecca (played by Katie Savoy) and her film crew are in China making a documentary about the Chinese Ghost Festival. There, she learns of a story about a concubine Chan Ju Chi who is violently murdered and thrown into a well by the head concubine Ping Wei (Played by me) within the secret grounds of a palace. Legend has it that the Chan Ju Chi has risen to become a “jiangshi”, killing innocent people in the hope of taking over their bodies. Things take a turn when a worker is attacked in a decrepit well within an old palace. Rebecca tries to piece together the mystery behind the legend as one by one the people she knows are gruesomely murdered.

FIST OF THE DRAGON is my 2nd film working with Roger Corman. It's also Roger Corman's 1st action film made in China. I played the lead role as Meili in the film.
Plot Outline: Damon (Played by MMA UFC fight Josh Thomson), an MMA fighter retires and goes to China to meet his new love, Meili (my role). Circumstances take an immediate turn when he inadvertently takes a package sought by an underground arms dealer. Now he must fight to save himself and his loved one.

Perhaps share a fun story or two from production of Fist of the Dragon, looks like a full force action extravaganza.

FIST OF THE DRAGON is a full on action film, there's no wire work used in the film, and all actors performed their own stunts! As an action actress I am very happy to be the lead actress in a full on action film like this. My fun story about my involvement in the film would be instead of playing the action girl in the film, I played Meili a victim who cannot fight. Originally I was being casted as the female villain in film who will have a serious action scene with the lead actor Damon (Played by MMA UFC fight Josh Thomson). Two weeks before the shoot, however I got an offer by Roger Corman, and Director Antony Szeto decided to upgrade my role from the supporting role to the lead role, they said they loved my acting in the last film and would like me to perform more acting in the new film. As an actress, it is desirable to accept the opportunity of a bigger and challenging role in a film, therefore I accepted the role and gave up my fight scenes. This is my first time playing a victim in a film who is going through emotional and physical pain.

Chat about the power of short films in your career as a path to success, I noticed you have chosen to diversify. A modelling one with "A New Beginning" all the way to you most recent action short "Hit Girls".

Short films are becoming more and more powerful right now, because everyone can record stuff even using their phones. You can easily use your phone to create a short video, and if you have a creative idea or a story, you can easily develop it into a short film with a very low budget.  And since video sharing over the internet is so popular right now, and basically most people enjoy browsing the net and watch short videos, if they like it, they will share it, therefore a creative idea or a good story can definitely go viral easily. Nowadays, brands make short films as their promotional ads, directors make short film to pitch for their upcoming feature, others make short films to gain their popularity. I do enjoy being involved in short films, because they do not require too much time, its great to keep acting in between features. Short films are also more fun and will be released to the public quicker, thus getting audience feedback much faster.

Discuss the collaboration with Maria Tran on Hit Girls, must be amazing to work with a female director with a fantastic vision, rather empowering? How long did the fight between you and Maria take to set up, I noticed everything was choreographed very tightly, was the fight story boarded or planned out on the fly with movements relative to the scene? Share a funny story of being all dusty and rolling around with her fighting, Must have been fun rough housing with the guys as well.

It is fun working with Maria Tran and her team (Dong Tam) in Australia. They are all extremely talented! It's amazing to see what the Dong Tam martial artist team can do. Although for some of them this is the first film project, they had ever been on, they are all very professional, and the actions are great! I only had 2 days available during my stay in Australia for the shoot. It's amazing how we can finish everything in such a short amount of time with pretty decent quality. I learned my choreography in the morning from the fight choreographer Trung, and we were shooting an hour after I arrived. The whole team are very efficient, smart, creative and professional. I am very happy with the final product we have produced.

Chat about your acquisition of intense martial arts training over the past few years what new skills you have learned, I saw you were on a TVB series dedicated to martial arts, chat about the series for the western audience of Dan's Movie Report. As a follow-up I noticed you can do jump kick board breaks, running board breaks, these skills can come in handy in films and in real life, chat about additional Martial Arts training you have undergone since the beginning of 2014.

Two of my TV episodes from two martial arts TV programs were released in Hong Kong earlier this year. One is called "Kung Fu Quest 3" produced by RTHK, and the other one is called "Sports like no other" produced by TVB. Both were interviewing me as a Taekwon-Do Hong Kong Athlete, how did I train and the history and background about (ITF) Taekwon-Do. 

I had been actively competing in the 1st half of 2014. I did a boxing match in February which was a tie result, in April I represented Hong Kong to compete in the Taekwon-Do (ITF) Asian Championship and won a Bronze medal, and in June I represented Hong Kong to compete in The One Legend Mauy Thai Fight and became the champion in the 46KG Female fight.

JuJu please discuss your free time and hobbies you like to do during your downtime, and curious about your favorite martial artists besides the obvious Jackie Chan Bruce Lee answer, females and males of course.

My hobbies during my downtime are definitely exercising in the gym and watching movies at home or in the theatres. I also love all outdoor activities like cycling and water sports. I love the water and enjoy sailing, being in the sea is a great relaxation for me.

Besides Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, I also like Caley Reece, WMC champion, Australian Muay Thai kickboxer who competes in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. She is a super disciplined person, a very strong and skillful fighter, with a great character and personality. Caley Reece Facebook @

Obviously Juju you like action, are you interested in a romantic comedy or perhaps other genres of films that you would enjoy to expand your acting resume?

I love action, but I am also an actor. I love acting as much as I enjoy action. Being an athlete allows me to constantly perform physical roles, therefore, I wouldn't mind acting in films that are not action related. I would love to act in different genre, especially a romantic comedy, action comedy, musical, and drama.

Wrapping up the Dan's Movie Juju phase one interview (more to follow in the coming months ahead), discuss your long term goals in the entertainment industry, behind the camera, stunt work in Hollywood films etc...

My long term goal is to be a successful action actress icon in Hollywood, and also to direct and produce films that I wrote. Always dream big, motivate your soul, and make your dreams come true!

Juju, thank you so much for your insightful and mesmerizing interview. For my fantastic Dan's Movie Report readers, keep checking back for more exclusive material from Juju. In 2015 Juju Chan will be walking red carpets worldwide, and kicking some real ass, trust me guys, she is destined for greatness. Check out these sites below, and learn even more about her. 

Director Uwe Boll Interview EXCLUSIVE! (C) 2014 Danny Shamon for Dan's Movie Report

Above Photo: Uwe on the set of 'In The Name of the King 2'

Greetings my esteemed readers, I present an interview with the talented independent film maker Uwe Boll. Uwe is a true trailblazer in the movie world. Perhaps best known for the Bloodrayne series, Uwe has branched out, and he is taking his recently released 'Rampage: Capital Punishment' on a theater tour in Europe, answering questions from the audience. Uwe has many diverse and unique ideas about film in addition to the direction the world is heading. Time to sit back, relax, and take a day trip to Uweville, a town on the end of a dark and winding road! 3-2-1- Go!

Going back a bit to the first Bloodrayne, The first film had an cool cast including, and a pretty large budget, did you get pressure from the distributors to alter the film for content, and or change parts of the story?

No …. but as you know only the GORE version has all the gore.

Chatting about the next two films, for the second and third Bloodrayne films, Natassia Malthe played the title role, were other actresses also auditioning or did you have her in mind all along?

I asked her first and she said yes ….so no need for castings.

Natassia Malthe is really cool to watch, do you think that she brought out the sexier side of the Rayne character? Chat also about working with Kim Chiang as Natassia's, stunt double, she is an amazing martial artist, Seems like Rayne got to do some real ass kicking in Bloodrayne 3!

Yes …She is a ballerina …and sexy … Loken was more like a tank….. and sexy also…

What are some of the aspects looking back on the Bloodrayne series would you change if given the chance to?

No Michael Madsen in BR 1.

Above Photo: Uwe chats with Safiya Kaygin on the set of Bloodrayne 3, for more info on Safiya check out and my post @ 

Ok, guess I will just roll on, haha. In all the Bloodrayne films there is a lot of nudity, which is actually part of the story, was there pressure to edit some of it out from the distributors?

Some countries censored it …I like the sex aspect ,…because Vampire movies need to be not only bloody ….

Speaking of nudity, everyone knows that sex sells, and in the US, sex on screen is so taboo, you can blow someone up, but god forbid a nipple is shown, Uwe, do you feel that US films in general are to watered down, kind of cheating to get a PG-13 rating, thus a wider audience?

Of course ,…all that absurd PG 13 Horror movies …I cannot watch them ….. I basically want only R Rated movies if I watch movies ….

Shifting the discussion, chat about Postal, how did that concept and idea come about? Direct from the news? Movies imitating real life?

I used the game and the spirit of the game to put a lot of political incorrectness in …..and I love it ….. I still think POSTAL is the most political incorrect movie of the last 10 years.

I think the news media in general feeds you what they want you to hear, do you think that there is a trend in movies to expose the lies we are fed, to show more realism?

Not really ….I think what Brendan Fletcher in RAMPAGE 2 says ….that its OPIUM FOR THE MASSES ….. the movies who are out there are not really questioning the status quo.

Speaking of realism, Rampage, and Rampage: Capital Punishment, are amazing, are they fully intended as a society commentary, to show the side of the news we never see?

Absolutely ….especially now RAMPAGE 2 ….put the finger deep into our wounds the message hurts and it should hurt as long we don't change.

The fact that Rampage: Capital Punishment is actually expressing what many feel about the news media, and what we are fed,and the lies. how do you think we as a society can change it? I think the violence in Rampage: Capital Punishment is a metaphor for anti establishment, What messages and ideas do you discuss when bringing the film to theaters worldwide and having interactive audience discussion?

In Germany now we have hard discussions about it …..In USA no cinema is showing it ….I hope for the DVD and TV sales ….. RAMPAGE 2 will be hopefully on Itunes, Netflix, Showtime etc…. People see the absurdity we are living in when you see RAMPAGE 2.

Look what is happening in Ferguson ….here you see how many people are feeling miserable in USA ….how much injustice ….. 10% of the black people in USA are in jail….. its crazy. Why are prisons private ….? So they make money if people getting jail terms….So why are 25% of the worldwide prisoners are in jail in the USA …? Because the justice system is corrupt ….
In USA …we need change ,…not talk.

Movies imitating news is one thing, but in Rampage, you actually create news, the viewer becomes engaged, angry, and frightened. One scene in particular without spoiling the film involves a yoga woman angry at Bill and she comes at him. I actually thought Bill was going to tell her to punch someone else, instead he asks another person to punch her. What was the intention of that scene, to evoke pity, anger, fear or a combination?

These are 2 separate scenes …the one with the yoga girl…showing that YOGA is not doing anything good to the world ….Yoga is a way to spend time if you have to much money and time …. The second scenes is with the girl who wants to go after Bill…because he killed her sister…. And Bill makes the guy hitting her …..

Oh, thanks for clarifying. Speaking of theater discussions, although I do not speak German, they seem to be lively, what prompted you to travel around and discuss the film with the crowds?

In Germany at least …I was able to organize a tour on my own ….. In USA you need to PAY the theaters if you want your movie played.

Above Photo: Uwe holding a big gun on the set of 'Bloodrayne 3'

Uwe you have also supported indie film makers and people that blaze their own trail, Chat about working with Tara Cardinal and helping her as Executive Producer on Legend of The Red Reaper. Do you plan more projects with her?

If Tara makes another movie ……I'm always willing to sell it worldwide for her.

How about other collaborations, do you like partnering with others on film projects, or are you more focused now on your own material?

My company EVENT FILM … sells a lot of movies …where we help with money and distribution.

After the promotions for Rampage are over, what are some of the projects in the pipeline for your production company, 12 Hours, what is that film going to be about?

12 HOURS shows a guy who needs to kill 8 people in 12 hours …. a very fast and hard thriller.

Finally add some Uwe words of wisdom for up coming film makers, give them a dose of stark reality.

Learn …but believe in you. Everybody cooks only with water ….and you will get better by doing it.

Thanks Uwe, for those amazing pearls of wisdom, watch for more exclusives from Uwe in the coming months on your home for exclusives Dan's Movie Report! 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Upcoming on Dan's Movie Report! Actor/Stunt Coordinator Brahim Achabbakhe Exclusive Interview!

Above photo: Brahim and Tiger Chen in Man of Tai Chi (C) 2013 

I know what most of my readers are saying, who is Brahim!?! Well folks, Brahim is the driving force behind some of the most memorable action film of the last few years. From being Scott Adkin's stunt double and the stunt coordinator on Ninja: Shadow of A Tear, to training sexy actresses like Krystal Vee and Zom Ammara how to screen fight for Scorpion King and Kill 'Em All Brahim has earned quite a positive reputation the world over for his various skills and talents. Until the interview drops in a few weeks, check out Brahim's IMDB page and his reel for more info. Brahim will bring his extensive behind the scenes fight knowledge to the spotlight. -- As always, keep reading Dan's Movie Report, your home for exclusive content in action, in movies and in pictures!  Demo Reel for Brahim

Actress-Fitness Expert Carly Sunae Interview (C) 2014 Danny Shamon A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive!

Above Photo: (C) 2014 Natural Woman Photography

Greetings my esteemed readers, as the Action On Film Festival begins, what better way to kick it off with a 2,000 word interview, with Actress/fitness expert Carly Sunae. Carly is nominated for the 'Female Action Performer of The Year' Award for her portrayal of Federal Agent Hayley Yuen in the Kung Fu Femmes short Film 'Dr. Nguyen'. Carly has a wealth of practical knowledge as a personal trainer, and is well respected by athletes and actors she trains and exercises with. Sit back, relax, pull up a weight bench, a sports drink, and get ready for a text based workout with Carly. 

What types of outside activities did you do when you were younger?

I was a very active kid, I am from the Midwest. So first of all, sports was everything in the Midwest, so I started early and played little league baseball, basketball, and did gymnastics. But then for fun I played on the money bars in my skirt with short underneath of course, jump rope etc... I was a tomboy so I was really physically active as a child. I just had this conversation, as a kid we used to jump rope for recess and that used to be fun, but now it is this crazy exercise regimen that we have to do, which is hard now. When I was younger physical activity was everything. Now it is more video games, and internet. I feel fortunate that I had this physical activity when I was younger.

Above Photo: (C) 2014 Natural Woman Photography

In college I saw you were a power-lifter, go through a typical training regimen for that stage of your life.

I would come to the weight training room, for at least 3 hours of hard core lifting. For example, I would do all three major lifts in one day up to 70-75% of my estimated max strength. 7 sets of Back Squats up, 7 sets of Bench Press, then 5 sets of Dead=lifts in additional to supplementary isolated exercises and dynamic warm=ups. It was pretty strenuous. Just thinking about it I don’t know how I did that and I impress myself to think I did all that. Man, how I wish I could do 300 lbs in dead lift again or 270 in squats. I can’t do nearly as much, but for my 5’2” frame, I still am pretty strong.

Above Photo: (C) 2014 Natural Woman Photography

You were working out hard, chat about your diet back then, what foods you ate.

Back then they were not as particular about what you ate, as long as you had enough protein, enough calories and ate a well-balanced diet. You just had to have enough energy for the practices and the competition. However, there were competition weight classes you fit in.

How did you get involved with the Live Strong and Ehow video series?

Actually I did a video for myself and I put it online, it was a kickboxing video, ( link: .) A lot of people liked it, they found me online and actually emailed me, and asked me if I would be interested in doing the videos. That was a great opportunity, a way to get exposure and show my expertise as a personal trainer, become familiar with fitness production, and being in front of the camera as a fitness professional. I would like to do more videos and also get into hosting fitness and health videos and shows.

Above Photo: (C) 2014 Natural Woman Photography

Have you ever considered doing a full exercise DVD?

I would love to, the short Ehow Series made me more comfortable with production and being in in front of the camera in educating and showing examples of how to do each exercise, it was so much fun, I like production. That would be a dream of mine to have a DVD series of workouts.

Chat about your current training schedule, what is a typical day?

I am getting myself into training for a competition. But it’s going to be hard because I believe in balance. I believe in eating healthy and balanced. And I love food and by eating realistically and functionally we can enjoy life more. Part of being healthy is enjoying life. So training for a figure competition is going to ask me to go against my groove of balance and challenge me to do something extremely new and different than training like a performance athlete, which is what I am use to.

Above Photo: (C) 2014 Natural Woman Photography

Chat about the competition/

It is a figure competition, it is based on appreciating the body’s muscular anatomy and what you can do with your body. More of an aesthetic sport which is different from what I am used to. The human body is amazing and what it can do, but this represents a different form of training for me, a whole different discipline. Strictly visual and figure poses. Fitness competition is my ultimate goal, I am doing this to become familiar with this type of training and being on stage. Training for that is even harder because you have to look lean and still be able to do a high performance strength and aerobic routine.

Do you have a favorite stretching routine in the morning?

I like to do more of a power yoga type of stretching. I teach it as well, it requires your body strength, to hold postures and positions, the regimen requires strength as well as flexibility, and it creates heat in your body faster, this way you can get a more optimize total body and varied workout.

Have you ever done Tai-Chi, that seems a great way to open up the body in the morning?

I have never done Tai-Chi, but I would love to try it. It requires a more meditative stability and balance. I would like to meditate more. As I have gotten older, I appreciate more balanced and meditative approaches to exercise.

What are the common misconceptions about personal trainers, and do you feel that many are not properly trained, including all aspects of lifestyle and diet?

I actually teach at a school to certify trainers, I see various types of people and I try to educate them on how they can be the best trainer. Every trainer is going to be different, they are going to have their different specialty. Some people become trainers and think it is just another business they can get in to make quick money. The motive is not right, if the motive in a trainer is for money and not to truly help someone be healthy or be a better in fitness. Because of those motives, it shows through in their training. Also they are not always properly educated, so they are going to go off the basic knowledge that everybody else knows or trends which often can be wrong or not suitable for everyone.

Chat about the importance of proper education for a personal trainer.

Someone who is properly educated will come from an analytical scientific knowledge base and are able to implement a specific and proper training regimen for their particular client. Their training will come from a strong stable foundation of knowledge not easily influenced by trends or improper technique or assessments. There are three basic body types, ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph there is also a mixture of those three as well, and different training goals that might be easier or harder for certain individuals and you have to consider the client's lifestyle. Training is also about relationships, finding someone who is going to coach you, to develop a healthy lifestyle that is going to work for you, and the goals you have.

Above Photo: Carly in 'Dr. Nguyen' (C) 2014 Kung Fu Femmes

Recently you did a short film for Kung Fu Femmes called 'Dr. Nguyen' delving in to the action world, do you want to pursue being an actress? Do you like the fitness aspect of the martial arts training?

Absolutely, I like the fitness aspect of the martial arts training and like how I can use that in the entertainment world. I would like to pursue both if that is possible. Maybe I should create a martial arts inspired workout. I like working on the Kung Fu Femmes project with Tony Laudati. Any projects that can empower women. Strength is beauty. I liked it was a physical role, I was able to demonstrate some of the skills I learned. I have taken tae kwon do with Panther Energy in Hollywood and took some classes with Terry Taneie, a great martial arts teacher and choreographer. He has a great free class out in the park, and we learn different stunts and various forms of martial arts. That was fun for me, to be able to showcase that on a film is even more amazing.

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Have you worked on any projects since the Kung Fu Femmes?

Tony and I are talking about doing some more work, not necessarily action and martial arts but acting. I studied acting as well in College and some in LA. I want to do more dramatic work.

Above Photo: (C) 2013 Tony Laudati for Kung Fu Femmes @

You have a good personality and facial expressions, I think you may be a natural at that.

Thanks. I have been told I have an expressive face, haha

Chatting film, do you enjoy watching action films?

I love watching action films but I love all kinds of films, especially real life drama and suspense, but lately I am increasing more interested in action. The more I get involved in the martial arts, getting back into my Tae Kwon do, the more I want to see them. I have been watching more martial arts videos but have a lot of catching up to do.

Are there any movies that stand out?

Well Recently I watched a foreign film called Journey To The West, it was action, but it was comedy, very metaphorically artistically done. The film is about the martial artists who fight demons. It had a very spiritual, Buddhism way of killing the demons, surprisingly funny and entertaining, and also had awesome martial arts as well.

Shifting the focus to acting, what are some of the actors or actresses that you enjoy watching or would like to work with?

My favorite watching is Kate Winslett, she is a great actress, caliber of roles that she has portrayed, she is amazing, obviously Meryl Streep is the ultimate, but I really am fond of Kate Winslet. For action, I would love to be in a movie with Tom Cruise, why not, hahaha!

Chat about charitable organizations you are involved in.

I am no longer active with the program but I started a program called Step it Up, that helps young girls get familiar with the industry through dancing, production, health, and fitness. The program allows young teenager or young adults to be familiar with the entertainment industry while finding confidence in their selves and it educates and exposes them to what is available in LA and how can they can fit in.

Yeah I enjoy Cruise also, chat about the future, in ten years is Carly an action actress, the female Billy Blanks DVD queen or a bit of both?

A bit of both, I would like to do both, I would like to get my face out there and be a positive figure in both fitness and action, why not!

Finally, give a bit of advice to a person who wants to take that first step to leading a healthy lifestyle.

The first step is to find your support system, to make you be accountable, and help you find your healthy regimen and stick with it. Your support system is ultimately who you are with and they can bring you down or bring you up. Set your goals, say what you want to do, and find somebody who can do it with you, or wants to be there to support and encourage you. From that point, you do not feel alone in the journey, from that foundation you can realistically set goals. Realistically is a key word, it is important to not discourage yourself. Set goals on something you can enjoy. And another Number one key is consistency, I see people go gung ho, and it only lasts for a week, because they burn themselves out. Start out with small steps and build a consistency with the regimen, and eventually you can increase intensity or increase the time.

Carly that is fantastic advice, thank you for sharing your time with my valued readers. Watch for more exclusively from Carly in the coming months on your home for exclusives on the web, Dan's Movie Report!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Actress Sachiko Ishida Exclusive Wallpaper Images!!! Heat Up Your Desktop for Summer!

Greetings my valued readers, desktop wallpaper looking a bit drab? Well of course it is! I aim to change that! Beautiful and talented actress Sachiko Ishida heats up the summer with these exclusive photos from Robert C Photography! In firefox, left click the photo to enlarge, right click the enlarged photo and select view image, left click again, and congrats, you are on the beach with sultry Sachiko!

Sachiko can be seen in various projects, including the fantastic 2013 Kung Fu Femmes Short 'From China With Love' which won the award for best short film in the Action on Film Festival Here is a link to my review:

I made a commitment to interview Sachiko, and that will of course happen, when the time is right. She has new projects in the works, keep reading Dan's Movie Report, and more cool stuff will fall from the sky like rain on a hot and sticky day! 

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Skin Trade: In Theaters 2015! Exclusive Photos! Exclusive Report!

Update 3-18-15 Skin Trade will have online debut April 23rd and theatrical May 8th, Magnet Releasing is prepping the film as this is typed!

Update November 2014: New official trailer for Skin Trade on youtube @

Update 9-5-14! For brand new photos from Mike Selby from 
'Skin Trade' exclusive to Dan's Movie Report (C) 2014 SC Films International. Click on photo to make wallpaper size!

Above Photo (C) 2014 Mike Selby, Exclusive to Dan's Movie Report, Skin Trade! Click to make full size!

Greetings my valued readers! Over the coming months watch this page for exclusive content related to the 2015 film Skin Trade! After conducting a 3,000 word interview with lead actress Celina Jade  

I have decided to focus my efforts to show the importance of this film, as It will represent a huge leap for all parties involved. Not only does this film center on the very serious subject of human trafficking, but it represents an amazing amalgamation of talent, diverse and multi-cultural. 2015 also marks the U.S. theatrical film debut of both Tony Jaa and Celina Jade, all I can say is FINALLY!!!!!!! 

Not only are these two performers amazing on screen, they are character people off screen. Tony Jaa will have his first on screen romance, a big step for any action star. Obviously, every single cast member chosen was chosen for their character off screen, like a true relationship. I cannot think of a better person than Celina to work with Tony to help him bring out his softer side.

I am humbled but the willingness of director Ekachai to be able to share his dreams and desires, his full positive attitude is inspiring to say the least. Producer Mike Selby has a vision, and it is an amazing one, taking on a project that is a true passion.

Skin Trade will mark the triumphant R rated return of legends like Peter Weller (Robocop) Michael Jai White, and Ron Perlman to the big screen.  'Skin Trade' represents a huge leap forward in a Thailand production, a solid budget, and a full force of quality individuals on all aspects of the process, even on the way information is released.

Below is a photo from Skin Trade Facebook page: 

The two photos are taken from a scene that Celina Mentioned specifically in her interview.

At over 110,000 likes, the official Skin Trade Facebook page has amazing support for a film eight months away from release. Slowly, information is released, a text based tease here, a photo there, as the audience learns more, we want more! We are learning more about the characters, finding out more about what drives them. The marketing campaign allows for a slow burn, a feed of information to various news outlets.

As the May 2015 release date for 'Skin Trade' approaches, eventually watch for more exclusives, text, interviews, and photos! Keep your browsers locked in on your home for movie exclusives, Dan's Movie Report.

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