Archive for January, 2012

This week, Martin De Boer, who played the role Warren McBeck / Zombie shares his experience with us. Martin is also our fight choreographer.

1. Can you briefly describe your character?
Warren McBeck is a nurse at a quite remarkable hospital. A place where you don’t really want to go unless you really don’t have another option. His real passion is becoming a bone doctor, but since he dropped out of highschool, he enjoys MMA instead. A good friend of him hired him to work in the hospital.
2. Besides playing Warren McBeck, you were also the stunt coordinator of “Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks”. The fight scene in the end looks amazing, what type of fighting style did you use?
I used a lot of MMA which is a combination of Kick Boxing and Grappeling. It’s a very popular style and you see it used all the time at UFC. For this film I made it a bit more flashy so it looks cool.
3. How did you manage to get other actors to fight like they know how to fight in the film?
We were fortunate to have cast people with a martial arts back ground. That really helped a lot. If people can pick up movements its not that complicated to make it look good. We rehearsed the fights so that everyone got used to the movements, and while shooting everyone did a great job.

 “Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks” will be screening on Feb 25th (9:50pm) at FLUXX Studio and Gallery in  Tucson, Arizona. Hope to see you there. For ticketing information, program and festival info, please visit Out in the Desert – Tucson’s International LGBT Film Festival official site.  We are very excited to have our Southwest Premiere at Tucson! 

Out in the Desert - Tucson LGBT International Film Festival Screening of "Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks"

Happy New Year! We are  excited to announce our first good news of 2012. We got accepted into “Out in the Desert 2012 – Tucson International LGBT Film Festival”. It’s their inaugural festival, and we are proud to be part of it. Arizona, we can’t wait to meet you. Our director Alex Chu will be there to meet the audience.