Your new movie King
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table - in a few words, what
is it about?
Itís a super sci-fi take on the classic
story, with a giant robot, shot in Thailand. Itís definitely not the
Arthur movie, itís fun and was fun to shoot.
How did you get involved with the project
in the first place?
The wonder The
Asylum, who Iíve had the great pleasure of working with
on several occasions. Huge shout out to them, the producers, David
Rimawi, David Michael Latt, Paul Bales and David Garber. Also to the
writer, the talented Mr. Scotty Mullen.
Now I know King
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is only to a very small
extent based on the actual King
Arthur legend - but did you do any research on the subject still,
and/or is that a legend at all close to your heart?
the history of that classic tale, so yes I definitely did my homework
going into the movie. Prep and research on anything non-fiction is
important to me.
you tell us about King
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table's writer Scotty Mullen,
and what was your collaboration like?
Heís great and he
actually came to Thailand for the shoot. I consider him a great friend and
we collaborated on the story and various aspects of the shoot.
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table was filmed in Thailand -
so how does making a movie there compare to filming back in the USA, and
how did Thailand get picked as location in the first place?
did a movie as actor years ago, with the talented James Cullen Bressack [James
Cullen Bressack interview - click here] and met Daemon Hillin, a line producer there. So when the opportunity came
to helm this movie, I suggested Thailand and The
Asylum thought it might
be cool to have a different feel for the movie. So they gave the green
light on that location.
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table being quite a
action-heavy movie, you just have to talk about the stuntwork in the film
for a bit?
We had an amazing stunt team, these guys do huge
movies and I was fortunate to be able to work with them. Very brave, very
What can you tell us about your overall
directorial approach to your story at hand?
designing camera shots and action and working with the actors. I like to
improv as well as change things up based on the location and if something
doesnít feel right, I do what I can to make it work and feel organic.
about your key cast, and why exactly these people?
We had a
great cast, the star Sara Malakul Lane was excellent, Russell Geoffry
Banks, Jon Nutt, Kelly Jones, Harold Diamond - super talented folks who
crushed it on set.
words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
was fun, but sometimes stressful due to the tight schedule, but people got
along well and we made it work.
you can tell us about audience and critical reception of King
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table?
hasn't come out yet, but based on the trailer people seem to like it. And
Iím hearing from the people who have seen it that they think itís
future projects you'd like to share?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Iíve got a Lynyrd
Skynyrd movie coming up, so that I am super excited about. Great band and
great rock and roll true story.
website, Facebook, whatever else?
Twitter, Instagram, and try to keep posting stuff so people can keep up
with my stuff.
Anything else you're
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
really, just I love what I do, and itís the only thing that keeps my
sane. Shout out to The
Asylum and Cleopatra Records & Entertainment!
Those folks rock!
for the interview!