Your new movie The
Powerpuff Girls: A Fan Film - in a few words, what is it about?
It is an anti-bully PSA disguised as a Powerpuff
Girls fan film. The
idea behind it is to embrace your bully because more often than not, they
just don't know how to make a friend.
question, why the Powerpuff
Girls, and are you at all a fan of the series?
not the Powerpuff
Girls? Yes I am a fan of the original series. I watched
them way back when they were called the Whoop Ass Girls on Cartoon Sushi
and I even saw their movie in theaters when it came out. I just liked the
tongue-in-cheek aspect of the show. I chose them as my template because I
felt they haven't been done much justice recently. I have yet to see a
Girls fan film that wasn't a spoof or overtly sexual and poorly made.
And as for the new series, I feel a lot of kids will miss out on what Powerpuff
Girls used to represent. So it was a pretty easy decision.
sources of inspiration when dreaming up The
Powerpuff Girls: A Fan Film?
I didn't really have any. I just knew I wanted to make a Powerpuff
Girls movie and I
kinda went from there. I did, however, binge watch the series until I
found some inspiration for my story, which came in the form of the rainy
day episode, when the girls pretended to be themselves because it was
raining outside and they couldn't fight crime. There was something
incredibly sweet and innocent about that episode and the idea for
playing pretend laid the ground work for my script.
The world of the
Girls is incredibly stylized - so what were the main challenges to
bring the movie to life from that point of view?
There weren't any real challenges when it came to visuals. Townsville is
portrayed as a very clean Americana city. And downtown LA has a few
ultra stylized locations that easily capture that look. My real
challenge was sound. Man, shooting on the streets in LA during business
hours is a nightmare onto its own.
course also have to talk about the action scenes in The
Powerpuff Girls: A Fan Film for a bit, and how were they achieved?
There isn't a whole lot of action, but if you are referring to when the
girls fly, it was just a simple editing trick achieved with some
photoshop and squash and stretch frame by frame animation.
can you tell us about your overall directorial approach to your story at
I just wanted to make it feel like an episode of the
Girls series. That's all. Or at least, have it start off that way.
My only other goal was to not reveal my twist until the very last minute.
And when it happens, hopefully it hits you right in the feels.
Do talk about your cast, and why exactly these
Apart from their visual likenesses to their
animated counterparts, Lindsey Bean, Hailey Hayes and Lizette Garcia effortlessly captured
their characters' personas. It would've been a crime not to cast them.
A few words about the shoot as such, and the
The shoot was a sound nightmare. I had so many audio troubles. But
thankfully, I got enough footage to work with.
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Given the experiences with The
Powerpuff Girls: A Fan Film, will you ever make another
Girls-movie? And/or other future projects you'd like to share?
suppose that depends on the reception of this short. If the fans truly
embrace it and dig it, AND I have another heartfelt message to share, then
maybe. We shall see. As for other projects, I have a few in the pipeline, Nightlark
is an original superhero webseries that I am working on. You can
learn more at www.facebook.com/BCUheroes.
And I am writing a sci-fi thriller. But more about that when the time
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