I know we have talked about this at quite some length before [click
here], but do bring us up to speed: Kung
Fu and Titties - in a few words, what is it about?
In a nutshell, Kung
Fu and Titties
the story of a wannabe kung fu fighter who has to save his girlfriend from
a horny old man.
Basic question: To what extent do you identify with your
movie's hero Richard Titties?
a regular guy up against insurmountable odds....there have been points in
my life where I've felt like that. I think lots of people can identify
with that. Richard Titties is also the anti-Leeroy Green (see The Last
Dragon ), in the fact that he's terrible at martial arts.
unbelievable as it sounds, Kung
Fu and Titties is not the first movie to combine kung fu and
titties - any other kung fu and tittie-films that might have
influenced you in making this one, and other sources of inspiration?
Of course, there have been many! And
that's one major reason why I made this film. I would stay up late as a
youth hoping to see lots of boobs and some fighting in a movie... and
I'd only see about 5 seconds of nudity. So with Kung
Fu and Titties
wanted to just overload the film with titties. If I were 10 when this
movie came out, I'd be in heaven. Now there's porn everywhere so I don't
know if modern 10 year olds will care. As for my inspiration for this
film, you can look at the entire Jean-Claude Van Damme library, namely
Double Impact (1991), such a cheese ball movie. Kickboxer 2 (1991)
with Sasha Mitchell, pretty awesome cheesiness. The films of Steven
Seagal... and Big Trouble in Little China (1986), minus the nudity,
that film was the main inspiration for Kung
Fu and Titties. God Bless
question that has probably popped into the mind of quite a few viewers
when watching Kung Fu
and Titties: A gorilla? Really?
In the original incarnation of the screenplay there was a gang of
gorillas. The gang of invisibles, which the Croatian army fights, was
originally set to be a gang of gorillas. For various reasons, we kept the
main Gorilla but we deleted the gang of gorillas that was to fight behind
him. Also, Gorilla is the first main character you're introduced to in the
alternate reality... so that was a set-up for the audience to go,
'WTF?... A kung fu gorilla? What is going on?'
How would you
describe your film's overall humour, and did you ever have the feeling you
were going too far?
3 different screenwriters. Probably
about 5-10 other crew members and consultants all putting their spin on
things before the script was written. Then when it came time to film, some
actors were improvising or even creating their own scenes. I wanted to
capture as many various comedic elements, jokes and gags as possible so
that the film wasn't reflecting just one brand of humor. To answer your
question, yes, at times I felt some things were over the top and out of
hand (such as the shot of the giant balls)... but as the film progressed I
realized that this is what the film ultimately would be... More titties,
whacky humor and pushing the envelope than anything else. Those over the
top moments are what people react to... so overall I'd say it's
absurdist, off-the-wall humor.
What can you tell us about your key cast, and why exactly
Marino, I met him years ago and kept in touch... I'd wanted to work on a
project with him and I knew that I needed someone experienced playing
that character. Someone who was funny, but could play it straight so
you'd believe that it was normal to walk around in a gorilla suit. He
being a veteran comedian and entertainer... it was a perfect fit for
Molnar, I'd become friends with him through another project... I knew he
was an amateur actor but he had a lot of charisma. We auditioned other
people over the years but I just had a really good feeling about Sean,
that although he wasn't as trained, he was charismatic and
likable... and that people could identify with him. I'm really happy
with his performance.
John Archer Lundgren
- Raine Brown, I'd worked with her
before and... basically the script of Kung
Fu and Titties revolves
around her. So I asked her permission and if she'd want to do it. She
said yes. And of course, she's an awesome girl and fun to work with,
which is why I wrote her into the screenplay as a major plot element.
- John Archer Lundgren,
well... he's unreal. He's over the top. He is Zeefros. I witnessed his
acting on another project and kept in touch with him. When the time
came... I approached him to play Zeefros. Even if I'd had tons of
money to make this film, he still would have been my first choice. He's
- Seregon O'Dassey [Seregon
O'Dassey interview - click here], we'd had other
actresses in mind over the years... then when we had to hire only locals
because of our budget, we opened up auditions. Seregon just auditioned
really well. After seeing her auditions it didn't matter. She was
funny and believable and thought it was a cool project... oh
yeah... and she agreed to show her boobs. That helped too.
- Bronson Pinchot, he was someone we
were interested in early on for the part... and then last minute came
totally out of the blue. Our agent was contacting many A,B & C
actors for the role. We had some names interested that made my head
spin... but either they wanted too much money or weren't local. I got a
call one night from Bronson Pinchot (pretty awesome!!)... he said he
wanted to do it. His agent accepted our offer. No brainer for me. It was
Bronson Pinchot! He came in with great ideas for his character. And it
worked out great. Really cool guy & very professional.
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- Kevin Kolack, good friend of mine.
We've worked together a lot over the years and he had this old movie
review character from his Youtube videos that I loved, A Frenchman named
Pierre. It fit with the character that I'd been writing for Army
Bob... so I just plugged him in there.
The $64-question of course: Where can Kung
Fu and Titties be seen?
Fu and Titties is currently available for $8.99 as a digital download
on Vimeo On Demand. You can stream it to any device (TV, iPad, Computer
VOD link - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/kungfuandtitties
we are currently selling pre-order DVDs for $14.99 on our website.
Those orders are slated to ship in the end of September of this year.
With the extra money you're getting bloopers, deleted scenes, boner
reel, music videos, trailers and unedited promo videos.
DVD Link - http://www.kungfuandtitties.com/store
Any future projects
you'd like to share?
I'm currently doing an avante-garde short called Emptied shot on 8mm film
with Bettina Skye, Kevin Kolack and Dante Briggins, which is narrated by
Jasmin St. Claire. Other than that... just plugging away promoting Kung
Fu and Titties.
Your/your movie's website,
Facebook, whatever else?
Anything else you are dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
A big thank you to you for interviewing me again and promoting Kung
Fu and Titties. And a HUGE thank you to all the investors, cast/crew members
and audience members who came to our screenings. Go see the film! You'll
have fun and see lots of boobs!