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Podcast On Fire 251: Bruce Fontaine Interview Part 1

In this first out of two part-interview with Canadian stuntman, actor and now filmmaker Bruce Fontaine, we cover his Vancouver beginnings, the transition to Hong Kong, favourite movie experiences as a Western action performer and the chance to lead at IFD Films And Arts in the likes of Kickboxer King.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 35: Wong Chun & Eric Tsang interview

Available here in audio as well as written form here, in this bonus episode (in collaboration with the Unseen Films blog) you’ll find an interview with Wong Chun (director of Mad World) and actor Eric Tsang recorded on July 12th at the New York Asian Film Festival.

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Wong Chun & Eric Tsang interview

The below interview is also accompanied by a bonus episode available here. I recently did a little collaboration with the Unseen Films blog (unseenfilms.blogspot.com) as site writer Steve Kopian was going to get a chance to interview actor and filmmaker Eric Tsang at the 2017 New York Asian Film Festival. Eric was there to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the festival and Steve interviewed not only Eric but also the director of Mad World Wong Chun (starring Shawn Yue and Eric Tsang). Lovehkfilm said of Mad World:

“Remarkably sensitive and restrained look at a bi-polar-suffering Hong Konger from first time feature director Wong Chun. Shawn Yue is very effective in the lead role, though Eric Tsang outshines him as his caring father. One of Hong Kong Cinema’s more surprising and worthy films in 2016. A remarkably sensitive look at mental illness in Hong Kong.”

So along with translator Frank Djeng and Jared King, Steve sat down with the director and actor to talk Mad World, dramatic acting and how this fits into Eric’s career as a whole. I was asked to contribute a few questions and Unseen Films were kind enough to let us use the audio as a compliment to this transcribed interview both available on Podcast On Fire and Unseen Films. Thank you again to Steve and Jared for letting me submit some personal questions as a fan and as a fan of people evolving their craft as either veterans or newcomers. Also a big thanks to Emma Griffith and Subway Cinema for setting up the sessions, John DiBello for the final edit of the interview and also director Wong Chun and Eric Tsang for taking the time. Read the rest of this entry »

Podcast On Fire 241: Don Niam Interview

Actor, martial artist, teacher and fitness instructor Don Niam sits down with Kenny B to talk of his background, the opportunities during his journey, working on Godfrey Ho’s Undefeatable, its lasting cult appeal, how to craft different skills as you go through your life as a professional business owner and gives us the lowdown on a project that’s been brewing for a while.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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Podcast On Fire 221: Richard Norton Interview

 

pofRICHARD_2The very kind and talkative Richard Norton returns to go over some other aspects of his career we didn’t cover in our first chat, including his computer game credits in more detail, becoming the fight choreographer on Gymkata, more on working with Sammo Hung, on Ghost In The Shell and his stint as fight coordinator on Suicide Squad opening in US and UK cinemas today.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 26: Brian Trenchard-Smith Interview Extras

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A further 20 minutes with Brian Trenchard-Smith, with specific focus on a couple of his movies such as BMX Bandits, The Siege Of Firebase Gloria and The Man From Hong Kong.

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Podcast On Fire 220: Brian Trenchard-Smith Interview Part 2

pof219We continue our chat with Brian Trenchard-Smith, touching upon the making of The Man From Hong Kong, how Brian transitioned from Australia to the US and the origin story of his novel The Headsman’s Daughter.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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