In my mind, I’m a filmmaker. In reality, I’m a writer and sometimes crew girl. Since I’ll probably never make a film of my own, I like to support indie artists who had the guts, imagination and perseverance needed to put their vision on film. This week, I’m checking in with director, writer and executive producer Mark Edward Lewis. Mark’s current project is a scifi lollapalooza called Blade of Honor and it’s wrapping up funding next week on Kickstarter.
I grabbed Mark in between takes and asked him three questions. (He would have answered 4 but I only had 3). Read on, then go over to Kickstarter and join the crew.
Tell us everything we need to know about Blade of Honor in two sentences.
Mark: Blade of Honor is a sci-fi thrill ride filled with intrigue, sexy starships against the backdrop of a war that humanity is about to lose. It’s also the sci-fi series we’ve been waiting for since BSG and Stargate went off the air.
(I’m going to butt in here and mention that the project stars Alison Haislip (Attack of the Show), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), James Kyson (Heroes), Cirroc Lofton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Aron Eisenberg (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Brandon Stacy (Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II). How about that!)
What fannish object would you love to own?
Mark: I would love to own that model of the Enterprise 1701-D that went for $800k a few years ago. I’d have all of my guests ducking around it, because it would take up my whole living room
Tell me about your craziest, weirdest, wonderful, or most poignant fandom experience.
Mark: I was at the academy award luncheon the year Hilary Swank won for Million Dollar Baby. I had a, well, crush on her back then, but I don’t get star struck at all. I met Jamie Foxx and others – no sweat. But she was there, and I walked over and extended my hand. She took it and said, “Hi. I’m Hilary.” I opened my mouth – and nothing would come out. I just stood there with my mouth open for about 15 weeks, desperate to make some kind of comprehensible noise. Nothing. She said, “It’s a pleasure to meet you.” and walked on. It obviously happens to her a lot and she was gracious about it, but there wasn’t a hole deep enough for me to fall into.
Want to know more about Blade of Honor? Here are all the ways you can follow the project:
Official Website: http://www.bladeofhonor.tv