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
I got my first look at The Haunted Mansion when I was 14-years old. In spite of the fact that I was completely enamored with classic horror at the time, I was still afraid to step inside that foreboding house at the end of the road. What was going to happen inside? Were people going to jump out at me (my biggest fear)? Was it going to be silly? Was it a show that we were going to watch from a little room? When the ride attendant stuffed us all into that little room, I got really worried and then crazy things began to happen. The room, wasn’t a room at all. It was an elevator. The magical paintings on the wall got increasingly creepy and then we were plunged into darkness. A hanging man. A scream. A crying baby and near panic, then the doors opened and I was led into an even more disorienting darkness. A long haul with windows that appeared to show a storm brewing outside. But how could they be windows if we were underground! Wait! We’re underground! (That thought freaked me out all by itself). Then we rounded the corner and saw the ride.