1 - How did you come to
work in the movie? What attracted you to her?
I was contacted by a friend producer, Frank DeMartini, and he
asked me if I will be interested in directing it an action oriented movie in
India named “Quicksand” he gave me the script to read and asked if I can give
it to Michael Dudikoff to read to see if he might be interested to play the
lead part in it. I agreed to direct the movie and Michael agreed to star in it
and so we were hired to do it. I was attracted to it becose I was excited to do
another action thriller with Michael which I directed earlier in American Ninja
1 and 2
2-Can you tell me some
anecdote of the shooting?
Shooting this movie was very interesting because it was all done
in India with American cast and Indian crew even the cinematographer was local.
The only people that came from the US were the production designer, the editor,
the makeup artist and I. The Ballywood way of making films is completely
different from the Hollywood way in which we are use to work in, therefore there
was a need to adopt and fuse the two methods and come up with working
procedures that will fit the two groups and will be effective and productive.
3-As is Michael
Dudikoff in working?
know Michael for many years and we worked together on four movies, the two
first American Ninja, Avenging Force, and Quicksand since we met first in
1985 and until today we stayed friends and we occasionally meet last time
that I saw him was when we recently participated in making a narration
track to the upcoming Blue Ray addition of the movie Avenging Force that
is coming out soon. We understand each other and have similar goals and
ideas regarding movie making and storytelling so it is easy for us to work
together, Michael is
hard working and responsible actor that loves what he is doing and so am I
so working on the set we have sense of achievement fun as well.
4-Did you notice any
difference between you met Michael in "American Ninja" with Michael
I met Michael in 1985 directing him in American Ninja we were both young
and beginners in the profession when we got together again to make
Quicksand some twenty years later we have both matured and accumulated a
lot of credits and experience so of course there was a different in
Michael as well as in myself. Older people have different point of view of
life of art and on creative meters.
5-Are you satisfied with
the final result of the movie?
movie Quicksand was made with a smaller budget then earlier movies I
directed like American Ninja, Braking 2, and Avenging Force, and it was
also produced under completely different working environment that I have
known before therefore it did not have the slick “Hollywood look” that I
was able to achieve in other earlier movies in short I feel that it was
not one of the best movies in my career.
Thank you very much for
taking the time to read and answer. Fede.