The buddha goes backstage with key production personality
An interview with Punch Zacklusky, assistant fight choreographer for "Modern Man's Guide to the Jet Age Girl"
Many people can remember Punch for his much celebrated and award winning work on box office hits such as, "Assasin's Choice" and "Prelude to a Kill". Punch revolutionized the industry by developing scenes with spectacular visual effects (flying limbs, extra arms, spraying blood), even before Chuck Norris. Both pre and post production, Punch's colleagues have always expressed admiration for the positive energy he has brought to the film industry. As an active curler, enthusiastic gardener, and weekend oyster floater the buddha caught up with Punch in between bonspiels.
BB: You have worked with many talented members of the screen guild, to date who has been your favourite?
PZ: I don't know there have been so many...but I would say all the actors in the Modern Man's Guide were pretty easy and fun to work with.
BB: What do you think was the most challenging part in this movie?
PZ: The movie itself was easy. The actors were great and I really like the writer and working with the director of photography and the chief lighting technician. When you work with the right combination of on-screen professionals and a compliment of editors backstage, the fight scenes almost choreograph themselves. Probably the most difficult part was negotiating and inking the deal.
BB: If you are able to tell us, what finally brought you on board with this project?
PZ: Well, actually the toughest part was that the studio did not want to cover the costs of relocating my hobby horses from California to Maryland. They were also hesitant to cover the insurance costs for my favourite pet gazelles and african land snails. The tipping point and what really brought me on board was the relaxed and open-minded policy on dress code and I was also very happy to find out about their attitutde towards concealed weapons.
If you haven't already, check out the great work which PZ and crew have done in "Modern Man's Guide..." at http://www.bionicbuddha.com/movies_ep1_modern.htm .
Also look for great future productions at http://www.bionicbuddha.com/index.htm as the team at Victory 5 are consistently adding to an already solid line up of entertaining shows.