I actually wrote the film script version of Greek
Goddess before I even thought of making a graphic novel. As an
actor, I wanted to write a story with a role I had never played before.
I considered my own strengths and abilities to create the character
I wanted to play and based the story around her.
Although I started this project to have fun, the more I got into the
script and its mythological aspects, the more excited I got about finishing
it. By the end, it became a passion project that I knew I needed to
make happen. Being an unknown writer, it was hard to get the attention
of established production companies. After multiple attempts and learning
to navigate the film production world, I knew that if I wanted this
film to happen my best bet was to produce it myself. That’s how
my production company, Little Pudd Productions, began.
As I was getting the film production process underway, I realized how
well the story fit the anime/manga genre. I wanted the film to be live-action,
so rather than making it animated, I decided to create an anime-style
graphic novel to release in correlation with the film.
I moved to Los Angeles a few years ago, but before then I did some film
work in Pittsburgh. I had predominantly worked in theater, but in college
I started to get more into film and television. Luckily, some fun productions
have come through Pittsburgh. One of my favorite experiences was being
an extra during filming for The Dark Knight Rises. I was in
the scene they filmed at Heinz Field with thousands of other people,
and it was incredible to watch. Because there were so many people, they
often filmed sections at a time; it was so cool to watch this giant
group of people reacting all at once.
I was fortunate enough to work on some independent films in Pittsburgh
as well. Because of my experiences and the connections I made, I knew
I wanted to come back to Pittsburgh to film Greek Goddess.
We finished filming last month, and the film is officially in post-production
which is the process of editing the film together. First, we go through
all of the shots we filmed and edit the necessary footage together.
Once the footage is cut, then the sound designer cleans up the audio
and adds any sound effects and/or music. Once the film is fully completed,
we will screen it to potential distributors. This will determine when
and where the film is officially released.
Little Pudd Productions was only created to produce this one film, but
depending on how things go, I am definitely not opposed to doing more!
For more information about Greek Goddess and Little Pudd Productions,
visit their website, www.greekgoddessmovie.com.