|Q. I'm doing an assignment on your company for school and seek further information.|
|A. I'm sorry but because I'm a one-man-band, time constraints mean I am in most
circumstances unable to assist you. |
In the Company Information section, I have attempted as exhaustive a description about the history, purpose and objectives of Supa as memory and accuracy will permit.
|Q. How do you think of your new characters and story lines?|
|A. Ideas for new characters and story lines emerge from as many diverse sources of
stimuli as there are sources of stimuli in the world. Film, television, comic books,
literature, nature, flora, fauna, technology, mythology, history, sport, politics and real life
are but a few of the sources which offer a wealth of raw information from which new
material can be developed. |
New characters and film plots are ubiquitous: at the supermarket checkout, on the football field, in the office, at home, even in outer space. They stare you in the eyes when you least expect it; it's up to you to unravel their nature and identity.
Open your eyes - or close them - and they will appear. Sometimes the origins of a character are beyond my conscious awareness and he or she just appears, fully formed, out of the blue. In short, new characters and story lines come from anywhere and everywhere.
|Q. Did you always love movies, comic books and superheroes?|
|A. Movies? Yes, my love for film runs as deep as the great romances of history and
literature - Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Taylor and Burton - and has always
been central in my life, even if I didn't know it at the time. The Never-ending Story, the
Back to the Future series and Shirley Temple starrers were my favourite films as a child.|
Comic books? No, I've never read a comic book and never will. I prefer non-fiction literature such as true crime books and biographies.
Superheroes? When I was a child I adored playing with Masters of the Universe and Transformers, and watching these and other shows such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Superman, and The Flinstones on television. Then I grew up and devoted my life to academic studies, a period which was richly rewarding and pleasurable.
Only recently has my love of superheroes and sci-fi entertainment been rekindled, partly as escapist entertainment to blot out real world stress, partly because I'm bewitched by special effects-laden movies (think pics helmed by James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton and Peter Jackson).
|Q. What do you want to do with your career in the future?|
|A. I'd like to work in the film industry as a producer, writer, director and actor.|
|Q. How do you relax?|
|A. Play squash, watch movies, sport (soccer, Australian Rules football, UFC, rugby union) and non-fiction documentaries about wild animals, history and true-crime, spend time with family and friends, travel, listen to music (RnB, pop, retro, commerical dance, some oldies), and read.|
|Q. Can I use a picture of one of your licensed characters on my website?|
|A. In general, No. The entertainment industry is predicated on copyright and trademark
law and you will need to secure written permission before you use my material. Often
this negotiation may have commercial implications.|
I'd advise you to consult a lawyer before you use ideas from any source - not just my properties - without the consent of the copyright or trademark owner, lest you be subject to legal action.
|Q. Where can I send fan mail or provide feedback?|
|A. Use the Contact Me page on this website. Again, due to time constraints, I cannot guarantee a response.|
|Q. What if I have a great idea for a character or film plot?|
|A. Copyright or trademark your idea, then engage a lawyer, agent or talent manager who will make the submission and conduct negotiations on your behalf.|
|Q. Can I work for your company?|
|A. Possibly, as a freelancer. It depends on what you bring to the table and what my commerical and creative needs are at the time.|