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Hero Smythe, the hero we can relate to
Hero Smythe is just your average Joe, who is used to people getting his last name wrong and leads a pretty self indulgent life. After a horrifying encounter with aliens which disrupts his life and makes him the intergalactic target and most wanted by the Global Intelligence Agency, he has to think not only of his own survival but his family, his lover and his friends. In the end he is faced with issues that far outweigh his search for selfish happiness. Bryan Smythe is now faced with a reality that will not only change his life, but the possibly the whole world.
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Question & Answer
Q: How did Hero Smythe start?
A: It started as a short film. It was thought that it would be episodic. It went down well at the Buffalo Film - Video Makers club where it was screened at The Screening Room. Then the idea came to write a feature film and have fun with it.
Q: How did you get the interest of talents like Jim Krut and Lynn Lowry?
A: Well, I met Jim Krut at Buffalo Comic-Con in 2016. We were both manning stalls and a friendship struck up. He's awesome. Lynn did a cameo role in The Outlaw the living comic book, which is a film series by Aceifer Phoenixx. She is also a very popular "scream queen" and she's very approachable and so much fun to talk to. When I asked her about Hero Smythe and explained her role, she said she was interested and so, that was great news.
Q: You have Ken Stewart as your lead, is this a risk, as he is an unknown outside of Buffalo?
A: This is film making and everything is a risk. But, Ken is a solid actor and I believe he is about to stun the big screen and people will be paying very close attention afterwards.
Q: Why are there no female characters in the short film?
A: There were originally, but sadly they could not make it so crew members doubled up as characters making an all male cast.
Names link to their imdb page:
KEN STEWART (THE OUTLAW THE LIVING COMIC BOOK) ✓
JIM KRUT (DAWN OF THE DEAD) ✓
LYNN LOWRY (SHIVERS) ✓
LINDA MESI (GOOD TIMES NEVER COME) ✓
EDWARD X. YOUNG
ALEXANDER SLOAN MCBRYDE (KILLER RACK) ✓
JOHN KARYUS (KILLJOY GOES TO HELL) ✓
JESSICA FELICE (SOULMATE) ✓
The Short film that started it all.
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