Tessa Faux and Cherry Pie Comic
- March 21, 2013
-- In an age when CGI effects and stunt doubles substitute for live-action adventure, it’s exciting to know that the next superhero franchise is going back to basics. From pre-production to post production, creator Chip Perro wants every scene of the five-film Mission Park Quinology
to be as authentic as possible. “Everyone knows that current comic, sci-fi, and action movies are loaded with CGI effects that make them more cartoon than live-action.”
The Mission Park Quinology
changes that with high-octane actors, with fighting skills, that make them runaway actions stars.
Enter Lauren Williams and Jamie Szantyr, also known as Angelina Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Love) and Velvet Sky (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Sky), the Beautiful People duo on TNA Wresting. After the scripts are written, the most important part of the pre-production process is casting. Many actors can deliver strong emotion and dialog, but Perro wants more authentic action sequences that can only be realized with actors who are also trained athletes. “We want to make sure that not only can our actors act, but that they can fight,” explains Perro. Williams has been cast as the gorgeous blond temptress Tessa Faux, and Szantyr has been cast as her equally alluring best friend, Cherry Pie. Both actors will team-up in the second movie of the Mission Park Quinology
, Faux & Orchard: Little Deaths (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1817145/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
. As Perro tells it, “These are real women who know what it takes to land a knockout punch.”
From a fan’s perspective, casting is the start of the movie making process. Williams and Szantyr’s selection for this project is the first in a series of casting moves to launch real athletes in the roles of superheroes. As a life-long martial artist, Perro is sensitive to the flaws in action choreography. “Too many wires, and suddenly, you’re not watching a fight. It becomes a surreal stylized dance, and I don’t believe a moment of it.” For a series of films as hard-hitting as the Mission Park Quinology
, Perro wants to make sure his cast is ready for action! The fans demand it!