“Come on, Alex. What would Bruce Lee do? Make it awesome!” – Actor Alex Mallari Jr., all mic’d up in preparation for another big training room sequence. Dark Matter Episode #107, Day 2.
More often than not, whenever we seek out Alex’s character, FOUR, we usually find him training. Originally, I envisioned him working with swords but, after a couple of rehearsal sessions with stunt coordinator John Stead, it became clear that we didn’t have to limit ourselves. Sure, Alex is dedicated and skillful enough to pull off an astounding double sword sequence in the opener – but his (character’s) expertise extends to other weapons as well. So far, I believe, we’ve showcased his (character’s) proficiency with four different weapons. And counting.
“So, not so irie?”
– VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson today after Ivon and I complained that the pre-lunch Jamaican patties gave us indigestion.
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