Q&A with Mike McFarland: Voice Director/
conducted via e-mail
Q:What things have you done voice work on other than
A:I have worked on numerous radio commercials, including being
for Newcastle Brown Ale. I have also worked on other Anime
programs, some of
which are as "Goemon" on Lupin the 3rd and "Kazemaru" on Yu Yu
Hakusho. I am
also the voice director for the original Dragonball series.
Q:Have you done any live-action movies other than Bluewing?
A:Yes, but most of them are independents and shorts. There is
one floating around
out there somewhere called "The Rage WIthin" that I had a good
role in. The cast also includes Fred Williamson (From Dusk 'Til
Norton (License To Kill), and Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster).
Q:I've heard that you are also a composer.
A:I have written some original music for film score. I hace
also written other
original material, and I perform acoustic guitar gigs and sing a
couple of times
Q:You are also in a comedy troupe. What is the name and when do
A:The troupe is called Section 8, and we usually perform twice
a week, on Tuesdays
and Fridays at 9:00 at The Ozona Stage. For more information,
Q:What was it like to do a voice over for yourself?
A:It was fun! Of all the work I've done before, I had not yet
got a chance to
Q:How did the experience compare to what you normally do?
A:All independent and short film work is a different experience
in every aspect.
For this film, the preparations and filming of the last bloody
moment in the
film was probably the most different experience from other work
Q:You do so many things. What is the one thing that you want to
A:Being able to think and create on the fly. Improvising and
exploration. Thinking beyond the script.
Q:What are your current projects?
A:I am currently directing "Dragonball", which is aired on the
Cartoon Network. I
am also about to start work on an independent short called
Q:What are your aspirations for the future?
A:To keep working and stay happy.
Q:How did you get involved with this project?
A:I was referred to Joel by a mutual friend after they worked
Q:The Toymonger's demise is pretty final. Is there a chance of
as the Toymonger or perhaps another villain, even in voice overs?
A:If the opportunity presented itself, I would love to. It's
all up to Joel and