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21 Questions: Adrian Lefler [Unicorn City]

Adrian Lefler [Writer/Producer]
Bio: Adrian’s background is in business. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Business Management. Entrepreneurial in every way, he moved into sales where he was extremely successful, eventually working for PEI (Professional Education Institute) where he worked in training and management. While doing this he was dabbling in film related interests. He worked on a number of short films and also assisted in the production of three commercials with his brother, Bryan.

Adrian, along with his brother Bryan and father, Tom, organized Salt Lake Film Productions LLC, a film company dedicated to creating entertaining and enjoyable comedies and dramas.

Adrian and Seth Dahle, his business partner, operate a successful social media marketing company called My Social Practice. He and his wife, Emilie, and their four children live in Highland, Utah.

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with? 
I am in the process of distributing Unicorn City. We have it showing in several festivals. I'm also finishing a scene play called "I Hate My Freaking Brother!" that I've worked on for a few years. It's an eighties coming of age story. Comedy... hilarious... and it's about a boy who is in love with his older brothers girlfriend.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion? 
 I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life until i hit 29. Then I realized I enjoyed writing. I don't think ahead very well.... I do what is in front of my face.

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support? 
 My wife and family.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why? 
My grandpa's... My mothers dad died when I was 5 and my fathers dad died when I was 3 months old.

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now? That I was honest and worked hard.

-When you were growing up, what was your favorite role playing game and character, if not role playing... what game [Monopoly, Clue, Uno, e.t.c]? I played a lot of Pac Man... a lot.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago? 
I year ago we just finished shooting the film and were cutting it together. It was a mess at first and we weren't sure how good it would be. Now I know weve got a great film that will go viral and I'm happy with what we've accomplished.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
I bought Cage the Elephant the other day... couple songs from them.

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
I loved "The Road". Best film that teaches you to love humanity that I've ever seen. I just saw Rise of Planet of the Apes twice. I'd recommend that to anyone.

-Tell us your role or involvement in "Unicorn City"?
I was the co-writer and one of the producers.

-Favorite Fantasy Film or Television Show?
Breaking Bad and Battlestar Galactica for television.... fantasy film, I would have to say... LOTR, Pan's Labyrinth and I really like Miyazaki's Animated films.

-Favorite Memory while working on "Unicorn City"? 
First day of shooting... everyone showed up and it blew my mind.

-Favorite Song?
Don't have one but I love Hendrix, Stones, Jethro Tull, 311, Ratatat, Pinback... also really like Brittany Spears new song. I find myself singing to it.

-Favorite Film Fantasy Character? Probably the "Devil" in Legend.

-Favorite Film Composer? I don't know.

-Favorite Thing In Your Home? My bed.

-Favorite First Pet?
I had a bunch of toads when I was a kid. There was one that was deformed and I had to kill it because it was dying slowly. So I killed it. I'll never forget that toad.

-Favorite Prop you used while working on "Unicorn City"? The Centaur.

-Favorite Phrase during the filming of "Unicorn City" [from you or other cast/crew]? Yo!

-Favorite Hiding Place? Mountain trails.

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be? 
"Live you life as if on the horizon of death." - Socrates

I had the great pleasure of meeting Adrian at the Chicago Comic Con over the summer and the line was long to talk with him, so I definitely wanted to thank him for the time. This film is getting all the buzz and is becoming a fan favorite... so more to come.
Jeremy [2thumbs]

1 comment:

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

This guy has great taste in television shows. I like everything he mentioned.