KEEPING AN EYE ON GODZILLA! Patrick Feren on Working on the Set of ‘Godzilla 1985’!

Patrick Feren was born in Germany as an army brat and was raised in California's Bay Area. He later moved to Los Angeles while also spending eight years in New York City along the way. He has worked in all forms of media, including commercials, film, and television, which involved a stint on the TV … Continue reading KEEPING AN EYE ON GODZILLA! Patrick Feren on Working on the Set of ‘Godzilla 1985’!

URBAN RENEWAL! R. J. Kizer on Directing Godzilla’s 30th Anniversary Reboot for American Audiences!

R. J. Kizer, born and raised in the New York City area, attended New York University Film School, from which he graduated in 1976. Following graduation, Mr. Kizer moved to Los Angeles in 1978. In May 1979, he began working at Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. There he met Tony Randel and pursued a career … Continue reading URBAN RENEWAL! R. J. Kizer on Directing Godzilla’s 30th Anniversary Reboot for American Audiences!

GODZILLA ATTACKS THE NEW WORLD! Producer Tony Randel on Bringing ‘Godzilla 1985’ to American Shores!

Tony Randel is a successful filmmaker, screenwriter, and film editor, whose credits as a director include Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Children of the Night (1991), and Ticks (1993). In the mid-1980s, Mr. Randel produced the American scenes of Godzilla 1985 (1984) for New World Pictures, which were directed by R. J. Kizer. More recently, Mr. Randel directed the … Continue reading GODZILLA ATTACKS THE NEW WORLD! Producer Tony Randel on Bringing ‘Godzilla 1985’ to American Shores!

REWRITING GODZILLA! Lisa Tomei on Americanizing ‘Godzilla 1985’!

Born and raised in New Jersey, Lisa Tomei is a Clio- and Emmy Award-winning visual effects artist whose credits span a broad range of media, including: commercials, broadcast promos, show opens, episodic television, and music videos. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ms. Tomei entered the entertainment industry as a production assistant and ultimately … Continue reading REWRITING GODZILLA! Lisa Tomei on Americanizing ‘Godzilla 1985’!

THE HUNT FOR RED GODZILLA! Dennis Falt on Playing ‘Godzilla 1985’s’ Russian Submarine Captain!

Vantage Point Interview readers know him as the captain of the Russian submarine in Godzilla 1985 (1984), but Dennis Falt has enjoyed an extensive acting career in both the United States and Japan. Born in San Carlos, California, Mr. Falt attended San Carlos High School where he studied drama. During his senior year, Mr. Falt … Continue reading THE HUNT FOR RED GODZILLA! Dennis Falt on Playing ‘Godzilla 1985’s’ Russian Submarine Captain!

REFLECTIONS OF HIROSHI KOIZUMI! The Toho Star Opens Up About His Career!

Hiroshi Koizumi is one of the Godzilla series' leading men and one of its most popular actors. Mr. Koizumi starred in the second Godzilla film ever made, Godzilla Raids Again (a.k.a. Gigantis the Fire Monster, 1955), and went on to star in countless other kaiju films. Some of these credits include: Mothra (1961), Atragon (1963), … Continue reading REFLECTIONS OF HIROSHI KOIZUMI! The Toho Star Opens Up About His Career!

NATSUKI ON NATSUKI! Actor Yosuke Natsuki Opens Up About His Remarkable Career in Show Business!

Yosuke Natsuki is one of Toho Studios’ most recognizable actors, having appeared in the films of a myriad of directors, from Ishiro Honda to Akira Kurosawa. Born on February 27, 1936, Mr. Natsuki joined Toho in the late 1950s and quickly found himself in demand as a leading man and, along with his contemporary Makoto … Continue reading NATSUKI ON NATSUKI! Actor Yosuke Natsuki Opens Up About His Remarkable Career in Show Business!