He is the man behind The Pitfire Of Her Dollar Baby FIlm.
SKSM: Can you introduce yourself to our readers?
Mikhail Tank: Dear readers, I’m Mikhail Tank and this is my 3rd official dollar baby for the story of Nona.
As I’ve stated in previous interviews, I find Stephen King to be the modern dark Shakespeare
and it’s a privilege and an honor to take a unique part in his works in a small way.
SKSM: How did the project of filming Nona started?
Mikhail Tank: Nona began with an official approval from Mr. King’s assistant and later I read the constant back and forth
from the fans in regards to Nona being real or an inner apparition. To me it does not matter because for HIM (the leading man) — she was very much REAL and all the crazy actions came from him, so in my version — She is very real!
SKSM: Why did you choose that particular story to adapt. Did you had another story in mind?
Mikhail Tank: Well, I had several in mind, and as from the start my favorite is “Sorry, Right Number“.
I truly enjoyed creating ‘My Pretty Pony‘ as well as ‘Willa‘ into official mini-films (screened in many countries). Check out my website for info: www.MikhailTank.com & join me on Twitter.com/MikhailTank for updates.
SKSM: What are you working at nowadays?
Mikhail Tank: I am working on my 2nd radio show (KPFK Los Angeles), doing a book signing of a magical text and beginning work on my PhD.
SKSM: Can you tell us about the filming steps. How long is it planned to take? How many people are involved in it? Funny things that happened so far? (Bloopers, etc).
Mikhail Tank: Working on this project with the super-talented Seth Ahonen (the artist drawing the film) is truly speechless. I decided to collaborate with him on this one when I saw him drawing at a coffee shop.
I will have an editor from the UK complete the work and my good friend and excellent writer, John K Briscoe adapted the script from Mr. King’s story. Going to a recording studio, I layed the voice over track and altered the ending and sent it to Seth for drawings.
SKSM: Do you plan to screen the movie at a particular festival?
Mikhail Tank: Sundance would be nice & preferred 🙂
SKSM: Nona it’s your third adaptation based on Stephen King works. Are you planning to adapt another one story in the future?
Mikhail Tank: I was the 1st person to have been authorized the official documentary (which is now in being made by a fellow King admirer) and I am also scheduled to appear in the book about dollar babies (hopefully it comes out soon).
SKSM: You’ve won a Guinness World Record Holder for Longest Title of a Music Single. The song is a chant to the personal philosophy and how setting people free. What do you feel to obtain this prize?
Mikhail Tank: I feel great about obtaining the prize, but what is quite disrespectful is that Wikipediaeditors challenged me on the issue and called my win inconsequntial. But if perhaps I grew out my nails or hair to reach the bottom of the earth, perhaps then I would have achieved something important.
SKSM: You are an artist, director, actor, musician… even you’ve visited the Transylvania Castle to announce Willa‘s short movie, your second Dollar Baby adaptation. All your dreams came true?
Mikhail Tank: Well thank you, in essence they are coming true one by one with many to attend to. I love to manifest visions that can help others while expressing my Soul’s content.
SKSM: The last one. Something you’d like to tell our readers?
Mikhail Tank: I would like to visit Spain and the Dollar Baby fans there as well as work with Almodóvar & co-star with Banderas in the same film, so if any of you have the hook-up, let me know. 🙂