THE INSIDERS: SEAN LENNON + JORDAN GALLAND
the guys fill us in on their new superhero movie.
First thing's first: why superheroes?
Jordan: Superheroes seemed like a timely thing to make a film about. I felt like nobody had made the superhero film where the people were real; it's the opposite of films like Kickass, where they put on an outfit and become superheroes. They have weird powers even after they take off their costume. I felt it would resonate with people.
Were you guys all friends before?
Jordan: Definitely. I had wanted to work with people I've worked with on my first film, so I recruited my friends like Sean.
Sean: Jordan is my partner in crime for a lot of projects. We used to play music together, we write scripts together, so when it came time to scoring his films I felt like I had to do it.
How does the music play into the story?
Sean: I had read a really early version of the script and it sounded funny. In terms if the music I was excited to try to do something that was grandiose and superhero-y, but without much budget.
Jordan, how did you come up with the characters' powers?
Jordan: It sounds strange, but they kind of just came to me. I thought about the colors that I'd wanted, like yellow and blue being the two primaries and then with the limited budgets in the effects. That's how I came up with Fridge, the main character, who shoots ice out of his hands.
Did you look to any other superhero films as inspiration?
Jordan: I didn't reference anything that specifically. we played with the idea that superheros have to change in and out of their costumes, and reiterate that thing when Clark Kent goes into a phone booth and pops out as Superman.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Jordan: To have a deeper understanding, just in general.
Sean: That's hard. I don't think I would want to be a Wondertwin, but since that's the only thing I can think of I'll go with that. Between them, though, I'd rather be the girl twin- not the dude [laughing].
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