Steve originally did this interview for the February 2010 issue of Bazooka Magazine. Since Broken Toy has a cool sci-fi/super-hero vibe going on, we thought readers of the Death Cookie might enjoy it as well. You can also read Steve's review of Broken Toy at www.kingyak.com.
Letia Clouston is a native of Paducah, KY. She became involved in theatre at an early age, both as an actor and an assistant director, and went on to receive a BFA in Theatre at Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Upon receiving intense classical training at the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford University, Letia moved to Los Angeles to begin her education in film. After working on numerous movie and television productions, Letia directed her first feature, In The Dark, which won "Best Low Budget Feature" at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival and is distributed by Vanguard Cinema and can be found on both Netflix and Blockbuster. She recently received her MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute, where she directed several short films and her award-winning thesis film, AB Negative. She is currently directing a web series, Broken Toy, created by her production company, Forewarned Films. Our roving reporter (and by “roving,” we mean that the chair at his desk has wheels) Bucky Manitoba conducted the following interview with Letia via email in January, 2010.
I'm going to take a break from the general archetypes for a while and focus on archetypes for Fratboys Vs., a game we've had on the back burner for quite a while. If you've been to a convention where Hex has run games in the past six or seven years, you've probably played in or at least heard about Fratboys Vs., because it's always successful and we run it a lot. The basic idea is this: You're fratboys. Something (zombies, aliens, robots, ninjas, dinosaurs--anything, really) attacks you. You fight it. Seems simple, maybe even dumb, but it always works. We've been meaning to publish Fratboys for a while now, but we've kept pushing it back to work on other stuff. Although we haven't added Fratboys to the schedule, I've decided to get back to work on in as soon as I finish up my two currently scheduled projects, Waxman's Warriors (coming out in just a few weeks) and Orgone Nation (which will be released in a few months). The time has come and, just as importantly, once Fratboys Vs. is finished, we get to start working on Roller Girls Vs.
On the whole, Wizard magazine is awful, but I used to occasionally enjoy their casting column. So I'm going to steal it and tie it into QAGS via the WWPHITM? (Who Would Play Him/Her In The Movie?) Word.