Zorro returns to Los Angeles, California this fall. “The Fox” will be in the good company of many other cowboy actors. Zorro will be played by the charming actor Alex Kruz, and he is very excited about this opportunity to bring one of the classic movie heroes to life. Alex will open the first Western Film Festival of this type and as Zorro, he will be fencing live. Following his skillful sword demonstration. Alex will also present his latest film, “The Promise,” currently in production. He stars in the film as the hero, along with Maestro Ramon Martinez as the villain. Maestro Martinex teaches Spanish Swordsmanship, which is based on science.
This Western Con takes places at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Alex returns Saturday morning, October 24, with his one-hour Native American Tracking Presentation. This will include an overview of methods plus real life scenarios, geared for civilians and can help one find a lost relative or child in different terrains. Alex is a professional tracker that has instructed our military in similar techniques.
Saturday afternoon, Daryl McCullough will conduct a Zorro Seminar. He will present the story of Zorro from the early days, through the present. Daryl is an authority on the masked man and this is a must see event. The mask man will also make a guest appearance.
Alex prepared to play Zorro and Don Diego, by studying the different levels of voices for each character.
“It’s the musicality of the voice. Don Diego’s is higher on inflection and register. I studied Zorro tapes to help me connect to the characters. Guy Williams had the most musicality in his voice and variety between the two characters. While doing an audio book, I worked on the voices and transition of character as Don Diego to Zorro and back. The top register was for Don Diego, then a much deeper chest register for Zorro. They are like two fragmented parts of one person. Sometimes the differences were not especially obvious. It can be overly done. As Zorro, I didn’t want to do an accent, but wanted to work on the pitch. Zorro is a half step lower than Don Diego’s.
“What I like most about Zorro is that people can look up to him. He’s not high tech or has super powers and he cares for the people. Don Diego has a distaste for physicality or anything having to do with what Zorro likes. The Zorro character is his dark side, channeling it into something positive.”
What part of Zorro is most like you?
“His distaste for injustice and empathy for the common man that doesn’t have anything. Zorro stands up for natives, peons, those that were the minority and had no power. He helps those that have been forgotten.”
Alex is a great example of a real life Zorro. He donates a majority of his time to those who have been forgotten, especially children with disabilities. His generosity touches children worldwide, through his donations and personal visits to bring many smiles to those most in need. He is the perfect Zorro.
Always a sincere pleasure to talk with this generous, humble man. Get your tickets today for the M7 Con 2015 today while they are still available. Proceeds go to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, so make the Duke happy and order your tickets now. See you there, partners.