New Ayi Jihu Fear Chaser emblem revealed for 2012
Chinese star Ayi Jihu and Shlepp Entertainment Ltd released the first pictures of the new Fear Chaser emblem exclusively to GNI on Easter Sunday. Ayi Jihu’s Fear Chaser is getting a serious makeover ahead of the Short Movie going into production early summer 2012. We have also now been informed that the Fear Chaser short movie, working title; Birth of Fear Chaser may well be in 4k 3D!
Ayi Jihu has been working closely with writers on the Fear Chaser short story to be released as a book later this year just ahead of the short movie. We spoke to her about the New Fear Chaser emblem, what it stood for and also asked her about the new Fear Chaser outfit being designed by Native American Fashion Designer Angela DeMontingy.
‘The new Fear Chaser emblem is based on a Medicine Wheel and Native American concepts, teachings and ideas. Although to be fair several other cultures also have medicine wheels. It’s divided into four parts and each part represents something. The whole medicine wheel represents all the qualities, attributes and distinct abilities of mankind and combined we are whole. The Medicine Wheel used in Fear Chaser does not follow any distinct pattern. Each segment represents an animal, power, attribute and ability as well as a warrior from different parts of the world. I don’t want to give to much away but lets just say that as Fear Chaser she is able to tap into these abilities and attributes through her Medicine Wheel emblem. It’s really very cool and I learned so much studying medicine wheels and the different cultures that use them especially Native American cultures it was fascinating. Fear Chaser and her powers will be a combination of many different cultures from all over the world. The short story is fantastic I think people will love it and I think it is unique. The Short movie script is being written based on the short story. I can tell you it’s very deep and complex but also very real. Stevie call it ‘Friction’ a mixture of Fact and fiction it’s kinda crazy really.’
We asked Ayi about the new Fear Chaser outfit being designed by Angela DeMontigny and where on the outfit the emblem will be?
‘All I can say is wow! Wait till everyone sees the new Fear Chaser outfit, it’s amazing, so unique and so me really. Angela did so much work on this and it is just perfect. When I saw it, which was just recently. It was not what I expected it was completely different and I loved it. I won’t say too much about what it looks like now as I know Shlepp will be revealing it soon, but I can tell you it has strong Yi influences in its design as well as strong ethnic and Native American Indian influences. It is beyond cool. The Fear Chaser emblem is on the belt right in the center too. I can also reveal that the Fear Chaser emblem is not just cosmetic. It’s a tool which Fear Chaser uses to summon her different powers. I don’t know if I should say too much more though. Working with Angela has been just amazing, because she just gets it. She is like me in many ways both of us are breaking new ground her as a Native American designer and me as a Chinese artist.
‘There are several sides to the Fear Chaser costume. There is the movie, the live show and then the merchandise so everything is being put together now and I am very proud of what we have done so far. I just hope that everyone else feels it as much as we do.’
Ayi Jihu is planning several Major shows in the USA for late summer. We are told these shows will bring some spectacular elements into the live show such as 3D. Right now Ayi Jihu is concentrating on her new album and preparation for the summer. Finally we asked Ayi how she felt about 2012.
‘So Far it has been a mixture of fantastic and heartbreaking. Although the work has been amazing there have been some crazy things happening outside of work, friends passing away and deaths in the family and so it has been bitter sweet in many ways. I have really grown this year and I am throwing myself even harder into the work. It’s all about being prepared now and so I am working very hard. Everything looks fantastic but you never know, things can change in a moment and so I try not to think too far ahead, I just work hard and I am grateful for the progress I am making. It’s all about the My Fear Chaser side this year and I want to continue fighting my fears and getting better. I want to help people do the same. I am very excited about this year, but also nervous because there is so much happening and things can go wrong. That said I stay positive and keep working hard.’
For More information on Ayi Jihu visit www.ayijihu.com
For More information about Fear Chaser visit www.FearChaser.com