Your new movie Shadows -
in a few words, what is it about?
is a crime action thriller about a young drug dealer who gets caught up
through chance with a powerful druglord who puts a hit on him and his
family need to protect him.
being a gangster movie of sorts, is that a genre at all dear to you, and
some of your genre favourites?
that's the genre I love working with and doing since I grew up watching
those type of films so anything gangster epic drama related I love, and
also action, crime thrillers in general.
(Other) sources of
inspiration when writing Shadows,
and is any of the movie based on personal experiences, however remotely?
would say influenced by the likes of James Cameron, Tarantino, Michael
Mann, Scorsese would be the top picks for me, and thankfully no personal
experiences but Shadows
is also about family and what lengths family will
go to protect one another which is something I think we can all agree and
does feature its fair share of fights and shoot outs - so do talk about
the action scenes in your movie for a bit, and how were they achieved?
was a lot of blocking and prep and some very capable awesome actors that
wanted to go the extra yard to make it happen. I am very grateful to all
of them as a director.
can you tell us about your overall directorial approach to your story at
like to talk to all the actors about their specific characters, and we go
through every detail so that the minute we are on set they have the
characters down and I actually don't need to do so much "hands
on" directing and I just watch it unfold. So much of directing
happens before we film.
Do talk about Shadows'
key cast, and why exactly these people?
is probably the ensemble cast I am the most proud of, and I think everybody
played their part really well and it's my best-acted film. I knew I wanted
some solid known names mixed in there with some other actors I'm close to
that I knew understood the characters really well.
A few words
about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
was a great fun shoot overall. Obviously like in all sets, there were some
stressful unexpected things come up, but overall I was very happy with it!
you can tell us about audience and critical reception of Shadows?
is by far my best reviewed critically and through audience received film
and with good reason as I do feel it's my best film I've ever made.
future projects you'd like to share?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
in post of my feature film The Sweepers which I'm happy about, and also my
next feature film The Charisma Killers I will be shooting in October that
I'm very happy about too!
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