Ambitiousness of making feature film directorial debut

If you have been following my blog for the past few months, you’ll know that I am almost ready to start filming my first feature film. It is a project that I am both writing and directing. Well, the script is already written and I am just directing it when we start filming.

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The idea I am tackling is a post-apocalyptic drama. The reason being that I am a huge fan and I always wanted to make one. I wanted to make one because I wanted to experience what it would be like when no one is around on planet earth after a war.

It is ambitious to do a feature film especially straight after graduating from university recently. The question is why am I doing this? Well, it is to prove a point of my vision and my skills as a filmmaker.

When I define proving a point, I mean in terms of having a lack of support from those people who are supposed to be your friends. Well, not only that, but I had no support when I was making The Program at Univeristy. In a sense, it is good then you can have a bigger motivation to prove the fact that you are capable of doing this.

Whenever I say I want to make films, I get laughed at because they class it as an impossible job. Well, so is any job these days since most people intend to be lazy or have a short attention span.  Hence where the skills come in along with carrying it to illustrate my vision on screen.

The vision of telling this story is actually conventional and unconventional at the same time. It is conventional in terms of the end of the world vibes within the film, but unconventional on how the film plays out. Of course I won’t say anything yet as I do not want to spoil the film.

But just remember, that no matter how big and ambitious the idea is, NEVER EVER GIVE UP HOPE! If you do, then the people who put you down have won. The only way to win is be bigger and more ambitious with your storytelling.

In the next blog, I will delve within the plot and also the characters so keep on eye on that one.

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