Ten years as a filmmaker 

April 16th in 2006 was the first day I began filmmaking.

And that’s a wrap on first feature film.

Wow, just wow. It feels so good that I have finally said those words, or well, written those words. Same difference I guess haha. But, yeah, it is so hard to believe that I have now made a feature length film.

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I started and finished writing script in two weeks in the first two weeks of January 2016. I figured what a perfect way to start the year. It was also even more perfect to realise that on April will mark my tenth anniversary as a filmmaker and I figured, it was the perfect way to celebrate myself as a filmmaker by making my first feature film.

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We shot for 5 days from 4th – 8th April. Yep, that is how much time we spent filming the entire film. The reason it took us this much time as we have a script which is dialogue heavy and dialogue scenes take up less time and less preparation for a filmmaker.

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The actor was Sam Vaughn who read script in a day and contacted me saying how much he loved it and wanted to be a part of the project.

It was a dream that was about to become a reality and right now it has become a reality.

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Expect more updates in this week as we have lot of news and updates about the Isolated and other future projects.

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Stay tuned and prepare for some awesomeness.

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Feature Filmmaking – Friday 8th April 2016

Feature Filmmaking – Thursday 7th April 2016

My first director showreel

My first ever director’s showreel. A montage of all of my work so far. 2016 will be big as it’ll mark 10 years since I started doing filmmaking. Here’s more to come in the near future grin emoticon

 

Robopocalypse (Book Review)

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Robopocalypse is a science fiction novel written by Daniel H Wilson. Published in 2011 and became an instant bestseller.
Roboapocalypse is set in a distant future where artificial intelligence has taken over worldwide and causes nothing but termination towards humanity. The book is written in present tense and in first person. But it’s unlike any other book, as it follows variety of characters all around the world.
One story is set in Los Angeles, one is set in London, one in China and many more.
I purchased the ebook back in 2014 but never got around to seeing it until now. Mainly due to me being at the time an extremely busy university student, I never got round to reading it. And I wanted to read as much science fiction as I possibly could, as I will be writing science fiction books and screenplays.

This novel grasped my interest back in 2013 when Steven Spielberg was attached to direct from a script by Drew Godard.  And had a cast with Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway. Until the project was put on hold indefinitely.

That news was sad to hear but they said it will be back eventually, but I could not wait any longer and decided to read it.

When I purchased this novel, I noticed a lot of mixed reviews from the audiences and a lot of positive by a lot of famous authors such as Stephen King who praised it. I can safely say that this novel was terrific.

The novel follows the same formulae as World War Z when it follows different characters in different point of views. I was a huge fan of that and it made it more of a page-turner as there was a lot to follow.

I was a fan of how it was written in terms of terminology. There were a lot of scientific words that made this novel incredibly realistic and at a point it was actually scary.

The author Daniel H. Wilson has a PhD in robotics and he knows what he is talking about. It was interesting to see a well-educated man with robotics to write a novel about the end of the world.

The novel has some similar themes to films like The Terminator as the extermination is the robot’s main target and it was just great to read a novel that had just perfect entertainment values.

If you love science fiction, then this is a must read.

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NaNoWriMo tomorrow

Today is Halloween, which means that’s it November tomorrow. Which also means it is the start of NaNoWriMo.

I have been working on few ideas for my novel that I am willing to start writing tomorrow. It is  a science fiction and it’s a space opera in a sense. Like novels like Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy which is more comedic than science fiction. My story is more drama than science fiction but has enormous elements of science fiction.

I have explained why I am doing this. Well, it’s mainly about expressing my love for creative writing and science fiction. I want to try aim for fifty thousand words minimum, despite being the limit for NaNoWriMo. I feel like that science fiction has a wide range of imagination and requires a lot of detailed information.

I want to have the novel to have an immersing experience with the reader. Hence why I want to write science fiction. The novel will contain characters with real life human emotional elements which will make it relatable. But it’ll also have a immersing idea that’ll help escape from the real world and be sucked in the world of the novel.

I start tomorrow and I hope to blog my journey as NaNoWriMo continues on.

Thank you and wish me luck.