Going Off The Script...
Disney’s The Mandalorian combines the best (and sometimes worst) elements of the Star Wars universe into a single TV show that fans and critics love. So why was I so disappointed with the latest episodes? Where did they go wrong?
DISCLAIMER: Contains major spoilers for Annihilation and disturbing images. Annihilation is a 2018 film directed and written by Alex Garland. Based on the 2014 novel of the same name, it follows the journey of five scientists exploring into a mysterious zone called ‘the Shimmer’ caused by an extraterrestrial being. Science-fiction is a fascinating genre. It … Continue reading Annihilation: A journey of self-destruction
So, you take all this time to make a movie, you put all your energy into it. You feel like you’ve climbed mountain upon mountain to make this idea in your head a tangible moving picture people can lay their eyes upon. The only problem, no one is laying their eyes upon it. The all … Continue reading ‘The Beauty of Self-Distributing Your Movie’
When I was in grade school, I had a friend, who had an older sister, who had a video camera, who made Indiana Jones movies with her friends. Was it love at first sight, yes, but the point is my homies older sister, who I thought was hot I might add, was able to put … Continue reading A Hunger to Create
New Chapters, our first short film, has entered production, but the writing aspect is far from over. Coming up with your story and its characters is always much harder than bringing them to life. You have to make your story compelling while still being entertaining, and you're never quite sure if your story has ended. … Continue reading Nothing Should Ever Be Set In Stone
I. Love. Stories. And I’ve always loved them. Ever since I was a little kid, I would read countless books since it was my only real way of escaping reality. That new, thrilling experience of entering a new world of monsters, gods, wizards, was always just so enrapturing. As time went on, I discovered new … Continue reading Why Movies Are My Favorite Storytelling Medium
Ever since I was young I’ve had a love for movies. Just the idea of telling a story where you can actually see the events playing out in front of you has fascinated me. Not only that, but the fact that you have the opportunity to make your audience feel every emotion imaginable is incredible. … Continue reading I Thought I Wanted To Be A Director, Now I’m Not So Sure
Many book-to-movie adaptations have been the topic of heated debates for years. Passionate fans of novels, trilogies, and series have often been met with disappointment in the film counterpart-and understandably so. Seeing the story that’s stuck with you for so long become completely ruined can be frustrating. This task isn't an easy one though. Adapting … Continue reading I Asked My Followers For Their Favorite Book-to-Movie Adaptation. Here’s What They Said.
Recently a few people have asked me where I get my inspiration and especially, what are my favorite movies, TV shows, or directors to follow and watch. To give you a straight answer, I couldn’t really name a favorite TV show or movie. And I definitely couldn’t tell you my favorite director. The truth is, … Continue reading My Love For Visual Storytelling
Sean Baker’s The Florida Project tells the story of six-year-old Moonee and her misadventures as a naive girl living in poverty. With compelling acting from Brooklyn Prince (who was only seven at the time the movie came out), breathtaking cinematography by Alexis Zabe, and captivating shots from Sean Baker, this film quickly became one of … Continue reading The Fine Line Between Art and Entertainment
I am sure that 2020 will go down in history. The trials that humanity is facing right now are some of the most important we have seen in a very long time -- problems like the Corona-Virus, the Black Lives Matter movement, Brexit, and the deadly wildfires we saw erupt in Australia, just to name … Continue reading A Filmmakers Responsibility
Recently, with my dad, I watched the film “Chinatown” (1974) directed by Roman Polanski. You'll notice it is this week's (June 1, 2020) movie of the week. I was utterly amazed by not only the storyline and shot composition but by how beautiful and disturbing the film was at the same time. Now, if you’ve … Continue reading “Forget It Jake, It’s Chinatown”