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Old 12-29-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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What kind/type of film would be your dream to work on?

The Independent film scene is pretty big where I'm at in Denver & when I 1st started all I wanted to do was Action Sci-Fi and no one was making those types of films. All everyone wanted to do is horror so I ended up doing Horror to get my feet in the door so to speak.

Now I'm in a position where I can make my own films my way and my next film will be the film I've always wanted to do Action Sci-Fi (It helps that I have VFX background). So that got me thinking, has anyone here ever got to work on the type of film/genre they dreamt of working on? If so what was it? If not what would it be?

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Old 12-29-2017, 07:44 PM   #2
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"Write within your means" holds all artists back. That's the first thing you're told as a filmmaker and many have to adapt or even change genre. So if you have the ability to write outside your means, but find a way to pull it off, well kudos!
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:50 PM   #3
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"Write within your means" holds all artists back. That's the first thing you're told as a filmmaker and many have to adapt or even change genre. So if you have the ability to write outside your means, but find a way to pull it off, well kudos!
In my case, that's actually a good point. Although I've seen low budget Sci-Fi indie films that look incredible. Writing smart is part of it but if there is a will there is a way.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:54 PM   #4
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Indeed. Horror, comedy, and drama I would say are the safer genres for low budget filmmakers. I don't have a preferred genre, but I'd hope that when I do, there is the budget to pull it off.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:11 AM   #5
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Surreal movies..... would love to work with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Quentin Dupieux or Roy Andersson.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:06 PM   #6
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Now I'm in a position where I can make my own films my way and my next film will be the film I've always wanted to do Action Sci-Fi
But your last feature was Action Sci-Fi too, wasn't it?
Ya it seems everyone chases the most recent successes. Horrors showed you can make good profit with a low budget so people will keep making them until the next thing that makes profit.

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Old 12-30-2017, 05:11 PM   #7
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But your last feature was Action Sci-Fi too, wasn't it?
Ya it seems everyone chases the most recent successes. Horrors showed you can make good profit with a low budget so people will keep making them until the next thing that makes profit.
Yes, it was! It was more Sci-Fi, Suspense, Drama & Mystery. The sequel to that film I'm currently working on will have gun fights and fist fights so It'll be heavier on the action & will show more Sci-Fi (Think The Fifth Element Mixed with Sin City with that 50's style).
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:42 PM   #8
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Marvel and DC.
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:39 PM   #9
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Psychological Horror.

It provides an opportunity as an audio post guy to play with sonic subtleties.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:14 PM   #10
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Cool, have you seen a lot of those old noir's?
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:19 PM   #11
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I have! Mostly on TCM and of course the Twilight Zone
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:02 PM   #12
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Serling was such an amazing writer.
I'm on TCM a lot.
Have you seen 'Night of the Hunter' & 'Night and the City'?
They weren't on TCM but Hunter's really good, & City has great shots.
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My choice would be film noir. The sinisterism, mood, lighting, and pacing. But most likely in color, perhaps technically neo-noir; a la Blood Simple.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:26 PM   #14
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Oh in fact you guys were discussing noir.
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Still love sci-fi and action horror.
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