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The Indestructibles Film Journal #5: The Rehearsals

August 30, 2012

The fifth entry for The Indestructibles film journal has been published over at the Apex Book Company blog. Here’s a little taste:

Most of Hollywood wouldn’t like the way I rehearse.

In fact, they wouldn’t like the fact that I rehearse, and certainly not for months. Not only do they not have time for it, but there is a sense in Hollywood that actors that rehearse can’t give you truth. If they only just learned the text, then when they say it for the first few times, they appear genuine, their acting ‘real’. If they say a line more than a few times, it loses its freshness and the actors appear to be acting.

 

Check out the full entry here.

 

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The Indestructibles Film Journal #4: Writer vs. Director

June 28, 2012

As the shooting day for my independent SF film, made for the web, gets closer and closer, the inevitable showdown between writer and director finally takes place. So what if they’re both me?

The War Begins

There’s a war going on. And it begins every time a film director is doing his job. If the drums of war are missing, the director isn’t doing his job right. I’m happy to report that this war has finally reached the rehearsals of The Indestructibles, my indy, no-budget, epic sci-fi flick for the web.

To read the full article, click here.

The Indestructibles – Poster

The Indestructibles Film Journal #3: The Photo Shoot

May 30, 2012

The Indestructibles poster is officially out! You can see the fine results below.

In addition, yet another entry in The Indestructibles film journal has just been published over at the Apex blog. Here’s an excerpt.

Nathalie was a complete pro. She never complained about the freezing water and the wind, didn’t ask once to stop, and was completely there, emoting as her character, whenever the camera was shooting.

Click here to read the full entry.

The Indestructibles – Poster

‘The Indestructibles’ Film Journal Entry #2: The Auditions

May 7, 2012

The Indestructibles is an independent SF film for the web that I am currently working on. The Apex blog is kind enough to host the monthly film journal. Here’s an excerpt from the second entry:

When you hold auditions, you have to be ready for anything. I mean literally for anything.

Acting well means you’re going to be emotionally exposed, which means that rehearsals as well as auditions can become very personal. A lot of personal stuff comes out. I’ve learned (to my surprise) that when I hold auditions, you can tell me anything, and I’m going to react to it with absolute calm and acceptance. I want the actors to trust me, I want us to be able to work together on a personal level later on. The last thing I want any of them to feel is judgment from me.

If I sat across an actor in an audition and he told me he’d just shot a guy, I’d say “Oh, yeah? How’d that happen?” and my face would not even show surprise. That’s the state of mind I find myself in when I audition.

Read the full entry here.

Introducing: The Indestructibles

March 30, 2012

The Indestructibles is a 45-min science fiction film currently in production. It’s low-budget, intended for the internet, and is an epic film about superheroes… with a twist never seen before in a superhero flick or comic book. I wrote it and am now in the process of directing it.

The Apex Blog is kind enough to host the monthly Indestructibles film journal monthly blog. The first entry was just posted, regarding the background of the project. Over the next few months, once a month, we’re going to go over the auditions process, the rehearsals, the shooting, the post, and everything that might happen in the middle. (I don’t know what will happen – most of the process hasn’t happened yet).

Here are the first few lines:

A couple of months ago I decided enough’s enough. It’s time to embark on a new adventure.

It’s time to create a science fiction epic film.

I just needed to find a way to do it with no budget. Why? Well, allow me to show you my reasoning through a series of flashbacks.

Flashback: It’s seven years ago. I’m sitting in a café in front one of the country’s most influential producers, trying to convince him to produce a horror mini-series for TV I wrote and wanted to direct. At the same time, he’s spending more than an hour trying to convince me to change aspects of the script to something he can produce. Why couldn’t he produce it? His bottom line was (I’m paraphrasing): “I can’t put your show on TV because the audience doesn’t like horror. How do I know that the audience doesn’t like horror? Because there are no horror shows on TV.”

To read the entire article, click here.

 

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Positive Review for the Online Video Series ‘Seeing Red’

September 12, 2010

The magazine Mammon (‘Finance’), which appears in the daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, has an article about web-only video series. When covering Israeli web-series, it mentions my online daily series, ‘Seeing Red’: “Exceptional in this dry wasteland is ‘Seeing Red’, a short suspense series created by Guy Hasson.”

Seeing Red

'Mammon Review'

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