All posts by apocalypsefilms

Short and feature-film production company from Melbourne, Australia

ALL TIME TOP TEN FILMS

Compiling a list of favourite films is a near impossible task. The list will never be accurate beyond the nanosecond of its compilation. It suffers from my own impermanent moods, cultural zeitgeist, cinematic trends and many more ever-changing factors.   It’s simply a matter of taste. That said… Continue reading ALL TIME TOP TEN FILMS

FILM BOOK REVIEW: Designing Movies by Richard Sylbert

My love for the 1967 hit film, The Graduate, has been continuous since I first watched it many years ago. Therefore,  I was excited to come across Designing Movies, written by the esteemed production designer, Richard Sylbert. Continue reading FILM BOOK REVIEW: Designing Movies by Richard Sylbert

10 REASONS TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT ADAPTATION

Are you considering the adaptation of a classic novel but are too nervous to write the screenplay? Are you worried about dedicated fans who may rip you to shreds online? Here are a list of 10 reasons that you should stop worrying and start writing…

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CRIME & PUNISHMENT AWARDS

Apocalypse Films adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s psychological thriller,  Crime & Punishment, has been celebrated with multiple awards in mid-2016. Continue reading CRIME & PUNISHMENT AWARDS

BOOK REVIEW – Ken Russell Directing Film

English director Ken Russell’s book, Directing Film: From Pitch to Premiere,  is one of the least interesting insights on the topic that I have read. You will learn nothing. Although, perhaps that’s a little harsh.  Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Ken Russell Directing Film

FILM BOOK REVIEW: The Secret Language of Film

Having just finished reading master screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere’s book The Secret Language of Film I find myself fascinated by one of his observations more than others; that of the first shot Luis Bunuel ever filmed and the last.   Continue reading FILM BOOK REVIEW: The Secret Language of Film

7 TIPS MAKING SHORT FILMS IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Making short films is difficult enough on your home turf even though you may have peers to call on, favours to call in, actors to call up –  but producing a short overseas is a different “hervidor de pescado”. (See Tip #3)

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Skinned – from NO to GO in 24 hours

About 3 weeks ago I got the approval and funding to attend a screenwriting conference in Santiago, Chile. Straight away I had the crazy idea of making a short film whilst there. I wrote a script, Skinned, and based the story on the resources I would have at hand.

Or so I thought…

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