Hello Cupids lovers,
last week (October 16th 2017) I had the honour of being interviewed by the cool friends from Heckler Kane Production, for their Imperfect Podcast.
It has been a nice and funny chat where I could speak about our short film Cupids and give some insight about the way we shot the film. But also about myself and my journey as a filmmaker.
The podcast is available on iTunes and Youtube, but to make it easy, I simply linked the video down here.
I hope you guys enjoy it ;)
Angelo moved to London specifically to learn how to read and write English to gain an international audience.
He was writing scripts before making films until he opened his own production company.
After 10 years of stand-up comedy, filmmaking has always been the end goal of his artistic dreams.
Angelo’s idols include comedic filmmakers Mel Brooks and Woody Allen.
Producing Cupids The Short Film
Angelo contacted writer Nick Grills after originally hearing the idea 3 years prior at a script writing meeting.
The script was still available and they adapted the script to Angelo’s point of view and went from there
“I respect so much the work of a writer and I didn’t want to make big changes.”
Directing Cupids – The Challenge
The story was written as a very static scene.
The dialogue rotates around the table with 4 characters that speak a lot.
Most of the comedy comes from the dialogue and the problem was how to make it visually interesting.
Angelo studied the genre of the film including comedy and fantasy.
Using cinematography and sound, Angelo created two worlds in the same place.
Jumping between the two worlds is what makes the scene dynamic.
Look for Cupids at the Gold Coast Film Festival November 11th at 4:30pm EST