Monday, 30 May 2016

ANCIENT VISIONZ TALK RADIO, FRIDAY 3RD JUNE, W/ CESAR CRUZ, WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF ARIA THE FILM


Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, Friday 3rd June, W/ Cesar Cruz, Writer/Producer/Director of Aria The Film, & Co Host of Galaxy of Geeks Podcast

 
 


Ancient Visionz Talk Radio will be back again on Friday 3rd June with our second show featuring guest Cesar Cruz, director/writer/producer of Aria The Film, and co host of the Galaxy of Geeks Podcast. We will be discussing Aria the Film, Galaxy of Geeks Podcast, indie film, movies, sci fi, comics, music, and more!


     Join us this Friday @ 8pm-10pm EST (US)/7pm-9pm Central (US)/5pm-7pm Pacific (US)/1am-3am UK.


  Any questions for Cesar can be sent to ancientvisionz@gmail.com or tweet me on Twitter @ @ancientvisionz1


  Join us in the chat @ http://mixlr.com/ancient-visionz/, but you will need to register or sign in with Facebook.


  Listen live @ any of the following links:


Ancient Visionz Mixlir:
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Ancient Visionz web site:
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Cesar Cruz & associated links:



 FAQs:

Will the show be recorded?
Yes the show will be recorded & available as a podcast.

The player isn't working for me? Refresh your Internet browser.

Is the show live?
Yes the show is live.

Can I ask the guest questions?
Yes tweet me, email me, or message me on Facebook.

Here are my social networking links:

ancientvisionz@gmail.com

@ancientvisionz1


 How many questions can I ask? As many as you want, but please understand I have my own questions to work through and there are other people who would also like to ask questions so we can only include so many.


Where can I tune in? If you have access to the Internet you can listen from pretty much anywhere, but here are the links. Bookmark them for future shows.


Ancient Visionz Mixlir:
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http://mixlr.com/ancient-visionz/


Ancient Visionz web site:
http://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/ - There is an embedded player on the site located at the top left hand side underneath the page tabs. Just click to play and tune in.


How long will the show be? Between 1-2 hrs. Depending on how long our guests can stay, but no more than 2hrs.

ANCIENT VISIONZ TALK RADIO, WEDNESDAY 1ST JUNE W/ KYLE HESTER, ACTOR/PRODUCER


Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, Wednesday, 1st June w/ Special Guest Kyle Hester, Actor/Producer


 Ancient Visionz Talk Radio's debut is this week with our first guest, Kyle Hester, actor/producer from Hollywood, USA. I'll be chatting to Kyle about his work in film on both sides of the camera, and roles in forth coming films Zombie With A Shotgun, Preacher Six, and The Chair (2017), which co stars the late great Roddy Piper. 




  Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, Wednesday, 1st June, with special guest Kyle Hester. 2-4pm Pacific (US)/5-7pm EST (US)/10pm-12am UK.


  If you are a fan of film, graphic novels, and comics then be sure to bookmark this show in your diaries.


  Any questions for Kyle can be sent to ancientvisionz@gmail.com or tweet me on Twitter @ @ancientvisionz1
 

  Listen live @ any of the following links:
 
Ancient Visionz Mixlir:
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Ancient Visionz web site:
http://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/ - There is an embedded player on the site located at the top left hand side underneath the page tabs. Just click to play and tune in.

Join us in the chat @ http://mixlr.com/ancient-visionz/, but you will need to register or sign in with Facebook.


Kyle Hester & associated film links:

 

The Chair IMDB (2017)

https://www.facebook.com/PreacherSix/

@ZOMBIEWASHOTGUN

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zombie-with-a-shotgun#/


FAQs:

Will the show be recorded? Yes the show will be recorded & available as a podcast.

The player isn't working for me? Refresh your Internet browser.

Is the show live? Yes the show is live.

Can I ask the guest questions? Yes tweet me, email me, or message me on Facebook.

Here are my social networking links:

ancientvisionz@gmail.com

@ancientvisionz1

Facebook

How many questions can I ask? As many as you want, but please understand I have my own questions to work through, and there are other people who would also like to ask questions so we can only include so many.

Where can I tune in?
If you have access to the Internet you can listen from pretty much anywhere, but here are the links. Bookmark them for future shows.

Ancient Visionz Mixlir:
Player should start automatically, but just press play if not.
http://mixlr.com/ancient-visionz/

Ancient Visionz web site:
http://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/ - There is an embedded player on the site located at the top left hand side underneath the page tabs. Just click to play and tune in.

Join us in the chat @ http://mixlr.com/ancient-visionz/, but you will need to register or sign in with Facebook.

How long will the show be? Between 1-2 hrs. Depending on how long our guests can stay, but no more than 2hrs.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

INTERVIEW WITH FREEMATIK, CREATOR/FOUNDER OF DARK MOON COMIC (SCI FI/HORROR, INDIE COMIC)





 Genre: Sci Fi Horror


Interview with Freematik, creator/founder of Dark Moon Comic


1. What inspired you to write Dark Moon?

 When I started Dark Moon I was not a writer at all, I was a musician mainly and in some ways a visual artist, and had begun making my own music videos, which were very abstract.  I liked the “feel” I was getting, but without an actual story, there was something missing as far as making something that fans would enjoy.

  That’s when I realized that I needed to tell stories along with my combination of music and art, and from there I naturally went right for sci-fi/ horror, which I am both a huge fan of, and it’s also where a lot of my music naturally gravitates to.

  The specific idea for Dark Moon then came as I had been reading a lot on quantum mechanics and the various interpretations of this view of the universe, especially the concept of entanglement across large distances enthralled me.  Eventually a story grew in my head about the idea of some people using quantum teleportation, and this became the Dark Moon series!



2. How long did it take to write and complete each scene?

  The average production time is about 4 months.  I think that’s partly because it’s just three people making the comic, plus it’s a motion comic so more is involved than a normal comic.  I originally worried that fans would lose interest if they had to wait so long, but I’m really happy to say fans have been very patient and have stayed interested and enthusiastic about our series.  I think they sense this is a labor of love, completely independent from the “industry”, so the normal rules of the industry like regular installments are somewhat forgiven.



3. How many issues do you plan to make Dark Moon?


  The idea is to have an eight episode story arc, which matches the eight phases of the moon.  That is sort of the working plan, but as this is our first motion comic (and my first comic) ever, we are still sort of feeling out how much we can fit in one episode, and how far we want the end to go.  Plus, there are some other possibilities, like we might complete a full movie of the whole story, if we can find funding, then return to finishing the story in comic form, or even finding a publisher for a print version of the whole series.



4. What do you use to make the art for Dark Moon?

  I hired an artist to do all of the art for the series, I found him on DeviantArt, and his name is Benedick Bana.  He actually lives thousands of miles away, in the Philippines, but we are able to communicate over email quite well, and at this point I have known him for years and consider him a friend.  It’s amazing how small of a world we live in now, I would probably never have been able to do this 30 years ago.



5. Dark Moon recently dropped a preview for the forth coming trailer for the movie. Can you tell us what is the latest with the movie plans?

  Yeah, the movie plan came about as I was trying to find a way to finish the Dark Moon story.  I have been self funding the whole series so far, and each episode is fairly expensive, since I pay the artist and letterer for their work, in addition to other expenses.  I didn’t think I’d be able to afford another episode, and didn’t want to have to raise separate money for each of the next episodes.  Plus the time spent making each episode has been very demanding for me personally, as I do the story, music, sound FX, motion comic implementation, plus all of the marketing.  I have put so many hours into Dark Moon in the last 3 years, it is crazy.

  So it made sense financially and logistically to finish the project all at once, which is crazy in it’s own way, but I think it’s a better choice for a number of reasons.  At the same time, I was also thinking of what format Dark Moon would be best as, because while the Madefire motion book format has been very cool and worked well for us, it has been hard to be only on such a “cutting edge” medium, since a lot of potential fans are not familiar with motion comics in general.  While it has been very cool to have introduced a good number of comic fans to the motion comic format in the last few years, an animated movie format could potentially reach a much greater audience.

  Also, the movie production process would give us all the material we need to do the motion comic and even a traditional comic version, so the idea is that if the movie is successful, it would give us the momentum and content needed to finish the comic in these formats as well. 



6. Will you be developing a Kickstarter to help fund the film?

  Kickstarter is definitely the backup plan if we can’t convince a private entity to invest in our movie pitch.  I think the ideal situation is to find a group that has related production experience to work with, but we are also prepared to do the complete movie in-house using kickstarter to fund the project.  Either way, I think the final product will be awesome!


 

7. When you told me that Tony Todd was on with you guys to be the main voice in the movie I went into a nerd spasm. Personally I think he is one of the most under rated actors on the planet. He's played many iconic roles such as Candyman and many more. I love his work as the voice of Zoom in the Flash TV series. How did you come into contact with Tony Todd and get him as the main voice for the Dark Moon movie?

  Tony Todd is a really cool guy!  I’ve only met him once in person, for the recording of his dialog for the movie trailer, but was immediately very happy I reached out to him, since he really seems like a genuine person, and also he really seemed interested in our little project and took it as seriously as anything “major” he is working on.  I met him through Twitter!  Twitter and social media in general is just amazing, we are living in an age where you can connect with anyone you can imagine if you care enough about it!



8. The music featured in Dark Moon adds so much to the atmosphere and mystery. I was constantly asking questions and wondering what is out there. Was it a key factor for you as a writer, to include that suspense to draw your readers in?


  Yes definitely, in fact in general the whole series is designed to invoke certain moods with a combination of art, music, and some unique story elements.  I learned from Stephen King’s book on writing, that you need to have a balance between atmosphere and action, because too much atmosphere without anything interesting happening results in a boring and pretentious work.  So I think there is a nice balance.  One of the cool things about motion comics, is that if you are really enjoying a particular atmosphere, you can “linger” on it for a while, in fact, especially with episode #1, if you linger you will find the music continues to change and you end up hearing things most people wouldn’t if they just read the comic straight through.  This also adds to re-readability, which was important to me as well.


 

9. Which issue of Dark Moon is your favorite?

  This is a very difficult question because my favorite seems to change over time.  After finishing episode #3, I thought for sure that would be my favorite, because it’s the one where I finally show the human side of Dante and the others, and as someone completely new to writing comics, I think I actually did a good job at this.

  But then just recently, I re-watched the series, and I remember thinking that episode #2 is possibly my favorite.  This is partly because it was the first episode I did with confidence, as the first one I was very worried that “real comic fans” would not take us seriously, since I had no background in comics.  After people really loved #1, I went in with a more serious mindset while writing and producing #2, and I think it shows as far as story content and other details. 

  I have long had a love/hate relationship with #1, which had some of the best parts, but I had made some amateur mistakes, plus we didn’t have a professional letterer for #1, so it never looked as good as the others.  Recently we just went back and updated #1 with pro lettering, and also I fixed most of my mistakes, so now I finally can watch #1 without cringing, and think it now might be favorite!



10. What is your favorite musical score from Dark Moon?

  It is close between #1 and #3, but I think #1 is my favorite.  There are moments in all the comics where the music and art come together perfectly, but the special thing about #1 to me, is that I used longer audio samples, so if you stay on a page, the music continues to change.  I really love this about #1, because I love the idea of “hidden” aspects to the story.



11. I note many influences on Dark Moon and the artwork. Would it be accurate to guess that Aliens, Prometheus, Starshiptroopers, and Predator are all sources of inspiration?

  Yes, definitely all of those movies are huge influences!  I am a huge fan of sci-fi / horror in general, and generally as an artist I am not afraid of directly using influences, as long as the final product is unique. 

  I have some other specific examples of influences: Ghosts of Mars, Event Horizon, The Thing, Alien vs. Predator, and many others. 

  There are also completely unique elements in each story, for example the alien reproduction sequence was loosely inspired by a weird dream, and much of the content in Dark Moon #3 was inspired by codeine hallucinations while I had a nasty fever!



12. There is a notable hip hop element combined with electronic music for the soundtrack with Dark Moon. I feel the level of atmosphere and mystery was strengthened by the current soundtrack. Are there any plans to utilise other genres of music both for future issues and the Dark Moon movie?


  Yeah, definitely.  To me, the “soul” of Dark Moon the combination of music and images in this dark, creepy environment.  I would love to experiment with other artists & genres for both future episodes, but also even for a remix of existing content.

  The hard part is to keep the same feel that has been created in the first three episodes.  For example, while I grew up playing punk, love punk, but it would be hard to fit that style in without changing the feel.  This is why I mentioned the “remixing” of existing content.  For example, I think a fully hardcore metal version of Dark Moon #1 would be awesome, but it would be a separate entity from the original.  As a fan of my own series, I would like to see “offshoots” like that happen, as long as the commitment to quality is maintained.



13. If one day you could do a live show for Dark Moon telling the story on stage, would that be the next evolution after a possible movie? Or has Dark Moon any plans to tour with some of the artists featured on the soundtrack? Dark Moon themed hip hop live shows? It would be a cool way to promote the comic and soundtrack.

  Yeah, I would LOVE to do that.  I used to be in a touring band as a kid (about 20 years ago) and had so much fun.  I’ve always wanted to do it again, but kind of gave up on the band scene.  It would actually be pretty easy to pull off, as there is a ton of musical and visual content to choose from.  My general idea is a live act that could play anywhere from bars to chill rooms, to main stages, and would have a combination of electronic and hip hop, with an original visual performance based on the imagery from our comic series. 

  After three years of building the foundation for this comic, I am sort of betting on the movie as being the catalyst to really take Dark Moon to the next level.  I am keeping an open mind to opportunities, and so it will be interesting to see where it all ends up!


 

14. Any plans to base other stories set on Dark Moon?

  It’s definitely possible, I think much more could happen, but also personally I have some other separate stories I would love to develop, so I’m happy to leave Dark Moon at some point.  It sort of depends on what fans want to see!


 

15. What other comics would you like to develop?

  Well the only other comic series I have been considering has a much different vibe.  It would be a comedy/horror series about some goofballs getting into trouble in space, along with aliens/demons/ghosts etc.

  I have a variety of other projects I would like to do, but most of them are more likely to be short films or stories. 


 

16. What does horror mean too you, and the best example of it in film/comics? Personally I think an evening with American Idol auditions would be horror. Have you ever experienced anything similar?

  Yeah, that example reminds me of a quote, which I couldn’t find the exact version, but it basically says there is a fine line between banality and terror.  I have fairly strong opinions about the good qualities of horror, only because I’ve been exposed to the opposite perspective, which is that what I love and what I spend time working on is not valuable and is actually bad for society.

  I think the viewpoint that the public’s interest in horror is somehow a defect, is an extremely immature position.  When dealing with any sort of art, the viewer must understand to not take everything at face value, because everything in art is symbolic.  While no doubt there are movies, both horror and other genres, with little or no substance, there are plenty of examples of horror movies with powerful and useful content, such as the Exorcist, the Shining, and so many others.  The conscious mind does not have to be aware of the content, in fact it is usually better if the conscious mind isn’t aware, but it is there.  I believe that art is art, regardless of genre.  When someone dreams, they have dreams and nightmares, the dreams aren’t “good”, and the nightmares aren’t “bad”, they are both experiences to learn from. 

  I think part of the interest in horror is that death in general is very taboo in our society.  We try to hide ourselves from any signs of death or suffering for the most part.  The absence is noted by our subconscious, and so the need for a substitute in the form of horror or some other “darkness” emerges.  But my main interest in horror in general, is the powerful visceral feeling it can produce, being scared can be an awesome thing!



Thx for your time Freematik and is there anything you would like to add or shout out? Gaz, Ancient Visionz.

  Thank you for taking the time to come up with some good questions!  I’d just like to thank all of the fans of the series, who support us on social media or by buying some of our merchandise, it has been really amazing to see people not only enjoy the story, but sharing it with friends and family.  If it wasn’t for the support of fans and indie sites, I would not still be making Dark Moon, so thanks to everyone that has supported our comic!










#darkmoon #darkmooncomic #freematik #motioncomics #comics #indiecomics #scifi #horror #scifihorror


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

INTERVIEW WITH CESAR CRUZ, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, AND WRITER OF ARIA (SCI FI, COMEDY, FANTASY)




 Peacemaker Productions

Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy.


Interview with Cesar Cruz, director, producer, and writer of Aria

"Kickass female action hero with a smart ass attitude. Deadpool meets Die Hard".

 1.  I'm guessing with a bio like that there will be some classic lines uttered in some hilarious action sequences?

- The best way for me to describe the character of Aria is to say she is a mix of John McClain from Die Hard and Deadpool from the comics. She’s a total smart ass, bad ass character who is totally unpredictable. She definitely cracks jokes and has a dirty mouth like John and Deadpool. We get to see her kicking some serious ass and dropping jokes in both the comic and short film. More in the comics then the film due to the extreme budget and time restraints we had for the film.


2. When did you get the idea for Aria?

- The original creation of the character of Aria came back around 2004. I created a short film with the same name, where 2 brothers accidentally kidnap an international terrorist with the help of their “crazy” cousin, Aria. (Who happens to be a Spy.) I loved the character of Aria but I didn’t like the whole “Spy” theme. It’s been done too much I think. So being a huge sci-fi, fantasy and horror fan, I decided to combine Aria with another short film script I wrote back in 2010 that involved a government organization that dealt with monsters, aliens and other worlds. I added in a lot more sci-fi, steampunk, and cyberpunk elements into the original concept to get to the point where we are now. I love interesting and unusual characters and I think Aria fits the bill. I really loved writing her stories.


3. What is the general outline for the movie?

- Two brothers find themselves caught up in a mystery surrounding their missing father thanks to their strange cousin, Aria. The movie is a 15 minute short film that was designed to introduce the audience to the craziness that is Aria and her world. She is not your typical hero and the world that she lives in is not the typical thing you see in films today. We are dealing with the “Multiverse” so their is a lot to play with. It was important to come up with a script that allows the audience a way “In” to this crazy world while having something relatable to hold onto. That’s where the two brothers come in. They are ordinary guys living in our ordinary world oblivious to the secret wars and history going on around them.


4. Is it set in present day?

- Yes. The film and comic deal with the Multiverse so their are multiple worlds and settings. The overall backstory goes way back in history, which we get to touch upon in the comic. Overall, it takes place in today’s world with a lot of today’s mentality and issues sprinkled into the stories.


5. How long did the filming take?

- We had two days to film the entire 20 page script. One of our actresses who played our antagonist, Rhea, was only available for a half day because she had a play in NYC opening up that weekend. So we had to move fast. I was luckily able to rehearse with the entire cast a few times prior to shooting. This allowed us to hammer out the characters and scenes before principal photography began. If we didn’t have those rehearsal days then there would of been no way we could of pulled off the shoot. We had a choreographed fight scene between our two main actresses as well as multiple locations that would have not been possible if we were rehearsing on set. With our time restraints I knew I wasn’t going to get all the camera angles and coverage I wanted to get so I set up camera rules to go along with each character. This allowed me to add more character development and “artistic” value to the film in a very time and cost effective way.


6. When will Aria be released?

- We are planning to start our film festival submission process this summer. It is currently finishing up graphics and audio mastering/mixing.


7. Where can people order the film or watch it?

- I am currently working on building the website to have a home for art, photos, comic updates and behind the scenes videos. Once we are done with the festival market we will probably post the entire film online. Until then it will only be playing at whatever film festivals it may get into.


8. How long did it take to come up with the look for the characters?

- Not very long. When I write something I have a clear vision of how the characters act and look. I knew the two main worlds that we were focusing on for the film and comic would have two completely distinctive looks. Aria and her secret organization; The Equisitrum, here on Earth have a very cyberpunk, goth-punk look and feel. The otherworld’ Solteris, will have a very steampunk look to everything. The hardest part was finding the right articles of clothing with the budget we had. I think we achieved a great balance for the short film.

 - I also worked closely with our makeup artist, Mia Franco, to come up with the looks for both Aria and Rhea. The two brothers were our “normal” characters so they had no makeup or stylized clothing. Rhea comes from another world so we had to come up with a design. Mia worked up a couple of sketches before landing on the final design that you see in the film. We needed to come up with a design that was both time and cost effective to do. We didn’t have the luxury to have our actress sit in the makeup chair for hours. The other twist to the design was that Rhea needs look a lot like a human. She couldn’t have a design that made her stick out in a crowd. I think Mia did an amazing job balancing it all out.


9. Are you able to give an outline of the 2 leads?

- Aria Silvermoon is a Knight of The Equisitrum, A centuries old organization created to protect the world from the dangers of the “Multiverse.” However, Aria believes that The Equisitrum is just keeping the truth from the world in order to keep control of the planet. Aria heads out on a quest to uncover the real truth behind The Equistrum. Aria is what you would get if your crossed Deadpool and John Mcclain and put it into a female body. She is strong, tough, unpredictable, fun, funny vulgar and free spirited.

- Rhea is Captain of the Royal Guard. An elite fighting unit of the Queens of Synal. She is a member of the CHURAN race, the most dominate race on Synal. Rhea is strong, aggressive, tough and dedicated. She has no trust towards the human race but a secret mission handed down from her Queens puts her on a journey through Earth.


10. Who are some of the characters we should look out for?

- Both in the comic and short film you will see Aria and Rhea. In the short film you will meet Aria’s cousins, John and Edgar. John is an angry young adult who is fed up with busting his ass in life and can’t seem to get ahead even with his expensive college education. His older brother John is more settled in life even after being recently divorced. He’s the kind of guy that takes things in stride and always sees the positives in life. These guys are an explosive cocktail in Aria’s hands.

- In the comic we get to see a whole bunch of characters and locations. The comic is a prequel that takes place a few months before the short film. There are a lot of scenes on Earth but the majority of the comic takes place on Solteris, so you get to meet the Queens of Synal, the pirate lord Kain and the mighty Voltrus. A race of steampunk, samurai dragon warriors. Plus numerous creatures, monsters and giant airship, mech battles!


11. Are you planning a sequel?

- I am planning a whole universe for Aria. Right now I am focusing on getting the short film out to festivals and the comic book out to the world. After that there are planned short stories and hopefully more comics. I would love to have Aria be a feature film. If all goes well, the short film and comic would help make that happen.


12. On the Aria FB page you guys like goth/industrial/cyber punk/and cyber metallers Fear Factory. Any of those genres on the soundtrack?

- Both the character of Aria and I are huge fans of those genres of music. So naturally that had to be added into the film. I worked with the very talented Jay Rothman on the score. I gave him a bunch of samples and notes about what I was looking for. A few weeks later he returned with an awesome 80’s industrial, cyberpunk, synth wave score that was just awesome. It had all the right elements, attitude and tone that fit the character. I also hooked up with the awesome cyberpunk band, Invocation Array. We will be featuring their song Perpetual Memory from their debut album A COLOR FOR FICTION. It is a perfect match since that album is just awesome sci-fi, cyberpunk music genius.

- I also created two separate Spotify playlists that I used to help me and the cast/crew get more into the world of Aria. One playlist is ARIA’S KICKIN ASS MIX. Which is a collection of goth/industrial/cyber punk/cyber metal bands that Aria likes to listen to when she’s kicking ass. (Something we reference and show in the comic.) The second is called THE MULTIVERSE: ARIA’S WORLD. It’s a collection of cyberpunk, dark electronic, orchestral, instrumental songs that make an awesome “unofficial” score to both the film and comic.


13. I noticed that you are also huge Sci Fi fans. What are some of your favorite sci fi movies/series?

- Definitely the first two Terminator films, the Alien trilogy, Dark City, The original Planet of the Apes series (and the 2 new ones) the Mad Max series, Warhammer 40k novels, Terry Brooks novels, Michael Moorcock’s Elric and Toho Godzilla films. There are so many more but those are the ones that have been the most influential to me.


14. Is there a table top Aria rpg game coming?

- It is part of the overall plan!


15. Where can people order the Aria miniatures?

- The miniatures are going to be part of the comic Kickstarter campaign. We are working on getting some more miniatures from the comic designed for release as well.


16. How many issues will the Aria comic be?

- Right now the plan is to debut the comic as a 45 page graphic novel. Right now the comic has an art team lead by Tom Mandrake (Batman, Martian Manhunter) and Jan Duress (Star Wars, The Hulk and Spider Man). I am really excited about the comic. It’s going to look awesome!


17. What are the biggest barriers facing independent film?

- Financing and distribution! It’s always hard to get both and both are needed to really get anywhere. It’s hard to sell an original idea to an investor. Especially when most films made don’t make back the money it costs to make it. It is easier if you have a name of some sort attached but most people don’t have that ability. Then once you have the film made what are you going to do with it? How are you going to get people to watch your film? Hollywood is a marketing machine that indie film makers don’t have. So we have to come up with creative ways to get our films noticed. The internet and social media help out a lot but that space has become so over saturated it’s really difficult to get past all the other great indie films being promoted.


18. What do you enjoy the most about film?

- The collaboration! I love every aspect of telling a story on film, but it’s the collaboration between amazing talented people that really makes all the long hours worth it. As a director I have a vision but I feel my job is to create a playing field where each master of their craft can do what they do best freely and respectfully.


19. Are there any other films you are due to work on soon?

- I am planning on a series of extremely short horror films and another cyberpunk/action short film I hope to film this summer. In the meantime I am working on my first two novels, Zero Signal and Dark Passages.


20. What other genres would you like to work on?

- Horror, action and fantasy!


Thanks for the interview Cesar, it sounds like a solid entertaining and imaginative film encompassing a rich and diverse world. Everyone please go follow Aria on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest concerning Aria. Gaz, Ancient Visionz.


 Peacemaker Productions
@AriaTheFilm

#ariathefilm #aria #greyskyfilms #peacemakerproductions #scifi #comedy #fantasy #indiefilm #movies #film 

Monday, 16 May 2016

ANCIENT VISIONZ TALK RADIO HAS ARRIVED!


 For some considerable time the return of Ancient Visionz talk radio has been in development. After countless months and experiments it is with great pleasure to announce that Ancient Visionz talk radio is ready to go! The show will go live whenever we are able on a frequent basis, which will be probably be twice a week or more depending on the schedule of ourselves and guests. 

  Ancient Visionz talk radio specialises in movies, indie film, comics, indie comics, sci fi, & much more. Sometimes we will feature guests from various music scenes to add a little variety.

  Further information and full links will be posted soon.

ANCIENT VISIONZ SITE UPDATE FINISHED!


 Hi all, hope the week is treating you all well. Wow what a few weeks its been with working behind the scenes on all things connected to Ancient Visionz. It was a long journey, but I got there in the end. I'm so excited to be back and relaunching the site with a new look and to focus on my passion for film, sci fi, and comics. I would like to thank my friend Metal Detector Mike for his help and support with the artwork for the site. 

 Ancient Visionz focuses on reviews, interviews, and news covering movies, indie film, comics, indie comics, and sci fi. 






Wednesday, 11 May 2016

SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION


Site will appear unfinished and out of sync during overhaul. Ancient Visionz will be ready to go live again soon. 1.