Formerly: DIY Filmmaker Sujewa Blog - Werewolf Ninja Philosopher and other 2018 movies! DIY = Do-It-Yourself. DIY film = low budget indie films made and distributed by the filmmaker. This is a blog by filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake. 2018 films - Werewolf Ninja Philosopher, Breakthrough Weekend, Brooklyn Fantastic, Agnes the Alien. Blog active since 2006. Since 4/28/18 blog is called NEW ART FILM (since 2018), see post below for more re: the new direction.
Date Number One screening on 3/15 :: First of new features to be shot in April/May
DATE NUMBER ONE SCREENING: There is a Date Number One screening coming up on March 15 in Kensington. Get all the info. here. More on the screening coming as the date nears. :: NEW FEATURES: I think I want to shoot a bunch of ultra-low/"no" budget features this year, DV films even lower budgeted than Date Number One, maybe less than $2K per feature. I am working on a few scripts. It will be film as entertaining art, projects with very little regard to most indiewood & Hollywood expectations, but hopefully as interesting & entertaining as the best of them. I am going to look at collaborating with new actors (new to film that is) & non-actors in order to get the movies done in an affordable way. Another goal with the new films is to get them done very fast (Date Number One took way too long to make, but i liked the way it turned out, it will be a model in some ways for the '07 films). It is possible to make high quality movies on a low budget and to make them fast - so that is a goal I will be shooting for with the new films. I hope to shoot my first feature of '07 in April/May. Distribution wise most of this year will be devoted to Date Number One, with some time & resources given to the distribution of the new features as they get done. If I make DNO pretty well known this year, I may have an easier time with getting the '07 features out widely (wide for low/"no" budget DIY films that is) in '08. So that, briefly, is my film work plan for '07. More as things get done. Project # 1 for this week: completing the DNO DVD & getting it ready for sale.