Dion Amar here i have been completely oblivious to the fact that i have not been on posting to the website AT ALL. I cant really give real reason why i have not been posting to the website but it all started after the “Between Worlds” Project was put back into the development stage; i am guessing it was a little bit of discouragement there but any No Excuses Only Progress. I am setting goals and taking them on guns blazing I have a dream to reach bitch!
I have actually been filming these pass few months, i have been doing a lot of collaboration work, putting a lot film projects in the development stage and currently i am in DAY 1 of my,
which is basically challenging myself to go out and just film; and film damn near anything. Monday through Friday i will be filming something and then editing it that same day. It could be a short film, Skit, or a Video Compilation. The Goal of this is for me to become a better filmmaker and produce better content by forcing myself to just do it.
A lot of times i find myself procrastinating or over thinking something and it either it gets dropped or just gets put back into development stages. Unlikely the “Between Worlds” incident which everything was in line to happen we went into production Day 1 completed but Day 2 didn’t happen and i take sole responsibility for and i learned my lesson. “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill
Not Working is not working towards your dream and i have take complete control of destiny and not rely on others and also defeat the inner me that is trying to consume me. By any means i think this challenge will not allow to produce a crap full of content, but also on a daily basis force to have something done by a certain time
Any filmmakers that would like to join in this daring challenge please join lets motivate each other conquer a common goal. It would be awesome if this could turn out to a film festival type of thing or something like the “48 hour film project
” That would cool!
Back to the point of this post, i will be back posting daily, posting things that in tickles my fancy, inspirations, updates, and also jobs posting for when i need assistants on projects in the South East. Right off the top of my head i know i am currently in the development phase of a documentary produced by Red Cardinal Films, also I am the director and co-writer of an experimental documentary called “The Approach” and of course I am still writing the Nighthawk Theater Episodes which once that is all done casting will be coming of soon; I want to get talent in ASAP so they can have some creative input on this. Other projects are also being tossed around but hopefully they will work out. Anyway….
I really want to thank everyone that has supported me with this short film project of mine. With the unfortunate events that occurred Saturday I had to postpone the production indefinitely; after months of day to day preparation for this to go in production I had to call it off with a broken heart. Reasons for this are my full responsibility.
I came up with a backup plan on how I can still qualify for the international film competition but it requires a high level of strategic planning and prayer. I was going to drop the project all together but the support of family, friends, & everyone involved with this project has encouraged me to still do it; So I Will.
I really want to thank executive producer Senquoia Mayo for funding this project. My day one Camera Operators Robert Earl McDaniel II & Xay Beard for their great talents along with Sound Recordist Chris McCarthy, Thank you to VTR/2nd AC Julienne Saint-fleur Mayo & Producer Terrence Hotshot Wilson; also Thank You for to Gregory Wariner for his spur of moment contributions, my cast Tia Frye for providing her acting skills on Friday night and Thank You for Lead Actress Ashley Black for you her support for the continuation of the project and of this willing to come back for the role.
I, on the other hand, will not be acting next time I will be searching for an actor willing to take on the role of Scott which is a suicidal and weak individual. I do plan on expanding the story so it will no longer be a 4:30min short.
Once again, thank you to my wife, my mom, friends & family and whoever took the time out to reach out to me and showing interest in this project.
The month of February was a very good and yet rocky one at the same time. As a new film production company we have been able to get on our feet but finding a balance has been the hard part. We have a lot of projects that are of a head of us some and some not yet confirmed but we are definitely looking forward to it all. So I am going to give you the rundown of everything that happen this pass month and also and seek into what is ahead. Let us start with the bad news.
The music video for Belli “Al Pacino” has been dropped completely, even though we were able go out a shoot the video, we were interrupted and had stop film production. What was thought to be believed was that we had all the necessary footage to make a music video out of the footage until after reviewing the footage in post production the verse was not performed and I had no way of finding the time to come back out shoot extra scenes.
Hotshot’s “Life Lessons” Short Film/Music Video that was scheduled back in December that had to postpone because of not enough members being able to film and pushed to February 2K14. The project was never resurfaced because bigger projects came for both me & Terrence “Hotshot” Wilson so the project is not drop, it is just on an indefinite hold. One of those projects being that Terrence has picked up a contract with Medallion Vodka and we are now focused on commercials and branding of the Medallion in the Southeast Region.
Two music videos that are currently in Post Production is of course Artist Sensey long anticipated “Car Pool” which is now wrapping up in post; I am currently fine tuning the edit and will be debuting that very soon. Artist Sensy and I are also working on a few audio-visual compilations from the music that he composed that can be found on www.artistsensey.com. Loyal member of the Star Seekers Media family Southside Jones is releasing a new song titled “FYFR” that we shot a music video on the 24th and is currently in Post Production.
As for me, Dion Amar, I recently sign on to be the Director of Photography for Karlton Clay’s new web series “Oh Brother” which is an Spinoff Series from his very successful Web series “The Lyons Den” which can be at this link https://www.facebook.com/thelyonsdenseries I am excited about this because this will allow to branch into different avenues of the film industry and get out of just working with Red Cardinal Films projects and just focus on camera and collaboration.
Speaking of web series are working on a little project call “The Filming Cardinal” which I cannot give too much detail about it but it will a major milestone in Red Cardinal Films plans