Tell us about your film, script, or screenplay?
One Royal Marines story of the Falklands conflict 1982
Film director name : Matt Elliott
Film producer name : Orange-Sky-Productions
Film crew member’s name : Daws Dawson , Tip Cullen
1. What does the future of film look like?
Even as the movie industry inches closer to a return to normality, streaming services have established themselves as viable alternatives to theatres. The future of cinema remains uncertain, filled with both challenges and opportunities for studios, theatres, media distributors, industry workers, and consumers.
2. What are you most proud of in your professional experience?
What I gained from the experience and how I plan to use these tools in my future career.
3. How long did it take to research and make the film?
I personally waited 20 years to make ‘A Royal Marines Disposition’ – a documentary film that tells the amazing story of how the Royal Marine commandos operated in the Falklands war One of the reasons for the delay was that those involved needed to retire before they could go on camera!
4. Do you believe that a filmmaker should be original and fresh or he/she should stick to classic but safe cinema style?
film directors don’t need to stick to one style and genre. There is nothing called style neither there any rules one must follow in filmmaking. In most cases directors always have a specific vision the way we construct and tell our stories, which might resemble to most of my films. For e.g. repetitive use of certain elements, use of subtext, lens choices, camera movements, narrative structure.
5. What do audiences want? And is it the filmmaker’s role to worry about that?
The Internet has opened new pathways for both the funding and the distribution of film. Streaming services like Indiefare are leading the way in both the creation of original works and the distribution of smaller-budget, short-form and documentary films
6. The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted the global film industry. What are the challenges and opportunities for the industry beyond the pandemic?
I think people want to see highly anticipated, high-budget films with exceptional special effects and globally beloved stars on a massive screen. Increasingly, theatres will specialize in those types of movies, while studios will prefer a streaming-only release for films that people have no incentive to leave their house for.
7. Is digital technology an opportunity or a threat?
Technology is driving new trends in film — but it’s not always driving them in futuristic ways. With an increase in the use of handheld or “found” footage, as well as an increase in the use of practical effects, either alone or layered over CGI. These retro-esque tools are popular in both horror and documentary films, where they’re often used to provide a more tangible uncanny feel
8. Can you say something about the collaborative nature of filmmaking?
Filmmaking is a joint effort. When four Former Royal Marines come on board at different stages of the process to bring the project to completion. It is impossible for a single person to make a film. a filmmaker needs an army or the Marines. Directors are only as successful as their ability to work with the film crew and cast. The role of director is exciting but can be intimidating because there
9. What is the role of film festivals?
Film festivals enable filmmakers to promote our work. There are many different types of film festivals, some focus on international and domestic releases, others focus on different film genres or subject matter and others just celebrate films. At the end of the day, I am just happy to have my work screened in a setting where people can enjoy it.
10. The last interview question, if you could go back in time and talk to your 18-year-old self, what advice would you give him?
Never give up.