As an independent filmmaker, I often have to answer the question, “What’s your next film going to be?”
Experience has taught me one thing about choosing my next project: make sure I love the project so much that I could live with it for a long period of time. Low-budget productions can take months or even years to reach completion.
I’m happy to be back visiting my long-time allies at Allon Media as they continue work on several projects including Anterior Review. As I watched credits being added to the silent vignette, Hammer, for the purpose of film festival presentations, we discussed the scripting process, funding, and unwavering vision.
What makes a film like Hammer work? Clarity and assertiveness!
This low-budget art film piece was produced by Rosemi Mederos and directed by Gus Aviles. It is the second of a series of vignettes designed to play in individual digital photo frames as portraits in looping cycles.
Vignette: UFO is about a con artist who builds a scale UFO to create a hoax film
Allon Media’s Vignette: UFO will soon launch for streaming on their movie page.
This low-budget art film piece was produced by Rosemi Mederos and directed by
Gus Aviles. It is the second of a series of vignettes designed to play in individual
digital photo frames as portraits in looping cycles.
Three locations in one day was the challenge to wrap Vignette: UFO. The tight cre...
The History Channel documentary Where Are All the UFOs? can be found on Netflix.
At minute 29:43 in the UFO documentary, the viewer experiences a glimpse of history that could serve as a centerpiece in a museum of the human psyche: a badly filmed 8mm UFO hoax that was perceived as authentic at the time. Audiences were inexperienced, and television was very young, having just...
The UFO is now built and the first takes have rolled on Gus Aviles’ vignette featuring a con artist who creates a video about a false UFO encounter.
Some secrets of the trade have to be kept under wraps, but Emilio Remior’s engineering of the UFO model has overtaken the challenge to land the project within budget. The team observed hours of UFO hoaxes and reviewed archival ph...