So here it is, this is the making of our latest short film, Hearts of Wildmen.
How did this project come about?
Whilst scrounging through the many short films that I had written and was considering to produce. My colleague happened to stumble upon one of my more experimental scripts, a script that confers the director freedom to experiment and explore his craft. That script was Hearts of Wildmen. The story is about a decrepit old alchemist/mercenary who happened to have had enough of his life, and found peace in the primordial and ancient ways of life. He reminisces about our past and offers his thoughts on the path that we now walk upon. Mote, a bold and truthful artefact of war sits in a concealed forest haunted by his thoughts. But he comes to find that in this forest, he is not alone, and that all things have their end.
It is poetic and experimental, yet I feel it tells us much about who we are, especially given the state of horror most humans live in this century. The wars, the famine, the artificiality of life, must bear the burden of Mote’s brutal verbal diatribe.
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I’m giving out a free copy of my ebook on www.theshiningserpent.com To help spread the message I went out today and distributed a couple of flyers. And as I done this, a very important question occurred to me: why did I choose indie publishing?
Firstly let me just tell you, that handing out leaflets and self-promotion in general are the opposite of what a writer does. Writers are very hermetic, or at least I am. They are not used to going out there and doing any self-promotion, it’s really kind of tough to just let go of that ego and to let go of that pride and to wear that really thick skin. And getting into indie, really does teach you thick skin, you can’t get any thicker than this. Independent publishing is not for everyone, you have to be a bit heartless, and a little crazy. The reason I chose this path for my work is because of multiple reason, some might say that they chose it for money, me personally I did not. Though as with everything money is a good and influential incentive, it wasn’t the main reason for me.
The main reason I began to pursue independent publishing was creative control Continue reading
Originally Posted on my other blog: http://clockworkbrothers.com/
Beneath the glory of all great men, lie the unseen hours. What I am talking about, are the unseen hours of work and effort. To be truly great at anything, requires time and dedication, this rule can be applied to the most meaningful and to the most tirvial of tasks, time + effort = success. The problem is, when you are applying all those hours and all that time, results take time to appear. Good things need to ferment, they need to grow. The worst thing to happen to a young and formidable dream chaser is when people cannot see the unseen hours he puts into his craft, and the negativity ends up forcing him to pull the saplings of his success from their roots Continue reading
Working as a freelance writer and independent film maker is a tough job. Recently me and fellow creative H.Alsekafy started up an independent film studio, and we have started posting news and helpful insightful industry tips to get other film makers on their path to success.
Check out our website at: http://www.clockworkbrothers.com
Here is our latest video. It is narrated by me, and edited by director H. Alsekafy.
Lately I have been getting back into the old habit of sketching and refamiliarizing myself with illustrations software. Check out some of my illustrations below. For anyone interested in hiring out my expertise here is a link to my pph page: http://www.peopleperhour.com/hourlie/design-1-illustration-for-you/14803
A bird of Paradise?
I have no idea why this came about. perhaps my subconscious trying to say something?
The Wise Djinni
Angel Guarding infinite
I’ve always heard that in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king. That the ability to see beyond all others puts you at the top. I happened to discover for myself the very opposite. The one eyed man in a society of blind would be ridiculed and excluded from his otherwise well meaning party. You see when I was young, I had the liberty and the privilege to see the unseen. I remember when it hit me on that fateful day, how it mesmerised me. I think it will be necessary for me to admit that, in my younger days, I was very socially inept. It wasn’t because I didn’t socialize enough, it was because I by my nature as a youngster and even now to a certain degree prefered to be alone, with my thoughts.
To accomplish this aim, I would do all that was in my power to avoid any sort of social interaction with another person. This is something that I only recently began working on. It took me nine years to even recognize this deficit, and even longer to begin working on it. I remember the first day in highschool Continue reading
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