Saturday, 10 December 2011

Maya's Journal (2011)

 

Hey Kiddies Happys got a special treat for you tonight, earlier this week I was sent this little piece on local Indie magic from Miss Nadine L'Esperance, called Maya's Journal, and WOW was I impressed, this just goes to show all you up and coming film makers, that you can make a top quality Indie flick on a micro budget , as long as you have a good story and are willing to put forth the effort..........I asked Nadine to send me over some info on her experience, so I'll shut up and let you read what she had to say............Enjoy.

This was my very first film with no budget. I've always been very interested in movie making, I love watching cheesy b-horrors and love watching how they are made. I wanted to make a zombie short for a long time and had a few ideas brewing but with no budget you can only get so far. What kicked me into gear was a local contest in Vancouver that's called Dead On Film, a 5minute zombie short competition."

"I had a friend do make-up in one short and went to screening night and thought, I have a year to make one for the next competition!! So I enlisted my family as actors and used what I had available to me, my dad's business, my parent's house, my house and the park beside my place. The music was made by my cousin. I wanted it a little longer than 5 minutes so I could enter it in other short festivals. But I did cut it for the 5 minute. It was premiered in Victoria as an Official selection at Zombiefeast Horror Film Festival Oct 2011 in it's full 16 minute version.

I wrote, directed,  worked 2 camera's and did the make-up. The blood was corn syrup based with dyes and chocolate pudding.

  • It was filmed half in Kelowna BC and half in Vancouver BC


  • The filming itself took 1.5 days in Kelowna and 1 day in Vancouver

  • Also the editing was done by me


  • Overall I think being my first film and no budget it has been recieved quite well.I'm very happy :D:D


  • Oh yeah it was shot on a Canon T1i and a Canon Powershot Elph




  •  KILLER WORK NADINE, KILLER WORK !!!!!!!!!      Make sure you click the MAYA'S JOURNAL title at the top or the  link below to watch the full movie in all its Awsome Goryness !!!!!!!


    MAYA.......NYKA "TADPOLE" L'ESPERANCE
    MAYA'S DAD.........JONEZY SOMETHING
    TIFFANY.......MARIE L'ESPERANCE
    KELSEY......BREANNE HUME
    GRAMPS.......GERRY L'ESPERANCE
    FRANCOIS.....PATRICE L'ESPERANCE
    CHET......DEREK L'ESPERANCE
    GWEN......LEANNE L'ESPERANCE
    EXTRA SHOP-HAND.......Chiao Wei Hsiang AKA 'HARLEY'
    ROCKABILLY ZOMBIE........MAT VOS
    BEACH READY ZOMBIE.....MICHAEL WARING


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