02
Jun
11

Editing, editing and more editing…

After all, what are holidays for? Two successfull days editing the final part of The Solution… Here are some pictures I grabbed from the editing preview panel, hope you like them…

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Don’t forget to visit my FaceBook page on http://www.facebook.com/pascal.fintoni

Until next time.

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20
May
11

Action speaks louder than words and so do pictures…

We have filmed three fight scenes already and the momentum is gathering pace.

On 1 May –  Lord Tomikoto faced The Shogun Executioner, the location was our favourite forest in County Durham, a filmmaker’s paradise…

On 8 May – The Bokken Master met Lord Tomikoto on the beach which gave us some truly awesome footage… Photo courtesy of Graham Hill from Rock Art Productions.

On 15 May – The Assassins took on Lord Tomikoto in an open field, absolutely loved filming this scene…

Check out the Land of the Kami – Extended Version Photo Album on Facebook for more pictures…

A lot of hard work in terms of production value, costumes and fight rehearsals really paid off and our modest first attempt is slowly but surely turning into a brilliant feature film.

Thank to you all our crew members, supporters and well wishers for their continued support.

Until next time.

Paz

20
May
11

Welcome to Action Cinema Talents and Ideas Factory

 ‘A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.’ Walter Gagehot.

Welcome to our blog. We love action adventure movies and a few years ago we decided to embark in our own filmmaking projects. Driven by passion, real talent and a fair amount of insanity these are our stories…

Land of the Kami - Teaser Poster     The Solution - Teaser Poster

The intention is for our records to be used as resource and information for the crew behind Land of the Kami and The Solution as well as fellow film makers and martial artists out there.

LATEST UPDATE:

The Solution – Principal photography completed, post-production in progress. Check out posts below for full update. Have a look at our Facebook Photo Abum sneaky previews.

Land of the Kami extended version is in pre-production! Following on from the success of the medium length version we have decided to film additional fight scenes. Watch this space for more news, in the meantime check out the Land Of The Kami Production Photo Album on Facebook.

ACTIF Productions in the media:

Check out the Journal Live website. Hope you saw the feature on ITV News! Great article on the Sunderland Echo Online. 

Behind the Scenes pictures now available: click here to view it on YouTube with music.

Watch Land of the Kami Trailer on YouTube.

Enjoy.

Pascal

01
May
11

Return To Land Of The Kami

Return to Land Of The Kami - 1 May - Lord Tomikoto v The Shogun Executioner

Return to Land Of The Kami - 1 May - Lord Tomikoto v The Shogun Executioner

The team is back together, the swords are sharpened and after 3 months of pre-production we were back where it all started on Sunday 1 May.

Encouraged by the great feedback we received when Land Of The Kami was first released, we have been working on an extended version. We will explore the story of Lord Tomikoto, you know, the bad guy… and give you even more action and drama.

Check out the photo album on Facebook.

Sorry for the very long hiatus, I know it has been a while since the last meaningful post. I am just too busy with post production for The Solution and production for Land Of The Kami to blog. I will try harder but regular brief updates can be viewed on the facebook page.

Until next time…

25
Feb
11

Austin Film Festival 2011

Thank you to Lacy Long for getting in touch….

The 18th Annual Austin Film Festival is accepting entries for the 2011 Film Competition!

Below you will find an overview of the important facts pertaining to entries and deadlines for our competition. It would be wonderful if you could post this in the appropriate areas on your blog to inform your readers and filmmakers of this great opportunity. Happy to help!

The Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media. The AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.

The 2011 Film Competition is open for submissions!
Regular Deadline: June 1 ($45)
Late Deadline: July 1 ($50)
Very Late Deadline: July 15 ($60)

Please let us know if you will need additional information in regards to this press-release or anything else related to the competition or the festival. Feel free to contact myself at film@austinfilmfestival.com or David Gil at1-800-310-3378 or davidgil@austinfilmfestival.com .
 
Best,
Laci Long

25
Oct
10

Just testing the new link to facebook

Just testing the new link to facebook

30
May
09

First light at St Marys Lighthouse

Pascal The Director on set at St Marys Lighthouse

Pascal The Director on set at St Marys Lighthouse

Back in early 2008 when I wrote the treatment for The Solution I dreamt up this dramatic sequence at St Marys Lighthouse, one of my favourite spots on the Northumberland Coast. Of course I also wrote that it would take place at sunrise, it felt so magical and visually exciting on paper…

Well, in reality getting up just before 4am  is not much fun but on the 30th of May it was all worth it and truly hope that the rest of the gang shared that view. Everybody worked so hard (to keep their eyes open), time was an issue as we had both the rising tide and the rising sun to take into account, both the lack of continuity and the lack of dry land was going to make things rather interesting!

In jst a few hours we squeezed in action scenes (well Jake running about!), drama, dialogues, manly hugs, and lit up flares for effects. Jeff did his thing and had this scene coordinated with coastguards and local police. What a way to bring this project to an end. Definitely one of my best memories of this project.

Paul and Jake admiring the view  Oops! Time to go!  Flares up!
Next up, you’ve guessed it, breakfast time! So around 9am we all piled into the local Morrisons for a gigantic full English Breakfast each.

Once the bellies were full we headed to The Fabriam Centre where a great friend of the project, David Ward from Aligned Solutions,  had organised for us to film in the sumptuous reception area of this great building. It will all make sense when you see the film, honest!

We completed filming at midday, which may seem a short day for us but then again with the all crew being up since 03ish in the morning, it had been a full day already. Plus we needed to keep our strength for the last day of filming only a few hours away…

Until next time…




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