Welcome back friends! This week I would like to introduce you to Vick Krishna. Once again, I am thrilled to present another local filmmaker who is making an indelible mark on the local – and even international – film industry.
I came into contact with Vick’s stellar work on Valentine’s weekend. I had the opportunity to view his recent romantic short film “onLove: A Modern Love Story”. I was immediately impressed with the acting, the production quality, and the story telling. I was drawn into the mini-movie from the get-go. For those who haven’t seen it I don’t want to give it all away and spoil this treat for you, but there are pleasant surprises that make it all that much more enjoyable.
Furthermore, I am going to let Vick tell you more about this film, himself, and his career as a whole. So please go ahead, and read on to learn more…
Hello Vick, so I just had to talk with you after viewing your short film, “onLove: A Modern Love Story”. It was engaging, and visually appealing. Tell us how you came up with the concept.
Thank you Diane! The concept came to me noticing how we can interact with our friends and families pretty much anywhere as long we are connected. That sense of true loneliness is gone these days. We are always “in-company” despite being digital.
I thought that you did an excellent job of going from reality, to “life online”, and back — Did you have any challenges producing this short? If so, what were they?
The challenge is always time as we shot the weekend before Valentine’s and I had only 2 shoot days and about 3 days to edit in order to release before Valentine’s Day. Some of the editing techniques (transitions) used are ones I have never attempted, so it was learning and executing all at once.
For those who haven’t seen “onLove” just yet, where can they view it?
They can see the film at this link . http://youtu.be/740YHKbQ2WU .
Let’s go on to talk about your body of work. I have seen a variety online. Please fill us in on your resume — on your work overall.
So far I’ve been avid in making short films. I’ve directed/written/produced/edited 6 short films of my own. Along with that I’ve freelanced on several projects from being a production assistant, editor, assistant director, and even acting.
Where, and when did it all begin?
I’ve always loved movies from a young age. Around high school I was part of the Morning Announcements team and that exposed me to cameras and filming. I was also active in my high-school theatre, which got me into acting. Both of these solidified my interest behind and in front of the camera and I began making videos for fun trying to learn the craft.
Do you have a favorite film that you have worked on—a “passion project” if you will?
All of the ones I’ve worked on have unforgettable experiences. It so hard to pick a favorite. Each film is an adventure for me, where I get to be part of a family with the crew and actors. They all have their special moments in my life.
What is your favorite aspect of filmmaking? Is it directing, writing — tell us more?
My favorite aspect would have to be directing. It is at that stage where you finally see everything you had in your head and envisioned, in real life. It’s a great feeling to see the words come to life and you can begin the action.
What’s the ultimate goal, that you would like to attain to in the global film industry?
My goal is to simply tell a great story. Stories can do many things. They can motivate, inspire, make you cry, make you laugh, excite, scare, teach and feel something. I want to do those things well with my stories.
That is fantastic Vick! What are your thoughts about the local independent film enterprise? – Where is there need for improvement?
I think the local independent enterprise is thriving with new talents, and it’s so great that the technology to make films is now affordable so we can participate. The need for improvement might just be to continue to learn.
Personally speaking I don’t have any film school background. I learned by watching and making films. You don’t want to rush into something you don’t know anything about so take your time to learn so you can do it right. I still have so much I want to learn about visual graphics/cgi/animation, all of which could help me tell my story better.
Well your work is a fabulous testament of what self-motivation can do. Tell us about some other local filmmakers whose work you admire.
There are several great filmmakers here and some those I would like to mention are, Mike Kravinsky (Geographically Desirable), Anthony Greene (The Henchman’s War), Venu Nakshathram (The Otherside), Cisco Davis Jr. ( Zordon of Eltar: A Power Rangers Fan Film), Manan Katohora (Public Relations).
Do you have a favorite national, and international, director and/or screenwriter?
National: Spielberg & Tarantino
International: Manirathnam & Miyazaki
Did you have a favorite on Oscar night?
“Birdman” all the way!
Which film, and actor were you pleased won an Academy Award?
I’m very pleased with the “Birdman” and Patricia Arquette winning.
Were there any disappointments for you that night?
Perhaps for Best Sound Editing if at all anything.
I gotcha! Now back to you, and your wonderful talents…What are you working on presently?
Presently I’m working on editing a feature-length movie currently titled “The Dignified Princess” produced by Jyoti Singh.
Oh! I can’t wait to see that, and talk to Jyoti Singh about that project. We’ll fill everyone in on that soon but, how do you usually showcase your projects. Is it mostly online?
I usually just put it online. I just want to share my story with as many people as possible.
Vick, I am so happy that I got to talk with you. Thank you very much. You are the reason, I do the “Local Independent Film Spotlight”. Any final words?
Keep making films and telling your stories. And thank you Diane and the Local Independent Film Spotlight for taking the time to appreciate the local talent. We new filmmakers thrive on your words of encouragement to keep going.
Awe! Thank you! How can everyone keep abreast of all the imaginative, and creative work that you’re doing?
They can subscribe to my YouTube Channel
This was absolutely my pleasure Vick. The local filmmaking, and acting talent is rich…very rich. I sincerely get charged up to enlighten our community about the wealth of performance and entertainment treasure it possesses.
Thank you for joining us today. Stay tuned for another remarkable feature next Wednesday, right here!
“onLove: A Modern Love Story” Poster