Psoro continues to be an interesting creative ride of mental horror and bloody gore. It’s my first time working on a project in this genre.
As an indie filmmaker I really love that this is a movie producing joint venture between U.K. filmmakers and U.S. filmmakers.
Being one of the screenwriters of Psoro the movie has been a fantastic learning experience for me personally. I normally write screenplays without a writing partner.
I have a few close people I share my script drafts with because I value and respect their input and do appreciate their notes. I make changes as I go along based largely off feedback from these people I trust.
When you’re writing a screenplay it’s sometimes easy to fall in love with your own dialogue or a certain scene and need unbiased outside notes on what people liked about a screenplay and didn’t.
This time around on Psoro the movie the screenplay was written truly in a writing partner type of flow.
The origins of Psoro come from a personal place for U.K. filmmaker Wayne Daniells (LiarDice Films). It’s intense and a toast from Southern California to that man behind the movie.
Before Slice of Americana Films became involved with Psoro the movie Wayne was already creatively teamed up with extremely talented London based SFX artist and prosthetics creator Paul While (Graphic Delusions).
They had hashed out the movie idea for Psoro on a pub napkin pulling together their two creative strenghts.
It’s pretty cool how some movie ideas really move ahead. Talking about making a movie and taking real steps to go out and shoot one are night and day.
Sure, every movie has to start with talking about it happening, but eventually two things really do happen. Talk is all that happens or talk moves it ahead with real steps towards production.
Wayne and Paul’s talk was really moving ahead with Psoro the movie. Around this time Wayne contacted me through social media about something I totally forgot about now.
When end up having some solid Skype video conferences about all things movie and he tells me about Psoro. The backstory of Psoro hit me hard. It was deep.
All of us as filmmakers have strong points in different areas. Wayne had a rough story idea for Psoro that would highlight the SFX talents of Paul While. It was going to be a short movie at this time.
Wayne asked if Slice of Americana Films would mind being involved with Psoro the movie and if I could take a look at his rough draft of Psoro.
When you’ve kicked around in life a little bit you can sometimes sense the good people in all walks of life and the others you know you need to pass on getting involved with.
Wayne Daniells is good people. I knew I wanted to be involved with Psoro the movie, not as a short film though. The story he told me was begging to be made into a feature film.
When good people come together things happen and move forward. Psoro the movie expanded into a feature film screenplay. I loved the process.
I would shoot my Psoro feature film drafts over to Wayne and Paul; they would make notes or make changes to the draft. It would come back to me and I would make notes or leave what they changed alone. It worked for us.
Having the input of a SFX artist before shooting is a huge bonus when making a movie with practical SFX shot on location and not CGI added later.
Through our collaboration Psoro the movie ended up being filmed in the U.K. and Southern California. This is an in-house funded indie film. Budget would not allow for me to travel there or Wayne and Paul here.
Skype works like a charm when you need to bridge creative joint ventures all over the world. We knew what was being shot on a certain day. Wayne and I basically look at dailies online together using Skype and make editing notes.
I met some really good NEW people through this project and was also able to rely on people that have always stood strong with me whenever I ask for a favor (Shaaaaaaw!).
Producing indie cinema is either going to take lots of money from strangers, or a nice balance of money that comes from in-house and kind gestures from people you know in life that support your movie making passion.
Psoro the movie rumblings are there is an additional surprise developing. It’s something we’ve been working on as the creative mojo flew. Stay tuned! This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing FADE OUT