Experiencing Interruptions?

From Uneasy Dreams

In the shadow of a traumatic event a young man seeks spirituality and questions the nature of reality.

  • Mitch Fillion
  • Mitch Fillion
  • Mitch Fillion
  • Mitch Fillion
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  • Sue Fillion
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  • Mike Fillion
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  • Danny Nash
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  • Chris Lyons
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    53 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2015
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    1,500 USD
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    Canon C300, Arri Amira, Canon 5D
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Director Biography - Mitch Fillion

Mitch has been documenting the Canadian music scene since 2009 and has shot over 1,500 videos of over 750 artists for his blog Southern Souls (southernsouls.ca). He goes to the movies 4 times a week and eats an all fruit diet.

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Director Statement

In the spirit of the Dogme 95 Manifesto, I unintentionally developed a set of what I wouldn't necessarily call "rules", but more so "conditions" for making my films. This initially was born out of necessity, due to my DIY approach and limited funding, but I ended up quite enjoying working within these parameters. They are as follows:

1. No crew present for 80-90% of the film, the director sets up the camera and sound himself.
2. No script, the plot must exist only in the director's head and the scenes must be improvised.
3. Must make use of available light only.
4. Only practical special effects are acceptable, nothing can be added in post.
5. The director must be the lead actor.

Similar to Dogme 95, this approach really helps you focus on the values of story, acting, and theme. I also find that as the director, being within the scene as it is unfolding really is the most ultimate form of directing, especially for films relying heavily on improvisation. Another benefit of there being no crew is that you are able to forget the cameras are there and establish very real and intimate moments between the characters.

Mitch Fillion