Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Interview with filmmaker Logan Pillay

Silence will premier at the Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival

*How did you get into making films? 
Movies and Acting was a passion I had from Childhood, However getting work in South African Entertainment is a great challenge, As time passed I got equipment  , and continued to do so. Started making monologues and applying for work , It was extremely difficult to get your work noticed as movies Industry still needs to Grow, So  that's when I decided "Why not make our own Movie" 

*What inspired you to make your movie? 
Had a Story to tell that was the actual day to day lives of the Indian Community in South African filled with drama, affiars, fights, Sex and betrayael Felt that the average person will relate to this movie and this movie will not be like the customary films that we are so used of watching, whereby applied taboos in India is not relative in South Africa, So truth telling was added to spice it up and I finally get to Act 

*How has your style evolved? 
Keeping it real to people behaviour, Learnt a lot on the Audio, will definitely invest more on the next film on Audio. Learn not to cut straight away after the scene is done. There is so much more that needs learning and i can't wait to get my hands on the next Project 

*Tell us any strange or funny stories while making the film? 
We were all new Actors , with 2 Cameras , My Son and Cousin help with Cameras, Actors wore they own clothes,, we had no budget So you can imagine the Guys wearing wrong outfits, Forgetting to put the Camera on when Actors are performing, Eating all the food before we could do the scene. We had lots of Fun 

*The Misrule Film Movement & Pink8 manifesto bring what to mind? 
They bring sense of hope and faith to the Independent Film Makers 

*What can we expect from your next film? 
I need to take more time to Ensure , the quality of sound and lighting is taken care of. So better quality Film Movie based on Gender Based Violence as we have a problem in South Africa