Friday, July 16, 2010
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Our Days Are Numbered (Screener Review)
A short film surrounding "found footage" taking place during a zombie outbreak.
This short was an entertaining film to watch, though not without it's flaws. It has a nice fast actioned pace and an opening scene that grabs your attention before the actual film even starts. Actually, the opening sequence in which what appears to be a US solider is in front of the camera is probably my favorite part. The special effects are very well done and the camera work is pretty good; not too shaky but not overly still. The downfall of the film for me though was the acting. I felt the characters should have been more frightened than they appeared (especially the woman). It almost felt as if they were trying to remember their lines (The main male character in particular). It wasn't the worst I've seen, but If it would have been just a bit stronger, I would have really loved this film. But even with it's flaws, it's definitely worth taking a look and I would recommend you give it a try!
The Director and star, Coven Delacruz , was nice enough to answer a few questions.
Q: What inspired you to make "Our Days are Numbered"?
A: I was inspired to make our days are numbered for several reasons. These reasons tie together. One is George romero and his film night of the living dead. George is the godfather of zombie films. Second reason why is as a zombie fan, I wanted to try and add a twist to change up zombie films.
Q: Could you tell us a bit about the filming process?
A: Well the film process is a really long process, but worth it in the end. You start with pre-production: you have to start with a script, then figure out your budget, storyboards, cast for roles, get your crew. Second part is filming. Third is post production which is editing your film. Color treatment, visual efx ect.
Q: What else are you working on?
A: I'm working on alot right now. I'm working on the days before which is the prequel feature to our days are numbered. Seal 13 which is a supernatural film about angels and demons.in production a serial killer film, trick or eat anthology (the dare, the perfect drug, it sucks.the pledge, several others I can't announce yet). Also several music videos and conventions.
Q: Where can we learn more about this film and your other projects?
A: You can checkout my work at www.condemnedproduction.com, http://www.myspace.com/condemnedproduction, and http://hauntspace.com/condemnedproductions