John Cunningham is from London, UK. He is a writer and Film director. He has written and directed two movies so far, first one is Asylum, a horror film and second is BLT, a short film. His film BLT got three awards, first for, Best Screenplay by 15 Minutes of fame, Film Festival, Cocoa Beach Florida, second for, Outstanding Performances awarded by ZED FEST North Hollywood USA, third for, Best Surprise Ending by ZED FEST North Hollywood USA, in 2013. After watching his amazing work I was eager to know about his experience and for further plans. I hope all my readers and fellows will also love to know about him as well, so, here is a short interview with John Cunningham:
John, I have seen BLT many times and it inspire me a lot. It’s beautifully written. Its story and massage are very strong, every element of the movie is correlated for a reason and then how amazingly it ends. Please tell us how you step into screenplay writing and film direction?
I’ve always wanted to make a film and to write an original piece, so, I had to just go and do it. When I made Asylum I wanted to make a horror film which seemed to be the easiest film genre to do. I didn’t really care if it was going to be good or not I just wanted to make a film. When I finished, I went back to real life and didn’t return to filmmaking because I had a lot to do with my life. Then I saw that a lot of people were now making their own films so I came back and made BLT. I wanted to comment on homelessness, trust, alcoholism and materialism, but make an entertaining movie.
BLT bagged three awards, your feelings and motivations, related to the proud moment?
It was amazing. I still have the ringing in my ears of teachers telling me I wouldn’t do anything in my life. Also when you are making your own films or doing any creative endeavour there’s the sense that what you’re doing is wrong or slightly crazy and maybe you shouldn’t be mucking about and get a real job, so it was great confirmation that I was actually doing something that many other people enjoyed.
Now, after how much wait, we will able to watch an another amazing movie penned and directed by you?
I’m writing right now a few projects. My next film, I’m very excited, but I don’t know when I’ll make it. I like to take my time. I hope to start next year.
So, what would be the theme of your next movie?
Death seems to be a major part of my work so It’s going to be about how we face death, It’s going to be a drama. It’s something we all face, but we don’t talk about. My new film will address getting old and how death is there in the background of our lives.
Any other interest you have other than filmmaking?
I love science and and reading about science. I hope to do something in relation to science which I’m also working on at the moment. I’ve been told that people like the way I talk about it. I think it’s the most important thing in the world and I believe people don’t understand some basic things about it.
Back to your upcoming movie how you’re going to release?
I will make it then place it into festivals to see what they think of it. Finally, it will be released online.
Thank you John for your time, patience and for sharing your information with us!
Wishing good luck for your next film!
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