The Echo enters Hollywood
Yam Laranas is the Writer, Director and Cinematographer of Sigaw aka The Echo (Filmstalker review) which he is currently remaking over in Hollywood, for the sequel he's writing and directing, and it looks like he has just encountered the reality of making a film in Hollywood.
Although talking to Yam he's delighted to be remaking The Echo in Hollywood and is having a great time doing it, he's just revealed on his blog that he's reaching that magic line of budgetry constraints and Producers decisions.
“I try to be as creative and collaborative as I can. But, this is the time when the subjective meets the objective... the color meets the dollar, shot listing clashing with budgeting...
And most of all - as I was reminded a few minutes ago - the producers make the final decision in everything... in the remake of my own movie. That's the reality.”
Don't get him wrong though, he's still got a clear desire for the film.
“I'm just glad that I am making this movie and getting a break in Hollywood. My only objective is to be able to make a kick-ass scary film for my producers and investors. But, most of all make all fans of horror movies happy.
Plus, if it's not too much to ask... I'd like to have at least a US$ 20M+ opening weekend!”
I find the making of a film a fascinating thing, and yet there's a strange reality in that because I know that there's nothing that different from any other business. So why so fascinating? Just because it's creative, it's film.
In my experience there's always a line between the creative people and the money makers and in most productions from the outside, they seem to be pulling in different directions. Yet here there seems to be a different feeling and there's a genuine desire to make the film work, and I think when that happens magic things can occur on screen.