July 11, 2018 at 5:39AM, Edited July 11, 5:41AM
I made a short film and want to share my experience making it!
Hi amazing No Film School community!
My name is Luca and I LOVE filmmaking. I am 16 years old now, but for more than 10 years I've been dreaming of becoming a director. This dream started to materialize about 3 years ago, when I first began making "cinematic montages", probably like most people starting out. I already had a feel for editing from a youtube channel where I taught magic tricks. This slowly turned into my first narrative short and then another one, which just happened to win a couple of awards and qualify into multiple international film festivals (US, South Korea, Mexico). Yet that didn't quite help me grow an audience.
Last summer I shot my most ambitious project so far, "The Second Target". This was supposed to be my first short, but after two years of writing and preparation and one failed attempt at making it, I've finally pulled it off. Thank god it wasn't my first short!
It's a 14 minute black and white action film about a troubled hitman who needs to raise money to support his daughter who is diagnosed with Leukemia, so he takes on a killing contract whose second target is unknown.
I would like to share it here with you, because I consider it to be my greatest work yet, a result of all my gathered experience. I had a pretty small crew of friends and family, but also people working in the industry. I would love to hear you’re feedback on it, and if you have questions regarding the making of it, I am happy to answer them for you!