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Submitted Work

Movie Projects

Videos

Title Average Rating Plays/
Downloads
Date
Created

Razor VR 360 - First Virtual Reality Slasher Thriller Video 1

4.0 stars
(1)
4 07/28/16

Blood Pigs (a.k.a. Piglets) Video 1 - PIGLETS a.k.a. Blood Pigs Teaser

5.0 stars
(1)
2 04/13/16

Paraphrenia (a.k.a. NEURON) Video 1 - First Official Trailer

5.0 stars
(1)
6 02/25/16

Scripts

Title Average Rating Downloads Date
Created

Blood Pigs (a.k.a. Piglets) Filip's 2nd Draft (Script 2)

No rating
6 07/28/16

Blood Pigs (a.k.a. Piglets) Filip's Original Draft (Script 1)

No rating
1 02/25/16

About

Movie director and scriptwriter, located in Germany, focused mostly on Psychological Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Dramatic Horror and dark subjects.

My latest movie is called Paraphrenia (www.paraphrenia.com)
you can watch the first trailer online:
https://www.youtube.com/watch...

IMDB Page:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm24...
 

Reviews Filip Has Written

Seed, Ania's Original Draft

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Fixable, it needs that extra something...

Overall Recommendation:
2 stars
 
Premise:
3 stars
 
Story structure:
2 stars
 
Character:
2 stars
 
Dialogue:
3 stars
 
Emotion:
2 stars
 
February 26, 2016
The trailer can easily be fixed and move up to a greater lever of entertainment.

Narration was totally necessary, it's not Gangs Of New York or Goodfellas, narrators are not even old school or classic, it is always a bad way to fix a plot and viewers know that from the very first phrase.

The editing is way slow for a horror movie, you get the chance in every single shot to pay attention to the production value. The human mind works faster than the information inside the trailer, you get the feeling that this is boring, even if you like the subject.

Do some minor color correction and some overall "look", there are many shots inside that feel untouched, but the way you tell the story in totally artificial and not close to found footage. Night blue is simple blue and interior shots are natural, there are at least 3 or 4 shots that take you out of the whole thing as a viewer immediately.

Last but equally important, when you play with a cliche story and something that many other horror movies have showcased before, you need to introduce some new element to it. It's hard working with children as actors and might look interesting visually, but it takes away the scares most of the times. The children who raised the roof in thrillers and horror movies were always bizarre and had a crazy look in their eyes, they looked lost, as if they had no soul. You cannot find such young actors easily and I know how awful children on the set sometimes might be. So, don't give the viewer the opportunity to observe them, hide them, make them look darker.

I never criticize someone else's work with no reason, I only do it when I see potential and when I believe that something can still be fixed. There are so many thrillers and horror movies out there at the moment, that if you want to be unique, you have to make an extra step, you have to give something to the viewer, make him want to watch it no matter what. There is always a way for that.
 

House 3330 Video 1 - Horror suspense mix

2 stars
If the idea was a bit closer to the Evil Dead with ghosts, would definitely be interesting. You certainly try to come close to that with the cabin and the woods, the shaky camera and the loud music.
February 25, 2016

ZvG: Zombies Vs Gladiators, J. H.'s 2nd Draft

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombie example - Cinematic Zombies

Overall Recommendation:
2 stars
 
Premise:
3 stars
 
Story structure:
2 stars
 
Character:
4 stars
 
Dialogue:
3 stars
 
Emotion:
4 stars
 
February 25, 2016
It happened with Pride and Prejudice, people are not willing to pay for a historic piece that includes zombies, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was a different thing. Sure, you can put zombies anywhere and make it look plausible, but why include it in the title? Why give it away and turn the movie into a bad B-movie or Z-movie?

Zombies do not sell as a stand-alone villain. They are not sexy like vampires, they have no personality most of the times. I would love to see a great gladiator movie with a twist, but it has to be sold better than that. Keep it simple, without mentioning zombies. There was plague back in ancient times, possibly many similar viruses! A mob of rabid men due to poison or due to a virus or a bite or some contaminated water sounds totally plausible. There were no records for such events. Someone could have used the infected people exactly like lions and tigers for Colosseum. They would never call them zombies or living dead though, they would have a Latin name, something related to Death. There has to be more mystery and suspense, hordes of zombies are totally boring nowadays, it's not the eighties anymore. Lately in the Walking Dead they went so far to even butcher a whole horde of zombies and clean the city.

I would love to see the ancient version of the zombies and how some tough gladiators would try the best to fight them, how they would turn from slaves into heroes. Rome is also knows for conspiracies, a weird emperor could be behind all that. The discovery of the truth could be a great reason to kill the emperor. Or the opposite, an unpopular emperor that takes the right decision to burn the city (!!!) so that the undead creatures can finally be destroyed.

You did some wonderful storyboards by the way and you seem to care a lot about the production! It would be sad for such a thing to fail! I think that viewers are not stupid anymore and that movies like Sharnado and other silly sci-fi flicks get some nice ratings simply because they are too bad and they run on TV. Viewers are not dumb, especially zombie fans. I was raised with the zombie pop culture since an early age, after Michael Jackson's Thriller I went straight to Return of the Living Dead and even Re-animator as a child. They were scary, but only because I was still a child. The first Romero zombie movie I managed to watch in the theaters was Land of the Dead. And it was great. Because Romero was old school, and within the first 10 minutes he revealed his protagonist, the African-American zombie, exactly like the rules during the golden age of Hollywood. That was innovation. Did people notice? Only a few. His zombies crossed the sea, that wasn't new, done by Jean Rollin in Zombie Lake and even in Shock Waves. But Land of the Dead had more elements inside, explored new territories. It had great actors and gave them room to act. It was also very symbolic like the original trilogy. It made more sense than 28 Days Later, but in the end it wasn't as successful as Shaun of the Dead for some reason. What did Shaun do better than LOTD? Nothing, it was simply British humor that made it look good. But how can a gladiator movie with zombies can compete? It's not exactly a comedy, judging by the storyboards, not exactly cheap, and not as serious as the Walking Dead. Can it work?

There was a great time for sword and sandal movies back in the late 50's and early 60's. There was even a darker Hercules movie directed by Mario Bava, where he steps in the underworld. So why not connecting the undead with Hades or elements from Latin and Greek Mythology? Gladiator with Russell Crowe was a huge success, although it felt almost like a sci-fi adventure by the trailer. I think that was the reason somehow that people got attracted by it, the silver mask, the tiger, the great lines. You try to go big here, so why not try to compete to a movie like Gladiator, together with elements from Romero's symbolism about society? Life in ancient Rome was pretty scary on its own, especially at night. Poor people were afraid to go out at night, so any growl or scratch on the door will make them poop themselves for real. If the viewer can feel the tragedy of the situation and can later see one or more heroes rise to defend the poor and the innocent, especially against the emperor and the senators, then you have a great epic heroic movie that goes beyond body horror and gory zombie flicks.

Make this one count! Otherwise I see no point into having a 300-type movie with zombies instead of a Persian Army. If another zombie movie fails like Pride and Prejudice did, the whole sub-genre will only survive in television and no other zombie movie will find a way to the silver screen, which is awful. Do it as if Ridley Scott would work together with Mario Bava for the script and with Sergio Leone as a cinematographer, with Steve Reeves' ghost in a cameo appearance and Nicotero behind the special effects...
 

Favorite Movies

Possession (1981), Necrophobia (1995), Bedevilled, Cold Fish, The Shining (together with Room 237 documentary), La Cara Occulta, REC, Martyrs, Baader-Meinhof Komplex, Tattoo (2002), Die Tür,
Stuck, Life and Death of a Porno Gang, Taxidermia
 

Influences

Andrej Zulawski's work in Possession, the movies of David Cronenberg and David Lynch, the visual concept of Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci, the ideas of Mario Bava, the Spanish Thrillers of the early 00's, the new wave of extreme French horror movies