For the last few years, the Skoz Films team has been working to adapt a novel for the big screen. IISS is a proof-of-concept we created to please the investors. However, due to creative differences and typical corporate greed, we have decided to part ways from the publication corporation and make a feature film based on an original script. IISS, the feature film is soon to be released in North America this summer. Thanks for all your support.
On July 23, 2012, I shot a music video on Red Epic using Lomo Anamorphic lenses. It was quite an intense shoot, as 95% of it was handheld. After the 1st hour, the Epic setup began to feel like a 20-pound rock on my shoulder:) The shoot involved me running in the woods, jumping in a creek and dodging traffic as we shot guerilla on city streets. We started at 5am and wrapped 9pm. Another fun day! More details about the shoot will be posted soon.
On July 10, 2012, Communitech Hyperdrive was launched. ”HYPERDRIVE is a new $30+ million tech startup incubator program with a global focus to seed, fund, and grow new businesses. HYPERDRIVE builds early-stage tech startups into “Series A” VC funded companies.”
This past weekend, June 8-9-10, myself and director Adnan shot the first scene of Umm Zakiyyah’s novel “If I Should Speak”. I am extremely honoured and proud to have worked with him. Initially I was brought on board as a Casting Director, but then I ended up more involved behind the scenes and earned myself the Producer credit. Considering we're in the independent scene of filmmaking, that's just a credit.