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David Liban – a Feral World. An independent filmmaker and a new film. David is also a film professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Arts & Media.
He is the Chairperson for the Department of Film & TV. He holds an MFA from Brooklyn College. He’s been a Fulbright scholar and a prolific filmmaker of short-form films. His documentary, Mortal Lessons, won an Emmy in 2010. Over the years David’s films have screened at many film festivals and television outlets.
David and I first came into contact after he read one of my books. As a result, he me to do a few small points for his movie, Looking for Mr. Miyagi. Thanks to David I now have an IMDB
Looking for Mr. Miyagi (2014) about his quest to make black belt by age 50.
A Feral World
He has a new film called A Feral World which was recently number 1 in Apple preorders.
An orphaned boy in a post-apocalyptic world meets a grieving woman who is trying to find her lost daughter. Their journey leads them face-to-face with a despot who may have her daughter held captive.
We take a wide walk about, not just his film, but films making in general. Topic range wide such as why some colors are chosen and others are not. Does every superhero movie have to be all blue and gold, and other types of movies that have a color code?
Stanley Kubrick once made Tom Cruise walk through a doorway some ninety times. That is a luxury you don’t have as an independent filmmaker. This lack can also be a helpful tool when seen in the right context.
Awareness of authenticity is an important part of directing. Seeing and feeling authenticity is one of the elements a good director should have. You want to watch acting as a dance of eyes and the response to what is done is what usually lights up a scene. The general ability to organize, yeah that is necessary too. David placed this all in his new movie A Feral World
We go after a few of our favorite scenes in modern movies, and some of the more interesting directors. I trust you will be surprised at the wide variety of movies and scenes ranging from Wes Anderson to Michael Mann.
Tastes change over time, and they should. The preference of story over explosions and hyperkinetic action leaping onto your eyeballs.
Oh, and Nano Bots! Flesh eating Nano Bots! Enjoy the movie trailer here:
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