Neil Berman, a petty criminal, was recently released from prison. In order to rehabilitate himself and go ‘straight’, he decides to reconcile with his old crime boss Frankie Flacco. Needless to say that the visit doesn’t go as well as he planned.
(Screens at #ocanfilmfest2019 on Nov 2 at 6:30pm – details & tickets)
Tavit Melikian is a three-time award-winning filmmaker. His first short film entitled “End Of The Night” garnered the best short film award in London Film Awards, the best Canadian Short Film in Canada Independent Film Festival and the award of commendation from Canada Shorts Film Festival. Born in Lebanon Beirut to Armenian parents, Tavit currently lives in Montreal and is working on making his first feature film.
What inspired your film?
I always wanted to make a western movie! Michael Treder wrote this wonderful script and Adam Tadros, our cinematographer, had a film camera. We put both of them together and made this project into reality. Even if the script was about criminals in modern society, I still found that it resembled an old western stand off. That’s where my inspiration came from.
What was the biggest challenge in making your film?
“The Order of Things to Come” was a challenge to produce. From pre-production all the way to post-production. Each moment was carefully crafted and rehearsed by our talented actors. All the scenes were shot in one take! Filmed on Super 16 mm film with an Aaton XTR Prod. We didn’t have a lot film to play with, so we had to choose our moments carefully.
What was the best part of the experience for you? Working alongside an amazing crew and to have the creative freedom to make the movie as I saw fit. Working on the western style music, from the ground up, was an amazing experience as well! The score was masterfully crafted by Joe Reda.
What advice would you give aspiring filmmakers?
Just go out and make a movie! Get your friends, a camera and start shooting! If you like the experience, then just keep doing it.
What’s next for you?
Writing and directing a feature film! Fingers crossed!
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