Hello David Cameron, it’s a pleasure to have you with us for this interview. Congratulations on your award at last season of the “Indie World Film Festival”.
Q: Your new movie is “Barton”; in a few words, what is it about?
A: When a dubious ranch hand kidnaps his employer’s wife, a vicious bounty hunter is sent after them. But after learning that the situation is far more complicated than a simple kidnapping, the bounty hunter must make a choice between his conscious and his pay.
Q: When did you plan to do this film ?
A: I had to produce this film for my Production class at Woodbury University during my sophomore year. It wasn’t expected to be this big of an undertaking due to Covid, but I wanted to make something I was proud of.
Q: What got you into filmmaking in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?
A: I’ve always been fascinated with storytelling from a young age. I started with writing but soon discovered the extra tools filmmaking provides you that go beyond words. I am currently working towards a film degree but most of my experience comes from personal projects and tinkering.
Q: What can you tell us about your film work prior to this film?
A: I made a few episodic shorts for YouTube and an animated series, but this was really my first attempt at running an actual film set.
Q: Can you explain or tell us some of the important elements of this film that makes it interesting?
A: It’s really a case study of two victims of abuse, who are separated only by how they choose to react to it. One decides to be proactive and remove herself from a bad situation, while the other let’s it fester like an old wound, shutting down his personality and making him seek to hurt others instead. The two meet as adversaries but help each other grow beyond the abuse they’ve both experienced.
Q: How big was your team and what were the cameras that you used?
A: We had three actors (including myself while directing) as well as a camerawoman and a sound recordist. We used a 4K digital camera.
Q: Directors (and indeed actors) who inspire you and what are your favourite movies?
A: Sergio Leone is a big inspiration–obviously for the western genre–but also for how much he can say without using any words at all. One of my favorite scenes of all time is a Leone scene, at the end of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, where 4 silent minutes are some of the most tense cinema I’ve ever seen, with an intricate story between told between three characters.
Q: Where can people see your work?
A: On YouTube at my Olympic Productions channel (https://youtube.com/channel/UCBD0-OpRXug7j83o147oOtw).
Q: What are your future projects?
A: My next big undertaking is 14 Days: a post-apocalyptic film that will serve as my thesis for university. It’ll take us to the Nevada desert where we’ll have to camp out between shooting days. A big challenging but I’m excited to spend a whole weekend only camping and filming.
Q: Thank you for this very inspiring interview, David Cameron. Here at the “Indie World Film Festival” we look forward to seeing and appreciating your new film productions!
A: Thank you so much for selecting me!