During summer 2010, I found myself with way too much time on my
hands. We dug up a bag full of army soldiers in my house and that
got me thinking. So one day I woke up and, having nothing better to
do, created the stop-motion short Plastik Soldier Band. I
didn't have a plan or story, I just took the soldiers out of the
bag and let the flow decide what the next picture was going to be
like. At the end of the day I ended up with 1,000 photos.
At the time, I had a vague idea of how to work cameras and edit, but I didn't really have any film or photography technical knowledge, so this was the project that sparked my interest and forced me to learn all these new skills.
Once I heard about Liverpool Film Night, I thought that would be a great way to take this new hobby seriously. I wasn't really expecting to have my film featured, so when it was accepted, it made me very excited and boosted my confidence to continue making films. Watching it on such a large screen was glorious!
LFN was a great opportunity to meet other filmmakers and it was also an important milestone for me, as I now work as a videographer and filmmaking has become a fundamental part of my life.
If you'd like to submit your film to Liverpool Film Night 2012, you'll find all the information you need here. We are also accepting submissions for this year's Young Liverpool Film Night (for 13-19 year olds)