Director Saul Lotzof advising main actor Zac Gabriel Werb in "Alone", October 2015.
Director Saul Lotzof manning the camera, with the assistance of producer Owen Tyley when filming "Alone".
Saul Lotzof walking with main actor Zac Gabriel Werb when shooting "Alone" in October 2016.
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Just a 16 year old student (Saul Lotzof) with a passion for film. That's it.
What have you made recently?
Over the last few years, I've started to expand and make slightly bigger productions while trying to make a name for myself. I have a really deep passion for film and I'm attempting to keep up the work as much as I can. However, with the annoyance of my "big and important" school exams (GCSE's - ugh) I have not been doing much as of late. That being said, I've tried to keep up my creative work with smaller projects, like adverts for small companies and small films about my time abroad. I'm not stopping anytime soon, and will try and pick up the pace again soon. Below is what my crew and I have accomplished so far.
In March 2017, myself and Anuk Tilakumara (Editor and 1st AC) finally finished several brief instructional videos for a local tutor company. Each full video can be found on their website here, but the video on their front page is below.
In October 2016, I finally finished editing a small compilation of footage gathered from my three week holiday in Zimbabwe, shown below.
In September 2016, we released a Kickstarter project for an upcoming film that we had been planning since January 2016. With extreme irritation, we had to post-pone the funding of the campaign in fear that we were not entirely ready to shoot and did not want to disappoint backers - pre-GCSE mocks were also less than a week down the line after our planned shooting dates which impacted me quite a lot. We had a great crew assembled (including members from the NFTS [Angela Neil, etc.]) with a unique and different approach, and were pretty much on track with our funding amount too. Probably one of the most annoying and angering decisions of my life. Regardless, the trailer and details for the project are below and the web-page for the project can be found here.
In November 2015, we published a short film called "Alone", a narrative film which took the perspective of a depressed teenager. While I like some aspects of the film, I definitely think it turned out to be more of a medical video than anything else, teaching me a very big lesson about film and story telling. Below is the full film.
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