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An Interview with David Christopher-Turner, Star of Independent Dreams

by Mike Haberfelner

March 2018

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Your new movie Independent Dreams - in a few words, what is it about?

 

It's about me and Alex De Luca [Alex De Luca interview - click here], collectively known as Clouded Sight Pictures Ltd, where in our passion filled brains (possibly mental) we set out to create two high concept fantasy/historical fantasy films, with no money (definitely mental).

 

How did the project come into being in the first place, and who came up with the idea to have your journey chronicled?

 

It started because, I called Alex and said so I'm going to make Dream Finder, are you in? Je said ďyep lets do itĒ, I'll try and get it documented and do a bit of BTS as well, get someone to follow us around. So I called Tony Sabanskis [Anthony Sabanskis interview - click here] who Iíd done some acting for in a few of his productions and knew he could tell the difference between the front and back of a camera. Anyway a few days later Tony decided he was gonna do a full documentary on it and it kind of went from there.

 

Let's talk about the two projects Independent Dreams is based on for a bit, Dream Finder and Storm Warrior - what are they about, and what are the key challenges bringing them to the screen?

 

Dream Finder is a high concept fantasy film based on the fantasy novel written by Roger Taylor, it's got magic, a dream finder, horsement, intrigue, battles aplenty and a wolf that talks. The biggest problem was as always money, we need millions to do it justice as well as getting a wolf sorted that was believable and cost-effective, we kind of settled on using animatronics, but thatís still ongoing.

Storm Warrior is a historical fantasy, but Alex [Alex De Luca interview - click here] would be better placed to talk about that.

 


I figure when you started making Independent Dreams you expected the outcome of your projects to be quite different - so how has the documentary evolved over time?

 

If Iím completely honest it was an absolute rollercoaster, one minute we were flyin,g investors lining up, meetings and all sorts, next Brexit, investors pulled out and left us in the lurch and literally going what the hell happened? Tony [Anthony Sabanskis interview - click here] was constantly on the phone when there was something happening and he kept saying I've left the ending open. Eventually the decision was made to finish the doc.

 

What did it feel to be the topic of a documentary?

 

For me, it's about never giving up, the journey, no matter what it is your striving for, is often more important than the destination, throughout the whole period I've learned so much and made a hell of a lot of friends, and it's made me want to keep making, creating and striving for that excellence.

 

With all the experience you've gathered during the course of making Independent Dreams, what's be some solid pieces of advice to give aspiring indie filmmakers?

 

Donít do IT! No seriously, itís the best but also the hardest thing Iíve ever done in my life, its not enough to be talented these days, you need to be passionate and more importantly tenacious. If you canít give 110% to what you do, if you're not committed then why put yourself through the trials, and let me tell they will be tough!

 

Anything you can tell us about audience and critical reception of Independent Dreams?

 

So far it's been really well received, reviews are coming in and I for one feel that despite exposing my soul that people are not only enjoying the film but also rooting for us to succeed and that means a lot.

 

Let's return to Dream Finder and Storm Warrior for a bit - are those still in the making/how far along have they gotten since the documentary has been shot?

 

Dream Finder has been put on hold, but is still on slate, Storm Warrior has taken precedence and we are pushing for investors, a top class director and A list cast. I mean what the hell, if you donít aim high, whatís the point?

 

Any other future projects you'd like to share?

 

Clouded Sight Pictures are working on several things, all on a much smaller scale than Dream Finder and Storm Warrior.

We are working on Following the Trufors with Tony Sabanskis [Anthony Sabanskis interview - click here] which is a comedy drama and thatís currently in production - trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqp5UBU-wu4

We also have a fantasy horror series that has been in development for about a year called Day One, and with the first series already penned by myself and co-writer David Edwards, we have some pretty awesome possibilities from it - https://www.facebook.com/dayonetv/, teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7PNSN8lKIc

 

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Just a big thank you to everyone who continues to support us on this amazing journey.

 

Thanks for the interview!

 

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