Thursday, June 8, 2023

Sci-fi Short Wakener by Anthony Ferraro To Debut At Create Sci-fi Youtube Channel, 9 June 2023

Acclaimed writer/ director and indie film-maker Anthony Ferraro is paying homage to the works of H.P. Lovecraft with his next short film WAKENER. H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. He is best known for his weird fantasy, horror and science fiction stories, particularly the Cthulhu mythos, which continues to inspire artists, authors, film makers and game developers around the world.

In his latest horror-scifi film WAKENER, Ferraro tells the tale of a broken ship technician and an ambitious young officer, whose paths collide while investigating a Ghost Ship, which holds ancient tech that has been outlawed. What kind of monstrous fate is waiting for them within the mysterious ship?

Since 2017, Ferraro has been creating scifi-related content on his Create Sci-fi Youtube channel, with various tutorials on how to create costumes and props, as well as practical tips about screenwriting and film making. The Youtube channel has now grown to garner over 3 million views and 38K subscribers. His cinematic short films are also posted in the popular Youtube channel for sci-fi and pop-culture lovers to enjoy.

"I aimed to redefine low-cost filmmaking, crafting a high-impact cinematic experience in WAKENER. By pushing boundaries with budget-friendly sets, effects, and creatures, my goal was to overcome budget limitations and deliver a captivating genre movie," said Anthony Ferraro.

Making short films is not easy. Budget and time are always the key constraint in any film production, and these factors are even more crucial in independent films. Red Dot Diva admires Ferraro for his ingenious creativity and dedication in getting his film projects completed - all with astounding results.

"Driven by necessity, WAKENER compelled me to embrace creative problem-solving with limited resources. Working within a modest budget, I formed relationships with skilled crews in Los Angeles and collaborated with talented local SAG Actors. As the filmmaking journey unfolded, the joy of creating overshadowed budget considerations. Bringing this vision to life with old and new friends was truly exhilarating. Proudly, WAKENER stands as a testament to our collective efforts," Ferraro added.

Watch the trailer for WAKENER, and look out for its debut on 9 June 2023!

Red Dot Diva appreciates how the scenes are lighted up. The play of light and shadow definitely adds to the mood of the film. In fact, WAKENER won Best Visual Effects - short at the Festival Award 2022.

The film stars Rhomeyn Johnson and Nimo Purcell, featuring Sapna Gandhi, Anthony Di Petro and Jonathan Castile. Other credits can be found in the trailer video's description.


Check out my previous interview with Anthony Ferraro about his Star Wars short film, FORSAKEN MANDALORIAN AND THE DRUNKEN JEDI MASTER!

Forsaken Mandalorian and the Drunken Jedi Master Star Wars Fan Film - Q&A with Create Sci-fi's Anthony Ferraro

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