ni Rommel Gonzales
TINANONG namin ang direktor na si David Olson kung ano ang nasa isip niya habang binubuo niya ang short film na Living In the Dead of Night na pinagbibidahan ni Andrew Ramsay. younger brother ni Derek Ramsay.
“It was my own coming-of-age story,” umpisang sabi ni direk David.
“Growing up I was very secluded as well, when I finally got to go out into the world, I was shocked because it really wasn’t what I expected to be.
“I kinda had culture shock, and I kinda had to adapt through the years, I kinda had to immerse myself in society.”
Ang mga sarili niyang karanasan sa buhay ang nagsilbing inspirasyon niya para magawa ang Living In the Dead of Night.
“What if I tell a story about a kid who really experiences society or the world as it is but in the worst way possible.
“And through the eyes of a drug trip.”
Pero hindi naman tungkol kay David mismo ang pelikula.
“It’s more of a coming-of-age story.”
Ilang porsiyento ng pelikula ang ibinase niya sa buhay niya?
“In terms of character I couldn’t really base it on because as a writer you write characters based on people you interact with, your own story, you draw from a lot of people.
“There are some elements there, especially in the psychological aspect of it where I drew heavily from my own experience but I couldn’t really narrow it down because it’s an amalgation of everyone I’ve interacted with as a teenager, the ones I’ve interacted now.”
Nakausap namin si David sa screening ng director’s cut ng Living in the Dead of Night sa Cinema 76 sa Anonas, Quezon City. Sa gabi ring iyon ang media launch ng CUTAWAY Productions na isang full-service production company na siyang producer ng pelikula.
Si David din ang isa sa mga founder ng CUTAWAY at current head of operations ng kompanya. Apat sila rito kasama sina Andrew, Michael Stamati at Warren Carman.