I made a feature film. It’s called KILL MODE. It’s a sci-fi action film and the hardest thing I’ve ever done by quite a margin. I’m extremely proud of the result and everyone who worked on it these past couple of years. I can’t wait to share it with you. This movie exists only by the grace of everyone who helped us along the way, from the amazing cast and crew, to Imagine, Frontières and Ravenbanner.
I honestly could never have dreamed to work on a project that would warrant such an epic poster. Though it is extremely painful that I’ll never get to show Dave this one sheet, I’m very happy that he’s on it front and center. This movie was as much his dream project as it was mine and I’ve been incredibly lucky that we got to make this together.
I’m also extremely proud to share the first teaser footage of our ambitious indie action flick. We were convinced that with clever planning and shooting we’d be able to make a sick action movie for an incredibly modest budget, and we can’t wait to share what we pulled off.
(For those of you who happen to have seen ’Molly’, the feature I co-directed with Colinda Bongers, and were curious about those visions/flashbacks the title character has throughout the movie, that’s what ‘Kill Mode’ is about. But these films are very different in tone and style, and are designed to be able to be viewed separately or together and in any order you prefer.)
So some cool men have been looking at the trailer for my movie Molly and were apparently super threatened by it? How in the Good Lord’s sweet name is the patriarchy to survive now that there’s a little tiny indie movie out there with a female lead!? THINK OF THE CHILDREN.
At least Sci-clops likes it.
I should admit that, most of the time, I can barely work up the interest to keep up to date with what my closest friends are doing, especially on social media. I mostly just read up on Marvel movie rumours and whatever’s going on with Henry Cavill’s moustache today. Answer: A lot.
And why would I care about what my friends’ friends’ friends’ friends’ page like is up to? Because on Facebook, that’s really all I get to see. ‘Did you know so and so’s sister twice removed just befriended Random McJoe?’ No I didn’t because I’m aware of the existence of neither of those people. Zuckerberg made the right move buying Whatsapp and Instagram, because at least they’re the ones that are actually stuff your friends are doing, instead of just some company trying to get you to buy, in my case, a Star Wars sweater.
And even Insta’s getting worse. You know when you’re browsing Instagram Stories (which is already Instagram’s most annoying feature because it’s just a collection of every picture too fuckin’ ugly to save for longer than a day) and suddenly an ad pops up just as if the corporation is one of your buds, hoping you buy another fuckin Star Wars sweater and and you just close the app. You don’t wait it out to see the other stories by your actual ‘friends’, assuming they are friends. Who stays to watch the ad all the way through?
Who the fuck wants to put in a lot of effort for social media. Social media was invented for one reason, which is to make it easier to look cool. Nobody wants to work hard to seem cool. If it was worth the effort people wouldn’t use social media in the first place. They’d do it in real life. But do you know how hard it is to look cool in real life? Superhard. In real life you need to look good every second from every angle to be cool. On social media it’s just one picture, one funny comment.
That’s it though, innit? That’s why social media exists: So you can seem kinda cool for a tenth of the effort from the comfort of your own home for the measly cost of a polyester Star Wars sweater.