Totally feeling the story concept - I'm definitely going to watch this when I get a chance. That was something we were definitely conscious of as we made the film. Overall I'm really impressed and I felt this is the movie I wanna be making. I'm so glad you're happy about the representation. That had a visual tone that both my DOP/Production Partner Umran Shaikh and I really loved. I love the continuous cuts in the trailer to match the notes in the song. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I really wish I was on set with you making Chai or something so I could watch you guys work and learn. I sent over the screenplay and a short personal letter to him. Extremely excited to check it out! This movie has no right to exist. [–]jimmyshmittens 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child). Where did you find funding and what was your final budget? Simple as that. Productions:Action Filmz, Alkatraz Media Services, Dejavu, Akela Films. Congratulations on this success and enjoy it no matter how big or small! It’s kinda nice to hear something so relatable from someone who’s putting a movie on showtime. That's very kind of you to say! Great job! What techniques do you recommend for recording clean audio on a budget? This movie has no right to exist. We're not the most talented filmmakers. Professionals and amateurs alike unite to discuss the world of filmmaking. Your email is only visible to moderators Synopsis A billboard repairman’s life spirals out of control when he meets a con artist in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Here are eight examples I pulled from my instagram [Part 2], How a Budding Filmmaker Pulled Off His Debut Feature Despite the Pandemic, No Country For Old Men Explained - How Sound Design Elevates Situation | Video Essay | Analysis, I made a comparison between the 3 Sirui Anamorphic 1.33X Lenses: 50mm/35mm/and the new 24mm (full review in comments). 1 2 3 [–]IndyO1975 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child). And we needed all the help we could get! I’ll pass your kind words on to the talented guy who shot it! Congratulations, way to go !! Looks great my man :), [–]neelkumar86[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child), [–]IammadIguess 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children), Awesome! It’s an experience that begins innocently enough, but quickly spins out of control, especially when a con man enters the picture. It’s so cool that you were not only able to get Barkhad Abdi, but also Jim Sarbh and Jameel Khan? I hope you find something useful in that long rambling mess of answers! But a few weeks later we were in Boston during a film festival, meeting him for lunch. Especially visually. I try to treat it as such. His family... Action Filmz, Alkatraz Media Services, Dejavu, AKELA Films. Thank you so much! Beneath a Sea of Lights - Beneath a Sea of Lights Full HD 1080p izle Türkçe Altyazılı ve Dublaj - filmin bilgileri, konusu, oyuncuları ve tüm serisini burada bulabilir yorum yapabilirsiniz. Not quite knuckle dragger territory but not far either. Overall, this might seem a bit vague. And in them, I've aged twenty! Cutting to beat is something I usually like doing - though I try to avoid doing it everywhere when I'm doing commercial or corporate work. His seriously great man I've seen him also in Good Times by the Safdie brothers, [–]neelkumar86[S] 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (2 children). I cannot tell you how true this feels for every film made. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! The screenplay was never ready. قصة الفيلم: يحاول مصلح لوحات إعلانية في دبي تجربة المنتجات على لوحاته الإعلانية بينما يأخذه فنان محتال تحت جناحه. I grew up in Dubai and that's where I started my film career. I dabbled in a bit of photography for fun. Thank you so much for the extensive response! Congratulations on getting your film made. [–]filmmakeranto 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (4 children). [–]neelkumar86[S] 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (2 children). Rendered by PID 27943 on r2-app-0c47641296a9429f3 at 2021-01-11 23:44:36.478217+00:00 running fbc03cb country code: US. [–]neelkumar86[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child). Getting safdie brothers vibes and I'm all for it. Never take 'no' for an answer. The former indirectly, and the latter in a more conscious way. It's one compromise after another after another. Please treat all users with respect and politeness. When I first left advertising to pursue my love of film nine years ago, I never thought I’d get the chance to tell a story like this. Thanks so much! Unfortunately I can’t disclose the budget, but it was tiny considering the cast we got to work with. As an aside, Jim's pronunciation of "dirhams" cracks me up. Congrats Neel! Binoy John. Click on a profile to see other films and shows by or with that actor/creator. Thank you for capturing this so beautifully thusfar. The premise looks great! [–]zzzzzacurry 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (5 children). Wow congratulations! Extremely excited to check it out when it comes out! Sorry for the delayed reply— I was off Reddit for a while. Thank you so much! Given that you've been on a similar journey, I'm sure you already know most of this stuff - and probably a hell of a lot more. [–]wigglyweasels 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children). Or at what point were you confident enough in it? It looks very interesting and will definitely check it out! You found this page while you were searching for Beneath a Sea of Lights Subtitle English, which is one of the trending Movies of 2020. Aptly named I guess. And thanks for the great questions! My DOP/Production partner Umran Shaikh and I started working on this movie in November 2016. Meanwhile, I started writing screenplays - and all of them were terrible. He's one of the composers of the film's score as well. But I think that the only thing that got us through is that we're too dumb to quit. The cinematography and sound is truly amazing. Unfortunately, it’s still not ready! Whyd you finally land on that one? Beneath a Sea of Lights اللغة • البلد الانجليزية • الإمارات العربية المتحدة التصنيف Unrated • غير مصنف. Many moons ago, I used to work in advertising as a copywriter. We started writing the film in November 2016 and shot it in April/May 2018, so I hadn't heard of Uncut Gems back then. [–]realhameed 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child). A Somali billboard repairman working in Dubai decides he wants to experience some of the products advertised on his boards–an experience that begins innocently enough, but quickly spins out of control, especially when a con man Thank you so much! I was born in Calcutta, India. But regarding the name Caweys, it was the first one that jumped out at me. The were always three ways to pronounce the word when you were not Emarati growing up, and that's definitely one of them! Awesome!! I’ll be checking it out for sure, [–]adamrab 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (1 child). I saw in another comment that you hadn’t seen Good Time. That's so cool! Did you consider any other titles for the film? [–]_kenedwards 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child), Wow that’s amazing, can’t wait to see the film, hoping it will be a huge success, [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago* (1 child). I find it distracting when it's a mix of both - I guess that's just personal preference. If not, no worries, super excited to check this out!! Stealing that :), [–]zzzzzacurry 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child), Steal with a vengeance fellow filmmaker , [–]indpers 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children). So it means the world to us that you said that! Fellow UAE filmmaker here. Beneath a Sea of Lights is the story of Caweys (Barkhad Abdi): A Somali billboard repairman in Dubai who tries to experience the products on his billboards as a con artist takes him under his wing. [–]alexpoulos18 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (3 children). We have provided you with the ZIP . What was the biggest challenge to overcome? مشاهدة وتحميل فيلم Beneath a Sea of Lights 2020 بجودة HD. [–]IammadIguess 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (2 children), Woah this is in Dubai. I started out by shooting videos at parties I'd throw at my house, and then I used to edit them to music. Again, our story is different. [–]neelkumar86[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children), [–]alexpoulos18 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child). Do you have an exact date of when it's going to air in December? Really. 'Security' seems like a lifetime ago now! [–]filmmakeranto 1 point2 points3 points 19 days ago (1 child). Beyond that, everything I add to my production - and my budget - is a bonus. I'd love to ask some questions if you don't mind. For nearly 3 years I've been working on my feature film debut The Long Con. [–]JoeDonDeanspecial effects coordinator 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child). That's a great question. A billboard repairman in Dubai tries to experience the products on his billboards as a con artist takes him under his wing. The city looks like it lends itself very well to your DP’s style, and the story seems to showcase a very unique slice of life. I actually have a podcast where we interview up and coming artists, and I'd be extremely honored to have you on our podcast if that's something you'd be interested in? But maybe it will once it’s officially released... [–]chickenkeri 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child), Such a cool post, your gonna win an Oscar. So I did want to tell a story that we could set there. Really interesting question! [–]kid__danger 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child). I can only imagine! I get that feeling where it almost feels like a simulation of sorts. Makes a lot of sense. And the only reason that Umran and I got through each and every one of them was that we were too stupid to give up. Huge accomplishment, I'll definitely be watching it. There aren't a lot of feature films made in Dubai, so the advantage is that people do get excited when you try to bring one to life. But over the last four years, if there's something that I've learned, it's that if Umran and I weren't able to make this movie, we would have definitely made a movie. If there are any questions about the film or the journey, I’d love to answer them…, [–]connerjameswilson 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (2 children). Umran and I went through a bunch of drafts. @alexhrisanthopoulos !!! Hi! [–]neelkumar86[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children). Cast Report what going on? But it seemed to work here when we were putting the trailer edit together. You're absolutely right about the hustle and hard work being talked about far less than the actual work of direction or screenwriting. The film looks like it has a good sense of scope and scale - no doubt due to the Dubai location... and congrats on getting Abdi for your project... but I was wondering: It seems like sound may have been an issue for you as it felt like all (or nearly all) of this trailer was redubbed in ADR. And I started doing video work for my ad agency. Cast Report what going on? Grew up in Dubai, Toronto and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Thank you! And very nicely shot!!! Thank you, but I don't know about that! This trailer looks amazing, great look to the shots too! From a young age, Todd is shunned and I loved working with you and Lucas on this. It really means a lot to me. Was Abdi attached before you sought funding or after you secured it? Honestly, the main reason this film exists at all is because of the amazing cast, crew, and production/post-production partners that helped us bring it to life. Thank you for your words of wisdom. Go make one. Would you be willing to go a bit more in-depth with your journey as a filmmaker and how you were able to get your first film and this one produced? But at some point, Barkhad was on the plane to Dubai, and then we went with whah we had. I make lighting breakdowns of my work. This looks friggen amazing. About the industry that I used to make a living in, set against the backdrop of the city I grew up in. Filmmaking sure is, I've been on a similar journey.. it's so great to see you succeed as it provides guys like me with confidence and inspiration. Two other companies - Alkatraz and Action Filmz - came on board and gave us their location expertise and film equipment, respectively. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. You're right about the ADR. The grit and determination shows in this answer and even though I've faced some and know, it feels refreshing to learn it again. Hey man, just watched the movie on Hulu and it's fantastic!! [–]neelkumar86[S] 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children). To me it is definitely the toughest to get right. Looks incredible, nice work! Wow man that just inspires me to see something like that is still possible to happen.. Yes! I seriously wish you guys the best and hope to see the movie! If so, what were the sound issues and what might you have done differently? I never felt 'ready' to write a feature. A College Sophomore Trying To Get My Foot in the door with a Film Career, Approaching a production company as a musician for a music video, We're doing it! Thank you so much for the kind words and the support! The film is scheduled to air from December 1st on Showtime. [–]neelkumar86[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (3 children). They are one of the biggest commercial production houses in Dubai, and having them on board made things possible that definitely weren't before. Thank you so much! [–]neelkumar86[S] 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago (1 child). Looking forward to it, [–]alexpoulos18 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (7 children). We're slated for release on Showtime in the US in December, and international releases will follow soon after that. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Can’t wait to see it :). [–]Fincherfan 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child), Barkhad Abdi was also awesome in Good Time. So yeah, four years. And even as I was writing to Barkhad's team, I was honestly so doubtful that it would work. I’m glad that you were able to find investors eventually, and great job with being persistent. Thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate it! [–]IndyO1975 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (3 children). The rolls Royce scene was so accelerating especially when the owner of the car finds out and Abdi just showed his helplessness in his eyes. Thank you so much for sharing. (Spoiler alert: It was still terrible. Beneath a Sea of Lights was released in December 2020. They're both phenomenal actors and amazing people to spend time with. Also, it took me longer than I would like to admit to realize that the 'C' is silent! In the last 9 years, I've produced almost all the commercials I've directed. [–]panda_joe 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child), Hey Neel!! Thank you so much! I’ll try to answer the ones I can. Just stick to an idea and never quit. Looks great! I haven't seen that but I'll check it out for sure... [–]SnoooSquirrel 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children), Congratulations!! My DP (Umran Shaikh) is phenomenal - I'd never work with anyone else. Honestly, the music is such a huge part of the trailer. And in the 4 years since since I wrote the first draft of the screenplay, my production partner/DOP and I have had every conceivable problem thrown at us. It was such a shot in the dark, just reaching out like that. Honestly, that's how I learned to shoot and edit. [–]zzzzzacurry 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (3 children). All the best with your next great film!! Looks very compelling! Didn't know they made movies here in dubai. Sorry, I took a bit of time to reply to this because I wanted to think it through first. 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