The Beach Dreamer
A BAT production in cooperation with Trium Virate.
Written, directed, and produced by Patrick Van Vlasselaer.
In the production of “The Beach Dreamer”, my personal involvement was:
writing the script as well as creating the storyboard/shot breakdown, the pre-production
(location, casting, transport, legal affairs), directing, stunt/fight choreography, set dressing, acting,
camera and post-production (editing the trailer and the directors cut).
The team of “The Beach Dreamer” was most amateurs. Two persons (The Old Master and Ryan) had some Martial Arts background and the lead character was fine-tuned by me on the level of physical fitness, nutrition,
stunt adviser as well as fighting techniques/choreography.
We can see some Wing Chun Kung Fu as well as Filipino Martial Arts.
Two other stuntmen and one stuntwoman had none experience in stunting nor movie fighting so this was a great challenge.
Considering all these “amateurish” situations I may say that it`s a nice project, made with a very low budget
(not even 200,00 Euro private funding) and lots of effort and motivation from all participants.
Not being paid gives a problem in the commitment of the crew, which at the end …effects the project.
In the near future, there will be more projects starting with another short movie (low budget)
to learn more about making movies, what NOT to do, and what needs to be done.