One of the more proactive ways to raise funds and gain support for your feature film is to create a short or trailer to give producers and investors of an idea of what they’re getting into. Such is the case with one of our recent One Year MFA Filmmaking students from Syria, Urwa Al Hallak. His sci-fi short, The Paradigm, was his thesis graduation film that he hopes to soon turn into a feature.
“New York Film Academy gave me a lot of important tools that I needed to create this trailer,” says Al Hallak. “If you think about it, it has a three act structure, and many of the filmmaking techniques that I learned at NYFA, such as coverage and blocking.”
While Urwa has a treatment prepared for the feature, he’s leaving the actual screenplay slightly flexible, depending on the producing he team he builds around the project. He hopes to eventually produce the feature as a three part trilogy with a video game release as well. Truly ambitious goals!
Be sure to check out this very impressive trailer that Urwa created.