METHOD: Love, the Opposing Force

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METHOD: Love, the Opposing Force

We have no control over our heart. When it decides to give itself up to someone, it dives in fully, head first, without your approval or permission whether you like it or no. The possibility of being happily in love exists but more often than not love can be a brutal process that leaves your mind warped and your soul dismantled.

Stress Cardiomyopathy or ‘The Broken Heart Syndrome’ is a rare yet lethal heart condition caused by emotional stress. Love can cause physical pain and even death.

The pain that Daniel feels is the expression of the impossible love story he finds himself submerged in. He is deeply in love for the first time in his life, as an actor he uses this strong real emotion to build his character but this exercise might kill him, every time he recalls his love he suffers from sharp chest pain and shortens of breath. This is torture; he anticipates the loss and the failure in his emotional pursuit.

He is awestricken with Eva on that eventful day, and after only one encounter he has fallen deeply for her, but then she disappears from his life. Even so, she has become the object of his love, his passion and his obsession. She disappears leaving Daniel hopeless, the pain intensifies, Daniel’s condition worsens. The next time they see each other it is under circumstances that put a great strain in their relationship, their devotion to METHOD is lethal for their love, whichever way they play it, it will be a no win situation for both. Daniel, in fiction, needs Eva’s love to lead him to the truest form of his character, in real life, he needs her love merely to survive. Eva’s character, Susie, is determined to break up the relationship, this added to to the fact that the emotional memories and pain she employs to guide her into character are pulling her further and further away from reality and from accepting Daniel’s love. Leading her into a pit of darkness, a world created through grief.

Against his actor’s ‘truth’ Daniel struggles to have his love returned, this proves impossible in ‘truth’ and in ‘fiction’ thus the obsession intensifies as Eva is indeed vital for Daniel’s survival. He can loose his life. The only way to stop the pain is to have Eva yet she is slowly disappearing. Daniel’s relies on his character Danny to protect him from the eminent fall. If he can only assume Danny’s mind and heart; his ulterior motives, his superficiality and his selfishness, if he can manage to transform into his character, in the process of finding its truth, only then he can survive. His struggle becomes a conflict between the truth of his character and his own truth. Each, if successfully accomplished, can potentially lead to his recovery and survival yet the possibilities are thin since ‘love’ is the opposing force.

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METHOD: Love Analysis

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Method acting training submerges in the subconscious mind finding the information necessary to create a character. Drawing true emotion from past experiences, feelings and senses to convey truth. Derived from Stanislavsky’s system, a psychophysical approach,  and fixed with Strasberg’s adaptation, a psychological approach. The actor completes emotional identification during his character building work.

The love element depicted in METHOD short film, tells the story of impossible love. Both subjects Eva and Daniel are deeply submerged in the process of creating their character. They painfully self inflict instability, in order to reflect the truth of their role. Using experiences, feelings and emotions. They allow no limits, dangerously putting their physical and mental health at risk. Eventually loosing their selves to Method work. Whether they would be together or not in real life, the characters they build pursue opposite and conflicting objectives.

In the film within the film the character, Danny is obsessed with a woman who he wants to marry. This woman, Susie, the character, wants to break the relationship. Danny’s motives are self -serving and obscure. While Susie’s insecurities make her feel undeserving of his love and claustrophobic to his obsession. Meanwhile the actors Eva and Daniel, have fallen in love.  But their love cannot be fulfilled not only because of the opposing character objective but more so the experiences, feelings and emotions they are relying on to build their characters blossom coming to the surface creating a barrier between them.

 

 

‘The Short’ Screen Acting Course

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Curso de Interpretación ante la Cámara

EL CORTO

School of Theatre le invita a asistir a  

Curso Intensivo.  Impartido por Sylvia L Johnson.

Las Palmas 8 -12 de Agosto 2016,  150€ .  EL CORTO

El curso explora las habilidades esenciales que se requieren para actuar en el cine o la televisión.  Los alumnos trabajarán tanto en grupo como individualmente con la directora professional Sylvia Love Johnson. Durante el curso se explora  la elaboración de material para la pantalla, la interpretación del  guión y el desarrollo personajes creíbles.

Preparación: Una vez reservan su plaza, los alumnus reciben un pack de información, tareas y material de preparación que deberán de completar antes de asistir al curso el primer día.

La Elaboración de material:  Mediante talleres de improvisación y análisis textual, los alumnus explorarán el proceso de creación de trama  mediante  el desarrollo de un corto. El trabajo de los estudiantes se rueda a lo largo del curso

El Método: Explora y crea el personaje desde dentro del ser, basándose en  experiencias pasadas, sentimientos y emociones  en búsqueda de la ‘verdad’ del actor. El curso se imparte mediate una serie de talleres.

EL CORTO: El curso trabaja hacía la realización de un corto que será el resultado del proceso de aprendizaje; trama, creación de personajes, exploración y experimentación de las técnicas empleadas en El Método.

Contenido de los TalleresLos estudiantes exploran diversas técnicas de actuación,  improvisación,  control de voz,  movimiento,  análisis textual, teatro físico y Método. El curso promueve la exploración y la experimentación.

Sylvia Love Johnson 

 Directora de cine, escritora, actríz y productora.

Licenciada en Arte Dramático de la Universidad de Middlesex, Londres. Estudió  Realización Cinematográfica y Escritura Creativa. Sylvia ha trabajado como editora y periodista en los sectores de las Artes Escénicas,  El Cine y  La Educación. Trabajó en teatro y cine como actriz y escritora. Ha colaborado en varios proyectos de cine independiente como co-productora. En 2007 Sylvia  fundó School of Theatre en Barcelona, la Escuela de Arte Dramático pronto se abrió en Las Palmas. En 2010 la actriz publica su primera novela ‘Sueño Místico’ la segunda edición de esta obra saldrá en el año 2017.

En 2012  Sylvia completa un Masters en Realización Cinematográfica en la Universidad de Kingston, Londres. Desde entonces ha producido 7 cortometrajes  ganando el San Diego International Kids Film Festival premio a Mejor Realización por su corto “Art’s Eyes” 2013.  Su cortometraje  “She Moon Experimetal”  2013, se incluyó en el  Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Clermont-Ferrand en 2014. Su cortometraje” Forgotten Paradise” 2014, aparece en el Festiva Internacional de Cortos Palms Springs en 2015  asi como en la Selección Oficial del Festival Internacional de Cine Depth of Field. Sylvia se encuentra en pre-producción con su próximo corto “METHOD” que  entra en producción en noviembre del 2016. Después de la realización de este corto se pondrá en marcha la producción de su primer largometraje ‘Montana Mischief’, la historia moderna de Juana de Arco, Janelle Montana, de 14 años, recibe una llamada más allá de su edad, pero no más allá de su capacidad. A este proyecto le seguirán dos de sus largometrajes en desarrollo, incluyendo ‘Annika’s Shoes’, una niña  albanesa de 8 años nos conduce a través de los horrores de la trata de blancas y la explotación sexual infantil. ‘Mystic Dream’, un mundo mágico paralelo nos espera en nuestros sueños para la redención del alma humana; cinco mujeres  lideran un extraordinario viaje.

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INTENSIVE SCREEN ACTING COURSE ‘THE SHORT’

BY SYLVIA LOVE JOHNSON

Las Palmas 8 – 12 de August 2016

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The course explores the essential skills required to act in movies or television. With the objective of filming a short film, students will work in groups and individually with professional director Sylvia Love Johnson. During the course, the preparation of material for the screen, the interpretation of the script and developing believable characters is explored.

Preparation: Once booked their place, the students receive a pack of information and material preparation tasks that must complete before attending the course on the first day.

Elaboration of material: Through improvisation workshops and textual analysis, the students explore the process of creating plot by developing a short. The students’ work is rolled along the course

Method: Explore and create the character from within the self, based on past experiences, feelings and emotions in search of the ‘truth’ of the actor. The course is taught mediate a series of workshops.

SHORT: The course works towards the realization of a short film that will be the result of the learning process; plot, character creation, exploration and experimentation of the techniques used in Method Acting.

Workshops: Students explore various acting techniques, improvisation, voice control, movement, textual analysis, physical theatre and METHOD. The course encourages exploration and experimentation.

 

Sylvia Love Johnson is a Filmmaker, Writer, Actress and Producer.

She completed a BA in Acting at Middlesex University, London in1999. She studied Film Production and Creative Writing. She has worked as an Editor and Journalist in the Film, Arts and Education. She worked in Theatre and Film as and Actress/Writer. She collaborated in several Independent Film projects as a co-producer. In 2007, Sylvia Founded School of Theatre in Barcelona, the dramatic arts school soon opened in Las Palmas. School of Theater developed over 25 Drama, Theatre and Acting courses and modules, taught to over 200 students. The school developed strong links with related businesses in the community. Some of our students were offered parts in Hollywood Films, local independent Film Industry films and local theater productions. School of theatre was invited to help with the casting of a Hollywood film, filmed in the Canary Islands.
In 2010 Sylvia published her first novel ‘Mystic Dream’ a second edition of this literary work is due to come out in 2017.

In 2012 she completed a Master Degree in Filmmaking at Kingston University, London. Ever since she has produced 7 short films, winning the San Diego International Kids Film Festival Best Produced Kids Film Awards with her Short “Art’s Eyes’ 2013. She was featured in the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2014 with her short Film ‘She Moon Experimental” 2013. Her short film “Forgotten Paradise” 2015, featured in Palms Spring ShortFest Market and in Depth of Field International Film Festival Official Selection. Sylvia is presently in pre-production with her next short film ‘METHOD’ which shall be in production in November 2016. After this she will set up to produce her first feature film, ‘Montana Mischief’, the modern story of Joan of Arc, Janelle Montana,14, receives a calling beyond her age but not beyond her capacity. This project will be followed by two of her feature films in development including ‘Annika’s Shoes’ an Albanian girl, 8 years old, takes us through the horrors of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation. ‘Mystic Dream’, a magic parallel world awaits in our dreams for the redemption of human soul; five ordinary women will lead us in this extraordinary journey.

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Download METHOD Comic Strip Vol. I EVA

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We have taken our short film project METHOD to the next level! We are exploring our characters’ complexities by translating their story to a comic strip and Graphic Novel Series, compiled of 8 Volumes each. Eva is highly emotional.  A deeply hidden secret dictates her actions and shapes her personality day by day. An element of darkness in between a mixture of joy and sadness  dreams and reality reveals a shocking parallel side in her current life in Vol. I. Download METHOD VOL.I Comic Strip and “Eva’s Secret” short story. 

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Forgotten Paradise at Palms Spring International ShortFest Market

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Palm Springs is a well known residence and leisure center in Riverside County, in the Coachella Valley, about 110 miles east of Los Angeles and 140 miles northeast of San Diego

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Palms Springs International ShortFest is North America’s largest and best-attended film festival devoted to the art of short films, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market attracts thousands of avid filmgoers each year, along with hundreds of filmmakers, producers and industry professionals from all over the world.

An Oscar® and BAFTA® qualifying festival, ShortFest is best known for the range and scope of its programming, showcasing more than 320 short films selected for their filmmaking excellence and audience appeal from over 3,400 submissions from 90+ countries. A concurrent Short Film Market boasts an additional 3,000 titles on view. Over the past 20 years ShortFest has presented more 100 films that have gone on to win Oscar® nominations for Best Short Film. As such, selection for ShortFest has become a badge of honor for filmmakers, ensuring the highest quality films and an avid audience base.

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HEKATE Film Works‘ Short Film ‘Forgotten Paradise’ by Sylvia Love Johnson is available at the Palms Springs International ShortFest  film Market 

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    In search for the answers of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. A hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

Forgotten Paradise, A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

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Forgotten Paradise, A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

A bold look into theories on ‘loneliness’

In search for the answer of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. A hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

Forgotten Paradise, A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

She MOon, Love Spell A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson.

 A writer recalls an encounter with her lover. The feelings evoked lead her to remember a chapter in her childhood when she was casted a love spell. Meanwhile she writes a new story about the magic bond of five chosen girls, with a higher purpose. The girls will cast a spell, during a full moon night, to affect humanity’s heart while we dream.

She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

 

“Forgotten Paradise” Short Film, Special Screening

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All HEKATE Film Works Site members are invited to a Special Private Screening of the short Film “Forgotten Paradise”

To Celebrate Davide’s 11th birthday we will be holding a special private screening of our short film

“Forgotten Paradise” on 6th of May.

For more information on becoming a Site Member write to

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Happy New Year 2015

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 To All the Lovers of Love…

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May you believe in love when he speaks to you

May you deeply understand his reason for being with you, in you and for you

May you embrace his passion, desire and pleasure but also

May you embrace the sweet agony of everlasting tenderness

To All the Lovers of Beauty…

Remember the words of the Poet “The beauty that you perceive in all things is really the beauty that is in you”

To All the Lovers of Nature…

May you be a co-creator with The Mother and

May you give birth to the innate dispositions and the essential qualities of the dream you have dreamt

To All the Lovers of Magic…

May you know the power that there is within you

May you know that creation is found at will and it is at hand

May you became a Master in the art of Wishing so to learn to fulfil your every wish.

To All the Lovers of Songs Music and Poetry…

May you know that you dance to the language of the soul

The spirit is lifted, grows wings and flies to the places the heart yearns

When you let your senses be kissed by these.

To All the Lovers of Dreams 

Dream, Dream, Dream and Dream  until the end and then Dream again until you see every single one of your Dreams manifested.

To All the Lovers of Peace…

May you know that

Every single one of your smiles

Every single one of your kind words

Every single one of the kisses you blow

Every single hug you give

Is a precious treasure greatly celebrated in Heaven by all the Angels.

To All the Lovers of our Planet…

Love The Mother for she Loves YOu

To All the Lovers of the Universe…

You Are The Universe

To All the Lovers of the Blessings… 

May God Bless you always with every Blessing

To All the Lovers of Life…

Happy New Year 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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In search for the answers of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. A hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

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“When we are small children, just- arrived- in- the -planet people, we know things which we gradually forget as we grow up. This is why I chose to open Forgotten Paradise with images of my children when they were babies: There was absolutely no limit to the fun and the creativity they could experience, no boundaries for growth and development, there was absolutely nothing wrong in life, the adventure had just started and it was to be fully enjoyed. This is clear when you watch babies; there is the constant drive to discover and to learn. That is paradise, children’s paradise can often be polluted by adults, yet during the initial first years of life, chances are that kids will still remember and hold on to the fact that their potential is limitless, this is how we are born, this is how we are made. This is how we are supposed to stay. The main thing was to find beautiful picturesque spots to create striking frames where to place our story, we got some good ones but I was left feeling that I needed to spend much more time on this task, days, even months of taking photographs in locations with my cast, before filming. Finding the perfect image frame by frame. It is a crucial necessity of spend time and give as much thought as passion to image composition, finding immaculate frames that reveal the magic of light and color blended with mood and concept during the process of creation. Art is a mixture of hard work, intuition, luck and magic all driven by passion or love which are to many effects one and the same thing.”

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Davide Dallago was born in the Canary Islands in 2004. He is a great artists, he plays drums, he loves filmmaking and photography. He has many talents including singing and street dance. He loves sports and excels in basketball. He is passionate about Anime. He has learnt to create his own cool animations with different apps. His dream is to be an Scientist Engineer so he can build the ultimate Eco-Car, a car that will run purely on solar energy. He is clear about the fact that his purpose in this planet is to help others. He also wants to continue to work as an actor and filmmaker. He has produced impressive photography work. His art work pieces always get picked to be shown to the school Headmaster. He is a great student, his academic results are always ‘excellent’. He is loving and caring, a very sensitive 10 year old child. Forgotten Paradise is his third film. He has credits as Actor, writer and filmmaker for the award winner short film “Art’s Eyes” 2013 His previous work includes another short film “The Explorers” 2011.

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Gabriel is 8 years old he was born in the Canary Island in 2005. Gabriel is an intrinsic creative child, always finding new ways of producing new master pieces with any material he finds at home. He loves and excels at street dance and singing. He plays basketball and he is learning to play the piano.  He is always sharing his dreams and has decided he wants to be an actor and an inventor. He wants to became a Doctor in Science Engineering and invent a machine that cleans the air. He is very clear about the fact that his purpose is to help humanity. He often speaks of the plans he has for his future creations. He also wants to be a filmmaker and he already has several stories he wants to share with the world. He is a natural inventing characters and telling stories that both, make us laugh and warm our hearts. At school he always wins rewards for his caring nature and good behaviour. He is a brilliant student, his school results are always ‘excellent;  His first film credits includes “The Explorers” an adventure short film. He is one of the creators of “Art’s Eyes” 2013, winer of the a Award “Best Produced Kids Film” at the San Diego International Kids Film Festival 2013.

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Hekate Film Works Short Animation Competition (Round 2)

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 ROUND TWO OPEN for Registration

 

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These are the steps to follow:

1.  Register by filling in our short contact form below. At this stage we only need your contact information and samples of your animation and art work. If  we believe that you are suitable to join our team we shall invite you to participate in the competition.

2.  If you are selected we shall contact you with more details about the competition. Note that everyone is welcome to register to be considered, but the competition is by invitation only. Please make sure you read the our Guidelines/Terms and Conditions and  our Authorisation/Agreement/Waiver before you submit your work. The Authorisation must be signed and sent back to us before submitting your work.

3. You will receive the short animation project designed for this competition. It is a short sequence lasting 20-30 seconds.

4. The winner will  get an internship  with Hekate film Works, as well as the promotion and exposure of their work. All finalist will receive exposure and promotion.

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   HEKATE Film Works Short Animation Competition round 1  Winner

 

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I am a BA Animation graduate from Middlesex University of year 2014. I identify myself as a 2d Animator and I aspire to be one of the best 2D Animator but I do enjoy other styles of animations. I mostly work on TVPaint and After Effects though I am fluent on Flash, CorelPainter and Photoshop and few other softwares. Few of my inspiring animation artists/directors are Hayao Miyazaki and Aleksandr Petrov.

I mostly enjoy making hand drawn 2D digital animations. My drive in producing animations depend on the nature of the story and its messages. I prefer to make animations that involve deep meanings that resonate with the society/individuals.

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I graduated from the University of Creative Arts and completed a BA Honours Computer Graphics and Animation Course with a degree grade of 2:2. I became very passionate towards the area of character design and animation which is reflected in the projects completed for the university and personal work I have produced during my spare time and for competitions. One particular project I was proud of was a transcription of the character Jack Frost, which was originally a university project that didn’t receive high praise but I took the original work and pushed it further in my spare time to create something different and unique, I was particularly impressed with the result as were my tutors and friends as it showed that I fully understood how to re-invent a well known character to suit the genre of a RPG game. I have completed work experience with a visual effects firm called Butch Auntie to create small visual pieces that are later projected at live shows and events,  I can work as part of a team and that I can be very proactive when working on the company’s projects at home by myself. I am particularly interested in film and video games so I hope to end up in one of these fields. I enjoy being involved in the development process of a project taking the idea from concept to production and not afraid to try new challenges in order to grow and improve my understanding of animation and skill set.

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ShE MooN, Love Spell, Experimental based on the Novel by Sylvia Love Johnson

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An Experimental Short Film by Sylvia Johnson based on an extract form the Novel   Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream by Sylvia Johnson.ShE MoOn, Love Spell    

I heard her whispering my name. Her laughter echoed in the dark; she woke me up. 

That night Selene returned. I woke up from a dream in which there was only Selene and the emptiness that fills the chaotic place I dwell in: my apartment, with the intense and tormenting scent of jasmine blossom that forever engulfs it. The fragrance was impregnated within my bedroom’s walls, after I had smashed a bottle of perfume during one of my frequent fits of rage. Anger is my faithful companion in this comfortable and indulgent solitude. My loneliness is so luxurious that I belong to the group of people who live in the forgotten shadows, in old buildings, hidden in the most romantic corners that Paris can boast of. It was 4 am, I felt her breath caress my skin, I saw her face, and then she laughed…

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There is no feeling sweeter and more delightful than the absolute knowing with unwavering confidence that your dream is on its way to you now. That ‘knowing’ is the beginning of getting everything you can imagine and beyond.  The truth is that whatever you imagine, imagined or will imagine is on its way to you, yet manifestation needs the power of intent at its peak. One inspirational word, one sentence one story can awaken the power within you and set you right on the path in the direction of your every desire.

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Two Actors working on a film take dangerously, to the extreme, their character building while preparing for their role to the point that fiction and reality become two directly opposing and conflicting forces by which their fate is determined.

Death comes before rebirth.

 

METHOD  tells the story of star-crossed love.

Eva and Daniel are deeply submerged in the process of creating their roles for a film. Their extreme passion for METHOD Acting and the intensity they employ to recall past emotions and experiences put them at borders between sanity and insanity. They painfully self-inflict instability to truthfully reflect their character’s state of mind. Soon they are subdued by unexpected paranormal brain activity which crosses the line between psyche and materialises in their life. The Actors fall in love with each in conflict with the reality of their characters.

The METHOD sessions’ invented life overrides the real inner life of the protagonists resulting in tragic consequences. The characters they are working on, are pursuing different and conflicting objectives to their real-life personas. The conflict of Truth Vs Truth leads to a drastic conclusion. Danny(the character)  desperately wants to marry his girlfriend, Susie (the character) while Susie is fixed on breaking up the relationship. Danny’s motives for marrying are self-serving, obscure and far from true love. While Susie’s insecurities make her feel undeserving of his love and claustrophobic towards his obsession. Meanwhile, the real people Daniel and Eva have secretly fallen in love. This passion has, in a paranormal way, became, without their knowledge, the only cure to the different chronic and dangerous health conditions they suffer and due to self-inflicting with METHOD.The battle against the self, the conflict of  Truth vs Truth has inadvertently become a fight for survival.

Daniel is above all an obsessive Actor; he finds it impossible to let go Danny’s impulses and truth. Meanwhile, Eva having evoked her most intense, painful and traumatic life experience to create Susie will find herself trapped in Susie’s dark energy field where she has found a place of denial to cover up her trauma.
The Actor Daniel has hopelessly fallen in love with the Eva; thus he is experiencing ‘The Broken Heart Syndrome’, which causes him severe pain during his METHOD sessions. Throughout Eva’s Method sessions and rehearsals at home, we see a very intensive interpretation of her role. As well as the evidence of her being in the middle of an emotional breakdown. We discover that she lives in two different realities, she has a man in her house, but the mystic aura around him suggests that he might be a supernatural presence. We later discover that he is indeed the spirit of her real-life boyfriend who passed away. Eva is transferring the emotional pain to the role preparation. By doing so, she is burying herself in an abysm of denial, and she is physically disappearing from the world.
Daniel is linked to Eva’s psyche, so he sees what is happening to her, he tries to rescue her from what seems a no return from a place of darkness. He does this for his sake. Eva’s love presents the only chance for his recovery, ‘The Broken Heart Syndrome” is killing him.

 

 

 

METHOD Graphic Novel Series

METHOD Series

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METHOD

Graphic Novel Series

METHOD Graphic Novel Series

“ Passion, love and lies ambition, obsession and ego come over exposed with the light of “METHOD”. A group of actors will stop at nothing to build a character, even when embracing darkness is the beginning of loosing themselves

Vol. I

‘A Character Lost in the dream of the Actress’

METHOD Vol. I Graphic Novel Series

Eva, an actress suffering from the pain of loss gains, when she needs to prepare a new role she gains strength by finding refuge in the dreams of a past love. She doesn’t see that her dark secret lover is pulling her away from reality, taking over her life and keeping her imprisoned in a fantasy.

 

Vol. II

“When fearless ambition develops wild obsession”

METHOD Vol. II Graphic Novel Series

Daniel, a self -made successful actor, is at the peak of his career. Everything falls into perfect place yet he realises that nothing makes sense. He becomes obsessed to be in control. His wildest instincts take over when a mysterious woman makes and entry in his life.

 

Vol. III

“Charisma has many faces”

METHOD Vol. III Graphic Novel

Enchanting and romantic, singer songwriter, actor Simon is irresistible to women. His charisma leaves more then one, mercilessly, at his feet, even if only for a short while. But the tables are about to turn, when he meets the woman who will tear his heart apart.

 

METHOD the Graphic Novel & Comic Strip

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Press Release

HEKATE Film Works

Contact Details: Ms Sally- Anne Long. Head of Marketing and Communications contact@hekatefilmworks.com mobile: 07447617591

Join us in the celebration for the launch of METHOD Trans Media Project 1 Our the newly created ‘METHOD The Comic Strip & the Graphic Novel’ Series

Reading Broad Street, Reading RG1 on 25th July  12 noon- 6pm

Register online at www.hekatefilmwroks.com/Event Free Entry, refreshments, fun activities and prize draw. All welcome.

This event serves us as an opportunity to make our filmmaking activities known to the people of Reading and also bringing a stronger sense of innovation, creativity and the development of Arts in the Reading, Berkshire, community. It is exciting to see how much talent there is here in Reading.

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HEKATE Film Works is a film and video production company offering a wide range of video production services, from commercials to wedding videos, actor’s reels, video appeals etc.

We are also a growing ‘Filmmaker and Movie Lover’ online community featuring our popular Facebook group ‘Short Films Online’ and our Film Forum at www.hekatefilmworks.com where industry professionals and fans, alike, can share their views and ask questions. HEKATE Film Works main focus lies on creating inspirational theatrical pieces for the Entertainment Industry, thought provoking, powerful and memorable moving images, our dream is to greatly contribute to the 7Th Art world’s legacy. We have been in existence since 2012 with our Head Quarters in Reading, UK. Since then we have produced award winning short films and featured in some of the most important Film Festivals around the world including Palms Spring, Clermont-Ferrand, San Diego International Kids Film Festival and Depth of Field International Film Festival.

METHOD Trans Media Project 1 was born as an idea to add an extra element to our short film project ‘METHOD’, thus implementing our marketing and distribution strategy as well as being an initiative to offer ‘more’ to our fans and followers.

“ Independent Filmmakers nowadays are having to be extremely creative, inventive, innovative in order to reach their audiences, stand out and reach their goals’ Said Sylvia Love Johnson, Filmmaker and Founder of HEKATE Film Works.

METHOD Trans Media Project 1 has turned into an exciting opportunity to discover and showcase some very talented artists in the UK.

Over the next season we will be introducing you to amazing, yet still unknown, creative talent.

We are happy to use this platform to promote the work of a diversity of artist with our METHOD Trans Media Project 1.

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More about HEKATE Film Works…Projects in Development

METHOD Short Film (pre-Production)

METHOD analyses Love:  true love, fake love, falling in love, falling out of love, obsessive love, love between siblings, the first love of a boy.

We explore the bond between brothers, drama in difficult relationships, psychoanalysis and deception.

In the race to prove the right to ‘get the girl’ two brothers employ the “Method” only to end up revealing each other’s darkest side.  In the depths of the story we find the tragedy of lost love.

Montana Mischief Feature Film (Pre-Production)

The 15 year old Janelle Montana is the Joan of Arch of the 21rst Century. Her story is set in gang mobster environment in the down to earth neighborhood of Lewisham, Southeast London.

The action packed story of a young girl who has suffered a great loss and receives an extraordinary calling.  Montana Mischief focuses in how Janelle Montana deals with her loss; it will also reveal the bravery of her character and the loyalty of her teenage friends. Her decisiveness to take over her father’s business marks a new stage in her life and shows how she assumes responsibility, gains strength and builds her character. All these events clash with the celebration of her 15th birthday.

Our future and current events and activities include:

The ‘Montana Mischief Casting Call’

We have published the Casting Call for our first Feature film on www.starnow.com we’ve had a response of 900 applications and counting after only a week of publishing it. We are looking for very particular people, with unique attributes and most of all we want to find and showcase new talent around UK. We are making an ‘Event’ out this casting call, by publicising it largely, this is in order to raise funds for the filming, raise awareness of the project, to give as many actors/actresses as possible, the opportunity to be in the film and finally and most importantly to do a thorough and concise talent search.

First Auditions will be held in September – October 2015.

HEKATE Film Works Short Animation Competition, Round 3

After the first 2 rounds, over 300 applications to submit to our ‘invitation only’ competition, having discovered great talents, such as Katherine Jackson, Adam Webb and Rishi Rai we are taking it to the next level. For round 3 all artists are welcome to submit, no invitation required, plus there will be a £150 cash prize award and an Internship at HEKATE Film Works for the winner.

  • HEKATE Film Works ‘Pop Art & Comic Competition’

We are thrilled with the great work that we have already seen submitted for our first round of the competition. Submissions close on 15 December 2015. Our Pop Art and Comic Competition is a wonderful method for discovering and showcasing talent around the world, which would, otherwise, remain unknown.

  • Reading Artists Network’ Events

We are gathering all the artists in Reading, Berkshire. Fashion Designers, Filmmakers, Photographers, Actors, Writers, Painters and more, to create our very own ‘Reading Artists Network’. Many artists and Film and Entertainment Industry Professionals in Reading have to constantly rely on London to find work and to make connections. ‘Reading Artists Network’ will be a great way to connect and work together in Reading, Berkshire.

The first Networking Event is to be held in December 2015 a ‘Cheese and Wine Party’ hosted by HEKATE Film Works.

  • Award Winning HEKATE Short Films London and South East, Screening Tour

Community Centres and screening houses around London and South East UK will host our short films during our Tour in the spring of 2016 Short films to feature in this tour:

‘Art’s Eyes’ 2012

Award Winner, children’s short film. This beautiful, fun, inspiring and super Artful 12 minutes Movie shows the awesome creativity of 8 and 7 year olds Davide and Gabriel. They are the creators of all digital art, all the handprints, and the animation sequences. They also took all the still photos and 90% of the video.

‘She Moon Love Spell’ 2013

“Suggestive and Beautiful” Per Bohlin

“A lovely moment of Zen to start the day “John G.

Featuring the ‘inspirational’ ‘magical song’ “True Love”, original music theme from the Short film “She Moon, Love Spell” 2013 by Sylvia Love Johnson,

She Moon, Love Spell has inspired audiences around the world. Based on the novel by Sylvia Love Johnson “Mystic Dream” its main sequence depicts the moment when the 5 young protagonists of the story, meet in the forests, after dusk to perform a ‘love spell’. The theme song leads us to discover that the ‘love spell’ is cast upon humanity for the benefit of all people and of creation.

“Very Divine and Kudos for creativity, but most daring was the combined thrust for love, power and an in-depth display of spells…” Janet Kelly

‘Ethical Fashion: Tammam’ 2013

A short documentary film that focuses on environmental awareness with fashion as its core topic.

Fashion is a part of our culture our society our identity. How does fashion respect our home, planet Earth?

Atelier Tammam is a small traditional couture atelier (fashion studio and showroom) based in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London. They specialize in hand crafted, hand made, high quality bridal and evening wear.

Lucy Tammam tells us about their environmentally friendly practices such as planting a tree per each gown they produce, working in a fair trade basis and ensuring an ethical source chain while selecting only natural fabrics for her designs.

‘Forgotten Paradise’ 2015 

Presently being shown at the Palms Spring Short Film Fest and in the Official selection of Depth of Field International Film Festival.

In search for the answer of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. This short film is a hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, a cinematic piece with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

  • METHOD Short Film (pre-production)

This short film will be completed in 2016

  • METHOD Trans Media Project 2, the second edition of the METHOD Trans Media Project 1 with a further 4 Comics and Graphic Novel short Stories for what happened After ‘METHOD’ the short film.
  • Montana Mischief Feature Film (pre-production). We shall enter production during the last quarter of 2016

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HEKATE Film Works Short Animation Competition Round 2 Winner

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      Katherine is a  BA Honours graduate of Lincoln University
and she works as a freelance illustrator & animator from home in Durham.  Through the combination of traditional and digital techniques, she expands on her drawing abilities to create characters and stories that are imaginary but still with the anthropomorphic elements of human emotion in both static and moving imagery. She hand draws all her images, finalising in Photoshop, Flash & After Effects.

‘I was instantly and deeply touched with the sensitivity and sublime beauty of the piece, Katherine is a very well deserved winner, I’m proud of my team and our commitment to finding great talent  ‘SJ’  SylviaLoveJ7

HEKATE Film Works is taking it to the next level, the winner of Round 3 will earn a £150 cash prize as well as an internship in their creative area of expertise. Round 3 opens for submissions on 20th of June.

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HEKATE Film Works can take your project from Pre-Production through to self-distribution managament.
We can assist you in  scripting, filming, casting, location management, editing, motion graphics, press and publicity, marketing and distribution.
We put at your disposal a creative team for film and video production services to suit every purpose, client and occasion.
Whether you are looking to shoot a commercial, edit your actor’s reel, you need a wedding videographer, a trailer, a music video, a corporate video,  or a book teaser/trailer; we can help you develop your project from early stages through to Production and post-production. We are here to bring your creative ideas to life.
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The Authority of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarratu

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I didn’t know what a real character was until I watched Biutiful. I didn’t know what a Filmmaker can really make me feel until I watched Biutiful, I didn’t know the magic that there is, really, in everything until I watched Biutiful.

The consolation of a fairy Godmother to a dying man, afraid of leaving his children alone in the world, her words reached me deep inside…

“ Do you think they will be alone? Do you think it is you who looks after them? No, you know you don’t, God looks after them. Make your peace”

I as a mother, I felt the relief, the peace, as if a heavy load was lifted off my shoulders. I don’t do anything, God does. Only a Master of the 7th Art Craft can make you find consolation so deep and so real in the face of a desparate situation, in the face of death, hey! it’s fine to die.

Call it obsession, infatuation, passion or love, when it comes to Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarratu it is all the same to me.

I want to open him, look inside the source and absorb. The source is a life of dreams and memories worth remembering in detail, to then luxuriously recreate, the luxery of “Creating a Master Piece” know that is the only foucus in a Filmmaker’s mind.

I could spend my life thinking, writing, talking about Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarratu

Not only about the fearless ferociousness in Amores Perros (2000) and

the courageous taking of the city intimidating city of Barcelona, the honesty of the story, the uniqueness of the characters, the subtle magic in Biutiful (2010) ,

But also the cleverness in the writing, the playful and mischievous deceit in the plot, the melancholic elements that speak of a part in me, the sheer authority of Birdman (2014).

Alejandro you are my inspiration, when I dream of you, I create. SJ

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True Love- The She moon Song Magic

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“Suggestive and Beautiful” Per Bohlin

“A lovely moment of Zen to start the day “John G.

The Film Production Company HEKATE Film works has released the ‘inspirational’ ‘magical song’ “True Love”, original music theme from the Short film “She Moon, Love Spell” 2013 by Sylvia Love Johnson,

The music composed by Tim Bond and lyrics by Sylvia Love Johnson was created for the main sequence of the short film.

The short “She Moon, Love Spell” is inspired by the novel

“Mystic Dream” its main sequence depicts the moment when the 5 young protagonists of the story, meet in the forests, after dusk to perform a love spell. The song leads us to discover that the love spell is cast upon humanity for the benefit of all people and of creation.SylviaLoveJ1

“Very Divine and Kudos for creativity, but most daring was the combined thrust for love, power and an in-depth display of spells…” Janet Kelly

“TRUE Love” in “She Moon, Love Spell” has been described as a “very profound chant of spiritual unknown awaken, beautifully made” The song has reached a vast audience worldwide, in diverse screenings. Many fans have expressed the desire to own the song thus, Sylvia Love Johnson, CEO at HEKATE Film Works and creator of “TRUE Love” releases the song as a single, as part of the promotional campaign for the short film and to raise funds for future projects.

“Independent Filmmakers are having to be incredibly creative and inventive, try everything and do anything possible to maximise the potential they have for their projects to reach the people who would love them” said Sylvia Love J.

Ellie Bidman in She Moon Love Spell

When asked about the meaning of her song Sylvia said….” I wrote a song, but it wasn’t meant to be a song, it was meant to be a wish, a dream a desire for all, a touch of magic that would reach every heart, isn’t this what song writers intend to do with their art?”

Rebecca Lacey

” I love the militant cadence…. Like women marching to the beat of a new world” commented one of the viewers, Amy, after watching the short film.

Rebecca Lacey, 17, is the amazing undiscovered talent, lead voice in “TRUE Love”. In 2005 Rebecca made her first appearance on stage at her school summer fare.  She was very anxious, but as soon as the music started this loud, mature voice came out of the nervous 7 year old and surprised everyone.

The filmmaker entrepreneur Sylvia Love Johnson has a couple of short film and feature film projects in the works while her Film Production Company, HEKATE Film Works offers Film and Video Production Services, from Teaser/Trailer editing, to book promo videos, actors’ Show-reels, commercials and music videos, Indie Film Self-Distribution Strategy Planning, Press and Publicity, Post- Production Services and more.

The announcement of the release of “True Love- The She Moon song” comes very close to the release of the second edition of the novel that inspired the ‘magical song’ Mystic Dream (Second Edition) will be launched toward the end of this year.

“In stillness fulfilment is found….”Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Ellie Bidman, Melissa Sanger, Charlotte Touboulic in She Moon Love Spell

 The song expresses with simplicity how meditation, visualisation and silence are the key to bringing to manifestation of our every desire….

The song portrays the divine and Magical essence in human soul

Five young girls leading us onto a dreamlike adventure in the forest, makes it for an intriguing setting in She Moon, Love Spell. Fans around the world are looking forward to the feature film based on the Novel, “Mystic Dream”, which is part of HEKATE Film Works future projects.

ISelene20n Mystic Dream the enigmatic character ‘Selene’ has already enchanted and captured the heart of many readers who have deeply fallen in love with her attributes, they have said that she is Sensitive, vulnerable, mysterious, powerful, weightless, bounces through life, full of colour, with much sprit, unique, a resonant, complex character, mystical, ethereal, surreal, seductive, sultry and beautiful.

Selene leads her friends into the world of wish fulfillment while accomplishing a mission involving humanity’s dream for peace and everlasting wellbeing

“May the love Spell Unite humanity” Chris Billy Bob