Cleaning Day

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I have been busy filming almost constantly. So, I have not cleaned my flat for a while, which is so embarrassing. So today, I have spent the whole day cleaning my place. I’m just finished it now or not long ago. What a relief! I need to clean my home once a week from now on. If my place is dirty I can’t be creative writing my screenplay. I feel like it blocks my productivity. When everything looks clean & clear my productivity and creativity maximize. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me. And also, I have just finished filming a TV series about cleaning in which I played a cleaner. So, when they finished filming the series I still carry on to be a cleaner. I really get  into character….hehe

But, it’s a good thing. I finally got myself together to clean my place thoroughly. Now, I can write the film script without something’s blocking my productivity. I don’t think I can complete my screenplay this weekend, which is fine. I have at least tried. Hopefully, I will be able to finalize it next week. I must stick to my plan and finish my screenplay as soon as possible. Anyway, I have a feeling, I will be able to finish it next week.


Now my bathroom’s walls are so shiny like mirrors 🙂

Why I Blog

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I don’t blog that often as I was used to. Because, when I’m out and filming they don’t really allow me to use my phone on set which is very understandable. Also, if they saw me pull out my phone during the shoot they would think I try to take photos of the film set, actors, and even the film crew…..haha….And most of the time, my call time is quite early, and then there will be a long day filming. The time that I have a chance to use my phone again is when I have lunch break. But then, I have to eat quickly before we start filming again. There’s no time to waste on the film set. So, I can’t really blog. Then, I just blog when I’m home again. But, I love blogging. I try to blog more often. It’s my diary. I like to keep a journal of my life, what I’m doing at this moment in time, how I change or improve, what happens in my life today, tomorrow, this month, year, decade, etc. It’s just a reminder of mistakes I’ve made, accomplishments I’m proud of, wonderful moments I want to remember, and so on. It’s also a great way to better my writing skill and increase my creativity. And by blogging regularly, I become aware of my own mistakes and successes. All in all, I just love writing and expressing myself through words.

Pizza For Lunch

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I’m gonna take a break now and have some pizza for lunch. Pizza is always handy. It’s a quick meal when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen just to prepare your lunch. I always store boxes of pizza in my freezer, so I always have a quick, yummy meal to eat without all the hassles. I will not go anywhere this weekend, until my script is done. I really hope, I can finish it this weekend. Maybe, I will have to drink lots of coffee tonight to keep myself awake. One of the good things is that I don’t watch TV no more, I got rid of my telly already, so I have lots of extra time to do my work. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made to be free from television once and for all. It feels so good & free. Now after the pizza, I’ll continue to work on my screenplay right away. Nothing happens much in my life at the moment. If I’m not on set filming, then I’m home and working on my film script constantly. But, once I finish the script I will have more freedom to do what I want. But my job has to come first. It’s where I make my income. And writing screenplays is my job as well. I really want to be a screenwriter, so I have to regard it as a job that needs to be fulfilled.

Writing Feature-length Screenplay

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I will attempt to finish a feature-length screenplay of my short film, Instant Risk, this weekend. It sounds like an impossible mission. But, I will just give it a go anyway. It’s just an extension of the script of the short film that I have already written. So, I may not have to spend that much time to complete it. I really want to finish it this weekend. But if not, then it’s fine. Writing a script is not easy. There’s a lot of researches, planning, re-writing, re-reading, and so on. But, it’s fun for people who love writing like me. Every page of the script I write I try to make it as entertaining to read as possible. If I find it boring to read it myself, then I will re-write it again and again. And I have about 120 pages to execute this weekend. Each page of the screenplay equals one minute of screen time. I didn’t think about this rule that much when I wrote my short film screenplay, Instant Risk. But when I finished the script it turned out, I wrote about 6-7 pages. And my short film is actually also 6-7 minutes long. The rest is just a rolling credit and music, and that’s why it’s about 10 minutes long all together. So now, it’s a feature film I want to write my screenplay for, then it must be about 110-120 pages. But, it could be 90 pages. It depends on the genre, really.

Now, I will continue to write my script. I feel more creative at night now to write. I will spend most of my evening writing and see how many pages I have accomplished. And I have enough food in my fridge since I will go nowhere this weekend. I will just write and write, until my script is done.

Enjoy the music from Medina – You and I (deadmau5 Remix):

Buppha acress in London

What is Instant Risk Really About?

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Today, I will explain what my film, Instant Risk, really is about. On the surface, it may seem like a normal action/drama/romance film, but it has a good message. I don’t just make film. I want to create something that is meaningful. My film, Instant Risk, has a theme that is very current. Therefore, I think, this is the perfect time to get this idea across. I am passionate about my art/work. I conceived and developed Instant Risk by a very careful thought. I try to add meaning in everything I do. So this film, even though it’s a short film only about 10 minutes and it’s my first short, but I have spent time thinking about how I will make it, how I will send the message across, how I will put everything together so it makes sense, and so on.

So Instant Risk is a remarkable, suspenseful story about “Taking Control” and “Women vs. Men.” It’s set in London at present time. The film’s shot on location in Wimbledon. The main characters are Birgit Reenberg, Gerwyn Belcher, and Tolberg Clay. It’s an action / mystery / thriller / drama / love-story. The story illustrates a modern society in which women begin to take control and to speak up for themselves. It shows, the world has come to a change for the better. Women start fighting against sexual harassment, abuse, inequality, unfair treatment, etc. Thus, there’s no better time to make this film than now, to celebrate and support the ongoing change women are working on. And as a woman, and especially I’m originally from Thailand I do have to face discrimination and racism on top of that as well, therefore I feel the need to tell a story about it, and what women have to experience on a daily basis at work, at home, and in public, to make people aware of the issues and that this has to change.

As an example, one interesting subtext of this film is male chauvinism. The protagonist’s boyfriend verbally and physically abuses her. Then her love interest who seems nice and kind to her is also a male chauvinist by patronizing her, as we see toward the end of the film he tells her that he wants to protect and give her the life that she deserves. If you have or have not watched the film yet please do watch the film below again, to see for yourself what I mean:

Instant Risk (2018) | Action/Romance Short from Buppha Wittaya-Amponpunt on Vimeo.

The ending is different than the one that I already have uploaded. I just wanted to upload a new version of the ending to see which one is better. What do you think? If you have not watched the previous video yet please watch it here to see the difference.

Instant Risk Feature Film Screenplay

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At the moment, I’m also working on a feature film screenplay of my short film, Instant Risk. I have to have a script for a feature film version ready as well, just in case. The story looks exciting. So I thought, this could turn into a feature film as well. And why not? When I wrote the script for the short I could see its potential to be made into a feature film. It doesn’t hurt anyway, to try to write a whole feature film out of it. And today while I’m working on the screenplay I enjoy every moment of it. I think the story is good. I write for myself. I have to fall in love with the story first, otherwise I can’t continue to write 120 pages or something. It’s not easy. If I’m not so thrilled enough, to wake up every morning to work on something then the story is not good enough for me. I will know it right away. Then I will stop and find other stories to tell. But I stick to this one day after day because I love it. And I enjoy every word I write down. I have been working on the screenplay the whole day. I will take a break now. I will resume the writing shortly.

It’s been a total joy working on my own project, finally. I have made student films before when I went to film school in Denmark. But that was many, many years ago. And I didn’t work alone that time. I worked as a team in a group of 4-5 students. Each group competed against other groups to make good movies. Today, I work on my own: A film with no crew. To be precise. Just to save money and time. To begin to work with less crew as much as possible, even alone which is what I do now, is an easy start – just to get going right away. The more I wait for others to join me in my film making project the longer time it will take me to, actually, get started. And I might never get it made at all if I continued to wait. So I just jumped right in, making the film by myself. I didn’t care how challenging it could be. The result is, the film was, finally, made within a short period of time. No more waiting, just do it. And when I look back I know, I have made the right decision. My dream will remain a dream if I only dream of it. But if I try to make it come true with all the resources, ability, and skills I already possess then a dream is no longer a dream. It’s something realistic and achievable. 

A Film With No Crew

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I have finally finished shooting my short film, Instant Risk. A film with no crew since I’m the only film crew behind the scenes. And then the actors. But they have nothing to do with the technical side of it but me. It has been such a great experience. I play the lead role, direct, shoot, edit the film, and many more. I have therefore learned a lot in filmmaking. It’s very challenging at first when I think about I have to do all that by myself. How am I going to direct the actors, play the lead actress, and be behind the camera all at once? But, after I have gone through all that, it wasn’t that difficult at all. Everything went the way I wanted it to be. It’s my first attempt in filmmaking, after all. So, I don’t worry that much how it will turn out. It was fun directing the actors. I like it. Now I understand why many film directors are so passionate about their jobs. It’s very rewarding, but very tough as well. And I like the fact that I wrote the screenplay myself, so I just direct, shoot, and edit it the way I have visualized it in my script. 

Now the next process is to put everything together, to create a finished movie. And that’s an another long, creative procedure again. It takes time if I want the result to be as cinematic as possible. This can be a very crucial part in filmmaking, too. Film is a visual media. So, I have to keep that in mind when I edit it. This can be exciting!

Well, that’s it for now. I will get up early tomorrow to start editing it.

Film Storyboard

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I have spent time working on my short film day & night, creating film storyboard, looking through actor applications, arrange to shoot the film, where will my film be screened, and many more. It’s a lot to do. But, I’m almost there. Making storyboard for my film is fun and very useful. So the film is well-organised, which will make the filming process run smoothly and finish on time. It also helps me know the time I really need in each scene, when and how I will film, is it easy or difficult?, do I actually need this scene?, and so on. It really helps me visualize the whole process and see it in a more realistic way, so I can see  how I am going to approach this whole thing in a more manageable way. It speeds up my project to a great extent when I know what I am going after, how long it will take, and how the end result could look like. I will make more storyboard and add to its own page here later on. So you can follow my project till the end 🙂

By the way, I have changed my film title to Birgit Reenberg.

I tried to make a snowfall. But it’s taking to long to create tiny snow particles over the entire image, so I only managed to add a sprinkle of snow just at the top of the picture as you can see. I could use a software to achieve it. But I don’t have time searching for the right software at the moment. So, I just made what I could make. Yes, I plan to shoot this scene in snow. But, if I couldn’t do it then never mind. It’s just an idea.

The Point of No Return

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I have come to the point of no return. There’s no turning back now. I have finished my short film screenplay. Maybe not quite. I still have to polish it, check grammar & spelling, dialogues, and more. But, the most important thing is that I have reached the point where I can, finally, type FADE OUT & THE END! And that I am happy with the plot. So, I won’t make any more change. I could start shooting my film this week. I have lots of actors which I need to go through and select. So, after I have added the finishing touches to my script, I will ask the actors I have shortlisted to send in their self tape auditions. Then, I’ll take it from there. I will have to make my selection quickly since I want to complete the film before Christmas.

One of the reasons why I attend martial arts classes because I want to be able to do the fight scenes in my film confidently & authentically. I want the audiences to experience the reel sense of originality. I want them to see that the actors in my film, including me, do know how to perform the fighting scenes professionally because we have been trained and trained. So, I am happy that I have returned to the martial arts workshops. I have not been there maybe for about a couple of months because I was busy filming. I have a commitment to make this film. And I will carry it through. So, I devote myself to create a good film. Therefore, I must have a real knowledge in martial arts skills, to make the characters in my film more believable. If I don’t believe in it myself because I don’t know how to, technically, fight how am I going to convince my audiences?

Please feel free to follow my film pages on social media sites to keep yourself up-to-date with its latest news, updates, release date, further projects, and many more:

IMDb: https://pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt7642546/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disguisedfilm (the film page called “Disguised Film” since I don’t think I’m going to use the initial title anyway, Love & Fall. I’m going to change it to something that reflects action packed film. But for now, I use Disguise, which I may change it again)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disguisedfilm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/disguisedshort

buppha does boxing

Stage Combat Unarmed – Martial Arts Boxing

Firearms Training

Sword & Shield Fighting

Script Complete

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My script is now complete! And I’m very happy with it. Nothing will be changed no more. But, I do have to change the title, tagline, and the summary a little bit, so that it makes sense with the new plot. Most part of the plot remains the same, only some has been adjusted and added to transform it into an action movie as well. So tomorrow, I will work on new title (or, I might not change it at all), new plot summary, and tagline. Since I have now accomplished the majority part of the project which is to finalize the screenplay the rest will be easier to achieve. I am over the moon now. I have a feeling, it’s going to be good! And I will still shoot my film with my cell phone. I plan to submit it to film festivals as well. After I’m finished polishing the script, which I will do tomorrow, I will start sending the script out to actors I have shortlisted to send me their self tape auditions. After that, I will begin to film. I’m so glad that I have managed to get myself together and write a script and make the film, at long last. Phew!

Now, I will celebrate it by watching some good movies and relaxing.