LUCKY ME: A film-maker’s first film is out!
This is a film by Arnold Deutsch, one of the best young filmmakers of our time.
He is currently shooting the first phase of his project, which he calls Lucky, which will be released in 2019.
Lucky Me is about a man who comes to India in search of a bride.
It was shot in Lodi, a city in Bihar, and he has been in contact with the city’s filmmakers for the last two years.
He tells us about his background and how he approached his first film, Lucky Me.
How did you find out about LUCK?
It was on a trip to India to see the documentary Fantasy Island , in which the Indian film industry is celebrated.
I met up with the filmmaker, who told me he had heard about my project from someone who had been a film maker in Mumbai.
I was very excited, and I had the first meeting with him a few days later.
He asked me to meet him at his place in Lodiya.
It turned out to be my first meeting in LODiya, and we began our interview.
How long did you spend in Loda?
About a week, it was a really quiet place, and there was no traffic.
I stayed for a couple of days and got to know him a little bit better.
How do you feel about Lollywood, the Indian cinema industry?
I feel that it’s great and the cinema is growing.
I don’t think there are too many filmmakers who have taken this step and become a superstar.
What did you think about the Indian films in the recent years?
I think it is a positive thing, and a lot of films are making their way to the Indian screens.
Lollywood is still relatively small and there are a lot more films coming out.
I am very happy with the way the film industry has taken the opportunity to be more independent.
Are you happy that the Indian audiences are also appreciating your work?
I’m very happy, but it’s hard.
I hope that in the next couple of years, we will see a lot better films in India.
What advice do you have for other filmmakers?
You need to work hard, and work with the best.
The key is to find your audience, to find their heart, and to be honest with them.
It’s important that you show the audience what you want them to see.
And be true to yourself, which is something that’s not very often seen in India, even today.
I hope to continue to work with film-makers in India and the world.
Do you have any advice for filmmakers in the future?
There are a few things that I would like to recommend to all filmmakers.
There are some films that are not very well received.
There is something wrong with the mindset of the cinema, and that can lead to a lot people thinking that it is just for kids.
There’s also a need to have the confidence to say, ‘I’m making a movie.
I can make something great.’
If you don’t have the courage to do that, the movies will be just as bad.
I hope I will get to know my audience in a way that will allow me to share my ideas.
I also want to be inspired by my friends and my mentors.
You have a strong passion for film-making, and it is very easy to forget how hard it is to make films in Indian cinema.
Do we have to be so creative to be successful in this industry?
Yes, we have got to have a very high level of talent, and if we don’t do it, we’re just not going to be as successful as we want to.
I would also like to say to filmmakers who are working in this field: Don’t forget that this is the most beautiful film-industry in the world and it’s very important to us that we all work as hard as possible.
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