AACTA Spotlight Featuring SILENT MAN
Featured image credit: Daniel Blatch
We talk with Daniel Blatch about SILENT MAN.
What inspired you to create this production?
I most likely created this production because of some attention seeking behaviour, but I'd like to think it was to be a part of that legacy and that family that made me feel less alone when I was a kid. My idols have always been comedians and writers, so being like them is a dream come true. But it is most likely attention seeking behaviour.
What challenges did you face in creating this production?
I think life is always the biggest challenge when making videos and films. The industry is known for being hard to get in to, incredibly cruel and taking years to have any pay off. So persevering through that even with the incentive to have a normal life can be difficult. I think I'd be fine living in a caravan though.
What is one piece of advice would you give to aspiring filmmakers?
Make what you want to make. A lot of the time, you won't get the amount of views you think you should get, so you'll feel like you're alone with your content. And if you've made something that is pandering to trends, that can be a miserable experience. Create content that you would be proud of.
What are you hoping audiences will take away from watching this production?
I hope audiences laugh and are entertained. I hope it can make people feel less lonely for a bit and maybe inspired to create their own content.
Watch SILENT MAN on YouTube here.