Hamish Downie’s Five More Questions With Brimo Morales
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TGG: This is the encore interview for Brimo Morales, who made the popular short film “$500K” which is on LesFlicks now. Brimo’s debut feature film, “Scared Vision” is now in post.
TGG: Could you tell us about “Scared Vision” and your crowdfunding campaign for post-production?
BM: Sacred Vision is a thriller that follows Galen Lopez years after their mother’s tragic death, and weeks after a traumatic breakup. On social media and for clients, Galen puts on a happy go lucky facade, while inside they’re doing their best to piece their life back together. Encouraged by their loving grandmother to stop their antidepressants in order to connect more with the spiritual realm, Galen begins having visions of the future. Not her future, crimes that are about to happen. Everything comes to a head when Galen sees their ex-girlfriend Katelyn being attacked. Will they be able to stop it from happening? Or will they see it too late?
The movie is completely shot, but now we’ve gotta get through post production which includes finishing the editing, coloring, sound design, special effects and music so that it’s ready for all of us to enjoy. In order to do this I need about $3000 USD.
TGG: What’s your favorite perk from the campaign?
BM: Your own personal spell. I like this because I’m utilizing things I learned about Wicca that I researched for the film. I also put the intention in of helping whoever gets a spell.
TGG: Could you tell us about the journey so far with “Scared Vision”?
BM: It has definitely been a journey. For those that don’t know the backstory of Sacred Vision, I was laid off from a job in Feb 2022, and I decided that instead of looking for more work right away, I would make my first feature film. I already had a few scripts written but I wasn’t inspired to make any of those, so within a matter of 3-4 months I wrote, casted, and shot my feature film. I was inspired by the movie The Gift from 2001 and The Eye and knocked out the writing relatively quickly for me, the story flowed out of me and every scene just made sense to move the story along. Shooting wasn’t without its hiccups, especially since a good chunk of it I shot myself. There was noise from neighbors, airplanes and all of that. A couple of our actors got Covid so we had to recast like 2 days before shooting their scene. It all came together though and I was really happy with the footage we got. I was hoping to edit the film myself and get it done before November 2022 because I attended the American Film Market then, but unfortunately I had a mental breakdown and couldn’t do it. They say that you should make things that are close to you and I didn’t realize how close this movie was to me and my past. I went to therapy and got my mental health better so that I could come back better. Now I’ve got an incredible team for post production so I don’t have to do it all alone.
TGG: What was the biggest thing you’ve learned from making your first feature film?
BM: The more planning you’re able to do beforehand, the better off you’ll be. That comes with anything, but especially in film. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Equipment doesn’t work, things break, actors get covid, you’re doing a million things because it’s an indie film and there’s no budget to hire a lot of help. I really think that all my experience doing shorts really helped though, because I didn’t get as stressed when things didn’t always go right. I was able to pivot and get things done. I also showed myself that I could actually do this, and that’s priceless.
TGG: Finally, where can we find you on social media, and where can we donate to your crowdfunding campaign?
BM: You can find me on almost any platform, Facebook.com/Brimothecoolest, Facebook.com/brimomorales, Instagram @brimomorales @brimagraphics, Tiktok @brimomorales Twitter @brimothecoolest
You can preview the Sacred Vision campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sacred-vision-finishing-funds/coming_soon/x/24979870
once it’s launched you’ll be able to go to sacredvisionfilm.com
and it’ll take you straight to the campaign.