Mike Bonomo and the Assassins short


I recently saw your short film Assassins. It grabbed me within the first ten seconds and left me wanting to see more. Congratulations on a well made film. How does it feel to have the short finished?

Thank you very much. It feels fantastic to have the short done. The shoot itself was done in a day (with some more pickups later on) but the post process took quite a bit of time.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of the process of making Assassins?

Definitely the finished product. This short was a very quick shoot, but the amount of time we dragged through the post process, since we had to find the right editor, made it all worth while, months after it was completed.

Were there any difficulties or things you would do differently?

There’s always things a director would do differently if they had another chance to shoot their films. That said, there will be crossover with the short and the feature, so you’ll see the things I’m going to do differently in the finished product.

What inspired the story and the desire to make it?

The story was inspired by my need to make a dialogue driven piece, as opposed to a sparsely speaking script (or none at happy wheels all, Unsaid). So, when I sat down to write this, the one thing I kept focus on was writing the parts to give the actors something to say (and hoped that it would be something interesting).

Can you give away anything about the Assassins feature? What can viewers expect to see?

Ah. Well, I can say that Bill’s character, Nathan, from the short film, is going to be put to the test. We’ve got a bounty hunter hot on his trail and an innocent man caught in between the two killers. There will be some intense back and forth between the two and a few brutal set pieces.

Can you talk about some of your upcoming projects?

Trick question. Just kidding. This question is really hard to answer, because of what the work is. I’m not sure what I can talk about or not. I’ll leave it at this. I’m in talks with a few other directors to do a potential anthology film and I’m writing a treatment for a neo noir thriller.

Where can people find out more about you and your work?

People can check out my work at either http://michaelbonomo.com/ or http://www.youtube.com/user/MikeBonomoFilm


About Author

Tonjia Atomic is an award-winning filmmaker, actress, musician, jeweler, and freelance writer. Her films include Plain Devil, Walking to Linas, Claudia Qui, and the Raw Meat series. Her writing has been featured in several online and print magazines. She's in the bands Duet To-It, Huh-Uh, and Filthy Issue. Tonjia is also a martial artist. She has spent several years training in Jeet Kune Do with Taky and Andy Kimura at the the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle.

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