Dan Sachar is known for Last of You (2013), When Heroes Fly (2018) and Fauda (2015).
Q & A
If the world you created in your film became a reality, is that a world you would want to live in? Is there a Sci-Fi world you’d buy a one-way ticket to?
There’s something about the loneliness in a post-apocalyptic world that inspire and thrill me. I can’t honestly say that I would love to actually LIVE in the world my film portrays, but I would definitely like to visit there for a while. There’s something about the quiet, the emptiness that I wish I could experience a few hours a week.
Name a Sci-Fi character you relate to on a spiritual level? Who is your Sci-Fi spirit animal/spirit alien?
Friend or Foe: humanoid robots with advanced artificial intelligence? What if robots start making their own Sci-Fi films? Will you support them in their endeavors?
Hell yeah. But let me be the director, please.
You’ve gotta go through some bad ideas to get to the good ones. Tell us one of your bad ideas. How do you get past the bad ones to find your spark?
Once I made a short and wanna-be gritty film about teen violence which was all shot in one take. Let alone that I was a student and choosing to shoot it as one-shot was a classic student’s pretentious idea, the subject itself was so far removed from my upbringing. It was so shallow. BUT – I learned so much from the experience. A few months later I shot my favorite short film to date – which was like the opposite in every way from the first endeavor.
Do you consider yourself more of an analog or digital person? What kind of balance do strike between the two? Is there a disconnect between the technology you make films about and the technology that you make films with?
Like in my short film, I think I’m somewhere in the middle. I love gadgets and futuristic technology, but if it could be wrapped under retro look and feel – I’m all in.
Lightning round: Star Wars or Star Trek? Philip K. Dick or William S. Burroughs? Practical or CGI? Dystopia or Utopia? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
Star Wars. K. Dick. A mix of both! Dystopia Pre Apocalypse. Used to be the other way around.