Working on “TEK” was stressful, exhausting, anxiety-inducing… and I loved every minute of it. It’s one thing to work as background, or as a simple crew member, but it’s another entirely to be the sole person responsible for how the film will turn out to be. It was an incredible adventure, and it just proved that I had to keep on doing it again in the future. Regarding the last shot, it’s hard to even remember which one it was, considering there were also some reshoots, but I remember the aftermath of the entire filming session being incredibly heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. It’s true what they say. After finishing any movie, the directors always go through an “adrenaline drop”, and any aspiring filmmaker has to be prepared for the emotional blow that that’ll bring.
As for the people, I feared that at some point there would have been some difficult moments working with the cast and crew, maybe a certain point that would have been so bad that it would have halted or downright ruined the entire film. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by how well everything went and how everyone was willing to not only take this seriously, but put their all into it. Sure, it wasn’t perfect, there were small obstacles along the way, but it was overall an amazing experience, and it solidified all the more the idea that there is this hidden treasure cove of talent down in Southern Italy, begging and trashing to come out into the light, and I got the first shiny glimpse of it. I feel that it is my duty to now try and dig out the rest.