Abstraction is an upcoming movie that revolves around an intense action film about a heist of a half a million dollar painting. This is where Tommy (Hunter Ives) and Gary (Richard Manriquez), grand theft criminals must create an ambitious plan that will allow them a short window of opportunity and will determine their fate forever. Abstraction also stars: Korrina Rico, Eric Roberts and Natalie Victoria. Check out the latest buzz for this new crime film below:
“An Interview with Abstraction Director, Prince Bagdasarian
When I first started Film Combat Syndicate, I didn’t know where it would go at first. I never imagined myself talking to actors and stunt performers, though being an action fan, that’s the way things have evolved.
Since then, Film Combat Syndicate is almost a year old and I now have the distinct honor of talking to multifaceted filmmaker, Prince Bagdasarian, founder of independent film group, PIB Productions. Prince recently launced an Indiegogo campaign for his most recent film titled, Abstraction, for which he wrote, co-produced, edited and directed. The campaign is part of an effort to help fund the film’s promotion from now through August, and since he included my April article on the page, I wanted to take the opportunity to share my platform to discuss his career and the upcoming film.
Film Combat Syndicate: What inspired you to get into movies?
After spending most of my pre-teen years in front of the camera, performing as a magician, I realized that I was more interested in a different type of magic – movies. It wasn’t long before I began idolizing accomplished filmmakers and taking steps to insure that I, one day, do what they did.
FCSyndicate: What are some favorite movies you reflect on with your work?
Prince: I’m a huge fan of heist films such as Heat, Thief, Dog Day Afternoon, The Score, and such. As a matter of fact, the first short film I wrote and directed after film school was a heist film. Some have even mentioned that my style of filmmaking resembles Michael Mann’s work. I’ll take that as compliment any day.
FCSyndicate: Having worked on a number of films, do you have a particular favorite genre you enjoy the most?
Prince: I grew up watching action films. As I got older, I wanted more substance in my action films. A good mixture of action and drama, if executed well, can definitely lead to a very appealing piece of entertainment. That’s pretty much what I tried to accomplish with my first feature, “Abstraction”.
FCSyndicate: You started out as a magician at a young age. Looking back on then and now, how do you feel about choosing this path?
Prince: Magic was my hobby as a child. I spent numerous hours after school surrounded by it. My parents slowly realized how much of a hidden talent I had. Before long, I was performing professionally on stage and appearing in magazines, newspapers and television programs. Although it was a great time in my life, most of my childhood was taken over by my magic career. I quit magic upon realizing that my interests lied more in filmmaking.”
The rest of the interview can be read at Film Combat Syndicate.
Abstraction is directed by Prince Bagdasarian and is scheduled to be released on September 6th 2013.
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