"I’m Shanil, a London based filmmaker who enjoys entertaining people with new and exciting content. I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside of me when I bring a vision to life."
WHY WORK WITH KINDSENSE?
I am passionate about helping people realise their potential on screen whether you're an Artist or a Business. It's my job to make sure your story is communicated effectively to your audience. I can help you every step of the way including concept development, scripting, planning, storyboarding, filming, editing and a digital file of your film ready to hit the screen.
My portfolio will give you a flavour of the type of films I have produced already, but not limited to. I enjoy new challenges and I am keen to hear about your dream project whatever it may be. Each project is different and a custom quote is made for your unique vision. Get in touch.
Q&A WITH SHANIL KAWOL
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
My biggest achievement to date is winning the MSA Road Safety Film Competition 2015. My team won an all expensed trip to Monza to watch the Grand Prix and a £4,000 cheque signed by Lewis Hamilton who we met in person!
WHO IS YOUR INSPIRATION?
My true inspiration is Walt Disney because his imagination, creativity and vision for storytelling is truly remarkable. Disney films are incredibly powerful in terms of their characters, storytelling, visuals and morals. I want to be lost in an alternate reality when watching a movie and Disney does exactly that.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
My most recent favourite movie is Doctor Strange because it is an incredible cinematic experience with breath-taking visuals. You have to see it in cinema because it will not be the same experience on DVD. This encourage myself to craft film for cinema more than any other medium. My favourite movie of all time has to be the movie that got me obsessed with cinema which is the original Spiderman (2002). I saw this movie when I was 14 years old and I can watch it again and again and not get bored of it. My teenage mind ran wild with what was possible in the real world. I liked how Spiderman was so believable and integrated with day to day life as we know it.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE MOVIE?
This is not going to go down very well with a lot of people but I have never been able to finish a Lord Of The Rings movie.. I've tried to give it a chance on a few occasions but I found it really boring.. sorry!
WHAT MAKES A GREAT MOVIE FOR YOU?
I am a big fan of character driven stories because when we watch a movie we relate our own traits to the character on screen. The story and the moral at the end of the movie is really important so we can take something away from it. A movie has to make you feel emotion, if you're watching a comedy then you need to laugh a lot, if you're watching a horror then it should make you hide behind your pillow, so a good movie will own their genre.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET STARTED IN FILM?
If you have a mobile phone then you already have what it takes to start making a film. YouTube is the biggest source of evidence that the best quality films are not the most popular ones. The most popular videos/films are the ones that evoke emotion like laughter, share knowledge or have a message to tell. Set yourself a small goal like 'My aim is to produce a 30 seconds film for YouTube on 'What makes London the greatest city on Earth.' Once you made the film and uploaded it online your next aim should be to make a 1 minute film and then keep going!