Way of the Con-Artist, a true crime meta-story from Goa, India
For travellers, artists, adventure seekers and true-crime enthusiasts.
While filming Elephants in India, white Western filmmaker gets entangled in an effective 10-day hostage with Confidence Artists – converts the experience into a movie, with meta-twists.
Feature-length tragi-comic docudrama exposing the techniques and psychology of Con-artists through dramatisation of the core story interwoven with the filmmaker’s narrative of how in making the film he himself felt like a con-artist – promising a world-class film but struggling in Goa with tropical conditions and a crew of one – disillusionment, abandonment and critical equipment failure among the endless challenges faced by low-budget filmmakers.
Can he deliver the high quality film that was proposed ?
Is he himself becoming a con-artist ?
“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud” – Jean-Luc Godard
? Who do you trust ¿
Feature-length documentary drama featuring a ‘meta’ framework, employing voice narration, subtitles and multi-mode animations over live action and ai video.
STATUS : CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION
for first draft edit completion February 2024
CONPLEX is part two of the PLEX TRILOGY
STILL FRAMES FROM THE DOCUMENTARY SHOOTS
Michael Stevenson (film producer), Michael Serwa (personal coach), Mark Button (prof. Counter Fraud Studies), anon. (filmmaker)
STILL FRAMES FROM THE INDIA SHOOT
Featuring : Rohit Dandwani, Abhay Mishr, Nathan Kaye, Skye Lazure, Shreyan Saraswat, Samir Kudtaka.
Thanks to : Carlos Faraldo, Francis Fernandos, Marco Gewinne, Dhanya Pilo, Hugo Farrant.