Akimbo Munich Wrap by Aleks Sakowski

For the month of June I was in Munich, Germany completing the second block of Guns Akimbo as 2nd Unit Director. It was an epic journey working with both NZ and German crews getting this project done. For the most part of the German shoot we spent our time in a decommissioned paper factory. I believe most if not everyone on that shoot will be walking away with a story to tell about the paper factory. I took a lot of set and crew photos and in time I will share more picture and information about the project. Congrats to Jason Howden the director for getting the job done. Now onto the post production. 

May Update by Aleks Sakowski

It's been a bit quiet on here lately but that is because I've been super busy. Mukpuddy is well under way on its new TV show "Quimbo's Quest". We are currently in production and have 52, 11 minute episodes to complete this year. It's been great to see Mukpuddy go from 15 staff last year to 40 this year. Everyone is getting into a good rhythm and producing some great work.  

Last year James Cunningham approached me to be the cinematographer on a new 3d Feature film "Pandamonium" being made here in Auckland.  Of course I accepted and we have been working on story boards for the past few months. The production is in progress and also features Linhan Ye as Production designer. Linhan illustrated all the assets for our project "Atheums Way".  James and I have been using a process of photographing toys to block out scenes, we then pass that information onto the storyboard artists. We have a great team working pre production for this. Looking forward to showing more when it goes into full production. 


And finally last month Jason Lei Howden Asked me to direct his 2nd Unit/Splinter Unit on his new film "Guns Akimbo" staring Daniel Radcliffe. We have been shooting for 2 weeks in Auckland NZ and have another 2 weeks to go. The production then heads of to Germany to complete the second block of shooting. As the film nears release I will be able to share more information about it.


Right now I am working 7 day weeks so I do not have much time to work on my own projects but I hope to return to the Mecha_Genesis Vol 2 very soon.   

Bulletbelt - Music Video by Aleks Sakowski

Recently I was approached by Bulletbelt to Direct their new music video "Cloak the Night" We shot It on the 17th of September. It was an epic day. Great crew and cast. We are now in post production. More Photos to come.