On Oct. 22, 2015, filmmaker and martial artist Eddie Augustin shared a partial “list” of his passions with atombash.com. Augustin, who resides in Montreal, Canada, has passions. Such passions have helped him to reach his goals, and the final result is movie making!
According to Augustin, his first love has been martial arts. Karate, TaeKwonDo and Kung Fu are what he practices. He also has a passion for reading, and it led to writing. His favorite authors range from Stephen King to Anne Rice, but he enjoys picking up whatever book he finds.
However, there is even more to Eddie Augustin. He also has an intense passion for photography, drawing, and composing music. He has spent years writing and composing, which has resulted in treating his literary projects as if they were songs.
By combining all these talents, Augustin, and those around him, come to the realization that by fusing all of these talents together, films are the result. “Havoc” is a sampling of Augustin’s work, rather passion.
Augusin has also written the short, “Havoc.” The film’s genre is action. “Her Name was Jenny, Vol. 2” is another. The latter is a drama and is about a man, Robert, who never wanted anything he couldn’t get, except one thing…
The synopsis for “Havoc” is about a young teenage girl who wakes up with unbelievable powers and has to make the decision of what she should do with them. She asks herself if she should make the world a better place.
“Havoc” is action-packed, includes special effects plus has a non-stop narrative. Augustin says that viewers are taken on a ride rarely experienced with other independent short films. It is dramatic and dark in tone, and suspenseful as well. This superhero type film will be one you will not forget soon, and it will leave you wanting to see it again and again.
Since his youth, Eddie Augustin has been aware of his creative abilities, including his passion for “all things art.” As a result, he prepared for his future’s journey and goals.
“I received some of my film education by working at Blockbuster and other video stores. There I watched whatever film fell into my palms after each shift. It is not impossible that the idea of jumping over to films actually emerged from my time spent in video stores.
When you have a passion and a dream as difficult to achieve as making movies, you have to pride yourself on being a little crazy. Even if the world ended tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Eddie Augustin
Film awards for Augustin, from the New York City International Film Festival 2015, include:
- Best Director in a Short Film Award
- Best Short Film (Nomination)
Join the journey and follow Eddie’s pursuit of “the impossible dream.” You can’t fail… you can only stop trying and Eddie Augustin never stops!
On a final note, Eddie Augustin shared some of his experiences of shooting film(s), (any of his films), here in the slideshow. It would be next to impossible to describe such a process in words, so Augustin represents some of his incredible adventure(s) in photos. Enjoy a glimpse of “Heart Goes Out Volume 1.” The film’s cinematographer is Toby Petch. Also enjoy video clips at Trailers. Still photography is Kes Tagney.
“[In] life, unlike films, you only get one shot. There is no take two.” – Eddie Augustin