The writing team of Spelonk are expanding and we are excited to introduce to you David Barbier. David is currently working with Shervaan on the Spelonk survival book as well as being a script editor on the film of Spelonk. Its our honour to introduce the latest team member. Below a word from David.
One of my first moving emotional experiences was when I watched the film American beauty. And ever since then I fell in love with movies. I was charged with the ambition to create films that would move audiences in the same way I was moved. I am a film maker by trade, a writer by heart and a movie buff by destiny. I Graduated from City Varsity with a Bachelors degree where I learned that a film is about the collaboration of talent and artistic mediums. I love watching movies, the weirder the better. My writing tends to lean to the absurd and I enjoy turning insignificant everyday events into grand adventures. For me film making is like going to war, you fight the elements in order to realise your vision, and within this battle you come to understand yourself a little more.
What excites me about Spelonk is the creative challenge it presents in trying to bring the hypothetical futuristic world to life. Also post-Apocalyptia is one of my favourite science fiction sub genres. It gives you an opportunity to imagine the future of human kind when civilisation has broken down. I also find it an ideal method to communicate what the future holds for us if we continue down the wrong path. How I see this world is like this place that if you are too soft or naïve you will be eaten alive. A world where people’s hearts are made of iron and stone and flow with blood saturated with cynicism. A world that has no mercy and wants you dead. And all you can do to affirm that your life has any meaning is to survive and live on, to go down fighting. A world where insanity is the norm and the voice of rational thought is choked out with dying breaths. A world where everyone is scared but no one wants to admit it. A cold, heartless world where death is the only certainty.