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Mike Lewis comments on his film Anomaly

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Mike Lewis (‘Foxtrot Six’, ‘Dead Mine’) and Salvita De Corte (‘Halfworlds, ‘Queen of the Dark Arts’) engage in a sci-fi action film ‘Anomaly’.

The film is directed by Brian L. Tan, a director with experience working on Visual Effects for Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘Tron: Legacy’, ‘X-Men’, ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’.

All filming done in Bali was produced by Good Form Bali, a film production company located in Los Angeles and Bali.

This film is about Alpha who leads a team of five elite soldiers who are sent down to some ancient ruins in the middle of the forest. Their mission is to secure an anomalous mystery that suggests strange paranormal activity. What was usually a routine mission became an unexpected mission for them.
With a unique story, of course this is a memorable experience for Mike Lewis and Salvita De Corte. Mike shared, “’Anomaly’ has a cool concept.

I fell in love from the first moment and it felt like I was working on an episode of ‘Black Mirror’.”
Mike continued, “Every time I put on the uniform and play with the guns it’s like all childhood dreams come true for me. We all have to work together with other actors because we are a team. My character is more fun than the rest so I love my part. We also did a cool helicopter scene.”

In this film, there are foreign blooded actors such as Joseph JU Taylor (‘Monkey Man’, ‘Strike Back’), Quisha Saunders (‘American Gangster’, ‘When in Rome’), and John Walker Six who collaborated with Mike and Salvita.

Mike said, “It’s great to work with people who have different backgrounds and experiences as actors. Everyone brings something unique. Whether it’s John’s US military experience or Quisha’s Hollywood background with actors like Denzel Washington. Joe is also an acting coach, so he’s someone you can always turn to for advice.”

Salvita De Corte, who is half Balinese, explains the process, “We read scripts together, did a paintball session, came to the location before shooting which was important to me. The rest is how Joseph and I chat and hang out, because in the story we have known each other for a long time but in reality we have only met once, and only briefly.”

For him this film is a new journey, “I did a lot of things that I usually don’t do, helicopter rides, paintball, I learned a lot of things about the military. Other than that, it was really cool to work with the Bali based crew and actors. Collaborating with people from anywhere is always fun. Everyone is really down to earth.”

The shooting process was quite challenging and fun for Brian L. Tan the director.
“No one has ever tried an action film of this magnitude in Bali before. We had to reuse a lot of toy Airsoft guns from Jakarta (deepest appreciation to Ninja Van for helping us), build a whole otherworldly looking portal in the middle of the jungle, find a second Red Gemini camera to match ours, work 14 hours straight for a weekend in the woods, and pack the orange chopper to black (seriously!). This film is very difficult to do, but I with
would love to do it again considering how it turned out,” he said.

The film had its premiere on February 25 in Bali.

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