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Assassin Club Director Explains the Essential Differences Between Indie and Studio Films

Camille Delamarre explains the differences between working on an indie film and studio one, and how it affected Assassin Club
Assassin Club

Assassin Club is an independent action film directed by the talented Camille Delamarre. This adrenaline-fueled film takes audiences on a thrilling ride through the shadowy world of assassins, where loyalty is tested, alliances are formed, and the line between good and evil becomes blurred. With the freedom to explore unconventional storytelling and the ability to focus on raw and authentic performances, independent films like Assassin Club often showcase a unique vision and offer a refreshing departure from the formulaic nature of studio productions. But there are also drawbacks to independent films, usually in the production process. Oftentimes, directors switch back and forth between the two.

Camille Delamarre Explains the Different Between Working on Indie Films and Studios Films

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Camille Delamarre is a French film director and editor. He works on both independent films and studio films. His first feature film, Brick Mansions, was an independent film that was released in 2014. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Delamarre as a talented director. In 2015, Delamarre directed The Transporter Refueled, a reboot of the Transporter franchise. The film was a studio film, and it was released to mixed reviews. However, the film was a box office success, and it helped to further Delamarre’s career.

Having bounced back and forth, seemingly as his leisure, we asked the director about the differences between working on an indie film and a studio film, and how it affects his approach to filmmaking, to which he explained:

The good thing [about independent films[ is you have a lot of liberty. You can really just make your own personal film. The bad thing is you have a lower budget, not a lot of time to shoot it. So, of course, the real challenge was to create a good production value, because in this kind of category, action, hitman movie, you have a lot of, of films in the, in the same category with a huge budget and a huge franchise.
So when you arrive after that, and this is my goal, was to try to make a personal film to give to the audiences [and] also the occasion to see this kind of genre, action, hitman, you know very well, but with a lot of, like ,a heart and passion element. So I hope it will be, it will make the differences.

Camille Delamarre, Assassin Club Director

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Assassin Club does bring a more human element to the hitman/assassin genre. Fans looking for an action-fueled thriller with some pretty great car chases and a few intriguing twists, be sure to check out Assassin Club, available now on digital and on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 6, 2023.

About Assassin Club

Assassin Club

Release Date: On digital May 16, 2023, and Blu-Ray and DVD on June, 6, 2023
Director: Camille Delamarre
Writer: Thomas Dunn
Executive Producers: Mark Andrews, Dennis Crow, Thomas Dunn, Simon Fawcett, Joseph Lanius, Christina Lundbohm, Joe Simpson, Amar Singh, Jonathan Taylor
Producers: Kieran Corrigan, Jordan Dykstra, Franco Della Posta, Giorgia Lodato, Toddlundbolhm, Emanuele Moretti, Ellen S. Wander
Cinematography: Matthew Chuang
Production: Merlin Films, Film Bridge International, The Motus Studios
Distribution: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Henry Golding, Daniela Mechior, Sam Neill, Noomi Rapace, Claudio Del Falco, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Anastasia Doaga, Gianluca Bottoni

Synopsis
Henry Golding (G.I. JOE: SNAKE EYES) stars in this highly entertaining, globe-trotting action thriller. The hunter becomes the hunted when an elite assassin (Golding) is given his final contract: to kill seven people around the world – only to discover the targets are equally skilled assassins hired to kill him. His only shot to survive is to uncover the mysterious mastermind behind the deadly plot before it’s too late. Also starring Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) with Noomi Rapace (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park)

Have you seen Assassin Club? What’s your favorite Camille Delamarre film? Which franchise would you like to see him direct? Let us know your thoughts on social media!

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