Carter Hadlow’s Success Story …
Kaiju means “strange creature”, in Japanese which is also inspired by films such as Godzilla which has also what inspired by love for the cinema. I wanted to take my love and help build my passion from there. I first came up with the idea for Kaiju Productions around 2013 when I was studying film at the University of Winnipeg. So, when I graduated back in 2015, I asked by good friend Taren Padua who also was studying film if he would be interested in becoming a co-producer, an offer he took immediately.
Filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself. ~ Steven Spielberg
Through the years we have created all different type of content such as short films, web series, short documentaries as well as our first feature film. We are reaching out to potential clients to start getting more into the commercial side of things as that’s what we’d like to be known for going forward.
What drives us to do what we do has a lot to do with pop culture. We live in a time where that culture is at its finest and you see many inspiring talents creating new ideas and exciting ideas. Many of this content is being produced through smaller scale platforms like Vimeo and YouTube and we want to be a part of that culture. We want to create our own universes with stories that could hopefully someday compete with the likes of Marvel or DC. We are as you can tell huge geeks and it’s a beautiful thing to be a part of. We take our inspirations from others to help create our own. ~ Carter Hadlow, CEO of Kaiju Productions
The idea is to someday take our small independent business and make it into Canada’s first major studio for filmmakers as it is a great struggle to become successful in this country.
My idol, at the moment, would be Director David F. Sandberg, who received his director debut while making a 2-minute and 42 second YouTube short film that scared the living shit out of me .That one short film gave him the recognition he needed to continue to make films such as Annabelle 2 and Shazam. His inspiring works gave me hope that indie filmmakers do have a chance, they just need the right story, team and passion. Whoever tells you that in order to do a short film you should have a $10,000+ budget behind it lacks imagination.
So, currently, we are working on producing more content with a few web series (Peg Talent being one of them), both live action and animated. Also, our head writers Andrew Vineberg and Ryan Offenloch are writing our next feature film called “The Intruder”, in hopes that once our short film gets produced and we can use it as a starting point just like David Sandberg did.
To keep up with Carter and his team at Kaiju Productions and their empowering and ever-growing entrepreneurial adventure, here are their online handles …
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