Milko Davis is a filmmaker who was born in Switzerland and now resides in the American state of Colorado. Milko is best known for his movies “Raiders of the Damned,” “Z-Rex: The Jurassic Dead” and--most recently--“Tsunambee” which is based on his own script about killer bees attacking Los Angeles. Although he is not allergic to bees or particularly fearful of them, Milko was attacked by a wasp whilst moving items from a storage bin last summer--something he attributes to art imitating life!

Milko was heavily inspired by the success of the “Sharknado” movies and he based his horror movie upon the same formula. Milko recently discussed this project and more via an exclusive Interview.

Inspirations to make movies

Blasting News (BN): What first inspired you to become a filmmaker and when do you think your ‘big break’ occurred?

Milko Davis (MD): At a young age of thirteen, I picked up my dad’s 8mm camera and started rolling film.

I never stopped ...That camera went everywhere with me and I would start creating small model sets--miniature-- and created low budget effects to compete little three- minute movies of anything I would think up with some friends. I'm still pursuing my big break. I think that even the high-ranking directors out there are still searching for that" big break."

BN: How did “Tsunambee” come about and does it go without saying that you’re a fan of classic old school B-movie creature features?

MD: It was inspired by, yep, you guessed it, “Sharknado”! I wanted to take two ideas and mesh them together – you can’t go wrong if that’s what people want to see, right?! My favourite B-flicks were still considered blockbuster action movies – for example, “Predator”, which was essentially a very campy film. I totally bought into that genre and level of film making mentality.

Experiences and future projects

BN: Thus far, what have been some of the best things about working in the movie industry?

MD: I think the best part of this filmmaking industry is working with so many art elements to create one complete vision: writing, cinematography, special effects, sound, music, lightning, acting...it all matters.

BN: Career wise, where do you see yourself in ten years and what projects are you working on now?

MD: I hope to have had some impressive work history and to have broken into larger, broader film and storytelling avenues.

I am currently working on a few new ideas. Most likely, my next project will be an underwater action film.

BN: What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to enter the industry, especially as a filmmaker?

MD: Word of advice to aspiring filmmakers: Don’t talk about it, just do it! The more you talk about it, the more it will never happen. Read film making books for entertainment. Don’t follow them like an educated blue print for how you should pursue your film making career.

Write your own stuff and, most importantly, don’t listen to negative people because they’re full of crap.

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