• Allie Russell

Exclusive interview with Jaron Ikner, the multi-talent behind "The Bond"

We review a lot of songs and interview a lot of artists here on 24 Carat Sounds. But this one is a bit more exciting! We are happy to introduce Jaron Ikner to the blog today! He is the filmmaker of the film "The Bond", and in addition he is a music producer as well. I mean, how much talent is it possible to pack into one man?! In the exclusive interview below we get some insights in his inspirations, motivations and his view on tough aspects in film and music today.

Tell us about The Bond, and how you managed to be both the director of the movie, and the soundtrack producer. The Bond is my first venture into the film world. As a multimedia media artists, I specialize in all form of media so it was only natural for me to try to take on all of the roles.

As a Producer, how involved in the writing of a project do you get? Are you more involved in the initial development? I was involved in every aspect of creating the film. I do love developing projects a lot.

Do you think that your storytelling ability in a film gives you an edge in television? Potentially. I feel like I have been trained properly on how to write a TV series but haven’t had a chance to execute.

Who’ve been your influences within the industry? Donald Glover, Ryan Coogler, Michael B Jordan.

Please tell us what inspired you to enter the world of films and music? I believe that film making is the ultimate form of storytelling with the exception of videogames. Music has always been a place of a true solace and release for me.

Filmmaking is a laborious job, so what keeps you motivated? I have a strong passion for storytelling and seeing the vision through.

How has the experience with directing and producing music on “The Bond” been? Will you be taking on any projects like this again? Directing The Bond was one of the most challenging things of my life. I learned so much during the process and it makes me want to continue to create.

The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted the global film industry. What are the challenges and opportunities for the industry beyond the pandemic? I would hope that, in the wake of the pandemic, that we see a rise in independent creators. Big budget sets are not cool anymore. Independent filmmakers are able to make amazing content with small crews now.

What do audiences want? And is it the filmmaker’s role to worry about that? Audiences want to be entertained more than anything else and it is absolutely the job of the filmmaker to make sure that happens.

If you had an unlimited budget at your disposal, what would be your dream production project? Probably a space opera. Something on the level of Interstellar, but it would be a multimedia project that would go across different mediums.

What, in your opinion, is the most important quality of a music producer? Patience. By far. With that, you can do anything.

How do you manage unprofessional people on sets? This is tricky because it depends on who they are and how important they are to project, but I have kicked people off my set for behavior before.

What are the toughest aspects of making a film and music today? Follow through. After you create the content, you still have to distribute it and that can be exhausting. You may want to move on the next project already.

What is music’s role in the film, and how important is it to get right? Music is critical to conveying the emotional current of a scene, so it important to spend some time on making sure you want your audience to feel the way you want them to.

What advice would you like to give to aspiring filmmakers or musicians? Just do it. Whatever fears or concerts you have simply do not matter. Take the leap of faith.

Amazing tip for aspiring artists there Jaron! Thank you very much for being on the blog. We are looking forward to seing The Bond, and to hopefully see your name all over social media very soon. Best of luck in all your future musical and movie endeavours!

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