Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

The Hidden Fortress Akira Kurosawa artwork @neilmach

On Episode 94 (11th August 2021) my guest on Myth & Magic the Fantasy Author’s Podcast is a bona fide film director…

“Fantasy movies, horror movies, and sci-fi movies (genre movies) are at the forefront of giving us dreams we never had before…”

Ali Kamseh

Generation Z film director ALI KHAMSEH is a self-confessed movie buff, but not only that, he’s also a fantasy and science fiction superfan with immense subject matter knowledge and a wealth of experience in the motion picture industry.


Ali is also a busy podcaster and offers YASP! a show he is co-hosts with his friend Amir Reza. It is about social constructs.

Ali established his email address in 1388 and that year also informed the name of his film production company AK88.

If you’d like to know how he set his email address up in 1388 (?!) you’ll have to listen to the interview!

Man With No Name

We chatted about “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” the Coen Brothers movie with actor, writer and director Tim Blake Nelson and we discussed the idea of “ScissorHand Experiences”.

We also discussed what makes a good movie character.

And how a fantasy author can write for cinema.

The Hidden Fortress - Kurosawa

This is an interview you don’t want to miss, especially if your ambition is to one day to see your story projected on the silver screen!

The Myth & Magic interview with podcaster and film director Ali Khamseh aired August 11, 2021 (Episode 94)

Available on all podcast services


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