Spinks just wants to be left alone in darkness. Little does he know, his peaceful tranquility is about to be ended...forever.
DARED! is an action/comedy about America's convoluted view of drugs. Take Aronofsky's REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, add mood, character, and pace from THE DARK KNIGHT, sprinkle in some tone (and the greatest character portrait of all time: "...sapping our precious bodily fluids.") from DR STRANGELOVE, and put that all to one of Nat King Cole's christmas classics and you've got it.
That may seem like a stretch but here's how we're gonna do it...
A small crew made up of multi-talented Austin-based filmmakers will shoot the film over two days in early december in Smithville, TX. We'll shoot on 2 Canon 7D's and a panasonic HPX with a full set of prime lenses and a good light/grip package. Most of the movie is shot handheld which will allow for more freedom for our talented actors. Besides a talented cast and crew, we're going to pull off some big things stylistically including complicated camera moves, bold lighting, and a very serious gun fight. None of this is cheap but we've got the right people to do it and I'm confident we will exceed expectations.
To see more, check out the storyboards for the film which can be seen by making a donation to the film.
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Oct 25, 2010 - Dec 1, 2010
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KARATE CHOP: Thanks for helping! Hopefully the warm feeling in your heart is enough, but if not, just remember that there's also a big smile on our faces and a big hug coming your way!
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HANDGUN: In addition to that warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart, you'll get a special thanks in the movies credits, kinda like being immortal... You will also get to see the first of four parts of the storyboards for the film, an inside look into DARED!
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DEER RIFLE: In addition to the warm and fuzzies and a special thanks credit in the movie, you will get to see the first half of the storyboards for the film. You will also receive a DVD of the film when it's released.
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SHOTGUN: You will receive an original page of storyboards from the movie, signed by the storyboard artist/director, yours truly as well as a DVD of the film when it's released!
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BOOMSTICK: Instead of getting an original storyboard from the movie, I will draw an original storyboard JUST FOR YOU! That's right, you send me a picture of yourself along with a VERB and a NOUN and I'll draw your very own short film starring, drumroll please.... dun dun dun dun...YOU! How fun is that?! You will also receive a DVD of the film when it's released! EX: Mary emails me a picture of herself along with the words "TREE" and "FLY". A couple weeks later, Mary gets a set of storyboards depicting her being chased up a tree by a bunch of flying squirrels in the mail. Easy Peesey! You will also be credited as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the film's credits.
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ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGAR'S ROCKET LAUNCHER: There can only be one! in addition to everything above, you will receive the original concept art for the action sequence in the movie. It's kinda like having the bullet from the Matrix (except that wasn't real because it was made in a computer... so this is better!) I'll sign it, frame it and send it off. You will also be credited as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the film's credits and receive a DVD of the film when it's released!