A docu-drama about the life and love of a bumblebee.
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This film is the story of a young bumblebee who falls in love with a venus fly trap. Through the usage of puppetry and costumes the story will be told. The movie aims to be campy, but still hopes to bring forth emotional truths through humor.
The movie opens on a scene of nature constructed entirely through miniature set. There will be a fake flower field in which bee puppets go about their daily routine and stuffed animals scurry around via visible strings. A dignified nature narrator's voice describes the scene and the daily routine of the animals, mostly focusing on the bees. The bees lead a very monotonous life, relying on their internal clocks to dictate their day, when they arise at dawn, visit flowers, and then return home at sundown to make honey and fall asleep.
In the next part of the movie we meet the main character of the film. Booboo the bumblebee. He is unlike the other bumblebees, he lives alone in his own smaller honeycomb. This is when the movie changes from puppets to people in costume. We visit the inside of Booboo's honeycomb, to find a young man dressed in a yellow and black striped shirt sitting in a chair, staring longingly out the window of his strange looking and poorly constructed bedroom. The narrator describes how Booboo is afflicted with a rare mental disorder called Bumbus Attonbitus (which means bumblebee obsession in latin). When bumbus attonbitus seizes a young bee's mind he can no longer perform his daily activities and falls in a deep, obsessional lust for only one flower. This is when we see the object of Booboo's obsession, a very beautiful young lady in a venus fly trap costume who stands alone on a hill above the rest of the flower field.
Day 2 of Booboo's obsession
The narrator describes how booboo is in love with the venus fly trap because she is untouched by the other bees. Her mystery attracts him and he is unaware of her dangers. He sits at his window and writes love poetry, for he is too afraid to approach her and risk rejection or the shattering of his illusion. The narrator reads aloud booboo's poetry as he feverishly scrawls it in his diary deep into the night. The narrator informs us that Booboo will begin to enter the 2nd stage of the illness now that his internal clock is off and he can no longer sleep.
Day 3 of Booboo's obsession
Booboo now goes insane from his unrequited love obsession. He hallucinates that another bee visits the venus fly trap and this sends him into a fantastic nightmare world of jealousy. In this portion of the film things spiral out of control and booboo is tortured by a great number of images and scenarios. He dreams the venus fly trap is dying inside a glass case and he can not save her. He dreams he offends her when he goes into a jealous rage and destroys hundreds of glass objects. The narrator reads his crazed poetry over these scenes.
Day 4 of Booboo's obsession and his death
Booboo will now experience a moment of clarity, says the narrator. He awakens from his dream state and decides he must finally approach the venus fly trap, because he can no longer stand these delusions. Here booboo flies slowly, gracefully, and dramatically into the mouth of the venus fly trap. He is eaten and dies. We see him being digested in the venus fly trap's stomach. He looks happy and peaceful. Finally he is with the object of his desire and his lunacy has ceased.
Any money contributed to this film would be HIGHLY APPRECIATED. I am a film student with not a lot of extra money, all the funds will be going to the construction of the sets, and buying of the props. I need to buy a venus fly trap, bumblebees, fake flowers, paper mache, cloth and materials for the costumes, and props for the bedroom set. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope if I have sparked your interest you will consider a donation.
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