A testorone-filled story about the search for identity among brothers during a game of self-induced asphyxiation.
Benji is an insecure teenager, tagging along with his older brother John, and John's risk-taking girlfriend Molly. When he joins in an asphyxiation game to impress John, Benji experiences a moral lapse -- his fall from his heaven of expectations to a limbo of reality.
The choking game chosen as a metaphor for the ways some kids want to escape from reality -- has a similar effect to light drugs, but it’s much more dangerous. This leads to a burning issue of the contemporary world -- a world of freedom, boredom and pleasure. In the era of intense competition, many forget to enjoy the simple beauty of nature and the moments of innocence.
It’s estimated as many as 250 to 1,000 young people die in the United States each year playing some variant of the Choking Game.
The story exists in two realms:
1. Reality: The action takes place on abandoned beach in south Brooklyn in the early morning in March, 2012;
2. Irreality, or Dream Sequence: It takes place in Benji’s mind’s eye, when “high.” It’s the condition of oblivion--the place where nothing ever happens for real. This dangerous play reveals character relationships and desires through dreams.
This film will be shot in New York City and downtown Brooklyn in March 2012.
Our executive producer is Bob Giraldi, film and television director best known for directing the music video for Michael Jackson's song "Beat it" and big ad-campaigns.
To produce this film we have calculated a budget of minimum of $5,900. This amount is necessary to rent equipment, pay for transportation, insurance, a stunt coordinator, catering, location permits, production design elements, cargo van rentals, safety personnel etc.
Everyone involved in this film is working for free because they believe in the project.
Thank you so much for your help and support!
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