A Marine vet drives his car, 4 cameras rolling - front, rear, dash, in his glasses - broadcasting "live" on the Internet ...
Dusty Nelson is a film maker with thousands of hours of experience, from making commercials, to feature films. He's well versed in the traditional ways. Now he has a story he wants to tell in a new way. A way built for the Internet and by the Internet. It's the story of Road.
CLOUD TRIBE is about a young Marine trying to put his three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in perspective. So, to talk to or at or with anybody out there who'll listen, he calls himself, Road, and uploads four short videos to the Internet. Pretty soon he has a small audience.
The night we meet Road, he's told this "cloud tribe" that he's driving around with four cameras rolling; one on the front of his car, one on the back, one on the dash, and one in his glasses - the only angles we'll ever see - "broadcasting live."
Of course, he has no idea what to expect. And as more and more viewers tune in, what happens runs the gamut from a road rage incident; to the theft of his car so that the thief can "become" Road; to a confrontation with a violent political group intent on using Road’s live cameras to publicize its agenda. (Please take a look at the scripts for first two episodes.)
But Road's physical journey that night is not really all this project is about. It’s also about a "cloud" full of possibilities, and the stories we've always needed to tell, and how we tell them. Starting with cave painting. Only now we can "paint" our stories on digital cave walls - computer screens, smart phones, tablets - and not only tell them to almost anybody, anywhere in the world, but also interact with whoever is out there watching.
CLOUD TRIBE is not a TV show, or a movie shoe-horned onto the Internet. It's about, of, and for the Internet. A 100 minutes broken into fourteen, 6-8 minute, serialized, bite-size, web-i-sodes. Perfect for a quick look during a coffee or cigarette break, or on the bus, train, or subway, or at recess, or while you're waiting for the dentist, or your tofu, or your eggs and bacon.
Yeah, but why's it gonna cost $450,000...?!? Because to do this script we’ll be paying SAG actors and stunt people, and police, and firemen, and we need to buy (and wreck) cars, and buy music rights, and pay for locations, and...Because we want to make this as good or better than anything you'd see on TV or at the movies. So, please take a look at the budget.
Finally, I've written and re-written this script more times than I care to admit, sometimes calling it, ROAD, and sometimes, CLOUD TRIBE. But I'd love your input. So the very first Reward is about voting for the name. Which do you prefer?
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 12, 2012.
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