Knuckles, a short film about a man's rise and fall, told in a unique way.
Knuckles tells a classic story in a bold way. Our story follows Jim, a man struggling to provide for his family the only way he knows how, fighting. However when an opportunity comes along for Jim to give his young family the stability and comfort they deserve he soon discovers that certain success comes with great cost.
What makes Knuckles unique is the way we have chosen to tell Jim's story. The film will feature no dialogue, a few principle actors and will be set in one location. The idea is strict visual storytelling, giving the audience all the clues they need to piece the story together but not feeding it to them. It's an attempt to make a film that is both pure, simple but rich and engaging for the audience. An exercise in story telling we believe will make our short unique from all the others.
Knuckles is being produced and developed by a collection of graduates and students of the Montana State University School of Film and Photography along with help from Sanshead Studios. Its current (and growing) cast and crew includes:
Sasha Joseph Neulinger-Co-Producer.
Brett A. Frager- Director of Photography.
Tyler Soares- Production Designer.
Thats tough to say. The goal is to have the film completed by December at the very latest. At the moment we are shooting for production (principle photography) to be done by the end of summer, from there we move onto post-production which encompasses editing, music, effects and color correction. Seeing as how we are a independent production it's tough to say how long the post process as it will take the most man hours. The latest is December but we will try our hardest to have it completed before then, if we feel the quality is up to par.
Right now we are going for ten to fifteen minutes. All of us on the Knuckles team are fans of the short form and are constantly trying to figure out better ways to effectively tell a full narrative in a limited amount of time. Ten minutes is a norm for us as many of our school projects limited us to this time limit, therefore we feel the most comfortable producing a film at this length
Besides sending it to our amazing backers, the plan is to get it into the festival circuit! Festivals are where short films thrive and get filmmakers noticed and we want to submit to as many as possible. Theres no guarantee Knuckles will get into any of them, but it's worth a shot right?
At the moment, no. This is due mainly because we want to submit to festivals and unfortunately many festivals frown on submitted films being published online beforehand. However after Knuckles has run its course in the festival world, then we will consider making it available online.
Can you elaborate more on the DVD's? How will you be releasing them and what region will they be in?
The plan is that when it comes time to start making the DVD's we will message all our backers receiving them and basically ask how they would like them. We have the ability to burn our DVD's in either NTSC and PAL or region free if the backer requests it. Blu-Ray is also an option.
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