The US government is falling. Punks, Hippies, Hip Hoppers and regular joes try to survive in the mountains against unruly people.
Imagine the U.S. economy devastated by corporate greed and the middle class extinguished by unemployment. The poor go hungry. Faced with starvation, they protest. Financial districts are flooded with signs and chants. Looting ensues. Desperate, the government instates martial law. Nationwide curfews are imposed as public gatherings are organized in mass defiance. The government responds with violence. Tribes begin to form. America’s infrastructure rapidly erodes as class warfare rips the country apart. Cities are burned to the ground. Day After The Revolution tells the story of an eclectic group of young refugees who flee to the mountains to escape the dangers of this modern post revolution aftermath, and how they must come together despite their conflicting moral and political ideologies in order to survive this new American landscape.
Why the film needs to be told now!
More so now than ever there is a need for this story to be told. This film examines our possible future if we do not react appropriately. What happens when you have various groups all wanting the same change but they won't work together because of the moral and political beliefs each hold? We examine what happens when people are forced into a world where surviving is about the need to unite as one force. The ability to defend and cooperate is questioned because of moral and political differences. See how these young refugees deal with their situation. United they stand or is it divided they stand?
Don Roberto- An underground iconic hip hop DJ and revolutionary. A man consistently on the run- from the authorities and himself. A father of a 5 year old, he finds himself in the middle of a violent interruption of a rave he is djing. As an outlaw (and a Man running from his family responsibilities) he finds himself stuck with two strangers in a car fleeing to safety in the mountains.
Greg McCarthy- He's a hard core, maniacal punk. He teeters on the line of friend and foe. Violent and premeditated actions make him a strong addition to the group, if they can trust him. He finds himself in many fights- both verbally and physically with everyone around him. He struggles to respect anyone until he saves a fellow group member.
Harrison Stevens- A hard core punk with a bit of a soft side. He is one of two left in his group of friends and is quickly befriended by Skylee who is obviously infatuated with him. Harrison takes to Skylee. The two connect. They become comfortable until chaos ensues and all is disrupted.
Sydney Santiago- An innocently spoiled girl who is just beginning to find herself. Stuck in a chaotic situation with strangers she lashes out her frightened emotions with sarcasm and manipulation. In the end she is forced to grow and be one with the group.
Sterling Wexal- A naïve young man who finds himself sucked into the rave world because of his infatuation with a young woman. He is new to this world and is very overwhelmed. A bit naive he ends up on ecstasy and stuck in the middle of running from an invading military force. Strings of violence, big personalities and political philosophy shake Sterling's foundations as he slowly grows into a man.
BeBe Williams- A hippy and confident activist leader who believes she has all of the answers. Disowned by her family for her strong beliefs she finds comfort in her belief system and activism. She discovers that her “wisdom” is just a cover up for her deep lack of confidence. After a peace rally is violently disrupted she flees back to her family's home in the mountains to discover they are no longer there- and her safety net has been further shattered.
Christiana Denmark- A bull headed, physically strong, guard dog of Bebe and Skylee. She is a revolutionary who is not afraid to tumble with the law or anyone who stands in her way. Her world is changed forever as various scenarios break down her tough exterior.
Skylee Evans- Super spiritual hippy whose personal beliefs strongly control and affect her every action. Caring a great deal about humanity, she tries to help the injured violent Harrison and begins to fall for him. She cannot take all the fighting and the war around her. She has a string of nightmares because of this world. She convinces herself that a virtual stranger is her guardian angel and that he has come to guide her spirit to a better place.
OCCUPY WALL STREET
We aren't just a movie, we are part of the movement. Check out our blog where we expose some of the hidden truth that all lead to the setup up of the film.
A film, 10 years in the making: It has been a long fight. After being conceived 10 years ago, this project has gone through many ups and downs:
Almost funded!!!! Oh, crap, it all fell through. ALMOST FUNDED AGAIN!!! Oh. Man- it fell through again.
So, this time, we are gonna do it ourselves. Help make this dream a reality.
Work by the Director and Director of Photography
Cast and Crew
Craig Wilson (that's me): One day at a record store, I picked up an album by Brit-Pop band Pulp, turned it over, and saw the words, “Day After The Revolution.” A concept slapped me in the face: punks, hippies, and hip hoppers all fighting for the same thing, but doing it with different methods. That was 10 years ago. Now, after directing theater, music videos, a webseries and countless good and bad short films, I am ready. Ready to take on a feature. You can see my latest work below:
Director of Photography
Mario Ortiz: I've known Mario for a little under 10 years. He was around when there was only one draft of the project. He was on board then. Since that time, we have worked as a Director/DP combo many times, have respect for each other, and make a great tandem.Not to mention since I first met him he has won multiple Emmy's. This will be a great project!
Valente Rodriguez: You have probably seen this funny man on your living room TV (George Lopez, Happily Divorced), more than once. Having met him two years ago at San Diego IndieFest, we made a personal connection and I am honored that he would like to work with me. With his knowledge of the industry and his desire to produce more, he is a welcome addition to this project.
Miles Maker: is an agent and producer of content & conversation; where advertising, brand communications, marketing and social media converge to generate attention currency. A catalyst for exceptional works, Maker's recent clients include Sundance award-winning PARIAH (2011) winner of the prestigious John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature produced under $500K. PARIAH won Excellence in Cinematography at Sundance 2011 and was acquired by Focus Features in a seven-figure deal. Other projects include the award-winning web series "12-Steps to Recovery" and the award-winning feature film, "How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song" by microbudget Auteur Gary King. Maker also facilitated the National Domestic Workers Association's 'Be The Help' campaign to create conversation, awareness and legislative reform for domestic workers during the SAG Awards, Golden Globes and The Oscars.
Andrei Sporea: He's perhaps the only Transylvanian producer I will ever meet. Yes, you read that correctly, he's originally from Transylvania. After producing five DIY, VERY microbudget features--and even selling one--Andrei is hungry for more. He will be taking this DIY attitude to the war ground of the film to make it happen one way or another.
Amanda Aday: best known for her recurring role as Dora Mae Dreifuss on
the HBO series Carnivàle. Recently having wrapped production on the
Kate Beckinsale feature The Trials of Kate McCall, she is currently in
pre-production for the films Escort Service and Day After The
Revolution. Her other film roles include Crazy in Alabama, The Mummy
An' the Armadillo and South Dakota. Amanda has guest starred on hit
shows such as Rizzoli and Isles, E.R., Boston Public, My Name Is Earl,
and Private Practice. Amanda also works as a freelance social media
coordinator for the independent record label, Rocket Science, and for
producer/director Michael Altman. She is the daughter of rock 'n roll
singer and actor Meat Loaf.
THE BATTLE PLAN
Kickstarter--How it Works: Raising funds through Kickstarter takes an army of people who are generous enough to back the film. In exchange for your generosity, you will receive a special and often personalized perk. They range from a personalized meme to personalized content on the special features of the DVD.
How your money will help: Well, we've already locked a bunch of elements down: we got equipment at unbelievably great rates, locked down the mountain house in Idyllwild, CA for an unbeatable price, and are starting to make deals with prop houses and a costumer. So, how does your money help?
Travel and lodging: We are shooting out of LA and will need to rent a few 12-passenger vans to haul everyone to location and rent cabins to stay in.
Food: A full cast and crew is a happy cast and crew.
Cast and Crew: This is a microbudget project, but our cast and crew needs to be paid. An Emmy award winning DP does not come for free.
Equipment: A 1 ton grip and lighting truck, and either the Red One or the Sony FS 100 with Zeiss lenses, Steadicam, and a dolly; if we are really lucky, a 20-foot jib.
Insurance: In order to keep our equipment deal, we need to provide insurance.
We intend on producing the entire film with this budget.
The DATR Army: As much as you may love our story, concept, or someone involved in this project, we need your help to make this dream come true. Tweets. Facebook updates. Even original art inspired by the story line is encouraged--and for that you will have our undying gratitude and an invite to a secret group on FB where you can communicate with us and get personal missions, should you choose to accept them.
THE DATR Commune: A secret commune has been started on Facebook. This is a home for our community to live during the Kickstarter campaign and beyond. Anyone can join; you just have to simply be on the look for the invite.
Project Mohawk: Have you ever wondered what is under my hat? Well, what if it was a MOHAWK? Yes, when this campaign is fully funded, I will shave my head and wear a MOHAWK. So, I challenge you to give me a hair cut!!!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 31, 2012.
Aug 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2012
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