We follow the adventures of a culinary superhero who must defeat his shadowy arch nemesis.
4/20 2:35pm : Alright we have reached our goal of $555! It would be wonderful for us if we could reach $1000. What would $1000 mean to us? It would mean extra takes! And more care towards the mise-en-scene! I know that is a lot of money but anything and everything towards our new goal will be greatly appreciated. -- Spicy Maestro Team (JST)
Our film tells the story of a Chef who dreams he is a super hero named The Spicy Maestro. A master of spice and flavor, The Chef is the most talented cook at The Caliente Kitchen. But a tyrannical boss prevents the Chef from achieving true culinary greatness-- and from pursuing his romantic aspirations towards the cute and tenacious waitress. After an argument with his loathsome boss, the chef falls asleep in the kitchen's storage room. Here, the boxes and cans of food become the landscape of a surreal culinary dreamworld which is guarded by a superhero named The Spicy Maestro, defender of flavor. When the world's food is threatened by an evil shadow-hand and his deflavorator machine, it is up to The Spicy Maestro to stop him. Can our hero defeat his enemy and save the flavor of Spicytown? Will the Chef work up the courage to confront his boss and reveal his feelings for the waitress? Find out, in The Spicy Maestro!
The Spicy Maestro will be submitted to the Reel Loud Film Festival, an annual silent film festival at UC Santa Barbara. The films are shot on 16mm, and the soundtracks are performed by live musical accompaniments.
Why we are raising money:
Reel Louds are expensive to make! We started this Kickstarter to pay mainly for 16mm film stock and our awesome surrealist/German expressionist set--the backdrop to the dream world of our culinary superhero, The Spicy Maestro and his shadowy nemesis (aka The Hand). We want to make this film a reality and we want you to be a part of this process!
This is a collaboration project by Jane Kim, Sean Donald and Travis Rennacker.
Thank you so much!
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