Patient 23872 is trapped in a white room, struggling to find an escape and a way to silence the high frequency noise torturing him.
This short film is one of a couple final projects I'm working on before I graduate this June. This is a Sci-Fi Thriller about a man who wakes up trapped in a white room and is being tortured by a high frequency noise as part of an alien experiment.
For this short, I will be focusing on experimenting with the piece visually as well as working towards extracting a deeply emotional and intense performance from my lead actor. At the beginning and end of the short, I plan to make it appear somewhat like a graphic novel (or resembling "Scanner Darkly"). When the main character gets thrown into the white room, titles will commence and it will be live action. Then towards the end, it will return to the graphic novel style to finish the short. I will also be working with my cinematographer to experiment with lenses, angles, and distance from the talent in order to capture the emotion as effectively and uniquely as possible.
This short is going to be very brief, approximately five to ten minutes long. It will require me to build two sets: a completely white room with sturdy walls and a high tech viewing room with numerous monitors. The bulk of the money will go towards paying for the materials (wood, paint, etc.) to build the sets. It will also pay for other set dressings, wardrobe, and makeup. We also will need to buy a few SD cards so that we can shoot on our school's Panasonic HD cameras.
The equipment is available from the school, including a studio to build the sets in as well as audio, lighting and camera equipment. We also have an editing bay with all the necessary post-production programs (recent FCP, After Effects, Soundtrack Pro, etc.).
Currently, I am in the pre-production phase of this project. I am breaking down the script, creating a schedule and budget, and running auditions. I hope to be in production by beginning or mid April of this year. The project will be finished in beginning May so that I can present it to faculty and interested students at a conference at my school called SOURCE.
My job pays me in room and board, so I don't make enough money on the side to finance this film's expenses. It would be AMAZING if I could reach my goal and really make this short something spectacular!!
Please please please back this project and spread the word! I will be updating this page as often as possible with new information as it rises, including revealing who will be the star of the short. So keep checking back here!
If you have questions about this project, please don't hesitate to contact me! :D
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