A docile teen with an abusive father stumbles upon a prisoner on-the-run, opening up an opportunity for his own escape.
"After burying his dog, Columbus enters his house to find his drunken father watching the news. A report about an escaped prisoner is on the television. Columbus tries to ignore his father, but is provoked when the father brags about killing the boy’s dog. Columbus retaliates by bringing up his mother, whom left them six years ago. The father attacks Columbus, and nearly strangles him to death. Columbus runs away from his house where he stumbles upon the escaped prisoner, Robert. Ignorant to how dangerous Robert is, Columbus tells him of his troubles with his father. Robert offers to have a “talk” with the father. Columbus brings the convict back to the house. When they reach his house however, Columbus demands that Robert stay outside. Robert obliges not wanting to raise any suspicions about his true intentions. Inside, Columbus moves past his father and into his father’s bedroom, grabbing something out of the drawer. Outside, Robert lurks. From the window, Columbus checks on Robert, and picks up the telephone. Columbus comes outside and invites Robert in. The father notices Robert from the news and quickly rushes into his room where he finds something missing from his drawer. Robert ends up on top of the father and kills him, but just before the father dies, he sees Columbus pull his gun out from behind his back. After killing the father, Robert rises and faces Columbus. Columbus raises the gun to Robert's chest. Robert hears sirens in the distance, the boy set him up. The story comes to a close with Columbus on the front porch, staring into the distance. He is approached by two police officers, one of whom goes inside, the other stays outside. The one who stays with Columbus is a woman, something that has been missing from the majority of his life. She tries to comfort him, and lend him support. The police woman sees the boy for what he really is, something that he had never planned, or wanted, to become. A boy who has become a man in the worst possible way."
The filmmakers of Columbus are students and residents of Savannah, Georgia. The crew consists of some of the most experienced and knowledgable filmmakers.
Writer and Director: Sean Robertson
Producers: Stephen Nadeau, Adrian E. Schwarz, Ciaran McGuigan, and Sean Robertson
Director of Photography: Eric Dickinson
We are shooting February 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and March 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2013.
As you can imagine, making a film is expensive! The funds you donate will be used for the film production's necessities: equipment, transportation, production design, accommodations for out-of-town cast members, securing locations, and feeding our wonderful cast and crew. Every dollar counts, and we would like to sincerely thank you for your interest.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message.
We, the Columbus production team, appreciate your time, and consideration.
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Filmmaking provides many challenges that require a production team full of hardworking and diligent filmmakers.
One challenge will be finding the most appropriate young actor to play Columbus, because he is a complex character that requires a range of emotional delivery.
We have had productive, diligent work thus far, and another challenge will be to maintain an efficient work flow throughout the entire production process.
The best way to illustrate this story on the silver screen is through the use of numerous shots that requires specific camera equipment. The challenge is to acquire the specified equipment in preproduction to ensure precise work on set during production.
There are challenges, but we are confident that with our vigorous preproduction work we will overcome these obstacles.
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