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An obsessive compulsive, autistic loner's love affair with guns leads him to do strange and unusual things. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 14, 2011.

An obsessive compulsive, autistic loner's love affair with guns leads him to do strange and unusual things.

Austin, TX Shorts
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So we made a short film. And it looks amazing. We shot it in rural Maine and also in Connecticut...but we ran out of money and need to pay for the film to be cut. All we need to raise is $500. Can you help us out?

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Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, Martin Fletcher keeps his AK-47 close and Glock 22 even closer. His morning ritual consists of firing, cleaning and eating breakfast with his family of firearms. One fateful day Martin stumbles upon an internet video of the Barrett M82.A1 .50 caliber assault rifle, the most powerful and deadly gun that a civilian can buy. Martin's resulting obsession with the gun leads him to contact a slightly insane and often ridiculous gun collector in a nearby town. When the deal to buy the Barrett goes south, Martin decides to take matters into his own hands.


Brian McOmber // Director, Writer

Best known as the drummer of the band Dirty Projectors, Brian McOmber has performed and recorded around the world with artists such as Bjork, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Annie Clark (St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens), Alarm Will Sound and many others.  Educated in evolutionary biology and developmental genetics at SUNY Stonybrook, Brian has since contributed to scientific papers and research grants while working in labs at both Wesleyan and the University of Pennsylvania. This is his first film.

Hannah Fidell // Producer

Hannah Fidell is a director/producer based in Austin, Texas.  Currently, she is in post-production for THE GATHERING SQUALL, a short film based on the Joyce Carol Oates story of the same name.  Her first feature film, WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE, premiered in New York as part of the New Filmmakers NY screening series at Anthology Archives, and will screen at several other festivals in the upcoming months.  Hannah has worked as the events coordinator for the New School setting up panels and screenings with organizations such as the Tribeca Film Institute, the Producers Guild and the Independent Feature Project.  

Andrew Droz Palermo // Director of Photography, Editor

A wonderful director in his own right, Andrew is a highly talented cinematographer whose music videos have garnered over two million views on the internet. This past spring, he shot horror auteur Adam Wingard’s, YOU'RE NEXT; the follow up film to TIFF 2010’s “A Horrible Way to Die”. Palermo's photography and film work has been seen in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine, and New York Magazine.

oh and did we mention that Tim Harrington from Les Savy Fav plays a gun collector?


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    a set of 2 8x10 photographs taken while upstate in Maine

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    a large 18x24 print of a photograph taken while upstate in Maine

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    2 tickets to the screening in Brooklyn that will include this film, Hannah Fidell's The Gathering Squall and Andrew Palermo's A Face Fixed

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    a trip to the gun range with the director

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Funding period

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