AUGUST HEAT is based on a short story written by W.F. Harvey in the early 1900s. Since then, the story has been revived for three radio reenactments, but has never been shot!
Adapted into a screenplay short, the story treads the lines of suspense, mystery, and horror, and concludes with a paralyzing twist that will no doubt garner appreciation from fans of Alfred Hitchcock (Master of Suspense).
On a boiling-hot, mid-August day, an unmotivated James
Withencroft pursues a most unusual, artistic inspiration: the drawing of a
man collapsing in sorrow...after hearing his sentence to DEATH!
Impressed by his creation, James promptly
leaves his art studio and decides to seize the day. But as the heat waves constantly beam down into James’ world and
gradually filter out the possibility for reason and coincidence, James’ own
destiny comes into question.
The story continues to unravel as James finds himself in the home of a local mason, Mr. Atkinson, who is identical to the very same man in the drawing!
truth that remains is that the heat is enough to send a man MAD!
THE MAKING OF THIS FILM...
The goal is to do 1-day shoot for this film. In order to accomplish this goal, we are asking for help with funding...
Adapting the story of AUGUST HEAT into a short film will be a tribute to the classic movies (and W.F. Harvey). We have a realistic budget and shooting schedule (1-Day shoot!).
Naturally, however, we would like to be able to pay for a hard-working crew, and feed all the participants as well.
Any contribution will be much appreciated!