Efialtis is the second independently funded film by James P. Collins. It is a paranormal thriller which takes place during a night as a man named Jake finds a glass orb in his travel bag after returning from a vacation. Little does he know, the orb holds a spirit of an ancient figure who decides to help him against a vengeful demon that has taken over the house.
The project will run about 15 minutes long, and be made by a crew of local independent film industry professionals. Our goal budget is $2500, but we only need $1500 to officially take off. I myself am donating $500 towards the project but that will only cover equipment costs. I want to be able to pay the crew who I have worked with many times in the past, and continue good relations with them, and help create a bigger film industry in Arizona. We will be filming on a Canon 5d and hopefully a second camera will be provided before we begin filming.
Some notes about the script: We have 28 scenes, two locations (one of which is found,) and 123 shots. It is 14 and a half pages long, but we will only shoot about 3-4 pages a day. We will not rush this production.
My previous film Accident Prone was shot in only three days with a budget of $800. However, many that worked on the project did so out of the kindness of their hearts. For Efialtis, we plan to extend the shooting schedule to a 4th day, and film May 3rd through May 6th with an estimated October release date. Our crew is coming together, and I am so far proud of who we have on board. Most have worked in the industry for awhile, and others are just in school, wanted to catch their break. However, reaching our funding goal IS that break. We all are passionate about this project, and feel it is very festival worthy.
A bit about the cast. (so far)
James Freel- Jake
Mark DeBoer- Alexander (Good Figure)
Accident Prone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHWYSSsYiNQ
Robert Edwards- Deimos
Weston Cosby- Matt (friend of Jake
Weston had a small role in Accident Prone, but is returning to a more significant role in Efialtis.
A little bit about the crew: (so far)
James P. Collins: Writer/Director/Producer http://phoenixshieldpictures.weebly.com/resume.html
James Collins has been interested in films since he was a kid. He got a chance to shoot several projects in high school through various classes. In 2007, he enrolled in the film school at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona, and has had many opportunities working on at least 20 different projects. From being a PA, to sound mixing, to being a Key Grip, or an Assistant Director. In 2012 after experiencing everything he could, he graduated with an Associates in Applied Sciences in film production. In May 2012, he directed and produced his first short over 10 minutes, for a micro budget of around $800. Shortly after he began writing Efialtis, a more elaborate project closer to his film making style.
Tim Pierce: Director of Photography
Demo Reel: http://vimeo.com/60917737
Owns and is very familiar with a Canon 5D.
Tim Pierce is a storyteller. He has always been fascinated with family history. The turning point came when he lost his grandparents in just a few years time. All of the stories and memories that he took for granted were now valuable jewels that he began to seek out. With each treasure found, there were 10 more questions that could no longer be answered. Tim looked into how to capture these memories for himself and others and he found a group of dedicated, friendly and passionate people known as the Association of Personal Historians. Tim began the business of storytelling just this past year through the use of video, photography and storybooks. Following Tim's first Association of Personal Historian's Conference in Las Vegas, NV in 2011, he went back to Phoenix, AZ to pursue his degree in film production as his business is beginning to grow. Tim also became involved in the local APH chapter and is looking forward to volunteering for the national board of APH as the Documents Director with the goal of doing whatever he can to bring enthusiasm, diversity and growth to the premier organization dedicated to preserving personal history.
Ralph Brekan: Gaffer
Daniel Reinstein: 1st AC
Brian Meador: 1st AD
Vaughan Grey: 2nd AD
Vaughan was the co-star in Accident Prone.
*PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Looking for replacement*
Katelyn Krones: Art department
Christian Ruckdashal: Sound Mixer
Colton Currey: Grip/Equipment and camera consultant
We are still in the process of talking with a key grip, but still are looking for a Gaffer. Seeing what we shot for promo footage, I believe we will be fine with most of who we already have.
To our fans and supporters:
We will be offering many perks, including seeing various rough cuts and behind the scenes footage uploaded as we go through editing. To even owning a signed poster of the film by cast and crew. The DVD is always offered and there is even a chance to get a thank you, or even a credit in the finished film.
Other ways you can help:
Even if you are unable to donate at this time, please pass this page along. While movie tastes vary from person to person, chances are there is a friend you know who would be interested in this project. It has been a dream of many the crew and myself to get this made, and with your effort, we can see it become a reality and hopefully not a nightmare like the story takes place in.
Thank you for your interest.
James P. Collins & Crew.
Risks and challenges
Like any project, the risks for film production include but are not limited to delays, or last minute cast/crew changed. If anything we will relaunch at a later time, and create an even better film.
There may be delays in shipping perks, depending on how much we can raise through this site. Realistically, if we have one computer, and 100+ orders for DVD's, we might need extra funds and time before we can send them all out, but they will get to you in time.
- (60 days)