This film is facetiously called The Best Film Ever Made... not because it is a bad film, but it possesses a certain self awareness, perhaps gaining the cliche critic line, "This film knows exactly what it is." The film follows two plots, first a documentary style plot of a duo of high society filmmakers after they've succeeded in creating the best film ever made. The second plot is their actual film involving the kidnapping of two individuals and filming their life trapped in a car. A dark comedy on one hand and a cognitively compelling drama on the other, this film sets ups an absurd landscape that allows characters to face social issues and reflect on the human experience.
The film requires simple set ups and hand held shots in order to contrast the absurdity of the situations unfolding with a cinema verite shooting style. Cinematographer Robert Reese and director Merrill Willgrubs will work to make this film visually compelling as well as thought provoking, which may lend itself to a semi-experimental and innovative end result.
Considering the subject, we have worked hard to acquire a talented cast to portray each character. This film requires above all superb acting talent in order to sell the absurdity of this universe and to sell the messages to the audience.
Risks and challenges
Some risks and challenges to this project are one's related to any film project: crafting compelling story and delivering it in an apt visual package. I have recruited the talents of cinematographer Robert Reese, who has worked on documentary films such as Pussy Riot: The Movement, in order to deliver our cinema verite shooting style. In terms of developing a compelling story, my past films have won awards such as Best Use of Genre and Audience Favorite based on the our story telling component. Our past films also have given us enough recognition to be approached by the Skye McCole Bartusiak Foundation as a source of a small grant towards our project. In terms of production, I have developed a compelling narrative in a bare bones environment, allowing for a film to be made under $8000 is a rare feat. Challenges yet to come are location scouting, further audition sessions, accruing more crew members, and of course completing our Kickstarter campaign. These challenges are obstacles, but they are mountains within climbing distance. We hope to accomplish these tasks and produce a quality cinematic product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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