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A fashion photographer gets more than he bargained for when a roll of
film in a used camera contains sinister imagery.
A fashion photographer gets more than he bargained for when a roll of film in a used camera contains sinister imagery.
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A young, ambitious photographer gets caught in a harrowing labyrinth of intrigue and danger when the “wrong” camera falls into his possession. The devil is truly in the details; and in this case in the 35mm photographs, as sinister wrongdoing frighteningly emerges within the images garnered from the now unfortunate find. Our protagonist finds himself suddenly pulled into a perilous vortex of the rich and strange, a world as far removed from his as a distant planet as its sinister denizens haunt long hallways and make menacing demands. Snap Shot climaxes in an explosion of desperate violence as the menacing antagonists will stop at nothing to get that one photo that can assuredly bring a kingdom down. This film, as in Latina’s previous works, will feature a rich palette of vibrant colors, dynamic symmetrical compositions, stylish fashions and preternatural attention to razor-sharp details.

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I have an historical precedent to reference. I completed my first feature film through all the time-worn hardships one would encounter doing so and successfully sold it to Kino Lorber. I made this film from the ground up with my own hands, with no money and the perseverance and talent of my dedicated cast and crew.

I've encountered myriad problems and have been knocked to the canvas innumerable times. But with Modus Operandi I've proven that I can go twelve rounds - and now the next bell is sounding.

For me, cinema enables audiences to escape into a better - or at least more interesting - reality. My work is inspired in equal parts by my upbringing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with its desolate streets and abandoned buildings and unique color palate, and by the films that have most transported me: "exploitation" films, French and Japanese New Wave and 1970's Hollywood. Story lines and concepts come to me from a combination of life experience, focused daydreaming and meditation on the work of photographers like Helmut Newton and film-makers such as Jean-Pierre Melville, John Cassavetes, Stanley Kubrick, Jørgen Leth, Francis Ford Coppola, and Wong Kar-Wai. Regardless of the genre in which I'm working, my goal as a film-maker is to transcend and transform reality, and to create an intense and unique cinematic experience that lingers with the movie-goer long after he or she has left the theater.

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    We'll add you to the PRIVATE INSTAGRAM FEED for DANNY TREJO - Danny will send you Project Updates, Sneak Peeks, and exclusive Behind the Scenes photos all the way through our production of the film.

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    I'll send you a one-of-a-kind Polaroid Photograph in the mail from our location scouting on the film. Each photo is different. You'll also get all the Project Updates and a digital PDF of the shooting script for "Snap Shot" for your reading pleasure. You'll also be added to Danny Trejo's private Instagram feed.

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    I'll send you a limited-edition MARK BORCHARDT 45 rpm Vinyl Record of the original soundtrack to "Snap Shot" with groovy sleeve artwork. Music by Mark, Lyrics by NIKKI JOHNSON. You'll also be added to Danny Trejo's private Instagram feed, you'll get a digital PDF of the screenplay and all the wicked Project Updates.

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    I'll send you a limited-edition DANNY TREJO T-SHIRT - only 1,500 of these bad boys will be silk-screened in Milwaukee, WI and you get one. You'll look so good. You also get a digital PDF of the screenplay, all the Project Updates and access to Danny's private Instagram feed. If that's not enough, you'll also get a digital download of the soundtrack to "Snap Shot." (For T-Shirts specify Mens or Women's and size)

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    I'll send you one of only 100 gorgeous 11 x 17" SCREEN PRINTED AUTOGRAPHED DANNY TREJO MOVIE POSTERS - plus I'll send you a limited-edition DANNY TREJO T-SHIRT. You'll look so good. You also get a digital PDF of the screenplay, a digital PDF of my Storyboards, all the Project Updates and access to Danny's private Instagram feed. If that's not enough, you'll also get a digital download of the soundtrack to "Snap Shot."

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    The Whole Enchilada - you get the limited-edition Danny Trejo T-Shirt, plus the poster, plus the vinyl soundtrack, plus the PDF downloads of the script and the storyboards, plus access to Danny's private Instagram feed - and you can thank him your damn self in person cause you'll also get 15 minutes on Skype with one of the most interesting and talented actors of our times. Skype with Danny Trejo!

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    You get it all! The t-shirt, the vinyl soundtrack, the PDF downloads and I'll also mail you the ORIGINAL PAINTING of the "Snap Shot" Film Poster. Hand-painted by Milwaukee artist Robert Crawford, there is only one of these in the whole wide world and it can belong to you.

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    Wanna be in the movies? Wanna GET KILLED ON SCREEN BY DANNY TREJO!? You can be! One of the the most prolific character actors of our time will SLAY YOU! Plus you get a PRODUCER CREDIT on "Snap Shot" in the final credits and on IMDB. Airfare and accommodations can't be included but I'd love to help you plan to travel to our set (your scene will be shot in the USA). Of course it would also be my pleasure to send you all of the rewards above as well. (Excluding the 1 of 1 painting)

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    GET KILLED ON SCREEN BY DANNY TREJO! You can be! Plus you get a PRODUCER CREDIT on "Snap Shot" in the final credits and on IMDB. Airfare and accommodations can't be included but I'd love to help you plan to travel to our set (your scene will be shot in the USA). Of course it would also be my pleasure to send you all of the rewards above as well. (Excluding the 1 of 1 painting)

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