About this project
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.
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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