: TO ERADICATE. is the feature film debut from Jamie Stuart (Idiot with a Tripod) -- an innovative lo-fi sci-fi paranoid thriller.
LINCOLN CENTER Q&A
Here's the Q&A after the 12/4 screening of my work at Lincoln Center.
What is : TO ERADICATE.?
: TO ERADICATE. is an independent feature film designed to entertain, provoke and push the boundaries of what's possible in low-budget filmmaking. I've been developing the movie for the past 6 years -- and now I plan to go into production in spring 2013.
It's mind-bending lo-fi sci-fi. If you liked Pi or Primer, you'll dig this. If you like early Cronenberg or Kubrick, you'll dig this.
It's got a little bit of everything: action, humor, mystery, special fx, violence, sex -- pretty much anything you'd want to see in a movie!
The plot evolved from a single concept: What would happen if you woke up one day and found your mind gradually clearing of all its colors? The clock has been reset. No social conditioning. No religion. No drugs. No preconceived opinions. Just clear, pure observations of the world around you.
How would you react? Would you find this intriguing? Would you become depressed? Confused? Emboldened? Would you hide from society? Would you study it? Or would you act out against it?
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Here's a quick behind-the-scenes of the above Kickstarter video...
Something is wrong in the world. A series of unrelated, unconnected events... random accidents, isolated acts of violence... none of it makes any sense... none of the people have anything in common. Or do they?...
One day, Lint, a 20-something skater-punk, wakes up in an empty parking lot in Long Island City. His head is pounding, and he doesn't know how he got there.
His behavior starts to become erratic -- he completely freaks out at work and comically runs through the neighborhood in an exuberant burst of mischief. This is just the beginning...
Lint's mind starts to severely alter. He withdraws. Then, one night while aimlessly riding the subway, he gets into a confrontation with another man -- and the shocking result changes his life forever.
With his mind now fully controlled by an unknown force, he embarks on a fate-sealing, blood-soaked rampage -- and as he struggles to find out why he's doing what he's doing, he realizes he may soon become a victim of others like him.
Ready to go...
: TO ERADICATE. has been in development for 6 years, so I'm well-prepared: screenplay, lots of storyboards, location photos, budget, shooting schedule, etc. Last winter, my producer, Laki Latinka Igrutinovic, and I, put together a 200-page book of everything so far.
Here are some storyboard and location samples...
I've been working steadily as a web filmmaker for the past decade, creating acclaimed shorts and promos for clients like Focus Features, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Filmmaker Magazine, Made in NY and Cadillac. Here are some samples of my work...
Idiot with a Tripod (2010) 'Idiot' was a huge viral success with over a million views. Roger Ebert said it should win an Oscar, and TIME Magazine named it the #3 video of 2011. You can read more about it here.
NYFF Memories (2012) A short doc created for the 50th NY Film Festival, featuring Martin Scorsese, Michael Moore and others.
Both Ends (2012) A film noir-lite, shot entirely in one day, as a test of the Canon C300 camera. Starring Lauren Currie Lewis.
Masterpiece (2011) Shot at Sundance '11, this epic video features 30 interviews in 6 minutes. Appearances by Rutger Hauer, Paul Giamatti and more.
NYFF48 (2010) A hallucinatory juxtaposition of the NYFF against human evolution. Features Clint Eastwood, David Fincher, etc.
12.5 Seconds Later... (2007) A guy asks a girl on a date, and everything goes wrong. Comedy, special FX...
To see more of my work, you can browse my website. (Flash required)
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The $50,000 we're seeking to raise through Kickstarter accounts for 2/3 of the film's budget. The remaining $25,000 of the $75,000 total will be raised through private investment.
All rewards have been tentatively dated 4/14. The movie won't be shooting until spring of 2013, so this is an estimate based upon projected completion and release.
There should be no problem fulfilling the rewards, as most everything already exists, except, of course for the Blu-ray/DVD/download options -- because the movie needs to be made first for that.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.