World Peace tells the story of Roy and Jared, two adversaries by night but colleagues by day. Roy and Jared possess an ability to share each other’s dream state. While inside the dream world, Roy and Jared ‘combat’ one another in a battle of wits. Whoever possesses the most mental discipline, strength and focus is able to overpower the other regardless of their strengths in the real world. To this end, Jared has been the dominant factor for perhaps centuries. Yes, it is hinted that Jared and Roy are immortal. In fact, they very well could be the only powers that matter. With unlimited control over the stock markets, world super powers and their governments, Jared has grown tired of the same old’ boring routines of starting then fixing major world economic and social developments. For this reason, Jared decides he’ll enter the dreams of every living man, woman and child, simultaneously and murder them. Jared’s view is ‘when the people awake –they’ll have a new found appreciation for life’. Roy deems the plan ‘against the rules’ and ‘beneath them’. Thus, Roy must find strength in him never discovered to somehow out think Jared and stop him from unleashing his plan. http://www.isofilms.com
$2500 will be used for adding an extra day of principle photography. We plan on shooting on a weekend which will bring our equipment cost down to one day but we'll still have to pay for the entire crew for an extra day. The crew will consist of the Director of Photography, the gaffer, a key grip, a grip, a couple of production assistants, wardrobe designer, make up and special effects, visual effects, location manager, craft services, catering personnel, production manager, 1st assistant director, 2nd assistant director, set designer, art dept assistant, script supervisor, sound mixer and boom mic operator. In addition, certain departments will need additional budgets like the wardrobe department, art department, visual effects and special effects.
If we're able to raise more than the $2500 necessary to complete our short film properly than great! We'd use any extra money to go directly to the production value of the project. With additional funds means an even stronger narrative. It means we could write in and hire extra, background characters making the movie even more exciting to watch. http://www.joshserver.net
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Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge I expect is using the same actor for both roles. This is a new technique for our film making team but one we're excited about. The biggest hurdle with this technique is going to be capturing the unexpected chemistry created by the characters once the camera starts rolling. Because Josh can not be in 2 places at once, it will be impossible for me to say "ok, guys - loved that! Here's ..insert director's note ....and lets just throw the camera over there and see what happens". The cool part is that Josh absolutely will have totally unexpected but equally powerful moments none of us are prepared for. The real challenge will be capturing these. Just one of my techniques I'll use to over come this hurdle is to act as if Josh really is two separate people. I plan on talking to one character right in front of Josh while Josh is in the other role. Literally, the entire crew will see me taking to no body all to the benefit of the chemistry that MUST occur between two actors regardless whether the other actor exists or not. This, is a challenge, but one I will definitely over come. :)
It's going to be a tough challenge making Josh come off as two totally separate characters while still putting complete emphasis in the world we're trying to create. If you imagine this movie was just shot in front of, let's say a 'coffee shop' with no scene changes and all close ups, that would be a challenge in all of its own. But what we're doing is totally different. We're going to have the characters in the same frame for over 60% of the movie and the set is going to be crazy, crazy advanced. Now, the whole idea of this is not just for fun. Although, I have to admit - I can not wait until we start rolling. But, this hard work is for the unique experience of our audience and will only be worth it when it's completed and released. We want the audience to experience a film very similar to their own. Often 'selves' are placed within so many different characters in order to process, articulate and translate information that the experience becomes difficult to realize with some people. This is truly exceptional in its profound uniqueness and I can't wait to showcase World Peace.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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