"Open Mind" is a comic book that takes place in the year 2052. An FBI agent uses a top secret technology to access criminals' minds.
"Open Mind" is a comic book that takes place in the year 2052. An FBI agent uses a top secret technology to access criminals' minds. Read more
About this project
Dave Cleland (pastor of Cornerstone Church in Georgia) pitched a story to Matt Green (Filmbandit Productions) over lunch one day at Chipolte (where all good story ideas are pitched). Matt was captivated by the story and could immediately see it in his head. Matt sat down with his writing partner Anthony Tyler Quinn ("Boy Meet’s World", "Melrose Place") and three weeks later the first draft of "Open Mind" was born. Fast forward six months and many drafts later, Filmbandit Productions and distribution partner Shelter Entertainment Studios are taking the first step toward seeing the feature film come to fruition. They are going to make a comic book based on the script!
WHAT IS "OPEN MIND?"
“Open Mind” is a sci-fi, noir/mystery that takes place in a not-too-distant future where freedoms and religious liberties are a thing of the past. In this future, most people have become a product of their society and no longer think about what they believe or why they believe it.
December 7th, 2041. The day known as Red Friday. A series of deadly terrorist attacks literally rocked the world as 8 iconic locations around the globe were targeted. In the aftermath, it is discovered that over 200,000 lives were lost. The Global outcry against such acts of cowardice and hatred became so great that it prompted then U. S. President Corday to utter his famous statement: “Separately, we die! Together, we LIVE!” From this was born his Government Unity program.
2052. Sam Reynolds sits at home, quietly studying. BAM! His front door is battered down by police forces. Red beams of light fill the room as they scan Reynolds and his surroundings. Sam remains as calm as he can, as he is told that he is being taken into custody by the government for possession of treasonous materials, civil unrest and threats against national security. Sam is ripped apart from his family while his wife and daughter helplessly watch, never to see each other again.
Eight days later, up-and-coming agent Henry Bishop is working in the highly classified branch of the FBI known as R.A.M. Government Unity is stronger than ever and the FBI has perfected its weapon in the war against terror and hate: R.A.M. Henry is the newest and best wielder of that weapon and he receives a new case file. Sam Reynolds. R.A.M.'s primary function is memory analysis—the ability to penetrate a criminal's memory, and using virtual reality, plunge into the mind of the subject. The terrorist or criminal literally becomes an open book to the investigator as he searches for clues, hidden agendas and possible connections to future crimes.
What starts out as an open and shut case of terrorism for Agent Bishop becomes a hall of mirrors, as he discovers shadows and reflections that perhaps Sam Reynolds is not the man the government has made him out to be. Is there a link between Reynolds and R.A.M.? Is Government Unity really what's best for mankind? Is R.A.M. the real terrorist? Agent Bishop is slowly beginning to realize that the side he has so valiantly fought for may not be the right side at all. Everything will be put on the line as he comes to the crossroads: Stay with the status quo, or risk it all?
WHY A COMIC BOOK?
Since the first draft of “Open Mind,” Filmbandit Productions and Shelter Entertainment Studios have always thought the story would make a great comic book. So there! But seriously folks, our goal is to produce an amazing comic book that would create a fan base for this story. The book will be sold through retailers upon completion in June.
Then we will use the fan base as a springboard to get investors interested in the feature film version of the story. After all, a comic book is a super nice set of storyboards.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Kickstarter and Amazon are gracious enough to take 8-10% right off the top (Awesome!)
Then we have to pay our artist (David Rhoades) and get it printed.
We cannot do this without your support! From all of us at Filmbandit Productions and Shelter Entertainment Studios, welcome aboard!
Risks and challenges
Our first challenge goes without saying. We need your help to get the ball rolling! Once we are fully funded we will be ready to go.
Pre-production - breakdown the script and format it for a comic; artist will develop character sketches and begin penciling.
Production - the artist will complete the full 28 page comic book.
Filmbandit Productions and Shelter Entertainment Studios will then oversee the distribution of the comic.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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