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By Phillip Jordan Brooks
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We are raising $35,000 to make a short Sci-fi/Thriller entitled "Warped". We plan to use this film as a pitch to investors and production companies that the concept is solid enough to be made into a feature film.

We also plan on shooting in Shreveport, LA and entering the short into the Louisiana Film Prize 2017.

WARped is about a soldier in the future who must travel back in time to prevent a massive genocide before it happens.

A bleak future
A bleak future

 

A world with little hope
A world with little hope

Resistance fighters have hidden in underground bunkers and attempt to make one last mission before an imminent defeat...

a resistance fighter from the future
a resistance fighter from the future

The technology to travel through time is highly illegal, and punishable by death. Time travelers are viciously hunted down and their machines are destroyed. But one last machine remains along with the final chance to save humanity.

Underground Lab
Underground Lab

 

Consciousness can travel through time, but not the body
Consciousness can travel through time, but not the body

 

Watching LAFP - Photo courtesy of Heliopolis
Watching LAFP - Photo courtesy of Heliopolis

Making movies is probably the most expensive art form, because they take a lot of work from a lot of people, specialized in different crafts. These people should be paid and paid what they are worth.

We all love movies, don't we? We love going to the theater, watching blu-ray in our living rooms with surround sound, maybe even watching Netflix on our phone in bed. We need stories, but we easily forget how much time and effort and MONEY they require, especially to be really good!

This is a big reason why we want to shoot in Shreveport. It's an amazing place to make movies because it costs less, people there are awesome, and there happens to be this film festival called the Louisiana Film Prize that is the best festival in the country, maybe in the world.

The Louisiana Film Prize is one of the only festivals in the entire world where you can really monetize a short film. One film takes home a grand prize of $50,000 dollars. So it only only makes sense that we shoot in Shreveport and enter the festival again.

Wait, AGAIN? Some of the team behind this project is actually from Shreveport and they've been an LAFP finalist more than once.

But it's not always about winning or getting into a festival. In our case, it's about presenting an idea. We hope you can help us get this project off the ground by becoming a contributor to our short film, "Warped".

MEET THE CAST:

Chad Faust

Faust starred in two TV series, Lone Star for Fox, and in the Emmy nominated, 4-season TV Series, The 4400. As well as recurred and guested on dozens of shows from Heroes to Taken to House M.D. He starred in United Artists' Saved opposite Jena Malone and Macauly Culkin, alongside Colin Firth and Minnie Driver in the Mark Herman directed Hope Springs, with Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore in All I Want, as Rosario Dawson’s leading man in the sexual thriller Descent, in Rick Rosenthal’s Nearing Grace, and in many other films. Faust has written and directed two short films, Baby Bleed and Oh God, directed four music videos for multi-gold-record artists, and is in development of two TV series, Jesus Of Sex and Impact Generation. He's currently writing a script for St. Vincent (starring Bill Murray) director (and 2016 Oscar Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay) Theodore Melfi. Faust’s screenplay, monumental, wrapped production in late 2016 with Faust producing and starring in the film alongside Jeremy Irons, Maria Bello and Jane Seymour. He is credited as an Executive Producer on the upcoming Billionaire Boy's Club starring Emma Roberts and Kevin Spacey, and he will soon direct The Sun Dies In The West, which he also wrote. Chad is a longtime student of legendary acting coach Larry Moss.

Catie LeOrisa

Catie LeOrisa was born and raised in England. She is predominantly a theater actress, with some of her favorite roles being; THE BACCHAE ensemble at the Getty Villa; Nella Larkin in THE GOD COMMITTEE by Mark St Germain , God in FEMININE JUSTICE by Basil Dawkins and Angelique in PARADISE HOTEL by Georges Feydeau. Catie has produced several fundraisers, most notably for Cure Autism Now. She has worked with Larry Moss for 16 years and is also a successful hand model and the proud mom of twins. In WARped she will be playing the role of BURGESS, the sagacious mother of the resistance.

MEET THE TEAM:

Akis Konstantakopoulos - Cinematographer
Akis Konstantakopoulos - Cinematographer

 Akis Konstantakopoulos is an accomplished DP and director from Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a graduate from Harvard and AFI and we are proud to announce him as our Director of Photography. His use of shadow and color, as well as his strong sense of aesthetic and framing make him our top choice for WARped. Akis has worked on several independent films such as Armed Response, Bereave, Laid in America and Land of Leopold, which he also directed. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. We are thrilled to have him on board as our cinematographer and look forward to this collaboration!

Art Director - Christopher Lee Moore
Art Director - Christopher Lee Moore

Christopher is an cherished artist, fabricator, and prop builder from Shreveport, LA, and we are proud to announce him as our Art Director. One of his largest tasks will be helping to design and build the largest prop in WARPED, the machine that our protagonist uses to travel back in time. Christopher has worked on several studio and independent film such as YEAR ONE, SEASON OF THE WITCH, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, DARK PLACES, PITCH PERFECT 2, and many more, and currently resides in New Orleans, LA. We are proud to have this talented dude as part of our team! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2880275

Risks and challenges

This biggest challenge in making this film for the Louisiana Film Prize is that we are proceeding with the assumption that we will raise ALL of our funds (and hopefully more).

We have to book actors and actresses, our cinematographer, editor, composer, and the rest of our crew in advance. In the film business, you move from gig to gig, and trying to book a working professional for a project without funds... forget it.

But there is a remedy, and that remedy is trust. In our business, it's all about relationships, and that is the glue that can bind a dubious proposition such as participating in making crowdfunded short film. Over the years our team of professionals has made many talented friends, friends that will sign on, and agree to the project because they trust us, and they believe in the project. Professionals do shorts because they are fun! But they should never be free ;)

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