Inferno ~ A feature film
We're making an independent HORROR/THRILLER hybrid, executed with hand-made PRACTICAL EFFECTS and shot entirely on 8mm & 16mm B+W FILM.
Inferno is a contemporary adaptation of Dante's Inferno. The film will be shot entirely on traditional motion picture film with hand-made practical effects. Inferno is the story a Dante, a man in the midst of a midlife crisis. At the beginning of the film Dante is a lost soul, unsure of himself and his future. With the help of his guide Virgil, he descends into the underworld and through each of the nine circles of Hell. Each circle represents a different mortal sin, and each circle teaches Dante a different lesson on his path to enlightenment. Along the way the pair encounter treacherous allies, villainous monsters and a number of things that aren't quite what they seem. Ultimately Dante reaches the 9th and final circle of Hell, where me meets Lucifer and learns a lesson which will change him forever.
I want you to be a part of this project because I want you to have a 'Creative Equity' in the final project. By participating in this project you gain a level of access and involvement in this project primarily with me, but also with the other people helping fund the film. In short, we form a community. This is very important to the creative process, and will enrich your understanding and experience with the project. You are a participant, and that is EXCITING!
The Same.... but different.
VIDEO UPDATE #1:
Inferno is a contemporary adaptation of a 14th century text. For those of you familiar with the original text you will notice some striking differences. Why is this?
The original Inferno is a poetic tome, it is dense and difficult to read, but it is also incredibly hard for a modern reader to relate to. It is heavily rooted in a knowledge of the classics, most of which a contemporary audience is not familiar with. Much of the allegory used throughout the text is therefore lost to contemporary audiences. However, today's audiences are familiar with a number of other contemporary symbols. In order to reach a modern audience we must use modern symbols they are familiar with.
The idea is to create a film which brings in a new audience, while staying true to the original intent of the author.
What Happens After You're Funded?
We will shoot Inferno in Pittsburgh & Minnesota this winter over 8 weekends. We then transition into an aggressive post-production schedule which will focus on editing, scoring, finishing and mastering the film. After that we focus on fulfillment and getting all these neat rewards into your hands!
As a result of hitting our fund-raising goal for WEEK 1 everyone who pledges (at any level) gets the "Alt-Logo Sticker".
OH YEAH REWARDS!!!
What is my money used for?
Your money goes to paying a myriad of expenses facing the production of the film.
Ex: Film, Construction, Paint, Location Fees, Costumes Etc.
You should know none of these funds becomes mine, I do not have a line item for 'director' and therefore do not profit off of this Kickstarter.
Who is making the film?
Dustin M. Rosemark – Director (Rochester, MN)
Dustin Rosemark is a filmmaker with experience in transnational, multi-lingual film-production on both feature-length and short films. Dustin attended Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME and received his A.A in Film Production in 2006. Dustin was the recipient of a 2010 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Production Grant to produce his 2012 film Blue Hands; a novel animation technique drawing from some of the best photographic talents around the country. In 2012 Dustin began production on his 2014 film 51 Fragments of a Wandering Mind; a feature-length cultural documentary shot in 13 different countries over the course of 6 months. At the end of 2014 Dustin was again awarded a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Production Grant to finance his production Looking At: Looking Into, a film project examining the relationship between media and voyeurism through antique exhibition machines called Mutoscopes. In 2015 Dustin was named a Flight School Fellow; a partnership between Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Creative Capitol, and The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
John Shook – Art Director (Pittsburgh, PA)
John Shook is a multidisciplinary artist with experience in illustration, sculpture and mixed-media. John graduated with a degree in industrial design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1993. His work has been shown at The Community Arts Center of Cambria County and various spaces around Pittsburgh. His installation 'Di-Vine Man' an 11 ft tall sculpture made from wood and various sized vines is part of the permanent collection at Alex's Grey's COSM in upstate New York. He owns and operates 'The Graphic Cellar Airbrushing and Screen Printing', specializing in Graphic Design, Mural Services, & Industrial Design, where he has executed commissions for Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, and Bon Jovi.
Don Tyler – Composer (Los Angeles, CA)
Don Tyler is a Los Angeles-based Grammy-nominated mastering engineer with an extensive discography that includes luminaries from all genres of music. From multi-platinum acts like James Blunt, KISS, Barenaked Ladies, Beck and Elliott Smith; to old favorites like Devo, The Pixies, and Bow Wow Wow. Don holds a degree in film-studies from USC where he graduated with a BA in 1994. Don helms several electro-ambient musical acts: Phase47, Ascendant, and Transponder. Collectively these projects have made Don a leader in the genre of electro-ambient music.
Steve Pierce - Composer (Lyme, NH)
Steve Pierce has been a music composer for more than twenty years with a particular affinity for classic electronic music and film music. Steve holds a BA from University of Southern California (Cinema/Music), a MA from University of Leeds (Musical Research) and a MA from Dartmouth College (Electro-Acoustic Music). Over the years Steve has been in several bands, including God's Beard, Punky Rooster, P.C. Supermodels, Generic Eric and the Plain White Wrappers, and Beatloaf. He currently produces music under the the alias Blue Robot and Transponder, his collaboration with Don Tyler.
Risks and challenges
We have been planning and developing this project for over a year.
While there are undoubtably roadblocks ahead, we are confident that our professional backgrounds and years of experience have us well equipped to deal with them.
The only challenge we can't over come is funds, that we rely on you for =)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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