A suave, crafty hipster experiments with hypnotic methods, stealing the affections of a beautiful supermodel away from his best friend. Read more
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The Hypnotist", a feature-length satire/comedy written and produced by the director, was originally shot in Texas over a very ambitious shoot period of five days in 2011. Despite a very meager budget and a skeleton crew, the film was successfully completed.
Looking to enhance the cinematography, the scenery, and extend the story, the producer made a bold decision to re-shoot the film with a larger budget. In this final phase of the project, it will be filmed in late July 2012 (15th - 29th). The film will be shot on the RED Epic, in the actual, authentic Dallas locations the script takes place in.
Directly after principal photography, the film will be meticulously yet quickly prepared for initial entry into film festivals. Submissions will include the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca, Toronto International, SXSW, and a number of others. Deadlines begin in mid-September. The producer-director, Krisjian Coles, will also be taking personal charge over the post-production process, putting together the initial cut himself. The film will be passed through the hands of several other professionals working in different capacities, sometimes simultaneously, (audio engineer, color technician, scoring, etc.)
Thanks for your contribution. We are thankful for you all. Every supporter's contribution will enable us to deliver a final product that will match the quality and scope of the script, and to fiercely compete with the "big league" films in the same markets. The original filming of "The Hypnotist" was very difficult, yet we proved that despite our meager means, we were more than capable of delivering a high-quality picture. Moreover, we shot this over five days, a feature film, which is virtually unheard of. We've proved that with an expanded schedule and a larger budget, we can certainly make "The Hypnotist" project stand out that much more at the film festivals, in the theater, and in your minds and memories.
The Tom & Betty Scene: A flashback - Alex tags along with Oliver on his visit to Tom & Betty, a couple of well-meaning but insufferable urban socialites.
The Indie Movie Diva Scene: Meaning to impress Annika, a film lover, Oliver begins to tell her about his experience as an actor, mostly in Alex's films. In a candid flashback, we see how Oliver really is on set.
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A special advance edition DVD or Blu-Ray copy of "The Hypnotist" with special features including: interviews & commentaries, exclusive footage (scenes from the original "The Hypnotist" project), and outtakes!Estimated delivery:
* A special advance edition DVD or Blu-Ray copy of "The Hypnotist" with special features: interviews & commentaries; exclusive footage - scenes from the original "The Hypnotist" project; outtakes.
*PLUS: an invitation to the exclusive "Sneak Premiere Party", an extravagant red-carpet affair to be attended by members of the cast and the director.Estimated delivery:
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A limited edition "Dr. Alphonse Schigoya" T-shirt AND invitation to a private "meet and greet" party with the cast/director at the premiere AND a handwritten personal thanks from the director, delivered in person.Estimated delivery:
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