Another war has started
in Israel. Most men are drafted quickly in service of their country. While all
the grownups are busy being worried, four kids play at an old army base, now
empty and unused. One day, the kids find two army deserters hiding in their
Being the sons and a daughter of military officers, the children know only one way to regain their
territory - with ruthlessness. The soldiers make a dire mistake and
hold their ground. Soon enough, the fight begins. The two soldiers, who
sought refuge from the military fighting, find themselves in another war, which
turns to be very dangerous and bloody.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a team of
enthusiastic professional filmmakers with a track record in the film industry.
"Land of the Little People", our current project, is already underway, funded
initially with our own investments. In June 2014 the shooting will begin and is going to
be one hell of a ride.
Our mission is to create an uncompromising piece of cinema, one that tells a story that takes the audience to an unsettling journey into the realm of children. This place is not what we are made to believe. Instead, it is chaotic, violent and twisted. When children see the world through the influence of war and militarism, it shapes their way of thinking and drives them to act in a very dangerous way.
Tony Copti -
Tony Copti was
Production Manager in "Ajami" and many other films. In 2011 Tony created Fresco Films, which was
the executive production company of the feature film "THE
ATTACK" by Ziad Doueiri and "GIRRAFADA" by
Yaniv Berman – Writer
Yaniv is a graduate
student from the Film and Television Department at Tel-Aviv University. His
works include: "The Alpha Diaries", an award winning
feature documentary about a company of soldiers in the Israeli reserve forces.
It is an unprecedented, voyeuristic look into military reserve life in Israel
and was shot over a five year period. The short film "Even Kids
Started Small" was an official selection of the CINÉFONDATION,
Cannes Film Festival. It is a thriller about children violently taking over the
school and occupying it. "Land of the Little People" will be
his first feature film. Please feel free to contact me. Website: www.yanivberman.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/berman.yaniv
Ziv Kitaro –
Ziv is a game designer, author, and project manager who works mainly in the game and content industry. Ziv worked on various projects in the new media as well as for television (MTV India The Chat House), and was the Executive Producer on "The Last Shepherd" - a modern fantasy film that was funded through crowd funding.
Rami Katzav –
With years of experience
as director of photography in commercials, TV and cinema, Rami Katzav is one of
the rising cinematographers in Israel. "Land of the Little People"
will be his second feature film. www.ramikatzav.com
Yoel Herzberg - Production Designer and Art Director
Yoel Herzberg is an experienced production designer. His work includes "Omar", "The Attack", "Zaytoun" and "Miral".
Goorevich - Sound Designer / Re-Recording Sound Mixer
Ziv Karshen -
Ziv is an experienced editor, working on documentaries, narrative films, commercials and music videos. In 2006, he edited the film "Even Kids Started Small" which participated at the Cannes Film Festival. In his spare time he plays the drums for the indie band FOV.
Gad Emile Zeitune
Gad Emile Zeitune is a film composer living and working in Los Angeles. Growing up in Israel, he met Yaniv Berman at high school and has collaborated with him on all his movies since. He's looking forward to giving the musical tone to "Land of the Little People", but until the film is ready to be scored, Gad has written music for its teaser trailer and Kickstarter video. To hear more of his music, visit www.reelcomposer.com
Shiri Shamsha – Makeup
Itzik Nadel – Special
Serg Bezrukoff –
Colorist & Online Editor
Although it seems
that director Yaniv Berman is acting in the movie, all covered in blood, climbing way up the
cliff as one of the soldiers, it was actually made only for the trailer. Right
now we are investing most of our efforts in working with the children actors.
Auditions are underway. In mid-February
we are opening our acting workshop for the children chosen to play in the
movie. The acting class is led by Adina Hamis & Zvi Sahar:
As for the role of the
soldiers, we are working with two talented, well-known actors. Their
identity will be revealed later on.
We've placed a lot of
thought in creating the rewards. Although it is a very early stage in the
production, we wanted to create the artistic tone of the movie.
Graphic designer Yuda
Dery made the logo for the posters, t-shirts and caps:
Ros Plazma painted a magnificent picture inspired by "Land of the Little People":
Avramov is a metal-wire artist and he made amazing "Land of
the Little People" sculptures:
Ender Asa is a bow builder and designer. He made us this special handmade crossbow to be used in the movie. Replicas of the crossbow are offered as a reward. Shipping is only available within the USA.
DVDs, Blu-Rays and
digital copies of the film will be delivered by December 2015 (or sooner).
Why do we need your help? We can use your moral support, but your financial support will allow us to raise the artistic and technological level to international standards
so we can better share our important message. The Kickstarter campaign would fund the following:
Sony F5 (instead of Canon C300), which will allow us to shoot in 4K resolution.
school special effects for the final sequence where arrows fly, and hit…
- The set
design for the children's camp.
costumes and weapon rentals.
- Producing a most
crucial scene with the army forces passing by the village. This scene requires
extras and special props.
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