Shakespeare Film Shot In All Close-Up! Get cool film credit, or play a small role!
I propose to film Shakespeare’s MACBETH for Gorilla Rep NYC entirely in close-up and put it on YouTube, scene by scene, for free. Great for iPhones!
I propose to shoot Shakespeare’s MACBETH for Gorilla Rep entirely in close-up and release it for free on YouTube. This form will jump out of video-enabled phones and personal entertainment devices while also providing a chilling perspective on television and movie theater screens.
The money raised on KickStarter is for bringing the equipment and supplies needed to a largely volunteer group to make MACBETH happen. I have included a budget outline below.
My theater company since 1992, Gorilla Rep NYC (www.gorillarep.org) provides free, high-quality productions of classical dramatic material for people where they are. Now, that mission extends to people in front of computers and iPhones everywhere with the close-up MACBETH available scene by scene on youTube.
Gorilla Rep’s close-up MACBETH will illuminate Shakespeare’s classic text with a cast of Gorilla Rep and New York stage veterans including Robert Berliner as MACBETH, and Everett Quinton of The Ridiculous Theatre as HECATE, Frances You Sanderson as LADY MACDUFF, and Mark Greenfield as THE PORTER!
Think of it: a cast of veteran New York stage actors in the palm of your hand on your iPhone, BlackBerry or computer delivering Shakespeare’s haunting classic. Robert Berliner (pictured), starring in the current Off-Broadway hit DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND and Gorilla Rep veteran (Rosencrantz, HAMLET, Peer Gynt, PEER GYNT) is signed up for the title role of MACBETH, Mary Frank Madera (Lyubov in Gorilla Rep's CHERRY ORCHARD) is set to play LADY MACBETH! That's a hot couple, and a new Shakespearean twist on the "cougar" phenomenon! Mark Greenfield a long-time Gorilla Rep veteran of many productions from Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Pistol in HENRY V and a movie star in his own right (VEGAS: A TRUE STORY) in a cameo as THE PORTER, Frances You Sanderson (OPHELIA in GR's HAMLET, Gorilla Rep vet and DOUBLE HAPPINESS co-star) as LADY MACDUFF, and a HUGE cameo by The Ridiculous Theater's Everett Quinton as HECATE... and more to come! This is shaping up as an amazing all-star cast!
Praise for my theatrical production of MACBETH for Gorilla Rep:
“Reinventing MACBETH... Christopher Carter Sanderson, the director, apparently taking his timing from a roller coaster... makes you feel you've been swept up in ''a tale full of sound and fury'' from which there is no escape... Mr. Sanderson's emphasis on speed and action ... provides an unusual insight into the relentless progress of the plot; this is a demonstration of fate as a flash flood, and its menace splashes into the audience....”
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
“... Sanderson and his company hold us rapt as they retell the famous story of MACBETH... the relentless forward motion of the plot is paramount... somehow at one raw and ellegant... ingenious... sinister effect... Shakespeare’s brutal couple comes alive with brutal fascination... the best performances of these roles I’ve yet encountered...””
Technical details: shot on HD digital video using 35mm lenses, MACBETH will utilize studio shooting and location shooting for temperature effects and framing details. Shooting and editing are scheduled in New York City for November in roughly 28 shooting/editing days. Release is planned for January, 2010. Director of photography is Benjamin Heller of Creative Executions in New York.
Camera One share $1,000.00
Camera Two rental $1,000.00
35mm Lenses DONATED
Shooting Studio $500.00
Editing Suite Time and Operator $2,000.00
Costumes (neck up) $300.00
Talent (SAG Ultra-Low $100/day) $1,600.00
Director honorarium ` $2,500.00
- (43 days)