Wireboy is a visual representation of technology and overstimulation, surveillance, depravity, love, corruption, and the internet.
WIREBOY: AN EXPERIMENTAL SCI-FI FILM
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My name is Cassandra Sechler. I am a San Francisco based multimedia artist and curator. I primarily work with film, video, photography, and sculpture and live to express my thoughts and ideas through DIY and conceptual art. I am currently collaborating on a film project with artist Jason Marsh.
Jason Marsh is a UK based Artist/Producer working with sound art, fretless bass, and experimental video. The delicateness and intensity of his concepts mixed with his amazing skills and ingenuity creates a surreal window into his unique view of the world.
After meeting through the Mindscapes Film Festival, we automatically began collaborating on various projects and enjoying the results. Jason and I both have distinct styles that happen to compliment each other quite well.
Upon successfully completing several audio/visual works together, Jason approached me with a script for a short film that he had written which was originally intended to be an animation. It was called Wireboy.
When I read this script I was wildly enthusiastic and impressed. I could vividly see this as a live action film and wanted to help in any way that I could in developing his idea. Instantly, I began working on concept art to share with him to see if we were on the same page. Indeed we were! When Jason asked if I wanted to direct Wireboy, I was ecstatic!
From there, Wireboy has spawned into a larger than life science fiction-inspired, expressionistic dream world that demands the attention of underground and mainstream cinema fans alike, for the film has an important underlying social commentary about the future of our humanity.
Wireboy: Artist Statement
Enter the surreal voyeuristic world of Wireboy: a dystopian cyber nightmare exploring technology, overstimulation, desire, depravity, online identity, vanity, corruption, and love.
Representation of the self and the future that is being born out of media and culture is explored through metaphor using various characters who exist in their own tortured conceptual spaces.
Wireboy, the public toilet attendant has a bizarre intimate relationship with a mysterious Artist who watches over the happenings inside of an abandoned restroom via a surveillance system. Wires are attached to her entire body as if she is imprisoned in this room, a slave to the machines.
Inside this eerie industrial space, Wireboy dominates over these vulnerable, enslaved cyborgian Monsters who crawl on the filthy ground fascinated by what they can see through the goggles affixed to their heads. They are obsessed with a deformed Model who exists in a world beyond their reach.
Two innocent Children, who are intrigued by this constructed world, wait eagerly outside the restroom door wanting to get inside, where everyone who enters is doomed to become a Monster.
Currently, Jason and I are in pre-production mode and are extremely motivated to bring our vision to life. We both agree that to fully realize Wireboy we will need to make this a BIG production and get more people and resources involved. We plan to shoot the film in the spring of 2012.
To give Wireboy a gorgeously gritty feel, we will be filming in both color and black and white using various VHS, Hi8, spy, and surveillance cameras. We will be utilizing colored gels and high contrast lighting situations to create a saturated and surreal cyber wasteland. (Think The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari meets Fantastic Voyage). The film will have an original soundtrack created by Jason Marsh and a longtime collaborator of mine Craig Jacobson.
We have our ideas developed, the storyboard, concept drawings, and set design fleshed out, some of the props and costumes have been crafted and/or collected, and most of the cast and crew decisions have already been made. Yet there is much more to be accomplished!
For the scenes with the Monsters and Wireboy, we will need to secure a proper location for the shoot as well as have money to reserve a studio for several days in order to get shots of the Model, Wireboy, and the Artist in their specific territories, which will both require elaborate sets. We will of course also need to finish collecting props and materials to build those sets!
The money that you donate will go towards materials needed to build the set and props, rent a storage space for large supplies, finish the costumes, purchase necessary props and accessories, hire a special effects make-up artist, rent film studio space, purchase or rent lighting and sound equipment, and of course compensate all of the artists involved in making this vision come to life.
We are getting incredibly close to making this project a reality. We are asking for your help in raising funds to make sure this ambitious project will reach the potential it deserves. Upon completion of the film, we plan on entering Wireboy into various festivals as well as organizing a special opening at one of the historical theatres here in San Francisco!
I know that Wireboy is going to be something wonderful, and with your help, Jason and I will be able share this visually stunning film with the world!
Find out more about Wireboy and view more images on the official Wireboy page:
Official Wireboy pages:
Find out more about my personal work on my on my website and flickr:
Both Jason Marsh and myself have vimeo pages where you can view select film works and trailers:
Craig Jacobson’s video and sound work:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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