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A young woman is interrogated by a seasoned detective, forced to relive the traumatic events of a brutal crime.
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THE STORY

On the evening of WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017 at approx. 18:00, Det. Spencer received a 10-45 calling for all units to report to the intersection of two unnamed channel roads (approx. 34.6868° N, 118.1542° W).

Upon arriving at the scene, first responders note that a young female, 25 years in age, appeared to be stranded in the harsh desert climate on the outskirts of Oswald County proper. She had sustained defensive injuries and extensive sunburns from her exposure to the elements, and upon initial questioning, one paramedic described the female's answers as "completely incoherent."

Conceptual sketches by Anastasia Kahn.
Conceptual sketches by Anastasia Kahn.

Conducting a thorough search of the surrounding area, officers discovered a hole (approx. 6' in diameter, and 6' feet deep). The coroner's office describes a second victim (John Doe) recovered at the scene, 1 male (approx. 22-28). No positive identification has been found for John Doe. Dental records pending.

Not far from the scene were tire tracks (all-terrain, estimated: 265/70R17) leading back to the main road, 107th Avenue. According to information gleaned from initial contact with the female victim, the vehicle belonging to the assailant is a red pickup truck.

Recovered at the scene: a sole cigarette butt and a rusted tire iron covered in what appears to be dried blood.

One suspect is in custody.

THE CAST

NOTE FROM FTO DETECTIVE SPENCER: I have compiled a dossier on relevant persons of interest to jumpstart your investigation. Familiarize yourself with these names and faces. You'll get to know them.

VICTIM 1: KAREN WILLIAMS.

 VICTIM 2: JOHN DOE.

FTO: DETECTIVE SPENCER.

SUSPECT: UNKNOWN.

 THE CREW

NOTE FROM FTO DETECTIVE SPENCER: This is the team I've compiled to lead the investigation. They will be your primary points of contact throughout the course of this campaign.

Marvin is an award-winning filmmaker from Muenster, Germany. After an apprenticeship as a media designer, multiple internships at big TV production houses, he founded Motion in Pictures in 2011. He made the difficult move to the United States to continue his studies at UC Santa Barbara, gaining an international perspective on the American film market. During his tenure there, he earned UCSB's first "Best Picture" award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's student film competition.

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Giorgio Daveed is an award-winning feature film producer, director, cinematographer, and editor. He has devoted his career to creating dynamic visual experiences. He has worked on feature films in the United States, Russia and the former Soviet Republics.

 

Jason Chang is a video producer and editor based out in Los Angeles with his production company, JTC PICTURES. He currently works with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE Media) and travels on his downtime.

Justin is a producer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He works for Sacred Cow Productions, founded by documentary filmmaker Kevin Booth and late comedian Bill Hicks. Trained in screenwriting at The Second City Hollywood, Justin has worked on network TV, short, and feature film crews.

Dominic Lopez has worked as a cinematographer on feature films, national television shows, music videos, commercials, and more for over 10 years. Trained in lighting for theatre, Dominic's passion has always been for cinema. His work combines lighting and composition elements from both practices.

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This investigation won't pay for itself!

Our budget accounts for location permits to accurately replicate the harsh desert climates called for in the script. Additionally, we will be paying our talent for this project, as the intensity of the subject matter requires focus that should be reserved for the performance alone... and not on how to pay for cat food and toilet paper. We will also require an RV for cast and crew to rest and refuel between takes. Our budget also accounts for SFX makeup, equipment insurance, food, sound mixing, set design, post-production mixing, and other incidental costs (gas, creature comforts, etc.).

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