How do the flies imagine their gods? A short experimental film with elaborate hand-crafted puppets.
What is this anyways?
The Gods of the Flies started out as an odd screenplay typed up during lunch one day. I'd recently read Marco Denevi's fantastic El Dios de las Moscas and decided to turn it into a short movie. Being a fan of The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and all things Henson, I'd also been looking for an excuse to make a movie with elaborate hand-puppets and sets. The movie will be shot on a Canon 60D, be somewhere between 5-7 minutes, have an original score, and be really fun to make.
So where does the money go?
Puppets are expensive! We need wire, foam, latex, paint, fabric and more to make our puppets, and there are going to be a whole lot of puppets. 600 was the figure I calculated to be the bare minimum on which I could make this movie, so anything above and beyond would help greatly, and make this movie a good deal easier to create. But of the 600 total dollars, about half will go toward puppet supplies, then of the remainder, 2/3 will go to set building, and the other thirds will probably go toward buying a nice mic for recording the score and SFX.
But wait, who's in charge/are you legit?
I've been making movies for the past seven or so years, but this is my most ambitious project to date. I'm a Film/Media student from University of Rhode Island currently studying at Northern Arizona University. One day soon I'll have a piece of paper that says I know how to make movies. Until then, you can go HERE to see some things I've done in the past.
Look for lots of more update videos to learn about our project and the people behind it!
-Creative "professionals" JonJon Goodrick and Danger Charles
Well, when this video grows up and is ready to leave home, all of the backers here will be able to view it on a private link on http://vimeo.com. Depending on the film festivals I submit to, the whole world may have to wait a while to be able to see it (dont worry though, if you back it, you can see it!). Also, a DVD will be made availible for some nominal fee on my website, and it'll come jam packed with special features, commentary, and more!
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