Snippets of Wally Watkins is a story about life; it's mysteries, it's justifications, and it's challenges. But ultimately, it becomes a story about the creation of life itself.
Our protagonist, Wally Watkins, is like many of us, lost in this web we call life, uncertain about his purpose and role in this vast world. A world full of danger and villainy; the villainy of a Mysterious Man who lurks in the shadows cast by Wally.
And yet, underneath all of this, Wally must come to terms with his pregnant girlfriend, Emma, as the responsibility of parenthood manifests.
Think Punch-Drunk Love, merged with, The Tree of Life.
Humor, subdued yet snappy, coupled with beauty, cinematic eye candy. An attempt to hit the perfect blend, the perfect mix. The film takes place in the Summer of 1999, so vibe-wise, expect a laid-back retro atmosphere.
This film will be approximately 25-30 minutes long. Be ready for a barrage of unique locations and characters.
Storytelling is the most important factor of a film. It's always about the story and as a filmmaker, telling a good story is clutch. But the methods of telling stories have become outdated. If storytelling is so vital, why do we still rely on old habits and conventions, relying on "what works", instead of growing and adapting, inventing new practices rather than surrendering to tradition.
As a filmmaker, I've committed myself to attempt and to experiment. With Snippets of Wally Watkins, I'm trying to bring a new way of storytelling to the table. I believe strongly in the idea of a film as a whole, only then is it art. Just as a painting is not always clear at first glance, it's still capable of making you feel. I really hope my film can do just that, produce an emotional experience that is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.
Producer, Filippo Nesci, and I have been working intensively on making this project worth-while, making sure it reaches it full potential. With his help, we've been able to take such an intricate screenplay translate smoothly and fluently, letting the film flourish beautifully on screen.
I've been blessed with an amazing fan-base that has supported my work for the past year and a half. They made it possible for my first music video, Two Door Cinema Club's Eat That Up, It's Good For You, to obtain the amount of attention it did, pushing it to the viral plateau. And again, for my music video for Cults' You Know What I Mean, helping it get into this year's SXSW Competition. I am forever grateful to you all, I cannot express this enough.
We need everyone's help this time around to get this film made. It pains me to ask for so much but we really need it. We need to raise enough to cover all of these expenses:
- Cast & Crew
- Travel & Lodging (We'll be shooting all along the California Coast.)
- 15+ Locations
- RED Camera Rental
- Equipment Rental
- Props & Wardrobe
- Food (But we can starve if it comes down to it, no biggie!)
But it would be nice to eat every now and then :)
Again, I can't express enough how much I appreciate everyone's help. Together, we can start a new wave of non-conventional storytelling and filmmaking. It's now or never. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now, let's make a movie!
- (15 days)