About this project
Help us make the psychedelic western film companion to the new Javelin 10" CANYON CANDY!
WHAT: The lone survivor of a brutal massacre, a young girl is plunged into hallucinatory chase through a day and night in the American Southwest. Directed by Mike Anderson and produced by Oscar Boyson, Canyon Candy is unlike any previous Western. Part poem, part play, a modern silent film wholly created on a soundstage: this is the first western of its kind to be shot in the New York Metropolitan Area since The Great Train Robbery was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey in 1903. Completely handmade, Canyon Candy will employ old studio western methods such as rear-projection, dioramas, and scenic matte painting to create a stunningly unorthodox visual rendering of the American West. Javelin's original score fuses original compositions with dollar-bin mined samples. This is a collaborative work unlike any before it - help us make it happen!
HOW: The film will be shot on a soundstage in Brooklyn, New York between April 7th and April 10th. We've already begun the building process, prop construction, and costume design. We will be painting matte backgrounds, building cabins and wagons, outfitting actors, and prepping the set for the next month. The shoot will represent the culmination of a month's worth of building and designing.
MONEY: We've been fortunate enough to secure the time and labor of a great many talented individuals, but we still need space to shoot in, materials for construction (wood, plaster, paint), props (cacti, guns, wagons), costumes (shirts, hats, boots, neckerchiefs), lights for the soundstage, food if we're lucky, and numerous other production costs. If you can't donate, but you've got a horse or some boots or some other useful prop or costume, that's just as good. For those who can donate, we have some of the best prizes available on kickstarter. Please join us on this project and help in whichever way you can!
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