The Silence of Walter Sheltin
The Silence of Walter Sheltin
Bill Oberst, Jr. plays a devoted husband who makes the ultimate sacrifice only to find that his best intentions were a grave mistake.
Bill Oberst, Jr. plays a devoted husband who makes the ultimate sacrifice only to find that his best intentions were a grave mistake. Read more
"The actor in me loves to scare people. The kid in me loves to be scared. So when I read Jeff's script for The Silence of Walter Sheltin, I was hooked. It is skin-crawlingly creepy and a little funny and a whole lot of fun (if an axe murder can be said to be fun, and I think I can make it so.)
It's the kind of little film that Rod Serling and Richard Matheson might have made on a weekend off from The Twilight Zone or Night Gallery; the kind of nifty, compact horror piece that I would have stayed up late to watch and had delicious nightmares about afterwards. I'm committed to Jeff's vision and to breathing life into Walter Sheltin." ~ Bill Oberst, Jr.
Meet Walter Sheltin, a devoted and doting husband to a beautiful and loving wife. The two live in a quaint bungalow tucked into an idyllic neighborhood nestled in quiet suburbia. The mail just showed up, and along with boring bills and junk flyers, a plain manila folder pokes out. Inside are the instructions Walter's been waiting for, orders from a higher power... cryptic directions from The Dawn of Infinite Resonance. "Salus per vitualamen." Latin: salvation through sacrifice.
The Silence of Walter Sheltin is a short screenplay which delves into the world of a man whose good intentions have crossed the line into a horrifying nightmare. Part Twilight Zone, part Creepshow, and every bit macabre, the film will star Bill Oberst, Jr. in the titular role and will feature some special effects that promise to send chills through your bones Priority Overnight.
Red Brick Films, a small production company "building better films, brick by brick" aims to deliver superior HD quality images using a combination of the Canon 5D DSLR camera and the Panasonic HVX-300 with the versatile cinematographer John Tulin behind the lenses.
Shawn P. Russell, a frequent collaborator, will be scoring the soundtrack and providing additional ambient sound effects.
Several locations have been secured and the supporting cast is coming together, but we can't take this journey into madness without a little gas in the tank. This is where YOU come in. Help us put the fun back in fundraising!
Since the cast and crew are spread around the state (all here in California) we're going to need a small, but reasonable amount for transportation, car rental, motels, and meals. Most of the shooting will take place in and around Los Angeles (I hear they make movies in this area?) which will help consolidate the shooting schedule. We're aiming for about three days of production, one of which takes place in a remote desert location out in 29 Palms. That's a full day right there.
The costumes of The Dawn of Infinite Resonance, a mix of historic-meets-futuristic, will be designed and crafted by Oxnard based husband and wife team Legendary Costume Works.
Team TSWOS is nearly in place and I'd be honored to steer the screenplay through production and beyond!
Jeffrey Blake Palmer, writer/director
- (45 days)