A sexually frustrated assassin opts to protect her target from the gang that order his death after he proves himself a stud in the sack
"All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl." - Jean Luc Goddard
A mixture of film-noir and 70's shlock we're describing as 'whitexploitation'. The main character is Morgan Gideon, a war veteran freelancing as a gun for hire on the streets of New York. Through her womanly ways she easily woos targets to seedy hotels and to their deaths.
While out on a routine assassination, she finds herself on the wrong end of her own pistol. But it's actually her unquenchable sexual appetite and surfacing hidden past that weaken her guard. Feeling double crossed, her gangland employees unleash a barrage of vengeance. She will be easy to track. Just follow the fresh stench of corpses Morgan drops along the way.
Since this is a micro-budget film, what we can't accomplish with CGI explosions, we will surpass with sharp dialogue, creative twists, bone chilling tension, and the greatest backdrop in the world: New York City.
We invite you to make this story come to life by contributing any amount you can. The cast and crew assembled are all professionals and veterans of film, theater, and television, who will make each dollar value ten times it's worth.
We'll be shooting for 18 days in New York City with 12 crew members. The cast will consist of 6 leading characters, 7 supporting, and 9 day players. Some cast/crew members have opted to defer their salary until the film becomes profitable.
SALARIES = 24,500
LOCATION = 4,500 (ex: transportation, petty cash)
CONTINGENCY = 3,500 (ex: legal fees, insurance)
EQUIPMENT = 4,000 (ex: lights, camera, wardrobe)
MEALS = 2,500
PREP = 1,000 (ex: rehearsal, scripts, permits)
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The screenplay was written by Leo Curbelo who will also direct. The story was influenced by various film noir classics of Hollywood and world cinema. These films, which also feature a hired assassin in the lead role, include: “Le Samourai,” “Pale Flower,” “Blast of Silence,” “The American,” “Les Doulos,” “Branded to Kill,” “This Gun for Hire,” and “The Killer” just to name a few. The script was registered with the US Copyright Office and the Writer’s Guild of America on April 2012.
We will be shooting on a Canon D5 and recording audio digitally on external devices. We’ve shot award winning short films like http://youtu.be/X2UcXfY6Rq4 with this rig and our Director of Photography is a veteran of countless similar productions. Location wise, the film was written purposely to take advantage of the instant movie sets freely provided in every corner of our beloved City of New York.
The screenplay is 92 pages long. The final film should run between 88 to 100 minutes.