CONTROL ALT DELETE's premise is not the only thing that makes this film special. It is also the second collaboration of actor/producer Blake Robbins, cinematographer Lyn Moncrief, and writer/director James B. Cox. They previously made the award-winning THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL, which was written and directed by Blake Robbins, produced by James B. Cox, and premiered at Slamdance earlier this year. Their follow-up film, CONTROL ALT DELETE will be James' feature-length directorial debut.
James studied filmmaking at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. He co-wrote and directed, GREY MATTER, based on a short story by Stephen King. His short film went on to screen at over sixty film festivals around the world and garnered several awards. James helped produce the award-winning film THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL, which premiered at Slamdance in January 2014, and to date has been selected to play at 11 major film festivals.
Blake Robbins is cast as the lead actor and will help produce, CONTROL ALT DELETE. As an actor, Blake's best known for roles on OZ, THE OFFICE, SONS OF ANARCHY, FIREFLY, and he recently worked on the new TNT series LEGENDS with Sean Bean.
Lyn Moncrief, also a SUBLIME alum, will be shooting CONTROL ALT DELETE. An AFI graduate, Lyn has brought his unique eye to over twenty feature films and was awarded Best Cinematography at the Newport Beach Film Festival for THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL.
Baruch Kaufman began working in the entertainment business at Jerry Bruckheimer Films in 2005 and has since held positions at Warner Bros. Television and boutique film finance companies since. He is also an award winning jewelry designer for Gem Mountain Studios with a flagship location based in Laguna Beach since 1999 with a new location that just opened to the public in December 2013 in Beverly Hills.
Baruch, Lyn, Blake, and James are bringing a similar collaboration to CONTROL ALT DELETE, which will be shot under the SAG-AFTRA Ultra-Low Budget agreement in January 2015.
Having thrived as independent, DIY filmmakers, their approach to CONTROL ALT DELETE will be in kind. The micro-budget feature film will be made for $100,000 with a 14-day shooting schedule planned for mid-January 2015. Low budget sci-fi films such as PRIMER (2004), MONSTERS (2010), and ANOTHER EARTH (2011) have shown how a film's big ideas don't have to be limited by its budget. CONTROL ALT DELETE is positioned to be the next exciting vision of humanity's future to come from the independent film movement.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is simply to create a tight, well-crafted film that people want to see. Our budget on this film is $100,000 and we have $40,000 raised at this point. We have investors in line that have indicated they would raise the final amount once we reach the $60,000 mark with your help and generosity. But regardless, we adhere to the DIY filmmaking approach and with that in mind, plan to make this film regardless of the budget. Come January 15, 2015, the cameras will be rolling!
Making a feature film is itself a challenge, let alone one with limited resources. Aside from having a working knowledge of the film business and experience producing features at this budget level, we have a network of talented friends who also want to see this project succeed. Thus, we will have support from professionals in all areas, including UPMs, Set Builders, Sound Designers, Post Production facilities and more.
We at Nighthawks Entertainment are very excited about making this film a reality and sincerely thank you so much for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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