PRE-PRODUCTION: GATHERING CREW + FUNDS
In this complicated tale
of disillusionment, we follow a group of young adults as they face their
pasts, present and the uncertainty of a future, while attempting to salvage the
shattered pieces the broken relationships they have formed.
There are actually two stories to
1- The mental breakdown of
main characters as the try to escape a Russian bombardment of Peoria Illinois
2- The political, philosophical,
religious analysis of the strange and skewed events that plagued the earth in
the past that led to such an event to take place.
Through my high school and college
education, I have studied a multitude of religious beliefs.
Religion can become pretty
controversial in film. Which is why i decided to work an observation of the
whole into the philosophy of the film.
One of the more interesting
ideologies is the CHAMBER/HALL OF GUF.
In Jewish Mysticism is Great Hall is
where all human souls (if worthy) gather before being reborn as a new human.
But, if the Hall is ever emptied, either one of two things will happen. That
the Messiah will come to save the world, or that only one child will be born on
the earth that day. He/She will be the anti-Christ and proceed to destroy the
world. VERY INTERESTING STUFF!
So, I decided to take it a step
This belief implies that each and
every person is important and has a unique role which only them and their
unique soul can fulfill. Even a new born baby brings said Messiah or antichrist
simply by being born. What if someone wanted to take this belief and run with
it? What if THAT PERSON assumed that some roles are more important than others?
Imagine if someone were to play their role by manipulating the roles of those
around them. Quite possibly, the roles of complete strangers. One could change
the outcomes of people's lives, what they could become. Not only that, but
events, entire situations could be uses to their advantage. (I KNOW, I KNOW I
SAID THE WORD "ROLE" OVER 100 TIMES)
This is not predominantly a
religious film. This is the backbone for the 5 film plots.
It is a key feature that assists the
main theme SELF WORTH.
I chose this for a theme,
because....Well, who has not ever battled with their own self worth? Everyone
you know pursues validation from at least one or more people . "Do you see
me?" "Do you Hear me?" "Does what I say matter?"
Throughout the film, the tone will
turn from lighthearted to dark as situation in Peoria progressively grows
worse. causing the characters to question the choices they've made and their
worth towards the ones they love. It is up to them to battle these mental
obstacles alongside the physical ones to live on.
But is this a coincidence, that they
were all friends to begin with? Or is this just apart of a twisted performance,
brought on by an antagonist who molds people's lives to fit his resolution of
Throughout the progression of the 5
films, I am planning on incorporating MANY past events. Some of which will be
slightly skewed to fit the weirdness of this somewhat alternate reality.
Events and Locations Covered:
9-11, Tunguska Event, Battle of Los Angeles( the real thing, not the bad
film),Lake Vostok and Halo
WHAT THE MONEY IS USED FOR
As you can imagine, making a film is rather expensive. From the beginning of the pre-production process, to the end of post -production process, the cost can grow to the upper parts of six figures. And that's what this is, a six figure film.
The $100,000 will be used for:
1- Much needed additional video/sound equipment.
2- Location permits, licencing and liability insurance.
3- Props/ wardrobe/make-up
4- Travel expenses
5- Practice scenes
6- Special effects
7- Hiring of select crew members.
Crowdsourcing is a distributed problem-solving and production
process that involves outsourcing tasks to a network of people, also
known as the crowd. This process can occur both online and offline.
And so thanks to Social Networks Such as Facebook, Linkedin and Google+, I am able to communicate, make connections and branch out to different businesses in order to fill in the gaps of my own experience.
is a list of a few of the perspective resources that will further the
completion of the film ...I will put up a full list shortly.
Bradley University _ Circus13 Production _ Screenwriters of Central Illinois _ Water
Street Media Works _ Peoria Civic Center _ Advanced Audio and
Video _ Military
Trucks Inc. _ Sunbelt Rentals _ Country Club of Peoria_ along with a large assortment of
freelance graphic artist, location scouts, producer, cinematographers, grips
and so on.
WHERE WILL THE FILM GO?
Cannes Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival