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Aaron MartinezBy Aaron Martinez
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Aaron MartinezBy Aaron Martinez
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$5,569
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 16 2015

About

Long after the last great cities have crumbled,  Eugene is the last botanist on the planet. Trapped indoors by an endless WINTER STORM since he was a child, Eugene has but one friend… 

OLIVE - his undersized, undernourished tree that is overborne with pesky flies. 

Their companionship has stood the test of time and decay but as their only source of water, clogs up and grinds to a stop, Eugene must meticulously clean and rebuild the aqueduct - racing to save life on Earth as we know it.

Doug Jones has acted in over 25 films and over 90 commercials and music videos with the likes of Madonna and Marilyn Manson. His sensitive and elegant performance as 'Abe Sapien' in Hellboy has brought him much praise while he has also starred in the Oscar winning film Pan's Labyrinth and will be in Guillermo del Toro's upcoming blockbuster Crimson Peak.

Aaron Martinez is an award winning director that has studied under Stan Brakhage at the University of Colorado, worked for MTV Germany, Nick Germany and Audi Motors as an editor and received an MFA degree from the AFI Conservatory directing program. His short film DIRTY LAUNDRY has been recognized by the Director Guild of America, American Society of Cinematographers, and more.

Sara Ross-Samko is a Cinematography Alumna of the American Film Institute Conservatory and works in various mediums including narrative, experimental, documentary, animation, puppetry, music, and theatre.

Kit Stolen has over 10 years of exsprence in film and TV and is a grad of Rutgers and Cal Arts.

ELLIOTT WILLIAMS' first feature film, Night Catches Us, was selected for the the Sundance Dramatic Competition and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Additionally, Elliott has a Master's degree in Producing from the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) and his thesis, Usagi San, won a student Emmy and a BAFTA LA among other awards.

Sandra E Varona is a Los Angeles-based Film, Music Video & New Media producer with over 11 years of experience. She has produced over 30 music videos for artists such as Kinky, Vaughn Anthony, Grammy Nominated artist Eric Roberson and rap artist Waka Flocka. In 2010, Varona participated in Film Independent's Project: Involve for a year-long mentorship program. She also served as the Unit Production Manager for the Sundance feature film, Filly Brown, starring Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward J. Olmos and Jenni Rivera

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OLIVE is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Program.

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Risks and challenges

The execution of Olive is loaded with artistic risks and creative challenges.

- We are building a post apocalyptic world on a tight, independent film budget
- Using real, and meticulously choreographed, on set mechanical effects to achieve the most authentic look possible
- Building a scale miniature winter landscape to expand the desolate exterior environment

Crafting stop motion armatures to painstakingly control the behavior of our most perplexing characters… the flies.

Because we have no room for error we have begun film and animation tests with Hollywood veteran Bill Taylor ASC. His extensive work with special effects miniatures, animation and film compositing provides us decades of expertise exactly where we need it.

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    Limited Edition 35mm Blow Up by enchanted Cinematographer Sara Ross Samko's Professional Portfolio

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