About this project
Colonel Liberty is a film about obsession:
A fan obsessed with his fictional boyhood hero, who is moved to violence when that character is "killed" in a crass marketing stunt.
A comic book author obsessed with his status as a critical embarrassment and a commercial success.
A fandom obsessed with the monetary value of the books they collect while simultaneously completely oblivious of their true value.
Colonel Liberty takes place in an alternate universe and we are creating, with the help of many very talented artists, an entire history to the character. The money that we raise on Kickstarter will help purchase or rent essential film equipment and to pay those involved in the filming. None of the money we raise will be going to the creators of this project. Like the theme of obsession within the film, the creators are obsessed with telling this story the best way that they can. And we need YOU in order to do it!
We will be posting updates throughout the campaign with additional artwork that is being created in order to flesh out this alternate universe and the character of Colonel Liberty. Check out a few of the images below.
LIST OF ARTISTS CONTRIBUTING TO COLONEL LIBERTY UNIVERSE
1940's Poster - Hannah Nance Partlow
1940s cover - Michael G. Macropoulos & Bill Farmer
1960's - Eric Schock
1970's - Santino Castaneda
1990's "Variant Cover" - David Rivera
Late 90's, "Grim & Gritty" - Matthew Goodall
2000's - ("naughty oughties") - Jason Pedersen
ART IN THE COLONEL LIBERTY UNIVERSE
July 4th (Independence Day) Release
Director & Cinematographer: Taylor Genovese (http://www.taylorgenovese.com)
Writer & Art Director: Eric M. Esquivel
Production Manager: Michael Saxon
Editor: Michael Collins
Alright! No need to be pushy! Here are some bios for the key players!
TAYLOR GENOVESE (Director & Cinematographer) is a filmmaker and student living in Tucson, AZ. In the past, Taylor was an accomplished stage actor and worked with a variety of successful theatre companies in southern Arizona. Taylor is the President and Co-Founder of Cubed Root Films, LLC (http://www.cubedrootfilms.com), an independent film production company. He has just completed shooting their crowd-sourced, inaugural short film: SUNNY DISPOSITION. Taylor’s hobbies include: bicycling, hiking, photography, and travel (and blogging about it).
ERIC M. ESQUIVEL (Writer & Art Director) is a comics author & journalist who has produced work for Moonstone Books, http://WarrenEllis.com, Spookshow Records, Big Dog Ink, Fubar Press, 215 Ink, The Tucson Citizen, The Tucson Weekly, The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, http://Bookmans.com, KWO Press, Fiction House Mafia, Imagifreakination, Indieonly Comics, Evil Robo, and MOdern Mythology Press. Find out more at: http://www.emecomics.com .
MICHAEL SAXON (Production Manager), a native of Tucson, Arizona, is currently working on his BA in Theatre Education at the University of Arizona. With his free time, Michael volunteers at local theatres as an actor, director and sound designer. He's been writing off and on since middle school as a hobby. Michael is also VP of Creative Development and Co-Founder at Cubed Root Films, LLC.
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