I NEED YOU!
Shooting a fun, awesome short about a drug deal gone wrong in the very close future and It would be awesome to get a few people to swing by olymipc park for shooting. (both for cast and crew)
Maybe it’s a Tropfest entry.
Maybe it will win a webby.
Talk to me.
I have several points i’d like to bring up briefly for my sparsely attentive audience. It is on the topic of action films.
Australia, whilst being considered a developed country and an active member of the wider nations’ affairs such as NATO, WTO, UDHR, never seem to play a part in these films. Not only the nation state, but it’s Prime Minister.
Maybe it’s our accent or the fact that Julia Gillard and all of our past leaders are the most unbearable sounding people with no sense of aggression that would fit into the League of Nations at the G.I. Joe retaliation table.
2. Costumes. (in particular, dumbing down to and for the audience)
Why, in the conglomeration of non-fiction and fiction, must we involve super heroes and super villains that have costumes. (While we’re referencing G.I. Joe) Cobra Commander and his merry bunch of evils dress in a dramatically evil fashion whilst simultaneously overruling the entire real world.
I understand that it is the intention of filmmakers to subvert natural function in order to bring to the screen and it’s audience an augmented reality to enjoy, though what I cannot comprehend is why, in order to create something that seems close to reality, just turns out to be completely unrealistic.
The use of the noble leather cape or shiny mask that ‘hides the true identity’ of the pursuant only seems to present it’s self as an impractical garment which would hinder the athletic abilities of the combatants.
Of course the hero-istic or villian-istic attributes that may be recognised through the symbolic nature of the garments are effective in spoon feeding the audience, though is this really what we want from our audience? Do we want to spoon feed them everything?
Why, in this modern age of filmmaking must writers and directors make everything completely transparent?
Must we staunch our audience’s ability to think critically about the organic characters presented on screen and thus make the character separation so obvious it boarders on the non-sensical?
My objections carry little weight as I am an unknown filmmaker; a David to the Goliath with nothing but a computer and some well constructed sentences, though even I can understand the difference between spending millions on a crap film and mere thousands on a brilliant one.
Hopefully someone, somewhere will notice me and spend the millions on a film with appealing perspective and refined taste.
Open your mind. You’ll observe a lot more that way.
I’m selling an experience. The lights dim with the music. We open to a brazen desert. The hot dust kicks up into your eyes as you squint at the screen. You feel the heat or the earth. The call to prayer echoes ominously behind the withered face of Kelder: the interrogation specialist we will love to hate.
Dirtbag Manifest is an experience for sure.
Support it. It’s going to be big.