Sorry to bust into Shitfest like this but I need to address something and ask a few questions. It looks like Shitfest is going to go well into August so I wanted to do this now –
As some of you may know, I’ve had a movie rolling around in my mind for several years now. It’s a hard R rated, Grindhouse style throwback about drug smuggling, murder and, of course, lots of skin. Well, I wrote a treatment for it a while back and then started a script but I got so burned out on the screenwriting process that I kind of aborted and let it sit there doing nothing for a looooooooooong time.
Well – a few months ago our man Luke took the treatment and wrote a script for it which breathed new life into me. I spent some time talking with my friend Lem about it and we got excited and then did nothing else with it. Here we are today and a few weeks ago I learned that I would be a victim to corporate layoffs and lose my job I’ve had for sixteen years. Of course, I was devastated but after the grief wore off, I started thinking – “Holy shit, Isaacs, that severance package is pretty sweet… what if…..”
So now we’re talking about trying to actually MAKE the fucker! I mean – this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. For real, we have a fully written script and some money…. we’ll see what happens though…
The purpose of this post is not to ask you for money – if this goes forward we’ll do a kickstarter thing and I’ll beg you for your money then, but not yet. The purpose of this – and I know we’re all over the world – but – do you have anything you could pony up if we try and go through with this thing?
Can you direct? Are you a DP? Can you operate a boom? Fancy yourself an actor or actress? Can you dance? Do you have a room full of guns we can use as props? Do you own a hotel we can fake murder some people in? Do you own a bar where two actresses can strip and make out in? Do you own a rusty old beat up van we can use? How about a nice new-ish Beemer? Can you cater?? Do you have a bunch of police outfits we can tailor to fit a few men and a woman? Can you do practical effects on the cheap?? Can you do graphic design for posters?Can you do credits? Can you mix? Do you have a shitload of fake (or not fake) wads of hundred dollar bills?? Do you know how to make temporary tattoos?? Do you know how to pull off a 7 – 10 minute tracking shot that involves two stories of a hotel and lots of landscape?? Do you know anyone (female) who isn’t afraid to do full nudity and run screaming through a parking lot holding a fake, severed dong????
This is the type of help I’m looking for IF we go through with this. A current idea is that I’ll go out to California in the beginning of September to storyboard this fucker out and see if it’s doable… any thoughts? Any ideas? Any suggestions?? Obviously I can’t fly you all over the world to come here… the idea is that we could probably pull most of this off in one or two of the small, deserted towns here, where I live (Oklahoma).
What do you think??
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Here’s something I put together that only a couple of people will understand –
Here’s some poster ideas I put together that I KIND of like – but they’re shit (but they were free because I made them) (and needed a thumbnail for my home page):
Let me know – I sure do appreciate any feedback or ANYTHING!