Many of you may have heard of a script that Howard and I wrote about a year ago. Below is the original pilot that we shot in one day, way back in 2008. it was off this pilot and many meetings since that we based our 2011 script that is registered with the Writers Guild of America… so don’t try steal any ideas… We’ll sue your ass 🙂
But, if you have the time (27 min), sit back and enjoy the inspiration for our script. The sound is not good… we acknowledge that. And it wasn’t even shot in HD… it was a different age back then. We had a rough outline and a fair amount of this was improvised. Enjoy.
Would you like to see the feature version of this?
Two weekends ago, a very small crew of two went into a quarry in Durbanville (where Death Race 3 was filming) to film shots of Death Force: Planet 7. It’s a mysterious B-Grade project that fits inside the Misdirected feature film. Check out the strange photo’s below and speculate on just what the heck is going on.
In other news…. the second draft is now officially complete and has been registered with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) to protect our intellectual property rights. We’re learning as we go, and this seemed like a wise next step.
We thought we’d just give an update for whoever wants to know, that with our script 97.4% complete, we decided to bite the bullet and start shooting MISDIRECTED yesterday. Seeing as it was a little rushed, we initially thought that most of yesterday’s shooting would end up just being used as test footage, but after six hours of filming and five minutes of testing out the green screen composite, we’re pretty happy with what we’ve got and are going to continue.
For those of you who don’t already know, this is the first feature film that a group of us are making in our spare time over the next few months. If you want to be involved on any level please shout or if you’re just curious about the project, visit out Facebook book page here or just search for MISDIRECTED – The Feature Film.
Otherwise, check out the test composites we churned out in a few minutes. We’ve just slapped in a Waterworld poster as a rough example of what we’re going for.
No need for perfect tracks/dollies or perfect Steadicam rigs! Heck, you don’t even need homemade ones! This is the future for independent, low budget filmmakers. It’s going to save us time on set and money on equipment. And it’s literally at the push of a button…
Making an independent film? We are. Thinking about ways to market it and gather an audience? Same.
We’re learning as we go, and want to share our process with potential viewers and other filmmakers. There’s no point in us making a film and stopping there. We want to inspire other young filmmakers to go for it too!
This little link from our friends over at Indiewire.comhas some great insight into using social media to begin drawing an audience.