|Some conceptual art for Project 1.|
Project status : slowly but surely Project one moves ahead. I suppose its time to spill some beans as preproduction is nearly completed. It is a live action feature with a backdrop of electronic communications and someone, a very nasty someone, using these resources to monitor and stalk our protagonist. That's the surface story.
This project's subtext is...how do you say it without sending you off to your next web site....death and mortality. Yes, there is a happy ending...perhaps better described as bittersweet.
This project involves a great deal of visual displays and some essential visual/CGI effects. I'm happy to say these are mostly finished. They have to be, since the performers will be reacting to them.
Another casting call for this project will be coming up soon if all goes well (I've said THAT before!) I think whoever lands the male lead in this project will have a hell of a calling card. Its been difficult finding someone who can pull off a performance that slowly evolves from numbness and self-restraint to all out physicality...but I'm still hunting.
This film falls into the "techno thriller" slot but, feel comforted, I've seen the crappy "net" thrillers so far. This project is another approach to, rather through, the web thriller.
If production ever gets rolling again, I think you'll be interested in the results ;-)