Greetings fellow filmmakers:
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I have a high concept screenplay entitled The Cell that I’m doing on a micro budget. I plan on shooting mid-July for 9 to 10 days. It’s defiantly a high brow festival piece. Sundance, Slamdance Pan Africa...
The read I’ve gotten on it so far best describe it as a GET OUT in reverse.
Logline: A lost soul trades here place in heaven for hell to avenge her untimely death.
90% percent of the movie takes place in one location. A crypt or dungeon like prison setting. Could be shot all on a stage. One or two actors engaging at a time for the most part. Three locations total. The lighting & sound design is going to be huge in selling it
I want to team up with the next wave of brilliant artist young or old who want to do some superior work at an elite level. I’m offering some pay and real backend participation however you want to play.
This is my second film and man did I learn a lot about distribution and the business of Hollywood. I want to put these pieces together first.
DP: Looking for someone with a dynamic eye with a passion for painting with light and who can move the camera. It’s so important in this piece because of the lighting motifs we want to play between the light and darkness. I need the look of this to feel stunning.
EDITOR: In search of someone with a love of story and nuance. It’s vital that I have a person that can cut story together not just images… I like editors who draw us in and let the yarn unfold manipulating us without us knowing it. STORY…
FX ARTIST: I have limited effects in this pieces but the ones I do have need to be cutting edge. I need someone who can really make this feel real and scary when it’s supposed to for cheap. I want out of the box ideas again the look of this is going to be vital.
PRODUCER: Would love to team up with a let’s make it happen type of individual. Someone who can really help after the film is done. Relationships with festivals and distributors marketing. Do you know of a small production company that might want to team up? Do you have relationships with great actors? Let’s talk.
Please send your resume and examples of your work and will be in touch.
The CELL… Synopsis
We open on a hot summer night in Texas the middle of nowhere. Sweating even with the air conditioner on, Judge Anthony Carter nominated to become the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States finds himself lost on a mysterious highway.
Suddenly his train of thought is broken when he thinks he sees a figure standing alongside of the road dressed in all white. He finds himself getting arrested for DWW (driving while white). The officers throw him in a place called The Cell…
The cell is a dungeon like prison, deep beneath the jail on a secret cellblock that houses only seven cells. The judge finds out he is being held with some of the most heinous of atrocity committers mankind has ever known.
The Greeks call this place Tartarus a universal courtroom of judge, jury and executioner, a place where truth and justice cannot be denied. The prison is ran by a group of fallen angels who shape shift into man’s worse fears and hidden truths.
The Judge soon realizes that this time he is the one on trial and the verdict rendered could be a one way sentence to hell for eternity for him and everyone he loves.