Downsizer – to the MAX
Happy New Year and all that… major update a coming but I wanted to talk a little bit about the (other) film project myself and a few others are trying to get made.
When I started the crowd-sourcing exploration almost a year ago one of the options was ‘Make a film’. When chatting to Marc Hawker (dir: Unwatchable) he said ‘so what film do you want to make?’
Given my state of mind I said ‘It has to take place in an office, it has to be a comedy and have a serious bodycount’. Nothing like a bit of cathartic violence to soothe a troubled mind.
Anyway I immediately enlisted my long time collaborator Stuart Barr who took the notion *way* out there. We started trying to make a full treatment for a feature film but realised, with the advice of Joe Pavlo who I roped in to direct, that we’d be still working on it in 2015 if we tried to overstretch, instead decided to make a short which essentially introduces the world and *could* be the first 10 or so minutes of the film.
We’ve gone through a number of script revisions and still have a couple more to do but we are getting close.
Joe noticed just before Christmas that PepsiMax were running a film making competition with a 30k prize so he quickly ran out, made a little skate film and entered it – judging by the quality of the other entries we reckon we’ve got a shot but the closing date for voting is Sunday.
So what we need people to do (grovel grovel) is vote:
Five star of course! If we win the competition we’ll have Downsizer made by the spring and I promise you won’t be disappointed by the results!