A war has raged between Humans and Werewolves; the werewolves are winning. A few Outposts in the wilderness remain as beacons for survivors as they retreat. In Outpost 31, the lone survivor of an ambush is brought into safety. But along with her comes the werewolf that destroyed her convoy. As the humans wait for the orders to evacuate their base, the werewolf breaks free.
This is a senior project for the Savannah College of Art and Design. I want to create a film that'll entertain a genre audience and break the stereotype of what kind of films that film students usually make. This will mark really (in my view) the first serious, straight up creature/horror film done at my school. They're such a rarity or they're done for humor and I want to make a film that challenges the traditional 'art' films students make. Hopefully with 'Wolf's success; other genre fans will make their own pictures as well. I want to create a film that feels as un-film school as possible, to make a film that feels much more like a professional short.
This film is destined for the Festival/Convention circuit. Originally shooting is to commence in early Winter 2011 and post production is due to wrap at the end of May 2011. However because of other projects filming, the school canceled our winter shooting dates.
Shooting is now to commence in the first two weekends of April 2011 with post production wrapping no latter than the end of August 2011. While we miss the late summer/early fall festivals; we're starting with the late fall/early winter circuit for the film.
'Wolf' will also be submitted to as many conventions that allow screening of short films.
What We Need & What You Get
I've already spent a good deal of money having a werewolf suit made by a suitmaker, about 50% of what I have/can obtain from family and friends. However this money will basically equate to making the film on a shoe-string budget and I don't want to short any of my departments, specifically production design. I'm also in the need of an armorer, who don't come cheap, and someone there on set to supervise the stunts.
Shooting the film I also want to look as professional as possible; our plan is to film on the RED One camera as my school owns two for students to use. However with thirty or so projects shooting in the wintertime, obviously there's not enough REDs to go around. There is a rental house in town that will rent a RED, however if I go to them I would burn all the money I've raised from family/friends. Basically have a suit and camera, but nothing else.
So I wish to have more money in order to completely cover all costs; ensuring that there' enough money to cover unforeseen expenses and give my crew enough money so they can showcase the talents they are bringing to the table. I don't want to short my crew and want to give them as much money as possible so they can use the best tools they can get.
If you help in the raising of funds, you'll be given a thank you in the credit sequence for helping fund the film. This film will also be appearing on IMDB so this is a great opportunity to get onto the website and expand your resume.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you know anyone who works with Red, Arri, Panavision, Silicon or any other camera company; alert them to the project. Inquire if they would be willing to lend one of their digital film camera packages to the production. It'll be a great learning experience for the students as well as the professors who will want to see the camera up close. The company for their generosity will receive an above title credit and an executive producer credit.
If you know or are an armorer in the Savannah area and are willing to work for free or cheap, that will also be a great help.