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When an out-of-work computer engineer, Duke Evans, relocates his weary family to a remote mountain community, their hope for the American Dream is shattered as planes fall from the sky and all power, communication and transportation comes to a halt. Caught in an unprecedented cyberattack where all “Made in China” computer chips have unleashed a secret virus that destroy the U.S. infrastructure, Duke and his family must use all their wits and the unlikely help of an illegal immigrant to survive this frightening scenario where food and water become as scarce as their dwindling freedom.
Dragon Day is an indepedent, full-length feature film directed by Jeffrey Travis and written by Matt Patterson & Jeffrey Travis. The film stars Ethan Flower, Osa Wallander, Jenn Gotzon, Scoot McNairy, Eloy Mendez and William Knight. Boasting wall-to-wall action and suspense, featuring an ordinary family faced with a sudden nightmare scenario, this insightful film also raises questions regarding cyber vulnerability and the US national debt.
Purpose for this Campaign
Dragon Day was successfully filmed for pennies on the Hollywood dollar and we now need your help to finish the film with “post-production” elements like finishing the edit, sound design, color-correction, an original musical score and the million and one tasks involved with preparing for distribution. A team of experienced post-production professionals have committed to work on the film for reduced rates and your contribution will enable us to pay for their services and finish this film!
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Our Team Leaders
Jeffrey Travis (writer, director, producer) - After writing several textbooks in graphical programming and starting an engineering consulting practice, Jeffrey moved into filmmaking. His debut short film, What’s Wrong with This Picture?, went on to play at over 40 film festivals , obtained multiple distribution deals, and became the basis for a TV pilot at 20th Century FOX. His animated film FLATLAND THE MOVIE, starring the voices of Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Tony Hale, and Michael York, has been seen by over 1 million children in classrooms around the country. Jeffrey lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.
Matt Patterson (writer, producer, cinematographer) With over 10 years experience as an award winning professional in digital and film production, Matt has produced 2 other feature films (An Ordinary Family, Bindlestiffs) that have won best film and audience favorite awards while playing at over 20 festivals worldwide. He has also written, produced and/or directed over 150 short film and creative commercial projects. Matt lives with his wife and daughter in Austin, TX.
Alex Sobol (producer) - a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina with Romanian, Polish and Russian roots, Alex came to the United States in 1996 to continue his career in Advertising and Marketing as a Creative Director and Producer. He is the co-founder and a principal of Hyphen Studios.
Steve Markham (executive producer) - With over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, Steve has successfully co-founded over 23 start up companies. Steve has also exec produced the award winning An Ordinary Family and co-founded a creative music and artist centric organization called '1211'.
Ed Gatica (co-producer) - as been in the film industry since 1997 in the fields of VFX, lighting, and production. He has worked in VFX, model making, & lighting for Digital Domain and Boss Film Studios on many features such as The 5th Element, Titanic, Desperate Measures, Air Force One, and others. Ed has a degree in "stage lighting design" & has worked on tours with No Doubt, Duran Duran, Enrique Iglesias, as well as live theatre productions, MTV Awards, and many other live events. Ed's latest work has been as Co-Producer for the feature film Dragon Day.
A Timely Movie - Director's Note
I was inspired to make this film in part because of my own fears and concerns of the absurd amount of US debt our government has taken on. 16 trillion dollars and counting. Couple that with the very real and present vulnerability we have to cyber-attack-- where everything from our power and water to our financial system is at risk-- opening our country up to invasion, and I knew I had a potent mix for a story that could serve as a wake-up call.
To tell such a big-scope story on a tiny budget, I enlisted the help of my co-writer and producer Matt Patterson, and we wrote a script that gives a glimpse into a frigtheningly realistic scenario, told from the point of view of one family experiencing this attack unfold over several days in a remote area.
We shot the film over two years ago, and have been working night and day since then to bring it to the big screen. I've put my blood, sweat and tears (and my modest savings) to bring this movie to life. Depsite our small budget, I'm proud of what we accomplished, and I don't want to compromise the final quality of the film in post-production, and so decided to turn to you, our potential audience, for help in finishing this movie.
Thanks for taking the time to check out Dragon Day. I hope you'll consider donating as much as you are able to make this movie a reality!
When I wrote this script, I was warned by several Hollywood studios and notable producers to NOT name China or make China part of this story unless it was only in a heroic light. I was amazed to see their rampant fear; as documented recently in the L.A. Times, for the first time in history, we are experiencing an unprecedented censorship of American films by a foreign power (let alone a communist government).
For the record, I am not "anti-China". I have been to China and find its people incredibly smart and amazing. Several Chinese-Americans worked on this film and one stars in it. What I AM against is totalitarianism, repressive regimes in any form, including recent alarming trends from our own U.S. government.
Plus, I wanted to make this film have a realistic, believable plot. Contrast to the upcoming Red Dawn remake, which was originally set to have China's PLA invade the U.S., but under pressure, digitally altered the movie to change it to the arguably laughable notion of a military North Korean invasion.
Lastly, Dragon Day is not a one-sided movie; even as China invades the US, more sinister enemies surface in the film, enemies much closer to home than ever imaginable.
Let's support free speech. Help support this independent film that isn't afraid to tell the story it wanted to tell.
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