ABOUT THE FILM
We live in a world where uploading our photos is a part of everyday life, and the sharing of personal information with virtual strangers is commonplace. Already this uploaded content has opened the door for new breeds of identity theft and crimes that as little as 20 years ago would have been thought of as the work of science fiction.
Neon Ghosts deals with the problem of identity and how technology can influence and control who we are.
What if someone was capable of not just recreating your ID, but also your shape.
And what if this new digital shape started mutating and contaminating flesh, making it impossible to distinguish it from the real you?
Neon Ghosts is a short sci-fi thriller set in a dark, undefined future, where black marketeers deal in ghosts, holographic disguises which enable the user to change their appearance for a short amount of time. These ghosts are predominantly used by criminals to commit crimes without being recognised.
Powerful and successful, ghosts' black marketeer Alex is in danger when one of his clients shows up claiming that the ghost he was sold isn't just a holographic disguise, but is actually mutating his flesh, turning him into someone else.
Alex can trust no-one as he struggles to unravel the mystery of mutation and escape the dreaded police of the future - The Monitors.
Neon Ghosts will take the audience into our world's future, one where its occupants have been forced underground by smog. There they live in vaults and tunnels, passageways and stone prisons, a claustrophobic maze under the very streets that we walk upon now. A corrupt future where even The Monitors are out to get you.
Neon Ghosts is linked to the cyberpunk movies tradition, and one of the main goals of the film production is to create a raw world of wires; a dystopian, retro future in the style of movies such as Brazil and 12 Monkeys, mixing key features of current cutting edge technology with classic designs of the past.
The idea for the film was developed by Stefano Nurra (writer/director). Influenced by years of watching and reading cyberpunk films and graphic novels, he now hopes to combine this love with his experience in the field of design and visual effects/animation.
Currently a postgrad in Film Directing at Edinburgh College of Art, Stefano has joined forces with Alice McKinstrie, producer and sci-fi lover, in order to put together the best crew and cast.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
After several months of hard work we are set to start shooting in mid-May, and we have a passionate, experienced, hard-working crew, that strongly believe in the project.
We've set up an design team of artists, product/costume/set designers, who are working hard to create a stunning, professional look for the film.
We're privileged to have free access to Arri Ultra Prime lenses, a cutting edge lens kit, used in cinema industry, as well as camera and lighting equipment. We also have our own money saved, but to realise this film to its fullest potential we really need your help to increase the budget .
All the money you donate will be used to help our design team create stunning sets, awesome weapons and inspired costuming, and to enable us to secure the right locations, feed our crew during the shooting days, and have special effects make-up that do our mutations justice.
We strongly believe that with our experience in production design and visual fx, and with your help, we can make a great short movie who's creation you will be proud to have played a part in.
And don't forget that the more you help, the more you are goin' to get!!
So take a look to our perks and give us a hand!
Team on This Campaign:
Srinivas Parimal Vijay Sangita