Scratch, Afrocentric Comedy, Horror
Scratch, An Overview:
Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Tristan Convert spending much of his career developing short films. Convert now aims on adding a full feature production unto his resume. “Scratch” is the title to Convert’s next project. The French creative visionary will use unorthodox methods in the film making process.
Tossed from the equation are the use of conventional production methods. State-of-the-art equipment and an arsenal of gadgetry will be absent. Apple iPhone 6 will substitute video cameras.
This improvised execution takes film making to a different level. Advancements in mobile phone technology makes it possible to create a awe-inspiring art. It makes perfect sense to use these devices to their full potential. Tristan Convert is not the first film maker to use mobile phones to create a cinematic experience. Yet, Convert is unique in his creative venture. It’s a trek away from tired Found Footage presentations.
Marketed as a “Phone Footage” film, “Scratch” will redefine Found Footage Horror! Tristan Convert expressed the following on his creative decision towards filming his upcoming film. Convert stated:
“The audience will see what the filmmakers’ crew in the movie is shooting from the point-of-view of their iPhones. The handheld, POV-style frame will be intimate, close to the characters, swirling, falling, selfie-ing, complete with texts and IOS updates interrupting the shoot,”
“Scratch” will not be clouded with under a grim tone. Instead the goal is to present an Afrocentric comedic driven story concept. The film is set against the backdrop of a rumored haunted Old Zoo.
The synopsis to the film “Scratch” reads as follows:
Two wannabe filmmakers shoot a music video for a local metal band in the Los Angeles old zoo. One by one, the protagonists turn back to their feral selves.
Aspects of the Infection and Survival Horror lie within the story-line. Victims will transmogrify into animalistic stasis after infection. Patient zero stalks the cast of characters one by one to deliver the savage baptism via scratch.
[one_half] Katarina Leigh Waters[/one_half][one_half_last]Shela[/one_half_last]
[one_half] Myles Cranford[/one_half][one_half_last]The Ranger[/one_half_last]
[one_half] Charles Chudabala[/one_half][one_half_last]Ted[/one_half_last]
Joining the cast is actress, Danièle Watts, Watts will portray the role of Samantha Steel. The back story to the character character is summarized as an“goth rock diva”. Watts to those unaware is notable for her role in the 2012 Western, Drama; “Django Unchained”.
“Scratch” Crowdfunding Campaign
“Scratch” is in post-production. Yet, as with any indie production money is the steering mechanism. A crowdfunding campaign for the feature film “Scratch” is currently open on Indiegogo. The production team is asking for the total amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Non-for-profit organization, From The Heart is the fiscal sponsor for the film. This arrangement sets this project apart from other crowdfunding campaigns. All monies given to this project would be tax-deductible. Funds received are classified as charitable donation under the US tax code.
At present, five thousand one hundred forty six dollars ($5146) collected over sixteen (16) days. Twenty five (25) days remain before the crowdfunding campaign ends. All monies would channel through various aspects of the film production costs. The completion forecast is set for fall 2016.
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