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    TITLE: "Heroes for Ghosts"
    Written & Directed by Eric Boellner

    LOGLINE: A successful horror writer is haunted by his sins after he degrades a wannabe-writer fan who is just looking for a leg up.

    Looking forward to competing this fest, and watching all the other entries I'm sure will be great!

    -EMB


    UPDATES.

    August 15. Finished a very detailed outline of the plot. Trick was finding a way to write the classic "one actor, one location" script without it seeming contrived. Started by figuring out what scares me when I'm alone in the house at night, and building an idea for a story around those fears.

    August 16. Still felt the story was missing a hook. Figured it out, and wrote the first draft: 8 pages. Definitely felt the constraints of the 10-minute maximum limit, though. The 8 pages are actually highly condensed, and I'll probably have to find ways to shave every second off the finished film to fall in under the max length. I might shoot a longer version for release after the DVXfest, assuming that's acceptable. The biggest challenge on this film is definitely going to be sound design, with a lot of the horror elements being created through audio.

    August 22. Set the script down for a while (will probably revist sometime this coming week), so I could work on a feature I'm writing. Been busy, between that and the bills, but managed to squeeze time to do some screen tests and get a poster shot today. Now, let's just see if I can get it to upload in the proper size... Concept shots/screen grabs below.

    September 30. Came back to this project, reread and fixed the script with a quick polish, tying off the loose, unmotivated ending. Back on track, with 29 days to produce this thing!

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    Last edited by Eric Boellner; 09-30-2013 at 03:45 PM.
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    Very cool! Welcome to the party! ;-)


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    Love the Floyd reference in the title.
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    Ghosts for heros may be a better title.
    "Shoot first and ask questions later"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Mick View Post
    Love the Floyd reference in the title.
    Thanks! That was one of the first songs I ever learned to play on the guitar, and I felt the words played well with the story I'm writing.
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    Wow awesome! Welcome to the fest!
    Please subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL to see all of my projects.

    New short film THE APPOINTMENT now available to see!


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    Cool! I look forward to checking this out.
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    Nice... glad you decided to enter it! Looking forward to seeing what you've come up with.


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    Looking forward to it!

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    "Torn" Available now!
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    Updated the OP with poster and some concept shots I did today. The ISO's a little high, so there's a bit too much noise, but I had it stopped at 8.0, so I can bring that up a notch and get the ISO down for a cleaner image when I go to shoot the actual short film.

    Reworking the script next week.

    -EMB

    P.S. I hope posting screen grabs doesn't conflict with the "only 30 seconds of footage shown before the fest" rule. If so, someone let me know and I'll take them down.
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