Dear Jane This is the fourth film I've directed for dvxuser fests, but first time posting/submitting. conrad_johnson has been pulling the weight on that end.
SEE PAGE 18 FOR UPDATED PHOTOS...
This film/thread contains some graphic elements as well as some nudity - less than a Girls Gone Wild video, but some nudity nonetheless. Viewer discretion advised if you are under 18. Or if you are a prude.
Here are some details worth noting:
Written by Nikki Miller
Directed by Nikki Miller
Photographed by Joe Johnson
Edited by Nikki Miller
Score by Benny Weinbeck
Makeup by Crist Ballas
Acting by Molly, Dave, Wendy, Erin, Amber, Juliet, Eli, Alissa, Cari Jo, Nikki
Budget $400ish not counting beer
Timeline Story conceived on road trip in June. Screenplay finalized by 9/1/06. Shot 9/8-9/10. Edited 9/11. Hyped on dvxuser 9/17-10/1.
Progress to date Story - check. Motivation - check. Screenplay - check. Actors - check. Props and locations - check. Gear - check. Makeup - check. Shooting - check. Editing - check. Score - check. Sound design - in the works. Color correction - also in the works.
Concept We thought it would be really hilarious to make a funny short written/shot entirely from the point of view of a serial killer, with a "why me?" undertone - why does everyone hate me? why is everyone always running away from me? After thinking about it, we thought this might be a little hokey and not make for a very visually interesting movie - have you seen Lady in the Lake? Unwatchable. So this idea evolved into a film that is still written from the perspective of a killer, but not shot completely in his POV. And instead of a "why don't I have any friends?" sap story, his story is instead constructed through a breakup letter he has written to his girlfriend, Jane, explaining why he's leaving her for someone new. Through this letter we explore what made him who he is today, and what he loved about Jane, the only girl who stuck with him through thick and thin.
Before writing the screenplay, I did some quick online research on serial killers - what their parents were like, what they like to do in their free time, what they look for in a girl, that sort of thing. From there, I made an outline and pounded the story out in about an hour. I've always associated serial killers with Wisconsin, so when you watch my movie, visualize cheddarheads.
Muzak and Makeup The makeup and the score really make the movie. I wanted the movie to be somewhat upbeat and lighthearted - so we thought of the score to Amélie, and the wonderful Benny Weinbeck made that happen for us by creating a very beautiful score. http://bennyweinbeck.com/ We were also extremely fortunate to have the very talented Crist Ballas design and execute some quite wicked makeup for some very beat up hookers. This made me pert'near giddy. Crist is the bee's knees. http://www.metamorphosismakeup.com/ MOLLY BEFORE MAKEUP - SO VERY ADORABLE
MOLLY IN MAKEUP
A still - note bite marks. Yum.
More of Molly in Makeup
Crist and Molly
Crist and Molly again
More details to come...
Thread: Lingothree - Dear Jane
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09-17-2006 06:13 PM
Last edited by Lingothree; 10-06-2006 at 08:25 PM.
09-17-2006 06:38 PM
ah cool ... I'm first replier in your thread!
Welcome Welcome Welcome
Look forward to the "details" and updates
09-17-2006 07:05 PM
ah cool ... I'm the second replier in your thread!
Welcome Welcome Welcome
Look forward to the "details" and updatesActor / Musician
09-17-2006 07:32 PM
hey hey hey.... numero three!
okay, I'll skip the rest.... you know what's coming.
Concept sounds fun! Looking forward to seeing it!
As far as the budget.... if we are counting the alcohol into that number, I need to resubmit to the poll!
09-17-2006 07:34 PM
lol... I was going to go with 'ah cool, i'm the second replier...', but the more I copied what Jack wrote, the more I started laughing, so I figured I'd go with it...
Seriously though, Lingothree, good luck with the shootActor / Musician
09-17-2006 07:38 PM
Hey Tommy, do you mean you "wasn't going to go with 'ah cool" I'm confused. Too much alcohol. Budget running high. Off to bed.
09-17-2006 08:11 PM
Oh... wait... I was going to say 'ah cool...' and then leave it at that and change the rest of the message to actually say something meaningful, but I kept typing the Welcome Welcome part and then just copied what Jack said verbatim... ;)Actor / Musician
09-17-2006 09:14 PMOriginally Posted by Jack Daniel Stanley
09-17-2006 09:15 PMOriginally Posted by tommyinla
09-17-2006 09:16 PMOriginally Posted by TheatreGuy