We are looking to produce unique, high-concept, mind-bending SHORTS in the vein of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Her,” “The Lobster” or “Upstream Color.” This CAN include effects, as we have a talented, vetted and award-winning team who are great with effects/makeup/prosthetics and practical SFX that we want to shine a light on.
We want the effects and design to be able to do a lot of the thematic heavy lifting. The effects must service the story and themes. Same goes for genre – we are open to comedy, sci-fi, horror, and drama. Any tone or atmosphere is fine as long as it best serves the characters and larger thematic elements.
This should be no longer than 7-10 pages (the shorter, the better), with minimal locations and actors. The star should be the concept/idea, and how the characters and SFX highlight it.
This can also be a long scene or proof-of-concept from a feature or TV pilot! Just be sure to include a fully developed logline and synopsis for the longer project.
Shorts are used as a showcase piece so we don’t anticipate earning any money upfront but will happily share backend as deferred compensation if the film should sell. TBD. Also, you will get a professionally produced "Written By" screen credit, IMDb listing with a financed production company and copy of the completed film. Most importantly, we have lots of festival demand due to the team’s last short playing and winning awards at fests the world over.
What does "ISA Vetted" mean?