Hey, a new update! WOO! Okay, so here’s the situation: DOWNCAST which is my first feature-length movie, is filming this summer. It’s a 2 hour crime drama with some very powerful emotions, a deep and character-heavy storyline, and some truly kick-ass action scenes! (at least, that’s what we’re shooting for!) Unlike Opportunity, which was a very quick, heavily symbolic piece about fighting against one’s self-destructive side; Downcast is going to be a story full of tragedy, emotion, and broken friendships. It’s a grim tribute to Asian revenge films, the 70s crime cinema generation, and the poetic agony of filmmakers like Takeshi Kitano and Jean-Pierre Melville.
You can check out its website HERE or you can help support the film right now by pledging to it on KICKSTARTER! I’m absolutely excited to be working on this film, it’s a passion project that has brought together elements of the last 14 years of my life and culminated in a project that is always changing, ever-expanding, and growing into something truly amazing. I’m happy to be doing this in Portland, as I don’t think anyone else out there’s got something like it in the pipeline.
But to get myself a bit primed I’m putting together a short film called The Ride Home which is a sci-fi thriller about a young man’s journey home taking an unexpected turn. This is based on a short story I wrote for my friend Eleanore’s birthday many years ago. Although the story was set in an indeterminate future city on a subway train, the film version will have a more real-world edge, making it similar to films like “The Warriors“. As the short is intended to be only 5 minutes long, I won’t spoil anymore details. But you can see a little test of how things are coming along in the special effects department below.
Thanks again for everyone who’s been supporting me in my work recently. There’s a lot of you out there, not sure if any of you will read this, but you are appreciated and you have my love. Take care, my friends. ^_^