iPhone 5 News Smartmoviemakers, Conrad Mess, filmmaking, indiegogo, iphone — August 19, 2013 19:33 — 0 Comments
iPhone filmmaker pushes VFX boundaries – but needs your help for next project
Award-winning smart moviemaker Conrad Mess has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise cash for his new short film The Other Side, his most ambitious project to date.
The film is based on a horror tale written by Marina Gómez, and will be shot in black and white on an iPhone 5, mixing what Mess describes as “Victorian aesthetics and 3D graphics in horror comic style”. The advanced graphics and special effects to be added in post production will be a first for a smartphone film.
Mess, whose previous films including The Fixer and Russian Roulette, has won a string of awards at various international mobile film festivals, is hoping to raise €5,000($6,670) to pay for the special effects and a professional editor in order to finish the film.
“The shooting of The Other Side has meant a lot of hard work,” says Mess, “but it is a unique and innovative format that has made it worthwhile – we just hope we can now raise enough money for the post-production. If we can’t pay, we can’t finish the film, it’s as simple as that.”
The Other Side is a Spanish production directed by Mess with a cast of five including Cristina Castaño, Pedro Pablo Isla, Jana Lafuente and Yaiza Grajales in the leading roles.
Contributors to the project have an opportunity to be part of the mobile filmmaking revolution. Mess has proved himself as a pioneer in this genre in the past – and now needs your help to carry on his groundbreaking work.
For more details go to the Indiegogo page, and don’t forget to pledge some cash
Here is Conrad Mess’s pitch for The Other Side: