The Sand Storm (KICKSTARTER) lo-fi sci-fi
When the air is toxic and your lead actor is under surveillance, you make a SHORT film and you shoot it FAST.
“Coming soon” is never soon enough. Help make this movie with us!
FIRST: Please LIKE all of the unexpected press we received (below).
THEN: Please visit Kickstarter … we are still fundraising til May 3.
THE VERGE: Ai Weiwei is starring in a sci-fi short that needs your funding FAST COMPANY: How a director turned a creative sabbatical in China into a secret sci-fi film HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Wishnow and his team are now using Kickstarter to try to recoup their investment VICE: A powerful nomad who must navigate a gritty city to complete a huge, secret project SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: A futuristic China where potable water is as scarce as reliable information LOS ANGELES TIMES: Ai Weiwei’s acting debut “a bit more badass than big teddy bear” HUFFINGTON POST: “We were very discreet,” Wishnow told HuffPost in a phone interview COLOSSAL: How such an audacious and risky endeavor came into being is pretty mind-blowing HYPERALLERGIC: There’s just something about Ai … that is all so monumental THE GUARDIAN: It is a short film funded by Kickstarter, so it's all very artistically pure US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Exhibit of Ai’s work opens in Berlin as a Kickstarter project launches for a film EL PAÍS: Ai Weiwei: actor clandestino de ciencia ficción LE FIGARO: Ai Weiwei, héros d’un court-métrage fantastique clandestin BLOUIN ARTINFO: Meme Alert: Meet Sci-Fi Ai
Mister Handsome (2011) romantic comedy
A love story between a grown-up girl and a mysterious friend from her childhood (plus a case against moving in with your parents). Starring Heather Burns, Ajay Naidu, Beth Grant, Michael Chieffo, and Miles Fisher.
“Creepy and hilarious” - The Atlantic
“First-class acting” - Cool Hunting
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Oedipus (2004) animated epic
The story of Oedipus, in 8 minutes, performed by vegetables, in the tradition of Ben Hur. A sword and salad epic, in classic CinemaScope. Featuring a Potato, a Tomato, Broccoli, Garlic, and Billy Dee Williams as the Bartender.
WARNING: Contains scenes of vegetable sensuality.
The film took two years, a volunteer crew of more than 100 people, and post production resources donated by Industrial Light + Magic and Skywalker Sound. One of the first stop-motion films shot on a digital still camera (the technology was so new, the Corpse Bride crew stopped by to study our setup). Official Selection: 80+ film festivals on nearly every continent, including Sundance (World Premiere), Seattle (Audience Award), São Paulo, Rome, and Hong Kong. Currently playing on the Sundance Channel and Virgin America Airlines.
DVDs are no longer available. Signed 35mm anamorphic film prints (of a limited run) are for sale by inquiry only.
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