I, Creator -- Science Fiction Feature direct to DVD. Principle photography begins Dec. 1, 2008 for two weeks and continuous January 2009 for one week. Due to bad weather, the January shoot has been rescheduled to be shot late in March.
The March shoot is complete and we are now in post production.
Projects Currently In Development (Title, Film/Television, Status, Budget)
I, Creator 2: Goddess Of The Hunt
This is a short of approximately 30 minutes that will be shot in 2011 to help with the funding of I, Creator 3: Herstory.
I, Creator 2: Goddess Of The Hunt
When life around the universe becomes threatened by two Amazons transformed into cyborgs who are obsessed with ruling the universe, the goddess of the Amazons appears among them to prepare three cyborgs to become the champions of humankind.
This above blog lists some of the casting requirements for the production. Casting for new roles will begin next year and we will be looking for real Amazons to play the roles of Amazons, meaning actresses between six and seven feet tall. The tallest ones will be auditioned for cyborg Black Ops Special Forces soldiers.
I, Creator 3: Herstory is a sequel to I, Creator.
The script is currently in development and the casting will adhere to very strict guidelines to create a science fiction world of a high tech Amazon civilization. Read about it here: http://www.sffworld.com/forums/blog.php?b=509
Fund raising will begin on June 16. The hope is to put together a bigger budget than the original to improve production value, but still work WAY below the budget of most micro budget independent feature films. This will be accomplished with a continuation of a ZERO RENTAL policy which saves lots of money on insurance and production costs. We will only use what we own.
All new audio equipment is looking to be purchased that are along the lines of prosumer equipment. We will only work with a cable shotgun microphone. Wireless lapels are a nightmare for recording quality sound. Their battery life is WAY TOO SHORT and they pick up too much EMI and rub against surfaces too easily. They also condense too much and misinterpret too many sounds. A dedicated sound person will be added to the crew. ANYONE who talks about using wireless ever again will be fired from the production. We will stick to cable shotgun microphones for more reliable and cleaner sound.
Favorites (Film, Director, Television, Actors, Musicians, etc.)
Terminator: TSCC, Battlestar Galacticia, John Carpenter's Star Man, & Frankenstein
Dreams & Goals
To make a feature movie that turns a profit.
I, Creator 4 Minute Preview
Earth - 2062: Dr. Robert Bruno (Mark Fernandes) is commissioned to reverse engineer ET cyborg Gail Storm (Galina Friant), taken from her home planet Delta Four in the Alpha Centauri star system. Bruno is to make an army of super soldiers to kill terrorists. Before he does that, Bruno secretly builds a daughter, Angela (Christina Orloff) a prototype super soldier - with firmware never to kill humans or allow other machines to kill. Bruno's defiance is discovered and the family battles the Military who are ready to unleash new cyborg killers onto the battlefield. Harlan J. Strauss plays Lt. General Steve Dalby and Darren Assante plays an ex-Delta Force captain. Mike Cervello's story takes place in 2062 to commemorate the centennial of Artificial Intelligence research, which began in the 1960s.
As an independent feature, the casting for I, Creator is done with a different philosophy than a studio production or a budgeted Independent film with a distributor attached. Instead of turning characters into names for the distributors to sell, there is freedom to cast actors who resemble the characters in the script and have them become the characters.
Two of the main characters, Gail Storm and Angela Bruno are female… Continue
As I see it, the best approach for making successful science fiction from the independent filmmakers' side is to go back to the basics of the 1950's and 1960's where such movies rely more on story and less on action and special effects. Unless people here have friends in Hollywood doing their action and special effects, there's no competing with Hollywood. Independent filmmakers, however, do have one advantage over Hollywood. I'm talking about original stories. What made the original OUTER… Continue
That is great news to hear Mike. I wish you the best with it. My computer fried and I lost all my emails from June and July - I lost out on three film projects in that period. (Make that 4 - yours). Sometimes I really hate computers....
Good luck with your project and please keep me in mind for future ones. I'm acting full time now and I just want to be able to pay the bilss - so to speak. I have a producer for my full length comedy - he is reading my script as we speak.
I also have three other scripts, (Vampire, Zombie, Action Adventure) which I hope to get produced in the near future.