April 19, 2009
This announcement has been a long time coming. I’ve been working on this project in some capacity since last November… mulling over the concept, jotting down ideas, drafting the script, and gathering together interested parties.
But now we are only two weeks away from the shoot, and it is time to announce the project to the world:
“En Route” is 5-minute short film that follows the life of a pilot in reverse chronological order, from the moment of his death in a horrific plane crash, to a pivotal moment he experiences as a 7-year-old boy.
This film is by far my most ambitious project to date. Although the finished piece will be very short, the film involves a scene with the smoldering debris of a plane crash, multiple sequences involving a variety of aircraft, cockpit scenes, many different actors (some of whom play the same character!) and a number of locations. There’s a whole lot to take care of, but I’m really excited about how it’s coming together!
I’ve got a fantastic crew and producing team, made up of students from the Savannah College of Art and Design. We’ve casted out of Savannah and are drawing upon a number of local resources (aviation-related and otherwise) to make this thing happen.
We’re shooting on the RED camera, which kinda blows my mind.
I’m also putting together a killer visual effects team for the project. Although I expect the core team members to be SCAD students who can work on this project locally, I’m definitely interested in doing some long-distance collaboration for visual effects. (If you’re interested, send me an email!) I’ve already got some good guys doing post sound, and Jasper Blunk has signed on as composer.
All in all, I think this is going to be a really fantastic project, and hopefully something that everyone involved will be proud of.
For more information, and to keep closer tabs on the progress of the film, visit the official site, enroute.colinlevy.com.