Philip Koch sent us this… a new film shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the trailer looks simply amazing! “Earlier this year I met Grzegorz Jonkajtys, a fellow filmmaker at LucasFilm and we have since embarked on an ambitious project to shoot what is now the film '36 Stairs'. We have recently finished shooting and a trailer is available online now! However, more importantly we are reaching out to everyone we know, and their closest friends to help us with the final push in wrapping this film by raising funds.”
A snippet of info from the movie site:
“From award winning Director/co-writer Grzegorz Jonkajtys (“The Ark,” Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival, Best of Show – SIGGRAPH 2007) and producer/co-writer Philip Koch comes “36 Stairs”, a distinctive dystopian vision where humans utterly depend on bio-mechanical alteration to withstand the deteriorating climate.
Set against a polluted, megalopolis world, the tragic tale of Jeffrey Brief (Rodrigo Lopresti) unfolds; faced with the imminent loss of his crucial health insurance, Brief unwittingly unravels the dark truth behind population control that pushes him to unspeakable lengths.
Grzeg and I have set out on an ambitious independent short film project named '36 Stairs'. It is a film that not only presents a compelling drama/thriller but portrays a very relevant tale to todays everyman struggling to survive in a world where profit is the only value.
We are both long time filmmakers and now hope to wrap this film with your help. The entire film has finished shooting preliminary photography and we now seek further funds for such things as visual effects, ADR sound, voice actors/recording, orchestral score, distribution and keeping our many wonderful friends helping and contributing.
We plan to partake in as many film festivals as possible and with your help, win!
Our current pledge target is $6000 but we hope and pray to raise significantly more and make the film as good as we dreamt it could be at the very start, in time for the Cannes film festival.
Please enjoy the trailer, find my cameo appearance if you can:), and familiarize yourself with the film, plot, trailer, bios, our intentions and funding goals for '36 Stairs' here.
There are some behind the scenes stills over on the 36stairs site – here's just one:
(Photo credit: snap from the video)