on Mar 28, 2014
I agree with Mike. You have everything you need: good actors (Hey! It's Melissa Hunter!), access to costumes and props, a music library from the sounds of it. You just need to get the story moving. The cult leader dies, which should be the call to action. But after that they don't really cross any thresholds (I took a Mythology class in college!).
On an aesthetic level: Get out of that apartment! Go outside! Put some color on the screen! This show had way too much just-white-everything. Anything on a big screen that's all-white is going to physically hurt to watch.
Apr 03, 2014 at 12:43pm
Keep that story going, yo!
101 has a hard time with the "Roommates" scenario. 2-3 roommates, discussing with ironic disconnect about how much they like/dislike each other and who needs to pay the rent. The whole 5 minutes revolves around this and we're supposed to fall in love with the quirky characters and their character quirks. Roll credits over black, with a cute tag at the end. Trust me, those are a hard 5 minutes to sit through at a panel or a screening. I'm not saying cult is that, but we are in a single setting for most of the show.
101 loves it when you keep saying, "And then they..." because it forces the story into unique places and defines the characters without stopping to do so.
So your cult leader dies. And then they try to pick a new leader. That's the bulk of your show. Add some more "And then they..." to the story. Like 20, and see where it takes you.
There's good actors, camera work and sound design in here. Put them on a rollercoaster and we'll come along for the ride!
Signed, Dan Schrab.
Mar 28, 2014 at 5:48pm
Would love to hear feedback. Thanks!
Mar 28, 2014 at 1:11am
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