Friday, December 16, 2016

Macbeth for the second millennium - Animated Trailer

An animated, manga-style film trailer of Shakespeare's Macbeth reworked as a dark, modern, gothic parable.

The Project aim
 is to use this trailer to sell the project on, to a production studio and/or internet platform - and realise it as an animated feature based on the full screenplay.

A dark, gothic, animated modern parable. Based on Shakespeare's great psychological thriller. The script for this trailer won the International Movie Trailer Festival "best trailer script" in 2011.

This trailer is aimed at the main international film audience of 20-40 year olds who are steeped in the world of graphic computer games, and the revival of the Gothic comic genre over recent years. There is also the possibility of opening a vast education opportunity, to make Shakespeare accessible to students in many countries. Animation transcends many barriers.

The film is essentially set in a City. The visual style drifts between polluted, high-tech exteriors of "Blade-Runner"and the deco interiors (wood panel and chrome) of "Sunset Boulevarde." Light and Shadow......the only colour in the film should burst onto the screen. The flames of an oil rig in the opening corporate function. A red cloth holding a chrome pistol. It is un-ashamedly "film noir" derived. Macbeth's end, resonates with Howard Hawke's "Scarface".

The ultimate power of the story is in Shakespeare's beautifully rivetting text - which allows us to see the horrors they commit....yet feel for them. It is the prototype of all great thrillers and moves at break-neck speed.

Look at the IMTF link here:

Ivar Kants Writer/director/producer. Ivar's career spans nearly four decades in Australian theatre, film and television since graduation from NIDA in 1970. Theatre Credits include: Nimrod Theatre (Much Ado About Nothing, Three Sisters, Merchant of Venice); Hampstead Theatre, Old Vic London (The Club), etc. His extensive television history includes: guest roles: Homicide, The Sullivans, Cop Shop and Menotti, Country Practice, Blue Heelers, Water Rats, Murder Call, All Saints, Farscape, Beastmaster,etc.

Ivar's writing credits include Macbeth......for the Second Millenium screenplay adaptation won Best Script - Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood 2011; "Blue Moon.....if Elvis' (written, devised, performed)

With just 4 days left in this campaign, your support is urgently needed! Please look at all the rewards they have for those who make a contribution.  Please consider getting involved, at whatever level you can, and help "Macbeth for the second millennium" get funded!

If you want to support this project, you can do so by donating on their Kickstarter page:

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