New York CardBoard City
New York CardBoard City was constructed single-
handely as a set by filmmaker Johnny Markussen.
This for the short "I WAS A TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURKEY FROM BEYOND THE BLACK HOLE IN OUTER SPACE (SUPER 16)".
The short has two purposes:
1. It's a dreamsequence within his 3rd featurefilm "E.T.N. Extra Terrestrial Norway", currently in Production.
2. As a promo/fundraiser for a proposed feature
The short is aprox. 3 minutes long.
It is based on the director's own 1993/94 filmschoolproject by the same name. The original run aprox. 30 minutes , with the titlecreature taking controll of a spaceship bound for earth.
Everything (sets, effects, props) where made of cardboard. And this is pitch for the proposed project: a film where everything is made of cardboard and all effects will be shot "in-camera" (live, no digital postproduced FX).
The filming format will be real film, possibly Super-Duper 8 (a.k.a MAX8, a widescreen format).
The promo/dreamsequence was shot on Super 16 film, mid april (2015) with some remaining live action to be filmed later. The short will be posted online and the fishing for funds will begin.
A story about two men spending all their spare time in the woods looking for signs of outerworldly visitors, and the documentary filmmaker following them. A comedy about obsession, intelligence, bodyfunctions, men,
the (19)80's, selfimportance, stuffy filmmakers and about having the last laugh.
Shoots spring 2015 in the forest outside Oslo, Norway. On video, SuperDuper8 and Super 16. Produced by Kultkongen and directed by Johnny Markussen for Lepra Film Distribution Ltd.
STUPID ANSWER TO STUPID QUESTION:
IT'S "ALIEN" MEET "GANDHI".
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