mercoledì 27 gennaio 2010
Co-written, directed and produced by Joshua Grossberg, senior journalist for E! Online, Betrayed is a 9-minute short that serves as a prelude to his feature-length screenplay, DISAPPEAR, a mystery thriller in the vein of Michael Clayton and LA Confidential.
The film chronicles husband and reporter James Vance who mysteriously disappears, but not before leaving a cryptic video diary leading law enforcement to unravel the crime of his demise.
As one of the first narrative films shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera, Betrayed: the short will mark the beginning of an era of high-quality cost-effective digital filmmaking. What makes the 5D so revolutionary is its ability to beautifully capture high-definition video with natural light with minimal or no artificial aid, allowing for faster, more efficient productions in less time and with less equipment. This intense nine minute thriller will serve as a laudable example of what can be achieved using state-of-the-art technology on a low budget and limited time.
With the amazing dedication and dexterity of it's cast and crew, Betrayed was filmed over the course of four days in May, 2009, in multiple locations in and around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Fire Island, Long Island . Four Canon 5D Mark II cameras were utilized which enabled the production to cover a lot of ground during that period. Then 2nd Unit photographer Robert Caplin completed pickup shots and a final cut of the film was completed in September.
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