LOG LINE & SYNOPSIS
What sick games our masters play. What if we had it all on film? What extreme lengths would they go to to keep their secrets?
"AFTER STEALING A DAMNING TAPE EXPOSING THE PERVERSE GOINGS-ON OF THE GLOBAL ELITE, CLIVE DALTON FINDS OUT HOW FAR THEY WILL GO TO COVER UP THEIR SECRETS"
IMAGE Reference, First Scene Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
IMAGE: Visual Reference, A Clockwork Orange (1971)
IMAGE: Visual Reference, A Clockwork Orange (1971)
IMAGE: Visual Reference, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
IMAGE: Reference, American Psycho (2000)
Information on the 40 Minute Short Film
An absurd take on the perverse goings-on of the global elite,
and what they will do to cover it up.
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ur story begins in the lavishly decorated ballroom of a large mansion, in a discreet location, at an undisclosed time. An exclusive function reserved for the top echelon of the global elite, and tailored to their unique taste. As with all special guests, all of them of course being special, Clive Dalton approaches the affair with a preconceived notion of how the night will begin, and how it will end. The night begins upstairs, surrounded by dazzling lights and silver platters, this is the time to converse, make merry, and rub shoulders. Then downstairs, where padded walls and masked attire create a safe environment to sin, maim, and countless other debaucheries.
However, what Clive could not have predicted, was that a neatly rolled-up film reel, viewed for pleasure, and usually disposed of immediately, capturing a numerous number of sickening crimes… would roll right to his feet. What is even more inconceivable, is how this film conveniently left the party, neatly tucked inside of Clive’s jacket.
It is 4 AM. Clive Dalton lounges in his dimly lit apartment, idling over the daily business newspaper expectantly. Two men come stumbling in, Badger and Shannon.
Clive is sure what they want is the stolen film, and has prepared an elaborate scheme to turn profit. However, what they really came here for was Clive. Things quickly turn from civil to chaotic, ultimately resulting in Clive being pumped with a high dosage of tranquilizer. Still, our hero endures.
Unceremoniously thrown into darkness from atop a bridge, Clive awakes, sprawled across a dried riverbed. Readied for action, as his would-be hitmen contemplate the lack of ‘splash’, Clive knows they will be upon him soon. A mad game of cat-and-mouse ensues. Bodies scramble over mud and stone, the prey becomes the predator, and back and forth. As with all terrible games, in the end, there are no winners. One by one they fall to their demise, concluding what is a surreal look into the lives of the elite, and the mysterious disappearances of those who cross them.
IMAGE (above): Concept Art, Diary of a Possum
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Here we take a look at just one small facet of our society, the one that feels the most alien to us, the most out of our control, the one percent.
Own a Multi-Trillion Dollar Company?
Paying Over One Percent in Taxes?
Find Out What You Might be Doing Wrong.
Did You Know?
In 1878 a “Gentlemens Club” was founded by a man named Henry Edwards and named Bohemian Grove. Events were held yearly and quickly became host to many musicians, bankers, artists, and politicians.
In 1980 a journalist named Rick Clogher wrote a piece published in the magazine Mother Jones, detailing his experience after posing as an employee in the grove. The article starts out strong, questioning the reader before quickly offering the answer.
“What do Jerry Ford, William Buckley and the U.S. Navy chief of staff have in common with the chairman of Union Oil? For one thing, they all went to the same summer camp-”
The Biggest Scandal in History “Puddle-Gate”
New Evidence Reveals Leaked Tapes Released by the Recently Deceased Clive Dalton Have Proven “Undoubtedly Authentic”
Drug dealers, Landlords, Pimps, and Drunk Drivers, line the streets today in outrage over the aforementioned footage
THE POSSUM PUZZLE MEDIUM
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mmmiis a 40 minute short film which mm will take you to a bizarre world, not unlike your own. Rife with sin, conspiracy, and shady characters all around.
Like a deranged caricature, it emphasizes the flaws in our society to the point of comic relief. Taking inspiration from many great works of fiction in film, TV, and literature, that have all captured this idea in their own various ways. Even more than that, however, we are inspired by the current events highlighted through articles, documentaries, and news coverage, exposing us to things we thought only happened in our worst nightmares. There is a real case to be made, that the world needs cinema like this now more than it ever has.
The choice in genre between Comedy and Thriller mainly stems from how the two accentuate each other, like cheese and wine. The subtle comedic relief serves as a tool to cut through the otherwise dark and brooding tone of the film. While similarly, the tense atmosphere conjured around the film using set design, dialog, costuming, and lighting, will only help to make the humor that much more outrageous. We also find one of the best ways, when tackling very real, very serious topics, such as the global abuse of criminal protection through finance, is to make fun of it. Fear can make a person irrational, even nihilistic, and laughter can be a form of confidence.
IMAGE (right): Concept Comparison - Eyes Wide Shut.
our goal is for the audience to come away from the whole ordeal with a mutual feeling of being both disturbed and giddy.