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OPEN SOURCE

2014 - 2020

ROLES PERFORMED: WRITER / ART DIRECTOR / WARDROBE /
LOCATION MANAGER / PRODUCTION COORDINATOR / PHOTOGRAPHER / CINEMATOGRAPHER
/ DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / EDITOR

ABOUT  - 

Open Source was a follow-up proof of concept film, the project was executed as a narrative short film that focused on a darker military theme. The story was written to explore the dangers of a post-government world, one without nations or representative leaders. Open Source was also designed as a small scale prototype for a larger feature film.

 

DEVELOPMENT  - 

After the project was finished, it was acquired for development by a Los Angeles based producer. In mid 2015, Open Source was packaged to be pitched to production companies.

By October 2015, Open Source was pitched to over 25 Los Angeles based
production companies.

 

Some of the companies included:

Scott Free (Black Hawk Down)
Color Force (The Hunger Games)
Thunder Road (John Wick)
Genre Films (Elysium, The Martian)
De Line Pictures (Ready Player One, Body of Lies)
New Line Cinema (Lord Of The Rings)

OPEN SOURCE to HARD KILL

By January of 2016, Open Source was optioned and acquired by EFO films (Lone Survivor, End Of Watch).
By August of 2020, Open Source had gone from proof of concept prototype to finished and distributed feature film. Open Source was retitled in 2020 to “Hard Kill” 

The following video is a scene I wrote for the film.