"All That Glitters" (2010) Independent Feature Film
by Matthew A. Collins
(New York City, NY)
All That Glitters Independent Film 2010
SHE WAKES UP in a bath-tub. She is beautiful, ethereal, naked and frightened. Her mind races to remember where she is, who she is...but nothing comes. A blank slate, a total lapse...she can't even remember her own name. When a young man arrives at the door, claiming to be her brother, the two of them begin a journey to unravel the mystery behind this woman's stolen memories.
SHE WAKES UP in a bath-tub. She is beautiful, ethereal, naked and frightened. Her mind races to remember where she is, who she is...but nothing comes. A blank slate, a total lapse...she can't even remember her own name. When a young man arrives at the door, claiming to be her brother, the two of them begin a journey to unravel the mystery behind this woman's stolen memories. Who can she trust? Why has this happened to her? And who are these strange people who seem to be following her? What they eventually discover goes beyond anything that they could have imagined...
ALL THAT GLITTERS is a harrowing, suspenseful thriller that weaves a cerebral and emotional story through believable characters and extraordinary situations. With influences from ancient mythology all the way to modern quantum theoretics, the film is at once a gripping narrative and a layered menagerie of ideas that brings into question the very purpose of our existence.
Director Matthew A. Collins and Producer Ryan Daly met four years ago on an indie game development website. They worked on various game-related projects until Matt moved to the East Coast and met Actress/Writer Delfine. Collectively, they formed Center Mass Studios, and began producing numerous award-winning short films. One of those films took them to the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. That gave them the contacts and the wherewithal to shoot their first feature.
We are very excited to already have a rough cut and it's looking fantastic. Principal photography was completed on a shoe-string budget with three lights and seven crew (including hair and makeup) on the RED camera. We shot in and around the city of New York at the most gorgeous locations we could find, with the most gracious location representatives imaginable.
With a measly budget of $20,000, peanuts by industry standards, and a highly ambitious script that called for 12 principal characters and 39 unique locations Center Mass and the rest of the production crew was forced to maximize the potential of every cent spent on ALL THAT GLITTERS. Matt, Ryan, and Delfine were very fortunate to have developed a solid working relationship during the filming of their shorts with Director of Photography Lukasz Pruchnik, who lent them his time and RED camera for no money. Every member of the production crew had something to offer, whether it be more contacts, equipment, or even inside access to gorgeous locations for free - such as Webster Hall, Phelps Memorial Hospital and Our Lady of Refuge to name a few. This was a labor of love for all involved and was created in the true spirit of independent film-making.
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