The film portrays three victims of violent crimes and their way of dealing with their past. After their weekly meeting group for victims of violent crimes is closed due to lack of funding the David, Lilly & Felix are faced with finding a way of dealing with their past that haunts them. In the midst of delusion they decide to seek out those who commit acts of violence and show them what it is like to be the victim.
Knowing that it will only be a matter of time before they are caught, they decide to film their excursion into the dark world of violence for all to see. At first all goes as planned, but before they know it things start to spiral out of control and they find themselves becoming the monsters they are trying to stop. In the end they are faced with the questions; Am I evil? Yes I am. Am I good? Yes I am. The question still remains which will win in the end?
What makes I AM EVIL so different is that the three main characters will live secluded from the world as they know it for 24 days with no outside contact except for that of a fourth character known as the Informant and good friend of David who can not get physically involved because of his political standing. The Informant will deliver the packages to David and send David text messages containing information that he needs (once things are set up and ready for action).
Another thing that is very special about this project is that the three main characters will only know the person they are going after and what they have done to deserve a visit from them. They will not know what awaits them inside thus helping create the reality for them. The three main characters will never meet the supporting actors until they go after them during filming. The script is set up to be a map to guide them on their journey with points of interest coming from the script that will acts as cues for certain things to happen that will keep the film on a loose track.
In the end we will combine the footage shot by the actors with the hidden cameras and set cameraman that will sometimes be in the room filming. The sound for each location will recorded using multiple microphone set ups, sometimes up to eight, to insure highest sound quality. All light fixtures will be arranged by the crew with powerful light bulbs to illuminate each set to specification for filming and keep the feeling of reality for the main characters.
The film will be broken up with one shooting day and one editing day for the first 16 days followed by 8 days of pick ups and shots to glue the film together. The idea is for the main part of the scene to take place in one take. We know this is not always possible that is why we have set 8 make up days.
There will be a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication, a lot of developing the characters and in the end the film will be a masterpiece of art and cinematic history. This is like The Experiment of film, creating a reality that becomes real for us all. When is the project filming? With your help the project will go into production July 2012 for 30 days.
Who is all involved in the project? Writer/Director/Producer Rick L. Winters: An Independent Filmmaker who recently moved from Seattle, Washington to Darmstadt, Germany. While in Seattle Mr Winters learned the fine art of filmmaking over the course of seven years filming shorts. In 2005 he started writing his first feature film titled the Evading and in 2007 the film was finished and distributed by York Entertainment. In 2009 he shot and filmed his second feature film titled BLANK. The film was then released for free worldwide through the bit torrent sites and other outlets. The film has over 1.5 million views to date and has been a catapult for Mr. Winters gaining fans worldwide. In 2011, he wrote shot and produced his first German language Feature Film IN DIESEM MOMENT which is currently in post production. Rick L. Winters Films website: http://ricklwinters.com
Music Composer Robert J. Cornejo: Born in California, Robert grew up in a home filled with music. His mom’s turntable was spinning the likes of Led Zeppelin, Santana, Leonard Cohen, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Simon and Garfunkel, etc. Robert also spent much time at his grandparent’s home, listening to his grandfather play the grand piano and compose musicals for local theaters. Getting his first guitar at age 10, he was destined for a life of music. From that point, his path was filled playing in bands and acquiring guitars, amps, and pedals. Whether it was performing on electric/acoustic guitar or vocals, Robert was doing gigs and studio recordings. But, he always had a passion for classical music as well, once blowing out his car speakers while listening to the Pines of Rome by Respighi.
Robert went on to complete his academic degrees in Composition and Conducting while also studying classical guitar, piano and voice. He studied composition with Stephen Chatman at the University of British Columbia and Brian Cherney at McGill University. Robert has also completed the Film Scoring Program at the University of California Los Angeles. Awarded a Canada Council Grant, Robert had the opportunity to study composition privately with the renowned composer Brian Ferneyhough. Robert has been honored with numerous awards, twice winning the distinguished SOCAN Young Canadian Composer Competition (Note: Robert has dual citizenship with the United States and Canada). http://www.robertjcornejo.com/Robert_J_Cornejo_Composer_for_Film_TV_Video_Games/Robert_J_Cornejo.html
Cast: Thomas Geigerich - “In Diesem Moment”, “Drugs & Dogs”, “Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren” - http://www.thomasgiegerich.de
Nikolai Knackmuss - “Schlaf, Kindlein Schlaf”, Die Teufelin” - http://www.schauspielervideos.de/video/nikolai-knackmuss.html
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