HELP IWC FILMS MAKE A NEW MOVIE!
TL;DR version: IWC Films is asking their friends, family and supporters to donate props and costumes for their next short via Amazon Wishlist and a list of costumes.
It’s been a while since IWC Films has brought you one of our entertaining motion picture movie films.
After a lot of false starts, we were all set to make our next film, WINNERS TAPE ALL, mockumentary about regional direct-to-video horror filmmakers from the 80s and 90s.
Basically, it’d be a horror-comedy anthology where we’d shoot scenes from fake horror movies and intercut them with present-day interviews with the actors and directors. It was just going to be a super-low-budget experiment shot as time allowed …
… until a change in circumstances is set to have our main collaborator, Joshua Lively, move across the county in two months.
Since then, we’ve revamped the project into a 20-30 minute short. It’s the same basic idea, but trimmed down into something we can get done before Josh has to leave and give him a proper IWC Films sendoff.
Now, with these changes, affording to make this movie is tough. The good news is that in the years since our last film, technology has made it much cheaper to obtain the bare minimum for filmmaking equipment. But props, food, etc. are a major concern. I’m pretty much financing this whole thing myself and probably putting bits on credit cards. Because it’s been so goddamned long since we’ve made a movie, I feel awkward going to Kickstarter off the bat.
Instead, I’m going to ask you all to contribute in another way – by either giving us stuff or buying us props or costumes we need.
Conveniently, we have an Amazon Wishlist set up, so you can easily buy some stuff we need and have it shipped right to us. But not everything we need is on Amazon. Since we’re making these short films take place (vaguely) in the 80s-90s, we’re going to need some era-appropriate clothes and costumes, as well as props. Some of you may have this stuff in your closet and have no problem donating it. We can even send it back after we're done! http://amzn.com/w/80TYNHOXSZGY
If you can help with anything not on the Amazon Wishlist or listed below, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and with the subject "IWC short film."
We’re aiming to start shooting in the last weeks of June into July. It’s going to be fucking insane and we might have to make a lot of compromises, but I’m determined to make this film.
IMPORTANT: Lots of these clothes will be used in effects shots. Let us know if you need anything back BEFORE donating.
Also, most of these are intentionally supposed to look horrible. We’re making fake microbudget horror movies, so nothing too fancy or obviously costumed (ie: buying a Madonna-style costume on Amazon)
80s shorts (the ridiculous short ones from Revenge of the Nerds and Wet Hot American with the white outline)
Gaudy shirts. Neon and spattered-neon clothes are always good for looking 80s-90s hideous.
Neon socks... or any neon clothing
Okay, I’m a dude here without a costume designer. There’s like 800 girls styles from the 80s. Anything that fits that is fine.
But, in particular, we need womens’ large t-shirt and some awful looking light-blue-mom-jeans for one joke where an actress was told to bring her own wardrobe and showed up looking like she was ready to paint.
Everything as listed on Amazon… PLUS!
80s boombox or radio – doesn’t need to actually work.
80s walkman - also doesn't need to work
Any sort of lifeguard materials. Floatation devices, whistles, clothes, etc.
Prop knives. I’m assuming, all else fails, we buy some cheap knives and dull them with a dremel, but if anyone has any already-made prop knives, it’d be great to borrow them.
Any kind of random 80s accessory (sunglasses, Rubik’s cubes, calculator watches, piano key ties, etc.) - You never know where we might be able to use it.