New York, New York (WiredPRnews.com) One man makes an entire feature film with no film crew
It is very hard to make a feature film; it takes years of preparation, for film studios to actually complete a single film, hundreds of film crew and millions of dollars in production, now imagine an entire feature film put together by one man Felix Pena, and his executive producer Juan De Jesus.
The film title The Instant Messenger, a film with a micro-budget of only $40,000 and the first feature film by writer and Director Felix Pena and Executive producer Juan De Jesus.
To meet the Micro-budget the director was also the writer, the camera man, DP, editor, in charge of casting, color corrector, special effects artist, ADR, one man behind the production.
The executive producer Juan De Jesus and son Yirensky De Jesus provided the original music themes for the production. Also since time is money, the whole film production had to be filmed within 7 days, to cut time and money.
They filmed an average of 10 to 15 scenes a day, and only filmed on locations. With just the director and executive producer, this film had no crew members what so ever, and filmed in 7 days.
The film tells the story of a young girl in New York City who is forced by her friends to meet a stranger from the internet, only to discover the stranger was a diabolical brutal killer who vows death to the new cyber generation.
Over 40 actors and actress came to be part of the production, and just how the internet unites the world, actors from 14 different countries came to participate on this production, from all ages including the youngest one of all Rebecca Lopez, an 8 month old baby, who had her own solo scene against the killer.
They wanted to do something different so the film had to be put together without leaving New York City to Mexico or without chasing ghost in an abandoned house, they wanted to be creative and at the same time staying on the micro-budget.
The Instant Messenger film is a blueprint for independent future productions, “it proves what can be accomplished with a micro-budget” said Director Felix Pena.
The producers do not encourage to create film without crew members in anyways, in fact the production suggest the more crew members the faster the post-production can be complete, a lot of mistakes do happened during the production part and they have to be fixed in post. Fixing in post-production kept Felix Pena fixing The Instant Messenger in the studios for 2 and a half years just to make up for any correction of something that happened during the production.
In The Instant Messenger we only had $40,000 imagine what we could of have accomplished with more money.
But just how good is The Instant Messenger? A film with no big name like studios demand, in fact it was the first time many of the actors ever acted on a feature film, filmed in 7 days, and also the film crew was just one man Felix Pena and his executive producer Juan De Jesus. To answer that watch the trailer and judge for yourself. The Instant Messenger is now on DVD and Digital Download, to learn more or watch now visit www.theinstantmessenger.com