Stalemate

Los Angeles, California | Film Short

Drama, Sci-Fi

Dylan Rusniak

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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Stalemate: The dramatic, sci-fi, gritty, underground-tale of an infamous hacker named Null. Known for his incredible skill in building algorithmic sequences and coding - one of his clients comes to him with a new sequence like no other…. Something the human mind is incapable of comprehending.

About The Project

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Mission Statement

Growing up, myself and my team has always loved Sci-Fi films like: Bladerunner, Matrix, or even Pi for instance... This is what motivated us to create Stalemate and pay homage to past films we've always loved. With a little twist and adding in organized crime - this is a movie we were born to make!

The Story

As a group of aspiring filmmakers, student filmmakers, and industry professionals - we thrive off creating projects for the people around us to enjoy and experience. One of the major quotes that we all live by is our company motto: “Created To Create”. As artists, we have to find it within ourselves to share beautiful work with the world. The Diamond Eye is home to so many wondeful creators... and with the platform we have built through the years - we have been able to grow together and share art as a community. With our amazing crew, cast, and YOU behind us - Stalemate will be our best film to date!

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Stalemate... The dramatic, sci-fi, gritty, underground-tale of an infamous hacker named Null. Known for his incredible skill in building algorithmic sequences and cracking codes - one of his clients, Walker,  raises the ante and comes to him with a new sequence like no other…. Something the human mind is incapable of comprehending.

By his side, his trusty side-kick and best friend Fin, works as his liaison or middle man to handle the money, and handle the business. Having life long dreams to leave their crime ridden neighborhood - they started this underground business to simply escape. With Null behind the computer, and Fin behind the deals, these two are the perfect dynamic duo… But in the end, Stalemate is reached.

The money for this project will be dispersed in many areas, as shown in the pie chart. Not only will the money be used for production needs, but a small amount of it will be used to secure a safe and healthy set for all of our cast and crew members. During the pandemic, filmmaking has become a struggle in some aspects, and having the funds to secure safety is most important to us.

Monday, May 10th - Sunday, May 16th: Begin CrowdFunding, Finish Casting, Finish Scouting Locations, Begin Production Meetings. 

Monday, May 17th - Sunday, May 23rd: Continue CrowdFunding and Production Meetings. 

Monday, May 24th - Sunday, May 30th: Begin Prep

Monday, May 31st - Sunday, June 6th: Prep

Monday, June 7th - Sunday, June 13th: Finish Crowdfunding and Continue Prep

Friday, June 18th - Sunday, June 20th: Begin Shooting

Monday, June 21st - Sunday, June 27th: Begin Post

Monday, June 28th - Sunday, July 4th: Continue Post

Monay, July 5th - Sunday, July 11th: Continue Post

Monday, July 12th - Sunday, July 18th: Rough Cut

Monday, July 19th - Sunday, July 25th: Second Rough Cut.

Monday, July 26th - Sunday, August 1st: Third Rough Cut

Monday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 8th: Begin Sound Design. 

Monday, August 9th - Sunday, August 15th: Continue Sound Design. 

Monday, August 16th - Sunday, August 22nd: Final Mix. 

Monday, August 23rd - Sunday, August 29th: Screenings/Notes

Monday, August 30th - Sunday, September 5th: FInalize Screenings/Notes

Monday, September 6th - Sunday, September 12th: Lock Cut.

Monday, September 13th - Sunday, September 19th: FINAL DELIVERY ON SEPTEMBER 17th.

Director: Dylan Rusniak 

Writers: Michael Dakota Rispoli, Tyler Longoluco, & Dylan Rusniak 

Producers: Malcolm ConcepT & Dylan Rusniak 

First Assistant Director: Michael Dakota Rispoli

Second Assistant Director: Tyler Longoluco

Second Second Assistant Director: Felix Malms

Director Of Photography: Chancee Phensuk

Camera Operator: Ashlee Abito

Grip / Gaffer: Laura Stone

Sound: Isaac Gonzalez

Editors: Cameron Young & Malcolm ConcepT

Colorist: Dune Harmon

BTS: Lina Kraftsoff

Hello! For all of those who don’t know me, my name is Dylan Rusniak and I am the director for our film - Stalemate. On behalf of the amazing, wonderful, and talented team working on this project, I’d like to express my gratitude in helping us bring this project to life. Without you, your help, and your trust in us - this movie could not be possible. We will make sure that every dollar donated is used to its full advantage and never forgotten. We are all so excited and looking forward to shooting in June. Please help all of us reach our goal so we can create a movie for you to enjoy and experience with those around you. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay with us, along for the ride, @StalemateShort and at www.StalemateShort.com. We are looking forward to seeing your name in the credits!

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to learn more about our project and our wonderful team! We can’t wait to see your name in the credits and produce this film - not only for us, but for YOU as well!

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Locations and Permits

Costs $1,000

This will cover everything we need to secure our set for the movie!

Production Design

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This will cover set design, props, wardrobe, and much more!

Transportation

Costs $500

This will cover gas, truck rentals, and much more for our crew and cast!

Camera Package

Costs $1,250

This will cover our camera package, lenses, dolly, and much more for our camera department!

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Post Production

Costs $2,000

This money will be used to pay our editors, Visual Effects, Music Licenses, and more!

General Expenses

Costs $1,250

Our crew needs to be fed! This will cover lunch, crafty, and much more to fill their needs.

About This Team

Production Company: The Diamond Eye

Writers : Michael Dakota Rispoli, Tyler Longolucco, & Dylan Rusniak

Director: Dylan Rusniak 

Producer(s): Malcolm ConcepT & Dylan Rusniak 

First Assistant Director: Michael Dakota Rispoli

Second Assistant Director: Tyler Longoluco

2nd Second Assistant Director: Felix Malms

Director Of Photography: Chancee Phensuk

Grip / Gaffer: Laura Stone

Sound: Isaac Gonzalez

Editor(s): Cameron Young & Malcolm ConcepT

BTS: Lina Kraftsoff

 

 

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