Clockwise: Part 2 on Hiatus, Replica Enters Production
Hi all. We’ve been pretty quiet here lately so I thought I’d give a quick update about what’s going on at ABP.
I took another brief hiatus from production of Clockwise: Part 2 in order to help develop a live action short my friend Sam Eilertsen will be directing this spring. The short, a sci-fi noir called Replica, is set in a universe I was developing for an ambitious 40-minute machinima.
Sam was intrigued by the idea and asked if I would be interested in working with him on an 8-minute live action film set in the same world. We worked on the script together, writing and rewriting each other’s drafts, until we were finally satisfied with the result. Now things are finally moving forward. Casting will begin soon, followed by fundraising and production. I can’t wait to see everything start coming together! More updates soon.
Replica (by Sam Eilertsen and Harrison Heller) takes place in a not-too-distant future in which humans have created a race of sentient androids. The androids (known as “grays” for their silver eyes) were built as slaves, but eventually gained equal rights with humans. However, they remain an oppressed minority. Five years after their emancipation, an assassin armed with powerful weaponry starts killing the leaders of the Android Rights Movement, and a human detective is left the job of investigating the killings. Scorned by his fellow officers for his apparent sympathy with the grays, Detective Quinlan persists and begins to uncover a dangerous secret…