I’ve been admiring the deliverables coming out of PostPanic Studios in Amsterdam, Holland (and The Netherlands, mind you, but not in Holland if you’re from the eastern Netherlands…ask me about this another time, it’s confusing even for Dutch folks) and there’s something magnificent coming soon.
For those of you who’ve been paying attention to my earlier posts (wham bam) all about the 3-dimensional pulchritude which is Mischa Rozema’s SUNDAYS, I’ve been graph-plotting the gradual upticks in the headman’s Kickstarter campaign, with 8-days-to-go as of this writing.
PostPanic is attempting to raise an ice cold 50-large smackeroonies from the crowd (which I’m sure they’ll do), intended to finance their maiden voyage down to Mexico City in order to commence shooting on their post-apocalyptic short. If you’ve been keeping tabs on them too, you’ll know the extra-diagetic content emerging from their HQ has been just fucking spectacular. Yes, you read that word correctly, spectacular. ;-)
So far, all key hands-on-deck – including the pair of executive producers intrepid Ania Markham (viewer discretion advised as Miss Ania drops finally the f-word) and rugby terror Jules Tervoort (pictured above, first and second from left) – have expressed themselves about what SUNDAYS means to them personally, plus what it’s been like collaborating since the very beginning of days at the Bürgerbräukeller with their Fearless Leader, Herr Rozema. They’ve pledged undying support to the man during the PostPanic Fire Ceremony. Hey, and did you notice the cute play on words “Who’s making Sundays?”
Who doesn’t like Sundays?
Anyways, I admired what Ania said about “Mischa unleashed,” how developing SUNDAYS on a purely independent speculative basis has permitted PP a degree of creative latitude that going after fatter enchiladas (this is Mexico, isn’t it?) prevents them from doing things their way. More money would only chain Mischa’s wild thought greyhounds and mar the story world’s sexy architecture, so going indie (or as Ania says, the “fuck you factor”) is the way it’s going to be. Don’t know about you, but the imagery I’m getting here is one of Dr. Bruce Banner turning green and hulking. In other words, smash!
Needless to say, SUNDAYS has been a project in germination for nearly a dozen years. Tervoort, Markham, and Rozema (not to mention CG Artist Mattijs Joor and everyone else pictured in the above rendering) have known each other that long, and the way Jules describes their evolution as a team was this:
- shoot a film on a critically-low indie budget (the kind of sum requiring an occasional electric shock to get going again).
- receive renown for doing an amazingly whole lot with amazingly so little.
- attract corporate clients who want you – in this case, PostPanic – to perform the exact same thing for them under similar circumstances.
- ensnare even larger corporate targets as the studio’s portfolio swells and their press folder thickens.
- collect enough golden ducats (guilders/euros) to take their chances on yet another indie project, only this time for much bigger stakes and bread.
- do well at that, attracting the interests of the international film community and other creatives.
- entice even bigger corporate types to sign up for PostPanic’s full-service design treatment, and only then…
- embark upon SUNDAYS, the biggest and most impactful project the team has known to date…this time for all the marbles, baby.
When I think of SUNDAYS, here’s what I’m hearing…
But rather than read all about it here, have a look at those behind-the-scenes bits and let me know what you think. Join the club and make SUNDAYS your favorite day of the week.
Adam Daniel Mezei, PMD | Producer of Marketing and Distribution
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