at Microfilmmaker have approached a number of
talented comic creators to get them to offer their
talents to micro-budget filmmakers. By striking
a deal with comic creators, you, as microfilmmakers,
can now cast and shoot scripts that have already
been written, shot sheeted, and storyboarded,
which saves you lots of time and allows you to
shoot films that are more visually pleasing. The
comic creators get the advantage of having filmmakers
who will actually treat their comics as the storyboarded
scripts they are and shoot off of them without
screwing them up.
of these comics deal with topics and locations
that can be dealt with virtually no money. Some
of the comics are a bit more complicated to pull
off on no budget, yet a little creativity can
go a long way! (Let's not forget what Alex
Ferrari and the folks at Broken taught us
about overcoming 'big-budget' obstacles for effects!)
And some of these comics, like Savage World,
are the sort of challenge that will attract only
the most advanced and technically proficient microfilmmakers.
Whatever segment you fall into, you'll probably
find something to pique your filmmaking interest.
you contact them ahead of time, each of these
comic creators is willing to allow you to make
a movie or short based on their comics on a pure
deferrment basis. Because they've done so much
of the pre-production work for you, it's only
fair that they make a greater percentage of a
potential profit than someone who simply contributes
a song, for example.
such, the agreed upon contract with these comic
creators states that if your film is bought for
a profit, they would earn 10% of the profit of
the initial purchase, up to $100,000. If there
are royalties after the initial purchase, they
would be entitled to 3% of those. If you do not
sell the film for a profit, you can sell your
film on your site without owing them a penny (until
you have sold enough to make a profit, of course).
in all, a great deal that helps the Indie Comic
industry and the Indie Film industry level the
playing field. Why should old Hollywood be the
only group that can have comic-to-film franchises?
And, unlike them, we'll use Robert Rodriguez motto
for adapting comics to film: 'If it ain't broke,
why on earth screw it up?' (The
preceding was a highly paraphrased quote that
is based on Robert Rodriguez personality and business
ethic, not on an individual quote or official
You sleep, you dream, you see heaven,
and you see long-missed relatives. Then,
you are asked to leave. It's the sort
of vision that can be troubling to someone,
especially if he has to push on past
the haze of slumber and attempt to get
through his day in the city. Perhaps,
though, this brief visit beyond the
pearly gates is a gift unto itself.
When a day of toil and only fleeting
pleasure finally ends, maybe you'll
better understand why the silent dream
was only a brief quiet.
The story of former Marine Corps
Sergeant Angel Washington, a war hero
who returns home after his war is over,
only to discover that although he has
changed, the South Bronx has not. Pursued
by his former gang and misunderstood
by his friends and family, Angel struggles
to come to terms with the challenges
of life in a City that he no longer
Name:Danger Comics: The Adventures of
Dick Boulder "The Dangerman"
Follow the outrageous adventures
of the rude and crude, beer swilling,
masked Private Detective Dick Boulder
as he tries to make his little piece
of the world safer for all mankind....and
maybe a sheep or two.
Angela thought she had already lived
through -- already survived -- a woman's
worst nightmare: To be assaulted not
just by a man, but by a friend. She
put that life behind her, though, and
tried to never think about Todd again.
In fact, it'd been years since she's
even had to see Todd...until she woke
up and looked in the mirror tonight.
Now, her real torment begins: Locked
in the body of the man who abused her,
she has only her crumbling mind to remedy
the bizarre situation -- or to take
a hoary revenge.
An angel and a demon are forced
to live together in an odd pact between
Heaven and Hell to determine the fate
of souls equally good and evil. After
hundreds of years on earth, they begin
to lose perspective on the gravity of
their duties, and in many ways become
practically human themselves.
One shot follows assassin-for-hire
David and his dead friend Todd as they
take a hit on a Preacher. When the time
comes, can David pull the trigger? Also
features the first appearance of David's
dead love interest, Melissa and her
still-living son Scotty.
The tale of a bald mutant/hunchback/zombie's
epic journey, a wordless cartoon novel,
told entirely in pantomime. Throughout
his odyssey, the poor hunchback is just
looking for a morsel of food and a shady
tree under which to eat, but this tragic
hero has a heart of gold…unfortunately
accompanied by the touch of death. The
well-meaning bald-mute-mutant tries
to help everyone and everything he meets,
but things can—and do—go horribly awry.
Description: The rest stop on Route-95 North,
just outside of Philadelphia: The unlikeliest
place for a powerful, ancient relic
to be buried. How perfect, then, that
it's sought by the unlikeliest mystic
team: corporate-cubicle-farm-fugitive-turned- amateur-mage
Charlie Hopper and his lovely companion,
Tieresia Nami, a centuries-old retired
djinn. This pair of atypical adventurers
seeks an amulet granting access to the
Aztec underworld. But, as Charlie goes
off to claim it, Tieresia introduces
a love-sick, thieving motorist to her
own form of hell.
Description: Miriam Melpomene is modern medicine's
first survivor of Alzheimer's. The experimental
treatment performed upon her by Dr.
Markus of the Batex Corporation and
her own son (much to the ethics board's
chagrin) is an unqualified success.
This woman who had already slipped under
the cruel spell of the "long goodbye"
has been practically resurrected, bringing
with her all of her old memories...and
something more. Her husband Winston
knows the secrets that Miriam hides;
what he can't know -- what he fears
-- is what a brush with death will compel
the new woman to disclose.
An epic sword-and-sorcery fantasy
set in the future. The teenage Savage
must stand against monsters, demons,
wizards, and the insane undead race
known as the Revenants in order to save
all of humanity! This series is a mix
of Conan the Barbarian and The Night
of the Living Dead. This is an original
series in development, the debut-special
is almost complete.
The recently widowed Penny Markus
turns to family friend Professor Ernie
Dodge to talk through the loss of her
husband at a nearby university diner.
And, while the Professor is an expert
in American Literature and Dadaism,
he has no idea how to comfort the grieving
woman. The solution, luckily, may come
in the form of his old colleague, Miguel
"Migs" Sanchos, driven mad from the
loss of his own wife. The eccentric
man encounters Dodge and Penny, and
attempts to recruit the woman for his
Quixotic crusade: Will she help him
petition God to review mortality itself?
"The Line" is a tale of faith in the
face of loss, where people's passion
can drive them crazy and that madness
can set them free.
A classic independent series from
the 1980's. Meet Harry, Jerry and Larry,
a bit of Three Stooges, a bit of Shrek.
After a close encounter with Death,
a morose skeletal chap in a suit, they
become guardians of life, helping those
who need help to find hope, life and
love. They stumble and bumble, but in
the end, their kind hearts usually win
the day! This is a series Visionary
is re-packaging with over 20 some isses
of material finished.
The Families have been at war for
as long as anybody can remember: Few
remember how the conflict started, and
even few now care how it ends. In a
dingy bar attached to the local reservation
casino, the last two lieutenants of
warring Families find themselves talking
like old war pals. Their turf battle
is plainly a draw, and now Manny has
a proposition for his fellow ambassador,
Pro: To come start a new universe with
Boy loses girl to woman in the middle
of sex, on his birthday. Boy loses job.
Boy loses life's work. Boy loses home.
Girl stalks boy. Girl meets boy. Girl
blows things up. Girl gets her revenge.