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Caligo Cuckoo Poster (AI Art)

SYNOPSIS

Stumbling into an empty bar in the middle of a stormy night, drunken Rick tries to ignore his life's problems. A mysterious man appears from the shadows to offer Rick a better life... All he has to do is win a game of pool. If only it were that simple.

BACKGROUND

The Caligo Cuckoo was slated to be filmed in 2020 but was postponed due to the global pandemic.

As the US continued to struggle with COVID-19, we even considered turning this film into a 3D animated short using cutting edge virtual production technology but ultimately decided against it.

I'm excited to say that we're back in business to film this as a live-action short film in a real bar located in LA.

INSPIRATION

My mom showed me the Twilight Zone Series as a kid and I would watch the reruns on TV all the time. I loved how each story would transport you to another dimension with endless possibilities, usually with some kind of sinister twist in the end. They felt like old ghost stories you'd tell your friends around a campfire, cautionary tales of sorts.

The show made a huge impact on me at a very young age and I wanted to create a film that gave me the same feeling today.

Caligo Cuckoo is a story about losing sight of what's important. It's about seeing yourself in someone else's shoes, not with empathy but envy.

PRODUCTION

Once we're able to secure a good portion of our budget we will be able to begin production. Our cast, crew, and location are ready to go as soon as our funding begins trickling in.

 

The crowdfunding campaign is LIVE for those who wish to donate to this project (plus, there are some really cool exclusive perks for the people that do end up contributing!) Check out the campaign here: https://igg.me/at/cuckoofilm/

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AI-Generated with Midjourney
AI-Generated with Midjourney

The bar is empty and atmospheric. A chilling setting for a cautionary tale.

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AI-Generated with Midjourney
AI-Generated with Midjourney

Rick and Mr. Black begin their game.

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AI-Generated with Midjourney
AI-Generated with Midjourney

Mr. Black stands alone... what is he waiting for?

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AI-Generated with Midjourney
AI-Generated with Midjourney

The bar is empty and atmospheric. A chilling setting for a cautionary tale.

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