It's been interesting to watch KilRoi evolve and morph from a simple short film to a Big Idea. Opportunities and options continue to present themselves and the KilRoi story has proven attractive to many new and exciting technologies, delivery platforms and distribution plans. This is no longer one-off movie; it's becoming an effort to define and design a larger, more elaborate content machine that merges creative storytelling with emerging technologies to drive considerable commercial activity. Virtual goods, downloads, partnerships and more, KilRoi will be as lucrative as it will be entertaining.
The single, original film has now spawned a narrative ecosystem that includes four more short films that address the core theme from different perspectives (eg, from the tagger's point of view, the property owner's, etc...). This has created a richer, more dynamic experience for viewers and presents a more comprehensive study of the subject matter. Of course, each of these films ties back to the mobile game and presents a unique window of insight on which we can build additional commercial channels.
My partner Brian and I have been working hard on a business plan, refining our pitch and interviewing designers and producers. We're still looking for a couple imaginative and driven folks to join the team.
Also, we've formed an LLC in the great state of California and have take a couple administrative steps to secure the KilRoi name and the overall identity of the project.
According to my last blog entry on the subject, KilRoi should be shooting, oh... next week or so. This has been pushed back a couple months as we lock up funding from the right kind of investors. As KilRoi has grown, so has the need to fund it properly. And this is taking time. However, we are confident that we are headed the right direction and will be successful. We've had a few strong meetings with friends/VC-types and feedback has been very positive. Exciting stuff!
A few reports that support the KilRoi initiative:
- Mobile Game Market to Reach $11.4 Billion in 2014, Says Gartner
- Marvel to Make Short Films to Introduce New Characters?
- Ogmento First AR Gaming Startup to Win VC Funding
Great news from Shadow Angel Films! Several months ago I was Assistant Director and played a small role in a short film called "Shadow Angel". I wrote about it back in September (and covered some other projects, too). Well, "Shadow Angel" has been accepted in this year's Comic-Con!
We just got the good word that SHADOW ANGEL was selected to be a part of the independent film festival at Comic-Con in San Diego! We are ready to take the comic book world by storm. Attended by thousands, Comic-Con is the perfect place for Shadow Angel to burst onto the scene. Congrats to the cast and crew who worked on this film last fall!I'm super-lucky to have been on this film and wish I could be there on the panel discussion. Check out the trailer!