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August 15, 2011 2:30 AM
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indieWIRE's Project of the Day: The "Dangerous Adventures" of Saving Disappearing Parents

An image from Will Kindrick's "The Dangerous Adventures of Leroy Thomas!"

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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"The Dangerous Adventures of Leroy Thomas!"

Tweetable Logline:

The story of a young boy who accidentally discovers an evil force that has set out to rid the world of parents one person at a time.

Elevator Pitch:

Leroy is a rambunctious and imaginative boy who is dealing with the fears, fantasies and trials of childhood. When his aunt Bethany shows up to babysit, parents in the neighborhood mysteriously begin disappearing. Ghosts being to appear in the forest - not just any ghosts - the ghosts of the missing parents. Leroy recruits his friends Joey and Becki to help him investigate. Their adventure takes a dark turn when they discover Leroy's aunt is directly connected to the disappearances... and theirs are the next to go! Soon they are contending with new enemies magic of the dark forest.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Will Kindrick
Co-Writer: Aaron White
Director of Photography: Chris Saul
Editor: Howard Heard
Producer: Chad Perkins
Co-Producer: Matt Heder
Cast: Riley Polanski, Ashley Lynn Switzer, Donny Boden, Brian Petersen, Shannon Mary Dixon, Areti Athanasopoulos

About the Production:

"There's nothing more magical than childhood. It's an innocent time when imagination, fantasies, fairy tales, ghost stories and adventure play a huge part of every day life. Although those years are short, we spend years reminiscing and reliving them. I wanted to make a film that captured that same sense of mystery and adventure and at the same time also showcase the real fears and emotions associated with those years. I believe this is a story that audiences of all ages can relate to and enjoy, because believe it or not... at one point we were all kids too." -- Will Kindrick

Current Status:

The film is currently in pre-production, doing camera tests and rehearsals.

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5 Comments

  • Val H. | September 29, 2011 1:07 AMReply

    I'm intrigued and find this short visually compelling. Would love to see the movie!

  • Chad Warner | September 28, 2011 5:26 AMReply

    I would take my family to see this movie. The trailer is professionally done. It also takes the real life fears of kids all over--monsters, nightmares of losing family, and dark forests--and brings them to life. Well thought out. CANNOT WAIT!!

  • Jeanne Bradley | September 28, 2011 4:37 AMReply

    Can't wait to see it!

  • Marc Polanski | September 27, 2011 6:33 AMReply

    I think this would be a fantastic movie to watch, with or without kids. It would be fun for the whole family!!

  • Tilt | September 27, 2011 6:25 AMReply

    I would totally watch this movie... sounds pretty fun.