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iW's Project of the Day: Former Game Designer Makes "Curse of the Phantom Shadow"

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 18, 2011 at 2:51AM

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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iW's Project of the Day: Former Game Designer Makes "Curse of the Phantom Shadow"
An image from "Curse of the Phantom Shadow." [Image courtesy of filmmakers]

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.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


"Curse of the Phantom Shadow"

Tweetable Logline:

Retro action adventure film inspired by Batman, Dick Tracy, and movie serials. Thrills, Action, and Excitement.

Elevator Pitch:

Old school action adventure film inspired by Batman, Dick Tracy, movie serials, pulp novels and comic books. Features a sexy pinup girl, a secret agent, a 10 story high robot, an evil villain, and a kidnapped scientist. Action, thrills, and excitement. Large 10 story robot goes on a rampage.

Production Team:

Director: Mark Ross (game designer of "Holiday Gift Challenge")
Assistant Director: Jason Goldberg (former child actor on "Falcon Crest")
Executive Producer: Elliot Ross

About the Production:

"I am a kid of the 1980s and was inspired by 'Star Wars,' 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' 'Back To the Future,' and old movie serials. As a kid I devoured countless comic books, 8 bit video games, and movie magazines such as Starlog, Cinefastique, Fangoria, Cinefex, and Famous Monsters of Filmland. I spent my high school years working for a video production company. When other kids were working at fast food restaurants, I was laying out graphics on a Video Toaster by NewTek. This movie is the culmination of my formative experiences." -- Mark Ross

Current Status:

In production.

For more information and to support the film:

Kickstarter Page

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If you have an in-the-works project and you'd like to be profiled in an upcoming iW Project of the Day column, submit yourself by filling out this form!

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