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Project of the Day: In 'We Are Monsters,' A Suburban Schoolgirl Joins a Mutant Gang

By Indiewire | Indiewire January 15, 2013 at 10:07AM

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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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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"We Are Monsters"
 
Tweetable Logline:
 
A suburban schoolgirl joins a mutant gang. Uncovering a global conspiracy, they must fight to protect society.
 
Elevator Pitch:
 

Lorna Thompson, a lonely suburban schoolgirl, joins a mutant gang of teenagers on a quest to discover their true identities. They uncover a global conspiracy, which they must find the strength to fight before civilization is destroyed.

Production Team:
 

Writer/Director/Producer: John Shackleton ("Panic Button")
Producer: Gareth I. Davies ("Panic Button")
Writer: Rob Sprackling ("Gnomeo & Juliet")
Executive Producer: Mark Sandell ("A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman")
Casting: Jeremy Zimmermann ("Moon," "Hellboy," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves")
Director of Photogarphy: Simon Poulter ("Panic Button," "Devil's Bridge")
Editor: John Gillanders ("Panic Button")
Visual Effects: Neill Gorton, Millenium FX ("The Wolfman," "From Hell," "Chernobyl Diaries")

About the Production:
 
"I find it very difficult to commit to a large film project if I never experience the lightbulb moment. The spark, the electricity, that passionate falling in love moment in time. We all know that it's hard work from there on in - a script is what you make it through your commitment to the screenwriting process, but for me, it has to be built on something significant, otherwise it just becomes a routine job.  I am now very privileged and excited to be in a position where I can bring some of my earliest movie inspiration to the big screen. Underneath its Sci-fi trimmings, WE ARE MONSTERS is a coming of age story that offers a tangible message to young people about finding self-acceptance, and the strength to make a difference and be all that they can be. The characters and their 'mutations' were truly inspired at the age of 19, through original sketches and story ideas of mine. The message felt important to me then, and I believe that it is just as relevant now, 22 years later. With the significant creative assistance of experienced screenwriter Rob Sprackling, we have crafted WE ARE MONSTERS into a classic story structure, epic in scale, with themes of universal appeal, such as identity and self-discovery (who we are and where we fit in the world), loyalty, trust and abuse of power." -- John Shackleton
 
Current Status:
 
Pre-production
 
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