Back to IndieWire

Project of the Day: Supernatural Thriller with Dreams and Living Nightmares, ‘The Deal’

Project of the Day: Supernatural Thriller with Dreams and Living Nightmares, 'The Deal'

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.

The Deal

Tweetable Logline:

The Deal is a supernatural thriller- Over the course of one night
friends become enemies as their dreams are twisted into living

Elevator Pitch:

James was the biggest nerd from your school, but he’s changed – he’s
become supernaturally powerful by pervertedly granting people’s deepest
desire in exchange for their friendship. The one hold out is Bryce, who
doesn’t really know what James is doing but instinctively doesn’t like

When Bryce and his girlfriend Monica arrive at a little reunion party
thrown by James, he sees why: Hector who couldn’t throw is now a
professional athlete, ugly Becca is now incredibly gorgeous, and
strangest of all – Monica, who desperately wanted to leave town, has
suddenly disappeared.

But who’s really at fault?

Production Team:

Daniel Kaminsky – Director / Writer / Producer (MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – Co-Producer/Editor)
Michael Klein – Producer (ROMEO IS BLEEDING – Producer)
Brett Young-Fountain – Co-Producer (THE ADVENTURES OF TIME SLOT – Producer)
David Lassiter – Associate Producer (THE OPPORTUNIST – Writer/Director)
Adam Bricker -Cinematographer (STARRY EYED, LUST FOR LOVE, JAKE SQUARED-Cinematographer)

About the Production:

“I’ve been working in the film industry for almost a decade now. It’s
been an amazing journey from lowly intern to being able to co-produce
and edit a feature film. But one of those scripts I read as an intern almost a decade ago has
stayed with me all these years. The story was so striking and bizarre
that I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was disappointed to learn it
never got made, which is why I’m so excited to bring a version of that
story to life. It’s cool, dark and most of all fucked up.” — Daniel Kaminsky

Current Status:


For more information and to support this project:

Indiegogo Page

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!

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Toolkit and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox