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Tweetable Logline: “The Devil On Wheels” will explore Spielberg’s “Duel” from its making to the way fans keep it very much alive. Fans are the driving force!
Elevator Pitch: “Duel” fans from all over the world regularly visit the film locations in the desert next to Los Angeles. They can quote every line of dialogue. Forty-odd years later, Steven Spielberg’s first known work has become an iconic piece of filmmaking and its influence is still fresh to this day. How come this tiny film, made cheaply and quickly for TV, has generated such a passionate, international and undying cult? “The Devil On Wheels” will look deep into the “Duel” phenomenon and in doing so, it will explore the power and fascination of films on people.
Agustina Perez Miori and Loly Ghirardi (Argentina): design.
Narcís Mestres (Spain): computer wiz.
Manuel Rodriguez (Spain): Editor, cameraman and co-protagonist.
Roger Vicente (China/Spain): Camera and co-protagonist.
Gab Stifani (Italy): Editor, cameraman and co-protagonist
Luca Stifani (Italy): Editor, cameraman and co-protagonist
Roger Allen (England): Producer, computer wiz, drone specialist and co-protagonist.
Oriol Marcos (Spain): Producer. Oriol, who has worked with directors like Carlos Saura and Woody Allen, has been involved in the production of over 25 feature films.
Enric Folch (Spain): Director, writer, producer, editor and cameraman (“Chining Me,” “Tempus Fugit”)
About the Film: I discovered “Duel” as a teenager in a repertory cinema in Barcelona. That was October 21, 1978. I still have the ticket. It impressed me deeply. But I did not suspect that it would still impress me almost 45 years later. It’s just a man, a truck and an open road. Yet it has filled the hearts of countless film lovers. The international fans are the ones who have kept “Duel” 100% alive. That’s love for movies in pure form. A man, a truck and an open road. What’s the magic?
Current Status: Fundraising on Kickstarter at this very moment!