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Boy and Machine Must Unite to Find a Missing Father in ‘A Crimson Man’

"I feel a part of me has and will always be drawn to stories about fathers & sons."

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A Crimson Man

Logline: Set in a war-torn land of man vs. machine, Wei, a young runaway boy in search of his father, must ally with an unstable war-robot named Red or be hunted down by his overseers.

Elevator Pitch:

“Terminator 2” meets “Born on the Fourth of July.”

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Mike Pappa (website)

Producer: Jordan Lietz

Cinematographer: Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi

Editor: Shayar Bhansali

Animatronics Lead: Brian Haimes (website)

VFX Consultant/Aritst: Nitant Karnik

Daniel Clarkson as Red

About the Film:

For “A Crimson Man,” I was inspired by the works of Philip K. Dick, reading stories of veterans dealing with PTSD, and the childlike wonder and curiosity in the films I loved growing up. I wanted to combine those themes and to tell it through the gaze of a young boy who pairs up with an unstable war-robot. Growing up a military brat — moving around a lot — I feel a part of me has and will always be drawn to stories about fathers & sons.

Current Status: Fundraising on Kickstarter.

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