Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2007

Hollywood-Träume in Detroit

Detroit's Ruinen sind zweifellos die perfekte Kulisse für apokalyptische Filme und Fernsehserien. Da muss nichts aufwendig gebaut werden, die Auswahl an gespenstischen Orten ist groß. Ein enthusiastisches Team um die Detroiter Filmemacher und Produzenten Jamie Sonderman, Ed Gardiner und Connie Mangilin filmt daher zurzeit in der "Motor City" eine Science Fiction Serie mit dem Titel InZerO, die Buffy The Vampire Slayer und Firefly-Fans gefallen könnte.

150 Leute machen bei dem Projekt mit, alle unbezahlt. Zehn Episoden und ein Pilot-Film wurden bereits gedreht, mit einem Budget von nur $1,000 per Episode. Gezeigt wurden die Episoden bisher nur im Kino der Vorstadt Royal Oak, immer vor ausverkauftem Haus. Obwohl es bereits erste Anfragen aus Hollywood gab und es InZerO eines Tages auch im Fernsehen geben könnte, steht der Spaß am Filmen, an der kreativen Zusammenarbeit und am Lernen derzeit im Vordergrund. So wie der Traum, in Detroit eine Filmindustrie aufzubauen.

Mehr dazu in einem lesenswerten Artikel bei metromode, einem neuen Online-Magazin für den Großraum Detroit.

1 Kommentar:

  1. Hello:

    I just found out that you wrote this blog about InZero. I am the scientist Straub in this sci-fi series shot entirely in Detroit. In fact I just found out today that my picture appeared twice in the Metromodemedia article your blog is referring to. I was born in Strasbourg, France on the border with Germany, and lived in that area the first 27 years of my life. In 1984, I moved to Fairfield, Iowa, USA to a unique kind of University (see www.mum.edu) where everyone practices Transcendental Meditation as part of the curriculum; I wanted to be part of an experiment there to create world peace through the power of group meditation. In order to stay there, I had to become a student, so I studied quantum physics and unified field theories with Harvard-trained physicist Dr. John Hagelin, and ended up with a Ph.D. in Quantum Optics under the guidance of another German scientist, Dr. Kai Druhl. I moved from Fairfield, IA to Detroit, MI in 1999 to join a group of participants in a one-year training course entitled "Team Management and Leadership Program" offered by a company called Landmark Education (see www.landmarkeducation.com). It is in some of the Landmark courses that I met several of the founders of Thought Collide and InZero, and that's how I got invited to participate in the InZero movie when it started. Incidentally, the movie "The Matrix" was created by Landmark graduates, too. I had no acting experience at all when I joined Thought Collide in Feb 2006, but the whole InZero team is such a great group of people, and the founders have this encouraging attitude that makes you feel good instantly; everyone is fun to work with and really dedicated to making this project a resounding success. So thank you for writing about about this project.

    If you want to write about other unique US-based projects, may I suggest also www.invincibleamerica.org, which is a project to transform life in America (and as a result in the whole world) through the power of group meditation. I haven't participated in TM activities since 1999, but I still support and promote all their projects, especially since my 3 kids are still pretty involved with TM and study at the university in Fairfield, Iowa.

    Dr. Claude Windenberger
    http://www.unconditionalfreedom.com
    http://www.askdrclaude.com

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