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Trailer Looks Like A High School Film


Ok so I was just scrolling through a list of 2013 films on IMDB and scrolled past this and saw "The Prototype" and could just see a thumbnail of the poster, so clicked on it because it looked like some big budget sci-fi at a glance and I was wondering why I hadn't heard of it... check the trailer and holy f'n LOL. It looks like the kind of films we made in grade school at recess. There would be that one kid who had a VHS camcorder and we'd film ridiculously *beep* "films". Looks like it was filmed in 1993 as well. How pathetic do people feel working on a movie that a bunch of 14 year olds could make if you gave them a $5,000 budget and a camera? lol

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http://youtu.be/-szcoe4l-3I

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Hey, did you work on this film?

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Yeah I though the same thing when I saw it as well. The acting looks ridiculous LOL.

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yeah.. mandatory pre-1/10 for this film, just by looking at the trailer.

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Thought the same. Not necessarily high school, but "student film." This could be the work of someone in college too.

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I applaud anybody who has the passion and drive to try and make their dreams become reality, but I have to agree with the other posters.

Almost everything about the trailer lacks polish. I'm especially shocked by the lack of a technical eye when it comes to the cinematography. As a professional videographer, I can tell you that having a DP with a good eye will make all the difference.

If I was working on your film as a DP, just the framing and composing of my shots would have made your film seem that much more professional.

You've got to tell me your secret. How did raise almost 600 k for this. I wouldn't waste my time trying for a theatrical release. I would go straight to the Sci-fi channel where something like this would thrive. That's where you will make your money back. I wish you the best of luck.

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I hate to pour on but you do have to wonder what this guy was/is thinking?
15 years and half a million of his own money and this is what he gets?
He would have done better to spend the last 15 years reading books, going to film school and working on every film he could, even if he worked on all of them for free, made contacts and saved his money and maybe now he might be ready to make something happen.
I have been involved in the making of one film in my life, we made it for about $50,000, shot it on film, had a great DP and the film looked amazing and professional.
It was a great idea and would have made money but the director was determined to be the writer and director and though he is a great director and the idea was awesome, his script was mediocre at best. Plus, we got screwed on distribution, someone probably made a bit on our movie, but not us.
Sean Astin (Rudy, Lord of the Rings) actually screened our film, loved the concept and wanted to remake it but that went nowhere unfortunately.
My point is $50,000 and we were probably pretty close to making something happen. You can do quality work for next to nothing if you work with talented people.
I feel sorry for the guy.

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the budget on the page says $750,000. i would think this movie could b so much better if they had more money to work with.

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Agree. The trailer is terrible, and this is going to be a very screwed up movie.

I have seen teenagers doing better films than this. Crazy. How can this even be released?

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