Director Eric Ramos is adapting Jeff McComsey‘s graphic novel, American Terror: Confession of a Human Smart Bomb, for a short film release. They launched a Kickstarter in February that’s set to expire on March 30th, 2013 at 11:30 PM. The film is completed, but the group needs your help to fund post-production work such as color correction, sound design, an animated intro, and the musical score.
The short film will closely follow Volume 1 of Jeff McComsey’s graphic novel series. Victor Shepard, now an old man at the end of his life, lives in obscurity under a false identity. In his lonely solitude, he counts the days before he draws his last. The Rooster, the last of his comrades has passed. En route to his funeral, he is visited by the ghosts of his past, his memories of a life long gone. We then learn of his beginnings, before he became the father of a revolution that would forever alter the world.
The American Terror short film includes veteran actors such as Gerald Keyzer, Kenneth Simmons (Kick Ass, Side Effects), and Daniel Berkey (Boardwalk Empire, The Men Who Built America). The film is produced by Carlos Rodriguez, Jose Patino, and Vincent Zambrano.
The Kickstarter rewards include a DVD, movie poster, and wallpaper for a $25 pledge; copies of the graphic novels with a Jeff McComsey custom sketch, movie poster, and wallpaper for $25; and all of the previous combined for a $75 pledge. Other higher end rewards include original art, credits in the film, and credits on IMDB.
If you have ever read a Jeff McComsey comics such as the FUBAR series, then you’re familiar with his awesome talent. The previews of the American Terror film show great promise that the short films can capture the magic of the graphic novels. This Kickstarter should be a gem well worth your investment.
To view the Kickstarter and become a backer click this link.