21 May 2011

Press Release: Filmmakers Crowdsource New Christopher Walken indie THE POWER OF FEW

Digital Audience Invited to Edit Final Cut of New Indie Pic THE POWER OF FEW with Ground-Breaking Online Contest
Upcoming Crime Mystery Stars Christopher Walken, Christian Slater, and Q´orianka Kilcher
(Los Angeles, CA) May 18, 2011 – Director/writer Leone Marucci and star Q’orianka Kilcher (Terrence Malick's The New World) are inviting online audiences to determine the final cut of their new film, THE POWER OF FEW, with a ground-breaking digital editing contest, ‘Scene 64.’  Using raw film footage and editing tools on the film’s official websitewww.thepoweroffew.com, participants will have the opportunity to cut a scene from the film.  One of the favorites, as voted by fans, will be used in the finished film and the winner will receive a screen credit.

Scene 64’ features Kilcher and co-star Jesse Bradford (Bring It On, Flags of Our Fathers), in an action sequence shot on location in New Orleans. The pair co-star with an ensemble cast including Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can, Wedding Crashers) and Christian Slater (True Romance, Very Bad Things) in the crime mystery.  THE POWER OF FEW revolves around an enigmatic smuggling ring’s efforts to steal a priceless artifact.  The story unfolds through the unique perspective of five characters who cross paths on a day filled with danger, hope and possible transformation.

Marucci and Kilcher are continuing the exploration of perspectives by welcoming users to the film’s official sitewww.thepoweroffew.com where they can download pages of Maurcci’s script; access a video library containing all footage shot on location; and edit the scene as they envision it.   Entrants will also have access to audio tracks from the film’s score by Grammy-winning Mike Simpson, whose composing credits include the film soundtracks of Fight Cluband Zoolander and acclaimed work as co-writer/producer on the Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” album.

First-time producer and star Q’orianka Kilcher commented, “We’re doing something that’s never been done before:  we’re creating a direct connection between a passionate global audience and Hollywood, with an Internet connection being the only requirement.  I love the idea of empowering people from around the world with this direct involvement.”


May 18 – ‘Scene 64’ editing tools live on www.thepoweroffew.com
June 21 – First day to publish final cut in the Scene Gallery.  Voting begins for the top fan favorite
July 21 – Voting closes.  One of top 30 edits with the most votes will be included in the final cut of THE POWER OF FEW
July 28 – Winner announced

Director Leone Marucci said, "From performance to design to direction, filmmaking in its purest form is a collaborative process. In the spirit of a story being told from multiple perspectives, it's been our goal to create an interactive experience where we open up the creation of the film to the worldwide audience."

THE POWER OF FEW producers continue their embrace of the collaborative filmmaking process with ‘Scene 64.’  During the casting process, first-time actress Stephanie Meilaq won the part of “Carmen,” by a vote hosted on the film’s website.  The audience had direct control over the make-up department after the filmmakers asked for body location of tattoos to be sported by “Junkshow,” the key character played by Anthony Anderson (Transformers, The Departed), who's character's name was also picked by fans.
The ensemble cast includes Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Nicky Whelan (Hall Pass), Devon Gearhart (Changeling), Jordan Prentice (In Bruges), Navid Negahban (Fox’s “24”) and multi-platinum selling rap artist Juvenile.
The film was written, directed and produced by Leone Marucci under his Steelyard Pictures banner; produced by Q’orianka Kilcher’s iQ Films; Exec Produced by Todd Trosclair, Roy Kurtluyan, Whitney Kroenke; Produced by Jimmy Holcomb, Jay Thames, Roy Scott Macfarland, Fred D'Amico. Arclight Films is handling international sales.  

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