An independent filmmaker wants to create a period piece to "create the most authentic and sexy film possible" in $50,000.
Neon lights, '80s cars, and a whole lot of blood are what filmmaker Saman Kesh wants in a Hotline Miami film. He's gone to IndieGoGo to crowdfund his new project, Hotline Miami: A Short Film. The film will follow the two characters Jacket and Biker as they search for answers to questions they each have - one about himself and one about his wife.
"This isn't going to be a fan-film, but rather, a short film designed for old and new fans alike. It's going to be a narrative ride just like the game is an interactive one," Kesh writes on the campaign website. "These emotionally disturbed characters have been fleshed out to feel real and human."
Kesh explains on the site how the $50,000 will be used. The camera they plan to use gives a cinema-like quality, and they lenses they plan to use will give the film more of an '80s feel. Other costs include special effects, post-production, paying the crew, paying for location costs, stunts, and period-accurate wardrobe choices.
Kesh's previous short film is The Controller, a film about "a girl that can control everything perpetrates her own rescue by taking control of her boyfriend." He has also worked on a video for English alternative rock band Placebo. To see his other work and to learn more about Hotline Miami: A Short Film, check out Kesh's IndieGoGo campaign. The Hotline Miami publisher and developer are not involved with the film.