THE STORY SYNOPSIS

Set in the wonder of 80s nostalgia, Shadow's Edge explores the story of three young rebels seeking revenge on a summer night...

EXPLORE THE PROJECT

Writer-Director

Michael McCumber

Release Date

Halloween 2020

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WHAT INSPIRED US?

THE MOTORCYCLE MAN

 

In 2015, Michael McCumber outlined a feature-length script based on his Motorcycle Man short films. The narrative explored a small northwestern town trapped in an otherworldly situation during the early 1980s. 

 

The draft inspired a new story about an 80s gang of rebels and the consequences of revenge. Without spoiling the dirty details, McCumber led a talented team of 80s lovers to create a brief glimpse of his 80s universe first imagined in The Motorcycle Man. 

WHAT IS OUR VISION?

RESURRECTING THE 80s WITHOUT REVISING IT

 

Modern Hollywood movies have a problematic relationship with the 80s. They gush over vibrant set design, vintage cars, and tight denim, but oppose the social culture that made the 80s so memorable. 

You might ask, how do they do that? 

Mainstream Hollywood filmmakers attempt to recreate our beloved era through the lens of post-millennial sociopolitical vantage points. But let's be honest, the 80s is a far cry from the sensitivity Gestapo that dominates sensationalized sociopolitics in mainstream media.

What does that mean?

It means that post-millennial 80s films don't look, sound, or feel the way the 80s actually looked, sounded, or felt. This revisionism affects the film's context, script, dialogue, and characters. You see this infamous remakes of the Ghostbusters, Valley Girl, and even Stranger Things.

It's a subtle revision of recent history, but a revision nevertheless. The irony is that audiences love the 80s because it rejects the sociopolitical shackles of the post-millennial era and embraces the rebel persona, aka freedom. You can read more about the 80s versus post-millennial films here. 

We are disrupting 80s revisionism to unleash the 80s in its pure, undiluted form.

Help take back the 80s from the 80s revisionist injustice. 

THE MAKING OF AN 80s THRILLER SHORT FILM

 

Coming soon...

PRODUCTION BLOG

GALLERY

 
 

CREDITS

Presented by 
MIKE THE MARINE LLC

Written and Directed by

MICHAEL MCCUMBER

Starring

AVAN ARIY

ANDREW BIERNAT

MAURICIO SALDANA

Director of Photography

DALTON CURRIE

 Camera Assistant

JILLIAN TRELEASE

STEVEN PORTER

Script Supervisor

BRAEDON LAMEE

Sound Recordist

STEVEN PORTER

Gaffers

JILLIAN TRELEASE

PATRICK ROLDAN

Production Coordinator

JOIE MALLOIAN

Stunt Coordinator

SHANE ALEXANDER

Production Assistant

RODNEY MOSLEY

Theme by

MICHAEL MCCUMBER

Music Composed by

ADAM HOOPER

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