THE STORY SYNOPSIS
Three irreverent rebels plan to exact revenge against a common enemy on a dark, stormy night in the fall of 1987. As their relationships unravel, a strange, mysterious sound draws them toward nearby woods.
EXPLORE THE PROJECT
October 27, 2020
WHAT INSPIRED US?
THE MOTORCYCLE MAN
In 2015, the director, 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 in infamous remakes of the Ghostbusters, Valley Girl, and even television shows like 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
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