Happy Columbus Day! In honor of the occasion, we’re releasing the brand-new trailer for our epic sci-fi adventure comedy Christopher Columbus Saves the World … which has absolutely nothing to do with the maligned Spanish explorer.
In the film, Christopher Columbus is a 20s high school dropout who’s enlisted by a team of graduate physics students to be a guinea pig in a series of cutting-edge experiments. Chris jumps at the chance to explore the boundaries of time and space, but he soon finds out that the fabric between worlds is more fragile than he ever expected, and any simple mistake could leave his very existence – along with everyone he knows – hanging in the balance.
Andrew Mackin (Mystic River) stars as Chris, and Charlie Harmony, Rowan Russell and Heidi Cox star as the graduate students. The film also features performances from Carl Petersen, Hannah Elder, and Greg Lucey.
CCSTW has been a year in the making so far. We shot on weekends between November 8 and December 1 in 2013. The final product is about 35 minutes long, and is currently wrapping up post-production. We plan to premiere the movie early in November before entering it into festivals in 2015. If you don’t catch it at a festival or at the premiere, the movie will be available online as a three-part webseries in winter of 2015.
From shooting anamorphic for the first time, to balancing a huge variety of locations across Southern California, to perfecting both practical and digital effects, CCSTW is definitely the most ambitious short we’ve produced, and we’re excited to finally be able to share some of the finished footage, along with small samples of the musical score (written and recorded by Alex Wroten, performed by the Friction Quartet, Doug Perkins and Alex Wroten). We hope you enjoy the trailer and are looking forward to seeing the finished movie!