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  • Alberta
  • 10 mins. 28 sec.
  • Morgan Ermter, Starring Grffin Cork, Jordan Wright, Courtney Charnock, Kiana Wu, Andrew Ellergodt
  • Comedy

It's been 3 years since the death of Chris' Mom and quite frankly not a lot has changed. However, when his closest friends get fed up they realize they have no choice but to help Chris. Everything goes to plan until they suddenly get superpowers.



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Logline

Chris' Mom died. Then he got kidnapped. And now he's developing super powers. Things are pretty strange.

Synopsis

After the death of his Mom, Chris developed an unhealthy obsession with the hair salon chair that killed her. Sounds a bit messed up, right? That's because it is. In order to help him through the grieving process his best friend Gabriel kidnaps Chris in hopes that a road trip with those closest to him (including the chair) will help him move on. Things get weird when they discover that the salon chair gives those close to it superhuman powers. Abracadavers is a story about this group's journey and the hurdles associated with growing up, relationships, and dealing with the unexpected.


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Created By

Morgan Ermter
Morgan Ermter
Alberta

Comedy
Youth 12-17
10 minutes
$10,000

Team

Abracadavers is all about collaboration. This team consists of multiple, directors, producers, and writers, all coming together to create one story but applying their unique vision and style to their episode. Oh, also, our technical crew is the bomb.

Morgan Ermter

Morgan Ermter
Alberta

Project Lead, Director, Writer, Production Manager

Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright
Alberta

Director, Writer, Production Design, Producer, Social Media Strategist

Ingrid  Vargas

Ingrid Vargas
Alberta

Director, Writer, Production Design, Producer

Tish Fung

Tish Fung
Alberta

Editor, Motion Graphics, Producer

Rebecca Jolley

Rebecca Jolley
Alberta

Editor, Motion Graphics, Producer

Aaron Belot

Aaron Belot
Alberta

Writer, Production Design, Producer

Griffin Cork

Griffin Cork
Alberta

Writer, Actor, Production Design, Voice Over, Producer, Social Media Strategist

Andrew Ellergodt

Andrew Ellergodt
Alberta

Actor, Sound Engineer, Music

Courtney Charnock

Courtney Charnock
Alberta

Actor, Voice Over

kenya weaver

kenya weaver
Alberta

Production Design, Lighting

Philip  Van Hooft

Philip Van Hooft
Alberta

Camera Operator, Lighting, Sound Engineer, Electrical

Scott Steneker

Scott Steneker
Alberta

Sound Engineer, Music

Character Breakdowns

Production Design

Quirks and Traits

Quirks and Traits

Characters need to be unique and purposeful. Abracadavers tackles some serious mental and social issues but makes them accessible through comedy and a well rounded cast of characters. The group consists of Chris, the guy with the chair, Gabriel, the one who brought them all together, Allie, always eating candy cigarettes, Maria, logical and organized, Paul who's just trying to learn how to properly wield a samurai sword, and of course the mysterious villain.

Handling Superhuman Powers

Handling Superhuman Powers

With comic book films overwhelming cinemas it is important that this series stands out from the crowd. Abracadavers focuses on powers unique to our characters that evolve over the course of the show. For example a character who can ultimately toss fireballs would start out simply coughing smoke and would gradually learn to manipulate fire. Each character's power is fundamental to their character development and helps drive the story forward. VFX artists will help bring these abilites to life and more importantly: make them believable.

Locations

Locations

Where the characters are is integral to Abradavers as the characters themselves. In a roadtrip film (or series) its challenging but exciting to search for interesting locations to keep the story fresh and exciting. The characters start in their home town and move onward to the neon lights and cracking paint of small town hotels and motels. Through this series we'll have the opportunity to promote and showcase these hidden gems.

Art Direction

Art Direction

Everyone involved with Abracadavers has a passion for creating the perfect aesthetic to fully immerse the audience in the world of the story. As pre-production continues we have an ever-growing list of set decoration, costumes, and props (a lot of which appear on our inspiration board). We understand that a simple prop can be just as telling of a character's nature as a line of dialogue. It's the small things like Samuel L. Jackson's wallet in Pulp Fiction or Wilson from Castaway that make a film truly memorable.