Straight to Video: The B-movie Odyssey: Pilot Episode
LENGTH: 5 min. 13 seconds
Video store clerk Kevin is closing his doors forever. When accidentally unleashes a vortex inside the store it pulls him in the movies. Now, he must fight his way through different genre films to live.
The vortex consumes a Video Store Clerk. Now he's trapped within the B-movies and must use his film smarts to survive.
Kevin, jaded video store owner, rises from behind a desk, jerry can in hand. Gas splashes out onto racks of movies. The video store has met it's end, the love he had once had for the films of the straight to video era is gone. His bags are packed behind him; he strikes a match. The return slot flings open and gusts of air howl through the room; dousing the flame. A mysterious BETA case drops in from the opening. Curiosity piqued; he puts it in his vintage player. The TV screen flickers momentarily; then erupts as a large rotating black hole vortex pours out. Everything in the room collapses, pulled into it, including Kevin. Screams and ominous laughter wake him. In a twisted turn of fate, he is trapped inside his B-movies, and must fight the terrors around him to end this video nightmare.
One by one we've turned all of our closest friends into the valuable artists on our team. We've all found a place in the video store and behind the scenes to bring this Odyssey to life. W
A collection of Artists and filmmakers who've met through DEDfest Film festival and Metro theatre events to create the crazy tales in the Videostore
The Local Fantastic Film Community come out in numbers to check out Edmonton's Dedfest every year. Kevin Martin and his Lobby DVD shop have become a hub for these community members!
Daniel Harris and Aylssa Lobit stop by the Lobby DVD shop before a debut of their movie AMONG FRIENDS at DEDfest.
A vhs puppet effect where the puppeteer was removed from the frame. Now the cassette tape can walk around on its own.
Getting ready to set up a effect. Any problem these guys get creative and solve it!
Not only do we do practical and digital vfx. There is always room for Stop motion! This "Bi-Pod" was brought to life for an epic war scene in "The Last Video Store"
Tim in the Warrior Guardian costume from "Magnetic Tape".
When you need a quick cheap way to do a flickering fire light; there is always an effective DIY way!
Sometimes you need a war torn battle field. With a few supplies and a great crew of friends. You can construct a killer set in your living room!
When adrift in the video dimension, a virtual set will do the job.
To build a full size set with the right people means that it doesn't have to cost a lot!
Opening night DEDfest 2013 at Edmonton's Beautiful Garneau Theater. We have an incredible relationship with the tight knit community of fans and friends, they have been eagerly waiting for our next project and we've been eager to deliver
Lindsey is a crucial part of the team; bringing her creative flare to all aspects of film making and Networking. She currently works for AMPIA in the Social Media and communications department.
Being one of the last video stores in Edmonton The Lobby has a dedicated community that keeps it alive. We are able to utilize this Venue to directly reach our most captive supporters and audience.