Win TV is a YouTube channel featuring games that are devoid of scruples to attract high audience ratings and arouse the interest of bored TV-watchers. What if one of the channel’s games was truly dangerous?
In DASH FOR CASH, the channel’s first game, the competitor makes his way through a series of obstacles in the pursuit of a cashbox which risks disappearing from the contestant's grasp as the clock is ticking.
Shot with several cameras like a TV show, the game gradually becomes more and more extreme, finally turning into a life-threatening ordeal.
Alyosha Saari, award-winning director (his short Kasting won the Frightfest's Cut! Competition in London and Shooting Starz received the SACD/YouTube Academy prize) directs his first action/thriller short. His previous work was praised by Alan Jones: 'Immensely enjoyable and scarily funny', Robert Tapert: 'hauntingly acted, and a very suspenseful linear storyline', Lloyd Kaufman: 'very dark with excellent acting', and even Doug Bradley (Pinhead from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser) who simply said : ‘I think I’ve been at that audition’.
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Sean Knopp, the constestant (24, Season 7)
After training at the prestigious Drama Centre London and he has worked with directors such as Sam Mendes and Damien O'Donnell. Subsequently Sean won the "Best Actor" award at the Newport International film festival for the feature "The Sky in Bloom". Sean has also worked for television (BBC, History Channel) and recently appeared on the last Season of the series 24 alongside Kiefer Sutherland. Although his character did get killed at the end of the episode. Also, he actually used to run for England and was so fast that he was really known as the 'Silver bullet'.
Lucie Peltier, Speakerine (Cauet, Africacorse, etc...)
A true blonde, she has played the bimbo on TV shows like Caouet, and commercials with silly yet sexy jokes. She also stars in this year’s ‘Africacorse’.
Sébastien Novac, the presenter (Rester Vertical, Tout est faux, etc...)
He plays a really weird man in ‘TOUT EST FAUX’, and a funny producer in Guiraudie’s ‘Rester Vertical’ selected for Cannes this year. He also wrote his own play in which he stars, practically naked, and always smiling ‘Les Chaussettes rouges’.
Why fund it?
Your contribution is essential to complete the film! Do you hate trash TV? Do you love dark humour? Help us finish this bloody short! Film horror buffs, promote new blood!
We shot most of the film with the SACD/Youtube grant (5000 euros) with an extra investment (mostly personal) of more than 10000 euros which enabled us to pay for the studio, the shooting material (2 RED cameras), the set design (we built a 500 meter obstacle course) and props (9 obstacles and deadly traps made for real and in VFX). However, we need to finish the film's post-production with your help.
1ST GOAL 2500 €
We need your help to edit, work on over 50 shots with photorealistic visual effects (involving the creation of extensions and virtual sets), sound effects, foley, music and motion design, grading and sound mix.
As usual, a small part of the budget will go to creating the cool rewards (20%) and to KKBB (8%). This is the minimum budget we need to complete the film. It will be awesome for YouTube!
2ND GOAL 5000 €
This budget would allow us to have a more polished final product,with highly defined photorealistic visual effects and more graphic creation. With 5000 € we can work in a proper sound studio, have a professional grading and make a DCP copy of the film. With this budget we can do things in the best way possible and guarantee a top notch finish for the big screen.
3RD GOAL 10000 €
It will allow us to distribute the film to a larger number of festivals.
We will also develop the website properly, as well as the mobile game: It will look something like this but better!
Also, if you're a game developer and would like to work on it with us, you should get in touch ASAP!
Preparing the next deadly game !
DASH FOR CASH’s young film crew will guarantee the film will both make you laugh and scare you.
We made the one below for under a grand, just imagine what we can do with more:
Frank Obadia (Editing/Compositing), Nicolas Del Ciotto (Object design, 3D Modeling, Motion design)
Music for the race
A proper fan of Cliff Martinez and old SEGA video games. He plays the Neo retro vibe to the fullest. Here is a taste of his previous work:
Alexandre Ribeiro, VFX Supervisor
Fernando Ruiz, Cinematographer. Below is a link to his latest feature, 'MAY I KILL YOU' as Director of Photography, he would probably be a rock star if he wasn’t so busy working in many film and commercial projects at the same time.
Clément Picon, Graphic Designer
He does visuals for LUDO, and animations for Radiohead's "Reckoner" music video and more...
David Scherer, SFX
With hundreds of films under his belt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2107304/) he’s the king of splatter horror in France, and the funniest make up artist out there, well, at least, that’s what she said. He works with Leo Leroyer who blows shit up, really well. And is a crazy driver. In two words, the French Tom Cruise.