If you haven’t heard, our new short film, “The Get Together,” releases tomorrow morning. Whaaaaaat?! Crazy, right? Well, before you watch it (and tell all your friends to do the same), we wanted to give you a heads up about five things…
1. Introverts will relate to it
The main emotion we tried to capture in the short is that of an introvert who feels alone at a party he can’t escape. All our main character wants is to hide away in his room until the crowd goes home for the night. But when our hero is forced to socialize, he comes to learn that he’s not the only one who feels out of place. If you are someone (or knows someone) who hates going out, we think the film will strike a chord with you.
2. It’s a true “oner”
You may notice when you’re watching tomorrow that the entire film is done in one continuous shot without cuts (not even “trick” cuts). This technique was most recently popularized by Alejandro Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning, Birdman, but filmmakers have loved this approach for decades.
We shot the film this way because we hoped to achieve a hyper-realistic feel to our scene and wanted to challenge ourselves to grow as filmmakers. To learn the important filmmaking lessons we took away from the production, download our FREE ebook, “How to Pull Off a Great Oner.”
3. It’s a proof of concept for a feature film
One of the most consistent reactions we’ve gotten to the short is, “I wanted more!” To that we say, “Great! More is on the way.” This short is just a brief glimpse into a bigger vision we’re trying to capture in our next film. In fact, we’re in the middle of writing a feature-length screenplay right now. Be sure to subscribe to our email list to support the feature-length film and/or get involved with the production…
4. We’re doing a LIVE Q&A about the film tomorrow
We’re planning to go on Facebook LIVE tomorrow afternoon to discuss and answer questions about the film. We’ve never done a Facebook live session before, but we’re excited to try it out. We hope you’ll show up and say hi.
5. There’s an easy way to help spread the word
To help us get the word out about the film, we’re asking everyone to join our Thunderclap. This campaign allows you to schedule a post or tweet about the film beforehand so that yours goes up at the exact same time as everyone else’s. You can customize your post message when you add your name or use the standard message we’ve already set up. This will help us get more traction on Facebook and Twitter, which will allow more people to see the film and learn about Riot. Add your post here.
Thanks for supporting Riot! We couldn’t do this stuff without you, and we hope you love the film tomorrow.