PLOT: After finding the murdered body of a husky, Leonard is sent to find the killer with deadly consequences….
I wanted to make my Leonard movies a trilogy once I made “Tracking Rabid” last year. The week I knew I was going to Anthro New England, I started writing a script-no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to film at another great furry con and I feel like IF this is the last Leonard movie, I wanted to make it as epic as possible, so all that stuff at the hotel area were the first scenes filmed. That stuff was a lot of fun and I got amazing footage of all the cool stuff that went on, the hotel room fight was quite hard-being that my dad and I were the only two filming the entire scene, but we pulled it off. There’s a great hotel fight scene I was trying to pay homage to, it’s in the underrated action movie called “Haywire”, that’s why there’s no music and the scene is moved by sound effects and the immediate action on screen.
The rest of the story wasn’t really inspired by any movie, I used plot devices that I had come up with while writing the Leonard short stories, the issue with filming Leo inside my house is that it is SO hot, but other than that-those scenes are rather simple. I was able to get Katherine Martin to film a scene of Leo smoking, the entire movie was rather tedious since I had to over dub all of Leonard’s dialogue pretty much, adding gunshots to takes a while. I hope you enjoy this movie, I had a blast making another Leonard movie, I feel like it’s a good send off if it’s the finale.
This is the result of about a week and a half of filming and a week more of editing. This movie I feel not only represents my fursona, Leonard-but I also hope this is a good nod to the furry fandom.
The furry fandom is filled with art and music-but not many movies. I think anthro animals in our world would make a GREAT first step to make a cool movie, and I know there’s a lot more that you could do with it.
Obviously, this movie takes the path of a crime thriller-but you could also make a comedy or drama or action…anything really. I of course want to thank my parents and brother for helping me with this movie. This movie also features: Eric the Red-playing an awesome drug dealer, Katherine Martin as Emily..a human who gets abducted, which this was her first time acting in front of camera, which I don’t believe. She was awesome. My grandmother, star of my other horror movie “Coven Nextdoor” played Washburn-Leonard’s boss and is always fun to work with. I hope all furries enjoy this movie, this one is to the furry fandom. 🙂
The trailer for my upcoming short film is now online! I am currently working on audio and minor edits to the final product. 🙂
PLOT-After the gruesome death of a young girl-a detective is thrown into depression. However-his ‘second case’ may prove that he is capable of so much more than he thought as he battles a dark and twisted force….
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So, how did I come up with this film? Well, when I’m not writing short stories-online, I role play fictional stories. It’s how I get a lot of my ideas actually-and it’s an interactive and social pass time as well. This story came from a dark drama I would Role play often, and people seemed to REALLY like it-they wanted to learn more about the whole mystery and such, so I thought ‘why not make this into a crime drama?’ I knew a blizzard was underway and that it would make for an eerie and desolate opening, so I wrote up a script and shot this in one week! I was inspired by such TV shows as “The Killing” and the BBC show, “The Fall.”
I wanted the audience to feel really connected to both the detective and the missing person, played brilliantly by my cousin by the way! I also felt that the ‘look’ of my camera wasn’t quite right, it gave off kind of a ‘bright’ look-which this film is FAR from bright.
So, I took the liberty of toning down the saturation and exposure in the editing-and I REALLY do like the look for this movie-it looks bleak, muted-so if you find it a bit more ‘shadowy’ than my previous movies, it’s intentional.
I truly enjoyed playing a detective it felt cool, I also loved acting alongside my dad-who gave a very over the top, but scary performance-and really, again- I give props to my cousin, he’s never played a character like this before, he’s always the ‘even headed’ character-but for this, he needed to play someone who is traumatized and scared-and he did it with no hesitation. Oh, and I think as far as the climax goes-it is the best ending to any of my films ever.
I hope you enjoy this film and please spread it to all your friends!