BITE ME - a dark comedy short film

BITE ME - a dark comedy short film

From Susan Dalian & Marcus Nobreus

BITE ME - Sometimes a little girl needs to teach a big man a lesson. A dark comedy short film by Susan Dalian and Marcus Nobreus

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Update #6

4 months ago

Hello Donors and Potential Donors-

Bite Me- the short film has a bunch of exciting news to share with you.

We have launched our new website!
It's a really good start to what will be a place to drive fans and supporters to what's happening with Bite Me.
Please be sure to visit the website and subscribe to our email list at https://www.afroswedeproductions.com.

You can also find Bite ME listed on IMDb!
Look us up at IMDb.com and search Bite Me.

And ...We have submitted the film to several film festivals! (right now, as a work in progress)
Yes, that means we are close to a final cut. The next phase is color correction and sound mixing which happens next week at a post house in Los Angeles with our team.
Things are looking good and we are feeling GREAT!

But...we still need help with funding to get us through this final and extremely important phase of the process.
So, the funding campaign still goes on!
If you or someone you know would like to donate, please send them a link to this page. We would certainly appreciate it as we hope you know we appreciate all of the donors who have graciously contributed to get us to where we are.

Stay tuned for more info!

Thanks & Tack,
Susan & Marcus

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THE BEGINNING

We met through mutual friends. We drank a bunch of coffee. Then we wrote a short film.

And now we need your help.

Marcus Nobreus (Writer/DirectorNobreus Productions & Red Ocean Pictures) and Susan Dalian (Director/ Actor various plays, t.v shows and films) met through mutual friends in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Over way too much coffee and laughter, we soon discovered that our storytelling minds "clicked". 

On one of these coffee fueled days, Susan told Marcus a story about an experience she had when as a teenaged vegetarian, a friend's dad flipped out and lectured her to the point of sounding nuts. That's how we developed the dark comedy thriller, Bite Me

THE STORY

Bite Me is a dark comedy about eleven-year-old Treenie (Maya Johnson) who joins her friends Jasper (Jasper Page) and Madeline (Jenna Lynch) and their dad Dan (Tom Painter) on a weekend ski trip. Trouble arises when Dan learns that Treenie doesn't eat meat. After a full-blown melt down at the dinner table, Dan embarrasses his kids and leaves Treenie feeling vulnerable and determined to get even. That night Dan has disturbing nightmares that involve savage kids, weapons and fire. Or is it really a dream?

AND NOW...

In the past weeks we have hit the ground running with this project by securing a Director of Photography (Ian Bloom), Producer (Isadora Rivera), Cast, reaching out to prospective production crew, and securing locations. This train is leaving the station, but we need your help. 

We are trying to raise 10k to make this film, and really kick something gigantic out. We have all of the usual suspects to contend with when making a film in terms of costs, i.e film permits in the amazing Olancha Sand Dunes location, paying our fantastic crew, catering, costumes, and building a rad special set piece that is featured in the film. 

LOCATION: MAMMOTH LAKES, CA

The other great thing about this project for us is shooting in Mammoth Lakes, CA where we came up with the idea and where the background for the setting of the film is perfect! Plus we get to utilize the amazing talent of home grown Mammoth Lakes actors and crew that we've been working with for the past several years on various successful productions. 

OBJECTIVES

Ultimately, we would like to parlay this film into a calling card of sorts for future script ideas we plan to develop as a writing and production team. And we've already got more projects in the works! We're also hoping for the final cut to be submitted and showcased at film festivals (US and abroad) or other online media outlets.

We're reaching out to you because you've believed in one of us in the past and you think supporting our effort is worth a little of your hard earned "cabbage". We'd be forever grateful for any donation you can give in support that. Thanks and Tack!

MORE INFO

Marcus Nobreus website: nobreusproductions.com

Susan Dalian on IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0197928/

Ian Bloom website: ianbloom.com

Correspondance to: afroswedeproductions@gmail.com

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MEET THE CAST

Maya Johnson (Treenie)

Tom Painter (Dan)

Jasper Page (Jasper)

Jena Lynch (Madeline)

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Susan Dalian & Marcus Nobreus . posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #6

Hello Donors and Potential Donors-

Bite Me- the short film has a bunch of exciting news to share with you.

We have launched our new website!
It's a really good start to what will be a place to drive fans and supporters to what's happening with Bite Me.
Please be sure to visit the website and subscribe to our email list at https://www.afroswedeproductions.com.

You can also find Bite ME listed on IMDb!
Look us up at IMDb.com and search Bite Me.

And ...We have submitted the film to several film festivals! (right now, as a work in progress)
Yes, that means we are close to a final cut. The next phase is color correction and sound mixing which happens next week at a post house in Los Angeles with our team.
Things are looking good and we are feeling GREAT!

But...we still need help with funding to get us through this final and extremely important phase of the process.
So, the funding campaign still goes on!
If you or someone you know would like to donate, please send them a link to this page. We would certainly appreciate it as we hope you know we appreciate all of the donors who have graciously contributed to get us to where we are.

Stay tuned for more info!

Thanks & Tack,
Susan & Marcus

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Susan Dalian & Marcus Nobreus . posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #5

It was a week ago today that the cast and crew of BITE ME-the short film were all standing out in the open desert of the Olancha Sand Dunes. It was a gorgeous end to a great day of work as we waited for the sun to descend behind the Eastern Sierra Mountain range to get a beautiful final shot with our incredible DP Ian Bloom, our ace 1st Assistant Camera Isaiah Alvarez, Script Supervisor Rob Gill, Still Photographer and more Elli Davtyan, Production Assistant/Stunt Double Jim "Jimbo" Marcotte, Production Assistant Tom Johnson, Location Manager Manny Ruiz, Sound Mixer Kirk Shultz, Makeup Artist Shelby McKinley, DIT Trevor Van Winkle, Transportation Captain Shawna Pettigrew, Kid Wrangler Wendy DeFelice, , Cast- Tom Painter, Maya Johnson, Jasper Page, Jena Lynch, Komal DeFelice, Oden Gilbert, and not there for our final day but with us in spirit and presence for the other two days of the shoot, Art Director Arthur "Art" Varella, 1st Assistant Director Brian Testa, Producer Isadora Rivera, Caterers Sara and Dan McConnell, Allison Page, and Tania Painter. ALL of these folks were in the trenches with us for the three day shoot and we want to take this time to recognize you to our donors and other supporters and THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for signing up to join us on this journey. We have started a rough cut and so far we are thrilled and excited by what we see. We can't wait to share the final cut! More is certainly to come as we continue with the post production work on BITE ME-the short film. Stay Tuned!

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Susan Dalian & Marcus Nobreus . posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #4

Co-Writer and Co-Director, Marcus Nobreus and Director of Photography, Ian Bloom are hard at work with Co-Writer and Co-Director, Susan Dalian (the one who took the photo!). All three are putting the final touches on the shot list and planning.
In just two days BITE ME-the short film begins its three day shoot in Mammoth Lakes, CA. We will continue to keep you updated with posts from the set. In the meantime, please share our Fundly Campaign Page with anyone you know who might be interested in making a donation. We are getting close to reaching our goal, but we still need help. Stay tuned for more updates! Thanks and Tack!

FUN FACT: Many people have been wondering...
What does "Thanks & Tack" mean?
Marcus' home country is Sweden and in Swedish "Tack" means "Thanks".

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Susan Dalian & Marcus Nobreus . posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #3

We are closing in our shoot date and while we have received many generous donations we still have a way to go in order to get us close to our goal.

We are excited to have veteran Gaffer, Roger Derryberry on board with us. Roger is an "old pro" in the business with too many years to count in the business. He resides in the Eastern Sierra when he's not involved in all of the many other projects he's involved in including racing his electric powered Mazda Miata!

Please be sure to share our Fundly page with your people as we are looking for an "angel". More updates to come!

Thanks and Tack!
Susan & Marcus
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Susan Dalian & Marcus Nobreus . posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #2

What's new for BITE ME-the short film?

We are pleased to announce that Tom Painter will playing the role of "Dan".
Tom's a real life superhero as he's a NASA scientist/ski racer/actor/real life dad and husband. And we get all that talent for our film! AMAZING!

Also, new to our crew is 1st Assistant Director Brian Testa.
Brian is a director/producer from Los Angeles, CA who most recently has worked as Field Producer on several t.v shows (Celebrity Big Brother, Big Brother, Married in 7 Days, Dancing with the Stars,) and on YOUTUBE RED's Roman Army and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy "Groot Dance Bomb" promo. We are so glad to have Brian on board!

We are still hard at work trying to raise funds for the film which begins its 3 day shoot March 16th.
So, please share our funding campaign page to those you know who would like to contribute.
Any amount helps us get that much closer to our goal!

Thanks and Tack!
Susan Dalian & Marcus Nobreus

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Susan Dalian & Marcus Nobreus . posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #1

We are slowly but very surely with the help of some gracious donations working our way towards funding our short film BITE ME. But we really need your help. Won't you please consider donating? ANY amount will help us get there! No amount is too small! Thanks and Tack!

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