Wild Beasts of the Desert
A gang of dimwitted hillbillies go down to the U.S/Mexico border to try and stop any potential non-American from entering...but then s**t happens! This is an irreverent movie about a timely subject with a timeless theme.
Inclusion StatementThe lead in the film will be played by a Latino man who in the beginning will wear FX Makeup that makes him look like a white hillbilly. There will also be several other Latino actors/actresses....and a whole bunch of good ol' fashioned rednecks!!!
About The Project
Wild Beasts of the Desert brings to life the saying, "never judge a person until you walk a mile in their shoes."
This is a stoy about two clueless hillbillies, Hank and Dane, and their fearless leader, Woody, who are cursed by an otherworldy being to become that which they hate.
Dane soon finds he can only communicate in Spanish, and Hank finds his white skin slowly peeling off to reveal a darker shade of skin.
After being lost in the desert, Hank and Dane meet many other unique characters, including the main villian. He is an animal trophy hunter who begins to hunt Hank and Dane. He has also been cursed. His curse involves him taking upon the characteristic of the large animal he loves to hunt. Consequently, he has to continually cut off the elephant skin that grows on his body. And all this takes place while they are being chased by border guards from both sides of the wall.
After Hank and Dane physically change from the curse, we root for them to mentally change for the better as well.
This is a movie with an anti-prejudice theme, but is not so over the top that it takes away from the movie.
It is a creepy, dark comedy that both sides of the fence, both literally and figuratively, can enjoy.
I wrote this story a few years ago, but it continues to haunt me, urging me to complete this project.
With the current state of the world, I believe now is the is the perfect time to bring this crazy movie into fruition.
The comedic and ecentric characters of a Coen Brothers film.
The mood and fun horror of Evil Dead.
The social relevance of Get out.
Why should you support us?
Even though we plan on shooting this on a microbudget, it still takes some money. For the concept shoot we just used a silicone mask for the lead, but with your help, we can hire an Fx artist to transform a hispanic man into a white hillbily and make it look really cool.
The money will be used for the FX, camera rentals, and to help pay cast and crew.
If you become part of our team you will know you are directly responsible for the creation of this feature film.
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About This Team
We have a great team of cast and crew, largely from San Diego.
Brent Bokovoy - Writer/Director
Brent is a filmmaker from San Diego. One of his first short films won an award sponsered by Universal Studios and the filmmaker Eli Roth, for Best Short Horror Film of the year. He has also been nominated for Best Writer and Director of a short film, The Butcher Fairy, at the San Diego Film awards. His short Film, Lady in the Walls, won second place for the Horror Blocks Contest sponsered by Rue Morgue Magazine.
Brent's feature length screenplay, Lady in the Walls, based on his short film, has been optioned and he has written a feature length screenplay, Day of the Dog, for Nasser Entertainment.
Lizet Benrey - Actor
Born and raised in Mexico City, Lizet was surrounded and greatly influenced by a community of artists, actors, screenwriters and filmmakers, including her mother Shirley Chernitsky, Jose Luis Cuevas, Alejandro G Inarritu, Guillermo Arriaga and Luis Mandoki, who she worked with on his film Motel.
Lizet became an actress, graduated from UCSD with a BA in visual arts and later became a successful internation artist whose artwork has been exhibited and sold throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.