"The Butterfly" is a science fiction short film written by director Austin Neman. The project is currently in production by TFN's cast and crew will be submitted to over ten film festivals; including Gasparilla Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival, and the Florida Film Festival. Producer Termaine Jenkins commented on the vision, him and writer/director Austin Newman have of getting the film out to the public,
"When I met with Austin early on, he was adamant about showing the film in theaters, not just online. He's very optimistic about the quality we could put up on the big screen at the big festivals. The particular camera we're shooting on is supposed to be God's Gift to indie filmmakers, and based on what I'm seeing so far, it is."
Its called the "Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k" or BMPCC, and is described as a next generation 4K camera with dual native ISO up to 25600, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS‑II and CFast cards...ect. You get it, the thing is a monster and its quality is considered competitive with Netflix's list of approved cameras.
The film is already quickly coming to fruition, preparing to be shown on a great scale. Headlining the film is the very talented Robyn Germyn and Joe O'Connor, who were recently announced as the lead actors. Also, leading the production of the film is director of photography Albert Alcantara. I recently spoke to Albert on how the process of the film was coming along and he stated that,
"Honestly the moment I heard about the story and Austin's vision for the film, I already was on board. So far it's been a smooth process during the pre-pro and working the kinks before final shooting dates. I'm so excited and I'm proud to be apart of the shoot as a cinematographer. It's been a project that has been running at a fast pace in the greatest way possible. It's been keeping all of us on our toes. This is bound to be a really well told and visually stunning short film." Albert Alcantara
There are many other helping hands involved in the production of the film, whom are preparing for a three day weekend of filming November 15th - November 17th. The amount of creatives that have gathered to work on this short film continues to grow as more local talents put their support behind the production. The crew has now reached over 20 people, all of whom are very excited to get the project to the big screen.