Video: OKC filmmaker Kyle Roberts shoots test scene, launches fundraising campaign for 1st feature film, “Posthuman”
Already well-known for his inventive stop-motion animated short films, Oklahoma City-based moviemaker Kyle Roberts of Reckless Abandonment Productions is working on his first feature film, “Posthuman.”
The Oklahoman’s own Features Editor Matt Price of Nerdage blog created the characters and situation, and then worked with Roberts, who is also a NewsOK videographer, on both the prequel comic and screenplay. “Ghost Rider” artist Javier Saltares created the prequel comic cover sketch art.
The tagline for the movie is “Five high school seniors are about to graduate… from the human race.” Here is the synopsis:
There’s a secret arms race that the public knows nothing about. It’s an arms race for human potential, as genetic engineers scramble to create the formula that will unlock “posthuman” powers. The first posthuman finds himself facing explosive consequences, as he can no longer control his powers. A reaction to those powers has a larger range than had anticipated, meaning five teens on a rock-climbing trip in the area receive a genetic boost beyond anything they’d ever imagined. The five race the clock to find out the secret of these powers, and to discover the true power that lies within themselves.
Roberts intends “Posthuman” to be a “new media SAG” production, which means he will be posting the film online in 8-12 minute sections. He recently shot a test scene that can be viewed in the YouTube video posted above and released in conjunction with the launch of the project’s Indiegogo crowd-source fundraising campaign.