03/25/13 -- All post production completed, now to start submitting to festivals!
03/03/13 -- Kickstarter campaign ended and we were 155% funded!!! Thanks to all the contributors
03/02/13 -- The film was extremely well received at the Tally Shorts Film Festival
01/26/13 -- Edit lock imposed, now to the special FX, music, and audio mastering!
01/20/13 -- Wrap Party AND left-handed bowling!
01/12/13 -- Rough 1st edit completed. Looking good!
01/05/13 -- Principal photography has wrapped! Post Production begins!
Specimen 0625c is a short film about a simple man from the Southern U.S., 0625, who has been forced to repeatedly crawl through a mysterious maze. Over and over again he has tried and failed to reach the end. Just when he thinks he has reached it, he’s turned off via a device implanted directly into his spinal cord and reset to the beginning of the maze. Now he is more determined than ever to escape and finally confront his unknown captors. This time he has a gruesome plan to accomplish it, but what he didn’t plan on, was her. 0732, a smart, quiet little girl has also been activated and 0625 must convince her to follow him and go along with his daring plan. But what lies in wait at the end of the maze is not at all what they were expecting.
We plan on submitting Specimen 0625c to dozens of film festivals around the world. In order to make the film accessible to the widest possible audience, we will release the film on YouTube, Vimeo, and IMDb after it's festival run has ended. Depending on its reception and our funds, we hope to either adapt the story into a feature length film or make a series of webisodes.
Cast & Crew
Mark Bauer— writer/director
Mark is the writer, director and producer of Specimen 0625c. This is the third short film that Mark has directed. View Mark's IMDB page here.
Rich Robards— production designer
Rich is the brains behind the set and construction of Specimen 0625c. Rich thought outside the box to engineer an ingenious dolly track that could be operated from outside the maze. View Rich's IMDB page here.
Lanny Thomas— 0625
Lanny is an accomplished local actor, director and writer and plays the role of 0625, a simple blue collar man from the southern US. View Lanny's IMDB page here.
Hanna Burda— 0732
With the poise and ability of a seasoned professional, newcomer Hanna plays the role of 0732, a smart, shy girl unsure of where she is but brave enough to confront whatever comes her way.
Carole Robards— co-production designer
Carole was a force to be reckoned with, expertly guiding the crew through the set building phase and helping Rich design and engineer the set with excellent proficiency.
Cole Johnson— cinematographer
With masterful camera work, Cole set the tone for Specimen 0625c as well as special effects during post-production.
Wade Bishop— art director
Art director, props master, part-time make up effects, photographer, camera assist, there's nothing Wade didn't do as an invaluable member of the crew. View Wade's IMDB page here.
Glenn Hodgson— sound designer
A professional audio technician and virtuoso in the editing room, Glenn recorded, edited, and helped master all audio in Specimen 0625c.
Joe Fisher— special fx make-up
Joe is a renowned make-up effects artist and lent his creative genious to Specimen 0625c, working with Wade to design the look of the neck implants. View Joe's IMDB page here.
Randin Graves— original music
Randin is an award winning film composer and provided the beautiful and mysterious score for Specimen 0625c. View Randin's IMDB page here.
Heather Whitaker— Script Supervisor
Always willing to fill in and do whatever we need her to, Heather's postive can-do attitude was crucial to the success of Specimen 0625c.