I'm, Desi Whalen, currently in my Junior year here at Chapman University (Orange, CA), working hard on my Creative Producing for Film degree. It's been a spectacular journey so far, but this semester I'm working on something truly amazing - a short film titled Beast that I am really excited about and wanted to share with you.
This current project is my Producing debut here at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, and therefore, it has become my baby. I am so extremely proud of the talent that makes up our fantastic team, and the story is one we hope to share at film festivals everywhere.
The film takes place in the Midwest, 1962, and revolves around three young boys on their way to a rumble, only to find themselves in for a fight much greater than what originally met their eye. The story is about finding one's identity, loss of innocence, and living up to society's image of what it takes to be a man.
Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's 1905 short-story The Beast in the Cave, the script encompasses a lot of authentic fears that are going to be a beautiful challenge to bring to the screen.
Like any film, we are seeking your support in our efforts of making the production value of this film top-notch. If you could please check out the link below to our Kickstarter page, I encourage you to watch our promotional video we have created and read a little bit more about our production process.
I've always felt the incredible support and love from our special island community growing up, and I would love to share this project and experience with you all.
Thank you so much for your time and for taking interest in Beast. I truly appreciate it!
Link to the Kickstarter page
Friday Harbor High School Class of 2011