PREPARE YOURSELF for the SHOCKING TRUTH
of a SECRET SOCIETY on a DIABOLICAL CRUSADE
Americans’ Cold War anxieties were subsiding, despite the feverish
escalation in Vietnam. President Nixon turned to a highly classified,
radical splinter group of the CIA to agitate a complacent public.
The shadowy syndicate, S.C.A.R.E. International, had been founded
for a single, simple reason: to perpetuate fear. Indeed, the organization
was born from fear—the leaders dreaded peace, believing it would
make them obsolete.
This film tells the story of General Streicher, the last of the original
founders, as he struggles to save S.C.A.R.E. International. He must
cajole conscientious objectors, appease unrelenting overseers, and
persuade the apathetic. General Streicher’s foot soldiers, descendents
of botched military experiments, are veterans of America’s frightful
past. They are elusive, but their reputations are well known. And now,
for the first time, their true motivations will be revealed.
General --Frank Streicher
Ankur/Wolfman --Ankur Malhotra
Swamp Man --Kevin O’Malley
Swamp Monster --Patrick Masters
Young Lover --Zeke Dasho
Young Lover --Alicia Hans
Stuntman --Robert Tocco
Invisible Man --Todd Streicher
Overseer #1 --Dustin O’Malley
Overseer #2 --Mwezi O’Malley
Overseer #3 --Jasper Goldman
Driver --Orly Koppes
That Dog --Finian
Bird #1 --Fern
Bird #2 --Violet
This story was originally conceived and developed
as a music video for COUGAR’s ‘Stay Famous’ single.
We decided that since we were going to all the trouble,
why not make a short film from the concept? We later
discovered many reasons why not, but thankfully we
ignored them and kept working.
The footage for the music video and movie was shot
between September 1, 2008 and November 25, 2008.
The final cut was completed on April 15, 2010. The
music video and film were produced for $3,200. This
would have been impossible if it weren’t for the help
of the entire cast and crew who volunteered their
many talents. We can’t thank them enough.
---Writer / Assoc. Writer
---On Set Assistants
---Original Score | Supervising Sound Editor | Sound Design | V.O.
Percussion --Dave Skogen
Flute --Nic Cowles
Trumpet --Charles Wagner
Trombone --Jon Natchez
Tuba --Jon Natchez
Bass Clarinet --Jon Natchez
Written and Performed by COUGAR
“Heavy into Jeff”
Courtesy of Counter Records and Ninja Tune
---Foley | Sound Design |Monster Sounds
Audio Design and Post Services by creativemixing.com
---Sound Designer | Re-recording Mixer
Carlos “Storm” Martinez
---Assistant Sound Editor