A week before 'the Beach' had been announced as winner of chapter 3, a speculative script had been written and was to undergo revision over the next few days. I had already been talking to 3D motion FX studios about the boy's jaw transformation.

More than anything, I wanted to put my own stamp on the cabbie story, whilst still having an ending that left it completely open to a continuation or an entirely new story.

I also felt I had to remain true to every winning chapter thus far and tie up as many loose ends as I could. How the bear could be under the cabbie's feet in the sand, what happened to the security guard, what's in that house, the significance of the coin find, etc. etc. It was a lot of fun finding ways to mop all that up!

I had been grappling with the "what's in the box" question time and time again. But at chapter 4, we should know a little more by now, right? So I figured live human food for the consumption of a wealthy family of sadistic aliens/monsters might just do the trick... It's only a dream afterall... or is it?

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Chapter 4 in 'The Story Behind The Still' - A contest sponsored by Vimeo & Canon USA

To make sense of this short feature, please see:
Chapter 1: vimeo.com/8595246
Chapter 2: vimeo.com/9394817
Chapter 3: vimeo.com/10363683

You can view the production script for this film here: transcendentfilms.com/fate_v1.6b-production.pdf

--- CREW ---

Produced by ........................... Kris Koster
............................................... Adam Eisenberg
Written & Directed by .............. Kris Koster
Cinematographer .................... Chris Parker
Camera Operator .................... Martin Clark
1st Camera Assistant .............. Arturo Vilar
2nd Camera Assistant ............. Trevor Jones
Script Supervisor ..................... Ann Jones
Crafts & Catering .................... Lisa Trowse
Chaperones ............................. Chris Tallowin
............................................... Raf Revach
............................................... Lee Keeley

Stills Photographer ................... Anthony Negus ( primefilmproductionseu.com)
Production co-ordinator ............. Victoria Stringer
Production Manager .................. Keith Nichol ( photovideospain.com)

--- POST PRODUCTION ---

Edited/Colored/Foley ................ Kris Koster
Original Score ......................... Andy Price &
............................................... Richard Saville
Additional Music ...................... Stanislav Tretyakov (Talemore mixgalaxyrecords.com/releases/mixg005/)
Sound Engineer ....................... Warren Pereira
Artist (Billboard) ...................... Kathleen Benton ( youcanhireanartist.com)
3D Motion FX ......................... Primal Screen ( primalscreen.com)

--- CAST ---

Jessie ................................... James McNeill ( spotlight.com/interactive/cv/629789407330)
Anna ..................................... Jaime Stewart
Beachcomber ........................ Kevin Tyler
Henchman #1 ........................ Warren Lewis
Henchman #2 ........................ Gary Sardeña
Young Girl ............................ Monique Tallowin
Boy (Character) ..................... Connor James Keeley
Phased Boy .......................... Sacha Revach
Boy (Voice) ........................... Callum Stewart

Produced in association with Transcendent Films
(c) 2010 All Rights Reserved

--- TECHS ---

Shot exclusively on Canon XH A1 with Letus Elite DoF adapter.
Lenses used: Zeiss 35/2, Nikons 24/2.8, 50/1.2, 55/2.8 (macro), 85/1.4
Also used the native lens with wide angle WD-H72 converter for a couple of shots.

My sticks: Miller DS200 carbon fibre legs - best tripod I ever owned.

Sound dept. Field Mixer: Sound Devices 302, 2 X R0DE NTG-3, Senn ew100 G2 radio mics, SKP 500 G2

Lighting dept. Lowel Rifa 55 kit.

Edited on Adobe Premier CS4 and After Affects.

Special thanks: Torrevieja Tourist Office and town hall for their assistance. Ghost Academy Kids. Anthony Negus for coming down to shoot 'the making of.' Chris Kerry for use of his metal detector. Phone company for lending us a phone booth for a day. My lovely lady and 3 beautiful children who are patient and gentle with me in these five weeks of madness.

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