On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels.
THIS IS YOUR FILM!! 'THE TOY SOLDIERS' IS IN PRE-PRODUCTION, WE JUST NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THE BEST FILM POSSIBLE!
Additional funds with offer a longer shooting schedule, some exciting Hollywood acting talent, the licensing of more 80's music that we all know and love, additional filming equipment and everything in between to make an exciting 80's motion picture!
and YOU can even be IN THE FILM!
Billed as "The most shocking film about youth ever made," the dramatic 80's narrative will hit close to home with familiar teen horror stories of today.
Riding Hood Motion Pictures is proud to announce pre-production has begun on their newest picture from the controversial award winning writer and director, Erik Peter Carlson. "On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels," he says.
Startling, shocking, topical, innovative, controversial, and powerfully courageous are just a few of the words to describe, The Toy Soldiers!
The film is set in a fictitious 1980's California beach town littered with teen hangouts along a carnival pier. The Toy Soldiers takes place primarily in a roller rink/arcade and follows six principal characters whose lives intersect on the final day before their favorite hangout is torn down to make room for condos.
The ambitious script is an honest and unflinching look at the real life complexities and savageries faced by teens and their families when the only world they know ends with the death throes of the roller rink; a casualty of the times. Even though the film takes place in the 80's, the issues are surprisingly current and familiar. The movie brings what is flashed in front of us on the nightly news to a brutal, yet eye-opening realization. There is little doubt that the film will hit close to home for small-town America. Its perfectly flawed characters try to express themselves genuinely in a society that is busy trying to understand itself.
"We see these gut-wrenching stories daily. We watch, we sigh, and then we forget, until we move on to the next YouTube video, where a teen girl gives her final statement before committing suicide in her bedroom. This stuff pains me. I think about it every day," writer/director Erik Peter Carlson explains.