This extended trailer was made specifically for our Kickstarter promotion. Tinker is a production made for theatrical release starring Clayne Crawford from Sundance Channel's "Rectify" and Christian Kane from TNT's "Leverage" and a new series "The Librarians". This is the result of life long friends in the entertainment industry backing a best friend and first time feature film director, Sonny Marler. The film is about 75% complete and we are raising funds to introduce 2 new characters that help solidify the story, and for post production costs such as score, ADR, animation, and sound design. If you could please share with your friends, family, co-workers, and classmates you would have our undying gratitude. Thank you for supporting this independent film.
Grady Lee Jr. is a struggling reclusive farmer who has never wanted to be married or have children. He lost his mom when he was a young boy and by the time he was 13, his father and step-mom died in a car wreck separating him from his stepsister, Marry Ann. Randy, his father's best friend, took Grady in and raised him as his own and kept the family farm sustained. One day, Grady discovers his late father's hidden journal, which contains secrets of Nikola Tesla and the plans to a machine that works off of electro-magnetism and frequencies, called Jack. Grady believes it could increase productivity by drastically reducing the time it takes a plant to grow. He believes that this could be the answer to saving his farm and helping the county, when in fact this could change the world. With the help of his friend, Boudreaux, they begin to work on the device. Boudreaux, of Native American decent, can sense a change is coming for Grady. After a call from an attorney, Grady finds himself a beneficiary to his late step sister's last will and testament, just to discover he is custodian to a special 6 year old boy, Kai. Those that meet Kai are drawn to him, all except for Grady. The kid is a distraction he would rather not have, and keeps him from Jack. Being from the city, Kai is a stranger to nature, but, his mom remembers the farm and believes this will be the perfect environment for his ability to mature.
Director: Sonny Marler
Producer: Tom Bhramayana
DP: Ryan Purvis
Production Designer: Will Drummond
Production Company: KoCreo Productions
Nick and Gretchen Stathakis
Camera- RED Mysterium X @5K Raw image compressed to 1080 - no color correction
Lenses- Kowa Cine Prominar PL's early 70's
Adobe Premiere CC
SAG-AFTRA ULB active
Location- Birmingham/Clay, Alabama
Music- "The Planet" Hans Theessink Theessink.com
We created a graphics package for the TNT show, The Librarians. We first created the 3D look utilized here in 2014 for graphics package we created for TNT’s Legends. The look was that well received that it was extended as a brand look and used in TNT’s upfront presentation. We did the live action still shots in series on location in Oregon where the show was being shot, to later create the effect in our studio in Chile. To create the effect, the characters were rebuilt in 3D to apply hi res pictures as projection maps Other design elements like the sword and environments were all created in CG.