In a near future industrial wasteland dominated by powerful corporations, a convict is given a second chance at freedom. In exchange for a full pardon he must help a team of corporate thieves steal prototype technology from a rival company. The team members have cameras and data links surgically implanted in their right eyes to facilitate the complex heist. The mission is soon jeopardized however, and having lost contact with their company, the team is forced to take their stolen prize out into the lawless industrial sprawl. They must fight for their lives against savage gangs and corporate death squads while coming to grips with the true nature of their mission and the terrifying power of their stolen technology.
KILL BOX is the first feature length film shot entirely in POV. The story takes place in a dystopian near future and features characters with surgically implanted cameras in their right eyes. The film combines footage from these implanted cameras along with POV footage from security cameras, and personal devices, to form a gritty, industrial cyberpunk narrative that shatters the forth wall and drops the viewer directly into the action. The result is a viewing experience that is at once fresh, yet familiar; a mash-up of first person shooter video games and found footage that combine to bring an 'in your face' immediacy and documentary realism to an action packed science fiction thriller.
Will has been working in the film industry in one capacity or another for 18 years. He started out working in Art Department on various commercials and quickly moved into model making for visual effects companies. From there he moved to art directing and production design for feature length films. In 2003 he teamed up with Dennis Farris to start developing original content. They were determined to produce visually sophisticated films on tiny budgets. Their first feature length film was THE MEN WHO FELL, a science fiction horror film completed in 2007.
Between the two of them they completed almost every aspect of the film. Will not only directed and shot the film, he also designed and built the sets and many of the costumes. Dennis produced and handled post production, including well over 100 visual effects shots. The film also featured Ben Naasz as the villain, a demonic monster.
Will continues to do production design and art direction while developing more original content. KILL BOX is Will's second collaboration with Dennis and Ben, with all three producing and Ben staring. This time Will directed from a screenplay he also wrote.
Ben Naasz has a BFA in Music Theatre from Shenandoah University in
Virginia and an MFA in Scene Design for the Theatre from the University of Arizona. He has worked professionally as an Actor and Producer for 20
years. Ben currently resides in Arizona which gave him the opportunity to
lend his talents to the KILL BOX. “It has been a long road, but the end
product has made it all worth it! I hope you enjoy the film!”
Dennis has designed and produced motion graphics, visual effects, title design and menu graphics for independent features, shorts and interactive CD-ROM projects. His work has won awards for outstanding design in print, video and electronic media, and has appeared in international design publications.
As well as KILL BOX, Dennis worked with Will Stewart on Will's first feature film, THE MEN WHO FELL, providing the more than 100 visual effects shots. He also Produced and co-edited the project with Will.
Killbox is currently being represented by Empress Road Pictures. For all Film Sales / Distribution inquiries, contact Galen Christy: Galen@EmpressRoad.com