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TOXIC MAN- a BioPunk Blowout

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TOXIC MAN
A neo-noir bio punk explosion in which a man subjected to an experimental medical procedure goes on a brutal hunt for the individuals responsible for his rapid mutation.  
Writer/director, Cadmus Rimbeaux, has drawn inspiration from gritty sci-fi titles such as Blade Runner, Akira, and RoboCop for his latest live-action film. 
We are looking to infuse a surreal subjectivity into a science fiction action/thriller. Toxic Man picks up where Rimbeaux's first short film, Haemophobia, left off in the murky territory of existential body horror.

SETTING
We live in a strange time where ideas are sold with increasing doubt in their actuality. We see this ripple through our daily lives as alleged "fake news" sources and videos showcasing the futuristic police technology in Dubai or the most cutting edge special effects utilized in film and tv. What is real? Where is the line being drawn between fake and real, material and abstract?
Toxic Man is set close to present day in a City overrun by the struggle of adversaries. Billionaires eye lowlifes through cold Orwellian cameras as acid rain showers heaps of urban waste. Wild, malnourished dogs hunt late night stragglers. Street gangs and terrorists throw down against the law enforcement. Everyone keeps an eye cast into the shadows, fists curled into knuckles, with their legs poised to run...

THEMES
"The way we 'turn boys into men' is through injury: we sever them from their mothers, research tells us, far too early. We pull them away from their own expressiveness, from their feelings, from sensitivity to others. The very phrase 'be a man' means suck it up and keep going. Disconnection is not fallout from traditional masculinity. Disconnection is masculinity." (Bell Hooks, "The Will to Change") 
Ultimately, Toxic Man, is a reflection upon the ills of an ultra violent society that perpetuates cycles of toxic masculinity and the consequences spelled out for individuals that leave their complicity unchecked... Toxic Man speaks to its viewers in a cautionary tone. 
Apathy, paranoia, xenophobia, and marginalization are the enemies of a strong and thriving culture. How bad will things get if we turn it up to 11? 
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Welcome to 2019. Welcome to the Future.
Guys, this is it. This is the year in which Blade Runner and Akira take place, both counted among my favorite movies. In many ways these 80's dreams were wrong about how the world would look and be this year. In some ways they were right, uncannily so. Next year. Tokyo is set to host the Olympics (as "foretold" in Akira), colonialism, nationalism, and imperialism are all issues that have rallies (for and against the causes) hitting the streets with their signs and their cries of change. We are only becoming more jaded and disillusioned as a society. Cultural mixing is a hot and controversial topic. That doesn't stop the fusion. I doubt it ever will.
Consider this in my nerdy rant about the dystopia we *might* not be living in: Toxic Man takes place this year, BUT... as it might have been imagined from the 1980's or 90's. I can't pin down an exact when or how, and if I leave it in the future I run the risk of being wrong, but if I put it in a parallel present, only an Objective External Observer could say I'm wrong!
Happy New Year
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The Border Wall GoFundMe is now at a head splitting $17 MILLION (having been raised in only 10 days!
I stand with my film, Toxic Man, against displays of fascist self-important hyper masculinity. I stand against in-humanism and authoritarianism. There's a better solution out there to the immigration problem. There's another option.
In the month the Toxic Man campaign has been live we've raised just under $200.
"Stick it to the Man" and spread the word- we need your help, your family's help, your friends help, we need the People's help to make this project a reality. Instead of slurring about how awful El Presidente is, and how annoying his supporters are, take charge, take action- donate if you can, share the link and spread the word either way!
Let's go!
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Today I finished a test in Davinci Resolve. I'm trying to create a "halo" effect so that the otherwise black and white film has some color.
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