a film by Gabriel Frye-Behar
“Clean Kill” is a film that follows a man whose obsessive-compulsive
disorder has been turned into an advantage, making him into an ideal
assassin—one who leaves no trace. When one of his jobs goes wrong,
however, he finds himself running from killers nearly as good as he is
and cut off from the man who molded him into the perfect killer. As
the killers get closer, it becomes harder and harder for him to
maintain the illusion of control over his life and he must face the
idea that maybe he was never in control at all.
WELCOME TO THE "CLEAN KILL" WEBSITE!
Thank you very much for visiting. On the right I will be updating a donors list as donations come in. On the left you can click on the links to read more about the production. In the space below I will be leaving notes detailing the progress leading up to the shoot, the shoot itself and how post-production is going.
Check out the teaser trailer I just finished!
I AM POSTING STILLS THAT WERE TAKEN ON SET. CLICK THE LINK ON THE LEFT IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE SO FAR!
December 8th, 2007:
That's a wrap. The filming is finished. Yesterday went really well, we got all the effects shots done and I think they are going to look amazing. The scene, when cut together, I think is going to be incredible. We are finishing cleaning up the soundstage today, because we got blood basically everywhere, but we have all day today to just clean up and get the soundstage back in order for the next student.
Overall, I don't think the shoot could have gone better. There are always going to be unforeseen complications on any movie. For example, the one day we had scheduled to do the outdoor shots in film, it snowed. But making a film is really about working around those kinds of things and turning all the complications and hiccups into positives. In the end I wouldn't change a thing about the shoot. I had an amazing time, I worked with amazing people both in the cast and the crew who I can't possibly thank enough. You generously gave me your time, skills and the energy and spirit to put in the work necessary to make a movie. Thank you all so much.
I started with the goal of making a movie that, even outside of film school, I would actually want to watch. It is impossible to realize how hard a film is to make and how difficult a goal that is to achieve until you have attempted to do it. But thanks to the efforts of every single person involved in the production, I think the finished film will be something that anyone would want to watch. I couldn't be more grateful to every single member of the cast and crew, and my friends and family. Without each and every one of you making this film would not have been possible.
Thank you all again.
p.s. I will continue to update this site with news about the post-production process. So you can all follow "Clean Kill" from start to finish.
December 6th, 2007:
Almost to the finish line. The shoot at B&H went well, we got everything we needed, despite a limited amount of time and shooting in the middle of the night.
Yesterday we shot the final scene of the film, where Jeffrey returns to confront his old boss, Doctor Wong. The scene looked great and I can't wait to see how it turned out.
Today we did all the shots in the climactic elevator scene, before the shootout. In this scene Jeffrey is disguised as the elevator operator. Tomorrow we will do all the blood special effects from the shootout.
After that, the shoot is over, but the long process of post-production will just be about to begin. Thank you all for your support in helping me get to this point. I can't wait to show you all how it all turned out. Also, I'm posting new pictures from the last few days if you want to get an idea of what to expect from the film.
December 2nd, 2007:
Today was a pretty simple day, we shot three quick scenes in two locations. It went pretty smoothly, the only hitch was that today it was snowing and originally one of the scenes was supposed to be outdoors, but we found a place inside where the scene would still make sense and I think it actually worked out better the way we did it than how it was originally supposed to be.
Also, the hardest part of the shoot is still to come. We are shooting overnight in B&H Diner, from 11:00 PM until 6:00 AM, for the next two nights- December 3rd and 4th. So hopefully everything continues to go well and we get those scenes without any problems. Thank you all for your support and I'll have an update after B&H.
December 1st, 2007:
Wow. We've shot for three days now, and so far so good. The blood and make-up effects have been incredible. To give you a sense of how crazy the blood was in one scene, some spots got on my shirt and I was behind a plexiglass screen across the room and standing in a space where the blood wasn't even supposed to go.
Also, today was our first day shooting on the NYU soundstage and it went very well. The set looked great, the lighting was great, Al - who plays Jeffrey - was wonderful, and the two other hitmen in the scene were perfect.
Check out the stills gallery by clicking on the link on the left if you want to check out some of what we have done so far!
November 26th, 2007:
Great news today! I confirmed a special effects make-up artist, who is experienced with all the blood effects that I need. Also, my producer just confirmed the quote for the prop guns and the quote for the equipment rental and they are both a little under what I had expected and budgeted for :)
November 20th, 2007:
Shoot is in a little more than a week! Almost all locations are finalized and locked. Everything is just about ready.
November 15th, 2007:
Locked the location, "B&H Diner." This was the exact place I had in mind when I wrote the script, so I'm very excited that they will let us shoot inside.
November 4th, 2007:
Finished casting, I love all the actors in the principle roles.
November 2nd, 2007:
Paypal is set up, website is almost finished.
October 31st, 2007:
Website is up! Paypal will be set up soon :)
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