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BRANDON WILL BIO & STATEMENT

DADBOT: THE MOVIE
 
120:00 TRT
Narrative Sci-fi Dramedy
Family/Youth-Oriented
World Premiere
 
BRANDON G. WILL
Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Janice Temske-Executive Producer
Nick Pobutsky-Co-Producer
BASEMENTS & BACKYARDS
Dearborn, MI
 
KEY ACTORS: PATRICK BENTON BRANDON GHEEN, GEOFFREY FELL, NICHOLAS POBUTSKY
 
Subversive sci-fi family comedy in which an irritable suburbanite becomes trapped in a robot.

I am one of the many people excited about the new advances in digital moviemaking.  I am one of the people who have been lucky enough and worked hard enough to make a movie that is a perfect showcase of what can be done with minimal money and maximum planning.

"Dadbot: The Movie" was made for maybe fifteen hundred dollars. The idea from the beginning has been to make a movie that is unique and entertaining, and one that would never have been able to have been made if not for digital technology.
 
I am one of those guys/gals who have opted to pass on film school and have just gone ahead and started making movies.  I have sought further education through taking a few workshops from filmmakers I admire and never passing up an opportunity to help somebody else on their project, no matter what it has been.  I have made a number of shorts, as any aspiring filmmaker does.  This is the second time I have made this particular movie as a feature and I am finally proud of it and confident in it.
 
Making this movie has been quite a journey.  To avoid expenses, I worked as a supervisor at a video studio for three years to earn the privilege to use all of their equipment for free.  I also worked as a freelance editor for some time, in order to save up enough money to buy my own computer and editing software.  And I have lived in my generous parent's basement so that I wouldn't have to worry about those normal living expenses, and could concentrate on making the movie the best it could be and nothing else ( I am only twenty-one, so living in my parent's basement is not all that pathetic).
 
So, I tried my hardest to think out and plan everything the best I could every step of the way, so as to make up for things that a nice budget provides, but we didn't really need.  Over the years, I aquired a good group of aspiring actors, all who were willing to waive any fee and try their hardest, because this is what they want to do with their lives.  We took a lot of chances and the movie came frighteningly close to falling apart many times. 
 
But three years, one hernia, and a lot of mini DV tapes later, "Dadbot: The Movie" is finished and ready to contribute what it can to the growing digital revolution.