I’m Doing it Again
Last year I spent the summer shooting an existential shark movie called No Shark. It’s available now—you can watch it whenever you want. You can pay to watch it on Amazon Prime Video, or if you can’t afford to do so, it’s available for free on YouTube. I don’t care which you choose to do—that’s between you and your God. Mostly I don’t care because I’m still on top of the world from even making the damn thing—it was the best decision I have made yet in my filmmaking career thus far.
No Shark is my most popular film internationally to date, mostly due to its cult following in Japan. What I didn’t know at the time I came up with the movie was that shark movies are quite big in Japan. They love watching them, from terrible ones to genuinely good ones—and they love discussing them, damn-near philosophically. So here I come, with my existential shark movie—a shark movie with no sharks in it, and yet which is still undeniably a shark movie—and they embrace me immediately. I always had a suspicion my films might do well in Japan—last year I was proven right. It’s beautiful to see, and I am humbled by the response—and because it was such a fantastic experience, I’m doing it again.
Not long after making No Shark, I came up with more ideas for existential shark movies. The next one—which I am crowdfunding right now, and will hopefully have the funding to be able to shoot this summer—is called Invisible Shark. It’s about a shark that is invisible, to us, the audience, and to the characters in the film. No, it’s not translucent. No it’s not shimmering, or wavy in the water, or shadowy—it is literally invisible. There will be no indication of it whatsoever on screen—it will be quite the sight to not behold.
I can’t wait to make this movie. I had a blast making No Shark, and I know that this one will be just as fun. It will be quite a different movie to No Shark—I never make the same movie twice—but if you like one, you’ll probably like the other. They’re enough the same, though Invisible Shark will be way more of a traditional b-movie, comparatively. Still quite high brow in its own right, though.
I hope that you will help me out and throw whatever money you can towards me being able to make this film. The world needs more insane cult movies that aren’t insults to your intelligence—the people deserve better. I have an extraordinary track record in delivering that regard. Help me afford to deliver yet again.
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