Ambergris Films LLC today announces the optioning of a screenplay that has its roots in the popular online social network Twitter. KILLER GREEN is a horror film that mixes cultural icons such as diners and serial killers with news ripped from the headlines such as biodiesel cars and the unscrupulous practices of outlaw doctors.
In February of 2009, a group of users on the social network Twitter had an almost joking conversation about a movie based on a bio-fuel and a killing spree. The project was dubbed “KILLER GREEN” and author David Niall Wilson started typing a script. Since the idea was born on Twitter, Wilson typed the script in scenes and promoted each scene with his account. Each scene was published on his website under a Creative Commons license and broadcast to the Twitter Community. The following grew. After the completion of the screenplay, Wilson signed an option with Ambergris Films LLC. Nearly every part of the deal was transacted via Twitter, save for the signing of contracts. Pre-production started on the project in June, and many images from our production designer Jeff Ensselen are available on the KILLER GREEN website, http://www.killergreenfilm.com.
Many notable Twitter users donated their names to the screenplay, including Internet marketing gurus Chris Brogan and Greg Verdino. There are links to their Twitter profiles on the KILLER GREEN website.
Ambergris Films LLC is an entertainment company formed to develop feature length movies and merchandise from those projects. Started by Darren Mckeeman in June of 2009, Ambergris Films currently has two projects in development. KILLER GREEN is the first one into pre-production. you can follow Ambergris Films LLC online at their website, http://www.ambergrisfilms.com.
David Niall Wilson has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties. His novels include Maelstrom, Sins of the Flash, Vintage Soul, The Mote in Andrea’s Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, and the Dark Ages Vampire clan novel Lasombra, among others. He has over 150 short stories published in five collections, one of which, Defining Moments, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2007. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his poetry, and his short fiction. You can find him on the web at http://www.davidniallwilson.com.
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