A message from the director of Deltaworld (Bamaworld)
Good Day All –
Hello, my name is Hugo Fat, and you are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in having some sort of production, crew, creative or acting role in Walter Simon’s video series project which we have at various points called “Bamaworld” or “Deltaworld.”
On behalf of Walter and myself, I’d like to thank you for your interest.
We are in the very early stages of pre-production at the moment. My role in the project is to do everything I can to help Walter realize his amazing ideas, and to find a way to translate them into something that can be made for small-screen, ultra-low budget, yet so damn fun and interesting and fun to watch nobody will be able to turn away.
Those of you who know Walter know that he is a man of copious ideas, and he has a massive mythology built up in his decades of work that rivals Tolkien. However we do not have the resources of a Peter Jackson, we are more along the lines of Roger Corman back when he made Little Shop of Horrors. All that means for us is that we have to make our job translating this into low budget as best we can. It means that we have to start with a very basic beginning, and hope that we achieve enough interest to make the following installations bigger and bigger.
I have been extraordinarily impressed with the level of talent of the people who have already come forward, and I think an amazing team is already coming together.
What we would like to know from each of you now, is what parts you would like to play in the making of this project. What talents would you like to bring in and at what point in development would you like to be brought in? At this point we are a long way from shooting, but identifying who would like to do what will help us enormously in planning out the first phase of this project, which we hope will continue for many years once it begins rolling. For example, if you are interested in helping us organize from the very beginning, would you like to join the writing team, or if you’d like to join up when the time comes to crew up and cast the talented people to be in it, etc. We need photographers (mobile phone photos will suffice at this stage) to scout locations for shooting promo images of settings and characters in costume: the delta, any industrial ruins, wet places, old buildings covered in vines, desolation, and beautiful nature scenes. Note most characters will be in primitive or salvaged clothing pieced together with animal skins, jewelry made from bones, natural materials and the remains of the lost civilization. It is the year 2199, or thereabouts.
We have worked hard to distill Walter’s ideas into something that could be made by Roger Corman in 1956. In a nutshell, our idea at the moment is to set this in a future where disease has killed off most of the male population, and females outnumber males 3 – 1, technology has failed and mutants are everywhere. The remaining population has divided up into different factions like the world inhabited by Mad Max. There will be a group of women who have have made things work in this new world, who come into contact with a group of nomadic women and they come into conflict with each other. Outside pressure from a series of raids by a group of all-male mutants will force them to work together. That’s it in a nutshell, and it gives us a lot to work with as well as a really good low-budget framework.
I’d like everybody who is interested in joining to look at the 1949 Italian film called “Bitter Rice.” This is one of the models of what we can achieve, and how interesting we can make it with very little. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_Rice and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Px5z6TjdY8 to get an idea. Also old episodes of the Twilight Zone, old Roger Corman films, these things give us an idea of how imagination can boost a low budget.
Walter’s concept art will be shown on his blog https://walterkurtsimon.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/invitation-to-work-on-my-science-fiction-fantasy-film-series/ .
That’s all I got for now, I’m so glad and excited to see such a diverse group of people already coming together, and for that we have Walter’s talent to thank. You are all here because you have faith in his abilities, as do I.”
- Hugo Fat – email@example.com
“Are you interested in participating in an original southern sci fi series? Walter Simon and comoany putting together a film team for either full length feature or tv pilot. Here is the new sketch-plot for Bamaworld! 34 years in the making, from the sketchbooks and graphic art of Alabama artist Walter Simon:
Swamp hippies of the Mobile-Tensaw delta in the years beyond the fall of modern civilization are minding their own business dancing, singing, playing music and making arts & crafts when suddenly Fireklan raiders start kidnapping the hot hippie babes and killing the men. So a party of adventurous Amazons head to Mobile for help, but most of the locals are resistant and prejudiced towards these neo-natives, so they befriend a few gutterpunks who fall in love and accompany the girls north to Magic City (on foot since all technology was wiped out by disaster) in order to request help from the Beehammers (but there’s a secret ulterior motive), so when the big final battle happens, it’s been a trap all along to lure out the Beehammers and the Blacklight Priesthood leadership from Magic City out into the open where the Fireklan reveals their fully armed and operational Battleship, the USS Alabama! The battle seems all but lost, until….
If you are interested in working on a science fiction film about futuristic post-apocalyptic Alabama, I am identifying appropriate trustworthy local talent from the new Mobiwood film industry and financial backers, private message me here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org This is about 2% of the raw concept art. https://plus.google.com/photos/105842027471946344197/albums/6112075309708275057
The main characters are mostly mixed breed feral rednecks returned to a state of apocalyptic conditions such as after the whites devastated America in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, the second largest delta river system in the United States. The characters include an 8 foot talk feral pig on hind legs, a dark elf from the spirit world, a hobo wizard, and a mute robot in a fencing outfit. The Fireklan Army of Lord Whiteknuckle, fueled by meth and moonshine, invade the deltazone seeking slaves and any treasures left over from the fallen civilization, to salvage, to steal, or to burn as blasphemy. The survivors are not in agreement as to how long ago the old modern civilization had fallen from the Earth, but it could be ten to over a hundred years or more after the total collapse of technology due to a mysterious demise of most of the human population following a technological catastrophe which altered the nature of reality. The main story is low budget in the beginning but concept art implies a large budget will be necessary to fulfill our long term project. Our finance goal is to entice ten partners contributing $10k each, with the intention of pre-sales in the Asian entertainment market. Inquire about financial details. As the characters explore this strange new world, they run across ruins and crashed drones, robots, bizarre fighting machines, and skeletons of unique organisms, all elements placed within the pucturesque scenery of Alabama’s great natural wilderness and industrial ruins. Storytelling in the title sequences and end credits shall be done using an easy to accomplish cut and paste cartoon style animation based on Walter Simon ‘ s concept art (see links above).
We hope you are interested in participating in this artistic film venture,
Walter Simon and Company
Soundtrack artists are welcome to submit samples. Here are some songs from my band friends Mothface https://www.reverbnation.com/mothface/songs
Listen to soundtrack concepts by WalterSimon #np on #SoundCloud
Email your resumes, information, samples to email@example.com
For additional research, here is a wealth of material for studying writing, art, and film I’ve gathered over 2 years on my youtube account:
Exploitation films: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45RugcQihBOESrZ33WJ-jcFcFW
Military Sci Fi: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45Ruikt9k3Tq8BN64M85tAPo-v
More science fiction movies: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45RugghBMfptyRCeUCGgMMUQIA
More war movies: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45RuggEcGMAyRET1famkpiMAMF
Motion Comics: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45Ruj3VKt3ib_pkKxoVEmG0vP8
Philip K Dick audiobooks: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45RugQ0rd3Fw4_LXatauRwuYTs
Sci fi fantasy films: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45RuicC9K-9fG62pEI0Bfc_Imb
Science fiction studies: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45Ruj-_2Rq3AP69MlxVSE1mQaS
Science, Magic, and Religion: History 2D, UCLA [Complete]: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFD1C791A86FB485
Tv sci fi: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhAu8L45RuierH5V_bA7S0qUGfB1ANZi
America before colombus https://youtu.be/7FItlStGMY4
American fantasies about vietnam https://youtu.be/wBsCgPWYSF0