How I Got Involved With James Franco’s KILLING ANIMALS by Bruce Thierry Cheung

How I Got Involved With James Franco's KILLING ANIMALS by Bruce Thierry Cheung Palo Alto Stories Film Courage NYU Tisch

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SYNOPSIS FOR KILLING ANIMALS

Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung

Based on the stories “Killing Animals”, “Halloween”, “Lockedhead” and “Camp”

Killing Animals a mischievous, intimate look at teenagers in the 1990s. The world is Palo Alto, a safe and comfortable suburb in California. We follow a group of restless kids that yearn to escape to the night streets to feel powerful, to the outskirts of the city to feel adventurous. The film jumps between their innocent wide-eyed days as 12 year olds and their more alienated and disillusioned times as 16 year olds. Our main character is young Ryan Rivers, a sensitive outsider. We follow him as he grows up, through first love and first heartbreak, from playful mischief to real violence. His wayward attitude leads him to a sudden act of violence that spirals his life out of control. He must either find redemption or risk self-destruction.

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 “As some of you may already know, acting, creating art, writing, reading, and directing films are all vital components in my life.   In June 2011, I had the opportunity to publish my first book, Palo Alto. The book is a compilation of short fictional stories inspired by high school experiences and growing up in Palo Alto, California.  For this project, I have invited the talented up and coming filmmakers Nina Ljeti, Vladimir Bourdeau, Bruce Thierry Cheung, and Gabrielle Demeestere to adapt and direct some of my short stories into three different feature films: Memoria, Killing Animals, and Yosemite.


We are pledging to donate the profits made from the sale of these films to “The Art of Elysium.”  
(Read more here from James Franco’s PALO ALTO STORIES Indiegogo campaign page.)

 

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