Combining a contemporary, hot concept (the Internet, which already has more than 120 million users worldwide) with the stylized storytelling of a Hitchcockian thriller, director / producer Nico Mastorakis brings multiple generations of moviegoers to the same film. .com For Murder -- a title which indicates Mastorakis' affectionate tribute to the master's Dial M For Murder is as edgy and hot as any MTV offering. But also embedded within its visual extremes lies a classy gothic horror look and the terrifying suspense one expects from such a high tech thriller. Shot in a $ 12 million Hollywood Hills mansion, with its long, confining hallways and high glass ceilings, the setting is as much a character as any actor.
The premise of the film is rooted in the immediate danger many Internet users are exposed to: in logging onto the Web, some believe that their anonymity is secure. Our story shakes the foundations of that belief and opens up a new and terrifying Pandora's box.
Filmed with every modern means available, this $10.8 thriller utilizes the ultimate in digital technology both for on-camera effects and for post production compositing. The Internet becomes one of the cast and nails its part from beginning to end. To contrast the cutting edge concept of the story, Nico has cast familiar and skilled actors to play the leads and important cameos. Nastassja Kinski, for one, is the perfect choice for the part of Sondra, who, in her mid-thirties, is seduced by the intrigue of chatrooms and instant messaging, and ends up inciting the wrath of a deranged hacker / killer. Equally perfect as Kinski's sister, is Nicollette Sheridan, who continues to be one of the most popular actresses for television audiences worldwide. The name value of the cast is heightened by Roger Daltrey (founder of The Who) and pop singer Huey Lewis.
Veteran cinematographer Andreas Bellis, provides a true painting-with-light artistry, while Don Muirhead is in charge of complicated steadicam and long crane moves. Veteran composer Ross Levinson has created one of the most haunting scores of late.
The commercial appeal to theatrical, video and television markets all over the world, is enhanced by the many promotional elements a movie like .com For Murder brings. Inexpensive advertisement on the Internet (an audience already craving for this material): web sites, local contests, streaming video. Also Omega provides a complete promotional packet, which includes The Making Of material free of charge to our distributors.
We have already begun a large-scale promotional campaign on the Internet with press releases and photographs to over 2,500 web sites worldwide, as well as to 12,800 newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations. We will work closely with our distributors to give them the maximum promotional campaign.
Materials available to International Distributors for the release of .com For Murder
35mm prints (1.85:1) with Dolby SRD (Digital 5.1) and Dolby SR (Stereo Surround) combined.
Theatrical Trailer 35mm (1.85:1)
Color and B&W stills
Dialogue Lists and Music Cue Sheets
M&E in 5.1 and 2trk stereo
Video, DVD and TV
PAL or NTSC digital masters (D5, Digi Beta) from Diamond Gold digital telecine with scene-by-scene color corrections, both wide screen and academy (full frame). Includes trailer.
5.1 audio (on DA-88) for DVD release or combined Dolby stereo
for video and TV release.
Upon request, DLT of the fully authored version for DVD (including main music themes, Easter eggs, director's interview and alternate sound takes, and shooting script)
M&E in 5.1 stereo or 2 trk stereo
Color slides and B&W stills on CD Rom
Full shooting script for website use
The Making of 15 min film, for TV, DVD and website release, narrated by legendary DJ Roger W. Morgan
Detailed interviews from rock legends Roger Daltrey and Huey Lewis, for TV and radio release (the latter cut together with their # 1 hits)
* Press packet (on CD Rom) includes three different synopsis, press releases, digitized artwork and press stills, actors' bios, director's interview, web screen savers, radio spots and more. Also, on request, DVD screening wide screen versions of the movie for distribution to the press and Beta SP with selected scenes for the media.