Director Adrian Țofei, the creator and lead in the critically acclaimed movie Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015), helms his second feature, We Put the World to Sleep (2018). The film is about two idealistic women who fall in love and embark on a mission to save the world from itself by bringing everything to an end.
Beyond the general plot, director Adrian Țofei is not revealing many details about the particulars of the film. What we have learned is that the story takes place in present day and will be shot in multiple locations spanning the globe. If his first found footage film, Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015), is any indication, cinephiles are in for a special treat.
We Put the World to Sleep (2018) has an anticipated release date of Fall 2018.
Official Press Release
Actor and filmmaker Adrian Țofei, the creator and star of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015), has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for his next production – the apocalyptic LGBT female antihero feature film We Put the World to Sleep, starring Erisse Peterson and Duru Yücel Țofei.
Directed, produced and written (concept) by Adrian, the ambitious movie is about two idealistic women who embark on a mission to save the world from itself by bringing everything to an end. Jay Sorensen and Danha Yunes are attached as associate producers.
According to Adrian and his team, what they want to achieve with the film is to shake the world out of its status-quo of discrimination, inequality, intolerance, violence, abuse, irrational thinking, hypocrisy, corruption, greed, ignorance and so many other problems. They plan to have the premiere in a top international film festival, secure a top distributor, travel the festival circuit and enter movie theaters around the world, so that it could make a real difference.
The campaign’s goal is $300,000, but Adrian explains that he can still make the movie with minimum $100,000 with some compromises. For authenticity, he plans to do it based on controlled improvisation, just like he did Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015), for which he won Best Film at A Night of Horror Film Festival in Sydney and Best Actor at Nashville Film Festival, called “terrifying” by Austin Chronicle, “the most revolutionary found footage film since The Blair Witch Project” by ANOH, and included in Dread Central’s Top 5 Best Horror Movies of 2016, Found Footage Critic’s Top 5 Found Footage Films of 2016 and Audiences Everywhere’s Top 50 Best Horror Movies of the 2000s.
Here’s what Adrian says: “No writer can 100% imagine how an event or discussion evolves in real life, without putting himself in those situations. And also the actors would know in advance what will happen and what they have to say, they won’t discover everything during filming, limiting the naturalness. And we don’t want just good acting, we want audiences to be blown away by the film’s authenticity, to say <<wow, are you sure this is just a movie? it looks so real!>>. All this makes it very hard for us to do it with a production company. They want scripts. This and the movie’s dangerous anti-system concept are the main reasons why we need and ask for people’s support.” He adds that “We Put the World to Sleep will have the realism of The Blair Witch Project, the metaphysics of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the rebelliousness of Bonnie and Clyde, the feminism of Thelma & Louise, the humanity of Brokeback Mountain, and much, much more than than, everything in the most authentic and original way possible!”
Go to the Indiegogo campaign to support the making of the movie and receive rewards ranging from Thanks credits to signed DVDs to Executive Producer credits: https://igg.me/at/We-Put-the-World-to-Sleep