On the heels of a successful viral marketing campaign last June, local filmmaker Patrick Kalyn released his sci-fi short film called MECH: HUMAN TRIALS.
Here’s the synopsis:
After a serious accident, a man is introduced to a designer street drug promising to restore his ravaged body. Desperate to mend himself, he becomes consumed by the drug – only to discover it is threatening his humanity.
The gripping and tense film immediately caught Hollywood’s attention, landing Kalyn a bunch of meetings in Los Angeles with almost every major movie studio. Kalyn financed and produced the film himself as proof of concept for a feature film he wants to make.
IAM Entertainment and Coalition Group have decided to adapt Patrick’s short film into a feature length movie. They’ve tapped into Brandon Willer to write the script, Kalyn is attached to direct. The official announcement was made last week on Deadline Hollywood.
Kayln comes from a visual effects background, having worked on feature films such as Avatar, King Kong and District 9. Mech is slated to be his first feature film.