I love the TV Show “Lost.” You might even say I’m obsessed with it. A few years ago, I thought it would be a great idea to make a fan film, since no one has done one before. I waited until the second season was over before I started writing, because I didn’t want to change anything the writer’s might throw out in the last few episodes.
The difference between this short and the show is that this deals with characters who we have never met before…and who aren’t on the island.
I posted the idea in a bunch of Lost fan communities: Message boards, Live Journal groups, Myspace Groups, and so on. The respond I have received was phenomenal. After more than 400 e-mails from all over the world, it was well on its way to being made. I set up a message board for people who want to help out.
After a few long months of pre, pro, and post production, “Off The Island” was completed. At the time, it was bigger and better than any other production we have ever done before in anyway, and I think that really shows.
You may notice that you can view it either in its entirety or in segments. Both offer the same viewing experience. The film was shot to mimic an actual episode of ‘Lost,’ and it was also edited that way. So, yes, there are flashbacks. There are typical Lost related tidbits that some people may never pick up on. There are plot twists. Hell, there are even commercial breaks. Hence, the five segments. I wanted to create as close to the real thing as possible, and I think we achieved that goal. We got a lot of good press for it (and even some praise from cast members of the real show!), so we’re very proud of it.
This is also the first time that I worked with Kevin Interdonato, a phenomenal actor. As you can see from our later projects, we liked him so much, we use him again and again.
This film deals with just what the title suggests: events that are occurring off the island.
Chase Jackson is a private investigator who does a damn good job of finding people. But when he finds out that his brother, Scott Jackson, has disappeared on Oceanic Flight 815, things begin to change. A mysterious stranger shows up with some startling answers. A computer dominates his life. A very menacing organization is hunting him down. And just how far will Chase go to save his brother’s life?
The film takes place during Day One through Day Twenty-Seven, Island time.
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To watch the film in its entirety, click here!