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If you’re a big movie fan and often find yourself extremely excited about a good movie, get ready for “Like Clockwork.” Not only is it being submitted to participate in Sundance Film Festival, but it’s being produced by former and current Hillcrest High School students.

If you are not already aware, Cell R6 is a company made up of students who are striving for the opportunity to create a movie under $10,000. In hopes of their success, they started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money to initiate filming on July 2. You can donate at the link: https://www.gofundme.com/cell-r6-like-clockwork

Keep in mind, movies cost millions of dollars to produce. You have to pay a staff of over 1,000 people, props, setting, cameras, lighting, special effects, and the list goes on and on in the credits of every movie. Roughly $100 million dollars are spend to make the average movie according to Investopedia.

Cell R6 has minimized and their budget immensely and have a staff of about 8 people. The crew consists of :

  • Nathanael Abbot: Co founder, director and writer.
  • Jack Ahlander: Co founder, producer, marketing director, director of photography.
  • Spencer Sanders: Associate producer, production designer, property master.
  • Collin Voeller: Assistant director, stunt coordinator.
  • Charlotte Braxton: Costume Designer.
  • Sam Stohel: Script supervisor, set supervisor, special effects.
  • Quinton McFarland: Production assistant, key grip/gaff, location manager.
  • M. Jagger Moore: Composer

The director, Nathanael Abbott, a senior, was inspired by the movie “A Clockwork Orange.” While there were many influences, he describes it as “A modern take on Bonnie and Clyde.”

“Like Clockwork,” is a movie about a gang of young anarchist who commit crimes at night in hope of social power according to their website.  These young anarchist are intelligent, so you can expect an anti-hero movie.

“Like Clockwork,” is focused on making the audience empathize with the main characters even though they are not great people. Abbott explained that the movie is supposed to tap less with social issues, and more with what makes us human.  

It’s fair to say that they’re excited to get it started. “It’s been like along distant dream that’s finally being realized,” expressed Abbott.

If you’re a local company, or any company who is interested in sponsoring this movie, you can visit their website: https://cellr6.com/home and get in touch with the crew.

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