Teasing the Feature: Part 1

Published on 13 November 2014

Looper posterClipomatic. Ripomatic. Sizzle reel. Pitch trailer. Tone poem. Call it what you want. In Los Angeles, clipomatics are as ubiquitous as Starbucks. But, for some strange reason, Aussie filmmakers haven’t embraced them. I’m not sure why. I think clipomatics are a succinct and evocative creative expression of the film you want to direct. Given that my co-screenwriter, Gabe Dowrick, and I have almost completed the clipomatic for The Control Room, it’s a good moment to share a collection of my favourite clipomatics. Each of these convey the film which was subsequently financed and produced. Or in the case of Joe Carnahan, the films he really wanted to make:

 

Daredevil (NC-17 version) from Joe Carnahan

 

Daredevil (PG-13 version) from Joe Carnahan

 

Looper from Rian Johnson

 

Ironically, there’s a clipomatic by Joel Carnahan for Gemini Man which has a story that’s almost identical to Looper. It’s called Gemini Man:

 

The Hunger Games from Kevin Tancharoen

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