Pitches, scripts and other stuff.

Instead of clogging up your inboxes with a load of PDFs, we thought it'd be a good idea to put together a page where you can access all of our junk. There's some pitches, a script for Dead Man's Island (a super awesome pirate movie) and also some info about us.

 

Pitches

Dead Man's Island script

Our short films

Bio (including a nice picture of us)


Pitches

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Spooky Club

The adventures of Franklyn and his gang, dedicated to all things spooky, as they attempt to retrieve and subsequently cremate Vincent Price's stolen skull.

Sunset Yellow

After waking up in hospital with a bullet lodged in his brain, former bad-boy Mikey investigates his shooting in the quirky town of Hail Falls where the banned food colouring, Sunset Yellow, is causing people to lose their minds.

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Dead Man's Party

In pursuit of a rare trading card, a timid comic book store clerk becomes embroiled in a colourful tale of crime and heroism.

Right-click links to download. 


DEAD MAN'S ISLAND

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After stealing a priceless treasure, a colourful group of belligerent pirates hide out on a deserted island where they must survive until the search for them has ended.

This is a script that we recently wrote to be filmed at a single location with minimal cast. This draft was completed in April 2017.


Short films

All of our shorts cost between £25 and £200 to produce. Over the years we’ve built up a collection of decent equipment and have learnt to cover each stage of the production process ourselves. Also, we have become skilful in guilt-tripping our friends and family into helping out.

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This Halloween, Spooky Club decide to retrieve the stolen skull of Vincent Price and cremate it, just like he wanted.

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Mikey dropped out of college to become an unlikely hero. This is his story.

Finish a drink, rewind some tapes, vigilante practice and settle an unexpected score. Morton has a busy day ahead of him before he can go to watch his favourite film at the cinema.

Two months ago, Jacques Diego decided to complete an extensive list of harmless crimes... on behalf of the people.

Whitby dreams of becoming the Halloween King. However, in order to trick or treat his way to the crown, he needs to knock on DEATH MASTER'S HOUSE...

A deadly tale of love and ghosts.


About us

"In recent years filmmaking siblings Joe and Lloyd Stas have made quite the name for themselves under the Holomax banner with a series of well received shorts which utilise their signature blend of surreal situations, deadpan delivery and a DIY approach to production which enhances rather than detracts from the filmmaking aesthetics."  - directorsnotes.com

 

Our names are Joe and Lloyd and we produce films under the name Holomax, which is a reference to the cinema in Back To The Future Part II. We really like the Back to the Future films but agree that the third one has some weak points, mainly Doc Brown's relationship with Clara.

We were both born in Nottingham, England, which is notable for being the home of Robin Hood. When we were young we moved to a tiny island between England and Ireland called The Isle of Man. It's famous for housing the world's largest water wheel and for having cats with no tails. People think they're cute but they actually have a disease which makes them constantly shit everywhere.

We made a lot of films when we were young with our other two brothers (Tom and Rowan) using our Grandad's camera. One was a Predator parody called Bush Master and another was a copy of Reservoir Dogs. The title of that one wasn't really politically correct but we were under the age of ten so I'm going to use that as an excuse. Once we got to an age where we realised how awful and embarrassing they were we had to steal them from my Grandad and hide them somewhere that they'd never be found. We have no idea where they are now so live in constant fear of them being uncovered.

All four of us played in a band for years. We did pretty well but eventually had to get real jobs so split up. Whilst we were in the band we made our own music videos and in the process learnt about filming, editing and all the other video stuff we use now. Since then we've made a few music videos and a lot of short films, some of which have been given Vimeo Staff Picks and have been shared a lot online.  We also went to the Dominican Republic earlier this year to help make a film called Canned Peaches. That was fun.

Thanks for reading this rubbish. If you want to chat to us please email us at hello@holomaxtheatre.com.