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Cyberpunk. What does it mean?
High tech-low life. Films such as Bladerunner, Robocop, The Terminator, and Ghost in the Shell explore these themes.
One young auteur named Jason Turner has created a world that encompasses this. In the Iron City Chronicles
, a former police officer working as a private detective is pulled into a world of intrigue and deception. He is part of the “Solid Soldier” program which cybernetically enhances police officers to near superhuman levels. When the funding gets interrupted, he is left half man half machine and forced to scrape out a living doing freelance work.
Jason Turner has been toying with this idea since his senior year of high school. Sketches, short story ideas, and attempts to make short films. In the early 2000’s he was diagnosed with type one diabetes, and found himself in an ICU. He was rail thin, and the doctor stated that if he did not improve soon, he might not live to see his daughter’s next birthday. Realizing his own mortality, he decided to stop kicking this idea around and do something with it.
Now, there are two short films, a comic book and a campaign to produce a feature anthology.
“This is the one shot I have to play a comic book character, based on my own high school creation. I’ve always been fascinated with knights and armor, the Arthur legend, and fantasy films. I’ve combined a love of Bladerunner with themes of humanity mixed with technology. It is a wandering knight story mixed with a futuristic detective flair.”
Pulling together the funds needed has been a challenge. Turner had a lead on $20,000 in the form of a media contest looking for new content. His film pitch was in the top 10, but was not selected. Moving forward, a campaign asking for 10% of the cost of an independent feature should cost is currently underway. It’s really not much funds at all, considering the work that many of his friends and family have put in to help support. Now it’s time to release it to the world.