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Behind the Video: "Cactuses"

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5/16/2006 05:00:00 PM

Funded by a non-profit organization, this feature length film by the arc2project team celebrates young creativity and free movies!

Click here to watch "Cactuses"
Writer/Director: Matt Hannon

1) Why did you make this video?

"We wanted to do something different... to explore new ways of producing and distributing feature-length cinema. Cactuses is a story about forgiveness told from a youthful perspective, and the movie was made by youth; 24 high school students trained for three months to become Cactuses' core crew."

2) Who should watch it?

"Anyone who wants to help promote new methods of storytelling and isn't afraid to sit though a feature length drama. This ain't your two-minute web-comedy folks! Go ahead, make some dinner, plug in your biggest screen, and see what a group of 'kids' can make these days..."

3) Money, fame, power - which do you hope this video brings?

"Yeah, well, 'non-profit' and 'money' don't really go together. Power? The power to keep making content is enough for us. Fame? Nah, we just need affirmation. The students involved in this production deserve kudos, so watch the flick and help us spread the word!"

4) What's next from you, the video creator?

"After all the crazy, life-changing hype about Cactuses dies down and we squander our billions of dollars in profits, we have a 50 minute experimental sci-fi featurette called 'Timepieces' all ready to rock. Watch for it! It's like watching Paycheck in a low-oxygen environment. Long live web content!"