Kickstart This: Spielbergian Time Travel Comedy 'Double Trouble'
by Ben Pearson
June 14, 2013
Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're featuring a throwback to the Spielbergian movies of the 80s & 90s, a science fiction time travel comedy called Double Trouble. It comes from a talented duo of Swedish filmmakers, André Hedetoft & Andreas Climent (whose work we've featured on the site before), so take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment here with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can spare a few bucks to support indie filmmaking. Watch!
Eagle-eyed readers of the site will recognize Hedetoft and Climent as the guys who brought us Logan, an impressive Wolverine fan film brought to our attention earlier this year. They wrote and directed that short, which incorporated some torture elements and a kind of origin story for the X-Men hero, and now they're back with an entirely new vision in a different genre altogether.
Double Trouble is the story about a shy young guy who misses the opportunity to talk to the girl of his dreams. When he finds a mysterious pocket watch that can turn back time, he gets a second chance. But now he has to fight a time traveling copy of himself to change his future and get the girl. We're big fans of time travel, so this sounds like it could be fun. The've recruited a pair of twins - Marcus and Mattias Thernström Florin - to play the lead, so they don't have to always rely on the often-cheesy splitscreen filming.
These two young filmmakers pretty much do it all: they write, rewrite, draw storyboards, take live action photo storyboards, and create an animatic before they get started shooting, so they have a great idea of exactly how everything will look beforehand. This movie is inspired by Back to the Future and Raiders of the Lost Ark, and though a lot of filmmakers are influenced by those works (who isn't these days?), it looks like these guys are really hoping to recapture that Amblin vibe. Take a look at their clever pitch video below:
For more on Hedetoft & Climent's Double Trouble, and to help support the project, visit its Kickstarter page. Hedetoft and Climent are looking to raise a grand total of just $2,500 by Wednesday, June 26th, and they've already reached the halfway point. If you'd like to see a charming sci-fi time travel comedy, donate and spread the word about this project on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else you can.
That's all for this week's Kickstart This. Feel free to e-mail me at BenPears85@gmail.com if you find a cool film-related project that needs some extra attention to meet its goal. My inbox is always open, and if you send in any Kickstarter or IndieGoGo film project, I can't promise we'll feature it, but I will always at least take a look at it. Thanks for your continued e-mails, and as always, thanks so much for your support of these projects because they definitely could not be completed without the help of film lovers just like you.