What would you do if you could see into the future? Would you attempt to warn commuters about a disastrous train derailment? Would you bet all of your money on the outcome of sports events so you could take over Hill Valley? Would you stop a waitress from over-flowing your cup of coffee at a diner?
These are the questions that the dark comedy short film “YIKES,” written and directed by Michael Fodera of the sketch comedy show “Kissing Sisters,” will probably attempt to answer as awkwardly as possible. The film looks to represent how precognition doesn’t always have an epic outcome.
If the film is anything like the teaser video, you can bet that the film will incorporate the intense sort of cinematography that is prevalent with such directors as Brad Anderson ( Session 9, The Machinist ) and Christopher Nolan ( Memento, Inception, The Dark Knight) with the tongue-in-cheek satire that we used to love about MTV’s “The State.”
From the press release:
“YIKES is a dark comedy which tells the story of Ian, a struggling young actor in a bleak urban setting who is given the ability to see very short distances into the future. Without giving too much away, we watch Ian’s transformation from a lethargic and indifferent character into someone who decides to take control of his own path, not because of his personal principles but for the sake of his own survival.
There are several influences going into this film but the greatest one has to be, The Twilight Zone. The most successful episodes of that series deals with the human condition and how when one tiny, minor or seemingly insignificant thing goes awry, the entire world around it is instantly jilted. This proved to be a major source of inspiration while telling the story of Ian who receives a call from his agent about an upcoming audition and the events that follow.”
You can help foresee the future of this film yourself by donating to the “YIKES” Kickstarter campaign HERE!