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Jalopy - A New Sci-Fi Flick From Daniel Kautz, Shot Using High-Quality 35MM Film and Utilizing The Latest and Greatest in Practical Special Effects

Jalopy is a sci fi film made by students who are passionate filmmakers seeking to make something entertaining.

    NEWARK, CA, December 05, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- HIS TIME CAME, 30 YEARS TOO EARLY!
Dustin and his wife are planning to honeymoon in the furthest reaches of space; at the island paradise, Bellicose. Kate, the emotionally distant space-pirate is eying his ship for some plundering. In a bizarre turn of events, Dustin awakens prematurely while in suspended animation to find his ship headed for disaster. Will Kate abandon ship and dive to safety? Or will she answer to a nobler cause?

Part sci-fi, part comedy, Jalopy is the brainchild of student filmmaker Daniel Kautz. He is an advocate of shooting in 35 mm and using an anamorphic lens, to recreate the classic feel of the gems in the sci-fi genre like Alien and Star Wars. This project will appeal to sci-fi enthusiasts as well as those who believe that the classic filmmaking technical style on 35 mm film is worth preserving. Using this style with large practical sets, is one many directors are fans of, for example, Duncan Jones of Moon fame and Christopher Nolan. It results in fantastic capture of light and a higher resolution than digital.

About the director:
Daniel Kautz has had the filmmaking bug in him from a very young age. Raised in Newark, California, Kautz began his career in high school when he directed a documentary, 'Newark of Yesteryear' which garnered him a few awards and recognition in his community. Next, he gained experience and perfected his skills as a lighting technician on five independent feature films including Return to Nowhere, Life Without and Stag.

With a team of talented student actors and aspiring filmmakers, Kautz hopes to bring his sci-fi vision to life in Jalopy. Find out how you can help support these filmmakers at

Jalopy is an independant sci-fi short that focuses on strong characterization and a rich vibe that is only seen in high quality sci-fi films that use practical special effects instead of flashy CGI. The film is currently in production and has a Kickstarter campaign for people who are looking to support films that are shot using 35mm and use practical effects. For further information, please contact us at

Contact: Daniel Kautz
Movie: Jalopy

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I'm Daniel Kautz a film student at San Francisco State and I decided to do something different for my thesis project.