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Short Shout - Watch The Unique Sci-Fi/Urban Thriller Short ‘Transporter’

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by Sergio
August 27, 2013 1:21 PM
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One thing for sure, it certainly is different. But that’s what we like.

You might recall back in May that we posted HERE an item writer/director Daman Colquhoun's Kickstarter campaign for his short film Transporter.

Well it looks like it worked out for him, and his short is now finally finished and ready to be seen.

With Taimak, Ibn Dixon, Petronia Paley, Nelcie Souffrant and Quadiri Bolare in the cast, the film is an “an all-black sci-fi psychological thriller about a young man (played by Oliver) at a crossroads in his troubled life.

I don’t want to say anymore about it and let you discover it for yourself. But the journey to make the film, like all films, wasn’t easy.

According to Colquhoun, his film project “was born out of Ron Howard's / Canon's Project Imaginat10n Photo Contest.” However, his image - Manhattan's Many Moons - ultimately wasn't chosen by any of the five celebrity directors to inspire their short films.

But that didn’t stop Colquhoun; and when Canon, shortly afterward, announced their Project Imaginat10n Film Contest, he went for it.

From the first day of Canon's official contest announcement, Damon had less than four months to conceive, write, fundraise, cast, produce, and deliver the film. 

Now, Transporter is a finalist (1 of 20 out of hundreds), and Colquhoun is anticipating that Transporter will be one of their five winning films.

Wish him luck..

Take a look at Transporter for yourself:


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16 Comments

  • LisaLisa | October 16, 2013 6:08 PMReply

    You really need to pick up the pace on this project. It was boring as all get out and didn't have any suspense. Wish you the best but this was not the business. I wasted 10 minutes and didn't even get hyped about this.

  • Damon | November 27, 2013 2:11 PM

    Slow? No suspense? Right... Might I recommend "State Property?" Enjoy!

  • Kia | August 29, 2013 8:28 PMReply

    check kickstarter update 3. the lead avtor was changed the character darien is played by Ibn Dixon no Oliver.

  • Daryl Watson | August 28, 2013 12:24 PMReply

    That was excellent and unpredictable. My congrats to the filmmaker for an unusual yet gripping little film.

  • Damon Colquhoun | August 28, 2013 4:48 PM

    I'm glad you appreciated the film, Daryl. You have great taste! Lol! But seriously, I truly appreciate the positive feedback.

  • JaySmack | August 28, 2013 10:58 AMReply

    He needed a kickstarter for THAT? Four rooms, one exterior and one VERY crappy-looking CGI shot.
    Man, there's a lot of people out there getting chumps to send them free money just for requesting it. What a waste.

  • Damon Colquhoun | November 27, 2013 3:49 PM

    You can't be serious? Anyone that's ever made a film can see through your comment. Btw, check my personal page, Ron Howard actually had something to say about that "VERY crappy-looking CGI shot." You're just talking nonsense for the sake of it. Stop the hate, and put some work in.

  • Uncle Snem | August 28, 2013 6:50 AMReply

    That was a slow 10 minutes

  • other song | August 27, 2013 4:20 PMReply

    the fuck? there's nothing remotely scifi about this short.

  • Damon Colquhoun | November 27, 2013 3:58 PM

    Thanks, The Corrector. I've gotten a few calls from managers and agents. One agent in particular wants to package and pitch it, so, I'm currently writing the full treatment in preparation to pitch it in early 2014.

  • The Corrector | September 17, 2013 3:30 PM

    Mmmm. Teleportation? Wasn't there enough spaceships and laser guns in it for you?

    Personally I found this really intriguing and my interest is piqued for a full length feature.

  • Jazz | August 27, 2013 3:01 PMReply

    Interesting...
    I hope he wins. I would love to see more of this? What is a transporter? Why is having one so important? I have questions!!

  • Damon Colquhoun | August 28, 2013 4:42 PM

    Hi Jazz,

    I'm excited that you found it interesting enough to want to know more. So, here's a little more. A Transporter is a teleporter. Teleporters are rare in the business. They must be groomed from childhood. Having her own Transporter would allow Mother direct access to her intergalactic clients. The specifics of the intergalactic clients are outside the scope of the short, but they're a huge part of the feature film.

  • Damon Colquhoun | August 27, 2013 2:33 PMReply

    Quick note: Phil Oliver was replaced by Ibn Dixon.

  • Lia | August 29, 2013 8:33 PM

    thanx for the correction -ibns godmother

  • Jazz | August 28, 2013 5:36 PM

    Hi Damon!
    Now I'm even more interested. Thanks.

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