“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen myself on the screen,” quantic Dream cofounder and CEO Ryan O’Connell says.
“And it’s not just because I was born in a video game.
It’s also because I’m a gamer.”
O’Connel and his team had a long list of potential collaborators on their next project, and they didn’t want to miss out on a chance to bring a new voice to the project, which they’d been developing for years.
But that’s when the quantic team was asked if they could go the traditional route and create a film and TV show about their dreams.
“That was an incredible honor,” O’Connor says.
And after years of being asked to work on projects for the likes of Netflix, DreamWorks Animation, and DreamWorks Classics, they finally had the opportunity to make a film about their own dreams.
The first half of the film, which was directed by Ryan Bader and written by O’Neal, will air in 2017 on DreamWorks’ original series The Dreamers, and the second half will air later this year.
O’Cullen says the idea of working with DreamWorks and making a dream film came from a very different point of view.
I said, ‘Absolutely.'””
They knew we were going to be doing the first half, and so they asked, ‘Do you guys want to do the second one?’
I said, ‘Absolutely.'”
O’Connell, O’Brien, and O’Neil (from left to right) are the producers of the documentary, and it’s their first time producing a film for a major studio.
Overnight, the three filmmakers and the show’s producer, Roberta Lee, set about working out a script that would be perfect for the series.
OBrien, who has written a lot of indie films in the past, was already involved in the writing of The Dream.
The Dream is a tale of a boy named Sam (Sam Taylor-Johnson) who, at 16, has a dream of becoming a professional dream photographer.
He dreams of capturing the world in a single shot, and after a year of working in the industry, he gets his chance to capture the world for real when he graduates high school.
The film will follow Sam as he moves on to college, and he soon finds himself in a real-world world with a series of other dreamers in New York City, as well as the people who are closest to him.
He hopes viewers will get to see the dreamers through the eyes of someone like Sam, a person who has had a dream as well.””
It felt like I was trying to do something new and original, but it was just like, ‘I’m really good at this,'” O’Connors says.
He hopes viewers will get to see the dreamers through the eyes of someone like Sam, a person who has had a dream as well.
“There’s no one in the world who has that same perspective and experience and experience as me,” Olliver says.
Ollivers and OBrien are joined by producer Roberta L. Lee, who also serves as co-producer and writer.
The cast includes Tom Gorman (House of Cards, Parenthood), Tom Ginn (The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory), Adam Pally (Bates Motel), and Jason Bateman (Game of Thrones).
“I think we’re at the beginning of something great,” OConnell says of the Dreamers.
“This is a new beginning, and I think the audience is going to get to really see it and learn from it.”
The Dreamers is due out in 2017.