Haphead is a brand new project from the team that created indie features Infest Wisely and Ghosts With Shit Jobs.
A concept trailer has been created for a bid to obtain funding from the Independent Production Fund who invest over $1.5 M a year in web series development.
March 5, 2014: Concept trailer about near-future videogame subculture released
Haphead Creator & Writer
Toronto-based writer, filmmaker and video-game designer. Currently the AGO’s artist-in-residence. Co-founder and executive director of The Hand Eye Society, a not-for-profit video-game arts organization. Runs nomediakings.org, showcasing his various projects and DIY indie how-to articles.
Haphead Director & Editor
Toronto-based director and editor. Co-director and picture editor of Ghosts With Shit Jobs, the viral video How Ink Is Made, Toronto Standard’s Made In Toronto series and Sportsnet’s Canadian Cathedrals series.
Toronto based filmmaker and web developer. In 2005 he created the popular TTC Subway Rider Efficiency Guide and TTC fan site ttcrider.ca.
Toronto based filmmaker and actor. Producer of feature films Infest Wisely, Ghosts With Shit Jobs and Unlucky. He also produced Danko Jones latest music video Legs directed by Bruce LaBruce.
Haphead Lead Actress
Toronto based actor. Starred in Jim Munroe’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival short selection Just Ella.
I’m excited about our team’s trajectory. In 2007 we picked up our home cameras and created a scrappy indie film. Today we have a team of professionals at every level resulting in an amazing trailer with production values bar none. I’m as hopeful as I’ll ever be that we’ll land funding to create a web series that sci-fi fans will love.
– Sean Lerner, Haphead producer
I’m super excited about this project, the story is complicated, and frankly, crazy badass. I hope we’re able to continue working on Haphead because it’s unique and a ton of fun overall.
– Elysia White, Haphead lead playing the role of the edgy protagonist Maxine
Haphead Logotype Black on Transparent. Click for hi-res version.
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Haphead Trailer Stills
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Electronics sweatshop manufacturing next-gen gaming peripherals where Maxine works.
Maxine and her dad have a difference of opinion about Maxine’s new factory job.
Aging punk rock dad jokes with Maxine as he leaves for work.
Marcus gives pep talk and haptic cable demonstration to new factory workers.
New factory workers watch trainer explain about the haptic cables.
Maxine’s supervisor is keeping a close eye on her.
Maxine getting ready to leave work for the day is greeted by her excitable coworker Wells.
Maxine learning real world skills through the haptic cable interface by playing her favourite rabbit-ninja video game Overgrowth.
Maxine’s shaven head improves videogame connectivity with her brainstem. The mark of Haphead.
Exterior aerial shot of electronics sweatshop where Maxine works.
Maxine and her supervisor fighting. Both are hapheads and are using skills they’ve learned from playing videogames.
Maxine and her supervisor fighting.
Maxine and her supervisor fighting.
Maxine’s supervisor takes a beating.
Maxine opens the door to find her dad’s coworkers delivering bad news.
Dad’s security guard coworkers return his jacket to his daughter Maxine after he’s killed on the job by a fellow Haphead.
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Adrian’s haphead shave
Elysia after make-up artist Trina adds bruises
Elysia in factory wardrobe
Producer Sean with a haphead haircut
Director Tate and DP Tony shooting wide factory shot
Sound recordist Ryan, DP Tony, and director Tate preparing for kitchen shoot
Sound recordist Ryan, DP Tony, and director Tate preparing for fight shoot with Elysia and Adrian
Director Tate and Marcus as trainer holding up haptic cable, Tiffiney as trainer helper and Sean as test subject.
Tate directing factory workers
Tate on camera with producer Anthony in background
Sound recordist Ryan on kitchen counter with Eric and Elysia
Tony lighting set while Ryan and factory workers get ready
Associate producer Ian in factory wardrobe (a painter suit)
Factory workers waiting for call
Factory workers getting ready
The factory set from above
Make-up artist Trina and producer Anthony give Elysia a haphead shave
Elysia comes down hard on Adrian. Karate black belt Adrian composed original music for haphead and was the fight choreographer.
Make-up artist Trina makes Eric look like an old punk rocker
Make-up artist Trina gets Adrian ready for a haphead head shave
Anthony, our producer, catches blood while make-up artist does one over on Adrian’s face