|What's it about?
THE EINSTEIN TOWER is a
psychological suspense thriller.
How was it made?
The filmmaker, a firm believer in the magic of Hollywood, is taking great pains to keep the
technical aspects of the production confidential at least until after
the film's general release.
With the exception of
coffeehouses in Tokyo, the filmmaker gives his modest living quarters
outskirts of the city "physically and karmically between the workshops
of Studio Ghibli and Production I.G" as the location where
most of the writing and post production has taken place.
Of the production he says, "It
is a film of multiple dimensions,
involving hundreds of people, and which took over four years and a boatload of coffee to
How much did it cost to make?
THE EINSTEIN TOWER was funded
entirely by out of pocket resources by the filmmaker himself. Currently, post-production has
been delayed due to financial constraints. The filmmaker is currently
seeking financing to complete the last stages of post-production,
festival entry costs, and the initial stages of promotion.
The budget is described by the
filmmaker as "extremely inexpensive for a film, yet extremely expensive
for anything else". The filmmaker accepts and encourages any and
all donations, however large or small, for the promotion and
distribution of art.
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Who made it? Why?
An "ex-pat" American living
abroad, actor - writer - adventurer Rob Reilly set the film in the year 2013 A.D., placing the
action in and around the area now known as Tokyo, Japan. As with all
good writers, Reilly has culled many of his themes from his own
But that's only the beginning. The filmmaker has
crafted a plot in THE EINSTEIN TOWER that goes well beyond what most of us concieve to be
inevitable in our ever-changing world. The result, says Reilly, "is a story with
dangers vastly different from anything that has come before." He adds:
hope to not only entertain but to make people think about the story
well after they've left the theater. I think all good things, all
things worth spending time on, are like that. So, I hope, humbly, that
my work can also be viewed in this way, to be a bit ambiguous, a bit
unclear, personal without being exclusive, and most of all, moving. Because my favorite movies, whether
they are serious dramas or comedies, must move me for me to remember
them, to think about them, and to use in my own life, what they, as living art, give me.
cool shots, neat effects, and good images are one aspect of
cinema, but if it's
not placed in a moving story or with a likable character then it's
wasted. I'm a firm advocate of the saying, "If it's not first on paper,
then you'll never get it on the screen."
I think this is particularly true of most of what comes out of
Hollywood these days. And that's why you see so many people searching
out other, alternative sources for motion pictures."
Is it based on a book?
novel, entitled Wandering Soul, has been mentioned as a source of
inspiration for THE EINSTEIN TOWER. Mr. Reilly has neither confirmed nor denied this rumour.
Is there going to be a graphic novel(s) printed?
There are current plans for this. Discussions with artists and
publishers are ongoing at present. If you are or know of an
artist whose work you feel would compliment this project, please let
the filmmakers know at "artwork(at)einsteintower.org". We'd love to
hear from you.
How about computer games?
So far, no plans have been finalized. Generally speaking, the genre is
well suited for application in gaming, particularly now that the field
has advanced so drastically. This film would lend itself very well to a
gaming format. Of course, it all depends on the demand. If the public
wants it, it's a good bet, it will happen. If not, well then...In the
end, it's really all about financing and getting the support for
How do I contact the filmmakers?
The filmmakers welcome all inquiries. If you are interested in becoming
a corporate partner to The Einstein Tower or wish to discuss other
avenues of sponsorship, send an email to
"finance(at)einsteintower.org". If you have a general question about
the production, write to: "film(at)einsteintower.org". All inquiries
will remain strictly confidential. (Of course, replace "(at)" with the
appropriate symbol. )