I need a mock-up poster for use in a business plan and to entice investors with an exciting visual mock poster of the film. I don't need it at a super high resolution, won't be blown up huge, just enough to print around 4x6-6x8 max.
The film is a sexy Noir psychological suspense thriller. Along the lines of Basic Instinct/Sleeping With The Enemy/LA Confidential.
The film "Ego-Bound" is about a woman who finally frees herself from an abusive relationship, but he refuses to let go, stalking her. Focused on her career as an artist (painter) She meets a charismatic successful wealthy business man who just might be the contact she needs, only to be catapulted into a world of maladjusted egos, deceit and dysfunction. Putting herself in more danger than she could ever imagine.
The Woman is the LEAD/heroine of the film and is the MAIN focus in the poster.
The other two characters on the poster are the two men. The dangerous stalking boyfriend and the dangerous charismatic older business man. whom both end up trying to kill her in the end.
I have attached a rough sketch(very rough) but it conveys the idea I am going for.
The title "EGO-BOUND" One of the films themes is that EGO is dangerous and destroys people. The title in the sketch forms a T with the O being shared. (See in sketch attached)
This is not an absolute, really would like to see it but open for other layouts. I would like the G in EGO to be incorporated into a GUN the G being the gun handle. The woman running across the top of the title. Sexy think James Bond movies here/somewhat silhouetted,(not completely black) long legs, super model look,toned athletic body.(she is also a fitness instructor in the film, works out a lot) Long hair wispy, blowing back in the wind sort of look.
The stalking boyfriend would be upper right corner in my layout cropped just below the waist(if you were to use the photo below) and up, looking at her, about 40 yrs old, shirt hanging open, great body ripped abs. Attractive but scary at the same time. Also shadowy image but some details, not crisp or bright. The older business man who ends up trying to kill her when she finds out his buried secrets, would be in the bottom right on my sketch slightly looking up at her( very shadowy image, also below creepy) but in an expensive suit, clean cut decent shape, about 60 years old.
Also in the sketch are rectangles, they would be mirrors starting in the bottom left going behind he images to the top right, maybe a few shattered (mirrors representing EGO) I would like this imagery but not an absolute.
I want to walk the line of being slick James Bond thriller look with a cool Indy edge.
I have attached source photos/imagery from a stock photo site. I have not purchased them yet they still have the water marks. Not sure if they will work for this or if you want to work with your own source images? Also I don't want them to be used as is, I would want them cut out of their backgrounds and alterd. The woman on the beach I would want clothes painted on, no bathing suit, or workout clothes maybe black tights, with a short skirt, boots, tight form fitting what ever it is but NO bathing suit or workout clothes please. I checked all stock footage sites no perfect matches physically, or style of running that I could find.
Also the open shirt guy would need to be more shadowy, cropped at the waist(if using this photo, and dark clothing.) So both reworked in photo shop. The older business man is quite close though. If they will work and need to be bought I will. You might just need them as a reference, idea of what I'm going for.
I am also open to all images being sketched, and all suggestions! You are welcome to use the images provided but by no means mandatory, mostly for you to understand the characters in the film because this is a character driven story so it is necessary to include these characters and elements on the poster, you decide the rest!
Text for poster besides title--
The tag line on the poster is " Everybody has a price.....what's yours?"
Create normal movie poster credit layout at the very bottom of the poster:
Starring(leave blank) Written and Directed by L. Russo Produced by Robert Evans, L. Russo Executive producer Jack Houston Cinematographer Richard Avedon