DAVID SIMPSON

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Dangerous to Know is the first book in a brand new, dark, cerebral, psychological thriller trilogy by global bestselling and award-winning author, David Simpson, and is now a major motion picture.

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Dangerous to Know is an existentialist, cerebral psychological thriller that deconstructs subjects ranging from parental responsibility, post-trauma family dynamics, managing mental health disorders within a family, familial loyalty, generational responsibilities to one another, and even the meaning of life itself. This is all set in a fast-moving psychological thriller, filled to the brim with intelligent philosophy, dark and unexpected twists and turns, and an unforgettable build toward an equally unforgettable conclusion.

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What's Dangerous to Know about?

I made Dangerous to Know because it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capitalize on a historic moment in the medium of film.

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It is difficult to overstate the significance of this fact: for the first time, it has become possible to leverage the historic, exponential acceleration of digital technology to make an independent psychological thriller with no compromise in quality—even in comparison to big budget studio films of the same genre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a dark, cerebral, existential psychological thriller—a genre that I’ve always loved. I drew on my philosophy, psychology, and literature backgrounds to meaningfully explore a myriad of subjects ranging from existentialism, post-trauma family dynamics, parental responsibility, responsibilities between generations, and even the meaning of life itself. This is all set in a rapid-paced psychological thriller that employs the Zeigarnik effect, which is a psychological effect that continually resets the viewer’s attention span by giving their minds new mysteries to ponder, drawing the audience in further—binge-watching results from the same phenomena. Consequently, Dangerous to Know is filled to the brim with intelligent philosophy, unexpected twists, and an unforgettable, epic conclusion.

Personally, I’m best known for my award-winning speculative sci-fi series, Post-Human and the research required to write a speculative look into our technological future required that I become an expert on information tech and AI. It was through that lens that I recognized a special moment reached in early 2016; this was the moment that affordable digital 4K film cameras and 4K full frame DSLRs made it possible for independent filmmakers to film with tools that even a talent as immense as David Fincher would’ve coveted, had the same tools existed in 2007 as he filmed Zodiac in digital HD, editing on that era’s iMacs and plasma flat screens.The consequence of this was that, while our film couldn’t be a sci-fi story, as costumes and intense VFX for a feature length film are still solely the domain of Hollywood budgets, it was now possible that an indie film set in the present, using practical locations, could be filmed with spectacular results. All we needed was a story worthy of the newly affordable tech...and our passion.

Dangerous to Know is that story.

A 3000-plus shot, dark, cerebral, psychological thriller titled, Dangerous to Know, that was made entirely (pre-production-and post) by just my wife, Jennifer, and me.

My Wife and I Made a 3000 Shot Feature Film By Ourselves (and You Can Too)

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TOP MEDIA FEATURES

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PUBLICATION: NO FILM SCHOOL

The film’s director, David Simpson, said his wife and filmmaking partner, Jennifer, had tweeted to Flanagan in hopes of getting a retweet as part of their marketing. “We were just hoping to get our campaign mentioned in a tweet—we didn’t think he’d actually take the time to check us out and pledge to the campaign.”

DOCTOR SLEEP DIRECTOR BACKED KICKSTARTER MOVIE UNAWARE FILM CHARACTER WAS NAMED IN HIS HONOR

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PUBLICATION: DREADCENTRAL

I didn’t make my feature film, Dangerous to Know so that I could keep the secret formula for "how you make a feature film that looks like it cost $65 million dollars, but was actually shot on a nano-budget" all to myself.

5 Fundamentals That Helped Me Make My Feature By Myself

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PUBLICATION: NO FILM SCHOOL

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A fully completed feature film called Dangerous to Know recently launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to get the film rated for distribution and to cover the cost of entering it in festivals.

OFF TO A HISTORIC START, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER “DANGEROUS TO KNOW” IS CURRENTLY RAISING FUNDS ON KICKSTARTER AND IS WELL WORTH CONTRIBUTING TO.

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PUBLICATION: MORBIDLY BEAUTIFUL

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