What was suppose to be a fun night out for this gothic beauty, turns into the very thing she used to wish for, a zombie apocalypse.
The End Film Festival Campaign
Hello, I am Jeremy W. Brown, the director of the film "The End" This is my first film, and its been my dream to make a zombie films ever since my first viewing of "Night of the Living Dead" I have held Night of the Living Dead to the highest standard since I could remember. While this may be my first time directing, I knew film well enough through years of watching to press forth with a brave new idea. I knew what I wanted and really pushed the envelope for it.
The End was a film shot on a shoestring budget, we spent almost 3 months working on our 12 minute short. It has been the product of shoot, reshoot and then shoot again. The cast and crew have been so dedicated and have given their time and efforts again and again.
So why this campaign? Well the heart and soul of this film is the artistic approach to zombie film. Some prefer blood and guts splattered all over the place, I myself do not, so my dream was to create a zombie film much like Alien, where you the audience created the creatures in your head. We all have our favorite type of zombie, and our imagination is far scarier than what we see on film.
With that in mind, we do not have the funding to put our film in film festivals. Which with your help we can achieve. I have chosen to share the film in its entirety as it stands as a short to let you see the efforts we put into it. I believe if you like the project you will donate to the cause, if you can't afford to donate, please spread the word.
The magnitude in which your donations will help, is that they will enable us to enter our film into the festivals. We have Withoutabox setup, and are ready to get rolling
We are dedicated to a different type of zombie film. A good story, oh yes, there is much more hidden on our pages to make this a series to even rival "The Walking Dead"
(And yes that is Robert Pattison with Shawna, she's that good)
Too often I've seen the cheap use of gore to carry a film rather than a good story. Zombie films are guilty of this more often than not. I want to focus on the survivors and their struggles, and to really breathe life back into a saturated genre that has been filled with laughs and ridiculous story arcs.
The contributions we receive will be used only for entering this into film festivals, we wish to enter 15-20 festivals. We have a press kit ready to go on without a box, and have really put a lot of effort into it. If we don't reach our entire goal, then sadly, the dream ends here.
For most of the cast and crew, this is our first film, and we really think it turned out pretty good for what we had to work with. It was during the winter, so oftentimes we were super cold, super miserable, yet there was no quit, we all wanted this to turn out so wonderful.
I really think people will appreciate this film, as it really gives people a chance to connect with someone who is like them, that isn't some superhero cop, or a master with weaponry. Just a girl armed with a camera, striving to connect with other survivors on the backbone of the internet.
To all who contribute, I will go out of my way to make sure you are kept up to date on our film submissions, which festivals we've chosen to enter, and even more-so, to the person who invests the most to help our dream, I will gladly invite you along to any festivals we are accepted into. Granted you will have to cover your expenses, but I will treat you as much of a member of this film as any of my cast and crew.
So please, again, watch the video, see if you enjoy it, if you do and feel it is worth of being seen in the festival, please feel free to contribute. With you we have a shot of making our dreams come true, without you, we have a film, that has no big time promoter nor a big time agency to back it, so we will never get a chance to share this properly with the world!
Well so far these are the ones we've come up with, more to come, these are the ones we felt would work for this project right now. There is more being released as we speak though.
Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival $25
Atlanta Horror Film Festival $35
Aliens to Zombies Film Festival $35
MisCon Science Fiction and Horror $35
Shriekfest, Los Angeles Horror/Scifi $35
Spooky Movie International Horror $25
Telluride Horror Show $30
Terror Film Festival $40
Tuscon Terrorfest: Horror Film Festival $20
Independent Film Quarterly Film and Webisode Festival $50
International Movie Trailer Festival: Trailers for Movies or Web Series Completed or in the Dream Stage $25
pledged of $650 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 11, 2012.
Apr 11, 2012 - May 11, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
I will write you a personal thank you!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
I will make you a banner stating that you are a donator to the film, complete with your name and the previous rewardEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $20 or more
If we are accepted into the chosen film festivals we are entering, I will make sure you have a ticket to the screening of your choice. As well as the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $30 or more
A special thank you recorded by the director on the vlog he'll be making in his journey to chase down the festivals as a first time director. Also the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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I will give you a call and talk with you for an half-an-hour to discuss the film, where it's going from here, and more. This includes the above rewards as well.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
I will meet you in person and sit down and talk about the film with you, or I can Skype with you as well. I will include all the rest of the awards as well, minus of course the phone call, it would seem redundant.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $200 or more
I will allow you onto our set for any filming we do in continuation of this project, you will need to cover your own travel expenses, or if you prefer I will record you a personal trip through the set with a quick hello from the actors and actress. As well as the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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You will be featured on our Facebook page as a donator as well as given a chance to join the cast and crew when we pick filming back up to be a principle zombie in the film. All travel expenses must be paid by you of course.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012