The best FREE live Halloween show in Brooklyn!
For the last six years, as September rolls around, more and more people anxiously come by the garage asking..."what are you guys going to do this year?"
Our project (Brooklyn Halloween Show) will be one of the major attractions at the annual Clinton Hill Halloween Walk, where trick-or-treaters receive a map of the neighborhood listing houses offering free candy, exhibits, and free live shows. PS: You can also catch us at our Facebook Fan Page.
This year our show is to be a follow-up to last year's very successful "Brooklyn Halloween Tag Team Monster Mash Up." The working title for this year's show is "Brooklyn Halloween 2012 Single Elimination Slaughter." Picture this: an outdoor wrestling ring, monsters, music, sound/special effects, and yes - plenty of Halloween "wrestling beat downs" - then you know what a fun evening it will be.
In case you are wondering how we can make this claim that we can actually pull this off, well, we first started producing larger live shows in 2006 and they have grown in size, popularity and ambition every year. Keep in mind this is a free, live Halloween show performed only 3 times outdoors on Halloween night to audiences that can reach up to 2000 people.
Here are videos of some of our past shows. Most of them were edited in the studio, but a couple are live. Hope you enjoy them but the REAL energy of being there with the crowd is what really makes these shows go!
2011 show part 1 All live footage from the NYT's blog on Vimeo
2011 show part 2 More live footage from the NYT's blog on Vimeo
Every year the cast and crew, plus new and returning volunteers, help to make Halloween night a real community event, but the yearly cost of producing these shows has reached its limit for us. My personal credit card is about maxed and finances for everyone in the group have become much tighter. This is especially true as an original member of the group unexpectedly up and left for LA last month. Adding the cost of creating yet another original Brooklyn Halloween Show has become a bigger strain than it used to be. We want to continue producing a fun, imaginative show. We just recently discovered Kickstarter, so we hope you can help us make this year's show a reality. Your contributions will go towards candy for the kids, costumes, set design, sound equipment rental, props, lighting, videographer, special effects and flyers.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Our situation may be a little different than the usual Kickstarter campaign. We have already created and produced 6 previous shows, so we pretty much know the pitfalls and recurring challenges we will face each year.
As always the main challenge is creating the best show we can with the least amount of money possible. Our group enthusiasm, creativity and confidence carry us a long way, and most of the time we figure out low tech solutions to make things look cool AND work effectively within the show.
It is because of this group dynamic that we are able to create and produce these shows so inexpensively. A show like ours could easily cost twice as much and we are proud of the fact that we don't just "throw more money" at the show to try and make it look better. Hey, we re - use and cannibalize many materials from past shows to keep the costs down. Let's face it, we never have that kind of money anyway.
We have never been extravagant, preferring the rough around the edges approach, and this year is no different. We are only asking for enough contributions to make this show live up to everyone's expectations. Long live The Brooklyn Halloween Show!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 2, 2012 - Oct 15, 2012 (13 days)
Pledge $10 or more
For $10 you get a color picture autographed by the entire cast and crew in full costume. Plus your name added to the donation board on display at the Halloween Show.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
For only $25 you get a cool 2012 Brooklyn Halloween show T shirt. The T shirt design is the official graphics for the 2012 show. Plus your name added to the donation board on display at the Halloween ShowEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
You get the Brooklyn Halloween 2012 T shirt AND an autographed color photo signed by the entire cast and crew in full costume. Plus your name added to the donation board on display at the Halloween ShowEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $75 or more
3 backers Limited (3 of 6 left)
For $75 you get the T shirt, the autographed picture and a CD containing soundtrack music we used in past shows. Plus your name added to the donation board on display at the Halloween ShowEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $150 or more
4 backers Limited (2 of 6 left)
For $150 you get the T shirt and a 6" Godzilla Monster figure. Plus your name added to the donation board on display at the Halloween Show.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
Be the first to donate $200 and you get an old retired pair of foam Godzilla feet! These were built for our very first show back in 2004. If these feet could only talk! They have seen lots of action and were used in 5 Brooklyn Halloween Shows AND made an appearance as part of the Godzilla suit seen on an episode of 30 Rock! Plus your name added to the donation board on display at the Halloween Show.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012