A disturbing, smart, horror picture that combines elements of traditional filmmaking with found footage.
WHO ARE WE?
Christiana Productions is the brain child of Joseph Christiana. We're award winning filmmakers, writers, and artists making uncompromising, independent cinema for close to ten years. Our films have screened in festivals all over the country and are in distribution through various channels. Check our our website to get to know us or scroll down to see our recent projects, THE NIGHTMARE and TIME TRAVELERS.
DISNEY VACATION PACKAGES ADDED TO REWARDS! PROJECT UPDATE 9/10/12
That's right! We are now offering incredible Disney Vacation Package incentives at our $40 and $599 pledge levels. See the info to the right and pledge now!
CHALET LIZETTE BRANNAN JOINS CAST UPDATE 9/9/12
The adorable Chale Lizette Brannan has joined the cast! Chalet is an amazing budding talent whose career is off to a meteoric start. Among her amassing film role credits are Call of Duty: Undead, Slasher3D, and Night Aboard Salem, Alice in Zombie Land, and Ride the Wanted Trail, to name just a few. We're honored and lucky to be working with such a fine talent whose bound for great things in movies!
PROJECT UPDATE 9/7/12 - THE MIGHTY FANGORIA COVERS EXPERIMENTS!
Our project was covered by the great Dave Pace over at Fangoria:
PROJECT UPDATE VIDEO #2
Bianca checks in with her fans to let them know about EXPERIMENTS IN KILLING!
PROJECT UPDATE VIDEO #1
As mentioned in the video update above, we've added a new pledge award at the $22 level: a special edition, autographed DVD of Christiana's acclaimed short films, THE NIGHTMARE and TIME TRAVELERS. This gift is limited. Only 20 of these will ever exist, gang!
Yo! Check out our skills:
Experiments in Killing will be shot using the equipment we used for TIME TRAVELERS. See the trailer below
AND HEY, BREAKING NEWS! TIME TRAVELERS was just invited to screen at the 2012 TCIF3 film festival, the 2013 Radcon SF convention in February, and at next year’s Worldcon in San Antonio, Texas.]
Check out our horror short film THE NIGHTMARE. Own a signed special edition of this on DVD with TIME TRAVELERS if you pledge at the $22 level.
EXPERIMENTS IN KILLING - The Story
EXPERIMENTS IN KILLING is a feature length horror film about a serial killer who wants to stop killing. The irony is that he videotapes his killings in order to neutralize the urge to kill. He thinks that if he sees with an objective how heinous his acts are, he’ll be able to stop.
Problem is, it doesn’t work.
The tapes he’s made eventually fall into the hands of a couple of guys who begin making a movie about the killer, integrating some of the actual murder footage. They create a violent and very disturbing bit of cinema. It's the film we’re watching.
It’s not a found-footage film per se, not in the strictest sense of the word anyway. In fact, as the levels of reality peel away, we realize that one of the things the film is doing is commenting on the genre from the inside.
The killer is an amalgam of many of the serial killers who've haunted our collective conscious. Ted Bundy. Keith Jesperson who was a trucker (as is the killer in our Film), and Dahmer, who was fond of keepsakes of his killings. Where Dahmer had his body parts and Polaroid's, our killer has his tapes.
We'll be striving for realism here. Real ghetto back alleys. Real seedy motels. At times, you'll be unable to tell whether or not some of the characters are actors or not... that's because we'll use "real" people when we can.
Groundbreaking Radio, a Behind the Scenes Journey with the Filmmakers
YOU CHOSE THE NAME FOR THE SERIAL KILLER!
Yup. This is an interactive project folks. You follow along with the project via our Experiments in Podcasting Show (see below for more info) and you help us make key decisions about the film.
You voted and (re)named the Killer in Experiments in Killing: Magnus!
NOW CHOOSE THE MURDER WEAPON!
Joe and Tom are co-hosts on the popular horror movie review podcast, The Cutting Room. It makes its home on Bill Chete’s Horror Palace.com, the number one horror movie review podcast network on the web.
Now we're launching a brand new podcast that will coincide with the production of EXPERIMENTS IN KILLING. To our knowledge, it’s a show concept that has never been done before.
The show will be called Experiments in Podcasting and it’ll be a behind-the-scenes audio production diary. It’ll consist of bi-weekly reports on the film’s development, more or less as they happen. You guys will be able to listen in on our on-air production meetings. We’ll also be engaging with fans and listeners to help us make decisions about the film.
In fact, our Cutting Room listeners have already effected the course of this project. We threw out two film ideas for them to choose from, they voted, and Experiments in Killing won.
In addition to the usual incentives offered for a film like this here, we’re also giving donors access to our podcast, ranging from shoutouts to appearances with us on the show. We can’t wait to meet you!
T-SHIRTS GIFT AT THE $25 LEVEL
Own one of the below t-shirts if you pledge at the $25 level.
The inimitable Max Koch has signed on for a leading role in the film. Max has a great cult following. Catch up with him here.
ELLIOT V. KOTEK
Elliot Kotek has signed on with the production to star as the killer.
BUDGET AND PRODUCTION
Cast and crew will mostly work gratis. We’ll spend the budget on locations, food and transportation for them, locations, and whatever rental equipment we’ll need to supplement what we already have on our shelves.
We’ll be shooting with the same equipment we used for our sci-fi short TIME TRAVELERS. Check out the link above to see the trailer.
We're already in pre-production and our new podcast, Experiments in Podcasting, debuts on July 26th. As soon as the project is funded and successful, we'll move right into casting. The plan is to shoot in the fall and have the film done around the new year.
If you’re new to Kickstarter here’s how it works: if we make our modest project goal, we’re off and running. You guys get a great film and a podcast show where you can follow along with the production. If we don’t make the goal, no harm no foul. No one gets charged for their intended donation and all bets are off.
But let’s not let that happen. We’re incredibly excited about getting these Experiments off the ground with you so consider kicking in. Every little bit helps.
Till then, thanks a million!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 23, 2012.
Jul 25, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012 (60 days)
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You'll be added to our film news mailing list and have our eternal gratitude for helping to get the project off the ground. Every little bit helps!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above and digital download of the rough cut killing scenes of Experiments in Killing.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above and high resolution production stills of the lady victims in Experiment in Killing, signed by the actresses.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above and a digital download screening of the film when it's completed.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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7 backers Limited (13 of 20 left)
All of the above and a special limited collector's edition DVD of The Nightmare and Time Travelers, signed by the filmmaker.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above and a high-quality, custom made Experiments In Killing T-Shirt.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above, a limited edition, signed 'thank you!' postcard, and a digital download of the original score and soundtrack of the film. We work with great musicians (and mail great postcards)!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $35 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
All of the above and one of the original Min-DV tapes that the killer uses in his camera when murdering the victims. These will be the actual tapes containing the "found-footage" that's seen in the non-HD parts of the film. A one of a kind artifact of the production!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $40 or more
4 backers Limited (196 of 200 left)
$40 All of the above and you'll be entered in a drawing for a 3 days/2 nights stay at DISNEY WORLD in Orlando, Florida for up to 4 people! Included in this incredible package are up to 4 passes to any of the Disney Theme Parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios). This vacation can be used at any time up to two years from now. Transportation to the park is not included. A video of the winner being chosen at random will be posted to our website and a link will be sent to all participants. ALSO AT THIS LEVEL: You'll have the option to be listed in the 'Special Thanks' section of the film's closing credits AND be listed as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on IMDB.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above, a signed, special limited edition DVD copy of the completed film, and I'll give you a call to say, "Hey, thanks a million."Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above, promotional art signed by cast and crew, and links to online rough cut sequences of the film while in development.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, a thank you credit in the film's closing credits, a shout-out thank you on The Cutting Room and Experiments in Podcasting, and a Cutting Room T-Shirt.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above, Joe will review a horror movie of your choice on Experiments In Podcasting, and a limited edition, autographed EXPERIMENTS IN KILLING poster.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $300 or more
At this level you get to takeover Horror Palace's newest show The Zombie Reckoning for an episode (Podcast premieres Oct. 3). You'll get to choose a zombie film and any other horror film (other than films which are already in the show's schedule) to do battle. You can plug your book, movie, mowing business or whatever else you might have during the show. Also Joe Mummy will join hosts Ron Martin and Jeff Hammer on the show. You can even join in on the review if you like. Donate now and we'll have a great time discussing your movies.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above, an invitation to appear with Joe and Tom on Experiments in Podcasting to talk about the project and review a horror movie of your choosing, and listed as Co-Producer in the film's credits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $599 or more
1 backer All gone!
All of the above and a 5 days/4 nights stay anywhere in Florida (at participating quality hotels) for up to 4 people! Included in this incredible package are up to 4 passes to any of the Disney Theme Parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios). This vacation can be used any time up to two years from now. Transportation not included.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above, an Executive Producer Credit on the film (and listed as such on IMDB), and an invitation to appear in the film itself (must provide your own transportation to Tri-State area).Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
All of the above, The Cutting Room gang will review a horror movie of your choosing on an official episode of The Cutting Room, and you'll be invited to the movie premiere screening in NYC to have dinner with cast and crew (must provide your own transportation to Tri-State area).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
All of the above, an invite to sit in on a day of shooting the film (must provide your own transportation to Tri-State area), and an invitation to appear on The Cutting Room Podcast to meet the gang and discuss our film and review a horror film of your choosing.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013