A woman is hunted by a serial killer with supernatural abilities. And he is not alone.
Hello, awesome people! Wanna make a movie? We do too! Let's do it together.
WHAT'S THE FILM ABOUT?
THE FOREVER PEOPLE is an ambitious independent short film project touching on fresh new concepts and powerful storytelling. A young woman named Lorelei awakes in a strange farmhouse and finds herself hunted by a supernatural entity calling himself 'Sebastian.' He can teleport. He heals rapidly. He has enhanced strength and tracking capabilities. In this hopeless one-sided confrontation, Lorelei fights desperately until she discovers the one weapon powerful enough to defeat him: Herself.
Inevitably, this story is about a woman coming into her own power. About refusing to be a victim. About taking a stand and remembering who she is.
Mythos: The Forever People are a race of supernatural beings currently unknown to the natural world. If a child dies before it is born, the soul of that child becomes a Forever Person. The souls manifest the body they would have had (had they been born) and can appear at any age they choose. They have unnatural abilities such as teleportation, rapid healing, and enhanced strength, just to name a few. Emotionally distraught with memories of an entire lifetime that never existed, they walk the earth neither alive nor dead, neither ghosts nor flesh. If you're never born, are you real? The Forever People are tortured souls with broken minds. And some of them...are not very nice.
WHAT'S THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT?
We will be shooting 5 days throughout October. We plan to run the film through film festivals to get the word out and raise interest for funding a full feature. Though this is a short film, it is truly the workload of a feature. And the potential for this is AMAZING. Multiple feature films. Comic books. Television series. Video games (which would be astounding!). The potential is uuuge (and you know that's big, because there's just no room for the H!:)
We have an amazing team that grows and gets better every day. We're unbelievably excited about this. I hope you will be too.:)
WHY ARE YOU MAKING THIS?
I believe that independent film productions can be better than anything Hollywood can deliver. The richness, depth, and power in films comes not from multi-million dollar budgets, but from visionaries and creatives and collaborations between amazing talents. When you do something for the love of it, magic happens. The world tells you it's risky to be true to yourself. But it is this ruthless authenticity that creates films that touch, move, and inspire you. It is this relentless pursuit of integrity within oneself that moves mountains and makes miracles happen.
For the kind of film we want to make, $7500 is very small, it will be very tight for us to stretch it, but it can be done. $10,000 would allow us to properly pay people, but due to it being an all-or-nothing campaign, we set it to a lower amount in order to meet the goal. For myself, I have complete faith in this project and I maxed out my credit card with $2500 and invested another $600 just for the special fx materials alone. And this is just to get started. All the money donated from Kickstarter will be given to the production and pay for cast, crew, catering, set builds, digital fx, post sound, music, etc. I believe in jumping into the water head first, body and all. No testing the water with my big toe. For me, it's like life: it's either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
I hope you get involved and be part of our team. Whether it's as a donator or by helping us spread the word. Please throw the link on your Facebook or Twitter and pass it along. I'd appreciate any kind of support you can give. Thank you soooo much for helping us make this a reality. Let's do this!
Director of Photography: Darius Mathis http://www.dariusmathis.com
Special Effects Coordinator : Scott Carr http://www.facebook.com/messages/?ref=mb#!/profile.php?id=1100634884
Makeup FX: Melody Montiel http://www.facebook.com/messages/?ref=mb#!/melody.montiel
Digital FX Supervisor: Steve Steketee http://facebook.com/ssteketee
The role of Sebastian: Nathan Houser http://www.facebook.com/messages/?ref=mb#!/profile.php?id=1113896340
The role of Lorelei: Alicia Deven Clark http://www.facebook.com/adevenclarkh
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 October 3, 2011.
Sep 3, 2011 - Oct 3, 2011 (30 days)
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A “Special Thanks” on the fan page & blog AND we’ll send you a link to an HD digital download of the film after it’s played the festival circuit.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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A limited edition DVD of the completed short film signed by the director, David Phifer (after it’s played the festival circuit.). This edition of the DVD will not be available anywhere else except to our Kickstarter team PLUS a “Special Thanks” credit in the film (+ all of the above).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Concept book, PDF version (includes storyboards, script, sketches, written character bios and mythos, photos and more) AND a Film Poster (autographed by cast and crew) (+ all of the above).Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Concept Book, printed version (signed by the director/includes storyboards, script, sketches, written character bios and mythos, photos and more. Plus a few extras that the PDF version won't have) AND Associate Producer credit in the film (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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You’ll be drawn as a Forever Person by the director (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Executive Producer Credit in the film AND a printed Director's Journal during this project (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Come to Grand Rapids, Michigan and we’ll cast your face and you’ll become a Severed Head in the film (travel and accommodations not included. Must be able to come on a day that acommodates our schedule by Saturday, October 8th) (+ all of the above)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Name or face sponsorship in the film (such as on a billboard, on a building, etc.) PLUS be on set for a day and watch the magic happen. (travel and accommodations not included. Must be able to come on scheduled production day) AND receive a prop from the film (such as a severed arm, chosen by the director, signed by the cast and crew) (+ all of the above, Severed Head excluded).Estimated delivery: Oct 2012