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By James H. Carter II
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About this project

Welcome Foolish Mortals!

The Haunted Mansion is a singular experience in the world of Disney. Simultaneously frightening and hilarious, this attraction has magnetized audiences for decades and is synonymous with first in class haunted attraction experience.

What draws so many to Walt’s spooky little house on the hill, with its neat edges and perfectly polished facade? Why are so many people enchanted with the mystery and appeal of a haunted attraction that happens to live in the happiest places on Earth?

Our film, “Foolish Mortals” is an examination of the fan culture surrounding Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction. We are digging into the lives, creative work and experiences of the countless masses who have reached out to share their interest in our mutual obsession, looking for the reasons they’re in love and unearthing the ghostly materials within.

This film is unique in many ways. The film’s creators are veteran producers of content, James H. Carter II (*Director and host of the Creepy Kingdom Podcast) and Ryan Grulich (Producer) bring a wealth of production value and a true affinity for the IP to the table. We are not shooting this film on Disney property, or attempting to dig up old corpses or expose trade secrets. We love the Haunted Mansion and want to preserve and project it’s intimacy within the fan culture. We are collaborating with industry partners and Haunted Mansion based creatives worldwide to craft a one of a kind experience that will bring you deeper into the appeal of the attraction than ever before.

Out of respect for the parks, we are not shooting the film on Disney grounds and have even gone so far as to create an amazing photo realistic 3D render of the mansion and will be featuring it in ways never before seen!

People from all walks of life will be featured in our film, and from all locales, as the Haunted Mansion is an international affair and draws followers worldwide. Some of the spirits being channeled in this film are names you may have heard, while others are not.

In order to fulfill this goal, we will need your support, and that’s why we have created this Kickstarter campaign. We need help creating the documentary and supporting the gigantic efforts of the production. There are so few opportunities in life to commit your vital energies to something as wide in scope as this project for many, and we are hopeful that you will help us on our journey to realize our vision of a film for Haunted Mansion devotees, by Haunted Mansion devotees.

Risks and challenges

Some of the risks and challenges we face are being able to pull off a full length documentary! Our team has been working in the film and video production industry for over 15 years! With our expeirence and passion for the subject matter I am very confident we will deliver an excellent film that Haunted Mansion fans will love!

Here is a breakdown of the Production Costs:

Production $28,648
Travel Costs $5621
Backer Rewards $3000
Business / Legal fees $2200
Marketing $3150
Kickstarter fee $2130
Taxes $4475

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