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Jack HeathBy Jack Heath
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Jack HeathBy Jack Heath
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$7,056
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 20 2014

About

UPDATES: 

10/8 - Jack Heath is a guest on Kate Delaney's 'America Tonight' Nationally syndicated Radio Show. The subject- Jack's Book 'Salem VI- Rebecca's Rising'  and the upcoming movie Chain of Souls 9:15EST.

10/8 - Examiner's crowdfunding expert covers our project! 

10/6 - @realDonaldTrump gives our story a Tweet!  Thank you Mr. Trump! 

10/6 - Chain of Souls Movie Project at Kickstarter covered in Katie McQuaid's article Getting a kick out of Kickstarter project.

ABOUT this paranormal thriller film project. 

Help make the CHAIN OF SOULS movie series a reality!  Be a part of  making a paranormal/horror/thriller film trilogy a reality! The first movie of the trilogy is on its way to the silver screen, but we’re not quite there yet. The film rights have been acquired, the screenplay has been written, distributors are interested. We need to help raise money to get it into production faster and to help promote what will be a new classic that will be talked about every Halloween for years to come! You can help make this happen! Michael Myers has nothing on the wrath of The Coven of witches that have been wreaking havoc on Salem, MA for centuries. Based on the #1 bestselling books Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising and Salem VI: Chain of Souls the release of the first movie CHAIN OF SOULS  won’t disappoint. Blood curdling in all the right places and our main character John Andrews staggers just enough after too much scotch to keep it interesting, but still has the wherewithal to find the clues to uncover his past. 

What We’re Doing

Simply put, we’re raising money to market a feature film entitled CHAIN OF SOULS it is the first film in a trilogy, based on the Amazon #1 bestselling books Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising and Chain of Souls. The cool thing about this modern day take on the Salem witch trials is that the author, Jack Heath is an actual descendant of Rebecca Nurse an accused witch hung at The Gallows AND he’s also got the accusers bloodline coursing through his veins, from the Putnam side of his family. The books have been so successful, that Wonderland Pictures, Inc. acquired the film rights within a year of the release of the first book. Now we need the cash to tell the world about this incredible story on the silver screen. The film has an anticipated Halloween 2015 release date only if we can reach our campaign goal here on Kickstarter. 

Why We’re Doing It

The books have already been a proven success. The story is like no other Salem witch trials story…ever. The reviews speak for themselves and it would be a shame not take this film project all the way simply because we have fallen short on the remaining portion of the film’s development budget. As part of our financial commitments we have to be able to show that we have the resources to market the film pre and post-production properly, and we need to be able to guarantee the proper promotion to close the deals with some of the A-List actors. This is why we need your help. 

What We Need

At this time we are asking for $150,000 for the first film in the trilogy CHAIN OF SOULS and we are trying our best to find this money wherever we can. We understand that without the support of people like you to get the project off the ground we wouldn’t be able to succeed. Any funds raised in excess of our initial goal will be directly allocated to the marketing and promotion of the film and we’ve got some cool things planned to promote this paranormal thriller and we want to take our backers with us! Help us tell the story of the true Salem witches.

We have confirmed:

  • Two #1 Amazon bestselling books in the Salem VI trilogy
  • Film contract with Wonderland Pictures, Inc.
  • Completed screenplay
  • International theater distribution letter of interest
  • Paranormal research on witches that rock!
  • A sample musical score written by a fan (and professional musician) who read the book and loved it! (Andrew Andron)
  • A storyline with a proven success!
  • Book series inspired the launch of Paranormal Galaxy Magazine and radio program
Amazon Book Reviews
Amazon Book Reviews

 We need your help with:

  • Funding for development, marketing and promotion 
  • Marketing resources to support local Salem, MA production and surrounding production in New England
  • Closing the deal with A-List actors

We have an established relationship with the city of Salem’s Office of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, as we’ve been working with them for two years on the book promotions, but we all know that going on location in the witch tourism capital of the world takes some doing. Again, we need the funds to do the proper promotion to get this film to the next level. We need to raise this money by midnight on Halloween to ensure the film goes into production, on time and for a 2015 Halloween release.

More About The Film

For those die-hard paranormal, horror and thriller movie buffs, we know you’re going to want to be a part of this film. The books are already a hit and we already have an international theater distribution in place. We are so close to this film becoming a reality we can almost taste it.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS:

After the tragic death of his wife, TV news anchor John Andrews builds a new life with his teenage daughter, Sarah, in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. A descendant of the powerful Putnam family—infamous as judges in the Salem Witch Trials—he is installed as head of the family’s newly established media-company. He begins to be plagued by nightmares and ghostly manifestations of his wife. A mysterious woman tells John that the nightmares will stop when he seizes his destiny. That destiny? To uncover the truth of his identity, to defeat dark forces that have been responsible for centuries of bloodshed, to harness the power of the Chain of Souls—victims of the evil conspiracy—and rise as a force for good. What is the key to solving these mysteries? A young girl kidnapped from the streets of Salem. His investigation takes him through a series of supernatural obstacles, as well as growing opposition in Salem. He discovers that the descendants of the accused Salem witches are still being hunted and killed, and that the missing girl is to be their next victim. In searching for further targets of the conspiracy, he finds that he himself is one of them: the product of an affair between his mother and a witch descendant. Just as his family is poised to initiate him into their business empire, he realizes what the cornerstone of that business actually is: the hunting and killing of witch descendants. Sarah inadvertently tips them off to John’s lineage, and he is cruelly butchered. As his soul hovers between life and death, the Chain of Souls revives him with supernatural fury. He destroys the killers and frees their hostage. As he returns from the wreckage of the family’s abattoir, he gets a shocking call: the hunters have Sarah!

THE BOOK

CHAIN OF SOULS, the feature film, is based on the first book in the Salem VI series of books, Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising, which was on the Kindle/Amazon #1 bestseller list after the book publishers ran successful marketing campaigns with its release and they have continued to market and promote.  

The marketing campaigns that accompanied the book quadrupled the book sales and over 25K+ books have been sold of Salem VI: Rebecca's Rising and both books in the series continue to be bestsellers, particularly in the paranormal, supernatural, thrillers and witch genres. The 5 and 4 star reviews say it all!

Thank you for your time and consideration. We can’t do this without your support. I hope you will find it in your heart to help us bring “CHAIN OF SOULS” to the masses.

We know this is possible. The CHAIN OF SOULS movie needs to be made and experienced. It is a truly amazing story that will keep movie-goers on the edge of their seats…all the way to the end. We need your help. PLEASE JOIN US.

For more information about us please visit www.salemwitchtrilogy.com

Amazon Book Reviews
Amazon Book Reviews

Risks and challenges

There are always the standard risks that any film production faces and the CHAIN OF SOULS project is no different. We have a stellar team pulled together who have extensive film production, marketing and distribution experience. We’re not worried about the basics, we have all of that covered. The business side of things is under control and things like production insurance, back-up plans, and valuable team players are all in place.

What could possibly go wrong? Without getting too crazy making up wild scenarios, there are things like scheduling conflicts whether it be coordinating the actors, going on location, or even filming in the studio. Our head honcho Michael DeRoker runs a tight ship and we’re confident he’ll keep this film on course, but there is always the possibility that “something may suddenly may come up” and if it does, we’ll have to regroup. Don’t worry, we’ll be keeping our backers up to date on our progress as we go along throughout the making of this film.

Distribution agreements are in place, but are contingent on our meeting filming deadlines, so if we do run into any issues along the way that may delay shooting, etc. we could have to renegotiate this type of thing, but we’re not too worried about this. We’re more concerned right now with meeting our Kickstarter goal and hopefully blowing it out of the water as the most successful campaign ever!

Are we prepared to fulfill your rewards? ABSOLUTELY! We won’t let you down. We have marketing guru Sherrie Wilkolaski on the team and she thrives on managing deliverables, so don’t worry about not getting your t-shirt, DVD or movie soundtrack on schedule. She's also the driving force behind the success of the book series, so you'll be in good hands. We have already identified the right product partners and are confident that we’ll be able to deliver your goodies on schedule. We’ll be sending out updates as we go along so you’ll be notified well in advance on where things stand.

Rewards Disclaimers
• Kickstarter campaign and rewards fulfillment available worldwide, additional shipping fees will apply if shipping outside of the US.
• Transportation, lodging and any outside travel expenses to any set visit, Salem afternoon tour with Jack Heath, etc. is not included in any reward package.
• Must be over 18 and/or accompanied by a parent and/or legal guardian to participate in any events, appear on radio interview, set visit, etc.
• The movie script will not be delivered in any package until after the film has been released.
• Rewards that involve any event, on site, radio and/or magazine promotion will require paperwork outside of the online registration here at Kickstarter. Nothing you can’t handle but it will be good for everyone involved.
• The CHAIN OF SOULS team will be utilizing the email address provided during the rewards registration process that is ultimately provided to us by Kickstarter. We expect to send out our first email to all backers within 2-3 weeks of receiving the information from Kickstarter.

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    Receive a “CHAIN OF SOULS” DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PACKAGE (digital promotional materials, digital posters, banners, desktop wallpaper etc…), including a credit with your name on the donor section of the official movie website and in Paranormal Galaxy Magazine.

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    eBooks of the first two books in the trilogy, "Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising" and "Chain of Souls" is waiting for you. (Plus the Digital Download Package) We know this reward is going to be a favorite!

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    Movie script in PDF format a Limited Edition “CHAIN OF SOULS” MOVIE POSTER signed by the Producer Michael DeRoker and Author Jack Heath (plus the above Digital Download Package and eBooks)

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    Choose between either your very own “CHAIN OF SOULS” movie COFFEE MUG to help you get up and go, or, slip into the fashionable “CHAIN OF SOULS CREW” T-SHIRT (and yes, you still get the Digital Download Package, Limited Edition Poster, and ebooks.)

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    Your choice of a Digital Movie Download or a DVD of the movie, plus the Movie Soundtrack++. This is a powerful paranormal package! Receive a signed CD of “THE CHAIN OF SOULS” Movie Soundtrack to add a little music to your life. We’re throwing in some special tracks written by an avid fan and award winning jazz musician, Andrew Andron. We liked it so much, consider it a bonus! You know we’re giving you all of the other goods along with this package (T-SHIRT or Mug, the Digital Download Package, Limited Edition Poster, and eBooks,)

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    A Limited edition hard copy of the first book in the series Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising, paperback copy of the book Chain of Souls AND Jack Heath’s original Book III outline and synopsis. The final book in the trilogy to be released with the first film. Get the insider scoop before the book hits the market! You’ll walk away with all of the above mentioned rewards as well (T-SHIRT or Mug, Limited Edition Poster, DVD, Soundtrack, eBooks, and Digital Download Package.)

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    Radio interview with Jack Heath. Interested in talking with the Rebecca Nurse descendant? Sign up for this reward early, it will go quickly! Jack will interview you on the popular Paranormal Galaxy Radio show co-hosted with Alan Cox, a renowned psychic. Who knows, you may even get a psychic reading while on the air. To top this reward off, it will include a written interview in Paranormal Galaxy Magazine. (T-SHIRT or Mug, Limited Edition Poster, DVD, Soundtrack, and Digital Download Package included.)

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    Enjoy an afternoon in Salem, MA with author Jack Heath. Retrace the steps of Jack’s ancestors, hitting all of the hot spots in downtown Salem. You’ll stop by to visit local Salem witch Lori Bruno at her shop Magika. You know we’ve got you covered on the other goodies. (DVD, CD, Books, T-SHIRT or Mug, Poster, and Download Package). *Travel and lodging not included.

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    Now we’re talkin’! You will be credited with a “Special Thanks” in the end title sequence of the movie! (plus the CD, DVD, Books, T-SHIRT or Mug, Poster, and Download Package) Your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Special Thanks"

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    PARTY! Two tickets for you and a guest to attend “THE CHAIN OF SOULS” SCREENING and AFTER PARTY in New York City (transportation and lodging not included) along with an authentic limited edition SCREEN CAPTURE PRINT from the finished film signed by the Director (plus the “Special Thanks” Credit, CD, DVD, Books, T-SHIRT or Mug, Poster, and Download Package) Jack Heath will give you a personal shout out and thank you on the Paranormal Galaxy Radio show.

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    Bring a guest for LUNCH and visit THE EDIT SUITE to sit in on a personal edit session with the Producer Michael DeRoker (plus the “Special Thanks” Credit, CD, DVD, Books, T-SHIRT or Mug, Poster, and Download Package *Transportation and lodging not included).

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    Spend the day on set as Producer Michael DeRoker's personal guest and receive a signed copy of the shooting script upon the film’s release (*Transportation and lodging not included).

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