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Happy Valley Incident is a found footage Horror film about four paranormal investigators that encounter something unknown.
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 Happy Valley Incident is a Independent feature length film that encompasses the art of the found footage genre of films such as Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity.  In our film we utilize elements from many different types of movies to create a movie that will keep viewers on the edge of their seat and guessing even when the movie is over.  This movie is part 1 in a series and helps to build up the tale and lore of the Happy Valley area and set up how the incident comes about.  Our film is fictional based but it does encompass some of the real events and stories that have happened surrounding the Happy Valley area.
 
If you are looking for more information we have a very up to date interactive website that we post news and updates regularly.  Our website in the first week of being online reached over a 1000 hits along with our Fan page on Facebook hitting over a 1000 fans, again in the first week!  Since then we have been averaging about 700 views on the website a month and we are very close to hitting our 4000 viewer in only 2 months!

The story so far: 

   In the late 1800's there was a fairly small community called Fraicheur, now known as Happy Valley that was located in Upstate New York. What seemed like overnight, Happy Valley was virtually wiped out. Many Lives were lost; with no explanation, some attribute this to the Black River Fever (Black Plague) and Small Pox while others  suggested something more sinister. Now, with over 8,000 acres of dense forestation; Happy Valley is home to a plethora of reported paranormal activity. 

  In May of 1997, a UFO cover-up occurred over the Happy Valley area. There were strange light formations that could be seen hours away that had lasted for several hours over the course of three nights.  The government attributed these events to military flare exercises but substantial video footage and eye witness testimony showed otherwise.  Over 3 hours of footage surfaced after these events and hundreds of people came forward looking for answers to what they saw that night. Local law enforcement agencies sided with the military, while local news agencies left the explanations open for debate. To this day this incident remains a mystery. What were the lights, Where did they come from and is there something still up there? Time will tell...

Funding:

 All funding will go towards the completion of the film, currently we have:

  • Most of the movie art work completed
  • Script complete
  • Teaser Trailer completed and online
  • Locations set
  • Cast and Crew signed on
  • Website completed, updated and online
  • Facebook Fan site up and running with interactions with fans daily
  • Featured on local Radio stations
  • Marketed our movie at a local Paranormal Event, and received great reviews from event attendees and celebrities

 The funding that we raise from Kickstarter will go towards purchase of some more equipment to complete the filming and editing portion of our film.  We will also use the funding for promotional materials to help promote our film.  With the high costs of artwork production, your funding will help us create Hollywood style promotional materials and attend events across the country to help promote our film.  Each one of us in the film have devoted a lot of our own money and energy into the movie so far!  But in order to take it to the next level, and the level that we want, we your need help.  We met with a Kickstarter employee at an event that we last attended and he told us about the value of Kickstarter and how it works.  We are not looking for a hand out, as we could complete this movie ourselves.  Instead we are looking for individuals that are passionate about these types of films / projects that are willing to  help us make a production that is on par with some of the recently release Hollywood films!

Some of our planned purchases with funding:

  • Hardware updates for our editing computers
  • Movie promotional materials
  • Blank dvd's and dvd cases
  • Blank Blu - Rays and Blu - Ray cases
  • Blu - Ray burner
  • Promotional Event attendance fees
  • Additional lighting
  • Additional props
  • Additional camera equipment
  • Hiring of intellectual property lawyer

We set out goal at $575 and would be very excited to reach that, if we can exceed that, it will help to defray more costs associated with the movie!

Community:

One of our main goals of the movie is to help the local communities that have helped to make this project possible.  Currently we plan on doing free events for local schools and filming clubs about the process of creating an independent movie and what we have gone through to make this possible.  We are also doing volunteer work at some local charities and offering free signed limited edition artwork for those that attend and bring a donation for the charity!  As a group our Cast and Crew are very dedicated to helping the community and those that have made this project possible in any way we can.  By doing this it not only helps get word out about our movie but open some eyes to some local charities and events that many of our fans might have not known about.

Our cast and crew came together about 2 years ago as part of a paranormal investigation group.  We came up with the idea for the movie while doing some investigations in the Happy Valley area, and thought that this would only be a dream.  Today we are full speed and up and filming and are hoping for an early 2012 release date for our film. 

We are looking for those people that share the same passion as we do for found footage type films.  We thank you in advance for your support and contribution and look forward to making you proud with an A+ award winning product, that you can say that you were attached to!

Cast and Crew Include: Chad Granoski Aaron Mertz Andrew Peters Ethan Pobedinsky Chris Case

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