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The Nemesis of the Nemesis... is his mother.  This is the action-packed sequel to the award-winning superhero comedy short.
The Nemesis of the Nemesis... is his mother. This is the action-packed sequel to the award-winning superhero comedy short.
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Superhero stories are almost always told from the hero's point of view, delving deep into their struggles as they seek to overcome the overwhelming challenges they face.  Screw that: time to see what it looks like out of the other side of that spectrum.This is the tale of the Dark Specter... Actually, this is the continuation of that funnily sad and tragic story. If you love smart, off-kilter, action-packed, super-anti-hero sagas, then this is the project for you.  What are the challenges that a villain must overcome in his pursuit of world domination?  Come join us and find out.

More heart burn than heart throb
More heart burn than heart throb

History:

The Dark Specter was born on the stage at a presentation of Fred Willard's MoHos sketch Comedy Group.  The sketch went over so well that it would have been a travesty to not take it further, and so I decided to take the plunge and film it. The end result was the award-winning comedy short Dark Specter (password: bertrand)  The short has been making the rounds at various film festivals.

About this project:

Superhero films and shorts usually fall into either fan films or parodies, and I wanted to do something a little different. My original short brought up questions about the lives of these characters: what it would mean to actually live a life where you could melt through steel walls? I'm sure you wouldn't use a microwave either, Dark Specter 2 will explore some of these ideas. Combined with the original short, this will be the basis of a series pitch.

Faceoff at a distance
Faceoff at a distance

What will we do with your money

Dark Specter 2 is a much larger production than the original and the costs are much higher.  We will be shooting it across several days. The money we are asking from you will mostly go to production days. Where the first short was a single location, this time we are multi-location. Our major set piece is going to be an effects-laden brawl shot right in the center of a downtown city street, which comes with a whole series of costs, not the least of which is closing down that part of the city for a day! 

Major expenses include:

1. Shooting permit for street closure. (We're be blocking off a downtown city street for filming!)

2. Production insurance. (No insurance = no permit)

3. Prop rentals.

4. Costumes.

5. Camera and light rentals.

6. Crew.

7. Craft services (We have to feed a crew of about 15 and between 15 to 25 actors).

8. Port-a-potty rentals & washing station, including same day drop off and pickup.

9. Rental of chairs, tables and popup tents for our location. (You try not being able to sit for 15 hours)

10. Cleanup services.

Additional money will go towards our additional indoor shoot day. That money will cover location rental, additional equipment rentals and more food.

You might have noticed that there isn't wasn't a mention of putting money towards post.  This isn't an oversight, or a lack of understanding about how important the post production process is. The fact is, our post is already covered. The experienced and talented people who have been involved and invested in Dark Specter since the beginning are back on board and ready to do what they do best, which is make it all look and sound incredible.

The rest will be going towards advertising. We did well getting the word out on the original; this time around we really want to blast it out and that requires a budget and know-how.

Risks and challenges

The first and biggest risk to the completion of the short is: Can we get all that we need in the one day of shooting we will have on March 20th? I believe the answer is yes; however I'm not just going on blind faith. We have a professional fight choreographer who has laid out the exact sequence of what we are shooting. We have had several previsualization meetings and rehearsal so that we have already mapped out exactly what we are shooting and how we will shoot them to achieve the effects we will need. There will be no guesswork on shoot day: every camera shot we will need will have been tested.

We have an amazing director with clear vision working with a highly professional DP. Our entire crew is experienced. To help speed up setups, as we will be racing the sun, we will have two cameras on set so there will be less time between setups. If we are funded, it will allow us to get all the equipment we need to make it all work smoothly.

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    Thanks from the Dark Specter

    Thank you for donating! You name will be listed a special thank you section on the Dark Specter 2 website

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    You are marked by the Dark Specter

    The Dark Specter grudgingly acknowledges that you have helped him in his cause. In return he will send you an official Dark Specter bookmark. Plus your name will be listed in the special thank you section of the Dark Specter 2 website.

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    The fiery sounds of thunder.

    The sound and the fury of the Dark Specter, all in a digital download. You will be able to partake of the original songs that our composer Marcelo Quinonez cooked up for the original Dark Specter. Plus rewards 1 & 2

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    Holy Double Indemnity!

    Not only do you get rewards 1 & 2, you get to watch a little now and a little later. You get a digital download of the original Dark Specter to watch whenever you want and then you will be one of the first to see and own the Dark Specter 2. And, a thank you in the "we couldn't do it without..." section of the end credits

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    Follow the gameplan

    Every good villain has a plan, and you will get to own a copy. This is a signed copy of the actual scripts that will be used on set. You'll get to keep your place easily because you will also receive rewards 1, 2, 3, & 4

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    Cloak yourself in Specter Couture

    Who doesn't like to show their love of a pretty face while dressing to impress? Show them how little you care about that by plastering the face of the Son of Darkness all over your fashion plate. Get the official Dark Specter t-shirt. You also get rewards 1, 2, 3 & 4

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    A Touch of evil in your pocket. The Dark Specter USB Drive

    Now you can feel the warmth of the Dark Specter anytime you want. You will receive a Dark Specter USB Drive complete with both shorts on it. Plus rewards 1, 2, 3, & 4

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    A mother's love

    As a backer, your health and well being are one of our deepest concerns. To make sure everything is going okay with you, the Dark Specter's mother will send a special concerned message to you or anyone you feel could use a pickup.

    You will also receive rewards 1, 2, 3, & 4

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    The Wrath of the Dark Specter

    You too can acquire the personal disdain of the Specter himself. Order this, and he will send you a personalized message of ill will towards you or anyone you would like.

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    The controlling hand

    One man controls it all and his script will be yours. This is the one of a kind, actual shooting script that has be defiled by the hands of Richard Tatum. You will get to see his thoughts put down in the margins as he creatively colludes together the imagery of the Dark Specter. Along with the proof of his madness, you will also receive rewards 1, 2, 3, & 4

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    The voice that guides you.

    Let the man who commands the Dark Specter guide you. Our renowned director Richard Tatum will instruct you via Skype for an hour long animation voiceover techniques. Plus rewards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7

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    Tea Time with the Specter

    Just because I'm evil doesn't mean I'm not a good baker and this reward gets you a home baked Jewish apple cake hand made by the Dark Specter himself, well the actor/producer who plays the Specter. You will be invited to tea time where you will be served tea and cake and have a nice long chat with the director & producer of Dark Specter. You must either live in or be able to make it to Los Angeles. On top of that, you also get rewards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7

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    Be a witness to the horror.

    You will be given a walk on role on the March 20th downtown shoot day. You are responsible for making it to set. You will get to be part of the cast, meet the crew. Shoot takes place in Riverside Ca. Also you get rewards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7

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    The Brotherhood of Darkness

    You will be a credited associate producer on Dark Specter 2, be welcome to come to shoot days and meet the cast and crew. The credit will be in both the end titles and on the imdb website. You will be also be added to the official Dark Specter 2 website in the crew section.

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    Those that stand in the shadows

    You will be a credited producer on Dark Specter 2, be welcome to come to shoot days and meet the cast and crew. The credit will be in both the end titles and on the imdb website. You will be also be added to the official Dark Specter 2 website in the crew section.

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    Those that stand in the light

    You will receive an executive producer credit, listed both in end credit titles and also on imdb website. You will be invited to set where you can meet the cast and crew. You will also receive invites and updates to all viewing events and festivals. You will also receive rewards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7

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