About this project
The Story of Carver
Carver is about a group of teenagers who are haunted by a despicable act they committed on Halloween when they were younger. Their actions caused the deaths of three innocent people. Now, on the anniversary of those deaths, an ominous calling card in the form of a carved pumpkin has been placed at each of their homes. Someone is out for revenge. The question is...who?
Carver takes elements from the great slasher films of the past and morphs them into one thrilling story. We know Freddy, Jason, and Michael are the killers in their respective films. While Scream, My Bloody Valentine, and The Prowler keep you guessing as to who the killer may be. In Carver, we introduce a menacing unstoppable killer, but no one will know who is under the mask until the climactic scene.
About Me & My Dad
When I was four, my dad wrote a short script called WAKE, and he cast me in the film. I can still remember how much fun we had making the movie. I learned first hand that when a group of people band together towards a common goal, anything can be accomplished. I've been hooked ever since. Since then, we have made one feature length film called Sorrow Hill and several short films-the most notable being For Love of Zombies and The Playground. Both films have played in horror festivals across the country.
My dad came up with the idea for Carver several years ago, but it never progressed further than an outline. That is, until I found out I needed ankle surgery this past January, which caused me to be off my feet for 12 weeks. I was really down and my dad noticed and asked if I would help him write this script he had been thinking about for a while. Before I knew it, we were writing Carver together which made the 12 weeks fly by. After we finished the first draft, I remember the pride I felt at having helped write a pretty darn good screenplay. I asked my dad if we could make it and of course he said we could try, but it takes a lot of time and money to make a feature film correctly. That is why I am here on Kickstarter- to humbly ask you to help me make my dream of making a slasher film with my dad come true. Now check out the awesome stuff you can get if you back us.
If you look to your right, you will see a list of what we hope are affordable and worthwhile perks. We have worked hard to put together some enticing packages. Would you like a private home screening with select cast and crew for you and 15 of your closest friends? Would you like a cool CARVER crew t-shirt? How about a CARVER mini poster designed by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson, the creators of the underground comic hit The Living Corpse? Would you like to write and star in your own death scene? We have perks that will fit any budget, so please support us and give what you can.
How your money will be spent.
We truly appreciate your support. More than that, we respect how hard you work for your money and how you may be hesitant about donating to a movie project. With that being said, rest assured that every dime we raise will be used to make Carver a great, fun slasher film. We are asking for $25,000 because after crunching numbers, we have found that we could make a really good movie for $20,000. We have asked for $25,000 so that we can cover the Kickstarter fees and the cost of the perks and still have $20,000 to make our movie. That money will be used to pay our incredible cast and crew, equipment purchase and rental, craft services, special effects, visual effects, and insurance. If we are fortunate enough to meet our fundraising goal and surpass it, any additional funds will go to increasing the production value of our movie and to hiring some of your favorite horror icons to appear in the movie. We are fortunate enough to have our three major filming locations locked down already which has saved us valuable time and money. We are also lucky to be partnered up with NIMBA CREATIONS. They have agreed to sell us all of the special effect make up supplies we need at a discounted price. This will go a long way in giving our movie some amazing production value and help us keep our promise of NO CGI GORE!
Risks and challenges
We chose Kickstarter as our crowd funding platform to help alleviate the risks involved for any potential backer. As you know we don't receive a dime until we reach our fundraising goal and we have sat down and tediously worked out a bare minimum budget to make CARVER happen. We have a plan in place, all we need is your help. If we face any unforeseen obstacles we have an experienced team of professionals who will work creatively and relentlessly to overcome them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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