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CARVER is a throwback, 80's style slasher film.  It was co-written and will be co-directed by 13 year old Emily DiPrimio.
CARVER is a throwback, 80's style slasher film. It was co-written and will be co-directed by 13 year old Emily DiPrimio.
528 backers pledged $31,900 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

The Perks

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.

First concept art for Carver movie poster!
First concept art for Carver movie poster!
Want a hand drawn sketch of you getting killed by this guy?
Want a hand drawn sketch of you getting killed by this guy?
CARVER crew t-shirt...style may change
CARVER crew t-shirt...style may change

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!

MEDIA COVERAGE

Emily's interview on the FOX 29 news in Philadelphia.

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.

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    Who says you can't buy anything for a dollar? For your $1 donation, you will receive a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    For the super low price of $5, you will get a standard definition download of CARVER, a thank you in the end credits of the film, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    For the super low price of $10, you will get a standard definition download of CARVER, a CARVER movie poster postcard designed by The Living Corpse team, a thank you in the end credits of the film, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    You will receive an HD download of CARVER, a PDF download of the script, a downloadable CARPENTER HIGH diploma, a thank you in the end credits of the film, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    You will receive a DVD copy of CARVER, a downloadable CARVER mini-poster designed by Ken & Buz from The Living Corpse, an HD download of CARVER, a PDF download of the script, a downloadable CARPENTER HIGH diploma, a thank you in the end credits of the film, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    Be forever immortalized on a collectors edition DVD. For your $30.00 bid you will get a collectors edition DVD with a special shout out from Emily in the DVD commentary. You will also receive a a downloadable CARVER mini-poster designed by Ken & Buz from The Living Corpse, an HD download of CARVER, a PDF download of the script, a downloadable CARPENTER HIGH diploma, a thank you in the end credits of the film, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    Be forever immortalized on a collectors edition DVD. For your $30.00 bid you will get a collectors edition DVD with a special shout out from Emily in the DVD commentary. You will also receive a a downloadable CARVER mini-poster designed by Ken & Buz from The Living Corpse, an HD download of CARVER, a PDF download of the script, a downloadable CARPENTER HIGH diploma, a thank you in the end credits of the film, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    You will receive a CARVER mini-poster designed by Ken & Buz from The Living Corpse, a CARVER crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a downloadable CARPENTER HIGH diploma, a signed copy of the script, a thank you in the end credit of the film, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    You will receive two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a CARVER mini-poster, a CARVER Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, an Associate Producer credit in the end credits, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    An original one of a kind Randy Bowen Zombie statue. An HD Download of CARVER and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    SPONSOR A KILL! You heard us correctly. During the DVD commentary Emily will announce after each death who sponsored that scene. For example: That decapitation was brought to you by (insert your name or business name). You will also receive two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a CARVER mini-poster, a CARVER Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, an Associate Producer credit in the end credits, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    Be forever immortalized in a slasher film. For $150 we will name a character after you in the film! This perk has a limited number so order yours before they run out. You will also receive two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a CARVER mini-poster, a CARVER Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, an Associate Producer credit in the end credits, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    A hand drawn comic book sketch of you getting killed by CARVER! Send us a picture and the creators of The Living Corpse, Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson, will create a one of a kind drawing depicting your death at the hands of CARVER! This is every horror/comic book nerds dream come true. You will also receive an HD Download of CARVER, a PDF version of the screenplay, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    You will receive a movie used prop, a replica of the scythe used by our killer in CARVER! Plus two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a mini-poster, a Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, an Associate Producer credit in the end credits, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    A walk-on role in CARVER. You will be one of the featured attendees during the Halloween Barn Dance Scene! You can choose your costume, but it must be approved by the production team. You will also receive two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a full size movie poster, a Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, an Associate Producer credit in the end credits and on IMDB, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED.

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    You will receive a movie worn CARVER mask! Plus two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a FULL SIZE CARVER movie poster, a Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, an Associate Producer credit in the end credits, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    A speaking role in CARVER. Get Ready for your close up! Learn your lines and show us what you've got. You will be in the film, and you will get a line or two. You will also receive two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a full size movie poster, a Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, a Producer credit in the opening AND end credits of the film and on IMDB, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED.

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    Home viewing party with select cast and crew! Good for NJ, Philly, NY, and DC areas only. We will come to your home and watch CARVER with you! We provide all the popcorn, candy, and soda for 15 people as well as t-shirts and DVD's for those attending. You will also receive a Producer credit in the opening AND end credits of the film and on IMDB, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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    Get killed in CARVER! You will have a speaking role and you will receive a violent, bloody death. You will also receive two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a full-size movie poster, a Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, a Producer credit in the opening AND end credits of the film and on IMDB, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED.

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    This is the ULTIMATE Slasher fan package! Not only will you get killed in a violent, bloody manner on screen, but you can help come up with the manner in which you perish! That's right, write your own death scene! We will feed you and put you up for the two days you spend on set. Get the full movie star treatment. You will also be invited to sit in on the DVD commentary.

    In addition, you will receive two (2) tickets to the east coast premiere and after party for CARVER, a full-size movie poster, a Crew T-Shirt, a Blu-Ray copy of CARVER, an HD download of CARVER, a signed copy of the script, an Executive Producer credit in the opening AND end credits of the film and on IMDB, a thank you email, and a thank you on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED.

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