Keep It in the Dark: A Short Horror Film
A young woman's inquisitive mind leads her to the location of a local legend and face to face with the New Jersey Devil.
What is Keep It in the Dark?
Keep It in the Dark is the first legitimate short film from JoeBert Entertainment and The Cremer Brothers.
It is about a young woman named Cat, who is an aspiring journalist with a dangerously inquisitive mind. Her curiosity leads her to investigate a hometown legend involving a mysterious shed isolated deep in the woods. A shed that may or may not be the home of the New Jersey Devil.
We are confident that Keep It in the Dark will be a movie that horror fans will enjoy. It will showcase our idea of what a true horror film should look and feel like. We hope it will turn heads and make people say: "Hey, what's going on here?"
Who are The Cremer Brothers?
The Cremer Brothers have been writing screenplays for the past six years, reaching the Quarter Finals of the 2012 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Last year we took a break from writing contests and experimenting with our own short films to work on the set of Please Say a Command starring Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
Through that experience we were inspired to try and make our own short film. Since then we've written five short films and two features (one is currently entered into a screenwriting contest and the other you may see on Kickstarter within the year) with modest budgets. Out of the five shorts we chose Keep It in the Dark not only because it is a true Horror but it is the best of the five.
After our first attempt at funding Keep it in the Dark through Kickstarter failed we re-analyzed the project.
We retooled the budget to reflect what will be a more cost efficient Keep it in the Dark without compromising the integrity of the film. We searched the internet for DYI (do-it-yourself) equipment and found a ton of helpful ways to minimize costs. The succeeding video shows some of the things we've found to help us make this film:
This is all in keeping with our philosophy that greater budgets do not make greater movies and creativity can be born from a lack of options.
Here are some of the rewards that you may earn by contributing to Keep It in the Dark.
The Keep It in the Dark poster (shown in the "What is Keep It in the Dark?" section) will be given to those of you who contribute $150 or more. It was designed by Matt Whiteley of Concepts & Designs. He is also currently designing a logo for JoeBert Entertainment. You can see more of his work here: http://conceptsanddesigns.weebly.com.
The documentary: "Inside the Shed: The Making of Keep It in the Dark", will feature behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews with the cast and crew about their experiences making the film, giving the viewer a unique perspective on just how this short film came to be. It can be yours with a contribution of $100 or more.
Travis Lemmons will be composing/scoring the film and you can own the entire musical soundtrack with a contribution of $50 or more. The score in a horror movie is essential to building the proper suspense and tension. Here a couple of his tracks that we used on previous films:
Anybody contributing $25 or more will receive a digital copy of the completed film.
Where your money will go.
The most important thing we need is audio equipment. As you can tell from the trailer our equipment is not cutting it. Sound is extremely important in filmmaking. While it is possible to watch a movie that has poor video quality, a film that has poor audio can be unbearable.
There are several little things that are needed on every film: food, wardrobe, apple boxes and sandbags for example. While these are mostly inexpensive items individually, they can really add up.
Spread the word.
Once you donate you can instantly tell all your friends and family that you contributed to this project simply by clicking on the Facebook or Twitter links. Even if you are unable to pledge money you still have the power to contribute simply by sharing the link to this project and letting everybody know that this is something worthy of their time and consideration. Thank you.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge upon completing this film is distribution. We want this film completed in time to enter it into certain film festivals (Sundance being one of them). But we aren't limiting ourselves to just the bigger festivals; we're well aware of how hard it is to get in. We plan on entering all local film festivals and every horror film festival that we can find.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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