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A throwback to 1970's B-Horror Films the only way Elmwood Productions knows how…  with Puppets!
A throwback to 1970's B-Horror Films the only way Elmwood Productions knows how… with Puppets!
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Elmwood Productions is a film production group from Plainville, Connecticut that specializes in puppetry. In the time leading up to HEAD, we have created series (Mr. Universe & Don, Steve the Vampire, G@mrz, Animal Behavior) and shorts (The Walking Path, Mommy, Where Does Candy Come From?, The First Kiss).  We even produced a 15 minute live show that opened for The Wham City Comedy Tour this past February. 

HEAD will be Elmwood’s second feature film; in 2008, we made Josh and Todd: The Story of A Man and His Puppet.

 HEAD is a throwback to the 70's and 80's Grindhouse B-horror film. What could be better than a weekend camping retreat with your friends? What could be worse than finding out the woods where you’re setting up camp was the site of a brutal mass murder from the decade before? Four young men and women are about to find out more than they ever bargained for in HEAD. Instead of playing it with human actors, we are shooting with puppets (because we’re Elmwood). However, we are using puppets outside of the conventional “puppet” world. They are not “puppets” in this film – they are people. When is the last time you saw a puppet play it straight?  Principal photography is underway, and we hope to have the film ready by the end of the year.

The money going towards this project will go towards our any extra production costs (paying ourselves back for equipment purchased), post production costs, marketing, and distribution for HEAD. Also, we will take the remaining money to purchase more supplies and new equipment to keep Elmwood Productions going. Video and filmmaking technology is ever evolving, getting even better every day, and we have been self-financing our projects for over a decade.

We’re not asking for much, just something to keep us going through our next few productions. The more you donate, the more we can do! And the more we can do, the happier we all will be! Because we will be doing what we love! And we want our work to be the best possible it can be! AND IT’S ALL FOR YOU, KICKSTARTER DONORS! 

And for reading all the way to the end, here's a little treat to get you in the mood for HEAD!!!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk for the production of "HEAD" is weather! 95 Percent of the film is outdoors, since our heroes, villains, and victims are all camping! The only delays we can imaging popping up are weather related… But we already have a plan! We have dates set up now for rain dates, and this movie will be rolling along as smoothly as Mother Nature lets us!

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    $1 gets you a "Special Thanks" in the credits. Because we appreciate every dollar and you are special to us!

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    In addition to the rewards above, for $5 you get a digital copy of Elmwood’s first film "Josh & Todd”! That's right! You get a movie right away! Download codes will go out within two weeks of this ending too, so you'll have "Josh and Todd" to keep you entertained while we edit "HEAD"!

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    For $10, you get the Special Thanks, "Josh & Todd" AND A DOWNLOAD OF "HEAD", TOO! (Upon completion of editing, of course!)

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    For $20, you get Thanked, you get "Josh & Todd" and "HEAD" digital downloads, and you get a digital copy of the Original Soundtrack composed by Elmwood's Nick Foreman!

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    For $35, you get everything listed above PLUS a signed 11” x 6” post card poster by the cast and crew!

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    For $50, you snag everything previously listed and a DVD copy of “HEAD” signed by the cast and crew!

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    For $60.00 you get everything listed from the $1.00 to the $50.00 range, PLUS A CAST AND CREW T-SHIRT!
    This offer is good for the through midnight 9/15/2014 EST!

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    For $60.00 you get everything listed from the $1.00 to the $50.00 range, PLUS a footbag in the likeness of one of the characters from "HEAD"! "What's a foot bag?" you ask! Most people call them Hacky Sacks!!! This offer is good for one day only!!! It Starts NOW and Ends tonite at midnight, October 2, 2014 at Eastern Standard Time!

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    You get everything from the $1-$50 ranges (that's a lot of stuff!) plus, for $100, your DVD will be a special made copy with an customized introduction video thanking you from the cast and crew, making your copy truly one of a kind.

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    Weekend only offer! For October 4 -5, 2014 - For $125.00 you get everything listed from the $1.00 to the $50.00 range PLUS the copy of the shooting screenplay used by director/writer/puppeteer Jon Bristol signed by the cast and producers. This is truly one of a kind, with Jon's notes, and highlights for the part he's playing, and doodles and other scribbles he may do on it during production. Only available for two days, ending a midnight Eastern Standard Time October 5, 2014

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    For $250, you get everything from the $1-$50 range, plus a custom drawn "HEAD" caricature of yourself by Elmwood artist Gabe Finkenstein! You just need to show us a picture of yourself, and Gabe will work his magic!

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    We made the goal! The $500.00 incentive is now only $300.00!
    Not only do you get everything from the $1-$50 range for $300, but you also get an Executive Producer credit in the film! Plus a VIP invite to the "HEAD" premiere in Connecticut with a home-cooked dinner before the show, prepared by the cast & crew! (You are responsible for all travel and accommodations.)

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    We made the goal! The $750.00 incentive is now only $375.00!
    $375.00 nets you every reward from the $1-$50 range, an Executive Producer credit, and one of the Puppets used in the film! How many films are actually giving you their characters?! Well, we are! (FYI - the puppet will be a display piece only, non-working -- The puppet will be used for promotional purposes before being sent to you by April 2015.)

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    We made the goal! The $1000.00 incentive is now only $500.00!
    For a cool 500 dollars, you get everything from the $1-$50 range, an Executive Producer credit... what else? Oh yeah! YOU will become a character in an upcoming Elmwood production! Director and Puppet Maker Jon Bristol will craft a puppet in your image and you will become part of Elmwood lore! Once the production wraps for *you*, your puppet will be shipped to you with an autographed production photo! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!! AND ONLY FOR $1,000?!!!

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