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By Bryce Lyons
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About this project

The story is about Vampire Hunters in the United States and in North Carolina fighting against a group of evil vampires called Alurds who originate from Alucard the son of Dracula. The main character is a hunter named Niko who is one of the best in the state and has been trained to be a hunter since he was a child. He is on a quest of vengeance against the Alurds who killed his parents and uncle when he was 13. However, he is said to be the chosen one in a prophesy that says that he will save the world from darkness. He doesn't believe he is the chosen one however.

It's a story about the struggle between good and evil as well as what he wants vs. what he needs to do/become.

Even though we are just a bunch of college students, we need the money to get the things we need to film and produce the first season. The budget breaks down like this (rounded up):

To pay all actors and actresses roughly somewhere between 5 to 8 dollars per hour: 7000$ 

To pay other staffing and set help somewhere between 7 to 9 dollars per hour: 6500$

To feed every crew member lunch or dinner per filming day: 500$ 

For costume and other Art Dept. things: 1000$

To produce original music for the film: 1000$

For other miscellaneous expenses, just in-case a department goes over budget, and to include how much Kickstarter is taking out for profit: 4000$

Total comes out to 20,000$$

We are asking for this amount because we need it and it can be seen how so. I want to pay my cast and crew what they deserve and considering that each part is valuable and requires skill to do so, they deserve to get paid more than minimum wage.

Risks and challenges

Even though we want this to become a professional series, we are still just college students. We want to be on the professional level and step up to the position, but the biggest risk and challenge for us is the fact that we're not professionals. We still have a lot to learn, have room for improvement, and are unknown to the obstacles we will face. But that's the thing about teamwork and this crew. We have the willpower and the means to make this happen no matter the obstacles. Because we refuse to give up on our dreams, I have all the confidence in the world that we will face every challenge and get through it.

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    A 10$ pledge will get you a free "The Dark" poster that will be signed by all of the cast. After Production of the first season, the posters will be sold for about 15$, and they won't be signed by the cast. Which makes this a great deal!

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    First Season DVD box set, includes poster and extra DVD content of behind the Scenes and Interviews from the cast and crew. Plus mention in ending credits as special thanks

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    First Season DVD Box set plus an interview of someone from cast or crew VIA Skype call for 20 minutes. As well as a signed poster! Plus mention in ending credits as special thanks

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    First Season Box set + Poster PLUS! Signed script for the first season by the writer himself. Plus mention in ending credits as special thanks

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    DVD Box set + Signed poster + Signed Script and a prop of choice. Props are copy and not the actual one, the list is:
    Niko's (Vampire Hunter) Electric Gauntlets
    Thomas' (Old Vampire) "Fob" Watch
    Natalia's (Vampire) Glasses
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