What is DiSTurBeD?
Disturbed is a mystery horror feature film currently in production. The movie is about Zach, a major car accident victim who returns home from hospital. He experiences super-natural and strange happenings during his first night back in his flat. Are these just his imagination or is there anything more sinister lurking in the darkness around him? The film, through clever storytelling and flashbacks, reveals the mystery behind Zach’s life from multiple angles and exposes the horror that is awaiting him. The story is confusing yet intriguing and we want the audience to be able to think deeper and uncover the story themself as they watch it. It is not a straight forward horror film but something that will make you work your brain and give you the ultimate satisfaction of understanding the mystery as it unravels in the film. Great storyline, CGI, amazing music score and talented actors are all part of this great flick. This movie will be released in two languages - The English version is titled 'Disturbed' and there will be a Tamil version titled ‘Kulappam’ meaning - Confusion. To watch 'குழப்பம்' (Kulappam) - Tamil Teaser click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpG3qG7vvA4
What is the story behind DiSTurBeD?
Interview with Film Makers: http://marsocial.com/2013/11/disturbed-are-you-sure-youre-alone/
Like many of us since a very young age films have mesmerised me. Filmmaking has been my hidden passion for a very long time. My parents believed filmmaking does not guarantee livelihood, hence never cultivated this passion in me. I grew up and became an Engineer. I even studied Masters in the field of Mechanical Engineering. But there was always this emptiness in me. When I met my wife, Yegavaani, she understood my passion and encouraged me. She is ultimately responsible for bringing out the artist in me. I have been singing from a very young age but only after meeting her I decided to write my own songs. I produced my first album a couple of years ago and we worked very hard on getting it published. Sony Music appreciated the quality of my work and decided to publish my album.
I am proud to say, I am the first Independent Tamil artist to get an album published by Sony Music. Yegavaani and I worked on my music videos. Our music videos received overwhelming support and airplays worldwide. This ultimately paved the way for us to take the giant leap into filmmaking. Yegavaani is also an amazing writer. We decided it was about time to produce our first film based on one of her stories.
As you know, finance plays a major part in filmmaking. Both of us work full time – I am a Process Manager in a multinational corporation and my wife works in Project Management for a major car manufacturer. We decided to funnel our income and savings into this project. We still had to maintain our day jobs as it is our source of finance for this ever money hungry project. Yegavaani decided to switch to part-time work to concentrate more on this project. Filmmaking is a visual art that requires expensive equipment and expertise. While most of the expertise comes from us, the equipments were extremely costly. Due to relentless passion we decided to go for it. We hired actors from all around the United Kingdom. We realised there were many great actors out there who were unable to get a platform to showcase their talents. Being an upcoming artist myself, I was able to understand the struggle and was happy to be able to create a platform for such talented artists seeking opportunities. With our corporate project management and production skills, we planned this project.
Disturbed is a very ambitious project for two people, especially when there is no backing from anyone else but us. We never thought we would be able to conceptualize, produce, direct and create a film from A to Z….but here we are.. following our dream.
Kickstarter Press Release: http://www.disturbedmovie.com/#!kickstarter/cs1n
What do we plan to achieve?
As ambitious as it may sound, we plan to release a high quality feature film, which is similar to Far East Asian horror films. We grew up watching these films and we are big fans of Korean and Japanese horror fiicks. We love the dark feel to them that produces amazing horror through great story and concepts. Our final product will incorporate these concepts but at the same time infuse a touch of psychological thriller and mystery horror.
We have meticulously planned our steps. We have formed an International Public Relations team with passionate members who will be able to explore the independent film market. We have been active on social media and have started approaching press and other media even at this early stage. We truly believe our film has the quality to reach great heights. We plan to secure distributors for global release and also looking at opportunities to market our film to TV stations worldwide. We are confident that this film will be a stepping-stone for us and everyone who is part of our project.
Interview with Casts: http://marsocial.com/category/actors/
Where will your money be spent?
Production and Filming costs are extremely high. Every equipment, software and service in filmmaking cost money… more than any other field as far as we can see. We have spent our savings in this project and there is more money required to hire experts in specific fields. The amount we have requested is a small part of the overall production cost but will ensure we get the required production service to complete this project successfully. Currently stated amount will guarantee the completion of the production phase of the project but more money will ensure better post-production; CGI, better soundtrack, and higher quality final product. In short, the higer the amount the better the quality! Kiskstarter has given us the opportunity to reach out to you to secure the amount. It is either all-or-nothing through Kickstarter so please let all your friends and family know about our project and ask them to contribute as well.
We would like to thank you for your support by giving you some great rewards. Pledge and be part of this ambitious project. If you are unable to pledge any amount, please take the time to spread the word about our project and it will mean a lot to us. Many thanks!
What is next?
Our passion is to tell stories through films and we aim to get the attention of major production companies. We would like to create different stories with different genre and reach out to the public. We will continue our self-funded projects until our dream comes true. We know hard work pays and we have experienced it personally through our career and music. Now we’re taking the giant leap into filmmaking with our corporate and music entertainment experience. If you’re passionate about something there is always a way!
What is our Goal and Stretch Goal?
Out current production requirement is GBP 5000. Though the actual production cost is multi times higher than this, we are requesting a small portion of the production cost to give us a helping hand in easing our expenses. A stretch goal of GBP 50,000 is required to ensure better production and more support for our artists in terms of travel, accomodation and other support. Extra crew/expertise can also be hired to help during filming. If you would like to pledge more than GBP5000, investment oppurtunities are available. So, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risks and challenges
We have already faced some of the major challanges in this project. Money is the main obstacle. Securing funding from well wishers like you will ensure the successful completion of this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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