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Skinwalkers, demons and vampires can’t be real, right? But if they were, you’d want to make sure someone got them on camera…

They're not just real... They're here.

"If you want to get in on the ground floor of the next blockbuster, you could not do better and you don't need to come up with a million beans." - Victor Miller, writer of Friday The 13th

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ABOUT 'THE MONSTER PROJECT'

Help us expose the truth about monsters!

The Monster Project is a found-footage feature horror film about three young filmmakers who set out to find and interview people who claim to be real monsters for a documentary they were hired to make. Unfortunately for them, what they discover is much bigger than they expected.

THE PLAN

This campaign is the starting point for the film's financing. If and when our funding goal is reached, we will be ready to roll our cameras and start the production of the film! The script is complete, the cast & crew is on board, and post-production is on standby! We plan on using high-end stunts for the film, and will be using the help of some of our professional stunt coordinators. Our 3 main creature actors are professional stunt actors who have a tremendous amount of experience with wire work and are also fantastic at creature work & movement. The cast & crew have also worked on several projects together, which will allow for a very smooth and productive filming process. We also have access to some of the best SFX make-up artists in the industry with whom we have worked with on countless projects. 

We aim to release the film around Halloween 2013 with the launch of a strong and complex viral marketing campaign, and have access to distributors who will help us with the release of the film. 

TEAM INFO & PREVIOUS WORK

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Victor Mathieu is an Award Winning horror Writer/Director/Producer who has a strong background bringing a wide variety of monsters to the screen (werewolves, zombies, ghosts, clowns, vampires...) His first horror film collected Awards across the country, including 3 Best Short Horror Film Awards and 2 Best Short Horror Film Director Awards. He has directed actors such as Brett Rickaby (The Crazies, Bereavement), Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch), and Victor Miller (Friday the 13th). He has also produced & directed Award Winning horror-themed commercials for brands such as AOL and NESTEA.

Writer/Director/Producer Victor Mathieu
Writer/Director/Producer Victor Mathieu

Victor is also well experienced in the world of stunts, having worked for two years as the Assistant Director on Jon Braver's 'DELUSION', an interactive horror play that features a multitude of high-end stunts put up by some of the best stunt-coordinators in the film industry and co-produced by Neil Patrick Harris. 

You can also view some of Victor's previous work in the video below...

PRODUCER/DP/EDITOR

Phillip Sebal is an accomplished Editor, Cinematographer, and Producer. Born in Pittsburgh, PA he has always had a fascination with the horror genre. He started his career at a production company in his teens then moved on to study film at Columbia College Chicago. Since then he has worked on several award winning films and commercials, several with Victor Mathieu.

Producer/DP/Editor Phillip Sebal
Producer/DP/Editor Phillip Sebal

SPECIAL FX MAKEUP   

Cat Elrod is a Special FX Makeup Artist from beautiful Long Beach, CA. She began her career in theatre, designing and managing for such theaters as The Long Beach Playhouse, International City Theatre and The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. She made the transition to film after attending Joe Blasco Makeup Center West. She's worked with the likes of Danny Trejo, Margaret Cho and Ron Pearlman. Her favorite styles of makeup are Horror and injury simulation and loves zombie makeup more than a zombie loves brains!

Special FX Makeup Artist Cat Elrod
Special FX Makeup Artist Cat Elrod

Adrian Marcato started in the film industry as a Production Assistant and worked on many major motion pictures such as Juno and Slumdog Millionaire. He started studying Special FX Makeup and then worked on Hatchet. He also worked on Key FX for the National Geographic and the Disney Channel. He has also worked on multiple projects directed by Victor Mathieu, and will be returning to do make-up for The Monster Project.

Special FX Makeup Artist Adrian Marcato
Special FX Makeup Artist Adrian Marcato

PRIMARY CAST

Maria Olsen came to America in January 2005 and hasn't taken time to breath since she got here. In eight short years she has performed in 15 stage plays (including one Off-Broadway), directed 3 plays, written and directed her own play and first feature film, shot at least 40 feature films, 70 shorts, 10 web series, 10 music videos and recorded 5 voiceover gigs. She has also won four awards (including awards for both acting and directing), had two short films appear at the 2009 Cannes Short Film Program, one at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and became a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild in March 2009. She is best known for her appearances as Mrs. Dodds/The Fury in Fox’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief – where Chris Columbus directed and Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman starred - and as one of the Paranormal Activity 3 witches.

Ritual Leader - Maria Olsen
Ritual Leader - Maria Olsen

Steven Flores graduated early from Marysville Art School to begin his professional career in Los Angeles. He has studied several acting methods, and currently develops his own that involve dance movement and other artistic mediums such as painting, sculpting and music technique.

Skinwalker - Steven Flores
Skinwalker - Steven Flores

Shiori Ideta is an LA-based stage & screen actress from Japan. She grew up in Nagano prefecture until 2006, when her artistic endeavors took her to the US. She earned her Bachelors in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and then moved on to work as an actress in Los Angeles. Shiori has starred in various works in both Japan and the states. Her screen debut was Rensakaidan, a high school horror TV drama by KBS Kyoto in 2005. Here in the states, she played the lead role in Drip, the winner of the Member's Award at the 15th Scary Cow Film Festival in San Francisco.

Demon - Shiori Ideta
Demon - Shiori Ideta

Natalie Garcia grew up in Washington state and studied vampires and vampirism since grade school. After art school, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her horror/acting career and to focus her other passion of holistic healing and nutrition as a raw vegan. She began doing stunt work on projects like Neil Patrick Harris's interactive horror play, DELUSION, and is excited to portray a new take on the vampire in TMP.  

Vampire - Natalie Garcia
Vampire - Natalie Garcia

Bryan T. Jansyn is an Actor from Chicago, Illinois. He attended Columbia College Chicago for film and video production before leaving to pursue a career in acting. He has studied under several talented acting coaches, mainly Grant Stokes. He has acted in a great deal of short films as well as theatre productions in both the Chicago and Los Angeles areas.

Filmmaker 1 - Bryan Jansyn
Filmmaker 1 - Bryan Jansyn

PRODUCTION VALUE

Though $20,000 may not seem like much, it is exactly what we NEED in order to to make this nightmare a reality. We own the cameras and the editing facility, have access to our favorite make-up artists for an affordable price, and are well connected in the stunts industry that we'll be able to throw in some mind-blowing stunts into the film!

Visit our website @ www.themonsterprojectmovie.com

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our biggest challenge will be filming the action scenes in a short amount of time. We will have a limited amount of days in our primary location to build and use the stunt rigs. Luckily, everything will be strictly scheduled and planned out ahead of time in order for a smooth shoot.
We also want to make sure that you are aware that even though we would like for The Monster Project to get a wide theatrical release, we cannot guarantee the realization of this goal. However, we are confident that the project will at the very least hit DVD distribution and streaming websites such as Netflix and gain international attention!

FAQ

  • A preternatural being, commonly believed to be a reanimated corpse, that is said to suck the blood of sleeping persons at night.

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  • A Skinwalker is a person of the Native American descent who has the supernatural ability to turn into any animal he or she desires.

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