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A short film based upon the writings of visionary horror author H. P. Lovecraft.
A short film based upon the writings of visionary horror author H. P. Lovecraft.
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Fans of Lovecraftian cinema are picky. I should know, I'm one of them. So many promised cinematic visions of eldritch horror just don't deliver. Why? Well, HPL filled his tales with "Unnameable" and "Indescribable" creatures best left to the reader's imagination...but in a film that's just not very satisfying. With YOUR help, we won't be hinting at a creature, we will be showing you one; a well crafted one. Rather than go the CGI route, we want to utilize and honor the time-tested resource of practical make-up FX. Latex creature appliances aren't cheap, and truly great looking designs cost even more to fully realize. Design, sculpting, casting, testing, applying and then lighting them correctly ( a crucial element!) all cost money; and we're just plain out of it. But if you help us to finish TRANSCENDENT, I can promise a good old-school, atmospheric genre film. Full of creepy cultists whose loathsome agenda to pervert the natural world involves a young woman just coming into her own for the first time in her life. We're already 1/2 way there, and we've gotten a great deal shot with a very limited budget. Now we're asking you to help us with completion funds so we can shoot the most expensive scenes, and finish the film's post-production in time for the 2012 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Los Angeles, September 28 & 29. Thank you fellow cultists, and a heartfelt "IA!" to you all.

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    YOUR name will go down in history; joining the fiendish cult of supporters in the "special thanks" section of the DVD credits.

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    YOU will be the proud owner of a genuine TRANSCENDENT DVD or 11" x 17" POSTER drawn by the awesome Mike Dubish (your choice) and you'll get your name in the "Special Thanks" credits of said DVD. Your friends will be be sea-green with envy!

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    YOU will be the proud owner of a genuine TRANSCENDENT DVD and 11" x 17 " POSTER drawn by the awesome Mike Dubish, and you'll get your name in the "Special Thanks" credits of said DVD. Yes, you'll be the envy of every Deep One in the neighborhood.

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    Now we're talking! This reward level gets you an actual prop constructed for the film. Might be creepy cultist jewlery, or perhaps a brush used to paint incantation runes on Mary Marsh herself!! You'll also recieve a TRANSCENDENT DVD and 11x17 POSTER (drawn by the awesome Mike Dubish). Plus your name in the "Special Thanks" credits on the DVD.

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    Welcome to the fast-paced world of being a Hollywood Mogul. YOU can be a film producer!!!!
    Did you ever wake up and say "Hey, I want an actual credit listed on IMDB as a film producer, but I just don't know HOW to make it happen."??? Well, look no further; we've got your hookup right here. As well as prestige, new-found glory, and fame...you'll also receive a copy of the TRANSCENDENT DVD, an 11" x 17" POSTER (drawn by the awesome Mike Dubish), a PROP made for the film, and an "Associate Producer" credit on the film itself.

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    The grand tier, the peak of R'lyeh, THE top level of our rewards. You can choose either the full-size THRONE that "Mother Hydra" (actress Teal Sherer) precides over her cult upon, OR the ancient STATUE of "Dagon" (built by internationally renowned artist Skinner) that the cult conducts their blasphemic rituals before. Imagine the awesome cosmic dread you'll illicit in your neighbors with one of these props on your front porch! You'll also receive a copy of the TRANSCENDENT DVD, an 11" x 17" POSTER (drawn by the awesome Mike Dubish), a smaller PROP made for the film, and an "Associate Producer" credit on the film itself.
    International contributors note: this pledge will be an extra $75.00 US. Sorry, but these are going to cost a small fortune to ship outside the USA.

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