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Help launch our Horror/Thriller Zombie feature film MARY DOE. Be a part of our epic and ground breaking PROMO SHORT FILM.

You are at a unique crossroads in the MARY DOE movie journey and we want you involved all the way. No other group will be able to lay claim to this. You, the Kickstarter Fans, who believe we have a great story and believe in us, will be part of the greater picture.

Everyone that pledges $35 and over will additionally receive an onscreen credit on the MARY DOE PROMO SHORT FILM as well as a BIG SCREEN credit on the MARY DOE FEATURE FILM upon completion.

You are about to embark on a memorable and exciting journey.

MARY DOE is a Horror/Thriller feature film project, in the vein of films such as: Alien, The Thing, Dawn of the Dead and The Terminator. It will blend state of the art "old school" practical effects, thrills and chills, within an exciting and intelligent story.

Cool Creatures. Frightening Make-Up Effects. Stunning Miniature Landscapes. Elaborate Animatronic Characters.

Sounds cool? Well we think so too.

We need your help to create a live action PROMO SHORT FILM in order to bring Mary Doe to life, so investors can visualize the potential of this film. It will encompass major components of our pre-production build and consolidate all the hard work we have developed over the last couple of years.

We need a substantial budget and are going after certain A-List actors to make the feature film Mary Doe, the way we envision. The story is too big to make as a low budget feature. We would not be able to do it justice! That’s why we need to make the Promo Short Film, delivered with the quality of a major motion picture and showing the scope, drama and grandeur the story deserves, while still retaining the heart and vision of our CREATOR OWNED STORY.

Making a Promo Short Film at the high level we want to achieve is just as creative and technically consuming as making a full length feature film.
 
It will be a self-contained promotional pitch package, with a structure encompassing movie trailer elements, as well as long-form film narrative story telling. It will run approximately 2-3 minutes and communicate the compelling story, style and tone of our feature film.

 See the strength of the MARY DOE story unfold in UPDATES:

News, Views, Creative Spotlights, Behind the Scenes and Much, Much More…

"This is award-winning special make-up effects artist Nick Nicolaou's path towards his eagerly awaited first feature."

Your support will give us the chance to create this kick@%# Promo Short Film and develop the project the way we envisioned.

It will boast a return to ‘in-camera’ traditional ‘old school’ make-up and model effects, something that we truly love and feel will thrill and engage fans, adding to the artistic direction we have taken with developing the project. All the money that we raise from the Kickstarter Campaign will be up on the screen: great actors, art department costs needed to build key sets, prop hire, equipment hire, costuming, visual effects and post production costs, location fees etc. We aim to put in as much production value and blood, sweat and tears into making this Promo Short Film, as we have done so far with the rest of the Mary Doe production.

We've already created an array of special make-up effects, animatronic creatures, props and miniatures for the elaborate FX sequences contained within the movie. Vast portfolios of stunning production art, storyboards and designs, depicting the world of Mary Doe, have also been completed. These foundations will be utilized in the making of the Promo Short Film and elevate it to another level. The backing of our studio Make-up Effects Group will also give us access to some of the best artists and technicians working today.

“I also lend my voice to endorsing and celebrating in the film you are shortly to make. The script, planning and design you have already done is far superior than a lot of projects that we read and I have no doubt that you are on the road to making a truly wonderful piece of cinema.”

Richard Taylor, Creative Director WETA Workshop
5 time Academy Award Winner 

The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, King Kong

An endless trek across the scorched desert and the insignificant form that is Mary Doe, has exhausted all life within her. Rescued from death's door, she finds herself abandoned with five men, in the strange decommissioned government biological weapons facility of SAN EDEN.
 
A bullet wound to the chest, her only link to the past.
 
A toxin has been unleashed and the flesh hungry Mutants hold everyone captive. Time is running out. Mary must battle for survival as the Mutants breach the bunker walls.
 
Lost, with no memory of who she is, Mary must unravel her troubled past and find a reason to want to live. But the secrets the bunker has buried for so long, may imprison her there forever.
 
Who is Mary Doe? Why is she so important to this harsh, apocalyptic world?

“ The make-up effects and the thrill of a new and different Zombie film fascinates everyone. Horror fans are passionate about the genre and want to know what we are creating and what our take is on the material. The visuals are strong and they generate immediate interest and dialogue with media and fans.

But the heart of Mary Doe lies with our heroine and her story.

The plot delves into universal themes of being LOST and feeling displaced in the world. It echoes the tragedy and horror of WAR - the psychological crippling of individuals and the annihilation of societies.

Mary Doe has the potential to establish a new and exciting mythology within the Zombie genre culture."

Nick Nicolaou
Writer/Director

We have devoted a lot of time, resources and money into independently developing the project to the highest level because we believe we have an amazing story to tell and really feel it will be something fans will love as well. The Mary Doe Promo Short Film is an exciting part of that journey.

We love this genre and are fans at heart. We grew up on these movies and have been surrounded by this wonderful genre our entire lives, through movies, comic books, games and also translating into our working lives.

An ‘obsession’ is a great thing to have when your creative drive and passion are behind something that you truly believe in.

We don’t for one minute take your support for granted.

The film industry is a tough industry to crack but we’re tougher and our passion to bring this story to life is overpowering. We’ve established strong connections with top Hollywood Producers and Talent, and people are waiting to see what we do next, but we need a little more help.

The creators of Mary Doe are film veterans with over 25 years experience in film production. Their vast knowledge and credibility will help guide the production to the highest level.

Our industry peers are giving us their full support. Many have come onboard because they believe in the project and the professional level in which we are bringing this creative endeavour to fruition. From The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The Matrix Trilogy, Superman Returns, I-Robot to Star Wars and many other A-List productions, these artists have contributed behind the scenes in key creative positions to help bring these movies to life.

"Having worked closely with Nick and seeing his work, I feel his film Mary Doe is going to be innovative and entertaining, that will deliver to the fans!"

Tom Savini
Master of the Macabre
Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk Till Dawn

www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Doe-Movie/174749519228995
www.twitter.com/MaryDoeMovie

Please visit our websites for more information: see the talented and creative people involved in the project and view heaps of cool stuff.

UNDEAD ZONE first person, Zombie shoot ‘em up game is FREE to download on: l4dmaps.com. Online Graphic Novels available on our website Mary Doe Movie.

www.marydoemovie.com
www.youtube.com/user/marydoemovie
www.creativenerveentertainment.com
www.genrepictures.com.au
www.megeffects.com.au

All the REWARD OFFERS are UNIQUE to the Kickstarter campaign and will not be offered again, so you will have an important and memorable link to the Mary Doe production.

Your gratitude and money will not be wasted. If you can't afford to contribute financially, you can still help us by getting the word out there, telling your friends.

We know we can make a great Promo Short Film for the $75K budget, but if the final pledge amount exceeds our expectations, we will use all the money to add more production value – more scenes, more locations, higher profile actors, more Mutant Zombies…

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We have an experienced, talented and committed group of film industry professionals at the heart of the Mary Doe production. Our passion and drive to make this Promo Short Film is something we do not take lightly, as it will give us the best opportunity to move towards making our feature film.

There will be challenges along the way. Making a Promo Short Film to support the integrity and the scope of the film we have envisioned needs careful planning. It will be a slow build-up in the early stages as we bring the production together. As the Promo Short Film is in production and moves to completion, we will be doing everything in our power to bring it to the attention of Producers and Investors.

Anything can happen. Nothing is guaranteed in this industry but be patient with us and understand the complexity of the project, as we want this to be a fun experience for everyone. We will be working overtime to make sure the Promo Short Film gives us the opportunities we have been working so hard towards.

Rest assured our Creature Effects Studio is overseeing all the make-up effects and models for the Promo Short Film and also delivering all the cool maquettes and art offered in the Pledges.

We are fans at heart and we know the importance of keeping you involved, to share the excitement and creativity as we move forward. We will communicate with our backers throughout the campaign and keep you in the loop.

If we surpass our funding goal, we will use the additional funds to help us make the journey a little easier and build on all our production expectations. There is no hiding that the extra funds will be a huge benefit to the production and allow us some flexibility and breathing space to bring the various levels of the production together. It will all be up there on the screen.

We have the resources to elevate and produce this project at the highest level and we will not stop till we make this happen.

YOUR SUPPORT is all we need!

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    INFECTED PACK: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY OR DVD of Promo Trailer includes EXCLUSIVE Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    MUTATED PACK: YOUR NAME IN THE PROMO TRAILER END CREDITS. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    HEAD SHOT PACK: ZOMBIE HEAD FRIDGE MAGNETS set of 4. Based on Mary Doe undead designs. 3 dimensional sculptures approx. 3" high. + Your Name in the Promo Trailer End Credits. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    HORDE PACK: LOBBY CARD SET - 5 x 11”x 14” Lobby Cards from the Promo Trailer (2 signed). + Your Name in the Promo Trailer End Credits. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    KICK-ASS PACK: ZOMBIE PHOTOSHOP PORTRAIT - A personilzed “ZOMBIEFICATION” of you by artist Paul Katte. Get a high-res digital file of the finished art. + The image will be composited into a Mary Doe location backdrop and printed on an 11”x14” Lobby Card plate (signed by artist and Director). + Your Name in the Promo Trailer End Credits. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    UNDEAD PACK 1: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION FAUX BRONZE MARY DOE ZOMBIE 9" BUST. Designed by Nick Nicolaou. Sculpted by Eden Small, renowned for King King Vs Rex Sideshow statue. + Your Name in the Promo Trailer End Credits. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    UNDEAD PACK 2: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION HAND PAINTED MARY DOE ZOMBIE 9" BUST. Designed by Nick Nicolaou. Sculpted by Eden Small, renowned for King King Vs Rex Sideshow statue. + Your Name in the Promo Trailer End Credits. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    AIM FOR THE HEAD PACK: ZOMBIE DART BOARD ORIGINAL ART. 18" Dia. Board. How cool would this be on your wall. Airbrushed by artist Daus Von Roe exclusively for the Mary Doe project. Signed by Director and Artist. + Your Name in the Promo Trailer End Credits. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    BASH YOUR BRAINS PACK: KICKSTARTER BASEBALL BAT USED IN THE PROMO TRAILER. SIGNED BY TOM SAVINI AND DIRECTOR. + Your Name in the Promo Trailer End Credits. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    LEGENDS OF HORROR PACK: SIGNED TOM SAVINI ZOMBIE ORIGINAL ART. Airbrushed by artist Daus Von Roe exclusively for the Mary Doe project. One of a kind 16.5 x 23.5 inches on illustration board. + Your Name in the Promo Trailer End Credits. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    APOCALYPSE PACK: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT on the Promo Trailer. + A VISIT TO THE SET in Sydney Australia. + Be MADE UP as a ZOMBIE by leading industry professionals and appear in the Mary Doe Promo Trailer. (Lodging and transportation not provided. Date to be nominated.) + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    NO BRAINER PACK: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT on the Promo Trailer. + A SILICONE MUTANT ZOMBIE MAKE-UP BUST. Produced from production moulds, fully painted and ready for display. + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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    MARY DOE ULTIMATE PACK: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT on the Promo Trailer and listed on IMDB. + A LIMITED EDITION POSTER WITH YOUR NAME ON IT as Executive Producer - signed by cast and crew. + A LIMITED EDITION 1:1 scale ZOMBIE HEAD WALL PLAQUE made just for this pledge – signed by Director and Artist. + Spend the day with us at our studio in Sydney – take the tour, watch movies and hang out. (Lodging and transportation not provided. Date to be nominated.) + Signed Limited Edition Blu-Ray or DVD includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary. Signed by Director and Producers. + DD of Promo Trailer and Behind the Scenes Documentary. + DD of our Kickstarter Campaign music and Promo Trailer soundtrack. + Exclusive access to weekly Online Production Diaries. + DD high-res Mary Doe Movie Poster and Concept Art. + First Tier.

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