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The Shroud of Torrington Film Project

From the mind of Paranormal Researcher and Author Jeffrey J Messenger, comes a terrifying tale of good versus evil.

The Shroud of Torrington Film Project

From the mind of Paranormal Researcher and Author Jeffrey J Messenger, comes a terrifying tale of good versus evil.

$170
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 14 2013 5:15 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Shroud of Torrington Film Project

In the year 2005, I published the critically acclaimed novel The Shroud of Torrington. Weaving actual research involving the Shroud of Turin with religious demonology, this story is an effective mystery- thriller. Incorporating themes of friendship, unrequited love, and loyalty, the story has much to offer to a wide audience.

As a screenplay, I believe the viability of this project is obvious. At the time of this writing, many recent paranormal- horror films have become mega hits. My screenplay touches on this popular nerve, with themes involving ghosts, demonology, and possession. Since the narrative of my story is character driven, I believe a low budget interpretation of The Shroud of Torrington may produce a successful, direct to DVD movie. Films like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity were highly effective... I believe The Shroud of Torrington can join such films as a memorable experience.

The plot involves a young, lonely man named David Paul. David works with the developmentally challenged, and is particularly attached to an elderly man named Huey.  David suspects that Huey is being ritualistically abused, by the charismatic manager of his group home. Soon Huey disappears, with the only clue to this disappearance being an enigmatic image left on his bedsheets. An image similar to the famed Shroud of Turin. A struggle ensues, as David seeks to solve the mystery, and expose the Manager for what he is... a demoniac and a threat to all around him. David's unrequited love, Jessica Kim, is in the most danger, as she grows closer to the antagonist. The story takes us through the realms of skepticism and faith, as horrific spiritual phenomena force the protagonist to reevaluate his worldview.

Risks and challenges

As a low budget film, I will employ local actors, and seek affordable CGI and soundtrack technicians. I will direct the film, as I envisioned the story while writing it. Cinematic influences will include the films The Exorcist, Signs, and The Shawshank Redemption.

All donor contributions of $500 or more will be listed during the film's end credits, as patrons of the project. You can be a participant in what could be film history!

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