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A misfit gang accidentally uncovers a demonic secret while house-sitting in a curious Midwest town. Help us make our new occult comedy!
A misfit gang accidentally uncovers a demonic secret while house-sitting in a curious Midwest town. Help us make our new occult comedy!
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"Billie, a twenty something burnout, is tasked with house-sitting for her aunt and uncle, but after inviting some friends over, becomes convinced her teenage cousin Grace has stolen a notebook containing her latest screenplay. While hunting for the book in "Grace's Room", the gang uncovers a bloody trove of occult paraphernalia. Unbeknownst to Billie and her friends, said cult has been watching them from the nearby woods, and now must kill them for discovering too much. A gruesome assault on the house ensues as the gang struggles to survive the night!"

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Review of River City Panic: Hometown Hero's Latest Production!

Objective: To make an action packed and practical effects heavy horror comedy that has a lot of heart and a lot of laughs.

Following the success of our last film, the team that made River City Panic has been eager to get back on set and make a new film even bigger, bolder and funnier than the last. At the same time, the team knew that crafting a story limited in locations and characters would actually give us greater freedom to craft extravagant set pieces and experiment with building and executing visceral practical effects.

With that goal in mind, "Grace's Room" was born. We believe this movie will both shock and entertain, while rekindling the forgotten magic of physical horror effects and pushing the boundaries of what independent horror-comedy can and should be.

GRACE'S ROOM ANIMATIC STILLS:

The tone of "Grace's Room" is two-fold, combining a dark, cinematic aesthetic with outrageous, character-driven comedy. The absurdity of the story stems from a relatable misfit gang being thrown into a gruesome horror movie scenario, where neither they nor the cult they uncover seem to have any idea of how to handle themselves.

The look of the film will be very self-serious, with low key, shadow heavy mood lighting shot with professional-grade cameras and lenses, serving as a stark contrast to our gangs slapstick antics. Imagine "Kill List" meets "Tucker & Dale Vs Evil", or what would have happened if "Troma" had been behind "House of the Devil".

GRACE'S ROOM CONCEPT ART:

Every dollar raised for Grace's Room will go towards making this a funnier, bloodier, and more professional film. Our $10k goal will go towards paying to hire additional professional crew members, paying for the rental of camera & light gear, craft services to keep our cast & crew happy and full, and of course, practical effects! 

Any funds raised in excess of our $10k goal will also be put immediately into the film, allowing it to grow bigger and better. Extra funds will mean being able to add additional demonic creatures (did someone say 9 foot demon attack?!), dual shooting with two cameras to double our efficiency, and expanded shooting time at our locations for even bigger, bloodier battles.

We'll also be releasing stretch-goal rewards to help hit these higher numbers, including a behind the scenes feature on our physical effects, a full-color digital comic set in the world of Grace's Room, and even a feature-length "Making Of" documentary!

For your contribution to "Grace's Room", expect to be handsomely rewarded! Perks include digital and physical copies of the film, its soundtrack, plus our last film "River City Panic".

For a little bit more, you can also get cool things like an invitation to the premier, an on-set tour, credit on the film as a producer, and your picture in the credits! You can even come join the cast as a cult member and choose your own death in the film!

Please consult our handy spreadsheet below to see exactly what you'll get at every donation level!

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Risks and challenges

When evaluating the risks of making an indie budgeted film, we built a project with time and budgetary constraints in mind throughout all facets of production. We want to to make an action packed and exciting film but know the importance of budgeting resources. With two indie feature films under our belt, we are well rehearsed in taking what we have and making a lot from it. Attempting to shoot an entire feature length film in 9 days with only $10,000 is a tall order, so we addressed this issue immediately upon consciously committing to the project.

The short filming schedule is a reflection of the dedication to streamlining our production process as much as possible. We have partnered with the City of Ottawa, IL to make River City Panic in a location that is willing to coordinate with us every step of the way. With the aid of city officials and services, we are able to maximize the amount of filming we can do in a single day.

This project is also made up of professionals and/or students of film who are dedicated to producing a quality piece of entertainment. Everyone on board has devoted their summer to building props, shot lists, scheduling and facilitating rehearsals, and many more production related tasks.

There will always be hiccups when it comes to film production, but we are prepared to meet every challenge head on. The Hometown Hero Productions team is ready to make a B-Grade Horror Comedy that won't disappoint!

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    DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK: An LP featuring ten original singles inspired by the film, performed by several different Illinois-based musicians will be digitally yours forever!

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    DIGITAL COPY: Your copy of Grace's Room will flow through the internet directly to your computer! It's that easy! For your contribution, you will also receive all previous rewards.

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    DIGITAL DOUBLE: Not only will you get a digital copy of Grace's Room, but you'll also receive a digital copy of our first feature film, River City Panic, as soon as the Kickstarter campaign ends! We will throw in the Digital Soundtrack to sweeten the pot! We're even going to Thank You in the film's credits as a Kickstarter backer!

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    DVD COPY: You will receive a DVD of Grace's Room as well as all previous rewards! We're even going to Thank You in the film's credits as a Kickstarter backer!

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    BLU-RAY COPY: You will receive a Blu-ray of the film as well as a Digital Copy and the Soundtrack! We're even going to Thank You in the film's credits as a Kickstarter backer!

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    DVD DOUBLE: DVD copies of Grace's Room and River City Panic! We will throw in Digital Copies of both films and the Soundtrack! We're even going to Thank You in the film's credits as a Kickstarter backer!

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    BLU-RAY DOUBLE: Blu-ray copies of Grace's Room and River City Panic! We will throw in Digital Copies of both films and the Soundtrack! We're even going to Thank You in the film's credits as a Kickstarter backer!

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    PRE-RELEASE SCREENING PACKAGE: You and a guest get to attend an early screening of Grace's Room with the cast and crew of the film at the Roxy Theater in Ottawa, IL! Release date is set for SPRING 2016. (Travel arrangements not provided.) You also get a Blu-ray or DVD copy of Grace's Room and River City Panic as well as Digital Copies of Grace's Room, River City Panic, and the Soundtrack! We're even going to Thank You in the film's credits as a Kickstarter backer!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CRED: Your name will be featured as an Associate Producer in the film's credits! For your contribution, you will also receive everything at the $75 Level!

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    PRODUCER CRED/ON-SET TOUR: We want you to come visit us on set during principle photography! A member of the cast/crew will personally guide you around for the day, giving you a behind the scenes look at the making of Grace's Room; filming July 25th - August 2nd 2015. (Travel arrangements not provided.) Your name will be featured as a Producer in the film's credits! For your contribution, you will also receive everything at the $75 Level!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: We want to kill you in the film! Join us on set for a climactic battle where you will play the part of an ill-fated cult member! (Travel arrangements not provided, exact date to be announced.) For your amazing contribution, you will be featured as an Executive Producer in the film's credits alongside a picture of your choosing. You will also receive two signed copies of Grace's Room and River City Panic, plus everything at the $75 Level!

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