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A surly huntress with an affinity for retro jams and an inquisitive ex-medical student depend on each other's skills to survive.
A surly huntress with an affinity for retro jams and an inquisitive ex-medical student depend on each other's skills to survive.
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a surly huntress with an affinity for retro jams and an inquisitive ex-medical student depend on each other's skills and companionship to survive.

DEADZONE is a 20-minute film that takes place in the dead of winter in the middle of nowhere. We're shooting in upstate New York in February with a final edit goal for March. From there, DEADZONE will be submitted to film festivals around the country.

This is a passion project for director RAFE KAREN. Drawing his inspiration from the work of Quentin Tarantino, RAFE presents a thrilling, sarcastic, sardonic twist to the "Post-Apocalyptic" genre. He has an eye for detail, and he's gathered a team of film enthusiasts who are in it for the excitement of being a part of something spectacular.

Clips from RAFE's filmmakers' reel
Clips from RAFE's filmmakers' reel

 

 

+ MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 A beautiful original score composed by Andrew Koehler. Below is an example of his work that will be very similar to the DEADZONE score.

 More of Andrew's work can be found at http://www.funkysheepproductions.com/

+ SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ DEADZONE SURVIVAL KIT + GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ DEADZONE SURVIVAL KIT + GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ ZONED OUT + DEADZONE SURVIVAL KIT + GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ ZONED OUT + DEADZONE SURVIVAL KIT + GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

+ ZONED OUT + DEADZONE SURVIVAL KIT + GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL
+ ZONED OUT + DEADZONE SURVIVAL KIT + GO ANALOG, BABY + DEADZONE WARNING SIGN + MARK YOUR TERRITORY + DEADZONE SURVIVOR + SNOW TRACKS + BEFORE IT GETS COLD + MY NAME'S AMY + WOLF CALL

 

We chose Kickstarter to host our crowdfunding campaign because of its "All Or Nothing" funding approach. If we don't make our initial goal within 30 days, everyone gets a refund, and DEADZONE can't get made. We believe in this project, and we wanted to show you how much we believe in it by choosing Kickstarter. Just so there's no question about it, we've laid out a pie chart describing where your money is going.

 

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Social media is a huge player in making or breaking a crowdfunding campaign. Give us a like, share with your friends, and track our process as our team moves DEADZONE from the the planning stages to completion. Help DEADZONE get made!

 

 

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

Risks and challenges

As our production is set to take place in the middle of the woods in the middle of February, there is a strong chance that we will be caught in bad weather. If it is looking ahead of time that the weather will be bad, we will postpone the shoot for one week. If we get unexpected bad weather in the middle of shooting, we will make do with what we can. We'll be bringing lots of tarps, extra clothing, glove warmers, umbrellas, and do our best to not get our equipment wet.

Since this is a low-budget film, all of our crew and talent are volunteers, which lends a greater risk to last-minute cancellations. That said, our crew members all wear many hats, and if a cancellation happens, we can make it work to fill the gap.

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    WOLF CALL

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    MY NAME'S AMY, WHAT'S YOURS?

    Your name will appear in the DEADZONE end credits under "Special Thanks".

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    BEFORE IT GETS COLD

    Be the first to see DEADZONE before it gets sent out to festivals. You get digital download of the completed film.

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    SNOW TRACKS

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    DEADZONE SURVIVOR

    We'll create your DEADZONE persona in the form of a virtual trading card. You provide a photo, we'll provide a portrait, your DEADZONE nickname, description, stats, and weapon of choice. Share your unique DEADZONE trading card on social media.

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    MARK YOUR TERRITORY

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    HOW DID YOU GET HERE?

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    DEADZONE WARNING SIGN

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    SURVIVAL GUIDE

    A signed copy of the DEADZONE script used on set by a member of the cast or crew. May include hand-written notes, doodles, and wear and tear.

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    GO ANALOG, BABY

    Experience the DEADZONE soundtrack the way Amy would... on cassette tape! If you have an old Walkman lying around or still have a tape deck in your car, then why not?

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    LOST FAMILY

    You're a star in a movie! We'll Photoshop your head into Samantha's family photo.

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    A PIECE OF DEADZONE

    Receive a prop from the film!
    Available props include: Amy's Walkman, Samantha's bag, and Amy's watch.
    First backer gets first dibs.

    DISCLAIMER: Walkman is inoperable, due to harsh conditions of the DEADZONE.

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    DEADZONE SURVIVAL KIT

    A tin containing DEADZONE necessities: a cassette tape from Amy's personal collection, extra DEADZONE decals, matches, a compass, map of the DEADZONE, and more.

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    ZONED OUT

    You and a friend are invited to party it up with the DEADZONE cast and crew. Come eat some food, watch DEADZONE on the big screen, and take some selfies. Travel to NYC not included.

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    EXECUTE-IVE PRODUCER

    Are you a fan of executions?
    We'll list your name in the DEADZONE credits as "Executive Producer". The highest honor!

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    ANY LAST WORDS?

    We will rename DEADZONE to anything you want. Really.

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