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A young director tries to show a film about a local tragedy on his public access channel. He learns not everyone wants to be in a movie

"I Filmed Your Death" is a horror movie about a tragedy in a small town. Pierce Lyndale, the main character of the film, decides to make a film about the event to show it on the public access channel a year later. He tries to bring all of his childhood friends together to see the movie, but what he doesn't know is that the friends and family of the killer don't want it to be shown.

Above: The movie theater that will play a central role in "IFYD" has hosted our film screenings for three years in a row. Its the funky kind of neighborhood theater that doesn't exist much anymore.
Above: The movie theater that will play a central role in "IFYD" has hosted our film screenings for three years in a row. Its the funky kind of neighborhood theater that doesn't exist much anymore.

Its a movie that works on several different levels. Firstly, it looks at exploitation in the media and violence in our society in general. It also contains several characters that you will really care about. Much like "Dazed & Confused" or "Clerks", we get to know these characters by hanging out with them throughout the movie. Finally it is just a classic horror movie. It doesn't rely on jumps or loud noises, the terror in this movie is built up steadily for the first half and then delivered upon in the second. Its a horror movie that looks at today's society and what we decide to ignore. 

Above: A screenshot from our successful play "King Arthur...with Werewolves", from 2007. It was the most successful amateur play at the oldest theater in CT. A large part of the cast and crew who helped us pull this off will be returning to elevate "IFYD"
Above: A screenshot from our successful play "King Arthur...with Werewolves", from 2007. It was the most successful amateur play at the oldest theater in CT. A large part of the cast and crew who helped us pull this off will be returning to elevate "IFYD"

I'm a fan of this script myself and I think it talks for itself the best. If you'd like to read it before you sign on to give money, email me at: sbahre@azbestfilms.com and I'll send you a pdf of it.

A big reason this movie will be seen by people is the amount of underground celebrities we have involved. President of Troma and creator of the Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman, will be one of the main characters. He is a hero of the independent film world and has a following all around the globe. Michael Horse, from TV's Twin Peaks, will be in the movie also as a major character. There are other celebrities who are involved but the last one I can tell you about right now is Merle Allin. He is a punk rock icon and the brother of GG Allin. I'm a fan of all of these people and I know there are so many others out there who will rally behind this and support it because of their involvement.

Above: An introduction we made with Lloyd Kaufman in 2010 for our successful short film festival that year.

Why do we need all of this money? $10,000 is a lot of money and it is only half of what we need to get this movie made.We have put together a great cast and crew, we have found incredible locations throughout Connecticut and we have half of the equipment we need. We have a great blueprint with the script but we need this money to make sure this can happen the way it needs to. 

Above: The 200 year old farmhouse that we've gotten for our main location.
Above: The 200 year old farmhouse that we've gotten for our main location.

A big part of that is finding the right cinematographer. I have worked very hard on planning out the exact visual feel I want for this movie and I need to find someone who can accomplish that. I need a fair amount of money to pay this person because we will need them for our rehearsals and everyday at the shoots. For a professional, full time job like this I need to make sure they are getting what they need to do their job the best way they can. In a time when shooting HD quality video is so easy that people can do it on their phones, I need someone who understands the true nuances of it.

The rehearsals start the first week of September and the shoot itself will last from mid-September until mid-October. We need to raise this money to make sure we can afford to have the cast and crew in town for that time. We need to feed them and we need to house them. We've got to provide all of these things for an army of people basically. With all of the movies we've made in the past, the only thing that holds them back is a lack of time. People need to take a month off from their lives in order to make this film and the only way to make that happen is to make sure they are taken care of when they are here.

We have been working on this movie for over two years now and we are taking it very seriously. This is not some hobby or pet project, this is our lives. We don't just need your money, we need your support. You aren't just our financial backers, you're our patrons. There is art happening in this small town now, please help cultivate it.

Above: The rough cut of the first half of our most recent short film. We made it for $25, imagine what we can do with 20k. We will chart the post production on here as we go along. Nathan, the star of it, will be one of the stars in "IFYD" as well. One of the many young new talents we have involved.

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