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$3,025
pledged of $ 6,000pledged of $ 6,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 13 2016 1:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

This experimental psychological thriller introduces an episodic story in a noir sci-fi fantasy world of Shtriga (alchemical vampires). The story for this experiment is a tale of ancient revenge. We join Tom as he begins his descent into a dark basement. He is being given directions by a female voice on an old mini-tape recorder that tells Tom he will live if he follows her directions precisely. He is told to watch an old jumbled film, but the more he watches the more the dark basement seems to come to life with dark shadows. This non traditional vampire film is an experiment in the sensation of disorientation. The film will use the genre of horror/thriller to develop the sensation of stability and instability or a heightened sense of fear. Each artist participating is asked to think how best to bring this sensation to the project. Though the story sets up for a franchise in a unique fantasy world, this short film seeks to experiment with and find new conventions for modern storytelling.

Risks and challenges

The film is an experiment in lighting, camera techniques, wardrobe, and performing arts in which all participating artists are asked to help bend and stretch normal film conventions to find new ways to express the film language. As with all experiments risk is involved in regards to the unknown. Director Shawn Barfield has produced over 100 music videos and 2 previous short films in a similar genre. His experience in testing new camera techniques and visual effects helps ensure this experiment will find success.

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