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Introduction to the Project

Welcome Dear Readers – It is our proposal to produce the screenplay “The House on the Borderland” into a feature length film!

We are raising a budget of $99,666 to finish development and create a proof of concept. The proof of concept will showcase the cinematic tone and style of the independent horror / science fiction film and demonstrate the creature and visual effects! It is up to you, the fans and the audience to help us make this happen!

About

"The House on the Borderland" is an upcoming feature film adaption starring Christopher K. Johnson, Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012), being directed by André A. Martin and written by Sabrina Monet Alipate. The independent motion picture is a supernatural sci-fi thriller based upon the literary works of infuential horror author William Hope Hodgson.

Logline

"A reclusive hunter fortifies himself in his archaic manor to battle malevolent creatures that emerge from an murky pit near his ancient unkempt gardens. He vows to protect his compassionate sister and faithful dog from the hog-faced hell-spawns – but can he protect himself from the evil that has been unleashed by The House on the Borderland...?"

Plot Synopsis

In 1877, two friends trek through Ireland fishing the countryside on their holiday until happening upon the phantom village of Kraighten. Within a forbidden mountain, in a mysterious subterranean chasm, they discover a fallen house on the edge of a great lake and in the ancient ruin, a diary of the man who owned the home before its destruction. The writing in the frayed and decayed parchment seems to hint at an ungodly evil that transcends reality.

The manuscript is the chronicling of a reclusive hunter (Christopher K. Johnson) who battles malevolent creatures that emerge from a mysterious cavern near his garden. Fortified in his archaic house that villagers say: "was built by the devil himself," the adept marksman challenges horrid "Swine-creatures, with glowing eyes and huge talons" protecting his virtuous sister and courageous dog.

As the monsters emerge from the "bottomless pit" in the primeval ruin, they rip at the very fabric of the brave narrator’s logic and reality. Trapped in the house as it begins to collapse in on itself – the man's evil abode takes him on a journey through time, space and matter – through lands of "gods and demons" from beyond.

At the edge of existence, he is reunited with "the source of his great pain, his lost soul-mate." But can he let her memory go and put her soul to rest before the imploding house on the borderland is overrun by beastly, devouring "Swine-things" and swallowed by the deteriorating chasm?

Basic Info 

Starring Christopher K. Johnson

Story By William Hope Hodgson

Screenplay By Sabrina Monet Alipate

Produced & Directed By André A. Martin

Martin discovered the novel by William Hope Hodgson at a used book store, or stand, while serving with the United States Navy in the Middle East. After one read of "The House on the Borderland," it became his favorite novel. The story carried him through many long nights. For almost a decade now, the young filmmaker has been on a passionate crusade to adapt his favorite book to film. After years of dealings with Hollywood executives have fallen through, he has turned to you, the people, the fans, the legends to bring this tale to life.

Budget Needed: $99,666

Created: November 17, 1877

Release Date: Halloween 2017

Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Fantasy / Supernatural

Studio: Luminous Specks

“The House on the Borderland” is a horror film long overdue. The novel and literary works of William Hope Hodgson are imperative milestones in science fiction horror. The very essence of the work is visually rich and would make for stunning cinema. The under-appreciated and relatively unknown author has influenced uncountable facets of the horror and science fiction genres. There is a definitive target audience of readers and fans patiently waiting for the day a capable production team produces this film.

We have devoted the resources necessary to develop “The House on the Borderland” for the stated $99,666 while providing the film with the  overall ‘look’ of a feature shot on a budget range of $1-3 million.

Our production team is being built from the ground up with no expense spared. By developing a team of high caliber talent and crew, willing to donate much of their time and expertise out of passion for the project, We will ensure professional and high quality execution.

The entire project can be finished in approximately 32 weeks. After the  budget is raised, “The House on the Borderland” will be ready to enter its 8-week pre-production phase, then 8 weeks of principal photography and a desired 16 weeks of postproduction. Of course, depending when we start, some substitutions will be required due to scheduling conflicts.

Thank you for reading, please feel free to contact us with questions should we have peeked your interest in the least. And thank you for considering helping us in bringing this picture to the silver screen.

Best Regards,

André A. Martin

Director

“The House on the Borderland”  

Risks and challenges

Every project could potentially encounter unexpected obstacles (we hope it doesn’t come up, but it happens!). Some unique challenges we might face after our project is successfully funded - weather days, talent and crew scheduling conflicts, location booking, equipment failure and we will tackle them as we always have, as a team.

The film industry is one of the most competitive industries in the U.S. There are hundreds of features produced each year. There are over one thousand independent and studio films being shot in California and throughout the United States in 2016. Each will be fighting for distribution, sales, festival screenings and viewers. Few recoup their budget or see a return on investment. The films that reach financial success have unique scripts; have marketable talent, high production value and a plan for marketing and distribution. The House on the Borderland is based on a critically successful novel and portrays visionary content. The feature is not simply an expansion of the book. It is a voyage into the original story that made the book successful. Our goal is to produce a festival-worthy Independent Film that fans of the novel will enjoy!

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