"We are the Ones" is a short film that is being made specifically for the 6th edition of the Damnationland anthology series. It tells the tale of a man who has traveled to Maine to escape his sins, only to have the light of a nearby lighthouse reveal them to the world and bring about the violent end of his sinful ways.
Damnationland is a horror anthology series that recruits Maine filmmakers every year to tell stories that twist and turn, gutting you from the inside out and showing you what that looks like.
From their website (http://www.damnationland.com/)
Damnationland presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. Now in its fifth year, the Damnationland 2014 program will feature world premieres of seven short films produced in Maine by Mainers especially for the Halloween season. These are dark, surreal, and fantastic pieces, and they offer film fans an excellent sampling of the talent producing independent film in Maine today.
Unlike many projects on Kickstarter, "We are the Ones" is guaranteed to show in front of a large audience if it is completed. That is where we need your help!
This is what Damnationland is:
Make-up effects and creature design/creation-
We need to have a creature that would make you tear your hair out in the theater. That is why we have enlisted the help of Eric Anderson from the Shoggoth Assembly to make our monster in the dark.
This is Eric:
This is a sample of what Eric can do:
Recently, Eric has been showcased at the Bangor Comic-Con! Take a look!
Part of the story for this film takes place at a lighthouse in Maine. While Maine has over 70 lighthouses to pick from, the State Film Office requires insurance to gain a permit to film on public land.
"Why would you need a permit?" you may be asking. Well, we pride ourselves in being awesome people and awesome people make sure that everything is covered before launching a drone over a 50 foot lighthouse.
That's right, a drone. Which leads me to Jason Bosch at Red Stallion Media
Jason is an alum of Damnationland and has graciously agreed to help me out on this project. He has been a pro for years, shooting high-end work for Boston Market, Keurig and most recently EcoMaine. He's got the stuff and the eye to make "We are the Ones" the highest quality image we could ever ask for.
This is just some of what Jason can do:
Sound Stage and Set -
We've also been offered a chance to shoot "We are the Ones" at Real Media Soundstage in Portland. These guys are the premiere soundstage in Maine and they are going to let us put up some walls to cover in blood. This is going to let us run production in the daytime (i.e. "normal") hours and run some bullet piercing, blood-splattering goodness the film is hoping to capture.
This is where we'll be:
The rest of "We are the Ones" -
The rest of the budget is coming out-of-pocket from the writer and director of the film Nathan Oliver. He is the co-writer and director of this year's "Lady Psycho Killer" and a pretty solid horror nut.
This is "Lady Psycho Killer"
Everything Else -
This campaign is to fund the practical needs of the "We are the Ones" production so it can be a level above lame and into awesome. As such, we are only soliciting the funds for that purpose.
If this campaign is successful, we will jump up and down. If this campaign raises just $200 more than the limit, we'll throw an awesome wrap party that every backer is invited to. Anything beyond that, we'll look into giving funds to some of the other Damnationland filmmakers in this years curated selection and Damnationland itself to make the event the biggest and bestest in the history of this year!
Risks and challenges
The main risk in creating a short film is being able to actually finish the thing. Nathan Oliver has been finishing things for over a decade in the world of film. His newest feature is a testament to the ingenuity of independent film and speaks volumes of how he can handle a budget, putting the money where it needs to go to make it awesome and possible to complete.
Another major risk is where "will it go from here?" When a short film is made, there is normally no guarantee that it will be seen beyond the filmmaker's circle. That is not the case with "We are the Ones" It has guaranteed distribution as part of the Damnationland Anthology screening, debuting at the State Theater in Portland Maine and then traveling all over New England and the country.
This film is in very good hands and your help can make it real!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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