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52
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 1 2015 12:33 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Story

A woman claims that a poltergeist haunting her house is the spirit of her dead husband and allows him to take reign of the household. Is this violent poltergeist her beloved or something more sinister?

Keepsake official poster.
Keepsake official poster.

Who's running this hell hole? 

Writer/Director - Katie Bonham is an avid horror fan, with three successful shorts produced in the past year. Her third short, The Paper Round, was successfully funded by Kickstarter in October last year, and has been selected for Film 4 Frightfest in Glasgow for its world premiere. 

The Paper Round
The Paper Round

Her second short, The Porcelain Ground, made it to the semi-final of the 666 Shortcuts to Hell 2 competition, (which is now available for digital download via itunes), and was shortlisted for the Fright Meter Awards.

The Porcelain Ground
The Porcelain Ground

  Director of Photography - James Melrose

James graduated from the Northern Film School in 2010 where he majored in Cinematography and excelled in camera operating. Since then he has been mastering his craft and working within camera departments in various roles. Starting out as a Clapper Loader, he quickly progressed into Focus Pulling on TV dramas and features. Whilst laying a strong foundation in assisting and strengthening his technical knowledge of the camera, he has been shooting his own creative projects with success as Director of Photography. His last short, EDIT, is due to run on the festival circuit this year and is tipped to be one of the favourites. He is a dedicated, creative individual and an emerging talent in the industry.

James at work
James at work

 Who's in it?

We are delighted that Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Hellraiser II, Nightbreed) will be playing the role of 'The Husband'. Nicholas has an impressive history of horror film roles working with the great Clive Barker. We can't wait to see this horror legend become part of the Keepsake family. 

Nicholas Vince -  Claire Grogan Photography
Nicholas Vince - Claire Grogan Photography

Where's the body buried?

We hope to distribute the finished short into various festivals and want you to be part of the team! You will not only be supporting us and contributing to create something truly horrific, but also highlighting the importance of independent film makers and crew, who have great ideas and passion, but no funds to achieve these creative visions! 

Risks and challenges

Keepsake is a complex story of suspense and horror, and one of the challenges is to show this within a condensed narrative. This will be Katie's longest film to date at approx. 15-20 minutes in length, but her determination and dedicated cast and crew mean that Keepsake will be coming to life if we hit target!

Our small budget needs to cover:

- Camera/grip/lighting equipment
- Props
- Prosthetic make-up
- Costume
- Filming permits
- Travel and food
- Location

(and no mum I won't be asking you to crash your car again. :) ) - see The Paper Round.

We have a lot to shoot in six days, but through meticulous organisation we are hoping that everything will go as smoothly as possible, so planning is everything for this shoot.

The aim of this film is to unsettle and entertain the audience, and, of course, to have fun collaborating on making an awesome short! The main challenge is to create mystery and to intrigue our audience. With a passionate crew and a chilling script we cannot wait to share Keepsake with you!

The entire crew and cast are working for free (those lovely chaps) so any support you can offer will really top up morale and drive our hunger to create this horror short!!

We have some great incentives to offer to donators too, from a thanks in the credits to an Executive Producer credit; signed posters; screenplays; T-shirts and set visits.

Even if you cannot donate, please spread word by sharing the project. You will still be helping! You guys are awesome and we love you to death!

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    "I warned you not to go out tonight."

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    "They want to play with you.'

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    "Ding dong. You're dead."

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    "He'll tear your soul apart."

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    "He's in town with a few days to kill."

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    "Oh yes, there will be blood."

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