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VILLAIN is a feature film starring The Sucklord as a psychopathic killer who stalks the "real life super heroes" of New York City.

VILLAIN is the sixth feature film by DIY filmmaker James Felix McKenney. The film is being produced by Lisa Wisely and shot by cinematographer Eric Branco.

WHAT IS VILLAIN ABOUT?

VILLAIN stars toy artist and television personality The Super Sucklord as a psychotic killer who stalks the "real life super heroes" of New York City.

The Villain does not use guns or explosives and does not harm innocent citizens or commit random acts of violence. His only targets are members of the super hero community and his attacks are fast, isolated and clean.

Although his biggest criticism of the "heroes" is their need for media attention, The Villain imagines himself as the subject of his own documentary that exists only in his own mind.

"The story comes from my own reaction to seeing these self-styled heroes begin to appear a few years back." says the film's director. "I started working on this idea about a serial killer who would prey upon these characters who may not be equipped to deal with this higher level of criminal. I imagined it as a bigger-budget film, but then late one night while hanging out with the Sucklord in his lair, it began to transform into this smaller, more experimental and street-level project. Most importantly, I found the guy perfectly suited to play our Villain"

WHO IS THE SUPER SUCKLORD?

As an artist and self-proclaimed Super-Villain, The Sucklord has become a staple of both the designer toy and comic convention scenes. He recently garnered a bit more mainstream attention by appearing as the cover story of the Village Voice and as the breakout character on the Bravo television series "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist." He has since been the subject of numerous magazine articles and even made USA Today's Pop Candy "100 People of 2011" list.

WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR?

The money raised here will be used for every aspect of production and post-production. This money will go to equipment, costumes, locations and post-production. 

While we realize that $50,000 is an ambitious goal for a Kickstarter campaign, it's not a heck of a lot of money to make a feature film. How do we plan to pull it off? Well, making movies for almost no money is what James McKenney has does best and he's proven this time and time again with films like CANNIBALLISTIC! and SATAN HATES YOU. He also has a love for older, "obsolete" camera technology, demonstrated by his 2006 feature AUTOMATONS, which was shot entirely on black & white super 8mm film.

The look and shooting style for VILLAIN is inspired in part by Asian serial killer and horror films from the late 1990's and early 2000's. Many of these were shot using early digital video technology. The films often have a sickly greenish tint to them and a claustrophobic atmosphere. So we'll be using a combination of modern HD cameras as well as some rather antiquated gear in order to give the film a unique look. We already own all of this stuff, so there's a big savings right there.

But VILLAIN is not going to be a typical "found footage" or "mockumentary" film. Having these mismatched video styles cut together will be instrumental in presenting the disjointed and erratic delusions of a madman and will give the movie a more experimental edge.

WHAT DOES A CONTRIBUTOR RECEIVE?

First of all, you will get our eternal gratitude. We know your time and money is valuable. We appreciate the fact that you even took the time to read this page. If you are interested in contributing, there are a whole host of perks including Sucklord merchandise that will only be available here. These items will not be made for any other purpose and will never anywhere else.   These items include VILLAIN trading cards and unique VILLAIN action figures. The figures will be handmade to order, so only the amount needed to award project donors will be manufactured.

If you are not familiar with Suckorld’s work, you can learn more by visiting his online store, E-bay or some high-end auction sites where his work has sold for quite a bit of money.

More details and photos of the items will appear in the project updates.

KICKSTARTER IS ALL OR NOTHING

We appreciate your support and if you are not able to contribute to the project, we just ask that you spread the word about this project. The Kickstarter platform is all or nothing so if we don’t hit our goal, we will not receive any of the money contributed. It will take a lot of work and a lot of support from everyone to make this project a reality. If you can share this project with your community and urge them to check it out, we’d really appreciate the help.

HOW WILL I GET UPDATES?

We will be updating this Kickstarter page regularly. You can also follow us on:
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/reallifevillain
http://www.facebook.com/monsterpants.movies

Twitter
@monsterpantz (Director-James Felix McKenney)
@theworkroomnyc (Producer- Lisa Wisely)

@ericbranco (Cinematographer- Eric Branco)
@Sucklord (The Super Sucklord) 


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