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carl bachmannBy carl bachmann
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carl bachmannBy carl bachmann
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About

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The Story

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Concept art

        WILL, a high school Mr. Popular wannabe, prepares his costume for the big Halloween party, while pondering how to get noticed by his high school crush, HEATHER, whom he can’t stop thinking about. Meanwhile, his introverted ex- best friend, RUSSELL, is at his isolated home deep in the boonies, playing a game of Dungeons & Dragons with his friends. To spice up the game, Russell chants a spell from a mysterious necromancer book that he found and accidentally raises undead creatures, referred to in the spell book as “Revenants”.

After the party gets busted by the cops, Will becomes desperate to keep the night going and earn his crush’s affection, and, knowing that Russell’s parent’s are never home, tells everyone to continue the party at Russell’s place - a huge house in the middle of the woods, with no neighbors and worst of all, no cell phone service. Will tells Russell what he has done, and Russell is furious, but after Russell’s secret crush, ANGIE (An angsty hipster who’s not afraid to speak her mind), shows up, he allows the party to go on, only to be crashed later by four revenants who relentlessly slaughter party patrons with their weapons of death.

Isolated from help, surrounded by danger, Will must team up with Russell, Heather and Angie for survival. Ill-equipped, unskilled, and anything but team players, this rag-tag group’s true colors come out. But before they can deal with death-dealing revenants, they’ll first need to deal with each other.

The protagonists
The protagonists
The Evil
The Evil

To learn more about the story and it's characters, check out the movie's website here

 The Writer/Director - Carl Bachmann

      After developing a passion for filmmaking, I began making shoestring budget films during college. I moved to LA to begin freelancing on several film sets working as a set constructionist, sound mixer, set decorator, grip, and assistant Director. 

Eventually I decided to step in the directors chair to produce the award-winning dark comedy/musical, "Miracle on Metal Street", which is still playing at film festivals, receiving critical acclaim. 

Miracle On Metal Street
Miracle On Metal Street

 I want to build off that momentum to bring you all Party Slashers,  a non-stop funny and lethal adventure unlike anything you've seen before. I believe in it whole-heartedly, and I'll work tirelessly to make a reality. I've also decided to make Miracle On Metal Street available for download to backers of Party Slashers. 

Where will the money go? 

        Film budgets are an array of expenses. This includes camera, lighting rentals. Cast and crew pay (everyone is a working freelancer in LA), location rentals, costume rentals (It's at a halloween party!), equipment insurance, expendables- such as batteries, makeup kit fees, lighting gels, equipment truck fuel), post production fees such as picture edit, sound edit, coloring, composer fees, payroll. 

The money we ask for may seem like a lot, but it's actually very low, about 1/20th of what studios consider "micro-budget". The way we keep these expenses extremely low, is shooting with digital cameras, as opposed to film, careful negotiating with cast and crew, who will work multiple jobs, recycling locations, and a small shooting schedule. 

The money we are asking for is an addition to what we're able to contribute ourselves to make this dream a reality. 

The Rewards

        I want to make backer rewards personal and sharable with your friends. That's why I will invest extra time to create unique things for you. Along with what you see on the right of this page, keep a look out for extra limited rewards that will pop up during the campaign. 

For $35 I'm offering the DVD or Blu-ray of the movie along with your pic put into a Grindhouse-style movie poster, and you can choose from one of the three templates below. But for $99, I will also include a 1-OF-A-KIND Grindhouse poster made from scratch featuring YOU as the main attraction on it! And the first 3 people who contribute for these rewards (or higher), will get their poster before the campaign ends regardless if the funding goal is met or not! Here are the templates:

Template #1
Template #1
Template #2
Template #2
Template #3
Template #3

And here is an example of the custom Grindhouse poster:

Ex. custom Grindhouse poster
Ex. custom Grindhouse poster

 Or if you feel like being in front of the camera, check out our other rewards that let you be an extra at the halloween party, or even getting your head cut off in the film! 

Some examples so far:

Matt Bachmann
Matt Bachmann
Marisa Lasko
Marisa Lasko
Joshua Thomas
Joshua Thomas

  TEST SCENE CREDITS

Risks and challenges

The world of low budget filmmaking is packed with daunting obstacles. Low budget usually constitutes low pay for cast and crew, and if one of the actors gets a lucrative offer to star in a disney movie, which just so happens to shoot at the same time as Party Slashers, it's hard to convince that person to stay. We all have bills to pay.

Low budget also does not allow many days to shoot the film. Through the collective foresight of the producer, director, Unit Production Manager and Assistant Director, we can hope for the best and plan for the worst. Contingency plans will help us roll with the punches that invariably plague every film shoot.

What motivates people to stay on board and work for lower pay than studios or commercial clients, is the passion to tell the story. The chief strength of independent filmmakers is that they are free to create unique tales without compromising due to marketing considerations, or "too many chefs in the kitchen", something that big studio filmmakers have to battle regularly. This creative freedom is the glue that keeps a cast and crew together.

However, setbacks and speed bumps are inevitable. My promise to you is that I will be transparent with you about them, and keep you informed every step of the way. I've already spent a year getting Party Slashers to this stage, overcoming several setbacks, and there's no way I'm going to throw in the towel because of one more.

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    Personalized Thank You E-card, featuring art work from the film! Share it, print it, make it your wallpaper- Possibilities are endless!

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    An HD digital download of the director's award-winning short film, Miracle on Metal Street, and Personalized thank you E-card.

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    all of the above plus PDF copy of the director's personal production journal documenting trials and tribulations making the film, including shot lists, set blueprints, camera set ups.

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    All the above + HD Digital download of Party Slashers, with exclusive backer extra features not available to public, behind the scenes action and directors commentary.

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    All the above + director-signed Blu-Ray or DVD of Party Slashers, with exclusive backer extra features not available to public, behind the scenes featurettes and directors commentary.

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    GRINDHOUSE ME! All the above + email a pic of yourself and have it transformed into one of 3 badass Grindhouse poster templates (scroll down the page to see them) and have the E-poster emailed to you to make it your profile pic and make your friends jealous! First 3 people to contribute this amount or higher get their poster before the campaign ends regardless if the funding goal is met or not. (for a personalized one, see $99 reward).

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    BONUS: GET YOUR PHOTO IN THE MOVIE!! Maybe it'll show up on a fake ID, maybe a celebrity poster on the wall of someone's room, maybe an awkward family photo in Russell's house, who knows?! Includes all the above tiers

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    1-OF-A-KIND GRINDHOUSE! All of the above + get a personalized, 1-of-a-kind digital Grindhouse poster of yourself! Make your friends jealous! AND you'll see your name on the big screen as you are thanked in the MOVIE CREDITS! First 3 people to contribute this amount or higher get their poster before the campaign ends regardless if funding goal is met or not.

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    MOVIE MEMORABILIA! Own a prop that was actually used in the movie. Could be a can of extremely dangerous Flatline energy-drink, Russell's improvised sand bucketknife hand, a bloodstained costume from a victim, and more!

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    BONUS: CHOOSE A SCENE FOR US TO ACT OUT! (includes all above tiers, except other bonus rewards). Give us your favorite scene from any movie and a cast member and the director will act it out (Sorry, no sexual stuff - I know, right? bummer!). This will be available as an extra feature in the movie menu where we'll say your name and the scene we'll act out.

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    ADOPT-A-KILL All the above (except bonus rewards) + name a victim in the movie after someone you hate and witness their demise! (For legal considerations, I will only use first names) Director will give you a personal shout out in the director's commentary during the kill.

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    UPDATE TO ADOPT-A-KILL: People who pledge $249 or more will be able to give victim first/last name. Hooray! Also, director will give you a personal shout out in director's commentary during kill

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    All the above (Except bonus rewards) + BE A FEATURED EXTRA IN THE FILM at the high school halloween party! Not only will you be IN the film, you'll be partying! You may bring your own halloween costume, but the production team must approve it. Also you'll be credited as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and get an invite to the cast/crew party. (You must provide own accommodation/transportation)

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    GET YOUR HEAD CHOPPED OFF IN THE MOVIE!! Wanna watch yourself get murdered on the big screen? Now's your opportunity! Incl'd all the above except bonus rewards. (You must provide your own accommodation/transportation).You'll also receive a shout out during the director's commentary during the scene where you depart from this world.

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    PLATINUM MACHETE MEMBER - All of the above (except bonus rewards) + director and principle cast-SIGNED BLU-RAY, a personal THANK YOU VIDEO from cast/director in the Blu-Ray, receive EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit, be INVITED to SET, to MEET the CAST/CREW and witness the magic of movie making. (You must provide own accommodation/transportation).

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Funding period

- (30 days)