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"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." Edgar Allan Poe

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Tales of Poe (movie poster) Want to own one?
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"If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered." Edgar Allan Poe

***TALES OF POE Official Movie Trailer*****

To all of our TALES OF POE's Backers.

As promised for the 13th of July, TALES OF POE's official trailer is now released to all of you!

CLICK HERE: http://youtu.be/aweZW2z1E3s

Finishing Funds for TALES OF POE. 

TALES OF POE is a feature film anthology based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. TALES OF POE readapts three classic Poe tales: "The Tell Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Dreams." Produced by Alan Rowe Kelly and Bart Mastronardi.  Alan Rowe Kelly wrote and directed "The Cask." Bart Mastronardi wrote and directed "The Tell Tale Heart," and also directed "Dreams" from a script by Michael Varrati. The anthology boasts a cast of genre greats that includes Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Caroline Williams, Debbie Rochon, Lesleh Donaldson, Randy Jones, Desiree Gould, Brewster McCall, Alan Rowe Kelly, Bette Cassatt and Cartier Williams.   

The good news is TALES OF POE is completed and wrapped! We are only asking to raise the finishing funds for the film so we can ensure a great quality anthology for the Poe enthusiasts, the horror genre fans and YOU! 

TALES OF POE is asking to raise $10,013. 

Where is the money going to? 

  • Tales of Poe's Music and sound mix artist, Tom Burns. Tom has been mixing and scoring our projects for years now. He is a hard worker and dedicated musician. Like all artists, Tom, deserves to be payed for scoring and mixing the final third of the anthology.  Yes, he loves Alan's cooking but that isn't paying his rent. Paying Tom would certainly allow him the time to properly score and mix the entire film. 
  • Festival fees. Sending out a feature film to a film festival does get costly with submission fees, administration costs, and the film needs to be mass produced into Blue/rays, DVDs or other formats required by the film festivals. This would allow the film to go to many festivals worldwide and play properly for the projectionist. 
  • Merchandise. Horror and movie fans LOVE merchandise. Cool swag is the best way we can promote TALES OF POE as it screens at festivals, conventions and tours the world. Wear a TALES OF POE T-shirt! Picture a TALES OF POE poster on your wall!  Isn't that is a great poster? 
  • The Blue Ray/DVD. We want to go full out and make a great collector's Blue Ray/DVD disc for you, our backers. This will include a gorgeous high resolution digital picture with qualtiy sound, commentary from our cast and crew, behind the scenes, deleted footage, BHS photos, and footage from TALE OF POE's Red Carpet event at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. We really want to give the Blue Ray/DVD a full collector's treatment.  Your funding would help in the process.  
  • Supporting independent filmmakers. TALES OF POE is true independent filmmaking. Following three years of production, we have assembled a dream cast, designed sets and costumes, and adapted our screenplays from a master story-teller.  With your support TALES OF POE will allow us to maintain our film's artistic integrity and complete the film on our own terms and agreements. 
  • Why $10,013 and not $10,000? 13 is THE number!  

There you have it.  TALES OF POE is a wrap.  We just want to ensure the film receives the final funding by asking you to help by donating.

Continue to scroll through the rest of our Kickstarter for what TALES OF POE has already achieved. 

NEWS FOR TALES OF POE

 **TALES OF POE will have its WORLD PREMIER SCREENING on  August 20, 2014 at the historic Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, CA. on Hollywood Blvd to the cast, crew, invited guests and possibly you.** 

Do you want to attend this Hollywood Red Carpet event? Look to our REWARDS! 

 **On August 19, 2014 Dark Delicacies has invited some of the TALES OF POE cast and crew for a free signing of our movie poster! Plus we are giving away 100 free tickets to attend the Egyptian Theater  screening in Hollywood on August 20, 2014** 

Who's signing? Keep reading!

  • Randy Jones
  • Caroline Williams
  • Adrienne King
  • Amy Steel
  • Cartier Williams
  • Joe Zaso
  • Alan Rowe Kelly
  • Lesleh Donaldson
  • Michael Varrati
  • Brewster McCall
  • Bart Mastronardi 
  • more to come

“True! - nervous - very, very nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”  The Tell Tale Heart

Keep scrolling for more info! 

Meet some of our cast from TALES OF POE!

The Tell Tale Heart
Debbie Rochon as the Narrator
Debbie Rochon as the Narrator
 
Alan Rowe Kelly as Peggy Lamar - the sick aged silent film star.
Alan Rowe Kelly as Peggy Lamar - the sick aged silent film star.
Lesleh Donaldson as Evelyn "Evil Lynn" Dyck
Lesleh Donaldson as Evelyn "Evil Lynn" Dyck
Desiree Gould as Nurse Maillard
Desiree Gould as Nurse Maillard
David Marancik as Fritz
David Marancik as Fritz
Joe Quick as Officer Williams
Joe Quick as Officer Williams
The Cask
 
Randy Jones as Montressor
Randy Jones as Montressor
Alan Rowe Kelly as GoGo
Alan Rowe Kelly as GoGo
 
Brewster McCall as Marco
Brewster McCall as Marco
 
Susie Adriensen as Morella
Susie Adriensen as Morella
 
Zoe Daelman Chlanda as Sara
Zoe Daelman Chlanda as Sara
 Dreams
Bette Cassatt as the Dreamer
Bette Cassatt as the Dreamer
 
Caroline Williams as the Angel of Dreams
Caroline Williams as the Angel of Dreams
 
 
Amy Steel as the Mother of Dreams
Amy Steel as the Mother of Dreams
Adrienne King as the Queen of Dreams
Adrienne King as the Queen of Dreams
Colin Cunliffe as the Suitor of Dreams
Colin Cunliffe as the Suitor of Dreams

Cartier Williams as Charon
Cartier Williams as Charon
Andrew Glaszek as Professor Fether
Andrew Glaszek as Professor Fether
Joe Zaso as the Gravedigger of Dreams
Joe Zaso as the Gravedigger of Dreams

There are so many more characters to TALES OF POE. Check out our website to see more. www.talesofpoefilm.com

What people are saying about TALES OF POE. 

Fangoria Article Issue #313

Interview on Shriekfest Radio with Alan Rowe Kelly and Bart Mastronardi (Denise Gossett host)  http://tobtr.com/s/6477853                                  

                                                                                                

AWARDS and REVIEWS

BUFFALO SCREAMS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2011

Best Director- Bart Mastronardi

Best Actress - Debbie Rochon

Best Editing - Alan Rowe Kelly

Best Short -Bart Mastronardi/The Tell Tale Heart

MACABRE FAIRE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL -2012

Best Actress - Debbie Rochon

Best Actor - Alan Rowe Kelly

Audience Choice- Bart Mastronardi/The Tell Tale Heart

THE TERROR FILM FESTIVAL

Best Actress - Debbie Rochon

Best Supporting Actress/Honorable Mention- Lesleh Donaldson

Best Cinematography- Dominick Sivilli

Best Director - Bart Mastronardi

HOT SPRINGS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2013

Best of Festival / Special Award -Tell Tale Heart: Tales of Poe

NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2012

FANGORIA  http://www.fangoria.com/new/exclusive-genre-star-studded-tales-of-poe-to-premiere-in-la/

HORROR NATION http://www.thehorrornation.net/film-reviews3/the-tell-tale-heart

ANGRY PRINCESS http://angryprincessslashes.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-tell-tale-heart-part-1-in-trilogy.html

BOYS, BEARS & SCARES http://danielwkelly.com/poe-gets-a-modernized-adaptation-worthy-of-his-grisly-legacy/

HACKED IN THE HEAD  http://hackedinthehead.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-tell-tale-heart-2012.html?zx=2662ec5879f1cfb0

ANYTHING HORROR  http://anythinghorror.com/2012/06/07/exclusive-look-at-the-upcoming-tales-of-poe-anthology-from-bart-mastronardi-alan-rowe-kelly/

ANYTHING HORROR  http://anythinghorror.com/2011/10/18/the-tell-tale-heart-2011/

ANYTHING HORROR  http://anythinghorror.com/2012/01/02/best-horror-short-films-of-2011/

DAILY GRINDHOUSE  http://dailygrindhouse.com/reviews/the-shorts-of-alan-rowe-kelly

FANGORIA/GAY OF THE DEAD

http://www.fangoria.com/new/gay-of-the-dead-michael-varrati-part-one/

http://www.fangoria.com/new/gay-of-the-dead-michael-varrati-part-two/

http://www.fangoria.com/new/gay-of-the-dead-michael-varrati-part-three/

HUFFINGTON POST

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/out-in-the-dark-sean-abley_n_5078760.html

PROP REWARDS 

TALES OF POE T-SHIRTS! Want one? 

Collector's Tales of Poe t-shirt ( S, M, L or XL). Let us know your size.
Collector's Tales of Poe t-shirt ( S, M, L or XL). Let us know your size.
 
Regular Tales of Poe t-shirt ( S, M, L or XL). Let us know your size.
Regular Tales of Poe t-shirt ( S, M, L or XL). Let us know your size.
 
Caroline William's Hat and Gloves REWARD for $200
Caroline William's Hat and Gloves REWARD for $200
 
Baby Corpse Reward for $500
Baby Corpse Reward for $500
Adrienne King's Queen costume Reward $713
Adrienne King's Queen costume Reward $713
Handcuff worn by Randy Jones Reward for $200
Handcuff worn by Randy Jones Reward for $200
  • The team of TALES OF POE
    Bart Mastronardi Creator of Tales of Poe. MastroPiece Productions.
    Bart Mastronardi Creator of Tales of Poe. MastroPiece Productions.
     
    Alan Rowe Kelly Producer, Director, Writer, Editor. SouthPaw Pictures
    Alan Rowe Kelly Producer, Director, Writer, Editor. SouthPaw Pictures
    Michael Varrati "Dreams" screenwriter
    Michael Varrati "Dreams" screenwriter
  • Nicole Alexis-Kane Executive Producer
  • Robert Kupier Executive Producer
  • Mike Watt Executive Producer
  • Amy Lynn-Best Executive Producer
  • Azmi Mert Erdem Cinematographer
  • Dominck Sivilli Cinematographer
  • Tom Burns Music and Sound Mixer 
  • Lee Simms Demon makeup effect    

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SOME EXTRAS

Premiere of The Tell Tale Heart: Tales of Poe at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY.
Premiere of The Tell Tale Heart: Tales of Poe at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY.
Behind the scenes of The Cask: Tales of Poe.
Behind the scenes of The Cask: Tales of Poe.
Amy Steel recording her voice-over for Dreams: Tales of Poe.
Amy Steel recording her voice-over for Dreams: Tales of Poe.
Alan Rowe Kelly and Bart Mastronardi on set.
Alan Rowe Kelly and Bart Mastronardi on set.

 "We loved with a love that was more than love." Edgar Allan Poe

Risks and challenges

'Tales of Poe" is literally 95% completed. The only other 5% is us asking you to be a part of the film’s final completion process.

"Tales of Poe" is made due to the passion Poe had for his writing. He never gave up and he certainly struggled with living his life as a writer. Poe's passion for telling dark stories through the written word is what inspired us to make our adaption of his works through the beauty of cinema. We do not know where on the success ladder "Tales of Poe" will ascend to, but rest assured with the hard work, accolades, festival screenings, a celebrated ensemble cast, dedicated crew, and now you, we are confident the film has already begun its ascent.

We fully believe with backers like you "Tales of Poe" will reach its goal and beyond.

"Tales of Poe's" biggest challenge was to figure out reasonable rewards for your generosity. We hope you will enjoy the rewards we have provided as they are commemorative merchandise from the film. By backing us, you join in with us as part of the contributing team on "Tales of Poe."

Please feel free to contact us on any of our social media networks listed or email us at talesofpoefilm2014@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
*All audience members must be 18 or older or must be accompanied by an adult.*
*Rewards given to Associate Producer and Executive Producer require additional signatory paper work.*

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    Acknowledgement in the special thanks section of the TALES OF POE web site. Every dollar counts.

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    END OF KICKSTARTER BANG! Name on film and Lobby card!

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    4 backers

    A specialized quote from Poe's writings thanking you on TALES OF POE's Facebook page and Twitter. A PDF of the TALES OF POE script written by Bart Mastronardi, Alan Rowe Kelly, and Michael Varrati.

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    9 backers Limited (4 left of 13)

    Lucky 13! Limited! Receive autograph lobby cards (8x10) from Adrienne King and Amy Steel. A specialized quote from Poe's writings thanking you on TALES OF POE's Facebook page and Twitter. A PDF of the TALES OF POE script.

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    POE SPECIAL Your name in the thank you credits at the end of the film, an autographed Blue Ray/DVD of the film, an autographed 11x17 poster AND a regular T-shirt. THIS promotion only will last Midnight Tuesday, June 24 - midnight Wedneday, June 25. Get it while you can!

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    76 backers

    POE SPECIAL Your name in the thank you credits at the end of the film, an autographed Blue Ray/DVD of the film, an autographed 11x17 poster AND a regular T-shirt.

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    9 backers

    Complimentary Download of TALES OF POE and a character lobby card thanking you on TALES OF POE's Facebook and Twitter.

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    4 backers Limited (16 left of 20)

    Regular TALES OF POE T-shirt (see Kickstarter photo). Complimentary download of TALES OF POE.

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    4 backers Limited (16 left of 20)

    COLLECTOR's T-shirt of TALES OF POE. (See Kickstarter photo). Complimentary download of TALES OF POE.

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    10 backers

    Acknowledgment in the end credits of TALES OF POE. A complimentary download of TALES OF POE, A PDF version of the TALES OF POE script, and an 11x17 poster of the film.

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    6 backers Limited (19 left of 25)

    NEW ITEM!!!
    BLUERAY/DVD plus $100 rewards

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    3 backers Limited (12 left of 15)

    ACTOR LOBBY CARDS GIVEAWAY! Receive the whole set: Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Debbie Rochon, Caroline Williams, Alan Rowe Kelly, Lesleh Donaldson, Desiree Gould, Randy Jones, Brewster McCall, Bette Cassatt, and Cartier Williams autographed lobby cards. Lobby cards are 8x10.

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    PROP or COSTUME GIVEAWAY! One only of each. Your choice of the handcuffs actor Randy Jones uses in "The Cask” plus an 8x10 autographed lobby card of Randy Jones – Or - the Victorian style hat worn by actress Caroline Williams in "Dreams." plus an 8x10 autographed lobby card of Caroline Williams, and a blu-ray/DVD of TALES OF POE, and acknowledgment in the end credits.

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    3 backers All gone!

    FILMMAKERS REWARD! An 11x17 TALES OF POE poster and collectible t-shirt. One autographed Blue Ray/DVD of TALES OF POE; one autographed DVD of Bart Mastronardi's first feature film Vindication and one autographed 11x17 Vindication movie poster; One autographed DVD of Alan Rowe Kelly's The Blood Shed and one 11x17 "I'll Bury You Tomorrow" poster. And acknowledgment at the end credits.

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    EXCLUSIVE COSTUME GIVEAWAY! The handmade Queen costume worn by Adrienne King. An 8x10 autographed lobby card from Adrienne King. An autographed blu-ray/DVD of TALES OF POE from Adrienne and acknowledgment in the end credits.

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    HIT THE RED CARPET - 2 TICKETS to the TALES OF POE red carpet screening at the Egyptian Theater (subject to availability, Lodging and transportation not included), a TALES OF POE t-shirt, an autographed copy of the script, an autographed blu-ray/DVD of TALES OF POE, and acknowledgment in the end credits.

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    Get the Star Treatment - 2 VIP TICKETS to the TALES OF POE red carpet screening at the Egyptian Theater (subject to availability, VIPs sit with the cast and crew, Lodging and transportation not included), a TALES OF POE t-shirt, an autographed copy of the script, an autographed Tales of Poe movie poster, an autographed blu-ray/DVD of TALES OF POE, and acknowledgment in the end credits.

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    "ASSOCIATE PRODUCER" credit in the film and IMDB! 2 VIP TICKETS to the TALES OF POE red carpet screening at the Egyptian Theater (subject to availability, VIPs sit with the cast and crew, Lodging and transportation not included), Invitation to the after party, a TALES OF POE t-shirt, an autographed copy of the script, an autographed Tales of Poe movie poster, an autographed blu-ray/DVD of TALES OF POE.

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    "ASSOCIATE PRODUCER" credit in the film and IMDB! 2 VIP TICKETS to the TALES OF POE red carpet screening at the Egyptian Theater (subject to availability, VIPs sit with the cast and crew, Lodging and transportation not included), Invitation to the after party, a TALES OF POE 1 regular t-shirt, 1 collectable t-shirt, an autographed copy of the script, an autographed TALES OF POE movie poster, an autographed Blu-ray/DVD of TALES OF POE, a set of main actor's lobby cards autographed - 10 cards total.

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    "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" credit in the film and IMDB and YOUR NAME ON TALES OF POE's MOVIE POSTER, 2 VIP TICKETS to the TALES OF POE red carpet screening at the Egyptian Theater (subject to availability, VIPs sit with the cast and crew, Lodging and transportation not included), Invitation to the after party, a TALES OF POE t-shirt, an autographed copy of the script, an autographed Tales of Poe movie poster, 10 autographed lobby cards of each of main actors, and an autographed blu-ray/DVD of TALES OF POE.

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