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A comedy-horror film about a man running away from his problems and finding a whole lot more in a smaller, creepier package.
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Ruined Eye is a film adaptation of Jonathan Coulton's song "Creepy Doll". 

When faced with impending fatherhood, struggling musician Ian runs away from home to a town in the woods at the top of a hill to a house where no one lives. Ian finds the house isn’t empty, as an abandoned doll becomes his new concern that pulls him deeper and deeper into madness. 

  Ruined Eye is a thesis film for my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Emerson College, and will be put into production in early 2016. This is both a dream project and a college project, so I am pulling out all the stops to create the best film that I can make. I have been allotted $500 from Emerson college for the production of this film, but that is only a small portion of the funding needed to bring this project to life.

The funding of this project will directly go towards the production costs of the film, including renting a secluded cabin in the woods, feeding a crew of people for the duration of production, renting film equipment not provided by the college, transporting said equipment and crew to the filming location, paying non-student actors, distributing Kickstarter prizes, and potential licensing of the works of Jonathan Coulton.

Risks and challenges

The difficulty of filming in Rural New England in the winter is notable, but not impossible to overcome. The filming of this project will take no more than two full weeks, and can be completed any time before May 2016 if the winter is too harsh for any filming. The production team assembled for this film is made of the best people I know for the job, and have no doubt in my mind that they will be able to deliver an amazing final project, as they have done with countless other Kickstarter films, BFA projects, and Indiegogo campaigns.

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    PAPER CREEPY DOLL!

    You will receive your very own Creepy Doll, made out of the spookiest material there is: Paper. Includes all previous rewards.

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    RUINED EYE DOWNLOAD!

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    RUINED EYE DOWNLOAD DELUXE!

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    RUINED EYE DOWNLOAD DELUXE PLUS!

    Not only will you receive a digital copy of Ruined Eye, behind the scenes video, commentary track, and bloopers, BUT ALSO a video of me whispering a compliment about you to my cat Marshall while he sleeps. If he wakes up, you may make a wish. Includes all previous rewards.

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    RUINED EYE DVD!

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    SIGNED CAST PHOTO!

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    RUINED EYE CAST PAPER DOLLS!

    You will receive a set of spooky paper dolls of the entire Creepy Doll cast. Make them Voodoo dolls, make them your friends, its up to you! Includes all previous rewards.

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    SIGNED PAPER DOLL SET!

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    A SECRET!

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    POSTCARDS FROM THE SET!

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    A PROP!

    You will receive a prop hand chosen for you from the set. Will it be small and legal enough to mail? You bet! Includes all previous rewards.

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    NAME RIGHTS!

    Your name will be given to a character in the film. Not the right gender for the character? We can gender-swap your name or you can choose! What a progressive era we live in. Includes all previous rewards.

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    You will receive an Executive Producer Credit in the film, and all of my respect. Includes all previous rewards (Except Name Rights)

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