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$798
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 2 2013 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

WHO ARE WE?

We're five filmmakers that have worked on various feature films and TV shows around Nashville. 

It all started on the set of a film about the dangers of texting while driving. After absently spitballing ideas for movies, Jon and Eli came up with the perfect title: Houseboat On Terror Lake. 

A few weeks later, Josh, Andrew, and Chip teamed up with Jon and Eli to do the unthinkable: write a screenplay with five screenwriters.

Sitting on a couch with a laptop plugged into a TV, the first draft took two long days to complete. Days and weeks went by with various changes incorporated. Much pizza was eaten, much duct tape was used, many slasher films were consumed. 

While working on another project, a family comedy about death, the idea of turning the crazy houseboat script into an even crazier houseboat movie became more tangible. Cast and crew began to come together, and all that was missing was the funding.

This is where you come in.

SYNOPSIS

Six college friends steal their dean's houseboat as a prank. After a night of partying, they awaken to find a strange boat tied to theirs. Their friend Kyle is missing and they're drifting into dangerous waters. 

BUDGET

About 3/4 of our script takes place on a houseboat, and houseboats are expensive. They're big and they run on gas and they're supposed to float, which we've been assured is a fairly difficult thing to do.

On top of that, we need our houseboat to power lights, and we need a follow boat to get super cool shots of the houseboat doing houseboaty things.

The rest of the budget will go to paying the cast and crew and feeding the cast and crew (both are very important). 

Additionally, we have a small role written for a super secret actor. Once we reach $15,000, we'll reveal who the actor is, and then he'll agree to it and we'll be best friends. On top of helping us make a fun movie, you're funding our friendship with a cool actor. 

While $25,000 will allow us to make a pretty killer movie (haha!), more money will of course make it even killerer. 

GOAL

First and foremost, the goal is to make a great comedy-horror film. This will make you both laugh and vomit. You might even do something that's a combination of laughing and vomiting. 

When you think of Nashville, you probably think of country music and hot chicken. But it's also home to a lot of other great art, including a burgeoning film community.

We'd like for Houseboat On Terror Lake to be the first of many films to come from us in Music City, because this place has it all. Both country music and hot chicken.

CONTACT

Send us your questions and concerns. We'll chat, it'll be a good time. You'll talk about it with friends for years to come.

Twitter: @OnTerrorLake

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HouseboatOnTerrorLake

Risks and challenges

This year alone, we have worked on feature films, reality shows, music video shoots, short films, commercials, and YouTube videos. If it's shot on video, we've worked on it.

We've spent long hours working on things we weren't particularly passionate about, and the prospect of working on our own project gets us very excited. Very excited and very passionate. We've even made those our middle names. All five of us.

Originally drawn together through a shared love of film, we've each spent far too many hours watching and studying horror movies. Now's our chance to make good use of this otherwise painfully useless knowledge and insight.

Of course shooting a movie on a real boat, on a real lake, will be a challenge, as will maintaining the absurd amount of blood that we plan on using. We're up to the challenge, and we welcome the difficulties of sugar-based fake blood with open arms.

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