ZOMBIES, SAMURAIS, & NINJAS: A father must save his daughter after an illegal DNA experiment goes wrong. Read more
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HOZON is Resident Evil meets Last Samurai. After a botched DNA experiment, Hozon, CEO of a Japanese bio-medical company and an expert swordsman must lead his Board of Directors out of a contaminated lab and save his sick daughter's life. Hozon has to battle a new breed of zombies who are brought back to life by the power of electricity.
The Director, Dallas King, wants to bring back the classic Horror and Action found in iconic films like ALIEN, THE THING, and PREDATOR. Dallas states, "this one's dedicated to the fans who love bad ass action with high concept science fiction. Samurais, Ninjas, and Zombies; they'll get to watch man versus beast, in a classic battle to the death."
The response from the industry has been tremendous, as Dallas has officially joined the distinguished list of Hollywood Directors sponsored by:PANAVISION - A leading camera equipment company with recent films like THE DARK KNIGHT, THE AVENGERS, and the film WORLD WAR Z. Panavision’s support for HOZON will addan incredible amount of real production value to the project.
THE UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER FILM AND TELEVISION - DALLAS IS THE FIRST DIRECTOR TO MAKE AN OFFICIAL FEATURE FILM AT UCLA!!! UCLA is Officially sponsoring the project with Camera, Equipment, Sound Stage, Insurance, and Administrative support.
ILLUMINATION DYNAMICS (an ARRI Group Company) - Official partner, supporting with first-rate Grip and Electrical equipment.
KANTANA LAB (Bankgok, Thailand) - Sponsoring the film with full POST-PRODUCTION needs (sound, color, editing, etc.).
CINEMA MAKEUP SCHOOL - One of world’s premiere schools for special FX and beauty makeup is sponsoring the film project with FX artists, equipment, and supplies.
GIRLS & CORPSES - A premiere genre magazine that is officially sponsoring the project with exclusive behind the scene details.
HOZON is slated to go into Production on NOVEMBER 11th, 2013 and will have a 30-Day shoot. The film will be shot on location in Los Angeles. 90% of the film will be shot on a Soundstage were we plan on building a fully functioning Boardroom and Laboratory.
• Day 1-4 Exteriors / Interior (Dojo)
• Day 5-15 Interior (Boardroom)
• Day 16-30 Interior (Laboratory)
Even with all the industry support for HOZON, the project still needs additional funding. Since we have most of the physical production costs covered by our sponsors, this additional money will be used to increase the project's production value by building more impressive sets and creature effects. HOZON will end up becoming a quantum leap of Student Filmmaking, as we push the boundaries of what is possible for every filmmaker out there.
450 years ago, Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese Samurai who fought over 60 duels and was never defeated. Founder of the two-long sword method called Ni-Ten Ichi Ryu, and author of The Book of Five Rings which is studied by any practicing warrior today. Musashi is considered the greatest Samurai swordsmen who ever lived and has been immortalized in pop-culture worldwide. Several dozen films and comic books, and even IRON MAIDEN’S song “Sun And Steel” are based off of Mushasi. The United States Navy helicopter squadron, Warlords of HSM-51, use a stylized picture of Musashi as their squadron logo.
Musashi’s cause of death is unknown, but we do know he suffered from Neuralgia, a pain produced by a change in neurological structure that causes nociceptive pain. WHAT IF, Hozon is the last living descendant of Miyamoto Musashi, and like his legendary ancestor suffers from the same incurable disease. For 450 years the Musashi Clan has focused all their energy to find a cure to preserve their bloodline. Hozon is the last of the Samurai, a warrior, that beleives in honor, tradition, and his daughter Suri, is the family’s last hope.
Today, Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans of all ages – more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson’s disease combined. Almost 500 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed every day in the United States. Epilepsy affects 50,000,000 people worldwide and in two-thirds of patients diagnosed with epilepsy, the cause is unknown. There are different strains of Epilepsy and some are so severe a person can have over 100 seizures a day. WHAT IF, Suri is suffering from a severe strain that can cause premature death? What would a father do to save his Daughter?
It’s no mystery that our bodies are driven by electrical pulses, which explains why today we use defibrillators to shock the heart and bring someone back to life. In many radical procedures, doctors use electricity to stimulate areas in the brain on patients that suffer from Epilepsy.
WHAT IF, Hozon Biomedics, the leading company in epilepsy research uses the same radical experiments using massive amounts of electricity on the brains of cadavers. WHAT IF stimulating the brains and hearts to test a cure for Epilepsy goes terribly wrong, and electrical currents become uncontrollable? Would the dead come back to life? Would they become genetically enhanced?
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Risks and challenges
Every single Risk and Challenge involved with filmmaking applies here. The list is pretty long, what if someone slips in the shower and breaks their nose? What if one of our actors decides to quit last minute to join the Peace Corps? The best way we are protecting ourselves against the unthinkable is by putting in place production insurance, contingency plans, and putting together the best production team we can. We have hired the most capable people to not just make a project, but to insure the quality of this project is a "A" level. We have full trust in our Team (and so do all of our sponsors), so barring an Act of God (like the apocalypse) this film will be made. We’ll be sending regular updates about our progress to all backers, so you’ll be the first to know about every step of our success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Don't have a lot to spend but still want to help the project? For $1 you get exclusive backer updates a huge Thank You, Virtual Hi-5 and our undying love.Estimated delivery:
For $10 you get a Digital Download of the Film. A PDF of the shooting script. Behind the Scenes Photos and a Digital Copy of Story Boards and Creature Artwork made by our amazing FX Artist, Wayne Anderson.Estimated delivery:
For $27 you get an Autographed DVD of the Film signed by Writer/Director Dallas King. (+All of the above)Estimated delivery:
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PRIVATE SCREENING! For $50 you get a Collectible Hozon Biomedics Badge from the movie and you get to attend of Private Screening and Q&A session with the Cast and Crew of the film in LA. (+All of the above) Travel & Boarding not IncludedEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
BE A ZOMBIE! Have you ever wanted to be a ZOMBIE in a feature film? Now's your chance! For $100 you can be a part of the ZOMBIE HOARD as they charge a lead actor. Earn a CREDIT as "Zombie" on screen. Blood and Make-up provided on set. Tentative shoot date December 7th/8th Weekend.You'll also get professional photographs of you in Full Zombie Make Up. (+All of the above - not including limited rewards) Travel & Boarding not includedEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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CO-PRODUCER PACKAGE! For $150 you get a "Co-Producer" Credit on screen. A Limited Edition Autographed mini-poster signed by the Cast and Crew. You'll also receive a General Admission Ticket to the Film Premiere Party in LA. (+All of the above - not including limited rewards) Travel & Boarding not includedEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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OWN A PROP GUN FROM THE FILM! For $250 you get a choice of (1) LIMITED PROP used in the actual film. The selection will be made from a catalog produced after the end of production. Ex. Prop guns, weapons, gadgets, helmets. Hope you don't mind Blood from the set being on these BAD ASS PROPS! (+All of the above - not including limited rewards)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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WALK THE RED CARPET! For $500 you get 2 VIP tickets to the Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere and After party of the Film. And you can even CHOOSE WHAT CAST & CREW you get to sit next to at the Premiere Screening! (+All of the above - not including limited rewards) Travel & Boarding not includedEstimated delivery:
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1-DAY FILM ACCESS & MORE! For $1000 you get a 1-Day Access Pass to the Film Set. And while you're there you get to have Lunch or Dinner with Writer/Director Dallas King and one of his Producers. You also get 2 VIP Tickets to Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere and After party of the Film. (+All of the above - not including limited rewards) Travel & Boarding not includedEstimated delivery:
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE! Big Spender! For $2500 you a private tour of the film set and UCLA Film school. A 1-day crash course on Directing & Producing from Myrl A. Schreibman a 30-year veteran Director/Producer, UCLA Professor and author of "The Director Prepares". You'll get an autographed copy of the book and Lunch or Dinner with the Producers of the Film. (+All of the above - not including limited rewards) Travel & Boarding not includedEstimated delivery:
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BE A NINJA!! For $5,000 you can be an ASSASSIN-NINJA on the film! This will be for one day of filming and will allow you to keep your costume, helmet, and prop weapons after the end of the film. You'll also get one on one instructions from our Fight Master and Stunt Coordinator on the day of shooting. (+All of the above - not including limited rewards) Travel & Boarding not includedEstimated delivery:
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OWN A LIFE-SIZE ZOMBIE! For $7500 you get an authentic PROP MANNEQUIN dressed in a zombie costume from the movie. Blood, bullet hits, and sword slicing included. (+All of the above - not including limited rewards)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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THE GOLDEN SAMURAI PACKAGE!
For $10,000 you get a "Miyamoto Musashi" HANDMADE SAMURAI KATANA SWORD with a gold plated handle. "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT" on screen. A framed poster of the film signed by the Cast and Crew. And an original Feature Shooting Screenplay with Director's & Producers notes. (+All of the above - not including limited rewards)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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