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KICKSTARTER UPDATE #2
A HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has supported this campaign, & has either backed us, or has pledged, with KICKSTARTER being an all or nothing campaign, we set the target to the bare minimum we could make the film for, which doesn't leave any room for anything, so, now that the stress of being able to hit target is over, we're now in a position, to actually raise more, & be in a position to do more with the film, & right now, since we're committed to NOT doing any CGI gore, its actually critical for us to raise more for our special fx & make up budget, so right now, every additional £ raised in our last few hours will help us to make the film, be MORE of the film we want you guys to see, so right now, we're celebrating like you wouldn't believe that we can make this film, but its not over, please help us to hit £8000, & put more money into real practical effects & take horror back to a time before CGI gore & blood splatter. & THANK YOU to everyone once again who took us past target...
If we hit £8000 we'll design a limited edition POSTER for everyone who backs our film with £50 or more... as a way of saying THANK YOU... but our biggest way of saying THANK YOU will be to produce a gorier movie, which the extra money will help us to do...
PLEASE PLEASE keep sharing & pledging, & increasing your pledges, if you can... a very special (early) MERRY XMAS to you ALL.
KICKSTARTER UPDATE #1
EVERYONE WHO PLEDGES £30 or more will get an invitation to the CAST n CREW London Screening, & £50 or more will get 2 invitations to the screening, which will also have a Q&A session afterwords with the filmmakers. If you have already pledged but would like to increase your pledge, just add in the difference & it will automatically get added on.
'CHRISTMAS SLAY' is a unique take on the slash and stalk genre, a film inspired by so many great movie such as FRIDAY 13th, Black Christmas, Silent Night Deadly Night, A Nightmare On Elm Street and so many other cult horror classics of the 1970's and 1980's.
Our aim is to make an original slasher film franchise with a modern look and twist which stays true to the genre's original roots.
The story of CHRISTMAS SLAY begins on a wintry Christmas Eve in the picturesque Kentish countryside, the horrific murder of a loving family, and the capture of a Santa Claus obsessed blood thirsty killer. As Christmas dawns closer the following year, a group of collage friends decide to get away from it all and relax and party over the Christmas holiday, they decide to escape to the idyllic Mistletoe Lodge nestled within the beautiful snowy mountains of the Scottish Highlands, but what starts off as the perfect festive getaway of fun in the snow and a glass of eggnog or two, suddenly descends in to gruesome blood bath of terror, and a fight for survival.
FILMING & LOCATIONS
The story of CHRISTMAS SLAY is set in Kent in the South East of England and the beautiful mountains of the Scottish Highlands. The first section of our film will see us filming our intro and other key scenes in and around the area's of the famously bleak Romney Marshes, before going on to our main shoot.
Now in theory the CHRISTMAS SLAY team should be heading on up to Scotland to film the second and main section of the film, but unfortunately this wont be the case, filming in the UK means paying UK prices and the cost of our required location, transportation fee's and accommodation for our 15 cast and crew would mean we would need to Fan Fund for a lot more money so we had to find a cheaper alternative location, and we did. As nice as it would have been to completely film CHRISTMAS SLAY here in the UK, we have now found the perfect location close to the Ski resort of Borovets in Bulgaria in one of the highest villages in the Balkan Mountain Range. Our Bulgarian location has so much more to offer, as well as being our filming location it will also provide accommodation for our 15 cast and crew members during two week shoot, another plus is that the area is extremely remote and so high above sea level that snow and lots of it is pretty much a guaranteed thing, but the best thing of all about filming in this location is the total cost, two week's accommodation in our filming location, with all the flights and travel expenses work out less than what it would cost for one week in a Scottish location.
A special video message of support by the PRESIDENT of BRAM STOKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Sultan Saeed Al Damaki
BRAM STOKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL shows their support.
We are very proud to have the backing & support of Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki (the PRESIDENT of BRAM STOKERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL), check out our UPDATES page for a special video message of support from the PRESIDENT.
WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET
We are very fortunate to already have all of our equipment in place including the RED Scarlet X which we will be shooting on, and we have already raised just over £2000 towards production costs of CHRISTMAS SLAY and are looking to raise another £7000 which is the bare minimum to see us through full production of the fillm, money raised will cover:
Special Effects/Prosthetics and Make-Up
Feeding our Cast and Crew throughout the duration of the shoot
All Cast and Crew involved in the production have kindly agreed to work free of charge, this enables us to place every penny ( dollar ) raised in to production in front of the camera, giving CHRISTMAS SLAY the highest possible production value.
People backing this project through our producer packages on the right of this page will have access to a variety of amazing perks including:
-A signed POSTER
-A signed copy of the SHOOTING SCRIPT
-LIMETED EDITION DVD
-A collection of EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTION STILLS
-The chance to be CAST IN THE MOVIE ( as an extra)
-Access to footage before ANYBODY ELSE
-Wrap party tickets
-London World premiere tickets And MUCH MUCH MORE
FRANK JAKEMAN As Simon Carter/Santa, Frank Jakeman trained as an Actor at East 15, one of the few accredited drama schools in England, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Film Acting in 2002. Frank has also been a stand-up Comedian for over 20 years. Frank has always been a regular on our TV screens appearing in TV shows such as Eastenders, Blott on the Landscape, Connie, Bergerac and The Bill to name but a few. Franks Films credits include such Films as The Cost of Love, Invasion of the Not Quite Dead, L is for Lala and Breathe. Follow Frank on Twitter @FrankJakeman
JAMES PAYTON As Edward Williams, James Payton is a very successful UK actor that has been on our TV screens and seen on cinema screens across the globe, his acting credits are long and extremely impressive and include such films as Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, Robin Hood, Dark Rage and The Scared of Death Society to name but a few Follow James on Twitter @TheActorJPayton
DANI THOMPSON As Beccy, Dani Thompson was born in Penrith, Australia. Her family moved to Norwich, England when she was age 2. Dani worked as a model for 6 years appearing in most of the British lads mags and newspapers before going to The International School Of Screen Acting to do a Post Grad Diploma in Screen Acting. Dani now lives in London where she is continuing to make a name for herself with in the horror genre. Dani's Film credits include such Films as Zombie Women Of Satan 2, The Fall of the Essex Boys, No Strings 2: Playtime In Hell and Forest of the Damned 2 to name but a few. Dani is also a columnist for Haunted Magazine. Follow Dani on Twitter @DaniTOfficial
JESSICA ANN BONNER AS Chloe, Jessica Ann Bonner is a professional model and actress from Kent with experience in modeling for magazines such as Nuts and Zoo. Over the last few years Jessica has been focusing her attention on her acting career and has already made a big splash within the industry, featuring in such films as Missing, Devil's Tower and Vendetta with Danny Dyer.
STEFANI ZANOTTI As Sarah Stefani is fairly new to the world of film and made her acting debut in AD Lanes Invasion of the NOT Quite Dead, her main passion lies in Special Effects, Make Up and Prosthetics and as well as playing a key role within CHRISTMAS SLAY Stefani will also be assisting on location MUA's Follow Stefani on Twitter @StefaniZanotti
CHRISTMAS SLAY will also feature music by Scarlet Club www.scarletclub.co.uk
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
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PLEASE HELP US TO MAKE 'CHRISTMAS SLAY' a REALITY...
Risks and challenges
As with any independent filmmaking project, there will always be unknown risks & challenges that can come from no where, from equipment breaking down, light bulbs dieing, cast and crew getting sick, but with great pre-production, comes great planning for worst case scenarios, with our extensive look at pre-production this last few months, we have attempted to limit as many of those risks as possible, once funding is in place, we will be arranging our shoot in Bulgaria, which will be 2 weeks & will consist of the bulk of filming, with our pre-production planning, we're very confident that we have limited many of the risks, most of the shooting is in one place, so that alone limits a lot of filmmaking risks, but as with any project, if a problem arises, we will do everything in our power to resolve it, or do the next best thing, everything we do, will be in the best interest of the film.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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