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“I remember a world before the nightmares. The fear. The death. Before we found it. Before it found us.” Read more

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“I remember a world before the nightmares. The fear. The death. Before we found it. Before it found us.”

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12 Kilometers is the culmination of Director Mike Pecci’s worst nightmares come to life. During recovery from an accident earlier this year which left him in recovery with a cracked skull, a creature began to emerge; a black, oily creature. Evil manifest.

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 UPDATE: (8.26.14) Two new incentives added! ALL OF THE PRINTS + MONSTER PACKAGE & ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PREMIUM PACKAGE

12 Kilometers Concept Art.
12 Kilometers Concept Art.

Against a backdrop of 1980s Russia, a drill team is digging the deepest hole known to man. Dredged from this abyss is an entity that will bring them face to face with their most terrifying fears. What will rise from the ancient depths is a force the likes of which they’ve never seen - one that will ravage them from the inside out.

12KM Concept Art
12KM Concept Art

The first major film release from McFarland and Pecci Films, 12 Kilometers is backed by the talents of some of the best and brightest in film, design and photography. Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night / Squidder); comic book artist Orlando Baez; Director of Photography David Kruta, and micro-photographer and biochemist Linden Gledhill have all stepped up to lend their unique talents to this cutting-edge psychological massacre.

12 Kilometers will be a true edge-of-your-seat short, dragging you down to the darkest depths of the human psyche. This team is all hands on deck, crafting effects and visuals organically, evoking the feel of true 80s style, conjuring the essence of such classics as “The Thing” and “An American Werewolf in London.”

UPDATE: New concept art from Baez
UPDATE: New concept art from Baez

 UPDATE 8.22.14:

We've received a lot of emails on how to make multiple pledges, and Kickstarter has gotten back to us on how you can do this. You have two options:

1) You can email us through Kickstarter to ask about making multiple pledges. We'll add the pledge amounts together, and then you can make that pledge amount or upgrade your past pledge amount to the new total.

2) You can set up a second Kickstarter account linked to your same Amazon payment account and then make a second pledge.

Either way, feel free to email us if you have any questions...we're here to help!

12KM Promo Poster
12KM Promo Poster

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CAST (UPDATED 8_11_14):
ARA WOLAND as Eduard.
With an aura of intensity and a richly artistic presence, Ara Woland is an NYC based actor of extensive range, who has taken on vastly differing roles throughout his career.  He recently starred in the Russian film “Welkome Home.” That is currently touring the international film festival circuit.

ERNST ZORIN as Professor Milahav.
Ernst Petrovich Zorin was born on April 17, 1937.
He graduated from the Theatre School named after BV Shchukin.
He worked in the theater of Eugene Vakhtangov from 1959 to 1980.
In 1980 he emigrated from the country. He worked as an actor in theaters in New York, staged plays, the voice of Russian films, then - on the radio "Freedom" in Munich, Germany.


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CREW:

Writer/Director: Mike Pecci
As a director and photographer with over 13 years experience behind the lens, Mike Pecci has crafted numerous shorts, music videos and documentaries. What Pecci lends to his work is a unique penchant for storytelling; through a seamless blend of visuals, honed technique, and the ability to translate his observations of the human condition into an organic - and oftentimes jarring - composition, Pecci’s trademark style carries with it an unmatched authenticity. His work exudes a fearless quality - Mike Pecci is willing to go wherever the work leads him, because like all true artists, he understands that the story leads the artist. His recent projects include his Grindhouse Shorts Collection and the unreleased fan film The Dead Can’t Be Distracted.

Executive Producers: Ian McFarland & Mike Pecci
Ian McFarland has produced and created Emmy nominated and award winning documentaries that have screened in film festivals and have been picked up for major distribution worldwide and aired on major networks like ESPN, PBS, NESN, MTV, VICE, and Logo. He has also produced and directed over forty seven music videos for multiple Grammy Nominated international acts and his work was voted in the Top 25 Hard Rock music videos of 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 on MTV. Most recently the Killswitch Engage track "In Due Time" which McFarland and Pecci directed a music video, for was nominated for a 2014 Grammy.

Production Design: Travis Harrington
Director of Photography: David Kruta


Special Effects Photography: Linden Gledhill
Special Effect Makeup Artist: Rob Fitz
Line Producer: Joan Meister
Associate Producer: Ara Woland
Updates coming soon….

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PRESS:

UPDATE (8_14_14): COMICBASTERDS.COM just did an article on the project! Read it HERE.

UPDATE (8_16_14): BleedingCool.com features the film on its front page!  See it HERE

UPDATE (8_17_14): Horror Cult releases an article on the film.  Read it HERE

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INCENTIVES:

Boasting an incentive list packed with tons of original art, props from the film and opportunities to be present for the final cut, 12 Kilometers will change the way you think of modern-day horror.

Everyone who contributes will receive a digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue, as well as early access to news, behind the scenes footage, and promotional materials about the film. Also included in the incentives are tons of original art, props from the film and opportunities to be present for the final cut!

UPDATE: NEW INCENTIVE FOR KILLSWITCH ENGAGE FANS!  Limited Black print signed by McFarland & Pecci!

Special edition print for Killswitch Engage fans!
Special edition print for Killswitch Engage fans!

UPDATE: The bottled creature in the MONSTER PACKAGES we are giving away is a sample of the actual fluid used to make the creature.  It's manipulated by magnets and its a lot of fun to play with.  Might cause nightmare though.  :)  It's been donated to us by the amazing company CONCEPT ZERO!

**UPDATE (8_14_14) Folks keep asking if the director will sign the prints and the answer is yup!  Signed and numbered!**

ILLUSTRATIONS:

11x17 ORLANDO BAEZ CONCEPT ART
11x17 ORLANDO BAEZ CONCEPT ART
Ben Templesmith Concept Art!
Ben Templesmith Concept Art!
Orlando Baez Monster Package Print.  Fan Club Members Only
Orlando Baez Monster Package Print. Fan Club Members Only

PHOTOGRAPHY:

11x17 LINDEN GLEDHILL PHOTOGRAPHY A PRINT
11x17 LINDEN GLEDHILL PHOTOGRAPHY A PRINT
11x17 LINDEN GLEDHILL PHOTOGRAPHY B PRINT
11x17 LINDEN GLEDHILL PHOTOGRAPHY B PRINT
11x17 PECCI SCREAM QUEEN PRINT A
11x17 PECCI SCREAM QUEEN PRINT A
11x17 PECCI SCREAM QUEEN PRINT B
11x17 PECCI SCREAM QUEEN PRINT B
11x17 PECCI YAKUZA ON FIRE PRINT
11x17 PECCI YAKUZA ON FIRE PRINT

Mike Pecci’s Grindhouse DVD:
This collection of violent and over the top Grindhouse films feature Suicide Girls, chainsaws, and David Lynch style horror.
"I kind of feel like somebody else might have felt a long time ago when they were shown My Best Friend’s Birthday – the little known movie that Tarantino made before he went on to unleash Reservoir Dogs. The feeling pretty much comes down to something like ‘I’m in the presence of something special here, something on the edge of breaking through…'"  – Skin Deep Magazine 

Risks and challenges

McFarland and Pecci have a concrete history of producing a long and impressive list of produced shorts, music videos and documentaries. A full service facility that prides itself on meeting deadlines and producing only the highest quality work, M&P handle all editing and post-production needs, in-house, and are backed by a dedicated team of technicians who are willing to donate their time to the quality and completion of this film.
Check out their work at Mcfarlandandpecci.com

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    45 backers

    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    • An exclusive digital download of Mike Pecci’s Grindhouse short film, STRAY BULLET.
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    32 backers

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD SPECIAL.

    • Digital downloads of both 12 Kilometers Prologue and STRAY BULLET.
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    34 backers

    GRINDHOUSE DVD STANDARD PACKAGE
    • Receive a copy of Mike Pecci’s Grindhouse DVD signed by the director. The DVD comes loaded with three films, extra features, and hidden Easter Eggs. Also has the infamous “Mommentary” track where Pecci watches the films with his mom.
    • Also receive a digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    6 backers

    11x17 SCREAM QUEEN PRINT A.
    • Get a limited edition print of Evalena Marie from the Grindhouse film. The photo was shot by Mike Pecci.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    3 backers

    11x17 SCREAM QUEEN PRINT B.
    • Get a limited edition print of Rydell Suicide from the Grindhouse film. The photo was shot by Mike Pecci.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    4 backers

    11x17 YAKUZA ON FIRE PRINT.
    • Get a limited edition print shot by Mike Pecci. The photo was shot by Mike Pecci.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    11x17 LINDEN GLEDHILL PHOTOGRAPHY A PRINT.
    • A one of a kind print of a microscopic world from the man who is photographing the creature in our film.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    11x17 LINDEN GLEDHILL PHOTOGRAPHY B PRINT.
    • A one of a kind print of a microscopic world from the man who is photographing the creature in our film.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    16 backers

    11x17 BEN TEMPLESMITH CONCEPT ART.
    • The comic book artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood, Squidder) has agreed to do an original concept piece for the film! You will receive a numbered print of the finished piece.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    3 backers

    11x17 ORLANDO BAEZ POSTER ART.
    • Concept artist Orlando Baez has been helping with the look of the film and potential comic book since the beginning. You will receive a numbered print of the finished piece.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    11x17 ORLANDO BAEZ CONCEPT ART.
    BLEEDING COOL VARIANT BLACK COLOR
    • Concept artist Orlando Baez has been helping with the look of the film and potential comic book since the beginning. You will receive a numbered print of the finished piece.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    11x17 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE FANS SPECIAL! ORLANDO BAEZ CONCEPT ART.
    • Signed by director’s Mike Pecci & Ian McFarland!
    • Concept artist Orlando Baez has been helping with the look of the film and potential comic book since the beginning. You will receive a numbered print of the finished piece.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
    • Get early access to news, behind the scenes footage, and promotional materials about the film.

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    $35 or more (Existing Fan Club Member Special)
    MIKE PECCI PRINT PACKAGE
    • Receive all three 11x17 prints. This includes: Scream Queen A, Scream Queen B, and Yakuza on Fire.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
    • Get early access to news, behind the scenes footage and promotional materials about the film.
    **ENTER YOUR FAN CLUB NUMBER WHEN ORDERING**

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    6 backers

    GRINDHOUSE PRINT PACKAGE.
    • 11x17 Scream Queen Print A. Get a limited edition print of Evalena Marie from the Grindhouse film.
    • 11x17 Scream Queen Print B. Get a limited edition print of Rydell Suicide from the Grindhouse film.
    • Receive a copy of Mike Pecci’s Grindhouse DVD signed by the director.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
    • Get early access to news, behind the scenes footage and promotional materials about the film.

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    4 backers

    MIKE PECCI PRINT PACKAGE
    • Receive all three 11x17 prints. This includes: Scream Queen A, Scream Queen B, and Yakuza on Fire.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
    • Get early access to news, behind the scenes footage and promotional materials about the film.

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    LINDEN GLEDHILL PRINT PACKAGE
    • 11x17 Linden Gledhill photography A print.
    • 11x17 Linden Gledhill photography B print.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    COMIC BOOK PRINT PACKAGE
    • 11x17 Ben Templesmith Art.
    • 11x17 Orleando Baez Art.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    RARE VARIANT GRINDHOUSE DVD.
    • This extremely rare version of Mike Pecci’s Grindhouse DVD has never been released. It has a limited printed white cover by the artist, Yasmine. It has been signed by the entire cast and crew. This has never been sold or released and is limited to 15 copies.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    THE DIRECTOR’S INNER CIRCLE.
    • Become a member of an exclusive group of fans that get to be test audiences for all upcoming projects including the edit for 12 Kilometers.
    • Become a member of the fan club.
    • 11x17 Scream Queen Print A. Get a limited edition print of Evalena Marie from the Grindhouse film. The photo was shot by Mike Pecci.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    10 backers Limited (30 left of 40)

    THE SCREENPLAY SIGNED.
    • Get a signed and numbered copy of the script by the director and cast members.
    • Become a member of the fan club.
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    ORLANDO BAEZ MONSTER FAN CLUB ONLY PACKAGE
    This is a special package for fan club members who have helped promote the film!
    • 11x17 Orlando Baez Fan Club concept art + a limited edition bottle of the Ferro fluid used to create the monster in the film!
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
    • Get early access to news, behind the scenes footage, and promotional materials about the film.

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    4 backers Limited (31 left of 35)

    LINDEN GLEDHILL MONSTER PACKAGE
    • 11x17 Linden Gledhill photography A print + a limited edition bottle of the Ferro fluid used to create the monster in the film! Limited to 5.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
    • Get early access to news, behind the scenes footage, and promotional materials about the film.

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    15 backers Limited (10 left of 25)

    BEN TEMPLESMITH MONSTER PACKAGE
    • 11x17 Ben Templesmith concept art + a limited edition bottle of the Ferro fluid used to create the monster in the film! Limited to 5.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
    • Get early access to news, behind the scenes footage, and promotional materials about the film.

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    4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)

    ALL OF THE PRINTS + MONSTER PACKAGE
    • Get’s you ALL 7 PRINTS from Gledhill, Pecci, Baez, and & Templsmith.
    • Included is a limited edition bottle of the Ferro fluid used to create the monster in the film! Limited to 5.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
    • Get early access to news, behind the scenes footage, and promotional materials about the film.

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    3 backers Limited (5 left of 8)

    12KM PROP JUMPSUIT.
    • Get one of the jumpsuits worn by the cast in the 12 Kilometers Prologue signed by the cast member and the director.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    MOPED KNIGHTS PROP + ADVANCE SCREENING.
    • Get the prop skull used in Pecci’s upcoming project Moped Knights. The skull will be signed by the cast and crew.
    • Get an exclusive first look at the upcoming Moped Knights.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    MOMMENTARY/COMMENTARY GUEST
    • If you are local to the east coast you can come into the studio and be a part of the “Mommentary" recording for the film. If you are not local we will Skype you in. Be a part of the madness and be on the commentary track with the director and his mom.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    EAST COAST ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE
    • If you live near Boston and have always wanted to be on one of Mike’s sets, this is the perfect package for you. You are invited to be a guest on set for a day. Spend the day with the director and cast during the shoot.
    • Have a credit on the film.
    • Invited to the after party for the film.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    EAST COAST POST PRODUCTION PACKAGE
    • This is a rare chance to come hang out during the edit of the film at McFarland & Pecci studios.
    • You will be able to sit in for a day and watch the finishing stage of the film. Get a look at insider tips and tricks, and hell - see it before anyone else! Also drink beers and eat ribs with the director!
    • Invited to the after party for the film.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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    PHOTO SHOOT WITH MIKE PECCI
    Ever want to be in an epic photo? Need a larger than life portrait?
    You will collaborate with Mike Pecci on a special one-of-a-kind photo shoot. He will fly out to you and spend the day shooting a portrait of you that you will get digitally and as an 11x17 print.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PREMIUM PACKAGE
    This is the premium option for someone who has wanted to make and or support a film.
    • Get full access to every day on the shoot. (Plane tix not included)
    • Pick and choose any or all of the incentives under $1000.00
    • Have a private viewing of the film with the director (plane tix not included)
    • Have a credit on the film.
    • Invited to the after party for the film.
    • A digital download of the finished short film 12 Kilometers Prologue.
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