Welcome and Thank You for visiting Hide & Shriek's Kickstarter page!
I hope you enjoyed our entertainment/pitch video above. I understand we didn't explain a whole lot, but hey that's what this writing is for! As you can see from the video, Daren, that's me by the way, doesn't perform too well in front of the camera; therefore, I will be directing (from behind the camera) this hilarious comedy horror script written by the brilliant mind of George Graham. There are more details, pictures, and videos below! Lets talk Hide & Shriek with George:
Story of H&S
Hide & Shriek is about six friends on Halloween who, after a wild party, decide to play hide and seek to keep the night going.
You’ve got Ashley, the responsible one, throwing the party and currently trying to end it. There’s Peter, a wise-ass, a smart-ass, and looking for some ass. Namely the ass of Lisa, who is pretty, fun-loving, and dating Chad, who is handsome, stupid, and don’t worry, he dies. Then there’s Natalie, Peter’s sister. She is quiet, shares Peter’s penchant for dry humor, and underneath it all has a heroine just waiting to burst out of her chest like that movie where an alien bursts out of that guy’s chest. And last and certainly least, there’s Jacob, a man whose huge inability to comprehend what is happening around him is matched only by his huge ego and waistline.
Unfortunately for them all, there is a killer on the loose. One by one, they are picked off in a series of gruesome and, yes, hilarious ways. It is up to the survivors to fight back, discover the killer’s identity, and avoid the advances of a couple of clueless and horny policemen.
result is a funny, scary, sexy, gory, and did we mention funny throwback to the
slasher movies of the past, seen through the eyes of those lovable goofballs at
Dark Sunny Entertainment.
The H&S Dream Team
Guillermo Arredondo is our Producer. He usually isn't associated with Dark Sunny projects, but Hide & Shriek had to have him for his experiences with horror films and horror film festivals. I first partnered with Guillermo for a short film called 3AM and we made it to the Big Bear Horror Film Fest that year - he produced, I co-directed. I remember being damn impressed with his prioritization and organizational skills. Everything was in the books, every receipt was kept for reimbursements, people came and left set on time... this was unheard of for a student film project! It's a great honor to be working along side Guillermo once again, and it'll no doubt be a safer journey with him signed to this ambitious project. To H&S's supporters, your film will be produced to the highest quality from start to COMPLETION to DISTRIBUTION!
George Graham is our Screenwriter! He doesn't know but this is his third script that I've wanted to direct! You may know George as the writer/director of Along Came a Father, and the writer/actor of our mini web-series DSE Minutes. This man is the best comic writer I've ever laid eyes on and I'm damn honored to be delivering his brain child. He brings uniqueness to his comedy while keeping it intelligent which is something hard to create. To our supporters, George Graham is up and coming one day, he is going to sell that one million dollar script to Universal, and Hide and Shriek contributors can say they've supported him since the beginning - and that's the truth!
Nathan McGuire is our Director of Photography! This is a HUGE plus for us and one of the bigger reasons why I believe Hide & Shriek will succeed. Nathan eats (sometimes), sleeps, lights the scene, and operates the camera! Nathan has been my cinematographer since my early days at Cal State Fullerton and we've been inseparable since. Nathan loves the details involved in production and is meticulous in his filming process to ensure that quality is always the end result. To H&S's supporters, your film will be looking GREAT!
Logan Horberg is Hide and Shriek's Special Effects Makeup Artist - the man responsible for all our bloody killings. Knives thru the gut, scalping someone alive, slit throats, alien formations, you name it, Logan's done it! In his short but rigorous tenure under FX artist Dean Jones, he's worked on such films as The Call, starring Halle Berry, and the upcoming Nevermore, starring Lance Henricksen. Logan will be putting his own unique style into effect as the makeup director on all the films in DSE's upcoming Horror Month. To our supporters, with Logan on our team, you will have a piece of entertainment with the utmost quality of bloody messes!
Dark Sunny Entertainment
Dark Sunny Entertainment is an all-purpose entertainment company that strives for unity and teamwork to extract creative visions into a reality.
As I mentioned in the video, Dark Sunny has divided into 3 groups to work on 3 completely new projects for this Halloween! I expect 2 short films to be projected on YouTube and 1 film to be entered into festivals. We're working hard on our dreams at film entertainment - wish us luck and get ready for some fun!
Contributions and Perks
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Risks and challenges
Risks and Challenges
There will be many obstacles on our ambitious venture. This is the first film where I will be directing more than 9 actors and 30 or more extras in a Halloween party scene. Now we won't have enough funds to pay our extras, but we'll definitely be feeding them - that in and of itself will be a pricey dinner and since it's Halloween, we'll have to provide many extras with costumes.
As mentioned in our video above, most expensive on the list will be renting out our house location. After scouting four homes, we were fortunate enough to find a 3-story Malibu mansion way up in the hills. The uniqueness of this home provides many twists and turns seemingly made for Hide and Shriek. It's going to be expensive with insurance into consideration, but my team and I stand behind this decision. We believe this special location will be integral to the success of our project.
There are dozens more on the expenses list including: equipment rentals, scoring (music), film festival entry fees, craft services, etc.
It's fortunate all our expenses will fit within our proposed Kickstarter budget, but none of this will happen without YOUR HELP!
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