Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 9, 2012.

Update #4

The Darkness


The pledge amount is almost halfway as of this morning. We're totally thrilled that so many of you out there believe in the project and want to see it become a reality. We'll strive to be worthy of your faith and enthusiasm and make something that really kicks ass.

We have no comments for our project. Was it something we said? Can someone leave some random words of encouragement, just so we know it's not broken?

The internet has devoured my life, but I've become quite fond of it over the years. I think having a free and open system for global communication is essential to the kind of world I want to live in. That said, I've moded the campaign page as part of the global stop SOPA/PIPA day. If you don't know what this is, don't go looking it up on wikipedia, you won't be able to. Everything will be back to 'normal' on Thursday (unless SOPA passes, and then we're all doomed...)

Aaron from The Zed Word, the preeminent source of all things zombie, wrote a great article on our project. Thanks, Aaron!

And while we're on the media topic, a question: We'd love to get the project onto the Huffington Post Entertainment page - does anyone know someone we should be talking to? 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

I'm seeing this with new eyes this week. Tell your friends, 'Like' us on facebook, and lets do this!

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      Creator Nicholas Pietrzak on January 18, 2012

      I came on board during (and because of) Felicia Day Day. I'm interested in what you make of this, and hope you get the full funding.

      Good luck!

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      Creator timothyp23 on January 18, 2012

      io9 is what hipped me to the project. Loved the teaser, congrats on breaking 60%, and I can't wait to see the finished product.

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      Creator Louis Srygley on January 18, 2012

      I would think and would be good to talk to. I know one person who has submitted stores to PinkRayGun did a comedy low budget zombie searies called Mind My Brains Darling. It ws lower budget than yours. It was prouced underj HigletFilms. I helped fund that project as well (through other site though)

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      Creator Tim Breen on January 18, 2012

      Don't Worry, it's not broken. Congrats on making it to the Half-way point! I am very excited by this project and the concept of using actual abandoned buildings in New York. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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    Everyone that gives anything gets access to the growing trove of The Silent City tutorials and how-tos. We show you how we made the series, with lessons including visual effects, cinematography, directing, production design and editing. The best news? There are some online right now...

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    Deluxe Destruction - A DVD and limited edition The Silent City poster by Finnish concept artist Olli Hihnala. Also an invitation to our exclusive wrap party, somewhere in New York City mid-2012

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    The Zombie Horde - You (yes, you) will have the opportunity to be one of the extras in the final episode of Series 1. You will need to be available to spend a day in the greater NYC area and run around in a costume that will probably be uncomfortable. Trust us, it will be awesome. +Signed DVD and poster

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    A personalized version of The Silent City opening credits with your name. + all of the above

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    The Glorious Undead - Same as above, but a featured role i.e. more time on camera and the possibility of being shot with a crossbow bolt (don't worry - it will be a visual effect) +Signed DVD and poster

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    The One - We will recreate your likeness and create a huge bronze statue of you (in CGI) that will feature in the background of the series. You can pick your epitaph. We suggest 'The Greatest' +Signed DVD, Signed Poster and Thank-you video from cast and crew.

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    The Grand Tour - A day trip around New York with the Director, visiting some of the coolest and creepiest abandoned spaces in NYC. Plus being a zombie, a signed DVD and signed poster.

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    El Producto - Be one of the team. The right to attend all the shoot days, come to the cast & crew screenings and be interviewed in the behind-the-scenes videos. And have a credit to show for it: Associate Producer.

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    The Nuclear Option - Go head: fund our project with a sweep of your almighty hand. We dare you. We double dare you. Also, an EP credit, everlasting thanks and the goodies above.

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