About this project
WE ARE FUNDED! THANK YOU!
Now who wants some Stretch Goals?!
**UNLOCKED** $6000 = Digital Death Certificate - Each Backer will receive a digital PDF Forgotten Corpses 'Death' Certificate to print and hang
$7000 = Special Forgotten Corpses Adult Colouring Pages (Warning: Gore)
$8000 = The DARE - A selection of backer dares will be undertaken, on video, by our cast and crew
$9000 = All backers will receive direct links to selections of our Dailies (raw footage) from our shooting schedule
$10000 = All backers will receive a miniature Forgotten Corpses Baseball Bat so they can swing away with Joyce at the Premiere!
We Survive Together!
July 18th, 2018
I had the nightmare again last night, can't seem to shake it; it keeps playing out like a movie and I'm watching it happen, yelling at the screen.
But the movies, they did it no justice. In fact, you could argue that the countless films and books and TV shows -- the frenzy of it all, of our pop culture obsession -- it only made things worse.
When the virus hit, late night hosts all roared with laughter... at first. Zombies! Ha! Insert 'Braaaains' audio cue.
Yeah, the laughter, it didn't last long.
Like a wave it swept over us, through us -- that it was airborne turned out to be the least of our problems. It was everywhere, got onto everything; by the time people thought to start wearing gloves and face masks... it didn't matter. Those who could catch it, they got an ugly death -- foaming, convulsing, choking, spraying. It was ugly but at least it was over. The rest of us, those who were immune, what was it? A week before CNN died with a whimper? I know that Google flat-lined not long after.
When the power grid went down on a Tuesday night -- or was it a Wednesday? -- we almost didn't notice. They were everywhere... and they were hungry. Zombies. Real G-D Zombies. Can you believe that? It's almost like we wished them into being.
Joyce and I, we barely made it out of Toronto; ended up camped out here in the remnants of this building. We're up on a hill, she made sure of that; said it's got "good strategic value" and a "clean line of sight".
So far, we're... we're doing okay.
Lord knows I'd never have made it without her. She's tiny (god I hope she never reads this -- if you do, don't hurt me!) but she gets this look in her eyes, I almost feel sorry for them when she starts swinging that bat. She won't talk about it, but she cried out for 'Grace' last night... I think it's her sister.
Watch The Pilot:
Meet the Talent:
Lee Lawson is a Toronto based actress, writer and lover of classic film. A graduate of George Brown’s IPAC program, she has also studied extensively at Toronto’s top acting studios, including; Armstrong Acting Studio, Pro-Actor’s Lab and Improv Your Acting. She can be seen next in György Pálfi’s forth coming feature His Master’s Voice and L.A. Series Redwind Point.
Greg Willmot is an actor and writer from Toronto, Canada. He spent most of his life acting in theatre and has lately been making the transition to film. He is thrilled to be working with such a great team in the upcoming web series.
Meet the Makers:
Megan Laursen is a RTA student and an aspiring director who expresses herself through an array of passion projects. From directing two shows for the Sears Ontario Drama Festival to speaking on panels, acting on stage, collaborating on interactive installations, dabbling in graphic design, soundscapes and writing, she has a passion for storytelling. She hopes her zombie transformation hasn’t traumatized you.
Co-directing with Megan, Caine Chow has produced and directed many short films, after graduating from Ryerson University in the Technical Theatre program, he founded Azure Production Inc. These clients include CBC Canada, Rogers Media & LEGO.
Lindsay Ogus is a Toronto-based actress and producer. She has appeared in 4 short films and is currently producing a short film on Islamophobia, a promotional campaign for the EP release of prominent Iranian rap artist, and a web series. Lindsay founded the actor’s group, Actor’s Playground, and runs an Instagram platform promoting Canadian film and TV @torontoscreen.
Brandon Laraby is a Toronto-based, Canadian writer who loves all things Horror and Sci-Fi. He just wrapped his second novel and is currently leading the charge in the Forgotten Corpses Season 1 writing room.
Candice Wong is a jack of all trades writer who enjoys everything from short-fiction, to script writing to academic essays. Aside from pen and paper, she has also had experience creating a compelling narrative on stage for the Sears Ontario Drama Festival. Her favorite genres include Sci-Fi, Psychological Thriller and Drama. She has been published thrice thus far and currently works alongside the lead writer of Forgotten Corpses to build character dynamics, plot points and overarching themes.
Michael Lake is an actor, writer, and producer. His film “Health Class” has played in numerous festivals across North America and Europe. He plays the titular role in “David Robson“, now available online. Other credits include “Darts”, “Days of Violence”, “The Stock Boy“, and “Black Donnellys“, as well as the television projects “Larry, the Vampire“, “UnFriends”, and “Beck and Call“.
Whitney Kitchur is a game quality assurance tester by day and a writer by night. She is originally from Winnipeg but moved to Toronto in 2013 to attend the University of Toronto. Since then, she has published articles on various websites and a short story. Between her day job and writing for this web series, she hopes to get her novel series written and published for next year.
Jessica Peng is a first year game design student at Sheridan College. She likes reading, writing, drawing, playing video games, and napping. She’s probably sitting down right now.
Check the rewards section of the webpage for details. They include dinner with the cast & crew, t-shirts, a prop from the series sealed in a jar, framed posters, digital downloads, BluRay disc of the full series, secret audio tapings from the writer's group plus more!
The Numbers + The Details:
The project will be released on YouTube, 13 episodes approximately 8 to 10 minutes each. $1000 has been already invested into this project to create the pilot and we have $5000 set aside thanks to a creator.
We have enough funds to produce the first half of the series but we need your help to get the funds we're going to need in order to get all 13 episodes in the can!
Of course, the more funding and support that we get, the better the content we can deliver. For example, we'll be able to use camera stabilization equipment and hire VFX artists which will make the shots look epic.
This is how we plan on distributing the funds from this Kickstarter:
Donations: If you can't contribute monetarily, any assistance to provide food or clothes for the shoots would help us stretch our budget! Contact us to get started.
What Makes Our Series Unique?
What if you actually survived a Zombie apocalypse? Who would you become? The entire concept of ‘Mental Health’ immediately goes right out of the window. You just watched your world crumble before your eyes and lived to tell the tale. Oh, and your neighbor wants to eat you. Good luck!
Forgotten Corpses, with the help of its diverse cast and crew, aims to explore these themes and more over a fast-paced series of thirteen, 8 to 10 minute episodes.
The power of the show starts with our talented team of writers who really hit it out of the park with concepts that have their foundation in modern science, developments that we can track today. They have created characters we really believe you will grow to connect with, feel for and fear for.
Each episode is kept short, there is no filler - we aim to provide you a show that grabs you and holds you tight. We hope that you'll be captivated by each twist and turn in the story; compelled to follow Joyce and James not only as they battle new, unpredictable predators but also the battles they face within as they fight to survive.
This is a story that we hope will inspire you to reflect on moments in your own life and the complicated decisions you have to make in order to move forward. We're reminded of the things in life we take for granted: the power of connection, love, the relationships that sustain us.
But, mostly, we hope that we will scare you a whole heck of a lot!
How We Made The Pilot:
That's a Wrap!
Without your support, we won't be able to create this project for the community to enjoy. We'd like to say thank you for believing in us and trusting in our work.
Risks and challenges
One thing to be very clear about: We are all working on this in our spare time (for free) and our shooting schedule involves shooting thirteen 8-minute episodes, on the weekends, over a course of 3 months. It will be a challenge.
Weather, crew availability and other unforeseen factors can and will present issues during production. In short, having an understanding that "anything that can happen, will happen" is a must. We won't beat around the bush, there will be challenges -- as with any production -- along the way.
However, Caine Chow has successfully produced and directed over 10 short films in over a decade and we feel confident that his insight and experience will ensure that we get Forgotten Corpses completed.
We are committed to ensuring that you're brought along for the ride: good and bad, you'll know what we know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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