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Help us bring to life a horror film created by passionate horror filmmakers, for the fans, by fans. We can't do this without you.

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URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE WRITER/DIRECTOR OF BLUE HOLE!

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WHAT IS BLUE HOLE?

BLUE HOLE is a short horror film based on a true New Jersey urban legend. 

SYNOPSIS:

Michael takes his fiancée Amy deep within the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to a vacation cabin where he plans to propose to her.  Upon arriving, they’re attacked by a madman who claims an eerie pond near the cabin called “Blue Hole” can bring back the dead.  

Reality mixes with illusion as we try to figure out if Blue Hole is real or if our madman is truly insane.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY:

The Blue Hole is located in the Pinelands of Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey and Winslow Township, Camden County, New Jersey. It is a clear blue body of water situated in the middle of a dense forest, with many similar such lakes in it's immediate vicinity. The water has warm and cold spots, averaging 58 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The color is very unusual, as most lakes and ponds in the area are brownish due to large deposits of bog iron and the presence of tannic acid. The Blue Hole is circular and about 70 feet (21 m) across. In the 1930s, the Blue Hole was a popular party and swimming spot. A wooden footbridge over the Great Egg Harbor River that once made the Hole easily accessible was wiped out by a storm in the 1960s; now it can only be reached on foot.

A number of legends exist: that it is bottomless with powerful currents, that the water is freezing cold year-round, and that the Jersey Devil is active in the area.

After people became afraid of it, the blue hole was largely abandoned. Perhaps farmers and families in the area warned children against going to the Blue Hole because the Jersey Devil lived there, and it would hurt or steal them. Locals still go to the area and use it as a party spot. It is interesting to note the presence of many other 'blue holes' in the immediate vicinity, as well as quick sand and other seasonal ponds and lakes that form from springs seeping from high water table levels. What can not be so easily explained is the color of the lake compared to other brackish waters in the vicinity.

THE PLAN:

Our film will be shot entirely on location in Los Angeles, California.  The crew will consist of many professionals that are established within the entertainment industry.  After spending years trying to peddle horror content within the commercial Hollywood world, we've decided to make a go of it on our own.  Our goal -- to make a non-cliche, scary and weird film to be entered into horror film festivals. We will also use the film as a pitch proposal for prospective investors who could potentially finance a full length feature film.

WHO ARE WE?

  • Warner Davis (Producer) - Warner began his career as an intern for After Dark Films, learning all aspects of production.  From there, he went to work for MGM Studios.  He recently produced a feature, AWAKEN, starring Corey Sevier and Jordan Ladd, which will be released in 2012.
  • Erik Gardner (Writer/Director) - A New Jersey native, Erik came to Los Angeles to make horror movies. He's worked for Universal Studios and MGM, and has an extensive television/feature film development background.  Credits include the sequel to Stephen King's Mangler (MANGLER REBORN) and writing and/or directing projects for Fox, Disney, Lionsgate and more. www.erikgardner.com and imdb.to/q724DM
  • Brian Hillard (Producer) - Originally from Virginia, Brian is a supervisor at one of Los Angeles’ largest award winning special make-up effects companies, KNB Effects Group, Inc. The Walking Dead  knbefxgroup.com and imdb.to/nZqpV5
  • Christopher Mills (Producer/SPFX Supervisor) - Chris grew up in Southern California, and has been working in independent film since 1997. In 2003 he started his first special make-up effects lab. He currently owns Silver Shamrock Lab. www.silvershamrocklab.com and imdb.to/pIVlFd
  • Scott Speiser (Actor) - Scott is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina where basketball is religion.  Unfortunately, he has never been very good at basketball (or religion).  Scott's feature film credits include MANGLER REBORN and SOUTHBOUNDERS.  For the past 5 years, Scott has traveled the world performing in Blue Man Group.  He is allergic to penicillin and cats. 
  • Filip Vandewal (Cinematographer) - Filip graduated from the Brussels film school RITS in 2003. Films he has worked on have been screened at several international film festivals including Cannes Film Festival. filipvandewal.com and imdb.to/qI1whn

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    Along with the digital HD dowlaod, you will receive a very Limited Edition “Blue Hole” DVD signed by the Writer/Director, as well as his Producing team.

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    Along with all above incentives, you will receive password protected online access to the “Blue Hole” production materials (shooting script, storyboards, conceptual designs, and other visuals), as well as the signed and Limited Edition "Blue Hole" DVD and a signed "Blue Hole" shooting script.

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    Along with all of the other killer incentives mentioned above, you will receive a limited edition “Blue Hole” crew shirt that specifically distinguishes you as a financial backer of the film with a slug-line printed on the back that states, “I threw money into the Blue Hole, and all I got was this killer little horror film . . .” SPECIAL NOTE: All of those donating in the $100 and above range will receive a VERY SPECIAL, authentic part of the real Blue Hole which is located in the director's home state of New Jersey. This is the place deep within the Pine Barrens that inspired our story. What you will be able to physically hold in your generous hands, is a true collector’s piece of “Blue Hole” lore. You all will be sent a small, sealed glass vile of water from the real Blue Hole pond, labeled as such; a killer keepsake for those of you willing to give a little more to the cause. Just be extremely carful where you place it for it has been known to summon, well, we’d rather not get into that right now . . .

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    As of today, 06 October 2011, and along with all of the other homicidal incentives mentioned above, the first 6 people to pledge at this amount will receive a signed "Blue Hole" film poster/lobby card of your choice. This poster will be signed by Blue Hole's graphic designer and conceptual artist, Charles Wills.

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    As of today, 06 October 2011, and along with all of the other lethal incentives mentioned above (but not the posters offered in the $150 pledge range, sorry kids), the first 8 people to pledge at this amount will receive an original signed "Blue Hole" story board card autographed by Blue Hole's story board artist, Max Huchtausen.

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    Along with all of the other insane incentives mentioned above, you will receive a “Special Thanks” credit in the final credits of the film, plus a signed lithograph copy of the original concept art that appears on your “Blue Hole” crew shirt. PLUS - Just ADDED! The first two people to donate this amount will be asked to supply production with family photos. In turn, these family photos will be well taken care of, placed in frames and set around the shooting set/cabin - establishing you and your family as the "owners of the cabin" that is rented by the folks in our story. We will spotlight these photos in an establishing shot of the cabin upon of first couple's arrival at the cabin. Pretty darn cool huh?

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    As of today, 06 October 2011, the first person to donate this amount will have the opportunity to have your vehicle (alla Sam Rami’s use of his ole’ yellow beater that has been seen in the Evil Dead and Spiderman) highlighted in the film as the vehicle that is parked outside of the cabin, the vehicle that should not be there, the venhicle that raises question, the vehicle that probably has 2-3 McDonald’s French Fried caught between the seats, the vehicle that is in dire need of a washing, the vehicle . . . well, you get the point. You will also receive all the incentives mentioned above. Pretty cooool . . .

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    Along with all of the fearsome other incentives that we will be giving to you super generous folks, you will also receive a Limited Edition "Blue Hole Hellion" hand-fabricated, hand-painted pull-over latex mask made by Chris Mills and his crew at Silver Shamrock Lab and Blackwall Oddities! We just ask that you give Chris and his crew a little while to get these masks made and painted, since they will each be custom made for each of you who throw this generous amount into the "Blue Hole"

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    As of today, 06 October 2011, for the first two people who donate this pledge amount, you will receive an exact replica copy of the old, leather-bound, slightly charred, creepy journal that is found in the cabin. This is the journal that explains the legend of the Blue Hole and comes packed with super creepy journal entries, original drawings of the things that emerge from the Blue Hole, etc . . . . Just don’t crack it open at night, you may not be able to go to bed . . . (insert creepy Vincent Price laugh). You will also receive all the above incentives.

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    You very special supporters of the film will receive a personal invitation to visit the “Blue Hole” shooting set, as well as receiving the personal invitation to the “Blue Hole” wrap party, plus all of the other incentives mentioned above. Also, your “Blue Hole” crew shirt will be signed by the Writer/Director and his producing team.

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    As of today, 06 October 2011, the first person to donate at this pledge amount will receive, along with everything else offered above, the very special opportunity to have a horror story concept of their very own translated into a short ten-page horror script written specifically for them by Writer/Director Erik Gardner. This folks, is awesome!!!

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    You extra special supporters of the film will receive an "Executive Producer" credit in both the beginning and end credit roles of the film, which gets you listed on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base). You also receive both personal invitations to visit the “Blue Hole” set and cast/crew wrap party. Plus, you will receive all of the other incentives mentioned above.

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