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By Brian Burger
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About

If you haven't seen our first movie you can totally watch it now, FOR FREE! Just click here.

"Jennifer Help Us" was a project that came out of necessity. Like many other aspiring filmmakers, we found ourselves in the situation where lack of resources was preventing us from doing what we love. So instead of letting another fruitless year pass, we buckled down, wrote a story, scrounged up some cash, and used the best camera we had at our disposal.

The story was "Jennifer Help Us", the budget less than $1,000, and the camera an iPhone 4s.

With "Jennifer Help Us", we embraced the limitations of shooting on a phone and emulated the style and technique of a late 70s independent horror movie. For the sequel, we wanted to do something entirely different not only in story, but presentation as well. That's why we're jumping forward into the 80s.

"Jennifer Help Us Too!" takes place eight years after the events of of JHU.

"It reads like the movies "Tourist Trap" and "Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2" had an unplanned pregnancy"
"It reads like the movies "Tourist Trap" and "Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2" had an unplanned pregnancy"

Jennifer Help Us Too!

Sarah's your average teenage girl. She does well in school, likes hanging out with friends, and spends her weekends verbally depicting acts of grizzly violence to strangers for minimum wage. You see Sarah's a tour guide at, "The Jennifer Massacres, Murder House", a popular midwest destination for true crime and macabre fans alike. After the last shift of the month, Sarah is tasked with the responsibility of giving the house its routine cleaning. With her boss away on business, she is left to do this ALONE. Luckily, unbeknownst to her employer, Sarah's friends decide to help ease Sarah's burden, right after they have an evening of unsupervised adult free fun in the infamous Murder House. However, the group soon learns it's not all fun and games. After tampering with the "dark arts" and tapping into the house's blood-soaked past, Sarah and friends must not only spend the night trapped in this House of Horrors, they must also try to survive it.
Character concepts for the cast of Teenagers.
Character concepts for the cast of Teenagers.
 
Like the first movie, our goal is not to lampoon or parody the time or genre. Our intent is to make a great final product in the spirit of everything we love about 80s lower budget horror movies. 

You also might note in the blurb above, we are calling this project a "Sequel / Stand Alone" movie. That is because "Jennifer Help Us Too!" will exist in the same universe and have some fun and interesting tie-ins in to the original film, but will occupy a different subgenre bringing old elements into a new and diverse atmosphere.


The first thing we want to point out is our rewards turn around time. The majority of our rewards are ready to go, so unlike most kickstarters you get your reward within months instead of years. Also we have access to the means of producing most of the rewards ourselves and wont be dealing with third parties. This ensures personal care, quality, and accountability.

I'll elaborate on a few of the rewards here, but if you haven't put your peepers on all we have to offer, just take a gander over to the right. ------------------------------>

THIS SONG

Its hard to find good music you can legally use for your projects. Well, we got one for you. For a pledge as little as a buck, you can legally use this song for any future project. A sample of the song is at the end of the video below.

THE VHS

Being a VHS fan and collector, the reward I'm personally most excited about is the "Jennifer Help Us" ExRental edition VHS.

As mentioned to the right, case, stickers, and sticker placement will vary from tape to tape. We don't want our VHS's to be uniform in an attempt to emulate an authentic thrift store find. Plus each tape will be individually numbered so you know just how many are floating around out there. Each tapes case will be special and  unique, like a snowflake... or a millennial. 

Day 45: "The other tapes still think I was released before the death of the Video Format."
Day 45: "The other tapes still think I was released before the death of the Video Format."

THE DVD

I bet you thought we were joking about the Chinese Bootleg thing, huh?

Cover will most likely change as we don't know who's breast those are.
Cover will most likely change as we don't know who's breast those are.

Each DVD has been tested for quality and playability on American players. We are in the process of creating and printing a new DVD case sleeve, but we might include the original Chinese one as well because it's just too damn funny.

For those of you looking for a Blu Ray edition of "Jennifer Help Us," you're not going to get one. Seriously, we shot the movie on an iPhone. A 4s to boot. DVD is just about as good of quality as you're going to get. If we tried to sell you on a Blu Ray option, we'd just be stealing your money.

THE T-SHIRT

I will be hand printing these bad boys myself. You pay for the shirt and ink, I throw in the Blood, Sweat, and Tears absolutely FREE! Bodily fluids aside, the shirt is a black gildan ultra cotton tee. The two color print will be screen printed using the traditional silk screen method.

Shirt is black to help conceal all those unsightly handels.
Shirt is black to help conceal all those unsightly handels.

We have several other great rewards. If you would like more details on any of them, please feel free to contact us.

For now, we better get onto...

If the kickstarter proves to be successful, (which we hope it does) completion of pre-production will immediately go into effect. Currently the script is in its second draft, and we love it. However, the final draft will be completed upon knowing our final budget. We do not foolheartedly anticipate greatly exceeding the $10,000 mark; however if we do, the script will reflect the increased budget (that means the content will be even more bat crap crazy).

We've begun storyboarding critical scenes and solving potential logistical problems. A lesson we learned form the first movie is that you can never have enough pre-production.

As far as casting and crew are concerned, we have various talent pools from previous projects at our disposal. However, we are big fans of starting our search at the core, then spreading outward as needed. So we will begin the process in Missouri before expanding out to seek assistance from either coast.

As of now the majority of the project will be shot in the town of Carrollton Missouri. "Where?" Carrollton was the primary location of the first movie. The town and its citizens were kind and helpful in the production, and we couldn't have made the first movie without them. We look forward to being a part of the community once again.

One compliment we often receive is on our movies score. Most of the music was created by friends and family. However, that is not the case for our kickstarter video above. We aquired those free beats from http://www.purple-planet.com . 

If you would like to know more about "Jennifer Help Us" and  its potential sequel, or just want see how the project unfolds, please like us on FaceBook. 

Thank You.

Risks and challenges

As far as rewards are concerned, we aren't tied up with any third parties. The more common rewards should ship within months of this kickstarters completion.

"Jennifer Help Us Too!" is a movie, so literally anything could happen. Between us and our past, we have experienced just about every problem you can run into. We are projecting to complete principle photography by Fall of 2016.

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    For One Buck or MORE you get to license a song for use on your project. This license is ONLY available to our backers.

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    This Five Bucks will be music to your ears.

    Seriously, it's music... to your ears. Get a link to download the "Jennifer Help Us" soundtrack.

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    You know what you need? A second layer of skin. But since that procedure is still in the animal testing phase, how about a T-SHIRT!

    Get a sweet ass "Jennifer Help Us" tee and get ready to be burdened with a life of explaining to curious passerby's what the hell your shirt means.

    Standard shirt size is Small - Extra Large. Want Larger? Be sure to also click on reward number 2 or include $2 on your pledge.

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    "You know what? I have too many physical possessions. Plus I can watch the first movie for free. I just want you guys to make more movies. Here's 20 bucks."

    Wow, you are as generous as you are beautiful. Very.

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    "Jennifer Help Us" Official Unofficial Chinese Bootleg Special Edition DVD!

    A buddy of mine found a bootleg copy of our movie in a corner store in Hong Kong.

    To be completely honest, I'm not even mad! It was cheaper for me to buy a crate of these then to print them myself.

    Besides the movie, special feature include cantonese subtitles, deleted scenes, and behind the scenes footage not seen anywhere else. (Im still not sure how they got their hands on that)

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    "Jennifer Help Us" Ex Rental Edition VHS!

    Thats right, get JHU in the format it was born to be on. This VHS will not only feature the entire film, but a collection of "coming attraction" trailers to truly complete the experience of owning an ex rental.

    This will be a one time print, so each collector VHS will be numbered and cataloged.

    Case, stickers, and sticker placement may very from tape to tape. Fool your horror hound friends into believing you found a nugget of horror movie gold they never knew existed.

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    Get the "Jennifer Help Us" Official Unofficial Chinese Bootleg Special Edition wrapped in a T-Shirt!

    "Oh isn't that cute, a DVD wearing a shirt, it thinks its people."

    Reminder, standard shirt size is Small - Extra Large. If you want to supersize, be sure to also click on Reward Number 2!

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    The VHS wrapped in a T-Shirt!

    Get the sweet ass JHU shirt and the Ex Rental Edition VHS for $5 cheaper than buying them separately.

    The shirt has now saved us money on bubble wrap, and we've passed that savings onto you!

    Remember, Shirt Size is Small - Extra Large. If you want larger, be sure to also click on Reward Number 2!

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    "I just want to see this happen. Take my money and make your damn movie. I don't want your crap, I want RESULTS!"

    Well that escalated quickly. Thank you?

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    Have a Three Way!

    Are you a Completionist? Get the T-Shirt, VHS, and DVD!

    Don't forget, standard shirt size is Small - Extra Large. If you want a little more room to breath, be sure to also click on Reward Number 2!

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    "I like the cut of your jib. Make your movie. I don't need anything in return. I just want you to meet my pal, Ben Franklin."

    Any pal of yours is a pal of ours, but we can't except this without anything in return. Tell you what, we'll give you a special "Thank You" in the credits of "Jennifer Help Us Too!".

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    "I like the cut of your jib as well, but I like stuff more."

    Thats fine. Tell you what, have the Shirt, DVD, VHS, and a Special Thanks in the Credits of "Jennifer Help Us Too!"

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    We've got a bone to pick with you!

    Scare the hell out of your neighbors, with the MASK from "Jennifer Help Us"!

    We made a couple mask for the production, but I had the parts to make 2 more just in case. Let me make one for you!

    These will be similar and made of the same materials as the ones used in the movie. The headwear is adjustable to fit most head sizes, but be aware the majority of the mask is an actual cows pelvic bone.

    (Not held reliable if wearing becomes possessed by a restless cow spirit.)

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    Killer Cosplay!

    Or just a killer collectable. We had three killer outfits we used for the filming of "Jennifer Help Us" We are willing to sell two of them. These are the actual costumes used in the movie.

    Includes hand made Bone Mask, custom made Yellow Dress (M), and Work Gloves.

    (Blood stains and stain placement may vary)

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    Guess what? You just became an Executive Producer!

    First thing I'd like to point out is we're not throwing the "P" word around lightly. This is the only reward were you can be a Producer, and even this is limited. Its not just an arbitrary title to us. Here, it means something. So here's what you get...

    STUFF. Obviously, all the rewards mentioned thus far. (excluding the killer costume, but I will make you a bone mask if you want!) But here are the real perks...

    A TITLE. We're talking Credits, Imdb, the whole shabang. This is limited, so you will be only one of a few, increasing the titles value. Plus it will comes without a "kickstarter" type subtitle.

    A BRAND. Did you see that badass retro looking Burgworks Entertainment motion graphic in the video above? Yeah, thats how our movie started. I made that, and I'll make one for you too. It will be one of the first images audiences see when they watch "Jennifer Help Us Too!". Hell, a custom moving logo for you or your production company would make this reward worth it alone, but there's more...

    INVOLVEMENT. Here's the fun part, if you clicked on this, then you believe in the project. By extension, we believe in you. FIRST, you'll get a copy of the script, but its not just for reading. We want your input. Help us build our vision. SECOND, you'll be involved with all major meetings and decisions in preproduction. Casting, Locations, Budget, so on and so forth. If your geographical location is a significant distance from us, we'll do it live via Skype. THIRD, If you can, we want you with us on set. Maybe it will be a visit, maybe you just review dailies online, maybe you stay for the whole run and sleep in my guest room. (basement) Whatever the decision, we want you to be part of this. We don't want you to think we're just taking your money and giving you a handshake. Be part of our family.

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    Congratulations, You just acquired the North American Distribution Rights to "Jennifer Help Us Too!"

    (Or your region of choice)

    We'll finish the movie, then deliver it to you. It's fate, is in your hands.

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