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A Civil War ghost, cursed to kill for centuries, has to join forces with his descendants to free his soul and buy his entry into the land of the dead.
A Civil War ghost, cursed to kill for centuries, has to join forces with his descendants to free his soul and buy his entry into the land of the dead.
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THE STORY
Corporal Henry Trout fought valiantly in the forgotten skirmish of the Lethe Confluence during the Civil War. The year was 1861. In 2011, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood begins. Tyler and her brother Chad, Henry's fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred.

THE 1861 CAMPAIGN
Hi. J.A. Steel here. I am currently in pre-production on my 4th feature film, BLOOD FARE. As you know, film making is a team effort - so here is your chance to become part of the "Campaign of 1861". I've assembled part of my producing team from my first three movies (THE THIRD SOCIETY, SALVATION and DENIZEN); however, we're here to make an HD feature that is bigger, badder, and has more boom and bang for the bucks. I have a lot of people pitching in, from a Civil War re-enactment group to family, friends, and of course, we want you! We chose $1,861 because it was the year that the Civil War started, but would also provide us with being able to feed our cast and crew for a five day shoot & location fees. We would really like to get to $5,000 so we can have two "name" actors and shoot under the SAG Ultra Low Budget agreement and every dollar above $5K would go to renting cool equipment, like helicopters for aerial shots and even cooler special effects. However, we have to start somewhere....

1861 was a cool start. And so far with the addition of some outside funding to the Kickstarter, we are now at $4K. Our name actor is Gil Gerard of "Buck Rogers" fame. We are shooting under the SAG Ultra Low Budget and have raised the bar even higher. We are now shooting for $10k and then ultimately a total budget of $25000. Additional budget includes:
Second camera, dolly, jib arm, lights, generator = $3850
Extra blood for 10 people x 25 = $250
2 TB drives for editing = $300
Additional SD Cards = $250
Audio = $500
Extra food for extra crew = $280
Additional Insurance = $465
Additional Transporation = $300
Wardrobe = $650
Additional Editing = $2500
HD Master = $1500 (so we can distribute it...Syfy channel anyone? We wish :D)
HD Master Quality Control = $1600
Postage = $375
Additional Location fees = $565
MPAA Rating = $2500
Gore Efx = $1000
Props = $675

Well, okay...you get the idea...but this is just a rough idea of the plan, including the distribution...we need to make it. Then people need the opportunity to buy it...and we'll give it to them.

I have offered a bunch of cool stuff - you can even get a PDF of the shooting script and shooting schedule updates, and follow along just like the cast and crew, get your name and the film and the WarriorEntertainment.com website. So please, help us any way you can and join "The 1861 Campaign."

Please feel free to check out the Warrior Entertainment website:
http://www.warriorentertainment.com/

BLOOD FARE will be produced under Tunis Productions the Salt Lake City based Corporation that also brought you J.A. Steel's diving documentary "Dive the Deep Blue". Rough cut editing is scheduled to take place in Utah with final mix and editing to take place at Secret Handshake Entertainment in Hollywood.

The Secret Handshake website:
http://www.secrethandshake.com/

IMDB for DENIZEN distributed by IndieFlix and Amazon.com
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194424/

IMDB for THE THIRD SOCIETY self distributed by Hubble Productions to Germany, Japan, Thailand, South Africa and the USA. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221637/

IMDB for SALVATION distributed by York Entertainment worldwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0860528/

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