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$1,122
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 12 2013 1:45 AM UTC +00:00

About

We need YOUR support to get pre-production rolling on this film!

With the film industry concerned solely with tent-pole films with insane effects and huge stars, remakes, reboots and sequels, a small independent thriller like DEVIL'S FORK cannot get financed by traditional methods.

In spite of the fact that the majority of those who have viewed the promo trailer have loved it, we are told "It's not marketable enough", and "It doesn't have big enough names attached for the overseas markets".  As a filmmaker, I feel that the fate of this film should not rely on those factors, but unfortunately, that is the way the business works.

I have had the opportunity to develop this film for potential production with other cast members that the industry deems "sellable", and turned it down because it would not be the film I originally envisioned, and it would not be the film I want to make.

This is why we NEED YOUR HELP to get the ball rolling!

We now know that this film will NOT get made without the support of you, the fans that are willing to support a dark, disturbing, thought provoking road trip movie taking inspiration from films as varied as BADLANDS, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, TWO LANE BLACKTOP, THE HITCHER and DEVIL'S REJECTS  to create a wholly original film that will take you to the depths of terror and survival.

THIS is the future of independent film.  Like it or not. And on one hand, it dismays me to think that this film cannot get financed without practically "begging for money" from you, the fans. 

On the other, it is exciting to think of my interacting directly with you and working as a "family" to get it made, and being free from all of the politics of making a film and getting it put out.  It is exciting that if you help us get this film made, we will be able to pursue whatever avenues we feel are best for the film once it is completed.  In our world with such quickly changing technology, that IS a big deal!

If you are still reading, I will assume you are intrigued, so PLEASE read more about the film itself.

DEVIL'S FORK is the story of Ted and Carol, a married couple dealing with a rough patch in their relationship.  They are returning from a wedding out of town when they encounter a pair of sadistic drifters, Autumn, and her accomplice known only as PREACHER.

From there, their drive becomes a road trip into hell as they are tested with one horrific act after another in an attempt to see whether or not they are "survivors".  Before the trip is over, each will find just how far they are willing to go to save themselves and each other, and if they truly are "survivors".

Our cast:

Horror icon and "Scream Queen" Debbie Rochon
Horror icon and "Scream Queen" Debbie Rochon
"Scream Queen" Tina Krause
"Scream Queen" Tina Krause
Jared Cyr
Jared Cyr
Allen Lowman of BONNIE AND CLYDE VS. DRACULA and NAILBITER.
Allen Lowman of BONNIE AND CLYDE VS. DRACULA and NAILBITER.
Tristan Risk of AMERICAN MARY.
Tristan Risk of AMERICAN MARY.
Early key art
Early key art

This film is different than your typical Hollywood fare or the low budget stuff you see in your local video kiosk.

It is disturbing, violent, terrifying and thought provoking.

It's a VERY special project for all of us involved, and we want to make it for YOU, the film fan who is tired of all the "safe" and generic films floating around out there. 

Those of you who want to see something that is not a remake or sequel. 

Something for fans of Debbie and Tina who are looking forward to seeing them take on the kinds of characters they have never had a chance to delve into and for fans of frightening, character driven thrillers outside of the mainstream.

PLEASE help up get this film started!

We have hundreds of films worth of experience between all involved, and once the momentum is started, we will be able to carry it forward into production and deliver YOU and unforgettable cinematic experience that you can be proud to be a part of!

Anything helps!

Even a $1 pledge gets you something!

If 5,000 fans each put in $1 we have hit our goal and at least have a good start on getting this movie made!  That shouldn't be too hard now should it?

Even if you can't spare the cash, PLEASE join the congregation and help spread the word.  Send emails, share on facebook, twitter, linked in, tumbler, instagram, pinterest, your blog or anywhere you can!  Tell the world and help keep independent film alive because it will not survive without your support!

Risks and challenges

The goal presented here is admittedly not enough to complete the film, so anything over that goal will continue to help the project along, but the number reflected here IS enough to get the ball rolling. It will cover airline tickets, hotel rooms, and basic pay for key personnel (lead actors, Director of Photography, Gaffer, Sound Recordist etc.) so that the remainder of funding can be raised closer to shooting of pieced together as we get closer to principal photography.

This is where MY expertise comes in!
I have produced and directed 3 previous feature films on micro budgets (1 of which took the BEST GRINDHOUSE FILM award at Fright Night Film Fest) and know how to stretch a dollar and shoot on limited finances.
The first few dollars to nail down the basics are always the hardest, and once those are in place, everything else is much easier to get going.

That is what we need from YOU!
Once that money is in the bank and we KNOW that we have enough to cover the basics, we will be rolling forward!
If there is not enough money to feed everyone, we will find restaurants to donate food. Not enough to pay for a location? We will find another one that will let us shoot for free. Once cast and crew are taken care of, everything else is just problem solving to make things work. This is where my no budget film making experience comes in.

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    EXTREMELY limited edition VHS copy of the film plus A collection of autographed stills from the film(+ shout out, zip file, download, DVD-Rs and thanks in the credits).
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    All of the above rewards PLUS a rare vintage issue of FANGORIA magazine that our friend John Barnes has been gracious enough to donate! These are extremely hard to find in good condition and are worth upwards of $100 each by themselves!

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    A personalized portrait drawn by Roger Becket. Choose a character from the film and Roger will do a portrait of them for you and we will have it autographed by that actor or actress. Or if you prefer, choose ANYONE you would like a portrait of for him to draw.
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Funding period

- (60 days)