Big Demon Promise began in the fall of 2013. John Niemiec and Gabriel Caste wrote the script in October and planned to film it in December. When production fell through, Taylor Morano stepped in and took over the project as director. Since then, BDP has endured a long and intense development process. Taylor has worked with graphic artists, producers, photographers, and assistants to get BDP ready for an ambitious kickstarter launch.
Watch our Director of Photography's reel to see what BDP will look like:
BDP is the story of Walt, a hometown farm boy who believes his father is possessed. In his desperation, Walt hires Jeff, a redneck demon hunter, to help save his father.
What ensues is a ridiculous sequence of events as Jeff teaches Walt everything he needs to know about hunting demons. Jeff’s personality and practices are quite unorthodox, and Walt is very uncomfortable in the beginning.
As Walt and Jeff learn about each others' pasts, who they’ve loved and what they’ve lost, they find hope in each other's stories and develop and unlikely friendship. To make things right again, the men come together to finish what they started!
Meet the Team
Taylor Morano (Director/Producer) is an aspiring director most interested in horror and high fantasy films. Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Taylor has studied a variety of fields in an attempt to become a well rounded filmmaker, including screenwriting, music composition, cinematography, and editing. This summer he will head to London for a production internship on Downton Abbey.
David Spadora (Walt) is an actor and musician originally from Flemington, NJ. Passionate about new work, he will be making his off-Broadway debut this summer in the 2014 New York Music Theatre Festival (NYMF) Next Link Project, ValueVille. He can be seen and heard on TV, YouTube and in the city subways with guitar in hand. Select Theatre: I Am Not Batman, The Pillowman, The Last Five Years, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Godspell (NJACT Perry Recipient). TV: "Wonder Pets", "Unforgettable", “One Life to Live”, “One Bad Choice”, “The Americans". For more info, or to say hello: @davidSPADORA, www.DavidSpadora.com
Joshua Stenseth (Jeff) was born in North Dakota. He fled the Midwest years ago to escape the cold and wagon trains. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead and the Curious Comedy Training Center in Portland, OR. He has worked in many regional theaters, on TV and in film. He moved to New York City in February, 2014 to embrace his love of small living spaces. Joshua is an aspiring good samaritan, a washed-up athlete and an especially gifted napper. He continues to study performance and improvisation. www.JoshuaStenseth.com
Jordan T. Parrott (Director of Photography) is a New York-based Cinematographer and graduate of Emerson College’s Film Program. He is a prolific narrative and commercial DP, having shot over 16 short films that have played at film festivals worldwide. A recent short film, Tom in America, will premiere at the Montreal International Film Festival – the film starred Academy Award-nominees Burt Young and Sally Kirkland. Jordan is currently in pre production on 2 features and attached to another in development. www.JordanTParrott.com
John Niemiec (Writer) is a writer, musician, and web series personality most know for his youtube and facebook series The Hip Report. A recent graduate from The University of Scranton, John is very excited to be working on BDP and getting to see his characters come to life.
Gabriel Caste (Writer) is a Philly-raised, Los Angeles transplant. Caste is a working actor and writer with an emphasis on comedy. He has studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and competitive MMA fighting. In his free time, he enjoys weight training and teaching acting lessons. He likes cats too. Meow. www.GabrielCaste.com
Where does your money go?
Every script has a Budget, and BDP is no different. We've looked at every aspect of production and post-production, and saved as many costs as we could. Our kickstarter goal accounts for 100% of our budget. If we don't reach our goal, we won't be able to make this film!
Message from the Director
Big Demon Promise is the greatest personal challenge I have ever faced. When I first read the script, I knew we had something special. I've poured my heart and soul into this campaign, and I've learned so much along the way. This film deserves to be made, and it deserves to be made right. Please believes in us, and we will do everything we can to give you the most entertaining film we possibly can.
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Risks and challenges
The biggest risk to this film is our own ambition. The production value we are aiming for puts pressure on ourselves to work hard and keep our commitments to our backers and our fans. We are planning out every aspect of production and post-production, but challenges will still arise. Bad weather, schedule conflicts, location changes, and so on. These challenges are part of the process, and we are ready to handle any situation that comes our way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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