About this project
What's It All About?
SPIDORA is a dark journey inside the world of Dr. Graves' Palace of Illusions; a Museum of Human Oddities where mysterious creatures like Electra, Spidora and Mora, the Lobster Girl, command the stage. It is a world trapped between light and shadow where anything can happen... and does.
Who's Behind This?
This short film will be written, produced and directed by Cult Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray who reshapes his fascination with all things weird and strange into a noirish story about love, revenge and being different.
Fred's track record for getting films produced and distributed is legendary. He has directed a galaxy of stars including Oscar winners Cliff Robertson and Martin Landau, as well a popular culture icons like Christian Slater, Telly Savalas, Lee Van Cleef, Dennis Weaver, George Hamilton, John Carradine and Morgan Fairchild... if you ever wanted to be on the inside track as a film is produced here's an opportunity to get involved on the ground floor.
Who's In this?
Casting is all important on a film like SPIDORA and we are fortunate enough to have the very talented actor, Jerry Lacy (Reverend Trask on TV's classic horror soap opera, DARK SHADOWS) on board to play Dr. Graves. New cast members will be announced as the production progresses.
What Are We Planning To Do?
Funds raised via this campaign will go directly into producing the film, with any monies raised beyond our initial goal being applied to the distribution and promotion of the finished project.
We're looking for $15,000 in production funds, but would like to surpass that amount as additional funds would be helpful in getting the film into theaters and festivals.
SPIDORA, when completed, will screen theatrically in the Los Angeles market, followed by appropriate Festival entries and finally onto DVD via Retromedia Entertainment, Inc.
New Reward Just Added!
We've just ADDED an additional perk of a signed photo from JERRY LACY to every reward starting at $35 and beyond. This is retroactively applied to ALL current backers and is automatically a part of your rewards regardless of when you came on board!
What Kind Of Perks Are Available?
Perks include some very cool items like signed copies of Fred's rare Sideshow book, GRIND SHOW and his Surf Guitar retro monster movie tribute CD, SCARED TOPLESS. There's even a lunch on us with FRED OLEN RAY and JERRY LACY at Hollywood's famous private club, THE MAGIC CASTLE. You just have to get yourself there!
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Risks and challenges
All the usual risks involved in the film making process apply. We could be struck by lightening or a massive earthquake could hit just as we're filming (but that already happened to us once on BIKINI DRIVE-IN, so maybe we'll get luckier this time). We have a strong track record for making things happen and fortunately possess our own cameras, lights and sound equipment. Lots of things could happen, but the bottom line is that the producer-director, Fred Olen Ray, has successfully made over 100 feature films and we're fairly confident that this one can be produced without any major disasters befalling it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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