This is the first scene of our movie. Please watch it... if you dare!
The rent is high but the body count is higher in this suspenseful horror slasher that follows two struggling artists, Tim and Stuart, as they try to patch up what’s left of their friendship, pay the damn rent on time, and search for love at some of the hottest hot spots in Bushwick. But instead, they stumble into a world of murder, mystery, and madness that might cost them both more than $1400 a month… it’ll cost them their LIVES. It’s up to Tim and Stuart to figure out who keeps killing the life of the party – no easy task when all of your friends are PSYCHOTIC!
Stylistically and aesthetically, PSYCHOTIC! is heavily indebted to Italian horror films of the 1970's as well as American slasher films of the 1980's.
The soundtrack is loaded with hot songs from the thriving Brooklyn music scene and features a dark and sinister synth score by Blazing Galaxies.
With your help, we can complete PSYCHOTIC! If you enjoyed the first scene and would like to see what happens next, check out our gifts and consider supporting us.
WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?
Many people are investing a lot of time and money to make this film a reality. We are crowdfunding the rest of our budget to help pay for production costs, which can really add up. A large portion of the money will pay for audio, lighting and video equipment, locations, the production crew, meals for the crew and actors, special FX, editing, sound design and graphics.
The budget and schedule are designed to focus the maximum amount of money onto the big screen. Here is a breakdown:
45% of the money will pay for production. 20% of the money will pay for postproduction. 20% of the money will pay for your rewards. 10% of the money will go toward Kickstarter and credit card fees. 5%of the money will go toward marketing and festivals.
ABOUT OUR REWARDS
PHOTOS: Our limited edition photo prints are taken by Tom Starkweather, a New York street photographer and producer of the LPV show.
SOUNDTRACK: The soundtrack to Psychotic! features a dark synth score by Blazing Galaxies as well as hit songs from numerous other hot Brooklyn bands.
LOW RES: Limited edition VHS of Psychotic!
T-SHIRT: Our limited edition T-shirt will feature the poster art of Ryan Mauskopf (see above).
VISIT TO SET: Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? What it's like to watch a small crew hover around some actors and actresses while blood squirts all over the set? We will bring you coffee, diet coke or any available craft service you want as you, the producer, watch the movie magic happen in real time.
COFFEE TABLE BOOK: This limited edition production diary is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Psychotic!, featuring on-set photos, storyboards, artwork, and stories from the filmmakers themselves.
PARTY KILLER PARTY KIT: Do you like partying? Then party hard with our special edition Psychotic! Flask and Psychotic! Beer Mug featuring art work by Ryan Mauskopf and Nikolay Lyutskanov of Nice Factory.
SELF PROMOTION: Would you like to see a movie with a character based on you? Not only will we name a character after you in the movie, we will produce a short trailer specifically for you and your character as a part of our promotional campaign. Producing promos is what we do for a living. Each short trailer will be unique and bad ass.
TEST SCREENING: While we are editing this film, we'd love to hear what you think. And for being so generous, we will cook you dinner. Let's make a night of it!
ASSOCIATE MUSIC PRODUCER: Psychotic! features many Brooklyn musicians playing characters and music in the film. Have you ever had a cool idea for a band name? Or a terrible one? We want you to name a band in our film AND the band will play at your party or show (Tri-state area).
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP: We will feature your business or product in our film as well as cut a trailer specific to your business. Let us make your online presence known to the masses.
MURDER PARTY: Have you ever wanted to get murdered in a movie? This is your chance to be a featured character in Psychotic! that gets killed by The Bushwick Party Killer.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: You are obviously interested in show biz, baby! Along with all the other great gifts, let us direct your short film.
Please message us with any questions.
Risks and challenges
Our greatest challenge is producing a high quality production with limited resources. Producing a film is difficult. Producing an artful suspense-slasher with lots of twists is even MORE challenging. Years of experience in production will help us with this challenge. We have spent the last six years working on this project and we are determined to see it through to the end.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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