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PSYCHOTIC! is a bloody psychedelic slasher set in the Bushwick party scene of Brooklyn, NY. Produced by Maxwell Frey and Derek Gibbons.
PSYCHOTIC! is a bloody psychedelic slasher set in the Bushwick party scene of Brooklyn, NY. Produced by Maxwell Frey and Derek Gibbons.
PSYCHOTIC! is a bloody psychedelic slasher set in the Bushwick party scene of Brooklyn, NY. Produced by Maxwell Frey and Derek Gibbons.
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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

POSTER: Our limited edition poster is designed Ryan Mauskopf of Professor Soap fame and designer at Busted Tees.

Poster Art by Ryan Mauskopf
Poster Art by Ryan Mauskopf

PHOTOS: Our limited edition photo prints are taken by Tom Starkweather, a New York street photographer and producer of the LPV show

Photo By Tom Starkweather
Photo By Tom Starkweather

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!

Limited Edition VHS of Psychotic!
Limited Edition VHS of Psychotic!

T-SHIRT: Our limited edition T-shirt will feature the poster art of Ryan Mauskopf (see above).

Limited Edition Psychotic! T-shirt
Limited Edition Psychotic! T-shirt

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.

Limited edtion Psychotic! Flask
Limited edtion Psychotic! Flask

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.

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    Special Thanks in the Credits + PDF of Script with Shooting Notes + Project Updates.

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    PDF of Script with Shooting Notes + PDF of production diary photo book + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    LOW-RES: VHS Copy of PSYCHOTIC! + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    GORE HOUND: While on set, we will privately stream one of our practical SFX shots for you + A limited edition Psychotic! Barf bag

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    BUSHWICK MUSICIAN: A personal thank you song from the filmmakers + Limited Edition Psychotic! guitar picks

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    A set of 5 8x10 Limited Edition Behind-the-Scenes Photo Prints hand-picked for you by the filmmakers, each Signed & Numbered by photographer Tom Starkweather + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    DVD with Extra Features + Movie Poster (Signed by Filmmakers) + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    Psychotic! T-Shirt + Movie Poster (Signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    14x27 Limited Edition Giclee Print Signed & Numbered by artist Ryan Mauskopf + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    Coffee Table Book Signed by the Filmmakers + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (Signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    PARTY KILLER PARTY KIT: Psychotic! Flask and Pint Glass + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (Signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    METHOD OF MURDER: Choose a murder weapon for a character in our film. Be as creative and as twisted as you want but it must be something that can be done in a Brooklyn apartment with musicians and artist as residents. (i.e. No chainsaws)

    Plus, Party Killer Party Kit + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (Signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    SELF PROMOTION: We will name a character in the film after YOU. We will also produce a PSYCHOTIC! trailer dedicated to you and your character.

    Plus, T-Shirt + Movie Poster (Signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    Private Test Screening and Homemade Dinner with the Filmmakers + Visit to Set + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (Signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    Sit in on Commentary Track with Filmmakers and Cast + Private Test Screening and Homemade Dinner with the Filmmakers + Visit to Set + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (Signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    ASSOCIATE MUSIC PRODUCER: Name a band in the film + Musicians from the film will play your party (tri-state area) + Private Test Screening and Homemade Dinner with the Filmmakers + Movie Poster (signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Congratulations! You're credited as Associate Producer on Psychotic! This includes tickets to the premiere screening as well as hotel accommodations.

    Plus, Sit in on Commentary Track with Filmmakers and Cast + Test Screening and Homemade Dinner with the Filmmakers + Visit to the Set + Party Killer Party Kit + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP: We will promote your product/business in our film AND cut a PSYCHOTIC! promo spot specifically for your product or business.

    Plus, Tickets to the Premiere Screening + Test Screening and Homemade Dinner with the Filmmakers + Visit to the Set + Party Killer Party Kit + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    MUSIC PRODUCER: We will feature your song in Psychotic! as well as on on the soundtrack to Psychotic! We will also shoot and direct a music video for you and your band. + Musical thank you video + Limited edition Psychotic! drumsticks

    Plus, Tickets to the Premiere Screening + Test Screening and Homemade Dinner with the Filmmakers + Visit to the Set + Party Killer Party Kit + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    MURDER PARTY: Come to Brooklyn and get murdered on-screen by the Bushwick Party Killer! #YoloInBrooklyn

    Plus, Co-producer credit + Tickets to the Premiere Screening + Visit to the Set + Test Screening and Homemade Dinner with the Filmmakers + Party Killer Party Kit + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Holy cow! You're at the executive level, baby! In addition to the Executive Producer credit on our film, we'll produce a short film for you. Any idea you've had kicking around? Let us make it and you'll be the producer!

    Plus, Get Murdered On-Screen by the Bushwick Party Killer + Tickets to the Premiere Screening + Test Screening and Homemade Dinner with the Filmmakers + Visit to the Set + Party Killer Party Kit + T-Shirt + Movie Poster (signed by Filmmakers) + DVD with Extra Features + HD Movie Download + Original Soundtrack Download + Personal Thank You Video from the Filmmakers.

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