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A short nautical monster movie from Wales, using practical creature FX and miniatures.
A short nautical monster movie from Wales, using practical creature FX and miniatures.
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WHAT IS IT!?

CongAAARGH! is a short monster movie about a giant, mutated conger eel being disturbed from the ocean depths to terrorise a seaside town. 

We feel that many of today's monster movies, fantastic as they are, have lost the simple charm, character and "real-ness" of a man in a monster suit. With CongAAARGH!, we aim to help keep this great tradition of film making alive, and along the way,include YOU, our loyal supporters,in the process of designing, fabricating and filming a practical monster as independent filmmakers.

WHO ARE WE?

  • James Iles. As Storyboard artist and concept designer, James has worked on over 30 episodes of the classic sci fi series Doctor Who. To see examples of his work, head on over to www.jamesilesstudio.com A lover of all things aquatic, this is James' first project as writer. 
  • Alastair Jenkins. Musical genius and co producer, Alastair Jenkins, AKA "AJ" has produced a staggering body of work including original albums, music videos and events. 
  • Jon Grundon. From Daleks to full size mammoths, Jon's team of fabricators at Broken Hare have built a huge range of practical monsters, and have the skills to bring our giant eel to life.
  • Steve Hartnell. AKA "Captain Shonkchild".Actor, boatbuilder and nautical adventurer, Steve has the skills and mindset to endure all of the demands of our production, such as chilly atlantic seawater, face-to-fish contact, and spine chilling, ear splitting, toe curling, conger curdling screams upon request.

Our shooting script and storyboards are ready to go, our monster is fully designed, and we have industry professionals from BBC's Doctor Who ready to bring CongAAARGH! to life, and that's where you come in.

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO!?

We need £3500.00 to cover the cost of producing an industry-standard prosthetic monster,to cover printing and shipping costs for your rewards, and to cover production costs such as lighting rental, transport hire and perhaps one hot coffee for our lead actor.If he's lucky. Although we are filming in summer, so he should be able to make do without. 

Once completed,our short film will be submitted to festivals,to attract further interest and support in developing our script to feature length.The fact that we will have a professionally made creature, available for promotional events,will be a massive help in bringing a lot of attention to the film.

All donations from you, however small, will be an enormous help in bringing our deranged, short-sighted, giant creature to life, and sharing our journey with you. We really appreciate you taking a look at our project, and if you could share our film with your fellow monster lovers we'll be really grateful. 

"Old School" CongAAARGH! Limited Edition Movie Poster.
"Old School" CongAAARGH! Limited Edition Movie Poster.
CongAAARGH! prosthetic suit design. 3D model.
CongAAARGH! prosthetic suit design. 3D model.
CongAAARGH! T-shirt. available in white only, sizes small, medium, large and extra large.
CongAAARGH! T-shirt. available in white only, sizes small, medium, large and extra large.
"You Made Me Drop Her You Dirty Great Lizard!".Limited Edition Classic Monster Print.
"You Made Me Drop Her You Dirty Great Lizard!".Limited Edition Classic Monster Print.
"Beastie".Limited Edition Classic Monster Print.
"Beastie".Limited Edition Classic Monster Print.
"Date Night". Limited Edition Classic Monster Print.
"Date Night". Limited Edition Classic Monster Print.
CongAAARGH! film poster
CongAAARGH! film poster

Risks and challenges

Our prosthetics team are in high demand, having built amazing characters for Doctor Who and X Men, amongst a long list of other creations. Luckily for us, they are 100% behind CongAAARGH!, and as long as we can cover their material and labour costs, we know that we're going to get a pretty darned amazing monster. Our main risk lies in a slight delay between ordering our creature and completion, due to the team being up against multiple deadlines, but we've allowed for extra time, aiming to film water-based scenes in Spring 2015.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    YOU GET TO LIVE! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind support. CongAAARGH! will spare you, your home, your business, friends,pets and family as she wreaks chaos and destruction across your beloved city.(terms and conditions apply)

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    DIGITAL COPY OF CongAAARGH! PRODUCTION DIARY featuring behind the scenes stages of creature design, creature FX production, and filming.

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    CongAAARGH! DVD! Own your very own copy of the film, featuring behind the scenes prosthetic monster suit magic, prop making and location filming.

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    11" x 16" CongAAARGH! FILM POSTER. Featuring our giant beast terrorising Swansea's Meridian Tower, this poster will be available ONLY during this campaign, specifically for you. PLUS:DIGITAL COPY OF PRODUCTION DIARY.

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    CongAAARGH!T-SHIRT:WHITE.Available in small, medium, large or extra large.PLUS:DIGITAL COPY OF PRODUCTION DIARY.

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    LIMITED EDITION "CLASSIC MONSTER" PRINT by illustrator James Iles.Choose your favourite 16" x 23" sized print from the Classic Monster collection,featuring some of the giant beasties that inspired us to make monster movies in the first place, plus our very own creature, CongAAARGH! PLUS:DIGITAL COPY OF PRODUCTION DIARY.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $44

    LIMITED EDITION, signed "Old School"16" x 23" print by illustrator James Iles. You can't make an old school monster movie without some old school artwork!Only 30 prints of this extremely limited edition movie artwork will EVER be made, so grab them while they last! PLUS:DIGITAL COPY OF PRODUCTION DIARY.Just in time for Christmas 2014!

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    Pledge £75 or more About $94

    ORIGINAL 3 FRAME STORYBOARD DRAWING BY JAMES ILES IN HEAVY WEIGHT WINDOW MOUNT, READY FOR FRAMING.OWN AN ORIGINAL STORYBOARD FROM THE FILM!just in time for Christmas 2014!

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    THE MONSTER PACKAGE.Your choice of movie posters,1 original storyboard, plus all 4 Classic Monster Prints.PLUS:DIGITAL COPY OF PRODUCTION DIARY.

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    KING OF THE MONSTERS!You and your family/friends will feature as screaming background extras in CongAAARGH!, be credited in the film, and receive your very own DVD copy, along with original concept artwork featuring your screaming likeness'. Travel and accommodation not included.

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    The original, black and white drawing for the "Old School" poster artwork. Now this is just awesome.Posters are one thing. But you can NOT top owning the original,hand crafted artwork that helped launch a movie monster.There is only one of these, available for one special movie monster lover and supporter.

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