About this project
Why Your Donation is Needed
As a filmmaker, I have always wanted to show off my love for making monsters. This, however, has been difficult, due to the expenses necessary. I hope that, through Kickstarter, I can raise the necessary funds to make one terrifying short film with one terrifying monster that will make the likes of Stan Winston (RIP), Ray Harryhausen and Rick Baker proud.
Where Your Money Will Go:
A large percentage of your funds will go to buying the reels of film as well as having them colored by an employee at Fotokem and transferred to a hard drive for digital editing. Another major expense (my favorite), will be to build the monster, specifically for the latex, airbrush paint, and cables that will be used to make it snarl, blink, and roar. The final expenses will go to fund a studio teacher for the child actor on set as well as pay for amenities for the crew (food, water, meals).
What's in it for me?
There are many fantastic prizes for donors, including t-shirts, signed scripts, credits at the end of the movie, and even a walk-on for the donor who gives the most!
Risks and challenges
The first major issue will be the construction of the monster suit. Anyone who works in the industry knows that, more often than not, there isn't as much time as one would like to sculpt, cast, and paint a full sized monster suit. To make sure the monster is as scary as it can be, I have assembled a small team of artists to help me bring it to life. Also, the fact that we are shooting this movie in early January gives the "monster squad" and I a little under two months to build and test it.
The second issue will be the film itself. Because this is going to be shot at low light levels and grain could be a problem, I have chosen to work with Kodak Vision3 200T Color Negative Film 7213, which is perfect for what is needed. I also have an extremely talented Director of Photography who has worked with this type of 35mm film before and who will make sure that this film lives up to its full potential.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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