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The monster in the closet is much more real... and terrifying... than a single mother and her son could have possibly imagined.
The monster in the closet is much more real... and terrifying... than a single mother and her son could have possibly imagined.
26 backers pledged $5,000 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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    The "CHANEY JR.": Email updates with video diaries and photos.

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    The "CHANEY": Postcard from the set. Email updates with video diaries and photos.

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    The "LEGOSI": "Special Thanks" credit at the end of the movie. Signed copy of the final script. Email updates with video diaries and photos.

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    The "KARLOFF": "Special Thanks" credit at the end of the movie. Free t-shirt with "Night Light" logo and image. Email updates with video diaries and photos.

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    The "BAKER": "Producer" credit at the end of the movie. Personal call (or email-if preferred) from the director. Free t-shirt with "Night Light" logo and image. Email updates with video diaries and photos.

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    The "WINSTON": "Executive Producer" credit at the end of the movie. Walk on set to see the cast, crew, and monster. Personal call (or email-if preferred) from the director. Free t-shirt with "Night Light" logo and image. Email updates with video diaries and photos.

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    The "HARRYHAUSEN": "Executive Producer" credit at the end of the movie. Guaranteed choice of the characters' last name (as seen on a mailbox at the beginning of the film). Dinner with the director at a restaurant of your choice (Los Angeles area). Walk on set to see the cast, crew, and monster. Personal call (or email-if preferred) from the director . Free t-shirt with "Night Light" logo and image. Email updates with video diaries and photos.

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