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An independent feature unlike any other vampire film you've ever seen.
An independent feature unlike any other vampire film you've ever seen.
206 backers pledged $30,366 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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OUR STORY

When award-winning directors Mark Devendorf and Mauricio Chernovetzky found Le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” they were fascinated by the elegant and elliptical story of a teenage girl whose intimate friendship with a beautiful stranger gradually consumes her. They spent four years writing a screenplay that captured a teenage's obsession with romance and death.

Eleanor Tomlinson as Lara Hill
Eleanor Tomlinson as Lara Hill
Stephen Rea as Dr. Walter Hill
Stephen Rea as Dr. Walter Hill

They felt that nothing illustrated this phenomenon better than the new wave/Goth scene in the late 1980’s.   With this as their focus, they set out to make an atmospheric and layered film about the entwined mysteries of death and sensuality, the anxiety of loneliness, and the nightmares that creep from the shadows of our psyche.

Shooting a Volga passing through a protest
Shooting a Volga passing through a protest

CAST & LOCATION

Styria was shot in a dilapidated castle outside of Budapest with an international cast including, Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, V for Vendetta) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland, Jack and the Giant Killer), Julia Pietrucha, Jacek Lenartowicz, Erika Marozsan, and Miklos Szekely B.

Stephen Rea and Jacek Lenartowicz on set
Stephen Rea and Jacek Lenartowicz on set

Our Director of Photography, Grzegorz Bartoszewicz, had the opportunity to be the first to shoot a feature on Alexa’s ARRIRAW 3k.

WHERE ARE WE NOW

STYRIA is edited and in the final phases of post-production, but we need your help to get through these last steps. 

This film was has been financed by individual investors and sweat equity. It’s been five years of hard work and we want nothing more than to finish the film, upholding its integrity, and launch it to the world. Please join us in finishing this film, so we can secure distribution, and bring it to you. All Kickstarter funds will go directly to our post-production budget. Your generosity will pay for:

  • Sound design
  • Sound mix
  • Music Score
  • Music Rights to those amazing and expensive 80s goth classics (Joy Division, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Cure, The Swans, Siouxsi and the Banshees)
  • Visual/Digital Effects
  • Color Correction

REWARD SHIPPING

All rewards include shipping to US and Canada. International orders please add $10. Thank you.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Be the first to have custom STYRIA RINGTONE!
    and a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of Cassandra. Nominated for a Student Academy Award, Cassandra is a short film and Mauricio and Mark's first collaboration. Cassandra is a poetic reinterpretation of Euripides' Greek tragedy, "The Trojan Women" and is played out on the edge of a rocky desolate Mexican border town.

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    We are so grateful for your help and want to share the film with you as soon as we can. For this pledge, we will send you a Standard Definition DIGITAL DOWNLOAD version of the completed film.

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    See STYRIA in HD before anyone else! Pledge at this level and we will send you an HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD along with a big thank you on the wall of our facebook page.

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    DVD of the film along with a big thank you on the wall of our facebook page.

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    BLU-RAY of the film along with a big thank you on the wall of our facebook page.

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    Same as the $30 package plus an exclusive kickstarter STYRIA t-shirt.

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    BLU-RAY, exclusive kickstarter t-shirt and a limited edition exclusive STYRIA poster. They will be numbered and only 200 will be printed.

    We will also give you a thank you on our facebook wall.

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    Two tickets to a pre-screening of STYRIA at a Los Angeles theatre. Screening will be followed by Q&A with directors and 80s goth dance party!

    And of course our thanks on our facebook wall.

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    VIP Screening Package
    - DOWNLOAD, DVD, or BLU-RAY (your choice)

    - exclusive T-SHIRT
    - two reserved TICKETS to pre-screening and 80s goth after party
    - our thanks on the end credits.

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    The above package (VIP SCREENING PACKAGE) plus a copy of the script signed by the directors.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    CREATIVE CONSULTATION
    Interested in making a film, writing a screenplay or want to know more about Mark and Mauricio's discoveries with vampirism?

    Spend an hour with Mark and Mauricio (SKYPE if outside of Los Angeles area) and talk about whatever you please. Screenplays and vampires are good, but both directors also like long romantic walks at sunset.

    In addition you will also receive everything in the above package and our special thanks in the end credits of the film.

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    EXCLUSIVE BOUND BOOK with image from the film and behind the scene images that hold the beauty and chaos of STYRIA.

    In addition you will also receive all of the $200 pledge rewards.

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    COLLECTOR
    You will get all of the rewards in the $400 package plus a framed PAGE OF LARA'S DIARY that was used in the actual production.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You will receive all of the rewards in the $400 level package plus an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit in the film in the end titles and on IMDB.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Not only will you get the Associate Producer credit on the film and IMDB, we'll host a special private screening of the film for you and your friends! (Anywhere in the USA.) The directors will come to your home, office, or community space and host a film screening followed by a Q & A. In addition you will also receive all of the other unlimited rewards listed above.

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    WOW! Thank you for donating at this level. We are so grateful for your support. Along with all of the unlimited rewards of your choice we will also coordinate a TOUR OF TURA CASTLE, just outside of Budapest. You will need to take care of your flight, but we will take care of 3 nights hotel accommodation and a private tour of the castle with one of the crew members from Styria.

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Funding period

- (30 days)