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A Swedish Independent horror feature film on Kickstarter. Five paranormal investigators spend a weekend at a haunted castle.
A Swedish Independent horror feature film on Kickstarter. Five paranormal investigators spend a weekend at a haunted castle.
76 backers pledged £5,700 to help bring this project to life.

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EVIL RISING - THE STORY

Evil Rising is about five paranormal investigators who spend a weekend at a haunted castle where an ancient evil curse lies. Their objective is to solve a mystery revolving Susan's cousin who has been institutionalized due to a tragic event that occurred in the castle a few months earlier. Things start to heat up when one of the team members becomes possessed. As they call their mentor, Father Thomas, to assist them, he mysteriously disappears. Now they have to take the matter in their own hands. 

THE PROJECT

The script was written about 18 months ago and the final draft was finished last summer with the collaboration of screen writer Biljana Slavkovic. Together with my girlfriend we scraped up $15000 to finance the entire movie. Due to lack of interest from our city to produce a independent horror film in our home town Malmö, we had to go to Poland to make this project possible. In Poland we received tremendous amount of help and it was amazing to see how many strangers sincerely wanted to help us. We are eternally grateful for that and our special thanks go to the entire town of Lubniewice. The difference between this project and many other film projects here on Kickstarter is that we already shot the entire movie and we are currently in our post production phase. 

THE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & WRITER 

My name is Jarno Lee Vinsencius. I'm the producer, director and writer of Evil Rising. I was born and raised in Sweden with Indonesian/Finnish parents. Evil Rising will be my first attempt to produce a feature film. I have mainly done music videos but my dream has always been to shoot a feature film. Since growing up in the late 70 and early 80’s my favorite movies besides Star Wars were the Exorcist, The Omen, The Thing, and Dawn of the Dead. I went to film school in Los Angeles 1999-2003. My ultimate dream is to be able to produce a feature film a year. And I, like so many other artists, love the possibilities Kickstarter gives us. 

THE CAST & CREW

Through different social media I manage to get an excellent cast cast and crew for the project. I was blown away by their passion and talent for their craft. 

Patricia, Intel  - Emm Livia Sirk - introducing

Johannes, Occult Specialist - Peter Hallin (Snowpiercer, Crossing Lines)

Susan, Medium/Team Leader - Anna Lott - introducing

Brandon, Tech - Kase Chlopecki (MV One Life, Breakdown, Kings of the World)

Clive, Security - Demis Tzivis (MV Moving on, The Coward, Lay Your Troubles)

Executive Producer Elin Sjöstedt Producer Jarno Lee Vinsencius Associate Producer Dorota Stefanowicz Accounting Clerk Annika Goodwille Screenplay Jarno Lee Vinsencius & Biljana Slavkovic Sound Erik Hoff Camera/Key Michael Tiedtke Director Jarno Lee Vinsencius

THE REWARDS

Rewards, YES who doesn't like rewards? We have tried to put up rewards for everyone to enjoy. We also felt to do something special for those film nerds like me who collect film props. Here are a few of them available for your collection. 

1. Susan's winter coat and vest.

2. Patricia's morning slippers

3. Clapper Board - Broken and duct taped with a personal message and signature from the director. 

4. Rope - 4ft rope with hangman's knot

We have also added premium awards for those who have the extra money to spend and want to become Associate Producers or Executive Producers for this project. Your name will be forever in IMDB.COM and of course in our pre- and post credit roll in the movie. 

THE THEME SONG - The Truth with STRONG

Mr.J and his melodic hard rock band STRONG were kind enough to let us use their awesome track The Truth as Evil Rising's theme song. It's a powerful contemporary song that has an eighties feel to it. And of course Jarno Lee Vinsencius couldn't resist but to make an awesome music video for it. We're glad to have the world premiere here on Kickstarter. Enjoy!

 OUR GOAL

We would love to complete Evil Rising just before Christmas. What a wonderful Christmas gift that would be for all of us including all the backers of course. We would also love to release Evil Rising world wide either through the web or through a theatrical release.   

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? Every single penny (minus all the fees from Kickstarter) will go directly to the sound effects, editing and design department of Evil Rising. We need a fantastic soundtrack and sound effects. I believe good sound and music is crucial to make a great movie. But if we exceed our goal, we will definitely hire more editors to finish the project quicker! 

SOUND DESIGN FOR ONLY £5500 FOR THE ENTIRE MOVIE? YOU BET! Since this is a low budget project, people are willing to help us out for a much smaller fee.  We have already spoken to a talented music composer. He's good to go as soon as we get the funding. 

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Risks and challenges

EVIL RISING is made by Sweden but made in Poland. Nevertheless, we, the entire cast and crew, are most anxious in seeing this project come to a completion, not only for us but for everyone out there who loves horror. We put so much hard work to something that we love and there's nothing more that we want, than to show the world what we have accomplished.

We promise to do our best to make this movie as good and as exciting as possible. We will make our deadline of delivery our highest priority. In order to get all your digital downloads, and other goodies delivered safely and in a scheduled manner, we will be working with a professional fulfillment partner. Thank you for your confidence.

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    Even if it's £1 we do appreciate your support. You will receive a thank you video from the film director.

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    You will receive a copy of the script Evil Rising on a pdf file together with a thank you video from the film director. In addition, you will receive regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and the post production process.

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    You'll receive a digital download of Evil Rising in full HD 1080p resolution, with kickstarter-backer exclusive extra features not available to the public. In addition, you will receive regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and the post production process. Plus everything listed above.

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    You'll receive two beautiful Evil Rising digital wallpapers and a digital download of Evil Rising in full HD 1080p resolution, with kickstarter-backer exclusive extra features not available to the public. In addition, you will receive regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and the post production process. In addition your name will be under the special Kickstarter thanks at the end credit roll. Plus everything listed above.

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    Funny looking pink dragon feet slippers. An actual prop from the film worn by Swedish actress Livia Emma Tsirk. One size fits all. You'll be seeing this prop in at least two scenes of the movie. Plus everything listed above.

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    The actual movie slate used in the production. It's been through hell so there's gaffer tape holding the clap together. The director's signature and a personal message in the back. Plus everything listed above except for the prop.

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    Hangman's rope, another movie prop for you collection. An actual movie prop from the film. An approximately four meter long rope tied with a noose. Shown at least in four scenes where as in one scene it was used as a deadly weapon by the antagonist. Plus everything listed above except for the props.

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    Susan's slim fit vest with zipper. The main character Susan who is played by talented actress Anna Lott wore this European style acrylic vest in many scenes of the film. The size is medium and the color is dark blue with golden brown zipper.

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    You will receive the actual coat worn by the main character Susan, who is played by Swedish actress Anna Lott. She wore this piece in more than half the film. It's light grey in color and the size is a medium. It's made of 80% Wool and 20% Polyamide. Plus everything listed above except for the props.

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    Associate Producer. Become an associate producer for Evil Rising. Your name will be printed in our final movie poster as well as in the movie's credit roll. You will also get a V.I.P. ticket to join us in Malmö, Sweden to walk the red carpet and to enjoy the first director's cut pre-screening. (You have to pay for your own travel expenses and accommodation) Plus everything listed above except for the props.

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    Didn't you always wanted to be the King of the world and immortal at the same time? As an Executive Producer of Evil Rising you'll probably experience that. :) Your name will be printed in our final movie poster as well as in the movie's credit roll. Your name will be forever in IMDB.COM You will also get a V.I.P. ticket to join us in Malmö, Sweden to walk the red carpet and to enjoy the first director's cut pre-screening. Before the screening you will enjoy a lovely dinner with the cast and crew. After the party you will spend one night at an awesome hotel in the heart of Malmö. (You have to pay for your own travel expenses though) Plus everything listed above except for the props.

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