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The hit movie is coming to print and you can make it possible!

Body of Work is the printed first volume of the adaptation of the popular indie film, 
 The hit movie is coming to print and you can make it possible!

Body of Work is an homage to the classic horror style of Alfred Hitchcock, about Jack Volger- a talented but deranged artist/serial killer with a penchant for special pigments to use in his portrait painting - the subject's blood.

                            I'm Marcus Trahan and I create art.
Actually, matte painter is my working title, but I like to be creative and not limit myself to just graphics, so I also sculpt,animate,3D model,etc. I have worked on feature film and television projects such as The Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek:Enterprise, Once Upon a Time, and American Horror Story, to name a few.
 In 2009, the director asked me to create oil portrait props for his movie "Body of Work", which were to be punctured and bleed on cue.The shoot and final edit were completed in record time, and the movie was an online hit.
  Shortly after,I was thinking how great it would have been if there had a large VFX budget to really explore the horror sequences and I suggested that a graphic novel adaptation would open the door to that and also create the opportunity to pitch "Body of Work" for a feature film remake.

  Thanks for considering supporting the adaptation of "Body of Work" to print.

Volume 1 will be 40 pages and 15 of them are completed. It will be printed by November 1st along with all Kickstarter obligations, as I have taken some time off to focus on completing this project, paying for printing and distributing the book. Any extra funds will go towards legal consultation,increasing the print run and paying the graphics team.

FINISHED PAGES!
FINISHED PAGES!
The "bleeding palette" pendant mockup (from the actual 3D model)
The "bleeding palette" pendant mockup (from the actual 3D model)
"The Artist" 3D printed figure.  4"
"The Artist" 3D printed figure. 4"

Please take a look at the rewards and choose the level that's right for you. Also, please consider telling others about "Body of Work" via Facebook, other social networks or just socializing. It's an exciting book and we'd like as many folks as possible to know about it and have a chance to read it.

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Some reviews about "Body of Work":

"Best Director Award"(2012 LA Film, TV and Webisode Festival) Alex Bram  is on a mission to bring quality back into the horror genre. His award-winning psychological thriller "Body of Work" honors the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, while at the same time, using modern technology to bring about a new wave of suspenseful filmmaking.


Body of Work is a Panic Attack Film that looks at artistry, blood-letting and the desires of the very twisted Jack Vogler. Directed by Alex Bram from actress Shayla Beesley's script (Perkins 14), Body of Work is the best horror short these eyes have seen. Clocking in at twenty-three minutes, the fact that this film does not have distribution is more shocking than the final horrifying scene.
By Michael Allen on January 7, 2010 | From 28dayslateranalysis.com


"Best Director Award"(2012 LA Film, TV and Webisode Festival) Alex Bram is on a mission to bring quality back into the horror genre. His award-winning psychological thriller "Body of Work" honors the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, while at the same time, using modern technology to bring about a new wave of suspenseful filmmaking.
 The film brought two "Best Cinematography" awards and one Canadian "People's Choice".
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I love short films. Shorts are a great barometer of talent. Working within confines often determined by how much money a filmmaker and producer are able to put together, and relying on the talents of those willing to contribute their time, often free of charge or at severely reduced rates, the result can be very enlightening. Body of Work from Director Alex Bram is a short ghost story that packs a good punch into its tight twenty-three minute time frame.
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The cover concept prints and the "bleeding palette" t-shirt.
The cover concept prints and the "bleeding palette" t-shirt.
The layout for the cover painting
The layout for the cover painting

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    I will draw your portrait in scratchboard.(from a photo you'll e-mail to me). The portrait size will be 11 x 14 inches and signed. And-- The BODY OF WORK "bleeding palette" pendant! - with a 3D printed figure of Jack Volger as the "artist". Also - Both BODY OF WORK signed prints, plus printed and PDF copies of BODY OF WORK, plus the stickers, AND your name gets listed on the inside of the back cover "rogue's gallery page" Photo must be sent before Oct.1st

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    You will recieve an original signed acrylic painting on canvas of one of the BODY OF WORK cover concepts!(minus the title graphics, of course!) Includes - your portrait in scratchboard.(from a photo you'll e-mail to me). The BODY OF WORK "bleeding palette" pendant! - with a 3D printed figure of Jack Volger as the "artist", both BODY OF WORK signed prints, printed and PDF copies of BODY OF WORK, the stickers, AND your name gets listed on the inside of the back cover "rogue's gallery page" Photo must be sent before Oct.1st

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    You will recieve an original signed acrylic painting on canvas of "the" BODY OF WORK cover! Along with - your portrait in scratchboard.(from a photo you'll e-mail to me). The BODY OF WORK "bleeding palette" pendant! - a 3D printed figure of Jack Volger as the "artist", both BODY OF WORK signed prints, printed and PDF copies of BODY OF WORK, the stickers, AND your name gets listed on the inside of the back cover "rogue's gallery page" Photo must be sent before Oct.1st

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