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£5,385
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143
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 28 2017 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

CASTING NEWS! 

Star of PRIMEVAL, LUCKY MAN and ALICE Andrew Lee Potts joins as DCI Waits.

Andrew Lee Potts - The Doomed DCI WAITS
Andrew Lee Potts - The Doomed DCI WAITS

WHAT'S THIS FILM ALL ABOUT?

Chester Mapleforth has a dream.

CHESTER MAPLEFORTH : MURDER ENTHUSIAST.
CHESTER MAPLEFORTH : MURDER ENTHUSIAST.

A dream to break away from the rules of normal, not-that-stabby society and live by his own terrible, awful rules. Six years later and his little community of murderers has flourished wonderfully beyond his imagination, they have regular bake offs / burn the postman events next to the village pond. What a lovely Sunday afternoon for all.

When a local filmmaker learns of the group, he and a handful of crew are granted access to the horrible yet hilarious world that Chester has created. but getting in is easy, it’s leaving with all your parts attached which proves trickier for most.

Welcome... to the neighbourhood.

The pilot episode won at Raindance a couple of years back, and you can watch that right here.

MEET (some of) THE TEAM!

Jamie McKeller : Ambitious Fool.
Jamie McKeller : Ambitious Fool.

The rather unstable looking man above is me. I'm Jamie McKeller, and for the last seven years I've created a variety of horrible, sticky films and web series to put out on the internet.

I AM TIM HELSING is possibly one of the longest running British web series and is the starting block for this whole project. It's very, very silly and most of the cast and crew who worked on it can be seen in the show at some point. They say "never cast your friends" but luckily for me most of my friends are amazing and talented actors. SCORE!

WE BLOODY LOVE (FAKE) BLOOD!

My love of practical effects was born the minute I watched Monty Python's Holy Grail. I think I literally ejected a lung the first time the Black Knight lost his first leg. Never was quite the same after that and if there's any moment I can have a slightly damp, cold hose shoved down an actors trousers I will absolutely jump all over it. A short film I made a few years back is testament to the horrible, sticky madness that my team and I can put together on a tiny budget. I think we spent around £500 on this short and milked every penny for what it had in it.

YOU CAN'T MAKE A FEATURE FILM, CAN YOU?

Yes. Yes we can! We've actually produced, shot, edited and released a sci-fi comedy series, a rom-com web gaming series and of course three whole seasons of practical effects driven madness. Watch I AM TIM HELSING and you can actually see the evolution of RedShirt Films as a team. From humble "what are we doing, why are we screaming" beginnings to "I'm PRETTY sure that we're not going to die here" experiences of late, making a feature film is easy. It's making a GOOD feature film which is the sticky bit. But we have a cracking script, an amazing cast and a well oiled, slick crew who are beyond committed to making this happen!

OTHER WONDERFUL TEAM MEMBERS

Laura Williams : Fringed Beast/Production Manager
Laura Williams : Fringed Beast/Production Manager

The foot loving creature above is Laura Williams. By day she edits, creates stonkingly good VFX work and dreams of cats. By night she skates professionally for The York Minxters roller derby team. Her attraction to H.R Giger's Aliens is a little concerning, as she makes a soft, satisfied noise whenever the tiny second mouth pops out. She'll be acting as the production manager on our small but mighty crew.

Cinematography Dream Team Michael And Lloyd
Cinematography Dream Team Michael And Lloyd

 

Designer / Wenge Enthusiast Ceri
Designer / Wenge Enthusiast Ceri
Audio Wrangler Jack
Audio Wrangler Jack

 

Dave - Master Of Audible Twangings
Dave - Master Of Audible Twangings

LOVELY LOVELY PRACTICAL EFFECTS.

Blood, blood lovely blood.
Blood, blood lovely blood.

 

We're going to have a small team of creative, filthy geniuses working on the blood, guts and splatter on screen from tiny cuts and bruises to full blown meaty bullet squibs, arms coming off and more. MORE!BUT WHY KICKSTARTER?

Various reasons. Here are some of them... Firstly, it's our first feature film, and whereas we KNOW we can smash it and produce a great film, it's not something we can fund ourselves. Nor would we want a single person to fund it and have any kind of say in the film we're making. That might sound a bit arrogant, but we have a very strong visual and narrative idea that we don't want to be compromised on. We can't have someone tutting and saying "I don't think that's very nice..." or "people won't like seeing that sort of thing" because the whole film is kind of based on terrible, awful things. We just want to tell the story in the way it was conceived without any restrictions, and making something in a truly independent way is the best, quickest way to make this happen.

Also, we've run a couple of minor campaigns in the past and they were successful. People like YOU made them successful. Perks will be delivered on time, the film WILL happen and nothing in the Multiverse can stop us.

Other than... not hitting our target here. But even then we'll film it using a potato stuffed into an old sock.

WHAT'S THE FILM FOR? WHAT DOES IT DO?

It's for you! We want to tell a bigger version of the short story we made a couple of years ago. The film will be shot over July, August and September and then edited together in Autumn and Winter aiming for a very early 2018 release. We'll be submitting it into as many horror festivals around the world as we can, with the ambition of making and creating connections, taking us to our next feature film and then beyond. Jamie would quite like to direct an Evil Dead film at some point, so we gotta get started somewhere.

THIS SOUNDS AMAZING. WHAT CAN I DO?

Pledge! Contribute! Share! We're happy to talk about the project to anybody. Do you have a podcast? Blog? Website? YouTube? Facebook? Twitter? Share the campaign, get in touch if you want to talk some toot with us.

HANG ON THOUGH. £25,000 IS A LOT OF MOOLAH.

Yes. But also... no. Let's have a quick look at this handy infographic shall we?

A random assortment of THE BEST FILMS EVER.
A random assortment of THE BEST FILMS EVER.

A fairly random selection, but it gives you a quick insight into just how expensive films across all scales are to create.

OKAY... SO HOW THE HELL WILL YOU MAKE A FILM FOR £25,000?

Through insane levels of planning and clever design. We have most of the film and sound recording equipment that we need as well as the space and time to edit the film. The money raised by this campaign will cover...

  • Cast and crew food / water 
  • Travel costs for London based humans 
  • Petrol to move crew and kit to filming locations 
  • One large guest house for cast / crew sleeping and pooping 
  • Film quality lighting panels 
  • Two articulated dead bodies (FAKE!) 
  • Lots of blood and guts (ALSO FAKE!!)
  • Smoke machine and fluid 
  • Post production sound design 
  • Original score composition 
  • Festival entries 
  • Kickstarter fees and pledge fulfilment

I (Jamie) am not getting paid. It's my film, and I have zero intention of pocketing any money or fleeing to Canada to raise wild moose in a log cabin with your pledges. The cast and crew will (hopefully) be getting an amount from the funds we raise but the nature of the film means that none of the actors are actually filming for more than 3 or 4 days, so nobody is getting rich from this thing, unless a huge studio buys it up and reshoots it with Adam Sandler or something. I get to make my film, and that's all I want from this.

SOLD! I'VE PLEDGED. HOW DO I FOLLOW YOU?

Please do not follow us in the real world. Or if you do, be cool about it. No climbing into our beds as we sleep.

You can follow the project at...

https://www.facebook.com/bookclubfilm

https://www.facebook.com/redshirtfilms

https://www.youtube.com/c/redshirtfilms

We'll be putting out daily updates on the Book Club Facebook page so that's the best platform to follow all this madness on for sure.

Thanks for checking out our campaign, and from me and whole team...

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.

Risks and challenges

Any project comes with risk, but thankfully ours are rather limited as it's a creative project.

We WILL make the film.

We WILL release the film in some capacity.

Even if the saddest thing occurs and we don't reach our target, we'll find a way to tell the story somehow. But this campaign will allow us to tell it the way we feel it should best be told.

We're fired up and ready to make this happen.

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    RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

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    THE GRIM TALE OF YOU

    Jamie will write a short horror story for you, featuring you and your terrible demise.

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    Access to a digital copy of the film, a PDF of the Director's script (including notes), A digital poster, a private link to a top secret behind the scenes film, a digital copy of the soundtrack and access to a fun WhatsApp group populated by cast and crew. PDF copy of the art book featuring exclusive behind the scenes photos and artwork.

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    VOYEUR

    You have earned a set of 5 polaroids taken by Production Designer/Wenge Enthusiast Ceri Roberts on set.

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    VOYEUR - INTERNATIONAL BACKER VERSION

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    CHESTER'S WILD BOX

    You will receive a crate of young vegetable plants (containing perhaps Heritage Tomatoes, peppers, herbs etc) all grown in soil which may or may not have been fertilised by the victims of the Chestersberg killings. Can be delivered within a 25 mile radius of York.

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    You will receive a copy of the original soundtrack on cassette tape (After Hours Special Edition)

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    DAVE'S BANGIN' CHOONS
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    MY WORD!

    We will gather ourselves together on set and shoot a short film, written by you.

    Note: Maximum two pages and nothing wildly inappropriate!

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    WALK ON, DON'T WALK OFF

    Come and hang out with us on set for a day, be made up as a dead body and appear in the film. You'll also have professional photos taken of your transformation (travel expenses not covered)

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    BOOM! HEADSHOT!!

    Can't make the set, but want to be in the film? Send us a photo of yourself and we'll turn it into a prop that will be used in the film. EXTREME CLOSE UP!!

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    DEAD HEAD

    We will make a cast of your actual head and use your likeness to create a fake head for use in the film.

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    THE POSH SCREENING

    A very, VERY romantic screening with the core cast and crew in a very intimate cinema.

    We'll take you out for a lovely dinner in York, drink some good stuff and watch the film in the heart of York in the most comfortable cinema seats you can imagine.

    You'll get an associate producer credit chucked in for good measure. What's that mean? Film credit, IMDB credit, website credit and a bag full of good feelings. Note - no creative input, there's enough madness flopping around in here.

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    GET RUBBERED

    Have a full body cast made and have YOUR body (or a body of your nomination, participant must be willing!) used as a floppy stunt body in the film. It WILL be mistreated terribly.

    You must be able to travel to the York area and be willing to sit very, VERY still for a long time but don't worry! We'll take very good care of you.

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    PRODUCT PLACEMENT

    Are you a small business owner? Do you have an original product you would like to see on the big screen? Get in touch to see how we can work your product into our film.

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    1/10TH OF IT

    If only it was this easy! 10 wonderful humans decide that they want this film to happen so bad, that they each drop in 1/10th of the budget. Job done, we get on with making an amazing film!

    This includes all previous perks that are desired, plus a special limited edition physical copy of the film. Only 10 will be made!

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    MICHAEL'S DREAM CAMERA

    Our DOP Michael wants to shoot on an FS5.

    We don't for a single moment expect anyone to hit this button... but he's insisted we put this in here.

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    LES GROSSMAN : EXEC PRODUCER

    Executive ruddy producer!!

    Listed in the credits in the film, IMDB, and website. We'll show you a rough cut of the film before it's made available to open eyes and can give feedback via telephone, Skype or in person... plus a whole heap of other perks!

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    THE BIG RED BUTTON

    Ridiculous, right? But why not.

    This is the MAXIMUM amount Kickstarter will allow you to donate. Why not. WHY NOT?

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Funding period

- (37 days)