Jabberwocky is a short film/thriller reimagination of Lewis Carroll's famous poem of the same name.
Jabberwocky is a reimagining of Lewis Carroll's poem of the same name, which appears in a sequel to Alice in Wonderland called Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. If you're not familiar with the poem: A man hears of an evil monster called the Jabberwocky. He goes in search of it across the land, sword in hand.
Our version follows this same basic setup, however our film focuses around a young boy and his adventures in the forest. What starts as quiet, innocent day of play quickly turns into a fight for his life. In the deep, dark woods the boy finds something out of his worst nightmares--the Jabberwocky!
This will be a tough project in many different ways. The primary obstacles will be shooting deep in the woods, basically off the grid with no available power outlets or buildings. This is certainly not an insurmountable challenge, but it does add another layer of complexity to the production. Additionally, the project involves a lot of CG (modeling, animation and compositing).
We're a group of independent filmmakers from Atlanta, GA. For this project we are working with a whole bunch of really talented people who have done some really impressive work in the past.
You can check out our previous work at the following links:
- Our latest short film, to-be-screened at Cannes, The Therapist.
- The films from Ben Lambeth, owner of Gray Hall Productions and producer for Jabberwocky.
- A sampling of Donovan Henneberg-Verity's (Director) previous work, and also some of Connie Chen's (Director of Photography).
Everybody on the crew is volunteering their time in order to make something great. And I believe that this is truly the only way we would be able to pull off a project of this size without the support of a major studio. Despite this we still need your help. This is a massive project involving a lot of people, a lot of equipment, and a lot of location filming, in the woods. This means rental gear, transportation, and props. Every dollar you donate is going directly onto what you'll see on the screen; it isn't going to fill our pockets.
Outline of Budget
- $3000 - Rental Equipment: Camera, lighting gear, and generators
- $2500 - Production Costs: Insurance, food, transportation, marketing
- $700 - Art Design: Costumes, props, makeup
- $800 - Kickstarter's Cut & Rewards: Kickstarter's 5% fee, and paying for the awesome rewards for all of you!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.