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Last updated October 21, 2012

The Undertakers: Webisodes

A series of zombie-themed web shorts, featuring Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and J. Larose (Insidious).

The Undertakers: Webisodes

A series of zombie-themed web shorts, featuring Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and J. Larose (Insidious).

$3,784
pledged of $28,000pledged of $28,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 6 2012 4:03 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 21, 2012

About

The Story: There are certain places throughout the world that possess supernatural properties, where the dead inexplicably rise from the grave to hunt human flesh. Charged with defending this dangerous secret are a group of highly skilled agents in a private organization referred to as "The Undertakers". Their mission: to identify, segregate, and stand vigil in these dangerous areas preventing the possibility of a catastrophic outbreak.


The Players: These webisodes are proud to have the support of Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), who will portray the role of The Professor in the webisode and J. Larose (Insidious) who will play Talon Black...both agents in the war against the undead.
The feature film entitled The Undertakers: Road's End will also boast Edwin Neal (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Lindsey Haun (True Blood).


Our Current Mission: Our goal, this summer, is to produce two short web videos that take place in the world of the Undertakers. They will feature two supporting characters in a series of events leading up to the feature film The Undertakers: Road's End. The purpose of these videos is to give production companies and potential investors a glimpse into the gothic world of the Undertakers in an attempt to raise funding for the feature film. Plus, they will look pretty damn cool on our website: theundertakers.info (Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUndertakersinfo)

It is also important for us to have something more than our current storyboard/trailer to represent our vision. Since it was produced, there have been major screenplay charges and character alterations... We have some fixin' to do.

GOAL 1 - If we meet our goal of $28,000 we will produce "The Professor", a stylistic vignette featuring Richard Hatch as he introduces us to the world of The Undertakers inside Road's End Cemetery.

GOAL 2 - If we meet our goal of $55,000 we will also produce "Resurrection", a webisode featuring J. Larose as Talon Black in events leading up to the feature film "Road's End".

If our efforts fall somewhere between the two, we will roll the money over into a new campaign to raise the needed funds.


Our Overall Mission: If we are successful in meeting our goals, The Undertakers will flourish into a flurry of stories that will be told in several different formats, including the feature film, comics and even a television show. These stories will involve multiple characters, scattered all over the world, who have dedicated their lives as agents in the oldest most secretive organization on earth.

The Crew: The webseries and feature film were created by writer/director Kevin Head, whose bio you can read at the foot of this page. He will be supported by DOP Alex Mitchell who will shoot the project entirely using the RED ONE  and Breakiron Animation and Design who will focus on the FX aspects of the project. The rest of the crew will be rounded out by an incredibly talented group of professionals, mostly volunteering their time to bring this vision to life.


WHY KICKSTARTER? With the world's economy in a major downturn, most studio/production companies have narrowed their slate of films for the near future. This is making it nearly impossible for even established directors to get their projects off the ground. So, we have decided to take matters into our own hands and take a more unconventional approach. But in order to get this project into production in the summer of 2012 we need your help.

I (heart) Zombies T-Shirts (Men's and Women's versions)

Production Stills from "Trailer" shoot.

HAVE A REWARD TO OFFER? If you have a unique skill you would like to offer those pledging to our project, please contact me at theundertakersmovie@yahoo.com. You could help us greatly in raising funding and receive a little exposure for yourself in return.

Richard's Larp Sword *Sword may Vary from photo*
Richard's Larp Sword *Sword may Vary from photo*
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    SCRIPT CONSULTATION: Have your screenplay read by Phil Rutter, a screenplay consultant with extensive development experience, and receive script notes and/or Skype session to go over his notes.
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    THE SWORD PACKAGE: Own a replica LARP sword, just like the one used by Richard Hatch in the series. (With the option of having it signed and personalized by Richard), limited edition DVD featuring the webisodes and behind-the-scenes extras, digital copy of the short story The Undertakers: Resurrection.

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    MONSTER MASH PACKAGE: Appear in full Make-up FX as a monster in the webisode. Plus, you will receive a professional photograph in full make-up to commemorate the occasion. Could there be anything cooler than this for a horror fan?
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