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$7,338
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
59
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 19 2015 7:09 AM UTC +00:00

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"Thank you for your support." - Gregory & Mercedes
"Thank you for your support." - Gregory & Mercedes

Filmmaker Gregory Cahill is joining forces with Courage My Love frontwoman Mercedes Arn-Horn to crowd fund a trailer for a 90’s metal comedy titled Metalheads. The feature-length script, written by Cahill, follows a group of talentless goth teenagers in their seemingly impossible struggle to win the high school battle of the bands. The film draws influence from comedy staples like Airheads and Superbad, while incorporating Todd Solondz style dark humor, all with a distinctly 90’s nu-metal twist.

Metalheads takes place in Boston during the 1990’s, the setting of Cahill’s own high school experience. “We’ve seen countless films celebrating the 70’s and 80’s and now it’s finally time for 90’s nostalgia,” Cahill says. “Seeing the fashion and technology and hearing the music will bring back a lot of memories for people. Everything from that era gets a humorous jostling – nu-metal, hardcore, grunge, ska, techno.”

Should the project achieve its $30,000 goal, Arn-Horn will star as one of the principal characters in the trailer, with Cahill directing. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult to get an indie feature made,” Cahill says. “Instead of simply walking into pitch meetings with a script, we can walk in with a highly polished trailer which demonstrates not only our vision for the project, but our ability to deliver a quality product. Plus, it’s crowd funded, meaning there’s already an audience. It’s a way to be taken more seriously.”

Cahill felt that casting a real-life musician in lieu of an actor would bring authenticity to the project, and a sense of community to the crowd funding campaign. “I don’t feel there’s ever been a movie that has depicted the grassroots metal subculture in an authentic way,” Cahill adds. “It’s usually sensationalized in a cartoony manner that doesn’t fully resonate with those of us who actually played in bands and grew up listening to Korn and Marilyn Manson. I want Metalheads to fill that void.” Arn-Horn, the 21-year-old singer/guitarist from Toronto agrees. “Playing local shows in various bands was our form of entertainment when I was growing up,” she says. “Garage practices, house shows and battles of the bands hold really fond memories for me.”

The $30,000 budget includes crew pay, equipment rentals, location fees, insurance, transportation, costumes, props, post production and all the other costs associated with film production. If funded, the trailer will be shot during August/September 2015, with final delivery by October. Donors will have exclusive access to view the trailer, otherwise unavailable to the public.

Risks and challenges

If our trailer is funded and completed, we cannot guarantee that the full-length feature film will get produced. The trailer is intended to serve as a pitching tool for the larger project, but ultimately, production of the full-length feature film is contingent upon financing from a third party motion picture company. This process can take time, but we will push as hard as we can to get Metalheads into production!

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