About this project
Charlie, Matt and Dana are about to finish high school with little fanfare. In a last-ditch effort to earn their classmates' respect, the trio aims to win the local horror film festival. Things might finally be going their way—until their attempt to film an exorcism scene results in the demonic possession of their lead actress. The boys are in for a raucous and hilarious weekend as they try to save the girl and somehow finish their film, all while navigating the treacherous world of high school.
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Bad Exorcists is 100% filmed and is currently being edited. This means the riskiest and most challenging part of making this film a reality has already been completed, and we are so grateful for all the support we’ve received getting to this point.
Our performances and production value have completely exceeded our expectations and we are confident we have made something special. We have launched this Kickstarter in an effort to raise the funds necessary to hire a colorist, a composer, a sound designer and a special effects artist - all highly specialized fields that are cost prohibitive with our current budget.
Bad Exorcists is a low-budget independent film shot entirely in and around Portland, OR. With our limited resources, it would have been impossible to achieve the cinematic look we desired without the incredible generosity of the Portland community. Many typically cost-prohibitive locations generously allowed us to film at no cost. The fact that we were able to shoot a comedy about Exorcism in an active church (for free!) speaks volumes about the warmth and generosity the Portland community shows young filmmakers.
We know there are certain assumptions that accompany a film with limited resources. Many low-budget indies are more introspective and scaled back, or often produced with a smaller audience in mind. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but that’s not Bad Exorcists. From the outset, we wanted to make a smart comedy with wide appeal. Thus far we've stayed true to this original vision, and we're extremely excited at how everything is coming together.
We're asking for your help to get us through postproduction.
We are seeking $20,000 for color correction, sound design, music composition and visual effects. These figures listed below are quotes from established specialists.
So many people have helped get us this far. As we continue post-production, any amount of support is truly appreciated!
Thanks so much, and please help give us that push to get Bad Exorcists to the finish line!
* Song featured in teaser is "Trap to the Acid" by HugLIfe. https://soundcloud.com/huglifeofficial
Risks and challenges
We're going to finish Bad Exorcists. As we've already completed shooting, the most challenging part of the process has passed us by without incident. Our timeline for completing the film is the only thing slightly uncertain. If we reach our goal, we still have to secure our various postproduction specialists (colorist, composer, VFX artist, etc.), and though we've already started a dialogue with these specialists to obtain our quotes, it's somewhat unclear how long these next steps will take.
After we finish Bad Exorcists, we will be applying to film festivals across the globe with the hopes of securing distribution. There's no telling how long this might take, but this will impact when we can send out certain Kickstarter awards, such as digital copies and/or physical media.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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