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We need your help to make "Anima Sola," a horror film shot here in Portland for Damnationland 2014.
We need your help to make "Anima Sola," a horror film shot here in Portland for Damnationland 2014.
21 backers pledged $2,075 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi. We're Tasty Dude Films, and we make movies here in Portland, Maine. If you know us – Hi, great to see you again! If you don't know us – so awesome to meet you. You look really nice today.

We've been making films since 2008. In the past six years we've done a lot of different things – comedy shorts (like the award-winning Tea Party Hijinks), music videos, commercials and short films. We also made a feature film, The Water in the Bay, which was featured in the Emerge and Sanford International Film Festivals. 

Can we get you anything to drink? Take off your coat. Make yourself at home!

This year we're making a horror film for Damnationland. It's the fifth anniversary for this awesome collection of short films, and we're wicked excited to be involved.

(Never heard of Damnationland? You're missing out, it's pretty incredible. Here's the trailer for last year's show:)

We've written a film called "Anima Sola," about a man in a haunting, surreal version of Portland who has to face his past. We can't say much more than that, because we want it to be a surprise, but let these words roll around in your brain: Portland. Regret. Blood. Vans. Murder.

In short, we want to make a terrifying, mind-melting, spookifying film that will make you call out to any gods that may be listening for mercy in this horrifying place we call a world.That's where you come in.

We have a script. We have a cast. We have a shooting schedule. All we need is a little bit of financial help to take care of the equipment and people we need to make the best horror movie we can dream up in our messed-up Tasty Dude heads.

We figure about $2000 will cover it. That's not much. I mean, for us it's a lot, but there are films on the front page here asking for $20,000, $50,000, $100,000! We're only asking for two g's. That's less than it would cost to get 16 Star Wars Force FX Replica lightsabers, or just over four PlayStation 4s. And really, what are you going to do with four and a quarter PlayStation 4s?

You know what, forget about the PS4s. Here's what it really is: it's a lot of small donations from a bunch of people who are awesome in a big way

So why give your hard-earned money to us instead of one of those "big box" local film production companies? This isn't our first rodeo – check out some of our past work below.

There are also the perks. Read: prizes. Read: bribes. Never mind, bribes sounds shady. Let's go back to perks.

The perks. We've got a ton of great ways for you to be involved in "Anima Sola" that'll last long after you hand over your cash and we make the movie. See your name in the credits, get a digital copy of the movie, slap writer Travis Curran in the face OR watch a video of him eating a sandwich – there's something for everybody.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help in making "Anima Sola." We could not be more grateful. Have we mentioned how nice you look today? Really, really great. Keep being awesome.

-The Dudes

Risks and challenges

Like we mentioned, we have a script and shooting schedule nailed down. We have our cast and crew lined up. We even know what flavors of coffee we're going to be getting for those long shooting days. The only thing we don't have is the money to make sure that everyone can get there, with what they need, and help us make this movie.

We want to get this movie shot, and we're going to get this movie shot. The only thing we need is your help getting it started, so we can get it finished and show it at Damnationland 2014.

Also – if you donate at the Slap Travis in the Face level and you can't make it to Portland yourself, we're happy to designate a proxy to slap him for you.

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    Hey, thanks! $5 helps, honestly. You want a thank you in the credits? You got it. We'll do that for you. For the Lincoln, bro.

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    Thank you so much for donating, supporting the local film community, and helpin' out Damnationland. We'll put your name in the credits under any title you desire, because you're part of the team.

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    You can slap Travis Curran in the face, once.
    For ten dollars more we'll document it and give it to you, we don't care.

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    Donating $20 will get you a digital copy of our film "Anima Sola," your name in the credits, high fives, genuine hugs and...

    We'll name a pet fish after you. We'll keep this fish happy, healthy and wet. We promise to feed this fish for as long as it is that a normal fish lives for. No one's ever really told us.

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    Anima Sola film poster! Hang it up in your house and tell people about the time you helped make a movie!

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    Get a ticket to the film! We don't know how much tickets will cost so take advantage of our ignorance and pre-buy your ticket while also supporting our film!

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    Holy cow! FIFTY bucks! thanks!!!

    You get a DVD of "Anima Sola", featuring Behind the Scenes Footage, a copy of our feature film "The Water in the Bay," a pet fish named after you, credits, a TICKET to DAMNATIONLAND, AND:

    Jordan Handren Seavey will leave an award winning impersonation of actor Mark Wahlberg or actor Christopher Walken as your outgoing voicemail message.

    Yeah.

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    Everything is yours! Up to this point! You get a copy of the film, slap Travis, pet fish named after you, the voicemail AND a high definition video recording of Travis Curran eating a moderately sized sandwich.

    AND ALSO
    For donating 100 big ones, you're invited to be a featured extra (speaking lines) in one of Tasty Dude Film's projects coming up this year.

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    Thank you SO much, you deserve it all! Copies of our films, credits, ticket to Damnationland, become a featured extra in our future movies, Walken or Wahlberg's voicemail, slapping Travis, the pet fish named after you we keep alive in your name and honor, and get this,

    The actual slate (the movie clicker scene thing) from Anima Sola. Signed by the cast and crew. Incredible sentimental value.

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    You get every reward. And one more. A legitimate date with one of the Tasty Dudes. Dinner, movie, drinks after, all paid, you name it. Thank you so much for donating. (no funny stuff).

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