A horror fantasy deeply rooted in reality. When three friends encounter a hidden evil, they must decide how they will survive.
In modern day society, it is not uncommon for the average person to want to look away from the garish and horrific. For three friends on an innocent camping vacation, this temptation to ignore a festering evil could potentially lead to their untimely doom. Black Magic is a film which examines the evils that surround us, and how we choose to ignore them.
My name is Connor Strader, and I am the director/writer of Black Magic. Ever since I concocted the concept for the script, I've been dying to make this movie; and with your help, that could be possible. As a film production major at Emerson College in Boston, MA, I try to hone my skills I have learned from the classroom and use them to craft independent films of my own invention. Everything I have learned and practiced up to this point in my education will be used to make this film as scary and grotesque as possible.
Where will your money go?
Being that the cast and crew is almost entirely college students, it will be very difficult for us to fund the film entirely on our own. This is why we're asking for your help. Your money will be spent to help get the production going, and will be used to buy select equipment and necessities that will make the film possible.
The Concept -
Black Magic is a horror fantasy that is very much based in reality. The story makes a point to comment on our tendency to ignore life's darkness in order to live in its light. The film will be an entertaining, and effective reminder that evil does exist on our planet, and it certainly isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
This film is a very personal project to me, and I'm highly adamant about making it. With a cast and crew composed entirely of college students, it will be difficult to produce the film at the level of quality we would like without additional help. With your help, we will be able to make the film we desire to make; and in turn tell a compelling and terrifying tale. In advance, I would like to thank all potential backers for your undying support and belief in the arts.
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"Right from the initial conception of the project, my producers and I have been meticulously plotting out the film's schedule and budget, in order to prepare as far in advance as possible. As of now, our shooting schedule has already been worked out, and our budget decided upon. Many safety precautions and possible shooting delays have been accounted for; and back-up solutions are in place for nearly every fathomable issue.
On the last short film I shot, we encountered many scheduling setbacks when numerous technical issues caused problems with our shooting schedule. Regardless of how far back we were set, we still managed to shoot everything we needed and completed the film. The cast and crew were constantly prepared for sudden changes, and were always willing to help solve any issues that came up. I'm proud to say that these issues were a learning experience for all of us, and allowed us to further prepare for the shooting of this film. The point is: we've overcome numerous problems in the past, and being even more prepared this time around, we can easily overcome them again." - Connor Strader
Kickstarter is a company which assists independent artists in raising funds in order to help make their personal projects possible. When you donate your money to our film, it is in exchange for a tangible reward, and for the sake of being a part of this creative process. Your money is completely safe when donating, and goes straight to the creators of the project for the sake of their art.
Unless the full goal is reached, the project will not be funded at all and your money will be returned to you. Without the help from outside backers, this project is not possible and will not be completed. This is why we need your help and the help of many others in making our artistic vision a reality. Considering most of the cast/crew is comprised of college students, this type of film is nearly impossible for us to fund on our own, which is why we have launched this campaign in order to potentially make the film happen.
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