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Zombies Unbound: You Vote, We film (Free Zombie Book Inside)

This is a zombie web series with a twist: users vote on which stories we film. Also, pick up the free book Unbound:Origins inside.

Zombies Unbound: You Vote, We film (Free Zombie Book Inside)

This is a zombie web series with a twist: users vote on which stories we film. Also, pick up the free book Unbound:Origins inside.

$3,608
pledged of $16,500pledged of $16,500 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 1 2015 4:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 1, 2015

About

The end is beginning.

Sweet home Alabama... but not for long. 

Everything seemed normal in the picturesque suburbs of Prattville. Then life began to unravel as violence and destruction spread through the city - missing teenagers, late night attacks, growing paranoia, a sudden quarantine... And what's the military's involvement in all of this?

The zombie apocalypse is coming, and the citizens of Prattville, Alabama, are about to find out that the greatest threat to humanity – is humans.

Welcome to the world of Unbound. Download our free novella and learn more:

Download Here

Funding this project will create a community forum of zombie film enthusiasts who get to pitch-in on story ideas and vote on their favorite excursion episodes. We will then take these ideas and put them to film in our online zombie series: Unbound. This project will fund the first two films in the series, including one excursion film that will be voted on.

These films will be watched via a private Vimeo channel that members of the community can view and discuss on the private Unbound Forum soon to be hosted at UnboundDarknessRises.com. 

Premium members will get to connect to actors and our director, watch behind-the-scenes footage, as well as suggest ideas for future excursion episodes: characters, plot-lines, and challenges that the characters will face. You dream it, we write and film it.

The film series is based on the world described in Unbound:Origins, a zombie e-book written by author Byna Whitlock (UnboundDarknessRises.com). 

*** Download Unbound:Origins for free: click here. ***

This project is about creating a zombie apocalypse series that the audience can help us sculpt. We will shoot stories presented within the anthology as well as excursion stories voted on and created by the Unbound community.

Again, this project will fund one excursion episode and one anthology episode. These episodes will be a series of short films, but we hope to grow the community quickly and transition to full-length episodes.

Beyond the Film

We believe fundamentally in supporting independent authors and filmmakers.

When I watch movies like Rudy, Remember the Titans, or Miracle, I feel alive and energized. 

This is the same way I feel about supporting independent authors and filmmakers. Byna is a talented independent author. She started writing about 4 years ago, and then last year launched a blog. Over the past 8 months, her following has blown up from 0 to 11,000. 

However, the odds are still stacked against her. The odds of her selling her book to a major publishing house are less than 1 in a 100. <1%! That means it’s 5 times easier to get into Harvard!

Jake is an independent filmmaker. It may be harder for a filmmaker to succeed than a writer, simply because the cost of equipment, actors, props, shooting sites … can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

However, the world is changing. We want to invite you to be part of that change.

Come join us to make something spectacular. We will let you walk with us, talk with the actors, director, and producer of Unbound. Come experience film like you've never been able to before.

Community funding is disrupting Hollywood and giving the Underdog a chance. Come join us!

The Team

The team consists of author Byna Whitlock, director Jacob McGhee of HG Studios in Destin, FL, and producer Joseph Terndrup of Underdog Marketing.

Byna Whitlock is the author of the popular Unbound series. Her work can be found in the download attached to this project as well as her blog (Click Here). Follow her on Twitter: @ZombiesUnbound.

Jake McGhee is the head director of HG Studios (Click Here) located in Destin, FL. He has a background of doing commercials and local business documentaries. The above film trailer is a good example of the quality of his work.

Jacob Directing our Zombie Trailer
Jacob Directing our Zombie Trailer

Joseph Terndrup is the CEO of Underdog Marketing (Click Here). He is an experienced marketer with a team of web/graphic designers also located in Destin, FL.

Where will your money go?

- Purchasing and renting equipment including cameras and lenses.

- Finding places to shoot.

- Creating a community forum that can facilitate voting and idea sharing.

- Paying for team members' time.

- Special Effects and Graphics

- Paying for any insurance, rentals, actors or related expenses.

Conclusion

I appreciate that you took the time to learn about our Kickstarter project. Please consider contributing, and if you can't spare the money, please share this with your movie-loving friends! 

Best Wishes,

Joseph

P.S: Don't forget to pick up your free copy of Unbound: Origins: click here.

Risks and challenges

We don't have any major risks or challenges that we expect would derail the completion of this project. After we raise the funds, we will have all the resources required to carry out the two films.

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    Patron of the Arts!
    Signed Unbound:Origins 5x7 picture art. Hey, that autograph could be worth big bucks someday!

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    Membership: Join the Community!
    1) Get 6 months access to Unbound's Private Vimeo Channel. This includes access to view both zombie films produced by this campaign.
    2) Get the digital downloads of the films created from this project.
    3) Your Vote Counts! Get access to our community forum. This allows you to vote on which ideas are filmed.

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    1) 1 year access: to Unbound's Private Vimeo Channel, including these videos as well as future videos produced by Unbound.
    2) Behind-the-Scenes Access: Get behind the scenes access to each film shoot. You'll get to see everything from a go-pro vantage point of a person actually at the film shoot.
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    This reward gets you everything in the basic membership as well a hard copy DVD for the two zombie films created with this project.

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    1) 1 year access: to Unbound's Private Vimeo Channel, including these videos as well as future videos produced by Unbound.
    2) Behind-the-Scenes Access: Get behind the scenes access to each film shoot. You'll get to see everything from a go-pro vantage point of a person actually at the film shoot.
    3) Web Star: Receive a shout-out on our 11,000 person twitter page as well as have your name added to our contributors page along with a short bio.
    4) Receive a vial of blood taken from the same vat used to create our horrific zombie scenes (U.S. Shipping).
    5) Everything from the Basic Membership.
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    Prop Pillager + Premium Membership
    1) Pillage a prop from one of our short films. You can choose from a severed finger to one of our stage costumes. Own a piece of movie history! First come first serve basis.
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    1) Join us in beautiful Destin, FL for our zombie shoot, and play a zombie inside one of our films.
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Funding period

- (30 days)