$0.00 pledged of $8,000 goal
backers
By Matthew Baker
$0.00 pledged of $8,000 goal
backers

About

(video coming soon)

=My Vision=
My goal is simple: I want to create a human-drama film set against the backdrop of the zombie apocalypse.

Why?

Well, because I love zombies, but I don’t want to repeat what others have already done in the genre. There are countless zombie flicks out there right now, but many of them lack a true emotional connection with the characters that are in them. I can’t tell you how many movies I’ve seen where I lost interest quickly because I didn’t have any emotional ties to the characters. How can I care about someone to whom I can’t relate?

So I want to make a film where the main character is an every-man, a regular guy off the street who is put into a horrific situation and tries to cope with it the best he can. Unfortunately, his actions (how he deals with the situation) will ultimately determine whether or not the human race survives.

=The Plot=
Severed is the story of Markus Pendleton, a soldier struggling to cope with the loss of his family and one of the last surviving members of the human race. Several years have passed since zombies overran the planet. Now, small pockets of humanity fight to stay alive in barricaded camps or farms.

Pendleton’s wife and daughters disappeared a year ago during a zombie attack. While most people believe they are dead or worse, Pendleton holds on to the hope that they are still alive. It is this hope that keeps him going every day.

And hope might be on the horizon for humanity as well. Scientists among the farms have developed infection-resistant fetuses, bioengineered human beings that are not susceptible to zombie bites or fluids. Over thirty-thousand fetuses reside in hidden vaults underneath the farms. These three farms have become the three most important locations on the planet.

When a massive zombie horde is spotted heading towards their farm, Pendleton and a small group of soldiers are dispatched to guard an entry-point in a remote section of the exterior wall. Reinforcements are on the way from Command, but it will take several days for them to arrive. Pendleton and his comrades must guard the gate at all costs.

A freak accident after the group’s arrival at the gate leaves Pendleton cut off from the farm and guarding a massive hole in the wall…alone. With the zombie horde bearing down on him, Pendleton must fight off sleep-deprivation, starvation, and even his own mind in order to keep the zombies from reaching the farm. But when Pendleton realizes his wife and daughters might be somewhere in the horde, he must confront a horrifying reality in order to save the human race…

=Funds=

Your donations will primarily go to funding the construction of the wall. The majority of this film will take place on and around the wall itself, therefore a working barricade complete with gate and walkways will have to be constructed. The estimated cost of the wall will be between $5,000 and $7,000. Once filming is complete, the wall will be dismantled and the usable lumber will be kept for future set constructions.

The majority of the rest of the funds will go to purchasing costumes, props, make-up (we will have MANY zombies therefore the make-up expense could potentially be quite large), and lighting. Anything left over will go to marketing and after-effects.

Thanks

I can’t express my gratitude enough in words, so I hope the offered rewards will help to do so. YOU, the fans, are the true moving force behind all movies. And it is fans like YOU that movies like mine are aimed towards. As a fan myself, I feel like I can do this project justice and simply want the opportunity to try.

THANK YOU!!!

I hope to be sending you DVDs of Severed soon.

-Scott Baker
Co-founder of Shattered Mind Studios
www.shatteredmindstudios.com
msbaker@shatteredmindstudios.com

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Our eternal gratitude and your name mentioned in the Special Thanks part of the credits.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    All of the above, PLUS a signed movie poster of the Severed cast and crew.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    All of the above, PLUS a Special Edition DVD of Severed once it is finished.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    All of the above, PLUS a Shattered Mind Studios T-shirt.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    All of the above, PLUS your name listed as an Executive Producer in the opening credits sequence of Severed.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All of the above, PLUS the opportunity to attend an exclusive wrap-party with the cast and crew of Severed (travel and hotel accommodations not included).

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (45 days)