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By Gina Gomez and Scott Dunn
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 Weird Folk is told in 4 chapters: A teen makes a terrifying discovery on the dark web, a clown stalks a neighborhood, a chiropractor goes through his worst nightmare, and a couple finds themselves in the crosshairs of a killer.

The story is centered on teen Howie Oden who finds out there's a hit on his step-dad on the dark web. When Howie scours the neighborhood for him, he encounters scary clowns, bullies, strange visitors, and dead bodies.

Although Weird Folk takes place on election night 2016, it's not solely about the election and the hysteria associated with it. It's about the horror that humans can inflict on one another. It is about the ugly monster inside us all. We show all sides of the political spectrum and do not skew in any one direction. More importantly, this story is extremely entertaining and will give you some laughs and some chills. Election 2016 was an anomaly and the events that take place in this movie are as well.

 

Teaser Poster
Teaser Poster

 

UPDATE 5/8/17: Scary story YouTube narrator CorpseHusband will have his video featured in our film! If you love scary stories, or CorpseHusband, this is great news! Back our project today!

 

UPDATE 5/5/17: We are excited to announce that actor NICK TURTURRO will join the cast of Weird Folk the Movie as the role of "Grant - The Chiropractor" You may have seen him on BLUE BLOODS, Adam Sandler's THE LONGEST YARD, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY, and NYPD BLUE. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0878155/

Nick Turturro
Nick Turturro

Our previous film, "SCHLEP": 

Link to "SCHLEP" Trailer: 

  

 

Scott Dunn - Writer/Director/Actor
Scott Dunn - Writer/Director/Actor

Scott Dunn grew up in Illinois making films with his friends. He moved out to LA to pursue acting. His first breakout role was in Disney XD's "Kickin' It". He appeared in many shorts and films before switching back to his filmmaking roots. He Directed, Co-Wrote, Co-Produced, Edited, and Acted in Schlep where he was nominated for Best Actor and Breakout Performance at FirstGlance Film Festival. Scott wrote Weird Folk and will wear the many hats he wore in Schlep.

Gina Gomez - Producer/Actor
Gina Gomez - Producer/Actor

Gina Gomez started out as an actor in LA, but shifted to filmmaking with Scott Dunn where she can make great original content. She co-wrote, produced, and acted in Schlep where she was nominated for Best Actress at FirstGlance Film Festival. She will be the main producer in Weird Folk and play a small, but funny role in it.

Aj Young - Director of Photography
Aj Young - Director of Photography

Aj Young started his career in Arizona before completing his degree in cinematography at Columbia College, a prestigious film school in Chicago. Notable films include The Gun Equation, Jesus Bro!, The Watchman's Canoe, and Schlep

He has won multiples awards for his cinematography, including a short that made it into Cannes Shorts festival. In 2013, Aj was selected to appear onstage for the 85th Academy Awards for Team Oscar. To see more of his work, visit: www.ajyoungdp.com.

Rakesh Anderson - Sound Mixer
Rakesh Anderson - Sound Mixer

Rakesh Anderson is a Los Angeles based Sound Recordist and Mixer. He's experienced in many forms of sound engineering, ranging from live sound to recording and mixing on large format consoles to sound for video games. He specializes in location sound mixing and recording.

Rakesh has worked for clients on many types of productions including web series Vanity with Denise Richards, feature film Daddy, and Schlep. To view more of his work visit: www.rakeshanderson.com.

Jennifer Robyn Jacobs
Jennifer Robyn Jacobs

Jennifer Robyn Jacobs is an LA based actress originally from New York. She has appeared in TNT's Franklin & Bash, Sundance 2016's Official Selection of Lucia, Before & After, and Schlep.

Sean McBride
Sean McBride

Sean McBride is an actor originally from Oklahoma. He briefly studied Film and Video Production at Oklahoma City Community College before making the switch to acting. He has appeared in many shorts and made his feature debut as the lovable "Dan" in Schlep.

Every dollar you pledge will be stretched to the max so we can make the best possible film we can. Even the smallest pledges can add up to make a huge difference in helping bring our artistic vision to life...whether that means giving us the opportunity to hire more hands, get more special effects, or incorporate actual election 2016 coverage from news/media publications.

Also, while reaching our goal gets the movie made, every bit of funding above that number broadens our realm of possibility -- it gives us more choices, more creative freedom, and ultimately, it allows us to create a higher quality product for you to enjoy!

Please note that our actual budget may (and probably will) vary from the above graphic based on the amount of money we raise.

HERE'S A GRAPH THAT PUT THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE:

 

SWAG
SWAG

 

Support Diversity! Support #WomeninFilm #AsiansinFilm #LatinosinFilm #Supportindiefilm
Support Diversity! Support #WomeninFilm #AsiansinFilm #LatinosinFilm #Supportindiefilm

 

Schlep Love
Schlep Love

 

Sea Ray 350 Sundancer Boat Ride for One Lucky Person who Pledges $5k or $10K
Sea Ray 350 Sundancer Boat Ride for One Lucky Person who Pledges $5k or $10K

 

 

He wants to say hi
He wants to say hi

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Design By Jeremy Hawkins
Design By Jeremy Hawkins

 To view our PRESS articles, please visit weirdfolkmovie.weebly.com 

Or, click on the following links:

FOLLOW MAGAZINE: http://www.followmagazine.online/blog/2017/5/11/supportindiefilm

FILM COURAGE: http://filmcourage.com/2017/05/10/horror-comedy-election-night-2016-q-weird-folk-writerdirector-scott-dunn/

FILM COURAGE: http://filmcourage.com/2017/05/08/election-night-2016-unsettling-misadventures-various-residents-election-night-weird-folk-suburban-horror-comedy/

THE BLOOD-SHED: http://www.theblood-shed.com/weird-folk-horror-comedy-election-night-2016-can-help-make-happen/

DREAD CENTRAL: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/226842/last-years-presidential-election-serves-basis-upcoming-horror-movie-weird-folk/

MORBIDLY BEAUTIFUL: http://morbidlybeautiful.com/support-weird-folk/

HORROR GEEK LIFE: http://horrorgeeklife.com/2017/05/05/weird-folk-kickstarter/

HORROR BLOGGERS ALLIANCE: http://horrorbloggeralliance.blogspot.com/2017/05/weird-folk-suburban-horror-comedy.html

SIX STRINGS: http://www.jmhdigital.com/2017/05/weird-folk-suburban-horror-comedy.html

MORE HORRORhttp://www.morehorror.com/Weird-Folk-horror-comedy-to-make-America-weird-again

PROMOTE HORRORhttp://promotehorror.com/2017/04/26/indie-film-weird-folk-set-on-election-night-2016/

POP HORRORhttp://www.pophorror.com/horror-comedy-weird-folk-where-were-you-on-election-night/

MORBIDLY BEAUTIFULhttp://morbidlybeautiful.com/weird-folk-snuff-photo-contest/

TURNABOUT MEDIAhttp://www.turnaboutmedia.com/films/first-glance-at-firstglance-schlep/

More press articles coming soon...

We will immediately dive into pre-production to finalize cast, locations, and get additional crew members during June and July. We also love rehearsing with our cast like it's a play so we'll squeeze in some sessions. We'll begin filming in August 2017 on a 10-day shoot schedule with 2 additional pick up days. It's a tight schedule, but we shot our last film in 6 days so we are used to the hustle. We're shooting on a 4k camera that does well in low-light to guarantee high quality HD footage. Our core team has worked together before, so we're a well-oiled machine. 

All updates and announcements will be made on our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts @WeirdFolkMovie. Follow us!

If you have any questions, want more information, please contact us at folkweird@gmail.com. 

Risks and challenges

The minimum goal of $47,000 is to raise our production budget. If we reach that goal we have a few stretch goals to take us through post-production and through our deliverables/festival phases. There is a possible investor for our project, but it is too early to rely on that.

In the event that we only reach the production budget goal, we have a back up plan to edit the film and take a rough cut of it to investors to finance post-production. Through our filmmaking experience and recent connections we have made, we are confident that Weird Folk will be a high quality and entertaining film - and made on schedule.

We will keep everyone up to date through production, post-production, and distribution phases of Weird Folk.

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