STRETCH GOAL: $55K!
We are so grateful to everyone that has donated so far to help us reach our goal. With additional funds we can take our Visual Effects detailing and Sound Design work to the next level of total realism and add in some of our "wish list" shots for our title character. If we hit our goal we'll premiere a small clip of finished Spider exclusively for our backers as soon as we have a pass completed so you can see the amazing work being done and judge for yourself! You're a HUGE part of this journey and we're very excited to have you on board.
Your friend in suspense,
Hi I'm Micah, I've spent over 10 years of my life working on this movie and we really need your help to be able to finish visual effects, sound and music so we can finally release the movie.
Our story shares the emotional experience of a family and celebrates strong women in a way that ultimately reinforces appreciating those closest to us.
By supporting us you're helping to ensure that interesting character-driven films get made outside the studio system. We need your generous support to make it to the finish line.
Please help us.
This film has been not only my dream but many other talented people have put a lot of energy and time into this and we need your help in donating and spreading the word.
We've created some cool prizes such as artwork designed by famous poster artist Matthew Peak. Check it out!
- Micah Gallo
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"“Fear Spins Its Web” in Creepy Trailer for New Spider-Centric Horror Film ITSY BITSY"
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We invited Matthew Joseph Peak to create a hand-painted poster, so we could offer you an amazing reward for helping out!
Legendary artist Matthew Peak (Nightmare on Elm Street) in his studio working on Itsy Bitsy poster design. Now, for the price of a late night pizza, you can own first hand a signed special edition poster. Support our project, order it now.
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A Itsy tiny Bitsy help can be amazing!
Itsy Bitsy marries the high concept fun of a film reminiscent of Jaws with the edgy character drama of a film like The Exorcist.
At the center of our film is a woman (Elizabeth Roberts) running from her past. Her physical fight is with the creature, her battle inside is ambivalence towards what her life has become versus pure love of her children.
Elizabeth Roberts was cast for her natural style and believable edge.
Elizabeth plays "Kara" a single mom, who moves from New York City to the quiet rural countryside, with her two young children "Jesse" (Arman Darbo) and "Cambria" (Chloe Perrin).
It’s a job opportunity she can’t afford to turn down. Kara works as a private nurse to "Walter" (Bruce Davison), a man stricken with multiple sclerosis, an appraiser of rare antiquities with a secretive past. The family moves into his humble guesthouse.
Her teenage son, "Jesse" (Arman Darbo) is most unhappy being a 14 year old boy in this new place. Losing his friends and moving to the middle of nowhere hasn’t made his job of looking after his little sister, "Cambria" (Chloe Perrin) who's 7 years old any easier. Doom precedes them, "Ahkeeba" (Treva Etienne) a shady international associate of Walter, has brought with him a mysterious relic of ancient origin.
The relic contains more than just legends. Inside is a terrifying creature, a terrifying cave Spider unlike the modern world has ever seen. Walter’s associate encounters a run in with a local sheriff played by genre veteran actor Denise Crosby.
Itsy Bitsy is an old-school creature film with a terrifying giant spider at the center, but the movie is about more than just about arachnid horror. Kara will have to deal with her internal and familial struggles while saving everyone from becoming spider food.
It’s as much a story about people and family as it is about an eight-legged monster. Mixing an emotionally charged character drama with chilling scares, Itsy Bitsy is a movie you’ll be haunted by for years to come.
Maybe you’re not scared of spiders now, but when you see our nightmare that we’ve affectionately dubbed Itsy coming after you, well, you might quickly find yourself stricken with arachnophobia.
Itsy Bitsy’s giant spider was brought to life with the help of special effects master Dan Rebert, whose models, prosthetics, and FX design have been featured in True Blood, Stargate SG-1, and James Gunn’s Slither.
Instead of just using computer graphics Itsy Bitsy went the classic route, paying tribute to old monster movies from the 80s and earlier by employing practical effects. Our spider is an original creation and is actually in the room with the actors as opposed to made on a green screen after filming.
Not only do we think this is a nice nod to some of our favorite classic films but there’s a special sort of chill you’ll feel watching this spider creep and terrorize that you just can’t get with computer graphics.
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PLEASE HELP US, EVERY BIT COUNTS.
HUGE THANK YOU FOR ANDY DICK, WHOS HELPING US TO PROMOTE OUR PROJECT. FOLLOW OUR FELLOW @ANDSYDICKSY ON TWITTER.
This is the story of what happened when our friend Andy Dick decided to "play" the spider on a motion capture stage
Writer/director Micah Gallo is a longtime veteran of the film industry, mostly involved in postproduction, editing, and visual effects. In recent years, Micah has transitioned into creating and bringing to life his own stories.
His directorial credits include the short horror films Wick and Massacre Lake, both of which have been honored with awards from festivals such as the Sacramento Horror Film Festival, the International Cinematographers Guild, and the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.
Micah has been a horror fan for all his life. Itsy Bitsy, his first feature film, is a scary story he’s dreamed of telling for more than a decade. He’s very close to making his dream a reality, but he needs your help.
Risks and challenges
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It’s been a lot of work and a crazy journey, but Itsy Bitsy is almost complete. With all of the movie shot and finished the film now has to go through the costly process of postproduction, which includes editing, sound design, and coloring, just to name a few. Having been a postproduction specialist before Micah knows the importance of these processes and the hard work that goes into them. After that comes costs associated with film festivals, distribution, and other things to make sure as many people as possible see (and are terrified by) Itsy Bitsy.
This movie has been more than a decade in the making and it’s so close to being finished. Micah and the creative team just need a little bit of your help to make it happen.
Please join us in finishing up the journey and share our love for classic horror movies and creature features and support independent film, young filmmakers, and, of course, Itsy Bitsy.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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