Thank you from Doug & David!
I don't even know where to start. I am so humbled and grateful to all of you for enabling my dream of playing Count Orlok in NOSFERATU to indeed come true, thanks to all of you faithful backers of this Kickstarter campaign. Saying "thank you" will never convey the depth of gratitude I feel for all of your support, both financially and emotionally as you share in the passion of this "remix," breathing today's technology into this classic tale. My only hope now, as pre-production begins, is that I can make you, and the memory of Max Schreck proud, as we honor the original 1922 masterpiece together.
A long time ago, a group of young German filmmakers set out to shoot a strange and ambitious film. Working on a very low budget, they maximized their use of time and space, and pushed the limits of their own artistry and technology of the time. The year was 1921, and the film was Nosferatu. I've always loved these stories about a group of talented artists on a mission – no limousines, fancy parties or magazine covers required. Because as it was for F.W. Murnau; it’s not about the acclaim; it’s about the story, the characters, and most importantly above all the audience.
I find it odd when you watch movie awards shows that winners always thank agents and managers, but not the audience – the very reason they’re getting the award in the first place! But that’s exactly what I want to do right now, I want to thank you personally for what’s to become a great relationship in making a film together.
Soon we’ll be beginning pre-production on the film, and we want to make sure you stay part of the team. It will be slow at first with script revisions and drafts – storyboards and shot planning. Then it will really pick up as we shoot the film, and then long and steady as we meticulously assemble it both in editing and VFX. But we’ll be sure to show you what we’re up to as we forge along. So again, my truest gratitude and thanks to everyone who backed us. I know money is not easy to part with, especially on blind trust. I want you to know I really understand that, and am actually in absolute awe of it. And so we promise to take great care to be as practical as possible, while still making the most terrifying yet beautiful Nosferatu we are all dreaming of.