Master Horror director Stuart Gordon, brilliant actor Jeffrey Combs and inspired screenwriter Dennis Paoli - the team that brought you From Beyond and Re-Animator - team up again to bring you a brand new feature film - NEVERMORE
The incredible Jeffrey Combs stars as Edgar Allan Poe, haunted by spirits of the dead and the imp of the perverse as he attempts one last recitation of The Raven to save himself from a life of crushing poverty and soul destroying alcoholism. The screenplay is adapted from the script for the stage play Nevermore - which ran in Los Angeles and toured the country to sold out houses and great acclaim. A selection of reviews and articles: Los Angeles Times, Shock Till You Drop, The Batimore Sun and Fear Net.
NEVERMORE is set in 1848, a year after the death of Poe's beloved wife Virginia (and a year before his own.) He had become internationally famous as the author of 'The Raven' and his 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.' But his fame did not provide fortune and so he was constantly seeking financial security and respect from the literary establishment.
This is Poe in his own words. Our text is taken from his letters and essays and we have based our evening on reviews and reports of his actual appearances. Our goal is to present a sense of the fascinating man behind the poetry and brilliant tales, a man who could be his own worst enemy, and whose life was even more bizarre and tragic than his strangest story.
The film will expand on the stage play by dramatizing some of Poe's most famous works, including The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart and Annabel Lee.
Nevermore will be presented with period sets and costumes true to the era including gas lamp lighting.
Some of our incredible incentives:
Thank you to:
The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston - www.bostonpoe.org
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum of Richmond - www.poemuseum.org
The Baltimore Ravens - http://www.baltimoreravens.com
Ama Reeves - http://www.amaleaphoto.com
Alan Hynes - http://alanhynes.com
Anchor Bay - http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com
Mark Redfield - http://www.poeforevermore.com
The Morgan Library - http://www.themorgan.org
Risks and challenges
Producing a period drama for $375,000 will be challenging to say the least, but we have an experienced team who have had great success at all levels of production, some at even lower budgets than this. We promise that every penny will appear on the screen, and that the finished film will look as if it cost many times its actual budget.
We feel that it is time for a serious film about this great American writer and capturing Jeffrey Combs definitive portrayal for all time is our ultimate goal.
This would be a very hard sell at a studio but thanks to Kickstarter we now have a viable new funding source. We believe 100% in this project and are thrilled to be able to bypass traditional financing completely and take this project straight to YOU - our faithful audience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter