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A non profit contemporary horror fan web series, based on the longest running Vertigo/DC comic book Hellblazer.

Hellblazer is an unofficial fan series made by Hellblazer fans. Hellblazer and all related things are property of Vertigo/DC Comics

HELLBLAZER fans around the world who've been waiting for a live action adaptation of Hellblazer it is now time and we need your help for it to happen.

For 24 years Hellblazer has thrilled readers around the planet with its world of magic, supernatural beings, and the occult. We are here to bring that world to reality and adapt the comic to your screens.

WHAT IS HELLBLAZER ABOUT?

Hellblazer is an upcoming contemporary horror web series based on DC/Vertigo’s longest running comic, Hellblazer. Set in a contemporary world of magic and supernatural conflict behind the scenes. The first season of Hellblazer follows John Constantine who learns of an incontrovertible prophecy engraved on a stone dredged up from Hell. Stating that at the winter solstice, a conjuction between nature and super-nature will occur giving birth to a child who will bring destruction. The demon Nergal and the Damnation Army want to fulfill the prophecy with the birth of a child that they can control. An opposing cult called the Resurrection Crusaders also want to fulfill the prophecy to rule the world for "good". They plan to do this by offering one of their members, an old girlfriend of John's named Zed, to mate with an angel. John sees it as bad news for the world if either Nergal or the Crusaders succeed, and he plans to stop them no matter what it takes.

Babylonian god-turned-demon Nergal is one of Constantine's most dangerous enemies.
Babylonian god-turned-demon Nergal is one of Constantine's most dangerous enemies.
Storyboard Art.
Storyboard Art.

WHO IS JOHN CONSTANTINE?

John Constantine is a working class magician, occult detective and con-man,who does morally questionable things, arguably for the greater good. Constantine is known for his endless cynicism, scathing wit, ruthless cunning, and constant chain smoking. A knave counterculture anti-hero. He usually defeats his enemies through tricks, deceit, and misdirection, but often makes more enemies in the process than he defeats. Constantine is also a passionate humanist driven by a sincere desire to do some good in his sinful life, though he is often manipulative and a dangerous person to have as a friend, as the lives and souls of those he befriends become dangerously involved in his misadventures. He was once deemed “The Most Powerful Magician in the World” though struggles to overcome the influence of both heaven and hell over humanity. He pursues a life of sorcery and danger. His motivation has been attributed to an adrenaline addiction that only the strange and mysterious can satisfy.

Character Art.
Character Art.
Storyboard Art.
Storyboard Art.

WHO WE ARE?


MaddMann Films is a passionate team of filmmakers located in Chicago, IL. Our credits include a deep collection of short films, music videos, and one feature film which shows that were very happy to keep making art possible at all costs, and also that we are quite experienced. Our production team includes a group of amazingly talented and professional volunteers, who are happily donating their time, talent, and energies, allowing us to put more of our resources towards what really matters, and that is making this series look and sound amazing for you the fans.

The series will be shot on our RED Epic camera.
The series will be shot on our RED Epic camera.

Were prepared to get started ASAP. We already have our entire creative team ready to go, we have written the 2nd drafts to every episode and are currently under review. There are three writers working together to bring this comic to life the writers are Irina Stepson, Richard Lynch, & Ari Martin. We know how much this series will cost to make, and we will be sure if we do get extra funding to use that money to add even more value towards the series.

WILL OTHER CHARACTERS FROM THE DC/VERTIGO UNIVERSE APPEAR IN THE SERIES, JUST LIKE IN THE COMIC?

Of course! 

Concept art for the very first episode featuring Swamp Thing.
Concept art for the very first episode featuring Swamp Thing.

WHY A WEB SERIES?


We don’t see this web series as a way to get people’s attention and give us a feature film or TV network deal, nowadays a lot of people watch their favorite shows through their computers so creating a web series for people to watch, enjoy repeatedly, and spread to other people is the way to go. Since Hellblazer has so much content through almost 300 issues we figure it is better to create a series than a feature film to be able to showcase the complete mythology of this series.

Be very afraid of hell.
Be very afraid of hell.
Storyboard Art.
Storyboard Art.

HOW DOES KICKSTARTER WORK?

Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform which means if we don’t make our goal of $80,000 by the deadline set you won’t get charged a dime and we don’t get a dime to create this series. Through experiences we know how much this series will cost to produce, to ask you for any less would mean giving you a finished product that doesn't reflect the quality of work YOU signed up for to see. The goal of our campaign is to raise $80,000 the money will not be going to us for us to spend on our personal lives it’s going to the production of the series as far as the series goes this is a very small amount of money to make a series compared to the budget of other series you see on TV. The campaign has a deadline of November 5, 2012. If you decide to help, you pledge whatever you want in exchange you get cool rewards for example a DVD or Blu-Ray of the complete first season, or an HD download of every episode and special features, your name in the credits, a deck of cards, executive producer credit, a t-shirt the list goes on. The more you pledge the better the rewards. Take a look at the column on the right to see what reward you would like. If we make the goal by the deadline date your credit card is charged what you pledged. We get to make the series, you get your rewards and everyone is happy. If we don’t make the goal by the deadline your credit card will not be charged. We get nothing, you don’t get any rewards, and the world will have to wait a few more decades for someone to finally create a great live action series of Hellblazer.

More & more storyboards.
More & more storyboards.

CAN WE EXCEED THE GOAL?

Definitely. $80,000 is the minimum we need to create this series which has complex sets, a lot of special and visual effects. The more money raised over the goal will help make our series look even better than it already is going to be. Higher budget means higher quality of a series which also means higher quality of your rewards, bigger screenings, better cast, better effects, and an even better series.

Design not yet official.
Design not yet official.

WHAT WE NEED THE MONEY FOR?

For a series like we are trying to make it can be quite expensive, there are so many costs involved with doing a project, costs that include production insurance, costumes, crew salaries, legal paperwork, location permits, props, etc. The scale of the project also means we will have to hire additional personnel such as editors and visual effects artists. Every single penny we raise for the project is going to production of the series. The more we raise the bigger the project will be.

CAN WE STILL HELP IF WE CANT DONATE MONEY?

Of course you can, if you would like to see this become a reality but cannot donate please help us by sharing this with everyone and anyone. Spread the word via Twitter/Facebook/Blogs/News Outlets or any other place that more people will find out about our series. So spread the word and let’s get this series funded. Thank you! 

Special thanks to all the artists involved in creating the artwork.
Bob Eisenkolb, Mitch Molyneux, Felipe Massafera, Elfindetodo, Danielle, Anderson Faria, Ransomgetty, Anderson Faria, Juan Gedeon, Michal Ivan, Rodney Buchemi, Shahan Zaidi, Griall B, Cristal Sung, Guilherme Marques, Saad Irfan & Andres Romero.

Hellblazer is an unofficial fan series made by Hellblazer fans. Hellblazer and all related things are property of Vertigo/DC Comics

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are always risks and challenges when taking on a big project. Locations not available, equipment trouble, actors dropping out, weather, etc. We feel we are very ready and up to the challenge. We have a very talented and committed team who cant wait to start getting started with this amazing project.

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    Receive the DVD or Blu-Ray of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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    Receive a 24” x 36” Hellblazer poster and Hellblazer T-shirt, the DVD or Blu-Ray of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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    A 30 minute video chat with any of the cast and crew of your choice, where you can discuss anything. Plus a 24” x 36” Hellblazer poster and Hellblazer T-shirt, the DVD or Blu-Ray of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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    A deck of Hellblazer playing cards, plus a 30 minute video chat with any of the cast and crew of your choice, where you can discuss anything. Plus a 24” x 36” Hellblazer poster and Hellblazer T-shirt, the DVD or Blu-Ray of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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    Receive three tickets to attend the premiere screening here in Chicago of the very first episode of Hellblazer, followed by admission to the after party where you will have a chance to meet and mingle with all the cast and crew (travel expenses not included). A deck of Hellblazer playing cards, plus a 30 minute video chat with any of the cast and crew of your choice, where you can discuss anything. Plus a 24” x 36” Hellblazer poster and Hellblazer T-shirt, the DVD or Blu-Ray of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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    Youll get some awesome props from the show, we will have a list of props on our production site for you guys to choose from, plus receive three tickets to attend the premiere screening here in Chicago of the very first episode of Hellblazer, followed by admission to the after party where you will have a chance to meet and mingle with all the cast and crew (travel expenses not included). A deck of Hellblazer playing cards, plus a 30 minute video chat with any of the cast and crew of your choice, where you can discuss anything. Plus a 24” x 36” Hellblazer poster and Hellblazer T-shirt, the DVD or Blu-Ray of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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    A very special edition Hellblazer cigarette case made exclusively for the show, You’ll also get some awesome props from the show, we will have a list of props on our production site for you guys to choose from, plus receive five tickets to attend the premiere screening here in Chicago of the very first episode of Hellblazer, followed by admission to the after party where you will have a chance to meet and mingle with all the cast and crew (travel expenses not included). A deck of Hellblazer playing cards, plus a 30 minute video chat with any of the cast and crew of your choice, where you can discuss anything. Plus two 24” x 36” Hellblazer posters and two Hellblazer T-shirts, two DVD’s or Blu-Ray’s of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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    Receive a very special edition Hellblazer zippo lighter and cigarette case made exclusively for the show, You’ll also get some awesome props from the show, we will have a list of props on our production site for you guys to choose from, plus receive five tickets to attend the premiere screening here in Chicago of the very first episode of Hellblazer, followed by admission to the after party where you will have a chance to meet and mingle with all the cast and crew (travel expenses not included). A deck of Hellblazer playing cards, plus a 30 minute video chat with any of the cast and crew of your choice, where you can discuss anything. Plus five 24” x 36” Hellblazer posters and five Hellblazer T-shirts, five DVD’s or Blu-Ray’s of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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    – A set visit and will be an extra or play a major role in one of the episodes (travel expenses not included) you’ll also receive an executive producer credit where your name will appear in the credits and IMDB page. Plus a very special edition Hellblazer zippo lighter and cigarette case made exclusively for the show, You’ll also get some awesome props from the show, we will have a list of props on our production site for you guys to choose from, plus receive five tickets to attend the premiere screening here in Chicago of the very first episode of Hellblazer, followed by admission to the after party where you will have a chance to meet and mingle with all the cast and crew (travel expenses not included). A deck of Hellblazer playing cards, plus a 30 minute video chat with any of the cast and crew of your choice, where you can discuss anything. Plus five 24” x 36” Hellblazer posters and five Hellblazer T-shirts, five DVD’s or Blu-Ray’s of the complete first season of Hellblazer, plus the full DVD/Blu-Ray experience without the disc, full High-Definition (1080p or any quality you choose) digital versions of every episode, deleted scenes, and all other special features. An invitation to a special production website full of exclusive updates, production stills, behind the scenes footage, music tracks, live stream events, downloadable content, video clips, a forum for fan input on the series, and much more throughout the production of the series. You’ll also receive the digital production booklet full of concept art, production photos, renderings, and much more, plus we will post your name on our website showcasing the fact that you helped us fuel our production of the series.

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