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Lee AlbrightBy Lee Albright
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Lee AlbrightBy Lee Albright
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About

THE JERSEY DEVIL LEGEND
Sitting in the epicenter of our nation’s most densely populated region is a million square acre wilderness area known as the Pine Barrens.
Composed of cedar rivers, sand roads, scrub oak and pine trees, this remote region of South Jersey is said to be the ancestral home of the Jersey Devil, an enduring creature from New Jersey folklore.
As legend has it, soon after being born a normal baby boy in 1735, the thirteenth child of Mother Leeds transformed into a creature with a snake-like body, feet of a deer and the wings of a bat. After growing to the size of a small human in a matter of minutes, the beast let out a hellacious screech then flew up the chimney and into the annals of New Jersey folklore.
Thousands of sightings of the beast have occurred since 1735 and thousands of scary stories have since been told about The Jersey Devil while sitting around campfires in the Pine Barrens. Yet no one has made a successful theatrical feature film of this legend.
Our production company Albright Films, hopes to change all that.

OUR MISSION
Albright Films, has the following goal in mind:
In order to raise the production budget for the theatrical version of our project, we would first, like to produce a two-minute theatrical 'teaser'.
The teaser would act as a stepping stone to the full-length feature. By showcasing the teaser at private screenings we hope to to raise the remaining production capital for the theatrical version of the film.
Producing a teaser has other advantages as well.
It creates a groundswell of interest in the project.
A grass roots campaign supported through Kickstarter allows even the smallest contributor to say "Hey, I'm in the movie business!"
As word of the production spreads through Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, etc. a growing audience is produced.
Instant bragging rights are given to the 8.5 million residents of New Jersey who can now say, "They're finally gonna make a good movie about our Jersey Devil."

ACCOMPLISHING THE MISSION
"Mix the best with the best and hope for the best."

Albright Films has put together a first-class production team.
Our Director Lee Albright and Co-writer Skip Rose wrote the true-to-life screenplay which has gone on to receive two five-star reviews on its amazon website. A link to same appears on our website @ www.thejerseydevilmovie.com.
Our producer Jason VanVleet has produced and directed three feature-length movies including the 'Bratz' franchise.
Our special effects team consists of Martin Davey, a computer wizard from London. Martin has created computer generated images for the films The Tale of Despereaux, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and The Golden Compass.
Brian Penikas, our pratical effects guru and project director of Makeup and Monsters in Chatsworth California, has produced special effects for such films a Jeepers Creepers, Batman, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Our production company also has the assistance of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission and the Township of Mullica where the teaser will be filmed.
Albright Films will use Screen Actors Guild (SAG) talent for the teaser.
The film will be shot with a digital cinema camera with post production handled in the digital domain and released on DVD and 35mm film.

THE TEASER
The teaser will consist of a dramatic scene pulled from the original screenplay.
Set in the small town of Chatsworth New Jersey (affectionately known as the Capital of the Pines) the interplay between two main characters will reveal the essence of the film. At the same time the beauty and vastness of the Pine Barrens will be exposed to audiences for the first time..
A thunderous musical soundtrack will accompany the stunning widescreen visuals.
As The Jersey Devil surveys his wilderness domain from the air, Albright films has developed a proprietary aerial filming technique which will have audiences holding onto their seats as the teaser unfolds. An early beta version of this technique is seen in our video.
The first showing for the teaser will take place in a state-of-the-art theater in South Jersey. A private screening for VIPs, press, etc. will provide the official launch of the project.

FINAL THOUGHTS
It has been a lifelong dream to produce a feature film based on New Jersey's most famous legend.
It's time for audiences be presented with an old-fashioned, high-energy story which stays true to the legend.
I'd like you all to share in my dream and become grass roots supporters of this project.
Thank you.
Lee Albright
Writer/Director

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