About this project
Production started in October 2013 and so far we have completed 25 interviews with members of the cast and crew including Kenneth Cranham, Doug Bradley, Simon Bamford, Nicholas Vince, Barbie Wilde, Geoff Portass, Cliff Wallace, Mark Coulier, Little John, Andrew Robinson, Christopher Figg, Robin Vidgeon and many more.....
This project has been self funded by our dedicated team. However we need extra funding so we can get to the USA and interview the American cast and crew - this can't happen without you - we want this project to stay independent and not rely on studio backing. This way we can explore the world of Hellraiser from both a fan and professional film makers point of view. With your help we can get to the USA and create the most extensive Hellraiser and Hellbound documentary that YOU the fans deserve!
USA pledges and supporters approx conversion rates £1 GBP = $1.68 USD
LEVIATHAN has a hard working, committed and professional crew that are dedicated to ensuring that this documentary is the definitive retrospective on Hellraiser and Hellbound.
GARY SMART (WRITER AND PRODUCER)
A lifelong horror fan and especially the Hellraiser movies, Gary Smart co-authored the 2010 book ‘The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead’ with Christian Sellers and Co-Wrote and Illustrated the 2011 documentary ‘MORE BRAINS! A Return to the Living Dead’ produced by Thommy Hutson. Gary is also the co-founder and director of UK based film screening company Cult Film Screenings UK Ltd.
KEVIN MCDONAGH (DIRECTOR)
Kevin McDonagh is a producer and director, known for Lycanthropy (2006), Idol of Evil (2009) and Idol of Evil: Hell Is Forever (2011). Kevin’s newest short film ‘The Eleventh Hour’ has recently been submitted to the Cannes Film Festival.
Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a feature length documentary uncovering the history, making of and unknown details of the making of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II films.
With interviews and testimonies from those most closely involved, we hope to bring a comprehensive insight to these classic cult films.
Following the story of the films from their inception through production to release and the their subsequent lives and growing fan base, we aim to show fans and those less familiar with the films both the technical skills, the creative idea, the symbolism and the legacy of these movies.
Delving deep into the director’s vision and ambitions for the project we’ll be exploring where he came from, where his career had taken him and the inspiration for the story and world he created. We’ll be telling the story of his journey of making them and how close they came to his vision at the time and how he feels about them over 25 years later.
We want to hear how the cast and crew feel now and felt at the time about the idea, the production and the final film when it was completed as well as how they were influenced by the production and Clive and how the films have contributed to their futures.
Through a series of candid interviews, behind the scenes footage, stills and a look at promotional material from the time and the merchandise now available, we will create a truly engaging and informative piece, with a few laughs and a bit of gossip thrown in for good luck.
Risks and challenges
Projects like this rely on the fans; this project is a labour of love and a love letter to both Clive Barker and the countless Hellraiser fans around the world. Without your support this project may not be completed.
Pledges must take into consideration the logistics of producing a 4-hour documentary, our aim is release by November 2014. However we already have over 50 hours of footage and the editing process may impact potential timelines. We also need to consider the final distributor as they may wish to amend the release date of the DVD. If this were the case YOU would be informed straight away and kept up-to-date on the projects production.
The biggest reason for production delays is quite simply that the entire crew have day jobs and other projects, however we have factored that into our delivery estimates.
Please note that international deliveries may take longer due to customs and postage regulations.
We have a dedicated team behind this project and are supported by endless members of the cast and crew. Currently rewards and delivery are expected for November 2014.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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