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We have 25 UK interviews in the can & behind the scenes footage, we now require support to complete production and post-production
We have 25 UK interviews in the can & behind the scenes footage, we now require support to complete production and post-production
216 backers pledged £16,395 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.67

    Are you a Hellraiser? support our project for just £1 and help us on our way to our target.

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    You’ve found the box! Pledge £5 to help us reach our goal, and we'll make sure to tweet out a special thanks for your support! (Be sure to send us your Twitter handle.)

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    The temptation to play is too much! Pledge £10 and we'll make absolute sure our thanks to you is noticed: we'll not only tweet about it, we'll also give you a special thanks on our website and facebook page! (Make sure you follow us)

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    A disciple of Leviathan! Want YOUR name featured as a ‘thank you’ on the closing credits of Leviathan: The story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II? Plus a photo of you featured in the bonus feature ‘friends of Leviathan’ then just pledge £15 and if the campaign is successful please send us a high-res photo of yourself to be included in the 'thank you' feature.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $33

    The box transforms! Pledge £20 or more and you'll get: a shout out on Twitter, thanks on our website and facebook page and a rolled, 12"x18" poster of the final Leviathan DVD cover designed by legendary UK poster artist Graham Humphreys (Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, Return of the Living Dead).

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    A copy of Levitahan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II on DVD featuring bonus features (please note: bonus features may be subject to change)

    Leviathan Bonus Features:
    - Extended Interviews
    - Outtakes
    - Trailers and Promos
    - Gallery of art featured in the doc by Doug and Jessica
    - The Toy Maker, inside the Lament Configuration with Simon Sayce
    - The sequels and their legacy with Paul Kane and Gary Smart
    - a brief look at Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth featuring Stephen Jones
    - the art of Clive Barker with Russell Cheerington
    - Behind the scenes of Leviathan gallery
    - Behind the scene galleries from the archives of Geoff Portass, Stuart Conran, John Cormican, Beverly Pond-Jones and Stephen Jones

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    Limited Leviathan shirts - sold out via Leviathan site - now available as pledges... these are great for fans and can ship at the end of July (please let us know your size once campaign is completed)

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    The Doctor is in! Pledge £40 for the Shirt and DVD combo - received a limited edition Leviathan t-shirt as soon as campaign is a success (please let us know your size) and a copy of Leviathan on DVD once it is released.

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    You’ve solved the box! Pledge £50 or more and you'll get: a shout out on Twitter, thanks on our website and facebook page, a rolled, 12"x18" poster of the final Leviathan DVD cover designed by legendary UK poster artist Graham Humphreys (Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, Return of the Living Dead) and a copy of Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II on DVD when it is released.

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    The walls start to come apart, blue lights appear! Pledge £75 or more and you'll get: a shout out on Twitter, thanks on our website and facebook page, a rolled, 12"x18" poster of the final Leviathan DVD cover designed by legendary UK poster artist Graham Humphreys (Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, Return of the Living Dead) and a copy of Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II on DVD when it is released signed by the writers and producers and one of the Cenobites (either Barbie Wilde, Nicholas Vince or Simon Bamford) (autographs only, not personalised).

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    Your darkest desires! Pledge £100 or more and you'll get: a shout out on Twitter, thanks on our website and facebook page, a rolled, 12"x18" poster of the final Leviathan DVD cover designed by legendary UK poster artist Graham Humphreys (Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, Return of the Living Dead) and a copy of Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II on DVD when it is released signed by the writers and producers, Makeup Artists Geoff Portass and Roy Puddefoot and one of the Cenobites (either Barbie Wilde, Nicholas Vince or Simon Bamford) (autographs only, not personalised).
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    BE CREDITED ON THE DOCUMENTARY AS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (please note: this does not entitle the pledgee creative control, or rights to percentage profits/royalties) you will also received an IMDB credit and a copy of the DVD

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    The Cenobites are here! Pledge £175 or more and you'll get: a shout out on Twitter, thanks on our website and facebook page, a rolled, 12"x18" poster of the final Leviathan DVD cover designed by legendary UK poster artist Graham Humphreys (Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, Return of the Living Dead) and a copy of Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II on DVD when it is released signed by the writers and producers Makeup Artists Geoff Portass and Roy Puddefoot and ALL THREE of the Cenobites Barbie Wilde, Nicholas Vince and Simon Bamford (autographs only, not personalised) and a THANK YOU with your name featured on the Documentary closing credits.

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    Pleasure or Pain! Pledge £350 or more and you'll get: a shout out on Twitter, thanks on our website and facebook page, a rolled, 12"x18" poster of the final Leviathan DVD cover designed by legendary UK poster artist Graham Humphreys (Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, Return of the Living Dead) and a copy of Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II on DVD when it is released signed by the writers and producers Makeup Artists Geoff Portass and Roy Puddefoot and ALL THREE of the Cenobites Barbie Wilde, Nicholas Vince and Simon Bamford (autographs only, not personalised) and a THANK YOU with your name featured on the Documentary closing credits. AND A FRANK TEASER POSTER (A3) SIGNED BY 25 MEMBERS OF THE CAST AND CREW!!!!! Including Doug Bradley, Simon Bamford, Barbie Wilde, Nicholas Vince, Kenneth Cranham, Geoff Portass, Robin Vidgeon, Oliver Smith and many more....

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    Order of the Gash! Pledge £1000 or more and YOU WILL ALSO BE CREDITED ON THE DOCUMENTARY AS ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (please note: this does not entitle the pledgee creative control, however pledgee will receive a legal binding contract percentage rights)

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