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A quiet weekend in the country turns into a bloody nightmare for five friends as they are stalked and terrorized by a monstrous killer.
A quiet weekend in the country turns into a bloody nightmare for five friends as they are stalked and terrorized by a monstrous killer.
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Kickstarter is a crowdfunding…

What the heck is crowdfunding?

It’s when many people (backers) give small amounts of $$$ that add up.  Kickstarter is a website that facilitates these donations through Amazon.com.

We set a goal and a time limit to reach it.  You pick a reward level (see sidebar) and pledge an amount.  If we hit our target (or exceed it!) then your credit card will be charged.  We'll collect the funds via Amazon payments and you get your gift.  If we fall short of our goal you won't be charged.  It's all or nothing.

What is this movie about?

The Housesitter, Part 1 of the of the The Demons Cross Saga, is the story of a struggle between two covert and ruthless powers. "The Trust", an elite secret society emanating from within a prestigious New England university and El Jefe, the shadowy figure behind Mexico's most powerful drug cartel.  While the power behind The Trust may be older and reach further, El Jefe has one important element on his side.  His enemies know less about him than he does about them.  The central character Susan, is from a family steeped in the traditions of The Trust, a tradition which she rejects.  However, in spite of her scorn she and her friends are not safe from the crossfire of this clandestine warand find themselves being stalked and terrorized by a monstrous killer.

Where's the money going?

The film is shot.  We wrapped on production September 10th and we are in post production now.  Right now the film is being edited, after that comes music, sound effects and a few finishing touches then were ready to show.

Who are you?

My name is Thomas Ascenzi.  I live in Greenwich, CT but I was born and raised in Oswego, NY.  I'm a published poet, a screenwriter and filmmaker.  My first job in the film industry was craft service.  I got as far as associate producer before I started focusing on my own projects.  The Housesitter is my first feature film.

Okay, you didn't do it all alone?

Of course not!  This is a collaboration of many talented people.   I spent months running lines and tweeking the script with the cast.  Nearly all of them were first-time actors yet they all behaved like professionals.  Whenever I needed more, they gave it and happily as well.  Of course the project really began to take off when Pablo Bonelli came on as Producer.  He and Juan Pabon, the Director of Photography collaborated with me on every framed and action.  Helio Abdal is credited as the Gaffer but in truth he had to turn 3 separate departments into a one man job.  A job he did astonishingly well.  John Smith, the art director, turned our pennies into real sets with vision and creativity.  We were all very fortunate to have come together on The Housesitter and it will lead to many more projects in the future.  However, there is no one person that was more important to this production than my father Robert Ascenzi.  He funded the production which, in and of itself is an amazing gift.  More than that he had faith in me.  He believed in this project, this trilogy, its vision and that we could make it a reality.  Now we just need to give it the finishing touch it deserves.

Okay, I am in, so now what?

First off...THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

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