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About

 

Emma, a college student with a crippling fear of clowns, must come face to face with her worst fear when a clown that has been terrorizing the town promises to kill her.

Clowns, ice cream men, blood, neon lights, and balloons await!
Clowns, ice cream men, blood, neon lights, and balloons await!

This clown gives a balloon to each his victims with the exact time and date he's going to kill them written on it. After receiving one herself, Emma realizes that she has two days left to live, and must fight against the clock to find a way to survive.

May 31st. 2:31 AM. Two days until attack.
May 31st. 2:31 AM. Two days until attack.

The film is based on a short film we did called The Clown Statue (based on my favorite urban legend!) that has since gained a cult following online and has won awards at film festivals nationwide!

For this movie, I've pulled inspiration from every corner of the horror genre, which I am a huge fan of! It would best be described as a haunted house/creature feature hybrid. I had someone describe it as an "Americana nightmare" and an "electric circus". Which I LOVE, and I think describes the film perfectly.

I love horror movies, and I LOVE scary clowns! So you can imagine how upset I was to find out how few scary clown movies actually exist. So I wrote my own and set out on a crazy journey to bring the next great clown movie to life!

"aaaaaand ACTION ON CLOWN FEET!"
"aaaaaand ACTION ON CLOWN FEET!"

After six months writing and perfecting the script, I left my Nashville home and met our crew out in Los Angeles to shoot the movie! The production was chugging along and we were getting amazing footage! Then, on the last day and a half of shooting, one of our key locations caught on fire just minutes before we arrived (thanks to the good ol' California drought). The best choice for our movie creatively, logistically, and safety-wise was to halt production.

Shooting the opening sequence
Shooting the opening sequence

I returned home, we edited the film, and we figured out exactly what we needed to complete it (we have 90% of the film done!). In addition, we had the rare opportunity to be able to see our movie and write some amazing new scenes to make it even better! Now we need your help to finish it!

We have the budget left over to shoot what we had originally intended. The trick is getting a new production up and running again, and paying to shoot the newly written scenes. Things like re-renting the camera equipment, paying the cast and crew, and paying location fees again cost a lot! All of this gets broken up into:

So join the team, get your copy of the movie, and be a driving force in making the next great clown movie a reality!

 Brittany Belland plays Emma - With over a dozen films under her belt, Ohio-born Brittany Belland was more than excited to tackle the role of Emma: the story's protagonist who must race against the clock after learning that she will be killed by her greatest fear in two days' time. With her incredible dramatic abilities and attention to detail and nuance, Belland breathes an extra dimension of life and character into the extremely intense and demanding character.

Eric Corbin plays Ribcage the Clown - LA actor Eric Corbin blew everyone away during auditions, bringing a sense of athleticism and ferocity to the character that nobody expected. Pulling from movie monsters throughout the years, Corbin truly built this creature from the ground up. In the end, he delivers a performance quite unlike anything you've seen before. Strong, animalistic, and inhuman Corbin makes Ribcage the Clown something to truly be feared.

Monica Baker plays Heather - Michigan-native Monica Baker works as an actress and voice actress in Los Angeles. Baker plays Heather, Emma's big-mouthed, sweet-as-sugar-but-tough-as-nails best friend. When things begin to go downhill and Emma locks up with fear, Heather pushes her to move forward whether it's for better or for worse.

Sean Patrick Murray plays Jonah - Emma and Heather's other partner in crime, Jonah, is played by Sean Patrick Murray, a Los Angeles based actor and producer. Jonah is sarcastic but totally down to Earth. However, (without spoiling anything) Emma quickly realizes that if she doesn't come up with a plan, her life might not be the only one at risk.

Burt Culver plays Mr. Randal - Seattle native Burt Culver has appeared in over 40 TV shows and movies since his move to LA in 2012 (including a guest role in Criminal Minds). Culver plays Mr. Randal, the father of the clown's first victim. Out for revenge, he latches onto Emma. Insisting that he protect her, for better or for worse.

Tom Seidman plays Pops - Seidman is truly a Hollywood veteran, having worked as a producer and an assistant director for over thirty years on films such as Dead Poets Society, Reds, and Ordinary People. Though he has always been an actor at heart. Seidman plays Pops, a local ice cream man who, while working with the police, starts to suspect there might be more than meets the eye with the case.

Johnjay Fitih plays The Town Sheriff - British actor Johnjay Fitih plays the town Sheriff, who very quickly becomes the clown's favorite puppet.

Caitlin Rigney plays Meghan - New York theatre actress Caitlin Rigney plays Meghan, Mr. Randal's daughter who haunts him in more ways than one after her gruesome death.

My favorite aspect of filmmaking is collaborating with other artists, fans, creatives, and craftspeople alike. So I would love for you to join our team! I'll be keeping a running blog here on Kickstarter with exclusive behind the scenes pictures, videos, vlogs, and more! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

So join the process, reach out, talk to us! This has already been an amazing ride and we can't wait to finish it with you onboard!

Shooting in the bathroom of an ice cream shop at 4AM. Filmmaking is such an crazy and fun adventure and we want you to join us!
Shooting in the bathroom of an ice cream shop at 4AM. Filmmaking is such an crazy and fun adventure and we want you to join us!

Risks and challenges

Filmmaking is always a complicated and involved process with room for many unforeseen problems (trust us). However, with our amazing team, I know we'll overcome any problems that arise in a creative and effective way. Should anything happen that hampers production or the shipping of the rewards we'll let you know immediately! You're part of the team now!

And if another fire comes our way you can BET we'll fight it off with our BARE HANDS!!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch…)

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