Sex, Drugs, Violence, Murder, Revenge, Life, Death, Pain, Suffering, Lust, Greed, Salvation, Redemption &...ZOMBIES!
The Reunion is the culmination of 5 years of work by the various creative minds involved. The idea was simple: to create an "urban" horror film that would go far beyond the typical independent zombie movie. We believe that we have created an intelligent, funny, terrifying and often poignant story that warps the ideas of what we consider an "indie horror" film.
The Reunion is a crime thriller built into a horror movie. It's Dawn of the Dead meets The Wire.
The story revolves around Braxton, Ben & Felix, three friends who end up in the drug trade. When Ben is sent to jail, Braxton decides to call it quits and become an honest businessman.
Years later, Ben is released early and threatens to destroy everything Braxton has built. With no choice, Braxton enacts a plan to "deal" with his former friends and business partners. But before he can take action all hell breaks loose, literally.
Now the former friends must work together to stay alive against an onslaught of the walking dead.
The Reunion is so fortunate to have such a stellar cast of both known actors and rising stars.
Kirk Ponton leads the cast as Braxton, the cold and calculating businessman who will stop at nothing to protect his family. Kirk a natural born actor first found fame in the critically acclamied film "The City Is Mine", for which garnered him a best actor nomination at the ABFF. Kirk was recently named one of 2012's Top Black Actors for his starring role in The Velvet Elvis.
Michael Markiewicz plays Ben, the ex-friend and business partner who's motives are a mystery. Michael's sheer physical presence is dwarfed only by his immense acting talent and intensity. An actor by profession Michael is poised to be the next Tom Hardy. He can be seen in the new hit reality show Forever Young.
Raine Brown lights up the screen as Jen, Ben's devious and unstable girlfriend who threatens to destroy the two friends. Raine is among the most well known "Scream Queens" working today. With over 43 movies under her belt, the classically trained actress brings Shakespearean talent to down and dirty productions.
Ronnie Armani brings his own brand of natural charisma and acting talent to the role of Felix, ex-drug dealer turned man of God. The son of a former New York City Metropolitan Opera acrobatical dancer, theatrics is in his blood. Ronnie can be seen next in the upcoming feature film "Mersey Boys" based on the best selling book.
Let's not forget the real stars of the movie...the zombies. Lots and lots of zombies!
When it comes to a zombie movie, you live or die by your effects. That is why we called in world famous, special effects and make-up wizard Doug Sakmann to design and execute our special brand of undead goodness.
Doug, who cut his teeth in the trenches of Troma Entertainment, brought his years of expertise and his merry band of misfits from Backseat Conceptions to the set to create some truly horrific and gory zombie effects.
Now for the good stuff. We know how hard you work for your money, and we don't want to ask for something without giving something in return. This movie was made by fans for fans, that's why we want to give back to the people who supported us. It's our way of saying thank you for helping us make a better film.
These are just a few of the rewards we are giving away:
Beyond Life & Death: The Art of The Reunion
Go behind the scenes of "The Reunion" with a 65 page e-book that chronicles the making of the film. Filled to the brim with concept art, script pages, exclusive behind the scene photos and more!
Swag, lots and lots of swag
We wore our hearts on our sleeves while making the film, so now you have the chance to wear it on the outside of your chest with these high quality clothing items. Represent The Reunion while you're running down the street, being chased by a horde of flesh eaters.
Oh and if you like to drink, we got you covered too.
We reached out to some of our friends and they reached back. We have not only one, but two variants of The Reunion poster to give away as either a high quality PDF file or a printed and signed version.
Top tier comicbook writer and artist HC Noel designed a Mondo inspired interpretation of the poster.
World famous muralist & street artist, Will Kasso, designed this fine art inspired version of the poster.
Along with these museum quality works of modern art we also have high definition stills autographed by Gina Lynn & Joe Gannascoli to give away! You can't beat that with a stick!
A song can make or break a movie, that's why we reached out to some established artists and underground titans to help us create a soundtrack that would be as much a pleasure to listen to as the movie is to watch. We are giving away a digital soundtrack which includes tracks by:
Country superstars Moccasin Creek
Hip-Hop dynamo B-Mafia
Powerhouse DJ turned producer DJ Na:tev
and many, many more!
The Reunion has been blessed with having the involvement of a host of talented artists from a range of different mediums. The original score is no exception. Creating the tone and atmosphere for the entire movie we have secured the mega talented Colin Frangicetto of the globe trotting Circa Survive & Psychic Babble to compose and arrange the score.
Props & Wardrobe
If you always wanted to be a part of a movie without actually acting in one, we have you covered. We are giving away autographed props and wardrobe from the film, including:
Gina Lynn's outfit
Bring sexy back with an outfit worn by Gina Lynn (or didn't wear if you get our meaning), signed by the lovely lady herself ( if you are into that sort of thing).
A Classic Car
I guess we should have lead off with that. We are giving away the 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner featured in the film. That's right, we are giving away a classic muscle car. We know, we're awesome.
We need you because the movie we shot, was not the movie that we wrote. Don't get us wrong, we love The Reunion with all of our hearts, it's our baby, our passion project. We did the impossible, made a full length feature film for less than the price of a car. By begging, borrowing and stealing we made an awesome flick, a flick that we are very proud of to this day and that people seem to love.
But the version that we shot isn't what we dreamed of for this movie. We dreamed bigger, we dreamed epic. Unfortunately, epic takes money and money is what we do not have. The ending that you did not see took us on a chase throughout the city of Trenton, NJ ( where General Washington crossed the Delaware) and concluded on the iconic "Trenton Makes" bridge with a horde of ravenous zombies. This movie deserves that ending, you as a fan deserve that ending.
So that is why we are on here asking you for help. Not only do we want to polish up the film and make it as great as it possibly can be by getting a brand new score, tightening up the special effects and getting a brand new sound design, we want to give it the best possible ending we can, the ending that was meant to be.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The risks and challenges for this project are the same one's we encountered during our first time. Not getting permits, locations, extras, these are all apart of filmmaking. The old saying goes " Hope for the best, plan for the worst." That is the essence of what we do as independent creatives, we make the best out of what we have. The risks and challenges didn't stop us the first time, and it won't stop us now. This is a lifestyle, not a hobby.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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