About this project
We are raising funds to shoot the pilot episode of the coolest haunted travel show of all time! It will be one part sexy horror hostess, one part real haunted locations and two parts terrifying re-enactments.
Imagine “Elvira” meets “Unsolved Mysteries” produced by horror filmmakers.
Our goal is to take the original Florida in the Shadows concept (see video below) and make it BIGGER, SCARIER and SEXIER!
What exactly does that entail?
--A bigger budget means more polish, more horror, and more Amber Sym as Countessa Lenore!
--Half hour format. At least two haunted locations per episode and more comedic set pieces.
--Re-enactments of the hauntings. See the horror come to life!
--It all adds up to more thrills, more chills and more titillation!
The video below was shot in less than a day for under $1000. Imagine the show with five times the time and fifteen times the budget! It's going to be AWESYM!
We can do the show for $15,000 but we are hoping for much more than that.
We've priced the reward tiers to be an amazing value that will appeal to both horror fans AND Amber Sym fans!
We have a great crew in place, an envious partnership with a well-equipped film program and a star-in-the-making in Amber Sym. All we need now is your help and support to make it all happen!
Our Horror Hostess
Playing the part of Countessa Lenore is Amber Sym -- actress, Playboy model, talent extraordinaire. She's sexy, she's witty and she's a confirmed Badass!
Directing the show is Bruce Wood -- Writer, Director, Producer and all around decent guy!
His first film CASSADAGA (writer/producer) received a limited theatrical release and is now available worldwide. His second film MISSIONARY just received distribution and shouldn't be far behind.
Check out the Extended Trailer for CASSADAGA
And the Teaser Trailer for MISSIONARY
Our Director of Photography is Stuart Hall. He's a seasoned veteran with a lengthy resume that includes dozens of films, a bunch of television episodes and an enviable career working for Playboy.
Our Costume Designer is Tuwanda Chandler. After years of designing costumes for the local theme parks, she's branching out into film and television.
Tuwanda will be creating Countessa's new costume as well as her sexy challenge outfits. Speaking of which...
The Sexy Challenge
This portion of the show will also be getting the BIGGER, SCARIER, SEXIER treatment! Each challenge will be longer, maximize the sex appeal of the outfit and require bravery on the part of our hostess. You'll often finish an episode thinking to yourself, "I can't believe she did that, but damn she looked good doing it!"
Where will the funds go?
--To feed and hydrate our cast and crew. A happy crew is an effective crew!
--To pay our Horror Hostess. She’s giving the show an entire week of twelve hour days which could otherwise be spent modeling, doing promotional gigs or other acting jobs.
--To pay our professional crew. We have a deal in place with a college film program but we need a handful of hired professionals to oversee the different departments.
--To provide professional make-up and costumes. Amber doesn't wake up looking like a supermodel... or does she?
--To pay for insurance (a necessary evil), location permits (another necessary evil) as well as gasoline and parking (plus a bunch of other necessary evils).
--To develop and maintain an online presence through websites, social media and internet marketing.
Don't take OUR word for it!
Here's what past contributors said about Amber's last campaign...
"Where most Kickstarter rewards flatter to deceive, Florida in the Shadows delivered!" --Andrew Simpson
"The DVD, personalized video, and other Kickstarter rewards were a big hit at my friend's bachelor party. I'll back Amber's next project without hesitation!" --Stephen Eckman
"Let it be known that Amber Sym goes above and beyond ALL expectations in fulfilling your Rewards. You will be left awestruck and breathless, and thanking her over and over again. Simply put, she RAWKS. Period." --Erik Bolog
After I pledge what else can I do to help?
You can help the by spreading the word. Share on Facebook. Tweet on Twitter. Subscribe on YouTube. Hell, you could even start an old fashioned chain letter!
The rest of the world wants and needs this show to happen, they just don't know it yet ;)
Until then I'll be here, waiting in the shadows!
Risks and challenges
This isn't our first Kickstarter Rodeo! Last time we pulled off exactly what we advertised and managed to weave it into a larger VBLOG storyline.
Unforseen challenges do arise (weather, illness, the paranormal) but we have a proven format, a hard-working team well-versed in problem solving and a scheduled shoot date.
Our last remaining obstacle is securing the funds needed to bring this project to fruition.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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