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A short film offering a unique take on the zombie genre. Presented by award winning master of horror Clive Barker.
A short film offering a unique take on the zombie genre. Presented by award winning master of horror Clive Barker.
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The Sickness is about a young woman, named Karen Hamer, who contracts a mysterious and vicious illness that leaves her no choice but to find a cure by any means necessary. So, with the aid of her Fiance, Clay Bonham, she embarks on a psychotic cross country road trip, and in the process, lays waste to everything she encounters. 

Allow me give you the history of this project, from Beginning to Kickstarter:

I wrote this fresh out of college and for years this movie has been my baby. All I've wanted to do was make horror movies. And since it's inception, I've wanted to start with this one. But, as sometimes happens, life takes you on detours. Fortunately, those detours brought me to the brilliant and kind-hearted Clive Barker. From the very first time we met, we bonded, and through the years our friendship has only grown stronger. 

About a year ago, I adapted one of his novellas into a screenplay. If you haven't read "The Adventures of Maximillian Bacchus and his Traveling Circus," I can't recommend it enough. Hopefully, someday the movie will get made. And though the script has yet to sell, it did however, open a big door for me. It got me an agent and a manager. And it was my agent who informed me that one of the best ways to get an independent movie off the ground is to film a trailer. 

So I showed my script for The Sickness to Clive and his resident make up effects team, Stephen Imhoff and Cris Alex. They went nuts for it and offered to help in any way possible. I couldn't believe it. I still can't. With an offer like that, I'd be a fool to say no. So here we are. 

The budget for the trailer is bare bones. All of the money will go into makeup effects, locations, permits, and food. Everyone else involved has agreed to do this for the love of the project, and of course a sandwich or two. Then, once the trailer is filmed and edited together, we plan on showing it to investors. If they like what they see, The Sickness could soon find its way to a theater near you. 

I'm incredibly grateful for this opportunity. It's a dream come true. 

Thanks for reading. 

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    A link to our production blog, where you'll get to look at updates on the production, as well bloopers, and behind the scenes treats.

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    You will have our eternal gratitude, and we can think of no other way to show that than feature your name on Clive Barker's web site as a contributor.

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    For your contribution you will receive a digital download of the film which you can watch on your computer, or mobile device.

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    Including the items already mentioned, you will receive a special edition DVD of the trailer, complete with extras, and autographed by the cast and crew. (International pledges please add $12 for shipping.)

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    The two bites package includes the above mentioned DVD as well as an autographed script of the trailer (complete with director Mark Alan Miller's hand written notes), which will come to you in a limited edition Seraphim Films folder. (International pledges please add $12 for shipping.)

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    Three bites: Everything already listed, plus 1 beautiful (depending on your definition of the word) full color poster created by the lovely and multitalented Cris Alex, also autographed by cast and crew. (International pledges please add $12 for shipping.)

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    A package to raise hell. This bundle gets you the blog, the thanks on the web site, and the DVD, the script, and the poster, all autographed by cast, and crew AND, Clive Barker. (International pledges please add $12 for shipping.)

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    Gets you the hell raising package, an original Clive Barker sketch on Seraphim Films letterhead, and an executive producer credit.

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    Our highest pledgers will receive all the goodies already described, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour the studio. There you will get to see Clive Barker's gallery, containing hundreds of original paintings, get a chance to meet the staff, and have lunch with the filmmakers. (Must provide your own transportation to Los Angeles, CA.)

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