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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 24 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

CA$ 609
pledged of CA$ 5,000pledged of CA$ 5,000 goal
9
backers
47hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 24 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

About 'Blackburn' the movie...

The unique thing about this film is that it is 60% scripted and 40% improv to allow our talented improv actors lead by Jim Kelly (FM96, Shut the Front Door Improv) to add realism and an air of fun comedy to the terrifying story. The entire story is structured from beginning to end with a solid storyline but with freedom to move with some of the dialogue. This supernatural horror movie is a fully co-operative project with everyone on the cast and crew investing their time and talents to this film.

Our goal with this campaign is to raise at least $5,000.00 CDN on Kickstarter and hopefully, with your generous support, we will surpass that goal to get us that much closer to our $40,000.00 CDN budget the film requires and expedite the films completion and release. We have currently secured over 40% of the budget through private investors so there is still a ways to go and is why we are asking for your help! This is a short campaign so don't miss out and be a part of it!

We are anticipating to begin the twelve days of principal photography starting  in late August 2019 and finishing the shooting by mid September then moving directly into post production for a completion of the film no later than December 2019 to begin it's festival run in early 2020 and generate buzz. During this time we will seek international distribution through our network of industry contacts we've developed over the years such as eOne and Lionsgate.

About Matchbox Pictures...

Matchbox Pictures Inc is headquartered in London, ON and was established in 2009. Through our experience and production model created at its inception – will bring ‘Blackburn’ to life using our tricks, tools and unwavering dedication we, and our team, have acquired on our previous three films.

Synopsis...

A team of paranormal investigators with their own tv show “Ghost Hunt” who have been faking and exaggerating their “paranormal experiences” for years find out that the network is planning on cancelling the show if ratings don’t improve.

Time is running out to film their last episode of the season and try to save the show with desperation setting in. The team finds themselves en route to their final location to film the last episode when a set of mysterious circumstances leads them to the isolated BLACKBURN MANOR. With no other option, the group decides to film the last episode at BLACKBURN and fake what they need to for what could be their final show ever but soon realize that this house is actually very, very haunted.

The crew quickly discover that none of them are really up to the task when facing an actual haunting as strange and terrifying things begin to happen. Little do they know, one of the malevolent spirits inhabiting the house has sinister intentions for one in the group and will stop at nothing to get what it wants.

Blackburn's Characters...

COLIN: (Jim Kelly – FM96) The Host and Producer of the show. A control freak and narcissist. Only cares about himself and the show having very little respect for everyone else on the team. Master manipulator with the others to get what he wants.

ALLY: (Nicole Kawalez) An actual Medium and only one with any “paranormal” talent and experience. She hates that they have been faking the show for years and is the team member that one of the spirits in BLACKBURN MANOR is after because of her abilities. This will be the only non improv part out of the 6 in the group. This is the scripted character that grounds all the other improv actors.

BARRY: (Shadi) The Sound Guy. Secretly in love with ALLY but she is the only one in the group who doesn’t realize this as everyone else on the crew knows and are constantly bugging him about it. He’ll do anything to protect her.

RICK: (AJ Jarvis) The co-Producer and the Tech Guy. Also operates second camera. He is the one that figures out most of the shows “faking” gimmicks they employ to trick the viewers.

MITCH: (Dean Anderson) Main camera operator. This is just a job to him. Couldn’t care less if the show is cancelled or not. Really hates COLIN but tolerates him because he is the boss. He’s the “It’s just a job” guy. Will take shots at Colin whenever he gets the opportunity but won’t go out of his way.

RHONDA: (Rebecca D’Souza) The PA and Researcher for the show. She is the youngest of the group. She has a “Goth” look. She loves the macabre and death metal. She is in heavy contrast to the others in the group with an extremely dry sense of humor.

Risks and challenges

The potential risks and challenges of this project is not reaching our budget goal to see this original concept come to fruition. We have met with key cast and crew to go over what will be required to make this film successfully and on budget. Kickstarter is only covering a portion of the entire budget. Should our goal not be met, we will need to delay the film.

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