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BLOOD SHED is a terrifying, uniquely-innovative, feature-length horror film based on a series of true events starring Brandon Ratcliff.

The ORIGINAL BLOOD SHED VIDEO PITCH

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THE PROJECT

BLOOD SHED is a feature-length horror script that we plan to direct & produce into one of the creepiest, most-memorable horror films to ever hit the screen.  90% of the story takes place in one location (a massive self-storage facility) and is written with the potential for sequels (a horror must, right?).  With the combination of cultures, mythologies, and characters, BLOOD SHED has the potential to become a grass roots, crossover sensation amongst American and Latin-American audiences.  The script was recently chosen as a Quarterfinalist in the prestigious 2010 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting run by the Academy Awards.

BLOOD SHED is a chilling, mind-bending, horror film that features a totally new creature, arena, and mythology.  What 'Jaws' did for people going into the water, 'Blood Shed' will do for anyone having to visit that long-lost storage shed.  BLOOD SHED is an unconventional horror film, which is why our approach to the production, distribution, and interaction with our audience will be just as unconventional.  We want to remain independent, cutting out the middle man and giving you (the audience), the best, most interactive horror experience possible!

THE PRODUCTION

Your investment will enable us to complete the Production and Post-Production of BLOOD SHED, which will include casting & location scouting during Pre-Production. Along with having secured acclaimed actor Brandon Ratcliff ('Me And You And Everyone We Know') for our cast, we will be actively pursuing to sign a few other names, including Danny Trejo ('Machete'). Our production team will be tapping into some of the most cutting-edge film pioneers of the 21st century, helping us with crowd-funding, viral marketing, and alternative means of distribution.

Throughout the production, we’ll maintain a project blog about the film’s progress and post plenty of photos and bonus videos as we want YOU to be as much a part of the production as we are!  The film is set to be released in 2012 and will be shipped out on a Special-Edition DVD set after our LA Premiere (and following its festival run).

THE SYNOPSIS

When GABRIEL, an unemployed loner living in his car, gets an opportunity to make some quick cash, he takes it.  The only catch--he's now the subject of an indie-documentary about homelessness in LA. After agreeing with the film's DIRECTOR to go on camera, Gabriel receives a package at his PO Box.  It's a key to a storage shed. They document as Gabriel goes to the storage shed and opens it.  Inside lay artifacts from his biological parents, with clues to their mysterious disappearance. After Gabriel decides to crash in the shed for the night, he agrees to take the Director's video camera and document his nightly findings.

Gabriel soon discovers a small community of squatters living within the claustrophobic shed spaces of the massive complex. A mother and her teenage son (TRACE). An old man. A prostitute (DEVON), a meth-head (LUCY), and several other bizarre characters. He also has a run-in with the crass Armenian manager (ARSEN), who is convinced that people are living in their sheds.

Through carefully placed visual teases, we soon discover that a shape-shifting, she-creature lives amongst this dark maze of makeshift dwellings, a sinister purpose arising as she senses the arrival of the facility's newest resident, Gabriel.

As Gabriel shacks up in the dingy storage shed, he rummages through its stored contents, looking for clues to his biological history, finding only a sad story that seems to lead ultimately to his mother's (JEZEBEL) murder, and his own abandonment. His soul torn, Gabriel wanders the halls of the large building, coming across the mute Old Man, who warns him to leave. Unbeknownst to Gabriel and the rest, Arsen has locked them in for the night to teach them the ultimate lesson.

The twisting hallways and the tunnels that run below provide a grim setting for the horrid events that will come to pass. A supernatural creature with a thirst for blood and a demented desire to procreate will turn this place into a labyrinth of death, connected in a surprising and bizarre way to Gabriel, a mystery that unfolds as the blood begins to fly.

We find ourselves trapped in this story, laced with dark biblical implications and Mexican Santeria. The bloodshed and tension reach stomach-churning heights as we discover the origins of the creature and the horrific tie between Gabriel and the she-beast that stalks him through the darkness. With an ending certain to haunt your dreams for years to come, BLOOD SHED is a creative and tense romp into the horror genre, reminiscent of some of the greatest horror films ever made (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Paranormal Activity, The Last Broadcast).

HOW DO YOU PLEDGE? IT'S EASY!

1) Just click the green “Back This Project” button on any project page.

2) You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward.

3) From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. Note that you must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.

IF I MAKE A PLEDGE, WHEN IS MY CARD CHARGED?

If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline.

If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. That's why we call them pledges.

IF FUNDING DOES NOT SUCCEED, DO BACKERS PAY ANYTHING? 

Nothing. If funding fails, all pledges are canceled and that's that.

HAVING PROBLEMS SIGNING INTO AMAZON PAYMENTS?

I've been informed that some people are having problems logging into the amazon site to make a pledge...it could be because you're using a wrong password or someone else in the family is using your account and changed the password.

The easiest way to get around this is to use a different email address and set up a new account.  You can get a free email account through Yahoo.com, gmail.com, and many other sites.  This is also a good idea because you can use that new email just for shopping and joining a mailing list, and that way, your main email doesn't get a lot of junk mail!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at patrickhasson@me.com

Thank You!!!!

Patrick Hasson  Writer/Director/Producer  BLOOD SHED

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    Executive Producer credit in the film, along with points in the film and profile creation on IMDB, Patrick Hasson will also come to your house and give you, friends, and family a private screening of Blood Shed, 2 VIP tickets to the LA Premiere and dinner with Patrick Hasson, cast & crew (travel expenses & lodging not included), plus all previous rewards.

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