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About

Get ready to surrender to your deepest fears and darkest fantasies with TEARFUL SURRENDER, the next feature film from Dreams For Dead Cats Productions, LLC (DDCP)! It’s our biggest, goriest, and most ambitious project yet, and it will be shot in England to capture the ultimate gothic atmosphere integral to the story and mood of TEARFUL SURRENDER!

Tearful Surrender poster design by Cassandra Sechler. Original Art by Jesse Carson.
Tearful Surrender poster design by Cassandra Sechler. Original Art by Jesse Carson.

Tearful Surrender is a dark, surreal fantasy/horror film inspired by 70's & 80's cult horror films, tales & folklore of sirens, vampires, & mermaids, films of Hammer Horror, Jean Rollin, and Ken Russell, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. 

The film focuses on the desolate and immortal life of a beautifully haunting mate-hungry seductress from the sea who must feast on humans to survive! With her team of witches, masked characters, and creepy townspeople, the SIREN lures victims to their grisly deaths! 

In this tale of terror, a group of vacationers come to stay at a local campground near the beach to enjoy the peace of the ocean only to be met by strange people and even stranger events. Little do they know they will all meet their fates when they are beckoned to the Siren’s deadly call.

Tearful Surrender Concept Art by Cassandra Sechler.
Tearful Surrender Concept Art by Cassandra Sechler.

Siren Concept Art by Cassandra Sechler
Siren Concept Art by Cassandra Sechler

The mysterious main character is a combination of forms and inspired by folklore and mythological creatures (such as mermaids, sea sirens, and water demons) who displays qualities of the succubus/vampire archetype but employs a dignity in her own right as what I shall refer to as a Gothic Sea Siren…something that has yet been given justice to in cinema! 

With her eyes as blue as the ocean, skin as pale as a corpse, and flowing red hair, like a ghost, she is always wandering, looking for souls to join her below the surface in the watery deep in a cruel world filled with ritualistic sex and uncompromising death.

The Siren is immortal, innocent, elusive, beautiful, enchanting, provocative, and of course extremely deadly! Her natural eerie charm, enchanting stare, supernatural powers of hypnosis, and piercing sounds that invade your entire body aids her in luring her lovers to her deadly embrace that will corrupt the body and soul of her victims. She torments and tortures the poor souls who get caught in her evil web!


Morrigan Hel, actress playing the SIREN.
Morrigan Hel, actress playing the SIREN.

The SIREN will be played by the beautiful and talented Morrigan Hel: Domina, fetish model, performer, actress. She has been featured in countless popular publications such as Bizarre Magazine, Gothic Beauty, Femme Fatale, Marquis, Penthouse (to name just a few), and has performed /worked with/for - Alice Cooper, Motorhead, George Clinton, Hardknox (Moby tour), Godhead, Murder Dolls, H.I.M, Beyond Twilight & Cradle of Filth.

Some of her screen appearances include roles in films such as Cradle of Fear, Serial Kaller, and Nature Morte as well as extra work in major productions such as Hackers, Judge Dredd, and Still Crazy. Morrigan has also appeared on Playboy TV and various erotic/fetish film projects for Skin Two and Trevor Watson/Tanya Hyde.

Morrigan Hel also runs Murder Mile Studios and is a vocalist in the popular London-based rock/punk/gothic rock band Nemhain. Check out one of their music videos “Second Skin.” Read more about Morrigan Hel: on her official Facebook & website.

Siren costume concept drawings and hand made wardrobe!
Siren costume concept drawings and hand made wardrobe!

The SIREN’s wardrobe draws from inspirations from elements of nature, Siren mythology and embodies a traditional goddess/sea queen look complete with a vibrant vampire style cape! 

The character is an otherworldly being and must have a wardrobe to match her glamorous, eerie charm. Her eyes, teeth, and overall seemingly human form change based on her mood. 

The more bloodthirsty she becomes, the more terrifying her screen presence! Without giving any spoilers, trust me the Siren’s transformation and reveal of her "true self" at the end of the film will have your skin crawling and tentacles wiggling!

The Siren's Servants: Creepy Townsperson, Dream Witch, Masked Character
The Siren's Servants: Creepy Townsperson, Dream Witch, Masked Character

The Siren’s muses from the underworld: the DREAM WITCHES, mysterious masked characters, and creepy townspeople who accompany her are her slaves, doomed to walk the earth with her and protect her identity (as well as cover up any dirty secrets). These characters play an important role in helping the Siren lure unsuspecting victims to their fate.

This film requires lush and captivating landscapes rich with history, a gothic sensibility and an air of peril, filled with timeless beauty, enchanting forestry, and definitely castles! 

This is a huge reason behind why we are shooting in England! We have already secured a beautiful location in Beddgelert, Wales where we have access to 7 acres of private land complete with bewitching forestry, majestic flowing creeks, magnificent views, and wooded areas that consist of a mystical spirit and a perfect eerie mood for the film. 

There are also many beautiful remote areas, small towns, beaches, and cemeteries, and castle ruins (such as Pembroke Coast, the Lake District, Criccieth Castle, Gwynedd, Brecon Beacons, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and countless others) in Wales that will serve as marvelous locations and settings for the film. We are also looking to shooting some of the town scenes in Blackpool, which has a unique charm about it perfect for the odd characters that the Vacationers run into!

Top row: images taken at the property in Beddgelert, Bottom row, L-R, images of Pembroke Coast & other possible locations in Wales!
Top row: images taken at the property in Beddgelert, Bottom row, L-R, images of Pembroke Coast & other possible locations in Wales!

 It all depends on the funds that are raise! 

On top of all of that, we also have access to studio space in London for various green screen shoots and surreal staging! 

If we can raise enough to build sets for unique spaces, we'll shoot most of the complicated interiors and underwater scenes inside a studio, at an underwater stage, or a creative indoor setting! Sets give us more control over rigging and lighting for the surreal sequences in the film.

In many respects, this films pays homage to classic Hammer Horror films and filmmakers Jean Rollin and Jesus Franco, so it would be a dream to be able to shoot at locations frequently used in their films, like the cemetery in The Iron Rose (Amiens) and the beach so frequently used in Rollin’s films (Dieppe) which will root us in our reality and look spectacular—but only if we acquire the budget for it! It’s up to you!

Still from pre-production teaser, Masked Characters at the beach
Still from pre-production teaser, Masked Characters at the beach


 
Main cast members of Tearful Surrender
Main cast members of Tearful Surrender

Much of Tearful Surrender is already cast with such underground talent as Morrigan Hel (Self Induced Nightmares, Serial Kaller), Eileen Daly (Razor Blade Smile, Pervirella), Sophia Disgrace (Spidarlings, Kung Fu and Titties), Nathan Head (Theatre of Fear, The Toymaker, Hellriser), Morganna Bramah (Lady of the Dark: Genesis of the Serpent Vampire), Joseph Stacey (Half Light, Solace), Chris Lines (Whiteblade, H.P. Lovecraft’s The Terrible Old Man), Shelley Krasnowski, Nick Cornwall (Absentia, Da Vinci's Demons), Lindy Pieri (Age of the Living Dead, Welcome to Essex), Cassandra Sechler (Elliot, Dolly Deadly, Wireboy), and other cult talent such as Zara DuRose, SarahTonin, with more talent and special cameos TBA! 

The core crew of Tearful Surrender has been formed! The team who helped make ELLIOT a reality are back with new friends from the UK to shoot the movie! Cassandra Sechler writer, director, key MUA/SPFX (Elliot, Wireboy, Dolly Deadly), Craig Jacobson Assistant Director, Cinematographer (Elliot, Wireboy, Alligator Bitch) , Anthony A. Russell (The Beast in Heat, Elliot), John Espey (Symphony of Man, Elliot), Tom Lee Rutter (Bella in the Witch Elm, Stranger), and others TBA!

Other crew members TBA! Read full bios for cast and crew on the official Tearful Surrender website.

Dreams For Dead Cats Productions LLC members: Craig Jacobson & Cassandra Sechler
Dreams For Dead Cats Productions LLC members: Craig Jacobson & Cassandra Sechler

Tearful Surrender is the second feature film from us here at DDCP, and we will be spearheading the production. Craig Jacobson and I are the founding and managing members of DDCP and will be wearing many hats in the production (as we are known for doing). Most recently we wrapped our first feature ELLIOT, an existential sci-fi/cyber odyssey (2017), which has been very well received by reviewers and fans the world over in festivals and at screenings.

As DDCP, we have produced over 11 short films, 1 feature film (Elliot, 2017), 5 music videos, and aided in the creation of numerous promotional pieces and films, such as Dolly Deadly (2016). Now we are working on our most ambitious and macabre project yet: TEARFUL SURRENDER.

At DDCP, we pride ourselves on practical effects, high production value with low budgets, spfx makeup, hand-built sets and props, unique costume design, original set construction, and the power of storytelling! 

Tearful Surrender is our biggest & most complex project to date, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to get started, as we have spent the last three years using our own funds to get the ball rolling with beginning props and costumes to start creating the world that is Tearful Surrender. Now to be able to make this film a reality, we need to acquire extra funding.

Links to our full bios and samples of our work are available at our official DDCP website You can also visit our Facebook or Instagram @dreamsfordeadcats  

Tearful Surrender is NOT a typical studio/”Hollywood” picture, and that is why we are here seeking funds! 

It is very important that we have as much creative control as possible and final cut with this film. The vision is ours, the moneyman does not exist, and the more surreal and existential this film can be. The more funds that come directly from supporters of the film, the more say we have in the final outcome, and the more the fans will appreciate what we are offering!

We’ve had a fruitful preproduction taking care of as much as possible with our own personal funds to get the ball rolling during the development of the film. We took three different trips to England to unite cast and crew and prepare everyone on board prior to shooting. Through location scouting, cast/crew meetings, character portraits, rehearsals, lighting and wardrobe tests, and more, we’ve established great chemistry and built an enthusiastic environment for collaboration.

Various candid photos from rehearsals, meetings, and get-togethers with cast & crew
Various candid photos from rehearsals, meetings, and get-togethers with cast & crew
     

Preproduction sketches, lighting tests & cast rehearsals
Preproduction sketches, lighting tests & cast rehearsals

Most of the costumes, wardrobe, accessories, and props for the cast have been purchased or made, but there’s so much more ground to cover!

This film requires elaborate practical effects with lots of gory prosthetics and wild monster and character makeup (with prosthetic teeth, various contacts, prosthetic makeup applications, etc.). Tons of slime, fake blood and latex are also needed (for items needed such as a decapitated head, intestines being pulled out of bodies, brains and hearts being ripped out of victims, massive blood splatters, tentacle trapping madness, and underwater death scenes). 

Special items for set decoration will be required in the Siren’s lair (i.e. ship wheels, fish nets, tons of limbs and bones, jewels, statues, and more (think Little Mermaid’s treasure trove meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre). Then there are additional props, camera gear, studio rentals for underwater stages and green screen shoots, and of course payment for our cast and crew and location managers, and food/gas/travel/lodging money for us to get to and from all of the fabulous locations we’ll be shooting at and keep everyone safe, fed, rested, and ready for action (see below for overall budget breakdown).

Just a few samples of horror props made for the film
Just a few samples of horror props made for the film

While we’re busy making tons of corpse & skull props, tentacles, bones, intestines with our own resources, there are many remaining costs for the production that exceed what can be made possible out of our own pockets or coins in our now empty piggy banks. 

So it is now time to involve those who want to see that we’re able to make this surreal, gory, exciting project come to life! If able to surpass our funding goal, it will allow us to cover even more production costs and will bring the production to an entirely different level, covering costs never thought possible to help bring the film into new fantastic heights of production value.

Budget Breakdown:

The money donated will pay for the following and beyond:

$4,000 spfx makeup and prop making supplies for the prosthetics, blood, and gore practical effects & makeup/supplies/beauty makeup

$750 additional materials for costumes, accessories, additional wardrobe pieces $1,000 props, set dressing materials – think lots of skeletons, treasures, human ligaments, nets, ship pieces, mirrors—all of those items a goddess from the deep would surround herself with in her lair & more

$4,000 equipment rentals and purchases: such as outdoor lighting equipment, generator, wind & fog machines, additional camera and sound equipment 

$2150 Production/filmmaker Insurance, Legal costs & permits

$13,000 travel expenses, food, gas, lodging, and compensation for cast and crew

$750 Shipment costs for sending props/wardrobe overseas prior to shooting

$2,000 payment to location owner, studio rentals for underwater stage and green screen shoots

$1,000 misc expenses for unexpected equipment rentals/purchases/costs

$3,500 perk fulfillment costs, taxes & Kickstarter fees 

Even though 30k may seem like a lot of money, when you're talking practical effects, set and building rentals, shooting permits, and travel costs it's really quite a pittance. 

Keep in mind that we give up some funds in order to use this website and have already put as much of our own funds into the film as we can afford. And of course, it'll also cost us to fulfill our promises to our supporters, which will take resources as well. 

Above all, Tearful Surrender is a passionate endeavor, and the more money that we are able to raise, the more we'll be able to put up on the screen!

Post production fees, promotion, marketing, distribution, and advertising costs will be covered by the director and producer, unless this campaign goes above and beyond expectations! The more we make, the bigger and grander this film will be! It is up to you! 

This is a fixed funding campaign, meaning that if we do not make our goal, we do not get funded, and you do not get charged. If we do not make our goal, Tearful Surrender will still be made but on a much, much smaller scale. However, if we are able to make our goal, we will be able to make this film as elaborate, magical, horrific, fantastic, and sexy as it deserves to be!  

We plan on organizing a big world premiere, special pop up screenings in major cities such as London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Paris, L.A, and others if the funding is there to travel to more places. as well as further touring with the film and giving it a good festival run… then distributing the film online and on DVD/Blu-ray, available to purchase through the website! We’ve got big plans! 

But those who donate will of course get to see it first and be given special online access to BTS news, secure a copy of the dvd, and a chance to receive other goodies! Which leads us to…

Every single donation, whether it’s a single dollar or more, is important and helps us in bringing this picture to life! 

Depending on your level of gratuity you can receive such rewards as unique memorabilia from production of the film, one-of-a-kind notes written in blood (fake blood of course), a personalized message in a bottle! 

Perk highlight: Collector's Corner
Perk highlight: Collector's Corner

You can even have a scary story read to you by the Director!

Sample perk: Deadtime Stories--have a story read to you by a surprise character!
Sample perk: Deadtime Stories--have a story read to you by a surprise character!

T-Shirts, IMDB credit, copies of the film and soundtrack, special script/art/music/film downloads, a copy of a limited edition behind the scenes zine titled “Mythos & Eros,” autographed stills, scripts, and photos, and much, much more!

Sample perk: Message in a Bottle!
Sample perk: Message in a Bottle!

Higher level donors have the opportunity to gain a producer credit, attain one of the skull props or costumes, be involved with online production meetings, join the crew and help with naming a character, premiere tickets, and more! 

Sample perk: Mythos & Eros: Tales from the, a unique behind the scenes zine!
Sample perk: Mythos & Eros: Tales from the, a unique behind the scenes zine!

Check out the rewards section for more details!


 
If you can, please help us along by liking this Kickstarter page, sharing the project via the Kickstarter share button, and by joining the conversation and sharing the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 

We of course need money for this production, but we will be grateful for any help, sharing, word of mouth, a mention on your blog, podcast, etc. Please get in touch with any questions that you might have. 

Thank you for taking a look at the Tearful Surrender campaign! Hope to see you on the voyage!

Find out more about the film & come talk to us on social media: 
Cassandra Sechler's Snapchat: @cici_devore


Risks and challenges

Overall this is a brave film in its subject matter and scope on a low budget. Rest assured, everyone involved is passionate about the project and wants to make the dream a reality!

If there are major setbacks, it would simply mean the completion date would be pushed back, effects scaled back, and the film would need to be re-worked to accommodate the budget. The film would still be made, but it would just take a little longer. All of the Tearful Surrender crew are quite organized and capable of avoiding and/or handling setbacks.

One challenge is the fact that all of our gore will be done with practical effects. That means prosthetics, fake limbs, gallons of fake blood, mounds of rotting flesh, and sculpted props! We are aware that this can become pricy, however our crew has worked on low budget films long enough to have quite a few tricks up our sleeves to make it happen, working creatively with DIY props with a limited budget!

Dedication Statement:
Our team has worked tirelessly (for no pay) over the last several years to begin this project. No matter what, we are determined to tell this story and will do anything to make it happen! The more justice we can bring to it the better!

We at Dreams For Dead Cats Productions LLC have been working closely together with the cast and crew and are ready to go into actual production as soon as possible. Pending a successful campaign, the Tearful Surrender team is ready to start shooting in the fall of 2018 and wrap in the summer/fall of 2019.

We’ve set a reasonable production and fulfillment schedule, but there are inherent risks of delay in the process (this is the film business, after all!). We will communicate with our backers throughout the production to ensure the fulfillment process sticks to the timeline and that no matter what, this feature film gets made and out into the world! Siren’s honor.

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    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray.

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    Receive a Tearful Surrender T-Shirt. PLUS! A limited edition 11x17 poster (signed by director upon request), the official soundtrack on cd, AND special online access to BTS bonus footage of director’s secrets, deleted/unused scenes, PLUS! Receive a signed & numbered printed copy of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more! AND Get a special thank you on the inside cover & receive your own copy in the mail with surprise stickers and pins!

    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray.

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    TIME CAPSULE

    The ultimate secret from the deep: Receive an original concept art piece by Director Cassandra Sechler (charcoal, ink, oil pastel on paper) depicting characters and/or costume/prop design from the film!

    A PDF download of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more!

    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray.

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film after its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score!

    PLUS! your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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    MORBID MASKS

    Receive one of the masks from the creepy Townspeople or Masked Characters! You’ll also receive a signed print of the original concept drawing for the mask and a letter of authenticity from the Director verifying that your item is truly screen used and handmade!

    A PDF download of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more!

    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray, and a signed 11x17 poster.

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film after its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score!

    PLUS! Your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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    SKULL DUGGERY

    Receive one of the creepy Skull Props from the Siren’s Lair! We'll also give you a letter of authenticity from the Directors verifying that your items are truly screen used!

    A PDF download of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more!

    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray, and a signed 11x17 poster.

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film after its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score!

    PLUS! your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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    TANTALIZING TENTACLES

    Receive one of the creepy sea creature tentacles to be used in the surprise gory and tentacle filled ending of the film! You’ll also receive a signed print of the original concept drawing for the tentacles and a letter of authenticity from the Director verifying that your item is truly screen used and handmade!

    A PDF download of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more!

    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray, and a signed 11x17 poster.

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film after its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score!

    PLUS! Your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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    COLLABORATORS COVEN

    Be a part of the film forever! Join the TEARFUL SURRENDER Crew and receive film & IMDB credit as a “character consultant.” Collaborate with the Director through online meetings via email or skype to help name one of the characters, ranging from the witches to the creepy townspeople or masked characters (within means of course: this is not a comedy).You will also receive a signed 8x10 photo of the character you helped name! PLUS! A special “crew” T-Shirt, and a PDF download of the shooting script. Please Note: “Character consultant” credit does not include creative control over the work. Character name may only appear in credits of the film and not actually spoken or referred to in the picture.

    A PDF download of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more!

    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray, and a signed 11x17 poster.

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film after its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score!

    PLUS! Your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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    TREASURE TROVE

    Not only will you receive the Siren’s crown (with a letter of authenticity from the Director verifying that your item is truly screen used and handmade.) PLUS! A signed 8x10 of the Siren in costume and a signed print of the original Siren costume design created by Cassandra Sechler with surprise treasure from the Siren’s lair.

    A PDF download of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more!

    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray, and a signed 11x17 poster.

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film after its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score!

    PLUS! Your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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    RED CARPET RIDE

    Receive ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit in the film, website, and IMDB! This includes being able to read a PDF version of the script during pre-production with an arranged Skype session with the Director to discuss the script before production and have your input considered for any special notes or potential changes. PLUS! You plus 2 on the guest list to the premiere and after party, the official 24x36 movie poster signed by the director and available cast & crew, movie soundtrack, and a signed 8x10 still or promotional photo!

    Please Note: All travel and lodging not paid for; costs are the sole responsibility of the backer. Viewing can be arranged through Skype; producer credit does not include creative control over the work.

    A special crew T- Shirt and a printed and signed copy of the shooting script.

    Receive a signed & numbered printed copy of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more! AND Get a special thank you on the inside cover & receive your own copy in the mail!

    After the complete festival run, you’ll receive a special, limited edition DVD/Blu-ray.

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film BEFORE its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score! AND a signed 11x17 poster.

    PLUS! Your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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    THE DARK ONES

    Receive CO-PRODUCER credit in the film, website, and IMDB! Be involved in optional production meetings via Skype, phone, email, or in person (if applicable). This includes being able to read a PDF version of the script during pre-production with several arranged Skype session with the Director to discuss the production before filming starts and have your input considered for any special notes or potential changes. You will also be given access to A PRIVATE ONLINE SCREENING OF THE ROUGH CUT OF THE FILM (can be arranged through Skype) with the director and available cast/crew with live commentary about our experiences on the film.

    Please Note: All travel and lodging not paid for; costs are the sole responsibility of the backer. Viewing can be arranged through Skype; producer credit does not include creative control over the work. Producer credit does not include creative control over the work.

    PLUS! You plus 2 on the guest list to the premiere and after party (travel and lodging not paid for), the official 24x36 movie poster signed by the director and available cast & crew, movie soundtrack, and a signed 8x10 still or promotional photo!

    A special crew T-Shirt and a printed and signed copy of the shooting script

    Receive a signed & numbered printed copy of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more! AND Get a special thank you on the inside cover & receive your own copy in the mail!

    After the complete festival run, a special, limited-edition DVD/Blu-ray for backers only and a signed 11x17poster.

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film after its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score!

    PLUS! Your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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    RULER OF THE UNDERWORLD

    Receive…my soul and undying love! Just kidding, but you will receive royal treatment and EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Credit in the film, website, and IMDB. Not only are you listed as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER seeing your name and logo in the credits of the film, but you will also be written into the script for a special role in the film (optional)! Play your cards right, and you’ll be able to use this as a popularity card for the rest of your life!

    Please Note: All travel and lodging not paid for; costs are the sole responsibility of the backer. Viewing can be arranged through Skype; producer credit does not include creative control over the work. Producer credit does not include creative control over the work.

    Have your opinion taken seriously and be included in online/phone production meetings, be able to read a PDF version of the shooting script during pre-production with arranged Skype sessions with the Director to discuss the film before production and have your input considered for any special notes, and potential changes in the production process.
    You will see the progress of the film and watch it grow into something glorious! And that’s not all, you ALSO receive a prop or costume piece to take home to remember the experience!

    AND A PRIVATE ONLINE SCREENING OF BOTH THE ROUGH CUT OF THE FILM & FINAL VERSION (can be arranged through Skype) with the director and available cast/crew with live commentary about our experiences on the film. PLUS! surprise loot that will not disappoint and ONLY for the Executive Producer!

    PLUS! You plus 4 on the guest list to the premiere and after party (travel and lodging not paid for), the official 24x36 movie poster signed by the director and available cast & crew, movie soundtrack, and a signed 8x10 still or promotional photo!

    A special crew T-Shirt and a printed and signed copy of the shooting script.

    Receive a signed & numbered printed copy of the LTD edition “Mythos & Eros: Tales From the Deep” zine, filled with production notes, behind the scenes tidbits, concept art, cast and crew bios and anecdotes, production photos & more! AND Get a special thank you on the inside cover & receive your own copy in the mail!

    You will also be issued access codes to special private BTS reels during the production as well as granted one month of access to a digital screener of the film after its festival premiere AND receive a digital download of the film's official score!

    As soon as it is available you will be given a special, limited-edition DVD/Blu-ray signed by the Director AND a very special 11x17 poster designed solely for you, signed by the Director..

    PLUS! Your name will appear in the "thank you" credits on the film’s website, in the movie, and on IMDB. You will also receive a thank you postcard.

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