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$3,590
pledged of $16,500pledged of $16,500 goal
76
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 9 2009 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

We need your help to make an awesome horror-comedy short film. In Always a Bridesmaid, a night of fun and naughtiness at The Voodoo Lounge before Valerie’s wedding day descends into utter chaos when Janet, her maid of honor, becomes possessed by an evil voodoo loa spirit and begins horribly killing members of the wedding party one by one. Despite the aid of two male strippers unwittingly caught up in the carnage, this bride may not get out of her bachelorette party alive!

It will be a crazy, irreverent, comically violent, and jam-packed 15 minutes. We need your support to make it, and make it well! Always a Bridesmaid is the first salvo in what we intend to be an ongoing campaign of full-on, balls-out, and crazy-enjoyable cult films. We want to make the next generation of "midnight movies," great genre movies that you'll want to watch over and over again with your friends. The "next generation" part means that although these movies will be over-the-top, bloody, scary, sexy, hysterical and weird, they will always have well-written characters, a solid story, clever dialogue, and good production values. We believe you can make a cheap movie (in every sense) really well, and that's what we intend to do.

We have gathered a great group of up-and-coming actors, special effects people, designers, CGI experts, crew people, and other collaborators. They're all willing to work for free on this project! But we're seeking funding for all of the hard costs to make this movie the way it should be made. Those costs include special effects, construction and rental of props and scenery, location fees, equipment rentals for the stuff we can't borrow, food for our cast and crew, fuel, permits, post production equipment, and so on. Once we complete this movie, we'll screen it at film festivals, use it as a starting point for more ambitious movies, and eventually self-distribute it online.

Embrace the questionable taste and campy fun of Always a Bridesmaid! Be a part of the next genre movement! Help us spill a few buckets of blood! Your donation will not only help us make a fun, crazy movie, but it will send good karma your way; the Seven African Powers will smile on you for helping some young filmmakers. In addition to acknowledgment on our website and in the credits of the film, we'll have some cool stuff from the movie to share in thanks for your support. More importantly, we'll be spreading some good mojo our backers' way with a series of custom-made voodoo spells and good luck charms...see the column to the right for details.

Thank you in advance for helping us make our movie. We are incredibly grateful!

PS--If you're on the fence, don't just take our word for it. Contact us and we'll be happy to send you a few sample pages of our completed script...which is quite vivid indeed.

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    Your name & link on our website backers' page, plus online access to exclusive video and other content during the making of the film, including behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes, previews, and other surprises.

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    Get your mojo workin' with your very own gris-gris bag (voodoo good luck charm), custom-made and blessed by the filmmakers. Plus, your name & link on our backers' page and online access to the exclusive content.

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    Get a limited-edition DVD copy of the completed film, plus the gris-gris bag, the website acknowledgment, and access to the exclusive content.

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    Your name in the end credits of the film and on our IMDb page in the "Special Thanks" section! Plus, the gris-gris bag and access to all that sure-to-be-thrilling exclusive online content.

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    The perfect level for those generous backers with an axe to grind: At this level you will receive a handmade voodoo doll constructed by the film's art department. (We're assuming you'll use it only for white magic, of course!) Plus your name in the "Special Thanks" section and access to exclusive content.

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    Own your own piece of Always a Bridesmaid...At this level, you will receive an actual prop, special effect, or costume piece used in the film, of our choosing. Just some of the exciting possibilities are a bloodstained party dress, a voodoo mask, shiny thong underwear, or even a fake torso! Plus your name in the "Special Thanks" section and access to exclusive content.

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    This special EVIL level will allow you to run screaming in fear on-camera, as an extra in Always a Bridesmaid! (Must be able to travel to the NYC area on a specific shooting day.)

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    Two VIP tickets to the NYC premiere screening and after-party of Always a Bridesmaid. Plus your name in the "Special Thanks" section and access to exclusive content.

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    Co-Producer credit on the movie, on-screen and in all official materials. Plus incredibly good karma, VIP tickets to the NYC premiere screening and after-party, and access to exclusive content.

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    Attendance for you and 3 friends to a decadent night at the VIP table at NYC's famous house of burlesque, The Slipper Room...aka the filming location of Always a Bridesmaid. Champagne, a great burlesque show, and good times for all. Plus, of course, your name in the "Special Thanks" section and access to exclusive content.

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    In addition to our never-ending gratitude, we will fly you (from within the continental U.S. only) to NYC to spend a day with the filmmakers! We'll tour our home base of Brooklyn, have dinner at a fine Brooklyn restaurant, and spend the evening watching awesome horror movies late into the night.

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    Sole Executive Producer credit on the movie, on-screen and in all official materials. Our undying love. Plus VIP tickets to the NYC premiere screening and after-party, and access to exclusive content.

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    Fund our movie, and we will kill you. Onscreen, of course. For underwriting almost two-thirds of our production, we will write you (or whatever version of yourself you'd prefer) into our screenplay, with a gory, highly inventive death all your own, immortalized on film for all time. Plus VIP tickets to the NYC premiere, and, honestly, pretty much anything else you want.

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