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Christopher LangeBy Christopher Lange
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Christopher LangeBy Christopher Lange
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About

Dream and mystery on the edge of an uncertain future...
Dream and mystery on the edge of an uncertain future...

Goblin is a noir that follows teenagers Wil and Carl, who while skating one night find a dead body of a teenager. Carl seems unfazed by the discovery, but Wil takes on the role of detective by setting out to discover the truth, whose kernel is linked to a mysterious object-like apparition, The Black Square…

With its twisting plot and focus on the evolving friendships of Wil, Carl, and their group of friends, Goblin reimagines the teenage drama as a warped mirror of distortion where answers exist between the cracks of reality and dream.

Great locations for the film!
Great locations for the film!
We need your support!
We need your support!

Filmmaking is a challenging art, with many components and people that go into making great films. Money raised by this Kickstarter will help pay for food on set, props, wardrobe, the securing of locations, and to the individuals who pour their creativity, talent, and love into the movie - the cast and crew.

Pulling off a feature film is no easy feat. Our production will begin in late August and will span for approximately 21 days. Shooting in Minnesota, we will take advantage of the changing seasons and highlight the Northern Midwest’s beauty and landscape. Once the film is made, we intend to take the film on to the festival circuit and get distribution.

Your donation will allow us to go into production. If you are unable to contribute with a money donation, please spread the word and share this Kickstarter campaign. 

Goblin will be a film that is truly a unique experience, and we hope you will join us on the journey!

Proof-of-concept teaser!
Proof-of-concept teaser!

Check out the proof-of-concept teaser video below. It was made with no budget, to help get people like you excited about the possibility of Goblin the feature film.

You can visit goblinthefilm.com for more information and updates!

Cinematic Influences...
Cinematic Influences...

As filmmakers, we are inspired by films and cinema that connect with audiences on an emotional, thought-provoking, and aesthetic level, such as Night of the Hunter (1955), River’s Edge (1986), Solaris (1972), My Own Private Idaho (1991), The Long Goodbye (1973), and Two-Lane Blacktop (1971). Filmmakers such as Wim Wenders, Kelly Reichardt, Leos Carax, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Claire Denis, David Cronenberg, and Alex Cox are but a few of our touchstones and inspirations.  

Who's making this film?
Who's making this film?
Christopher Lange - Director, Screenwriter
Christopher Lange - Director, Screenwriter

Christopher is a director, writer, and cinematographer. As a recent recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board media grant, he made The Last Reel (2018), a documentary that witnesses a discount movie theater's eventful final days before handing its keys over to a megachurch and transitioning from 35mm to digital projection. Christopher was the cinematographer for the international sci-fi feature, Project Eden (2017), and the Minnesota-based independent feature, Special Ed (expected completion 2018). His eye for the image brings a sense of the painterly to his cinematic work. His short, Oracle (2016) was officially selected at the Athens International, Minneapolis St. Paul International, Buffalo Niagara, Motor City Nightmares, Chennai International, Polish International, Charlotte, and other film festivals. His short, Home Near Water (2014), was awarded Best Romantic Short at the Chicago Underground Film Festival and selected at Maryland Film Festival, Walker Art Center, and more. He holds a BFA in art from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in filmmaking from Ohio University. Visit Chris’s personal portfolio website here.

Mike Gray - Producer, Screenwriter
Mike Gray - Producer, Screenwriter

Mike is a producer of media and an educator. He has created video for businesses, nonprofits and artists, developed multiple web series, hosted and facilitated podcasts, directed numerous short films, and produced music videos. He has advised organizations on how to effectively communicate their missions through making innovative and exciting uses of media and current technologies. He also works as an audio technician, providing many of these same projects with mixes, sound design and even musical composition. He has taught courses in film production, screenwriting, mass communication, and film studies. He is on the board of the Olympia Film Collective and is the host of Short and Sweet, an educational program devoted to short films and the people that make them in the Pacific Northwest. Mike holds an MFA in filmmaking from Ohio University as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Essex in the U.K. Visit Mike’s personal portfolio website here.

Andy Var - Actor
Andy Var - Actor

Andy was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and raised in a musical household. He has always had an interest in the arts. A massive fan of horror/mystery films, Andy is excited to be a part of Goblin and further his career as an actor. Andy will play the character of James in Goblin.

Nadya Anderson - Actor
Nadya Anderson - Actor

Nadya is ecstatic to explore a familiar backdrop while being a part of this unique, creative venture. She is Minnesota born and bred, as one could determine in her esteem for Juicy Lucy’s and her emphasized articulation of the word "boat". She is pursuing an undergraduate degree in English, and aspires to find a vocation wherein she will be able to tell compelling stories through various media for many audiences. Nadya will play the character of Laura in Goblin.

Rachel Bownik - Actor, Associate Producer
Rachel Bownik - Actor, Associate Producer

Rachel will play the character Y-Dee Dee (or YDD) in Goblin. She is a Minneapolis actor and filmmaker. See the latest entry on the Y-Dee Dee vlog, and follow Y-Dee Dee on Facebook and Instagram.

Darren Joe - Director of Photography
Darren Joe - Director of Photography

Darren received his B.A. in Studio Arts at the University of California, Irvine, where he studied photography, video art, and digital mediums. In 2010, he moved to London to follow his passion of becoming a filmmaker. While in London, he pursued a masters degree at the London Film School. His time in London saw him DP films around the world, including the UK, France, and India. Films that he’s shot have been shown in festivals around the globe, including Sundance and the Cannes Film Festival. Whether it be narrative, documentary, music video, or commercial, Darren looks forward to collaborating with creative individuals to bring fresh and exciting experiences to the screen.

Vanessa Miles - Production Designer
Vanessa Miles - Production Designer

Vanessa has been making art for film for more than 15 years on projects ranging from small independents to large studio features like Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008). Most recently Vanessa designed the international independent sci-fi adventure Project Eden (2017), recently in theaters, overseeing multiple art department crews on two different continents a world away from one another. Vanessa is a master at creating a cohesive and impactful look for a film, reinforcing and shaping the storytelling experience by building worlds for the characters and plot to truly inhabit.

Neha Belvalkar - Line Producer
Neha Belvalkar - Line Producer

Neha has been engaged in making films both fiction and documentary since 2006. She has worked as an assistant director on various independent films in Mumbai, India, such as Dev Benegal’s Road, Movie (2009) and Nandita Das’s Firaaq (2008). She has also worked with community video initiatives such as Video Volunteers (Goa, India), which aims at empowering marginalized communities by giving them the skills and resources to make films on their own issues. She moved to the U.S. to study film at Ohio University, where she graduated with an MFA. She also uses her background and knowledge in film as a teaching artist with arts for social change organizations and schools. She helped craft and guide short documentaries about food justice and racial profiling in high schools. Her films strive to have ideas that are both aesthetically and politically engaging.

Christopher Onderick - Associate Producer
Christopher Onderick - Associate Producer

Christopher began filmmaking as an energetic kid with a VHS camcorder and a knack for telling stories. It wouldn't be long until he was working on nationally recognized award winning public access television programs while earning a degree in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture from the University of Minnesota. With a deep respect for the moving image he worked on numerous short films, several web-series, and produced the feature length documentary Who is Vermin Supreme? (2014) that followed the presidential campaign antics of the titular political satirist. Recently, Onderick produced the documentary The Last Reel, a collaboration with Goblin director Christopher Lange. Onderick is currently producing a short documentary on American ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna and a feature length documentary on the controversial extreme environmental group the Church of Euthanasia with his brother and long time collaborator Steve Onderick.

So many excellent rewards to choose from!
So many excellent rewards to choose from!

Take a look below at the many unique rewards we are offering for your generous contribution to our project.

The private Instagram account will have unique drawings, storyboards, behind-the-scenes, visual inspirations...
The private Instagram account will have unique drawings, storyboards, behind-the-scenes, visual inspirations...
Limited Edition film photographs by the director, printed professionally (analog and digital prints)!!
Limited Edition film photographs by the director, printed professionally (analog and digital prints)!!
You will be able to select your chosen print from over 50 different unique images.
You will be able to select your chosen print from over 50 different unique images.
Custom framing of your photograph is a reward as well...
Custom framing of your photograph is a reward as well...
From over 100 different unique 35mm photo prints, we'll make intuitive selections especially for you, with a personal Thank You!
From over 100 different unique 35mm photo prints, we'll make intuitive selections especially for you, with a personal Thank You!
Goblin Skateboard Decks!
Goblin Skateboard Decks!
Original sketches and drawings from the director!
Original sketches and drawings from the director!
Paintings on canvas by the director
Paintings on canvas by the director

Elsewhere on the Web!

Visit goblinthefilm.com for more information and updates!

Goblin Instagram (the public account)

Goblin Facebook

Goblin Twitter

Y-Dee Dee YouTube

Y-Dee Dee Instagram

Thanks for helping us make this film!
Thanks for helping us make this film!

Risks and challenges

We have worked on the screenplay for 2 years, and it is owned by us. Additionally, we are already in pre-production and have a solid execution plan for the film. Our process now is in raising funding for the production to happen.

A strength is that our director, producer, cinematographer, production designer, and other crew members have made a number of short and feature films at a variety of budgets. They have the preparation, experience, and creative yearning to finish this low-budget feature.

The challenge will be in getting the funding to bring us into production, which is why we ask for your help. Once we have this, we will follow through to complete the production and post-production stages.

After the film has been made, an additional challenge will be securing distribution and getting the film seen. We have the love and support of family, friends, and the Midwest film culture. In attaining distribution, we will be able to bring our vision to a wider audience through ancillary markets.

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    The Door

    You've made it to The Door. Our private Instagram page will reveal behind-the-scenes gems not viewable anywhere else.

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    The Screenplay

    This reward is for a digital download of the Goblin screenplay.

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    The Sewer

    Here you will also get a Digital Download of the completed film.

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    The Cave

    You're really getting us further into the journey. Added, you will be in the "Special Thanks" of our end credits, and you will receive three 35mm printed photos by the director. Two will be artistic images of locations or inspirations for Goblin; the other will have a personally written thank you message from the director.

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    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    Blu-ray

    Final Blu-ray of the film.

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    • Blu-ray of the completed film (with special features)
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    The Tunnel

    In the tunnel there are even more perks, including a signed Goblin postcard by the director, Goblin film poster, and other previous rewards.

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    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    Visions

    Visions include an original drawing by director Chris Lange. First come first served, you will have 50 drawings from which to choose. Each is 1 of 1 original and was often made when taking breaks from writing Goblin. The drawings played a part in the creative process for the film.

    Includes:
    • Unique drawing made and signed by director (1 of 1 original)
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    Lost and Found

    Signed hard copy of the screenplay by writers Chris Lange and Mike Gray; it will include an unreleased "Writers' Introduction" and unique scanned notes and drawings from the writing process.

    Includes:
    • Signed Hard Copy of Screenplay
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    The River

    A darkroom developed and printed 8" x 10" photograph or digitally printed 8.5" x 11" photograph by the director. Photos are either (1 of 3) or (1 of 5) signed original photos printed on Fuji or Kodak professional archival papers. First come first served in your choice of print (selected online before shipping).

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    • Signed 8" x 10" or 8.5" x 11" print (film photography)
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    Day for Night

    Coffee, drinks, lunch, or dinner with the director in the Twin Cities. Let's hang out. Conversation is wide open, from filmmaking, storytelling, life, and beyond.

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    • Meal with the director at a favorite Twin Cities restaurant
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
    • Digital Movie Download of Goblin
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    The Trees

    In the trees you get the above photograph reward, but it will be matted and framed with glass by the director for you personally.

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    • Framed + Signed 8" x 10" Film Photograph
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    The Forest

    Since you are so wonderful, we'd love to meet you and thank you in person at the Minnesota premiere. The added perks here include a director and producer signed Blu-ray of Goblin + 2 Tickets (with special seating and snacks) to the Minnesota Premiere.

    Includes:
    • Signed Blu-ray + 2 Tickets to the Minnesota Premiere
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    Magic

    Thanks for signing onboard; now it’s our turn to sign back. Because your support is going to our cast & crew, this reward includes a Signed Hardcopy of the Screenplay by cast & crew + Signed Poster by cast & crew.

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    • Signed Hard Copy of Screenplay by cast & crew
    • Signed Goblin Poster by cast & crew
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    Skate or Die

    Yes, you read the title correctly. The characters of Goblin skateboard, so this reward includes an actual skateboard deck! Your choice of two different original Goblin graphics.

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    • Goblin Skateboard Deck
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
    • Digital Movie Download of Goblin
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    The Zone

    Since you’ve wandered into The Zone, you've been given the opportunity to be an Extra in the film! With this reward, you will be cast as an extra in a very important scene in the film.

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    • You will be a featured Extra in the film!
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
    • Digital Movie Download of Goblin
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    The Goblin

    Our preeminent piece of memorabilia is the Goblin Skateboard signed by CAST + CREW. We will need higher pledge amounts to get this film made; therefore, we offer this special and unique item.

    Includes:
    • Goblin Skateboard Deck Signed by cast & crew
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    VHS

    The only VHS tape of the film. Like a strange portal in time, we will deliver the completed film on VHS with a rare, singular, and revealing introduction, all on one VHS tape.

    Includes:
    • 1 of 1 VHS of Goblin w/ special introduction (unique art object)
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
    • Your name in "Special Thanks" of the film's credits
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    The Black Square

    The Black Square is the source of mystery, magic, and inspiration. Backers in this category will be listed as "Executive Producer" in the credits of the film. We truly could not make Goblin without you.

    Includes:
    • "Executive Producer" Credit in the film
    • Signed Blu-ray + 2 Tickets to the Minnesota Premiere
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
    • Goblin Poster
    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
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    The Geist

    Because of your belief in this film, you will receive "Executive Producer" credit + an original painting by the director. The painting precedes the film, but does have relevance to the film's making. The paintings are on large canvases; they are past works but are truly relevant to the artistic trajectory of the director and to the film Goblin. Digital copies will be sent before your selection, for you to choose from.

    Includes:
    • "Executive Producer" Credit in the film
    • Original Painting by Director (1 of 1)
    • Signed Blu-ray + 2 Tickets to the Minnesota Premiere
    • 2 x Goblin Postcards (one signed)
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    • Three 35mm printed photos by director with hand-written thank you
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Funding period

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