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We may not have reached our pledge goal this time, but we'll be back with our 2nd Kickstarter really soon, so be sure to check us out on all of our related pages.

We believe that a low budget horror film can address the issues that we all have to live with today. We believe that our practical effects and artistry can be every bit as scary and amazing as big budget CGI. We believe that YOU are ready for something other than your run of the mill zombie or slasher film. Watch our Kickstarter video, and you will believe, too.

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~Christopher Moonlight

What is The Quantum Terror?

In the tradition of writers like H.P. Lovecraft, artists like H.R. Giger, and film makers such as David Lynch or Stanly Kubrick, this indie sci-fi/horror aims to bring together some of the top independent film making talents residing in Austin, Texas to demonstrate that (now more than ever) artistry over a big studio budget can make for excellent film making.

We plan on using practical effects, drawless animation, puppets and miniatures, combined with intimate storytelling and good acting to create an alternate reality, inhabited by impossible creatures of madness. We've reverse engineered some big budget effects so that we can recreate them using cheaper materials, secured the perfect house location, and converted a garage into a mini sound stage. Combined with clever lighting and photography, we believe that you'll never be able to notice or tell that you're not watching a big budget Hollywood film. 

The Quantum Terror Concept Design
The Quantum Terror Concept Design

The Story

Samantha Carol's twin sister Silvia has gone missing, without a trace. The only clues that Sam has to go on are notebooks filled with strange quantum physics equations combined with scribblings about the occult, that she left behind. Silvia's ex-boyfriend and fellow college classmate claims he has seen her going into the nearby drainage tunnels that run under the town he lives in, however he himself is a suspect in her disappearance.

Accompanied by Sam's concerned ex-lover Lucy, with new boyfriend in tow, the now group of four go down into the tunnels where strange alien creatures and alterations of reality, will confront them with their deepest desires and darkest inner truths. Now, the question isn't just whether they will find Silvia or not, but if it's even possible for them to ever get out again. 

Production Philosophy

We've been inspired by the successful production of other small, Kickstarter funded films that have come before us, such as StudioADI's Harbinger Down (directed by Alec Gillis) Tom Woodruff, Jr's Fire City, and Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins' His Heavy Heart. It is our belief that it is the artists behind a film, and not huge amounts of money that bring quality to a production. That's why we think that for as little as our 5K pledge goal, we can make an indie film that doesn't feel like it was shot entirely in a parking lot. Of course more money will help, and that's why we have stretch goals, but we know that what we do with the money we earn will truly amaze you.

Where Will The Money Go?

We already have access to quality cameras and locations. This money will primarily go towards paying our talented crew, who have agreed to work for way below their normal rates, actors, materials for building our creatures & miniatures, a minimal amount of lights & equipment, food, and insurance for our set. If we raise more money, then we will be able to bring in more talent and diversify the visuals and wardrobe that we put on screen.

The Crew

Producer and VFX Artist Christopher Moonlight: Most notably known for his design work for TV and films, such as Live Forever: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey, Christopher is also the publisher of Moonlight Art Magazine, and producer of films like Girl In The Window, The Practical People, When Hollywood Green-Lit Comic-Con, and My Little Zombie, which are all scheduled for release in 2015.

Christopher Moonlight & Frank Papa III
Christopher Moonlight & Frank Papa III

Director & Script Writer Frank Papa III: Frank has been making his way up as director of short films such as A Cut Above & Murder Songs, for Looknow Managment, as well as the upcoming web series Bullet. 

Special Makeup FX Artist Jenna Green: Jenna most notably  competed on season 4, on the SyFy Channel effects challenge show Face Off and created many of the creatures for the movie Army Of Frankensteins.

Jenna Green on SyFy's Face Off
Jenna Green on SyFy's Face Off

Film Score and Sound Design by Lauren Morris: Lauren is the accomplished musician and owner of Scorpion Sound Design, behind the noises and melodies that accompany the award winning feature film Circus of the Dead, that has been taking film festivals by storm.

Samuel French: is the star or the upcoming web series Bullet: Narc Division, and has been in such TV shows as Dallis, Trooper, Killer Women, and the upcoming Texas Rising. He also worked as Josh Brolen's double in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

Samuel French
Samuel French

Daytime Emmy Winner, Mike Gassaway: We are thrilled to announce that The Quantum Terror has just cast Mike Gassaway in of the supporting rolls. Mike is also a star in the upcoming web series Bullet: Narc Division, and has been in such shows and movies as Dallis, Machete Kills, and Bad Kids Go To Hell. Welcome to the team Mike.

Mike Gassaway
Mike Gassaway

Paula Marcenaro Solinger:Originally a theater actress in her native country of Argentina, Paula has made appearances on the TV show Salem and the film Flashes, just to name a few. We're thrilled to have her on board, and if you check out her show reel, you can see why.

Paula Marcenaro Solinger
Paula Marcenaro Solinger

Dimitrius Pulido: Dimitrius' early career was spent on such shows as General Hospital, but his career has also spanned such films as Machete, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and the upcoming film Harbinger. Check out his amazing show reel, here.

Dimitrius Pulido
Dimitrius Pulido

(with stretch goal of 7K) Script Doctor James Hudnall: This major talent will be an add on, if we meet our stretch goal of seven thousand dollars. We already feel we have a strong script, but with James' years of experience as a comic book and TV writer (he co-created the Ultraverse for Malibu Comics and the show Harsh Realm) as well as a teacher, it's only logical to conclude that he can make our very good script as close to perfect, as it can get.

WriterJames Hudnall
WriterJames Hudnall

 (With 2nd stretch goal of 9K) Castle Corsetry: Lauren Bregman is a rising star in the world of fashion design and cosplay. Her corset work is second to none, in our opinion, and her contributions to our wardrobe will take our character designs from cool to iconic.

www.castlecorsetry.com
www.castlecorsetry.com

Made In Texas!

Did we mention that this is a Texas production? Every one of the above mentioned is either living and working here, or was born and raised in this fine state. It just might be that we feel we have something to prove by bucking the stereotypes and showing that (with all due respect) film making can thrive and be successful outside of the Hollywood studio system.

The Prizes (Note: Kickstarter logo will not be included on actual items.)

Quantum Terror T-Shirt and Mini Poster.
Quantum Terror T-Shirt and Mini Poster.

Limited Edition Prints On Metal by PERSONALI-T-Z with Concept Design Art

Quantum Terror Corset Concept Art
Quantum Terror Corset Concept Art
Quantum Terror Open Eye Concept Design
Quantum Terror Open Eye Concept Design
Quantum Terror Limited Edition Cuff Bracelet
Quantum Terror Limited Edition Cuff Bracelet
Concept Design for Tentacle Puppet Prize
Concept Design for Tentacle Puppet Prize
storyboard art
storyboard art

Risks and challenges

The risks are nothing we can't overcome. The one drawback to doing a film for such a small amount of money is that we have have a very small window of time to shoot it in before our talent has to take other jobs. While they are committed to finishing this film, it may take time before we can get them back after that window has closed.
HOWEVER, because of extensive pre-production work, including storyboards and rehearsals, we're sure we can avoid this complication, altogether.

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