About this project
EPIC MYSTERIES: BIGFOOT
A PILOT EPISODE FOR A MYSTERY SERIES
Epic Mysteries was created out of our own curiosity for the unexplained. The mythical creatures that escape our comprehension and mysteries that fascinate us all. We begin by exploring what is arguably one of the most EPIC mysteries the world has ever known, Bigfoot!
We traveled to the infamous Bluff Creek and explored notorious "Bigfoot country" throughout the Pacific Northwest. We met with witnesses and recreated what they saw, some of which stories have never before been told before. We tied these stories together by interviewing leading world experts and exploring new information involved in the search for the elusive Sasquatch. To make sure we did not miss a thing, we filmed it all in glorious 4K Ultra High Definition using RED Cameras! (Program also will be available in 1080p High Definition).
This film can be distributed as an individual program, but it's our hope and dream to create an entire series (12 Episodes) that explores different mysteries from around the world.
NEW REWARD! CLIFF BARACKMAN SIGNED DVD & A BIGFOOT PRINT!
Signed DVD "Bigfoot Roadtrip" and a Bigfoot Print Cast from his Collection!
Limited quantity reward! You will receive a SIGNED DVD copy of "Bigfoot Roadtrip", a film made by Cliff Barackman and a Bigfoot Print Cast from his private collation! (Cast is not signed) In addition you will get a Blu-Ray copy of EPIC MYSTERIES: BIGFOOT and a 4K UHD digital copy of the film.
NEW REWARD! GET A LIMITED EDITION DVD COPY
Get yours by backing Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot at the $20 or above level
WHY ARE WE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP?
We have been working on this project for the last 8 months. Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot is nearing completion and is currently in Post Production. We need to complete Post Production before delivering it to the world. We are in the midst of final editing, color correction, sound design and 3D model integrations. We need a little help getting this done, as post production done right, (especially when mastering in 4K resolution) is not cheap and requires expert assistance.
There are also costs associated with getting this into the right distribution channels (streaming, 4K streaming and pay-to-download solutions such as Hulu, iTunes and Netflix).
THESE ARE OUR GOALS FOR THIS KICKSTARTER
$6,000 - Base Goal
This allows us to finish our pilot episode, Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot, and get the distribution ball rolling. From here it will be in limited streaming networks and pay-per-view solutions.
$10,000 - Stretch Goal
This allows for the above but also gets the program into as many possible distribution networks as we can. This gives us better exposure and the income can help us possibly finance future/new episodes.
$80,000 - Series Goal
At this point we will produce an entire first season of Epic Mysteries (12 Episodes). We have scripts ready to go on everything from Sea Monsters to the Most Haunted Places and Lost Treasure to the hunt for the Holy Grail.
WHY HELP US?
Do you enjoy shows about legendary creatures, lost treasures, ghosts and hauntings and all other types of EPIC MYSTERIES? Help us get this series going and start a new trend of helping create what YOU WANT TO WATCH!
We have a passion for storytelling, cinematography and of course the mysterious and unexplained. Help us break into the independent TV Show world.....but we can't do it without you!
WHO STARS IN EPIC MYSTERIES: BIGFOOT?
Meet the experts that made Epic Mysteries possible below.
CLIFF BARACKMAN - @CliffBarackman
Co-Host from "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet
Cliff has been a dedicated sasquatch field researcher for the past two decades. Known throughout the Sasquatch scientific community for his extended expeditions, he has been known to spend over 200 days a year in the field. Over the years he has managed to gather data supporting the hypothesis that sasquatches are an undiscovered species of great ape that walks bipedally and lives in North America. Though finding and documenting data is a goal of Cliff’s research, it is not the primary goal. The process of bigfooting is fun!
DR. JEFF MELDRUM
Professor of Anatomy & Anthropology, ISU
Dr. Meldrum is a Full Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology and a Professor of the Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University.
Meldrum is an expert on foot morphology and locomotion in primates and has published numerous academic papers ranging from vertebrate evolutionary morphology, the emergence of bipedal locomotion in modern humans and Sasquatch (Bigfoot) and is a co-editor of a series of books on paleontology.
LARRY CORREIA - @monsterhunter45
Author of the "Monster Hunter International" series
Larry Correia is the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International Series, the Grimnoir Chronicles, and the Dead Six thrillers.
BEN HANSEN - @BenHansen00
Former FBI and Host of SyFy's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files"
Ben is best known as a television host and the lead investigator of SyFy channel's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. Ben is a former FBI Agent and brings a crucial skeptical eye to any mystery investigation.
Bethany Woodruff - @boorosewoody
Host of Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot
Bethany Woodruff, a native of Scotland and lead actress for several viral videos on the web, joins Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot as our host.
JAMES CAWLEY - @jamesdcawley
Writer, Director, Cinematographer and Bigfoot Actor (Recreation Scenes)
Cawley is an Executive Producer, Writer, Director, Cinematographer and the guy wearing the bigfoot suit for the recreations in Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot. Intrigued by cryptic creatures and mysteries from around the world, James set out to create this new show in a cinematic documentary style.
WHO ARE THE CREATORS OF THIS SHOW?
Cinema Direct Films and James Cawley have been involved in many different projects, specifically related to 4K Ultra HD. We have traveled the Southwest in our film "Secrets of the West" and even brought you a Grindhouse B Horror Movie called "Wendigo Carnage".
Arrowstorm Entertainment is the leader in Fantasy and Sci-Fi-genre films and executive producer of this film! Their films are multiple award winners and they were ready for a new challenge. They've battled orcs and dragons, but never tackled Bigfoot before. Their expertise in successful multi-network distribution will help us to bring Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot to you!
4KMarketplace.com has sponsored and supported Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot from day one of this project. 4KMarketplace is an industry leader for 4K Stock Footage and 4K Post Production elements and effects.
WHAT EXACTLY IS 4K, YOU TALK ABOUT IT A LOT!
4K resolution, also called UHD (Ultra High Definition), refers to TV or Computer displays having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. Walk into your neighborhood electronic store and look at how many of the new televisions are 4K... quite a few, and it will soon become the new standard over 1080p.
Global leaders in streaming distribution such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are currently in the process of rolling out 4K Streaming. We own the equipment and have the knowledge to produce films in 4K, which allows us to expand our reach and potentially be more profitable in several markets instead of limiting ourselves to just one. Of course, Epic Mysteries: Bigfoot will be available in 1080p HD as a standard (pay-per-view options and streaming distribution).
Filming and mastering in 4K just makes Epic Mysteries even more epic and the first of its kind in many ways!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Without the help of Kickstarter backers like yourself, this will never reach a wide release. We want people to see it and we've poured our sweat, blood, and energy into it and would love for you and the world to see it. This is also the best option for getting an entire first season of Epic Mysteries made ($80,000 option above). We don't want you to just hand over your hard-earned money, we want to reward you by picking out a reward based on the amount you donated. (See these great rewards to the right) We truly do appreciate each and every backer! THANK YOU!
I WOULD LOVE TO HELP....BUT I CANNOT FINANCIALLY RIGHT NOW
We understand completely and appreciate your support! Sharing this page on your social networks is another way you can help us...and it's free! Simply click on the share link above or copy the url of this page. Even sending an email with the link to a friend that loves Bigfoot or Mysteries helps us to reach our goal.
Please share this project and help us reach our goal!
SPECIAL BLU-RAY REWARDS ($100+ Backer Rewards) Backers of this project over the $100 amount will receive a limited edition Blu-Ray of Epic Mysteries! You will also be able to choose TWO ADDITIONAL BLU-RAY films from our partner and executive producers, Arrowstorm Entertainment!
Choose 2 films to be sent to you:
• Mythica: A Quest for Heroes
• The Christmas Dragon
Watch the Previews For The Above Films Here: http://www.arrowstormentertainment.com/#!films/cnyk
Risks and challenges
The filming is completed and the cut editing is done, so the biggest challenges are out of the way. We will need to quickly get our final edits and VFX done and ensure that gets done quickly! But don't worry, we want this done as much as you do and will do everything we can to get this in your hands!
Our next biggest challenge would be if we met our $80,000 goal. This would kick writing and planning into high gear so we would be challenged with completing so much in a quick timeframe. This sometimes leads to degradation of quality, but our name is on this and we want it to be the best it can be!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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