"The Crumpkin's Pumpkins Halloween Special!"
"The Crumpkin's Pumpkins Halloween Special!"
A Halloween Comedy Movie from "Crumpkin's Pumpkin Patch" -- "A Sticky Little Halloween Treat ~ A Tricky Little Halloween to Survive!"
A Halloween Comedy Movie from "Crumpkin's Pumpkin Patch" -- "A Sticky Little Halloween Treat ~ A Tricky Little Halloween to Survive!" Read more
Curtis Amusements and the Poisonous Pumpkins of "Crumpkin's Pumpkin Patch" want to bring You a wicked-fun 'Halloween Treat' by Fall 2019, when ~ with Your Help ~ we'll release --
Featuring 'The Patch's' Characters & Halloween-Themed Story Environment in a Live-Action-Packed, Pernicious-Pumpkin-filled Hallow's Eve Comedy Movie that's intended to 'Scorch The Lids Off' Halloween Fans Everywhere...!
You've given our creepy little "Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Pumpkin Song" more than a Million Views since just last Halloween --
4 Million+ Views... Wow. Whatever do you think we should DO with them...? Hey! -- how about we try to Crowdfund OUR CRAZY, PUMPKIN-INFESTED, WICKED-FUN HALLOWEEN COMEDY MOVIE?
WE'LL UNLEASH -- !: Singing Pumpkins...! Sexy Halloween Costumes...! Scary-Creepy-Funny-Stuff-And-Nonsense...! And YOU TOO can help let The Pumpkins loose -- If You LIGHT US UP...!
As a Writer (Member, WGAw) / Illustrator with a long track record of Creative Development and Story & Script writing for Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount, and many other notable Hollywood Motion Picture and Theme-Attraction Studios & Independent Producers, Johnny Curtis & Curtis Amusements has been actively working to 'get the gourds rolling' on "THE CRUMPKIN'S PUMPKINS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! -- A Sticky Little Halloween Treat ~ A Tricky Little Halloween to Survive!" (See our Project Video above for the Story & Character Intro)
And, as Curtis Amusements' owner Johnny C. is also a former top-seniority (Group One) IATSE Special Effects / Action Props / & Miniatures Craftsman whose past work includes BLADERUNNER, BEETLEJUICE, AMAZING STORIES, and many other major motion pictures & hit TV shows, he brings the specialized experience here to create a well-made, fun, visual FX-filled movie.
The 'Trick' is to raise a professionally modest (in Hollywood) $4.5 Million Funding Goal -- to fuel the Budget for a $3 million movie, and cover the $1.5 million in Bank & Financial Admin. Fees, Campaign Rewards Creation & Shipping Costs, Legal-Mumbo-Jumbo-as-required, and also juice The Irresistibly-Exciting Publicity & Promotional Expenses -- needed to "grease the Release" of a Halloween Comedy Movie Project that frightening numbers of 'Good Fiends' tell us they're, um, dying to see. Heh...
$4.5 Mil. That's a respectable sum, for sure. Although it's a lower Budget than, say, SEAN OF THE DEAD ($6.1 Mil), or TRICK 'R' TREAT ($12 Mil), or BEETLEJUICE ($15 Mil), for example. It is a bigger budget than KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, that's true, but that's not adjusting for three decades of inflation, and we'll have Singing Pumpkins and they didn't.
Curtis Amusements' Kickstarter Campaign is plain-sense-calculated to get a Good Movie capably made by Hollywood Professional Standards -- enough Funding to adequately service this movie's practical Budget, and to facilitate the attendant Campaign Fees, Rewards Costs, and Admin. necessary to the Project's Creation and Promotion. A small portion (less than 7%), will go toward improving the "Crumpkin's Pumpkins" website's interactive experience, new and better Game Content, and much-needed cross-platform mobility, which will help further increase the popularity of our movie (!).
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES WE'LL RAISE OUR FUNDING? If this Campaign can issue 225,000 "ONE FULL SCARE" $20 Rewards Only -- JUST our popular "Pumpkin Song's" current number of views (over 4 million) -- then, regardless of the other Rewards we're offering -- we can make our Goall (!). 'Doesn't sound quite so daunting now, does it?
Our Basic Reward starts at the $10 "HALF-SCARE" Level, releasing the Secret Digital Downloads Link to a creepylicious collection of alarming eyewash at "The Patch's Poisonous Pumpkins Gallery" --
-- Filled with Darkly Delightful Downloads featuring some of 'The Patch's sinister scenery, plus a plethora of our Poisonous Pumpkins ready to disturb your desktop, or to print-out as exquisitely-eerie mini-posters! With a Second Gallery Opening during our Campaign -- one week before Halloween...! This Basic Reward is for All Backers at any Level.
10/25 UPDATE, AS PROMISED! One Week Before Halloween -- Our Second Gallery is in release for our Basic Backers!
Our $15 "GETTIN' SCARED" Level gets you 'Something Sticky' --
Our $20 "ONE (1) FULL SCARE" Level Reward combines a Collectible Quality 11 x 14 MINI-POSTER "CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION" --
-- Which you'll want to show off to your Friends when they're Downloading / Streaming / Opening the DVD-BlueRay-Clamshell of The Halloween Movie That You Helped Make Happen...
PLUS! -- A Big 3-INCH DIAMETER Collectible "Crumpkin's Pumpkins Carve Up Chumpkins!" GLOSSY MAGNET -- Both included together, along with The Gallery Download Access.
And we hope you'll come aboard for our other fun & exciting Reward Levels too -- !
-- Like our "PUMPKIN MAQUETTE MADNESS!" Collectible "Cyrano" Figurine --
(Our "Cyrano" Maquette in development, above, and "bronzed" below -- )
MORE Exciting Rewards include Cast & Crew Autographed Swag, and Authentic Movie Prop Pumpkin Character Give-Aways, so Check 'Em Out, won't you? We're sure you'll find Something Suitable for Your Scary Support. ;)=
Mostly, of course, this is about Getting The Movie Made, so we hope you'll come aboard for a solid "ONE FULL SCARE", and tell a LOT of your Halloween-Fan Friends, to help us give our Production a Grassroots Greenlight!
Okay, The Pumpkins are already hard at work in "The Lab" --
-- And we've already attracted Backers...! heh...
Risks and challenges
So, "The Risks"...? Well, we may or may not make it this time around, but if we're not successful here on Kickstarter, You Don't Lose Any Money -- Your Pledge is not collected. No Charge. Nada. Zero. Zip.
But Your Support will Shine like Stars on a clear night. :D
So the worst if we don't hit our goal is that nobody gets any cool creepytastic Campaign Perks, and our wicked-fun little "Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Halloween Special" doesn't get made as soon as we want to make it for you. :(
But we launched our Kickstarter Campaign with confidence. The actual fact indeed is that our "Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Pumpkin Song" added its latest Million Views in less than a year (!), to hit 4 Million Views on YouTube last August -- And we've roared on to gain an additional 250,000+ Views since then -- !
Add to that our "CPHS" Promotional Video's rapidly growing views -- over 10,000+ since its simultaneous release with our Kickstarter Campaign's launch...!
This makes things look a little less risky, yes? Add to that two years of Grassroots Surveys --
We just took our promotional display, "The Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Pumpkin Pie Cart (& Portable Patch")" to the Fall season's World Class (and Sold -Out) scare convention: "SON of MonsterPalooza", in Burbank, CA, last month (9/15 - 9/17) -- and the interest and enthusiasm for a Halloween comedy movie based on our Pernicious Patch and its Poisonous Pumpkin characters is Literally Unanimous among the many, many Fans who visited our interactive Display for some fun and prizes last weekend. (Our 8th show! -- See our "Pumpkin Pie Cart" Show History (so far), at: http://www.crumpkinspumpkins.com/piecart.htm )
The exitement and enthusiasm we've garnered at past Horror Conventions like "Scare LA", and "Midsummer Scream", and of course "MonsterPalooza", has been steadily building -- with Fans over and over enthusiastically giving us their contact info and telling us They Want To See Our Movie...!
So we hope that consistently-brimming-evidence of eager Fan Interest might also help to alleviate our Backers' "risk", insofar as proving the evident popularity our Poisonous Pumpkins are achieving. And we're getting ready to GROW that popularity into a very entertaining "Halloween Special" -- with Your help, of course. :D
What are "The Challenges"?
Okay, even if we do bring in our Full Funding, we still have to make a Good Movie that you'll actually find watchable, and which will (hopefully) become a delightfully-demented Annual Halloween Favorite. We'll sign aboard a capable Professional Hollywood Crew to bring our sassy little Pumpkins to delightful life. That will take the Funding Goal we're asking for.
Our Budget is practical, and based on professional Industry experience, and this Campaign's Funding Goal will cover both the making of the movie, and the attendant costs of getting the money together, as well as the costs of running a good promotional strategy. .
These days, what we're asking for is indeed modest, compared to most professional motion picture budgets, but it's Enough -- to get the job done right in Hollywood; to attract appealing Talent & capable Direction; to afford Good Gear & Materials (to wit, Take Note: SOME PROPS are REWARDS!); Enough to pay the Players, pay the Powers, & pay the Publicists too; to make the Movie AND our Wicked-Cool Rewards happen -- with the least possible Risk to All. :D
So whether we do make it or not, your Pledge is a welcome show-of-support! And remember -- if we don't make the Professional Low Budget we're seeking here, You Aren't Charged Anything At All.
Ready to LIGHT OUR FIRE? Choose a Reward Level, and let's ignite some memorable Halloween Fun...!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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