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Feature Film Project - Two boys search for 'the beast' in the wilds of the English countryside, but does it live inside us all? Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 14, 2012.

Feature Film Project - Two boys search for 'the beast' in the wilds of the English countryside, but does it live inside us all?

About this project

LESS THAN 24 Hours to go!! Last chance to join in and get those rewards!!...

Dark Roar is a big cat adventure film, based on true events.

There have been sightings and encounters with big cats in the English countryside for years now. Where have they come from? How do they survive? Are they breeding !? What's the truth behind it all?

My inspiration for the film was reading an newspaper article about a sighting of a cat in the woods around Brighton - it attacked a dog and scared it’s owner witless! This is the starting point of our film…  two boys then decide to go on a trip to the woods and investigate…

This is a full length feature film aimed at children, and has some scary/horror elements, so in the US it would probably receive a PG-13 rating and in the UK a certificate 12A.

This project is different!! It's a small budget independent children's film and that makes it unusual. But being different is something to be celebrated, and there is also a tremendous amount of talent involved. From the actors (see updates), producer, director, cinematographer, composers... it's all there.

WE'VE HIT OUR TARGET!!! - Big Thank You to everyone who has pledged. We really do appreciate it. Now let's go on and make a really decent film - 5th July 2012

STOP PRESS: New Target $5000... yes, let's go for it, we really believe to crowdfunding and value everyone's help. Let's try and get to $5000 and really give the project a boost!!

Us on Meridian Tonight... which is UK TV news - Channel ITV1

What will use the money for?

All kinds of essential things, but primarily...

  • Camera Hire
  • Sound equipment hire
  • Feeding the cast and crew
  • Fuel and travel expenses
  • Insurance
  • VFX budget

A short teaser for the film - shot in 2011...

The soundtrack to the film will be composed and performed by two artists, Nigel Samways and Ed Kurkjian.

Have a listen to some of Nigel's previous work here...

And here's a link to Ed Kurkjian's tracks on MySpace...

Movie Poster - By Paul Cemmick

A hand-painted design by Brighton artist Mr Cemmick. Thank you Paul. If you would like to own a limited edition print see the rewards section.

Dark Roar - Movie Poster
Dark Roar - Movie Poster
Dark Roar Tee
Dark Roar Tee

How can I help this movie be made?

We have all put our own money in. No one is taking a salary.  $1000 seems pretty small, and of course for a feature film like this it is. We'd love to go over our target as every penny would be used to add value on screen.

DoP with the Red One - MX camera
DoP with the Red One - MX camera

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

So please…

  • Spread the word – It’s only going to work if you tell as many people as you can. Email your friends, post it up on FACEBOOK, send a telegram to your grandma – do what you have to do.
  • Pledge whatever you can. We REALLY do appreciate it. We believe wholeheartedly in following your dreams, and this is what we’re doing.
  • After you pledge, this really becomes your film – you backed it, and you helped make it.
  • The more you pledge, the greater your reward. There is a varied list of rewards available.

Please remember, your credit or debit card is only charged if and when we hit the target. And then you are only charged what you have pledged. You will receive your rewards, and we get to make the film. Everybody’s laughing!

If we miss our goal your card will not be charged. You won’t get your rewards, and the film does not get made. Boooo, hiss!

Please do visit the Black Rock Website for more details on the project, or join us on FACEBOOK - facebook.com/darkroarfilm 

We'll be posting regular updates to this project. If you have any questions please do contact me. Thanks for your support.

FAQ

  • Yes. They will play in DVD players set to a specific region, or region-free DVD players.

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  • Yes, it is. International is included – within reason. If you live in a remote cabin in the woods, please add a little extra to your pledge.

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  • That is absolutely fine. There is an option you can select if you don’t want the reward. Also, if you don’t want all the rewards at a given level… then that’s fine too.

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  • Yes – English, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

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Rewards

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    A Credit In a Special Section of the Black Rock Films Website. As well our sincere THANKS, and a warm glowing feeling inside, in the knowledge that you have helped to get this movie made!

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    A Song Download – chose any track from the film’s soundtrack. Plus... Exclusive behind the scenes photos emailed to you.

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    An HD Digital Download of the film - Be one of the first to see the film after its online release.

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    All Of The Above. Yes, get the credit, track and download in this fantastic bundle!

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    Movie Poster - a print of the hand painted design by Paul Cemmick. Delivered on high quality, heavyweight paper - size 420 x 279mm (A3).

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    A Credit at the end of the film - under Special Thanks.
    Yes, see your name at the end of the feature film!

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    Be an Extra in the film - Appear in a street scene in Brighton (travel expenses not included!)

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    Be an Extra in the film - Appear in the public meeting scene in the film (travel expenses not included).

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    4 backers

    A DVD Copy of the film. Be one of the first to own the film!

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    3 backers

    Blu-Ray Copy of the film. You helped to make it, so it deserves to be added to your collection!

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    Be an Extra in a street scene in the film and get a credit under Special Thanks, at the end of the movie.

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    Cool Dark Roar Tee Shirt – Paul Cemmick Designed S, M, L, X-L

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    1 backer Limited (199 left of 200)

    Attend the Cast and Crew Screening - Two Tickets - you and friend, for the Brighton performance (travel expenses not included!).

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    Signed Copy Of The Script - signed by the writer and director. A nicely bound hard copy.

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    Special Edition DVD – Includes an exclusive behind the scenes documentary – Signed by the Director

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    Prop From The Film - this is something noteworthy from the film, which will be clearly visible on screen. Includes a certificate of authenticity.

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    VIP Visit To The Set For Two people - Be shown around set and introduced to the crew. Have photos taken with the cast, and have a great view of the action. (travel expenses are not included).

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    2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)

    Executive Producer Credit - on the end credits of the film. Get the high status billing of being a Producer of the Movie. Two invitations to the Brighton Cast and Crew screening are also included.

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    1 backer

    Executive Producer Credit - on the film's closing credits - PLUS all of the above! - 2 Screening tickets, VIP visit to the set (for 2 people), Film Prop, a Signed copy of script, T shirt, be an Extra in the film, Special Edition DVD, Signed copy of the script, Blu-Ray, HD Download of movie, song download, plus special thanks on website.

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    Sci-Fi Prop from the film. You will own one of the clearly identifiable high-tech pieces which appear in the film. A certificate of authenticity is included.

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    Small Speaking Role - in the film for you OR a friend. This amazing opportunity, gives you a chance to actually appear in the movie in a small part - with dialogue!! (The Director's editorial decision on this will be final). This reward is LIMITED TO 5 scripted parts.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE!! yes everything. The small Speaking Role, the Executive Producers Credit, the Sci-Fi Prop... all of it...Splendid.

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Funding period

- (30 days)