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A post-apocalyptic love story. All practical FX. Winner of two Best Feature awards. Get your name in the movie's credits!
A post-apocalyptic love story. All practical FX. Winner of two Best Feature awards. Get your name in the movie's credits!
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THE SKY HAS FALLEN - Horror Film with Unique Spin on Zombies

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++ $1 is just an easy goal to get us started! We're trying to raise as much as possible to promote the movie, enter more festivals, make more screeners, etc. ++

The Sky Has Fallen won Best Horror Feature at the 2009 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Best Feature at the 2009 Freak Show Horror Film Festival. At the 2009 British Film Festival LA, it was nominated for Best Score. It won an Award of Merit for a Feature Film and another for Cinematography at the 2012 Accolade Competition. At the 2012 Maverick Movie Awards, it was also nominated for Best Special FX and Best Special FX Makeup.

All practical FX. No CGI. No shaky cam.

We need your help to get this post-apocalyptic monster out into the world. The money you pledge will go towards entry fees and shipping costs for submitting to more festivals (we want to get into as many as possible, but they add up quick), making more screeners for reviews as well as mailing them, advertising and promoting the film online (and in print if possible), taking the film around to independent theaters, etc. Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated even if it's only referring a friend. The film is already on IMDb so you can get your credits as soon as your pledge is collected. The final cut is already done too so it'll just be updated with your credits, and then you'll quickly get your rewards so there's no worrying about whether the project will be finished.

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What's the plot?

Within a couple hours, a new plague wipes out almost all of the world's population. Trying to avoid infection, people flee to remote locations, but they start seeing mysterious black figures carrying away the dead to experiment on them. Now, Lance and Rachel, two survivors determined to fight back, must kill the leader of these creatures before the rest of humanity disappears.

Is this just a gore fest?

No, while there are a lot of makeup effects and blood in this movie, I think this genre works best when you actually care about the characters. I love Aliens and John Carpenter's The Thing not just because of the amazing practical FX but because of the unforgettable characters like Ripley, Hicks, Hudson, MacReady, Childs, Blair, Clark, Garry, etc. This film is a character-driven, post-apocalyptic love story with a lot of action, suspense, and monsters.

Why is the forest still green if it's post-apocalyptic?

No nukes went off or anything in the story. If a virus like Ebola killed billions, the grass and trees wouldn't be affected. I wanted to avoid the typical desaturated look of post-apocalyptic films wherein everything is ugly and bleak. There was no reason for that in the plot, and my two biggest influences were Japanese films like Versus and South Korean cinema like A Tale of Two Sisters, Oldboy, etc. The latter often puts beauty and horror side by side.

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If you have any questions, feel free to email me (dougroos@theskyhasfallen.net). Thanks!

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1316078/

Official Website: http://www.theskyhasfallen.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theskyhasfallen

#Zombies #Horror

Risks and challenges

Normally, just shooting the movie would be a great challenge, but since the final cut has already been completed and only has to be updated with your new credits, there isn't any risk of the project not being finished. In other words, we already filmed everything, edited it, hired a composer, recorded the score, did the sound design and mixing, designed the DVD, made the special features, etc. so delivering your rewards won't be a problem. We just have to reach our funding goal. Then the real hurdle is getting the word out about the movie, but we're making more progress every day, and with your help, we'll be able to do a lot more that will make a big difference: more festival wins, more positive reviews, more promotion and marketing, etc.

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    FX GUIDE in PDF format! This covers sculpting, mold making, gelatin masks, prosthetic application, splatter effects, fake blood tips, etc.

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    LIMITED EDITION copy of the final cut with 6 behind the scenes featurettes as well as step-by-step mask making and prosthetic application videos! The price is $19.99 on Amazon so you're already saving money, and you don't have to pay for shipping (no extra charge for international either)! Plus, you get the PDF FX Guide!

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    SIGNED ZOMBIE SKETCH on a postcard from China! Why China? That's where I'm living right now! I'll even write some Chinese on it! Plus, the Limited Edition & PDF FX Guide!

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    CROWDFUNDING SECRETS PDF! My own guide on how to make sure your project is successful with lots of tips you won't find anywhere else. Plus, the Limited Edition, PDF FX Guide, and Signed Postcard!

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    SPECIAL THANKS credit at the end of the movie as well as on IMDb. PLUS, the Limited Edition, PDF FX Guide, Crowdfunding Secrets PDF, and Signed Postcard! Your credit on IMDb will be added as soon as your pledge is collected.

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    EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT. On the front is the lovely lead creature with its white eyes and rotting face. Don't forget you also get the Special Thanks credit, Limited Edition, PDF FX Guide, Crowdfunding Secrets PDF, and Signed Postcard!

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    Pick one of these SPECIAL CREDITS: "Undead Aficionado," "Savini Lover," "Hellhound," "Certified Awesome," "Bottin Worshiper," "Horror Guru," "Quad Shotgun Manufacturer," or CHOOSE YOUR OWN (choice must be approved). Only one person can have each of these. Email me before or after bidding to claim yours. The film's IMDb listing will be updated once funding is successful. PLUS, you get the Limited Edition, Exclusive T-Shirt, PDF FX Guide, Signed Postcard, and Crowdfunding Secrets PDF!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit at the end of the movie as well as on IMDb. Plus, the Limited Edition (2 copies), Exclusive T-Shirt, PDF FX Guide, Crowdfunding Secrets PDF, and Signed Postcard. Your credit on IMDb will be added as soon as your pledge is collected.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit at the beginning and end of the movie as well as on IMDb! Plus, the PDF FX Guide, Limited Edition DVD (3 copies), Exclusive T-Shirt, Crowdfunding Secrets PDF, and Signed Postcard. Your credit on IMDb will be added as soon as your pledge is collected.

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    CO-PRODUCER credit at the beginning and end of the movie as well as on IMDb! Plus, the PDF FX Guide, Limited Edition DVD (3 copies), Exclusive T-Shirt, Crowdfunding Secrets PDF, and Signed Postcard. Your credit on IMDb will be added as soon as your pledge is collected.

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