++ $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.
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.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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