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A post-apocalyptic love story with all practical FX. Winner of two Best Feature awards. Get your name in the credits and a signed copy! Read more

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A post-apocalyptic love story with all practical FX. Winner of two Best Feature awards. Get your name in the credits and a signed copy!

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+++ $1 is just an easy goal to get us started. We're trying to raise as much as possible to pay for festival fees, screener costs (manufacturing and shipping), new sound design, advertising and promotion, theater rentals, etc. +++

+++ The special credit "Corpse Queen" has been taken. +++

+++ The special credit "Tentacle Assistant" has been taken. +++

The Sky Has Fallen is an independent horror film that won Best Horror Feature at the 2009 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Best Feature at the 2009 Freak Show Horror Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Score at the 2009 British Film Festival LA. We need your help to get this post-apocalyptic monster out into the world. The money you pledge will go towards submitting the movie to more festivals, sending out more screeners for reviews, taking the film around to independent theaters, advertising and promoting it, authoring more DVDs, etc. Plus, we'll be editing the final cut of the film (with your credits! and a lot of new footage) and paying for new sound design. 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. Thanks!

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 and experimenting 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 (dougroos@theskyhasfallen.net).

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

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

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

Review: http://www.horrorsociety.com/2009/04/13/review-the-sky-has-fallen/ 

Review: http://www.pulpmovies.com/reviews/the-sky-has-fallen

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