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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!
A post-apocalyptic love story with all practical FX. Winner of two Best Feature awards. Get your name in the credits!
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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, advertising and promoting it, authoring more DVDs, 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 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 likeVersus and South Korean cinema like A Tale of Two SistersOldboy, etc. The latter often puts beauty and horror side by side.

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

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

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    LIMITED EDITION copy of the final cut. Comes with 6 behind the scenes featurettes as well as step-by-step mask making and prosthetic application videos!

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    SIGNED POSTCARD from China! Why China? That's where I'm living right now! I'll even write some Chinese on it and draw you a zombie! Plus, you get the Limited Edition! All pledges of $25 or more get this!

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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 get the Limited Edition and a Special Thanks credit too.

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