Entity is an ambitious, independently produced, psychological horror film that is based on internet legend - the entity known as Slender man. This film is the culmination of over 11,000 man hours, sourced entirely by students of film and volunteers. Entity has been shot in it's entirety, but we need that one final push to release on JULY 26TH, 2013.
The story, wholly original and written especially for the screen, follows the disappearance of a young couple's close family member. They are sent to the vacated home to finalize affairs and their trip soon takes a turn for the worse when they discover repressed secrets... and learn that what's lurking in the home is beyond anything they could have ever imagined.
ENTITY aims to breathe life into the haunted house genre by adding new twists and blending cinematic styles. Directors Christopher and Jeremy Jadallah are going to crank up the tension and show the Slender man like he's never been seen before.
While Entity has completed principal photography and has moved into post, the film isn't yet complete in it's current form. The team still needs funding to color-grade, sound design, format and ship the final screen-locked copies of the film to various distributors, film festivals and investors around the world.
Entity has already made waves in the film making world and has been featured on over 30 horror news sites, been seen over a million times and has received interest from several international distributors. The fan-fare surrounding the Facebook page, related advertising and viral web-series, seen here: (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjXn49YcIvIvJj_CLBXfEow) have been instant hits with fans all around the world. Many of whom are new to the Slender man mythos and hungry for more!
We are students, filmmakers, business owners, retail workers, mothers, daughters, sons and friends. We made Entity to show the world that it doesn't take a Hollywood studio to produce a film of this caliber. We have had more than our share of difficult times and setbacks, but the film has been shot and is so close to completion that we can taste it.
WHY THIS AMOUNT?
Reaching our goal is KEY to reaching our international audience and bringing our love and your love for Slender man to the masses. Funding at the level of the original 32,540 dollar goal would sufficiently meet these goals; however, we have additionally broken down further funding goals below to demonstrate the partitioning of funds. Sending the film to a post-house, or post-production house, would alleviate most of the burden on our editing team but is fairly costly. We have teamed up with a local VFX company that has agreed to help divide the workload with us and work on terms that are agreeable.
Entity has been in development here at East Bay Entertainment for the past 18 months, and it has been one heck of a challenge, but we wouldn't trade it for the world. We love our fans, and this is why we do these things. This is why we make films.
To show our love, we have made (2) additional goals!
If we break our original goal of $32,540, we will begin work on a full-length documentary, documenting our initial progress on "Entity" and how the Slender man himself has affected mainstream media and culture in the last few years. (We'd love to do this, anyway!)
If we achieve $52,540 we will begin production on a special ALTERNATE sequence to be placed at the end of the credits sequence. (ex. Marvel Films.)
We'd love to do both, so let's fund this thing!
Risks and challenges
As with every Kickstarter, there is the possibility that our funding goal might not be reached - and we accept that; However, unlike many other projects, ENTITY has been shot entirely, and is already undergoing Post-Production. Your funding would cover:
Sound Design, Additional Color Grading, Additional Visual FX work and packaging and formatting of digital screeners. These screeners will be submitted to WORLDWIDE distributors that have already expressed interest in our project.
As far as our rewards go, due to the financial complications and time constraints of shipping a large amount of product overseas, we will be limiting the availability of certain rewards to the UNITED STATES ONLY. We love all of you, but we can't afford it.
We know this project will be a success, but we still need help from you, the fans!
A special, LIMITED edition, Kickstarter only edition of the film itself on Blu-Ray/DVD complete with special features and signed by the cast. Each edition will be hand-numbered! THIS VERSION WILL NEVER BE PRODUCED AGAIN! Plus all previous rewards!
Two (2) round-trip tickets to the premiere (TBD) on us, plus dinner with the cast, crew and executive producers, a tour of the film locations, and custom memorabilia from the film. Plus all previous rewards!