A gripping urban thriller based on the classic fairytale, "Little Red Riding Hood". Starring Jodelle Ferland of "Twilight: Eclipse".
Red is a low-budget psychological thriller that will be shot in San Francisco and released worldwide. Starring Jodelle Ferland of Twilight: Eclipse and Silent Hill, the film is the debut feature effort of Films by Neptune, a dynamic new production company based in San Francisco. Red will be distributed by RSquared Distribution.
Based on the classic fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, Films by Neptune's Red follows teenage Rowan as she moves to San Francisco to live with her grandmother. But when unforseen circumstances force her to stay in a hotel instead, she tests her newfound independence out in the city, falling in with an older man who seems too good to be true. Are his intentions for her good? And if not, can she get away before it's too late?
Leading our cast as Rowan is Jodelle Ferland, star of Case 39 and Tideland, and recently featured in Twilight: Eclipse as the vampire Bree.
Claudia Christian also stars as Marlena, a woman with a mysterious connection to Rowan.
Joining Jodelle and Claudia is James Russell, star of 476 AD and festival hit short film The Crustacean Crisis. Two of the lead roles are still being cast - and that's a big part of what brings us to KickStarter.
We have a fantastic crew of experienced Bay Area filmmakers working on the film, including Ben Einhorn and Wes Warfield on camera, Randy Hall on sound, Rachael Bell handling production design, and Alex Neil heading post-production. We'll start posting crew bios and interviews as the campaign progresses, and one of the first things we'll do with the money we raise is hire more crew to fill out our key departments. Our writer and director is Danielle Colman, and our lead producer is Benjamin Yennie.
How Kickstarter Works
KickStarter is a platform for filmmakers and artists like us to raise funds from our audience: people like you. Anyone can pledge to the project, and in return we keep you informed about our efforts, and send out incentives and rewards once the money is raised. You can pledge any amount you like: for $1, you get access to exclusive updates from the cast and crew, and for $10,000, we'll fly the director, producer and a limited-edition DVD or Blu-ray of the film out to your location for a private screening party. In between, we're offering downloads of the film, special edition DVDs and Blu-rays, and replica production art, props and costumes from the film itself. Have a look to the right to see what we're offering at different pledge levels.
To help out, click on the amount you'd like to pledge, and Kickstarter will guide you through the process of selecting your reward and setting up your payment. Your card won't be charged until the end of the campaign, and only if we raise our goal. For more information, have a look at the Kickstarter FAQs.
NEW: SPECIAL REWARDS
In response to requests from some of our backers, we're now offering select original prop and wardrobe items from the film. Keep checking back: we'll be offering more as the week goes on!
Isn't $50,000 kind of low? Is that enough to make a feature film?
In order, yes and sort of. $50,000 is only a fraction of our full budget, and it's not enough to make the whole film. But what it is enough to do is take care of a few key things that will persuade our other investors to come on board. Firstly, we'll be using the money to attach more actors to the project, since a great cast is one of the first things an investor looks for in a film project. We'll also use the money to kick pre-production into high gear, so that by the time we get to shooting we'll be ready to put something truly incredible on film.
What happens if you don't reach $50,000?
Absolutely nothing. You don't get charged, we don't send out the incentives, and we go back to more traditional methods of trying to get the film financed. Unfortunately, that makes it anyone's guess whether we'll be able to get the film made at all.
What happens if you raise more than $50,000?
You mean, aside from lots of celebration and possibly some very dorky dancing at Films by Neptune HQ? Well, that really depends on how much! Every penny raised on Kickstarter (aside from what goes to Kickstarter fees) will go straight into the film's production. The more money we raise here, the less we have to get from investors, and the sooner we can start filming!
Find out more by going to the following links:
Absolutely! Where the green "pledge" button used to be, you should now see a blue button that says "manage my pledge". Click on it, and it'll take you to a page where you can change your pledge amount or reward choice.
Nope, Associate Producer credit comes with all the higher pledge levels as well!
Yes, it just takes a few extra steps. You'll need to get a pre-paid Visa or Mastercard debit card, and - and this is important - put at least $1 more on it than you intend to pledge. Then you can add it to your Amazon account and use it just like a regular credit or debit card.
Sort of. You can't pledge as "Anonymous", but you can choose to sign up for Kickstarter with any name you like. So, if you don't want us to know who you are, just pick a username that's nothing like your real name!
No, it's a replica that we'll have custom printed for you in your size!
Not on the pledge page, but if you want two rewards, pledge the total amount for both, pick one and e-mail us about the other: we'll see to it that you get both when the campaign ends.
The DVD and Blu-ray will be region free: since they are special editions available only to Kickstarter backers, we'll be printing them to order to make sure our international backers can watch them without any issues.
Not until the end of the campaign, and then *only* if we reach our goal. No matter when you pledge, your card won't be charged until 11:59pm PDT on July 16th.