About this project
WE ONLY TAKE YOUR PLEDGE IF WE REACH THE $10,000 TARGET BY THE DEADLINE. IF WE DON'T HIT THE TARGET, YOU ARE NOT CHARGED
HARDCORE INDIE will be a 90 minute documentary about the making of two hardcore horror movies that will be shot in Tulsa this summer. SCREEN & CRAWL are two original horror-thriller movies from two visionary film-makers.
One film-maker is from Scotland (UK) The other is from Tulsa (USA) They want to come together to pool their talents, resources, and projects. Their ultimate goal is to use these movies to kickstart an independent film studio in the US.
David Baker (Scotland), Oklahoma Ward (Tulsa) and Nicole Alonso (Jersey) met online a year ago and immediately clicked. Now-with a shared vision and passion for genre films, they are joining forces to make their dreams a reality with SCREEN AND CRAWL
HARDCORE INDIE will be the behind-the-scenes Full length Documentary of the whole process from start to finish. This documentary is not just about film-making, but it focuses on the universal theme of people working hard together to make their dreams a reality.
OKLAHOMA WARD & NICOLE ALONSO
Oklahoma and Nicole recently left LA to come to Oklahoma's parents. They had a studio built in the back yard for the set of "CRAWL" The film is funded and they are currently building the set themselves. You can see the 24/7 LIVE VIDEO FEED
David Baker has tried to make "SCREEN" several times in the past, but he could never get the right deal, or producing partners that would be right for the film. He put the film on back burner for years.
THE WEB-SOCIAL MEDIA
This is where the power of social media kicked in. It helped bring these kindred spirits together. HARDCORE INDIE could be a classic documentary that captures how this partnership began between these film-makers. Which could lead to a potential studio.
WHAT YOUR MONEY WOULD GO TOWARDS
Your kickstarter donations will fund the HARDCORE INDIE documentary. Which in turn, also kickstarts the birth of this whole partnership.
David Baker will fly out to Tulsa and live with Oklahoma and Nicole the whole summer. They will help him to get SCREEN made with their locations, contacts, and resources. (crew, kit, cast, muscle cars) David will also act in Oklahoma's film CRAWL
SCHEDULE (If this kickstarter campaign is funded)
- David prepares and travels to Tulsa (15 April to 30th)
- SCREEN pre-production (May)
- CRAWL pre-productiion (May)
- CRAWL shoot (June-July)
- SCREEN shoots (July-August)
- CRAWL & SCREEN post (August-Sept-Oct)
- CRAWL-SCREEN release (TBC)
- HARDCORE INDIE post & release 2012
WHAT DO FUNDERS GET?
We have great perks on the opposite side of the page. Some of them are DOUBLE perks for the price of the one, because you are funding a team.
We are offering a unique insight into two filmmakers lives as they try to kickstart the birth of an independent studio. We also see the people that fund us as long term supporters, so you will always get exclusive access to many other opportunties all through this ambitious journey.
In effect, supporters of this campaign will help to ignite the spark to this whole partnership. We are confident we could help kickstart a new breed of indie filmmaking. Help us make the term "indie" mean something special again.
PRIVATE VIDEO CHANNEL FOR FUNDERS (WEB SERIES)
We will also shoot a flip camcorder online web series documentary to chart this whole journey. This will start the day after the end of the campaign. (If successful)
This web series will be exclusive private video diaries for kickstarter funders. We will show you behind the scenes videos of this whole journey.
Most of the content won't appear in the "Hardcore Indie" 90 minute documentary. This is fresh extra content. This means that funders can watch this whole process on video as it happens too.
The theme of these videos will also be very accessible, so that a universal audience can watch them. These videos will show all the ups and downs as this filmmaking team try to turn their dream into a reality.
The video series will be posted at least 5 days a week for the next year. You can watch it daily via this password protected blog at the HARDCORE INDIE website here. THESE VIDEOS WILL ONLY EVER BE AVAILBLE TO FUNDERS!
We are sharing all the ups and downs of our lives, so we only want to share this transparent content with people that believe in us. That way they can see where their hard earned funding support is going.
We will also have a private channel that is exclusively for other filmmakers. We will chart the projects from beginning to end in preproduction, post, and marketing and distribution. We will give tips about our process every step of the way.
These videos could be much more informative than film-making dvds, books, and courses. This content will be invaluable, simply because its coming from film-makers that are dealing with all the challenges of trying to produce and monetise from their work today. As it happens!
MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION
Our first projects will be a hybrid distribution model (Industry and direct to market distribution) We have a plan for inventive marketing campaigns for both movies.
- Promotion portable drive-in screening event tour
- Diy outdoor drive-in screenings
- Real drive-in screenings
- Spin off web video content that promotes main movies
- Industry marketing
Community building is at the heart of each campaign. We will chart all the ups and downs of this in the web series and HARDCORE INDIE. HARDCORE INDIE will also have a multi platform release. Funders will get access to the first private online screen via the website VOD platform.
The long term goal is build a global community with the studio, so we can completely get direct to our market after we make our work. People who support us will always get opportunties to be interactively involved with our projects.
This ethos will be communicated in "HARDCORE INDIE" If you want to be part of something that could be the birth of something special, please support our campaign.
ARE BOTH THE FEATURE FILMS FUNDED?
CRAWL is funded. They might need to raise a few $ in production or post, but the majority of the funding is there, so the film is shooting in June for 100%.
SCREEN can be made very cheaply. Funds will be released if David gets to Tulsa and shows he is pulling it together. Pre-selling this documentary HARDCORE INDIE (Which is like a movie itself) helps make the movie happen too.
It gets David based in Tulsa for the whole summer. Oklahoma has access to the locations, props, crew, kit for no cost. SCREEN will be made for 100%.
Whatever happens, we can get SCREEN made between July-August. In the worst case scenario, HARDCORE INDIE might end up beginnng the Oscar winner! However, we are VERY confident we have three great features.
Your kickstarter pledge will not be taken off your credit card unless we meet our total funding goal for HARDCORE INDIE by the end date. If we don't reach the target by that deadline, we don't get any of the funds.
Every $ raised helps. If you can't donate, please promote this project to your friends on Facebook, Twitter, everywhere. We have great movies, we are hard workers, and we believe this will really be a special partnership. But we can't do it without your support.
Thank you for reading this pitch. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us on the links below.
THE FILMMAKERS DETAILS
DAVID PAUL BAKER
"Hardcore Indie" website
Previous film website (Writer, director, producer, actor)
OKLAHOMA WARD & NICOLE ALONSO
"Hardcore Indie" website
Previous project website
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