Stretch Goal #1 $15,000 -
If we reach this stretch goal we will make an estimated 20 minute long documentary about the making of the film (Available first to everyone who donated enough for digital bonus features and in the future uploaded on YouTube)
Thanks to everyone that got us funded in under 10 days of our kickstarter going live!! Check out our update video where we talk about the progress we've made and how the more money we raise the better the film will look! There's still a lot of time to go so don't miss your chance to be a part of making the Spider-Man 4 Fan Film the best it can possibly be.
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Hello fellow web-heads!
If you're reading this, more than likely you're a fan of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy, and you were probably disappointed when years ago Spider-Man 4 was cancelled, over the last few years a LOT of information has come out about what the film was going to be and so we've gathered a large and talented team of creative people in the Pacific Northwest to fit together this jigsaw puzzle as best we can, put our own spin on it, and make a feature length fan film of Spider-Man 4!!
Will it be as amazing as the giant Hollywood budget motion picture event that the original Spider-Man 4 should have been? Nope, it'd be ridiculous of us to think we could do that, but we're going to do everything we can to make it as great as possible!
We've taken elements released from the original Spider-Man 4 plans Sam Raimi set down (Opening montage of Spidey fighting different villains, Vulture as the main villain, Black Cat, and even Lizard! Etc.) and added some of our own (Mainly the involvement of Kingpin instead of Adrian Toomes' origin story revolving around yet another forgettable business man)
In this chapter Peter Parker's life is in another slump, evicted from his apartment, his relationship is rockier than ever with MJ, his internship at Fisk Industries ended abruptly when his new mentor Adrian Toomes was let go, and now the mysterious thief "Black Cat" has shown up to turn his life upside down even more! This film will introduce fan favorites such as Vulture, Lizard, and The Kingpin! And is definitely going to be one of Spider-Man's most difficult battles yet!
Aside from our script, here's what we've done so far with NO outside funding!
Concept art by Jack Socal
Here's just some of the awesome concept art by Jack Socal made for this film!
CGI Animation tests by Bryn Clayton Jones
While we don't want to rely on CGI heavily for this project, for some scenes it's needed, so here are some EARLY animation tests of Spider-Man and Black Cat swinging! (In the final film it will all be shaded/rendered much nicer as seen in the picture below, and if you are an animator interested in helping out with the project reach out to us! Bryn C. Jones is learning to animate FOR this film since we couldn't find anybody else!)
Musical Score by William McCarthy
An original musical score by William McCarthy! He'll be recreating Danny Elfman's themes for the full film but for now listen to this sneak peek of Black Cat's theme written and produced by McCarthy himself!
Harley Pettus and Bryn C. Jones are hard at work making the first Spider-Man suit completely out of pocket!! A Super Lycra bodysuit has been commissioned from Zentai Zone as well as urethane symbols. Bryn and Harley have also already begun the process of making Urethane Webbing for the suit so it'll look almost IDENTICAL to the suit from the last two films in the original trilogy.
Let's be real, we all wish we could see Tobey Maguire or Kirsten Dunst return to play their parts, but sadly that just isn't an option (Though we did tweet Tobey, sadly no reply). But we have nothing but confidence in our cast of actors bringing this film to life!
Bryn Clayton Jones: (@Bryn.C.Jones on instagram) has acted in and directed several fan films. Bryn has been dressing up as super heroes since he was a kid (Haven't we all?) but grew especially fond of two, Batman, and Spider-Man! He is more than excited to bring this film to life and to do his best to portray Spider-Man!
Brittany Anne Brown: (@Brittany.Anne.Brown on Instagram) was the team's first choice of applicants for playing Mary Jane Watson. She has experience behind the camera for short films she directed like Lipstick (2018) and Sarah (2018), but her talents extend to acting as well, we are so excited to have her on the cast!
Eric Manix: (@Eric_Manix_Photography on Instagram) fresh off playing Xavier in The Wolverine Chronicles for Iron Forge Studios, was very excited when approached to play Vulture in this film, instantly getting involved in helping fleshing out this character, it's safe to say Eric is very excited to bring this character to life!
Mandi Huffman: (@1337Mando on Instagram) is a local cosplayer and model who practically embodies the character of Black Cat! We were so excited when she agreed to be part of the project and we wouldn't want anybody else playing this crucial role!
Ed Edica: (@VoorheesCosplay on Instagram) is a local cosplayer and entertainer who in our mind IS the kingpin, he has the stature and booming voice needed to pull off the intensity this character needs! When we first discussed writing Kingpin in the deciding factor was if we could get Ed to play him, and thankfully he said yes!
Erik Franklin: (@ErikOnPaper on Instagram) is a talented and experienced stage actor who's been a fan of Spider-Man for a very long time! We're so excited for him to bring our take on the character to life!
We are still in the final stages of casting and a LOT of the cast hasn't been announced yet, to see ALL the casting announcements as they happen go check out High Mountain Studios on Facebook!
We couldn't make this film without an amazing team of people behind the camera as well, writers, artists, composers and so many more we haven't announced yet! (Trigger Warning: SFX Gore is shown in the photo for our SFX Makeup Artist)
Jack Socal, Concept Artist: (@Anomalite on Instagram) has been such an amazing help in creating this film! Designing vulture and lizard from scratch as well as lots more we haven't released yet!
William McCarthy, Composer: (@WishWellington.Music on Instagram) has brought so much quality to this project by providing us with an original score incorporating the original Spider-Man themes by Danny Elfman!
Eliana Vaughn, Special Effects Makeup Artist: (@Princesssfx on Instagram), We are SO excited to have her on the team, her portfolio on Instagram speaks for itself and is going to be our lead SFX Makeup artist on the project!
Harley Pettus (@Seattle_Spidey_Cosplay) and Bryn C. Jones, The Writers: Have worked on piecing together a cohesive narrative, both long time Spider-Man fans who are beyond excited to bring this project to life!
And finally: Here's an outline for some of the rewards YOU can get from donating to make this project become a reality!
Shipping fees will apply for all physical rewards to be shipped outside of the US.
- Your name in the credits! How awesome would it be to see YOUR NAME at the end of Spider-Man 4!!
- Exclusive bonus features and interviews with the cast and crew!
- DVDs and Blu Rays of the finished film!
- Digital and CD copies of the musical score by William McCarthy!
- Production book including exclusive artwork by Jack Socal and behind the scenes photos!
- Signed posters!
- T-Shirts so you can show off your support with pride
- Producer Credit!!
- Your FACE hidden in the movie!!
- AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!
Risks and challenges
Our main worry is getting this film done before summer 2020, if the KickStarter is succesful we WILL make this film but scheduling a project this big is always hard. We are more than confident we can make this film it's just a matter of if it'll be finished in 2020 or 2021.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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