Funding Unsuccessful This project’s funding goal was not reached on .
Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

House of Monsters stop-motion animated short film features a vampire who discovers a creative way to have fun in the sun.

CREATING STOP-MOTION MISCHIEF, ONE MONSTER AT A TIME!

Last year we made a little short film called House of Monsters. We hit the festival scene, won some awards, and had a blast. If you didn't catch it then, you can catch it now on YouTube. Inspired by the feedback from folks like YOU, we want to keep going with this and develop it into a series. 

That means we need to have, y'know, more than one episode. We want to make a few episodes for a "pitch package" that will really sell our vision for this project. The ultimate goal is to get financing and distribution for an entire series of monster shorts.

That all starts with this first step. We would like to invite you to join us on this adventure in making the next episode of House of Monsters. It's a 7 minute stop-motion animated short called "Fun in the Sun" and tells a cautionary tale about a vampire who takes a little creative liberty to enjoy an afternoon in the sun.

Everyone who pledges $5 and up will get to see the finished film online via private link. It ain't headed to YouTube for free. That wouldn't be fair to you and it could spoil our distribution opportunities.

The story is done! The character designs are done! The set designs are done! We've taken this as far as we can before jumping into the expensive stuff. House of Monsters creator Dawn Brown has assembled a small but mighty crew of Hollywood's most talented artists to help bring these monsters to life.

IT STARTS WITH $1 AND AN IDEA.

This is the House of Monsters film we made last year. Time to make a new one!

SUPPORTING MONSTERS HAS ITS REWARDS.


Sculptor Jon Neill working on the Burgomaster puppet.
Sculptor Jon Neill working on the Burgomaster puppet.

JUST ADDED! $10 donation and $35 donation STICKERS!

Collectible character stickers - $10 for your choice of one or $35 for the whole set! (Don't worry, everyone who has already donated at least $10 will get the appropriate sticker reward.)

$25 donation or more - ONLINE ALL ACCESS PASSWatch the process of making this stop-motion animated short, from puppet and set production, to shooting and editing, you will receive a private link to see how this film gets made, warts and all. 

$50 donation or more - CREW T-SHIRT. Said to have powers to ward off werewolf attacks and fight zombie infections.

character design from the pitch book.
character design from the pitch book.
set design from the pitch book.
set design from the pitch book.

$100 donation or more - DIGITAL PITCH BOOK. Features concept artwork, storyboards, character designs, set designs, and more! 

Artwork by concept artist Warren Manser.
Artwork by concept artist Warren Manser.
Artwork by graphic artist Dianne Chadwick.
Artwork by graphic artist Dianne Chadwick.

$250 donation or more - EXCLUSIVE SIGNED PRINT. Your choice of artwork created by monster crew members Warren Manser or Dianne Chadwick. 

$350 donation or more - MONSTER BEER STEIN! Everyone knows monsters looooove beer! Own one just like the those used in the film, except yours will be human-sized.

Concept artwork by Warren Manser. NOT FINAL SCULPT.
Concept artwork by Warren Manser. NOT FINAL SCULPT.

$500 donation or more - MONSTER STATUETTE! Faux bronze resin maquette sculpted by Jon Neill.

$2000 donation or more - BE IN THE MOVIE! The best reward of them all! Have a character made in your likeness and you appear in the movie as a villager. There are roles available for men and women!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I love a great challenge. I say, BRING IT ON!!! I have tremendous faith and confidence in our crew. We share a passion for the project, and have the production experience to complete the tasks at hand. With each person bringing their unique talents to the table, there is no doubt this film will be something really fun and special.

No doubt we will encounter the usual production hiccups like coordinating schedules and delays, etc. While we are asking you for funding, everyone on the crew has made very generous concessions with their salaries and their time. I am not taking any money personally from the budget. I am humbled and inspired by their generosity and support (and yours!) It fuels my fire to keep pushing House of Monsters to be the very, very best it can be!

If you have any questions or comments, please email me. houseofmonstersmovie@gmail.com

xoxo,
Dawn

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
58
Backers
$14,333
pledged of $60,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    THANK YOU! You have our eternal thanks for supporting the film. You're awesome!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    22 backers

    ONLINE CREW SCREENING OF THE SHORT FILM. You will receive a private link to watch the completed short film online for a limited time.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    COLLECTIBLE CHARACTER STICKER. Pick your favorite monster artwork with any of these collectible stickers. Be the envy of your friends! You will also receive the crew screening mentioned above.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $2 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    9 backers

    ONLINE CREW SCREENING AND "BEHIND THE SCENES" ACCESS PASS. Watch the process of making this stop-motion animated short, from puppet and set production, to shooting and editing, you will receive a private link to see how this film gets made, warts and all. You will also receive the private link to watch the crew screening online.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $35 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    COLLECTIBLE STICKER SET. Own the whole character lineup! All the monsters and the castle graphic are yours. In addition you will receive the the previous awards.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    4 backers

    HOUSE OF MONSTERS OFFICIAL CREW T-SHIRT. You're a part of the crew…show it! The design of this shirt is exclusive to this film only! You will also receive the access pass and the online crew screening mentioned above.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    4 backers

    HOUSE OF MONSTERS DIGITAL PITCH BOOK. You will receive a .pdf copy of the pitch book, which features character sketches, concept art, the making of the first film, etc. You will also receive the above mentioned rewards.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    4 backers

    EXCLUSIVE SIGNED PRINT BY DIANNE CHADWICK. The beautiful costumes in this film are made by legendary graphic designer Dianne Chadwick. You've seen her work in Iron Man, Men in Black III, and The Lone Ranger. This artwork is offered as a 20" by 30" print, signed by the artist. You will also receive the pitch book, t-shirt, access pass, and crew screening.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $25 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    EXCLUSIVE SIGNED PRINT BY WARREN MANSER. House of Monsters wouldn't be what it is without help from legendary concept artist Warren Manser. You've seen his work in Spider-Man, The Matrix, and Man of Steel. This artwork is offered as a 20" by 30" print, signed by the artist. You will also receive the pitch book, t-shirt, access pass, and crew screening.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $25 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $350 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    MONSTER STEIN. Just like the ones used in the film, except yours will be human-sized! You will also receive the print of your choice, the pitch book, t-shirt, access pass, and crew screening.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $25 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    FAUX BRONZE STATUETTE BY JON NEILL. The wonderful puppets in this film are sculpted by master sculptor Jon Neill. You've seen his work in Jurassic Park: The Lost World, The Smurfs, and Looper. The sculpture will be cast in resin and finished with a faux bronze patina. You will also receive the print of your choice, the stein, the pitch book, t-shirt, access pass, and crew screening.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    PERSONALIZED ANIMATED MESSAGE FROM THE MONSTER OF YOUR CHOICE. We will animate a 10 second personalized video message delivered by one of our beloved monsters. Birthday card? Holiday greetings? Wedding proposal? It's up to you! (within discretion, of course!) You will also receive the print of your choice, stein, the statuette, the pitch book, t-shirt, access pass, and crew screening.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $2,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    BE A PUPPET IN THE FILM - WOMEN. What could be cooler than being a character in a stop motion film? We will make a villager puppet in your likeness and your villager will appear in this film. You will get a screen credit, and a profile picture for your Facebook Page. We have roles available for 1 WOMAN only. LADIES, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU! Fellas, see the previous reward. You will also receive the print of your choice, the stein, the statuette, the pitch book, t-shirt, access pass, and crew screening.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $2,000 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    BE A PUPPET IN THE FILM - MEN. What could be cooler than being a character in a stop motion film? We will make a villager puppet in your likeness and your villager will appear in this film. You will get a screen credit, and a profile picture for your Facebook Page. (or whatever you'd like to do with it!) We have roles available for 1 MAN only. FELLAS, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU! Ladies, see the next reward. You will also receive the print of your choice, the statuette, the stein, the pitch book, t-shirt, access pass, and crew screening.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $5,000 or more
    You selected

    2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)

    BE AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER AND OWN A PUPPET FROM THE FILM. The biggest monster reward of them all! We will make a villager puppet in your likeness as described above - and you will receive the puppet when we wrap! You will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER SCREEN CREDIT. You will receive both prints, the statuette, the stein, the pitch book, the t-shirt, the access pass and the crew screening!

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
Funding period

- (30 days)