This project's funding goal was not reached on June 12, 2013.
About this project
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.
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 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.
$50 donation or more - CREW T-SHIRT. Said to have powers to ward off werewolf attacks and fight zombie infections.
$100 donation or more - DIGITAL PITCH BOOK. Features concept artwork, storyboards, character designs, set designs, and more!
$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.
$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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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