About this project
LOOKING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD
You know them well… Rudolf, the Island of Misfit Toys, the Heat Miser, the Mad Monster Party. They are part of our collective childhoods. House of Monsters is inspired by these Rankin/Bass classics as well as modern faves like Nightmare Before Christmas, ParaNorman, and, yes, even a little Robot Chicken.
The $20,000 goal is to fund the first TWO episodes of the web series. Each episode is approximately 6 minutes long. Additional episodes will be stretch goals. The more money we raise, the more episodes we will make.
We made a House of Monsters short film in 2012. It did very well on the festival circuit and found fans all over the globe. People keep asking for more! And so we are inspired to keep these characters alive and take them on new adventures.
JUST ADDED BONUS! All pledges $25 and up will receive the 2012 short film added to their rewards package. So that's THREE episodes so far!
The more money raised in this campaign, the more episodes we will make!
PAYING IT FORWARD
We've been fortunate in our careers to learn from the best filmmakers, storytellers, designers and craftsmen in the film industry. And as we step up to the camera to tell stories of our own, it is also our responsibility and privilege to share our knowledge with the next generation of filmmakers.
I am happy to share my knowledge with anyone who wants to learn! All reward tiers include online updates that will take you through the entire journey creating this web series.
Here's a little lesson how to sculpt a puppet head. Feel free to grab a ball of clay and play along!
HANGING OUT WITH MONSTERS CAN BE REWARDING.
In addition to the online updates, you can unlock zombi-licious rewards with your very own official House of Monsters skeleton key. Everyone on our crew is a seasoned film industry artist, and we love to make cool stuff. We are concept artists, draftsmen, sculptors, model makers, and graphic designers. Each of these rewards are personally created by us for you.
As we've said before, the more money we raise in this campaign, the more episodes we will make. Future episodes include...
"The Famous Girl" - the Doctor's most celebrated creation ditches the spotlight to forge her own path.
"Full Moon Fever" - bear witness to the most spectacular stop-motion werewolf transformation in the history of cinema! Also featuring singing and dancing creatures of the night.
"Frank and the Zombie Girl" - Frank finds true love when the local village is over-run by zombies. Zombie Girl's inevitable decay puts a hitch in their budding romance.
"Sasquatch vs. Yeti" - All bets are off when the furry brutes compete in feats of strength.
"The Odd Couple" - The vampire and the mummy become unlikely roommates when the count's coffin is suspiciously compromised.
The Gill Man! El Chupacabra! Jekyll and Hyde! We've got adventures planned for all of them. Again, the more money we raise, the more episodes we will make. You want it - we'll make it.
To raise monsters from the grave, all you need are...BACKERS!
Add a t-shirt to any donation for $30.
Add a signed print to any donation for $100.
Add a non-custom stop-motion puppet to any donation for $700.
Just add a note when you make your pledge and we will hook you up!
There's more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MonsterShopInc
There's more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houseofmonstersmovie
MONSTERS IN THE PRESS
Risks and challenges
Challenges? I love challenges! Risks? I eat risks for breakfast!. BRING 'EM ON!!! I have tremendous faith and confidence in our crew. We share a passion for this 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 project will be something really fun and special.
Surely we will encounter the usual production hiccups like coordinating schedules and delays, etc. Everyone on the crew has made very generous concessions with their salaries and their time. 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 absolute very best it can be!
If you have any questions or comments, please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
We do! Here it is...
The shipping charges are for your physical "goodies".
It's $2 to ship the skeleton key.
It's $10 to ship the key, the sketch, and the t-shirt.
It's $20 to ship the key, the sketch, the t-shirt, and the print.
It's $30 to ship the key, the sketch, the t-shirt, the print, and the maquette.
It's $40 to ship the key, the sketch, the t-shirt, the print, the maquette, and the puppet.
That's up to you guys! The more money raised, the more we can make!
If we hit the $20,000 goal, we will make 2 episodes. All pledges $25 and up will get both episodes PLUS the original 2012 short film. That's three total. If we get into stretch goals, we will add more.
Thank you! Let's focus on getting funded right now. In the past we have licensed stock music. The decision to stay with stock music or create an original score will be based on how much money is raised during this campaign. Preferential consideration will be given to backers.
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