Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 13, 2013.
About this project
Get ready for some Twilight Zone with razor sharp teeth. “House On Shady Lane” is an original and gruesome roller coaster ride that will satisfy ever kind of horror fan. A psychological thriller meshed with a gory monster movie, full of many twists along the way.
Calvin Cruise, a down on his luck thirty year old with an “uneven” mentality takes over a mauled to death mailman’s route with the help of his high-ranking, postal service uncle. Once he starts his route, Calvin comes upon a secluded house on a hill, where there is at least a weeks worth of mail piling up outside. His criminal mentality kicks in; he thinks he's hit the jackpot.
Calvin notices the secluded house’s front door slightly opened. When Calvin enters ’The House On The Hills’ front door, he’s sees a beautiful, bright interior, but the audiences' experience is much different.
Waking up outside the house, covered in blood, with only pieces of his memory, all areas of his life plummet and his body starts to deteriorate. Was his cracked mind hallucinating or were those flashes of super natural beings, necrophilia and gore real? Calvin is drawn back to the house where the mystery unravels.
“House On Shady Lane” is an edge of your seat horror movie to look out for. This is the movie you want to be a part of. Please donate today.
Sal Sorrentino, Director
Salvatore Sorrentino was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and attended NYU, Pace University and The College of Staten Island. Growing up in Brooklyn gave him a love for the city and all of the natural characters and situations in it. This love for different characters made him want to tell different stories through visual means. Starting out as an actor gave him a love of the film making process and a want to work behind the camera and direct films.
Sal directed the short film, BABY BLUES, which became an official selection of The 2010 NYC New Filmmakers Festival and The 2010 New York Independent International Film Festival. The film earned Sal a nomination for Best Director (Short Film Category) at NYIFF.
Sal has also wrapped principle photography on his first feature, THE WARRIOR AND THE SAVIOR, a drama about children from South Africa that experience hardships in their transition to American life. The film is currently in post production and expected to be completed later this year.
Working creatively with Mark Spataro, they formed Die Like A Dog Films, a company that will allow both Sal and Mark to bring their ideas and concepts to life. Die Like a Dog Films goal is to bring the originality and edge that has inspired them, back to cinema. Sal and Mark are currently developing a number of projects including BENT, a crime drama. Sal will helm all of the team's current and future projects. Sal currently works and resides in New York City. HOUSE ON SHADY LANE will be Sal's second feature film.
Mark Spataro, Writer
Mark Spataro grew up in Staten Island, New York and attended The College Of Staten Island where he received a bachelor’s degree in cinema studies. As a kid he loved to create comic books and short stories but with his love and great knowledge of cinema and all its genres, he began writing screenplays. Mark penned the short film BABY BLUES, which became an official selection of 2010 NYC New Filmmakers Festival and The 2010 New York Independent International Film Festival. In 2011, THE WARRIOR AND THE SAVIOR was Mark’s feature screenwriting debut. HOUSE ON SHADY LANE will be his second feature film.
Jacki Zolezzi, Producer
Born and raised on Long Island, Jacki Zolezzi showed a strong interest in the entertainment industry from a very young age.In high school, an elective production class inspired her to take a love of film from hobby to career. She then went on to HofstraUniversity where she received a bachelor’s degree in Audio/Video/Film.
Jacki loves all aspects of film production and decided to pursue a career as a producer so she could take part in all of it. Currently, she has produced three short films. Her first, 5ive Thirty One has been accepted into five film festivals around the country. House on Shady Lane will be her first feature.
What We Need
We are an independent film raising a large budget. Your donations will help to cover the cost of production and post-production; your money will not go into anyone's salary. Without your generosity, it will not be possible to make our movie.
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Risks and challenges
There are many risks and challenges associated with making a film, which is why we plan on using the money raised on kickstarter get an insurance policy for the film. It will cover all crew personel, as well as anything that may happen to our equipment rentals and/or the locations we are shooting in.
Being that many of our scenes take place outdoors, the biggest obstacle we will face is the weather. Should it snow or rain during the shoot, we will need to add on production days that are not in the original budget. This money will also be used to cover those unforseen circumstances.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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