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Feature Film - psychological, paranormal, horror, thriller.
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"IT'S JUST A GAME" - New film from Daniel Emery Taylor

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"IT'S JUST A GAME" - THE NEW FEATURE HORROR FILM FORM DANIEL EMERY TAYLOR!!

PLOT SUMMARY: Brianna (Hannah Cohen-Lawlor) is a shy, bashful teen who is constantly getting humiliated by the other girls in her social circle. Her circumstances change when she is kidnapped by a bizarre theatre cult intent on summoning an ancient witch.

[The official "IT'S JUST A GAME" Poster]
[The official "IT'S JUST A GAME" Poster]

From the mind of Daniel Emery Taylor, an actor best known for THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING and a writer/director best known for THE HOSPITAL and CAMP MASSACRE, comes a twisted tale of teenage bullying, jealousy, angst, and a bizarre theatre cult intent on summoning the spirit of an ancient witch. Taylor's solo directorial debut, IT'S JUST A GAME is an ethereal, haunting psychological thriller with a Giallo sensibility. A tale that is as fresh as it is indescribable. Taylor promises a change of direction from his previous work. "I wanted to present something that nobody else could: something born solely in my mind. Sure, you can see my influences - you can see the Argento, the Refn, the Raimi, the Hitchcock - but I am pleased that what I have is uniquely Daniel Emery Taylor."

IT'S JUST A GAME reunites Taylor with some of his frequent collaborators: producer James Azrael, director of photography Bill Schweikert, and sound mixer Daniel L. Bamberg. "Aside from the friendships I have with these great people, they work hard and do exemplary work. You really couldn't ask for better people to have your back." Helming the post-production team is editor Daniel J. Pico (CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, FAREWELL DARKNESS). "This is my first time working with Daniel and I am absolutely astonished at his artistry. You often think of editing as being very technical but his vision is every bit as big of a part of this as James and mine are." Taylor also brings back actors G Larry Butler and Alicia Clark, both of whom had turns in THE HOSPITAL and CAMP MASSACRE. "They're phenomenal. I didn't want to do this without having them both involved." 

He seems most excited when talking about some of the new talent he worked with. "Hannah Cohen-Lawlor is the star of this film - in more ways than one. A prodigious performance. One day she will be a star and I will take full credit for discovering her, haha. Rachel Fiona Marshall as Skullgirl absolutely shines and stands to join the echelon of great horror character actors. Leah Hudspeth was recommended to me by most everyone I knew and I couldn't be happier that I cast her. The performances that she and Alex Zuko give is electric. They have tremendous chemistry. They're sexy, funny, and scary ... pretty much everything you want in this kind of project."

WHAT IS GOING ON?

"IT'S JUST A GAME" is a 100% completed feature film!! We are coming to you via Kickstarter to manufacture and self-distribute this movie. There are no risks involved as it is COMPLETED and we are producing the Blu-Rays, so no matter what, THIS IS HAPPENING!! We just want to let you have the opportunity to get in on the preorder...the first printing of this amazing movie and your chance to get some killer additional swag that isn't currently available elsewhere!! 

THE SPECS:

The Bluray will include

  • Feature Length Film, HD, Dolby 5.1
  • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer Daniel Emery Taylor & Producer James Azrael
  • 2-hour Making Of Featurette
  • Original Trailer

THE REWARDS:

You have the opportunity to get some great swag through this campaign!! Our amazing Poster designed by Adrian Johnson, the official COMICBOOK, "Tales From It's Just A Game - Creepy Pasta" by Rafael Nieves & Dani Romero [with a VARIANT COVER option by Dan Parent & Anwar Hanano], Collector Enamel Pin of Skullgirl designed by Dani Romero, the official IJAG Skullgirl T-Shirt made by Atomic Cotton, limited edition Skullgirl mask replica...and more!!

REWARD - The IJAG BLURAY

You get "IT'S JUST A GAME" on Blu-Ray!!!
          • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
          • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
          • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
          • Official Trailer

[example art, not final design]
[example art, not final design]

REWARD - "CREEPY PASTA - Tales From IJAG" [COMICBOOK]

***ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH COMBO REWARDS***

This is a 24-pg comic book companion to the film! It details the stories told by the girls during their slumber party and shares the tales of: SKULLGIRL, MOTHER MURDER and JEFF THE KILLER!!! 

Based on Daniel Emery Taylor's film & creation, "CREEPY PASTA" is written by Rafael Nieves [Marvel's Hellstorm, The Phantom], Illustrated by Dani Romero [The Magnificent], and Collored by Tom Luth [Groo, Usage Yojimbo, Mad Magazine]. Regular cover by Dani Romero. 

OPTIONAL / SIGNED BY: Writer - Rafael Nieves, Illustrator - Dani Romero, Creator - Daniel Emery Taylor, Editor/Producer - James Azrael

[COVER by Dani Romero]
[COVER by Dani Romero]

REWARD - VARIANT - "CREEPY PASTA - Tales From IJAG" [COMICBOOK]

As above, only this has the VARIANT COVER ARTWORK!! Illustrated by the incredible Dan Parent [Archie Comics, Die Kitty Die] and Colored by Anwar Hanano [Die Kitty Die]!!!

OPTIONAL / SIGNED BY: Writer - Rafael Nieves, Illustrator - Dani Romero, Creator - Daniel Emery Taylor, Editor/Producer - James Azrael

[VARIANT COVER by Dan Parent]
[VARIANT COVER by Dan Parent]

REWARD - The official IJAG 11x17 Poster!!!

*NOTE: The signed posters WILL BE signed by Writer/Director - Daniel Emery Taylor, Producer/Actor - James Azrael, Executive Producer - Ernesto Avina, Prop Maker - Brad Zonka. Others will likely be added, but not guaranteed at this time.  This will be updated when we know more!!

[Pictured: actual 11x17 posters, unsigned]
[Pictured: actual 11x17 posters, unsigned]

REWARD - The "SKULLGIRL" Collectible Enamel Pin

[Pictured: Digital Art Proof / Not actual size / Kickstarter enlarged the image A LOT]
[Pictured: Digital Art Proof / Not actual size / Kickstarter enlarged the image A LOT]
  • Pin Designed by artist Dani Romero
  • 1.75" x 1.75" (4.45cm x 4.45cm)
  • Dual Posts w/Rubber Clutch
  • Soft Enamel w/Metal

REWARD - THE LIMITED EDITION "SKULLGIRL" MASK

This is a very special opportunity to get a replica of "Skullgirl's" iconic mask made by IT'S JUST A GAME's own Prop Maker, Brad Zonka!!! Only 5 of these are available for this!!!

[Pictured: Screenused "Skullgirl" Stunt Mask]
[Pictured: Screenused "Skullgirl" Stunt Mask]

REWARD - The IJAG "SKULLGIRL" T-Shirt

This Tee was made originally as a wrap gift for the Cast & Crew of "It's Just A Game," and now YOU can have get one of these stylish threads for yourself!!! 

T-Shirts are screen printed high-quality shirts, made by Atomic Cotton.

[Photos of Cast, Crew & Friends with the "Skullgirl" t-Shirt]
[Photos of Cast, Crew & Friends with the "Skullgirl" t-Shirt]

Risks and challenges

NO RISKS!!! The movie is made!! It is just awaiting Blu-Ray manufacturing, and that is happening, BUT this is your only chance to get it before everyone else, get your name listed as a supporter in the liner notes, AND to get exclusives that are not currently offered anywhere else!!!! PLUS all other rewards are designed, and most are already in hand!!!

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    IJAG 11x17 POSTER [SIGNED]

    The official "It's Just A Game" 11x17 Poster!!! SIGNED by the Cast & Crew!!!

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    THE IJAG BLU-RAY

    You get "IT'S JUST A GAME" on Blu-Ray!!!
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
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    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

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    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!!!

    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!! **Ends Sunday Nov 25th at 11:59pm CST**
    You get "IT'S JUST A GAME" on Blu-Ray AND a Cast & Crew SIGNED 11x17 Poster!!!

    Bluray Features:
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: COMBO #1

    As an EARLY BIRD SUPPORTER, you will get a SIGNED COMICBOOK instead of the regular unsigned comicbook!!

    You get….the "IT’S JUST A GAME" Blu-Ray, your name in the liner notes, AND the SIGNED Comicbook!!!

    Comic book signed by: Rafael Nieves (Writer), Dani Romero (Illustrator), James Azrael (Producer/Editor), Daniel Emery Taylor (Creator), Rachel Marshall (Skullgirl)

    Bluray Features:
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

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    • IJAG Blu-Ray
    • NAME IN BLURAY LINER NOTES - Listed as a Kickstarter supporter
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    You get "IT'S JUST A GAME" on Blu-Ray, your name in the liner notes & the IJAG Comicbook!!!
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

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    • IJAG Blu-Ray
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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: COMBO #2 - VARIANT

    As an EARLY BIRD SUPPORTER, you will get a SIGNED POSTER & SIGNED COMICBOOK instead of the regular unsigned poster & unsigned comic book!!

    You get….the "IT’S JUST A GAME" Blu-Ray, your name in the liner notes, the Dan Parent VARIANT COVER SIGNED comicbook, and the SIGNED 11x17 Poster!!

    Comic book signed by: Rafael Nieves (Writer), Dani Romero (Illustrator), James Azrael (Producer/Editor), Daniel Emery Taylor (Creator), Rachel Marshall (Skullgirl)

    Poster signed by: Daniel Emery Taylor, James Azrael, Hannah Cohen-Lawlor, Rachel Marshall, Leah Hudspeth Elisha Williams, Ernesto Avina, Brad Zonka, Daniel Pico, Matthew Festle and more Cast & Crew TBA

    Bluray Features:
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

    Includes:
    • IJAG Blu-Ray
    • IJAG 11x17 Poster - SIGNED
    • NAME IN BLURAY LINER NOTES - Listed as a Kickstarter supporter
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    IJAG BLU-RAY COMBO #2 - VARIANT

    You get...."IT'S JUST A GAME" on Blu-Ray, the Dan Parent VARIANT COVER comicbook, and the 11x17 Poster

    Bluray Features:
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

    Includes:
    • IJAG Blu-Ray
    • IJAG 11x17 Poster
    • COMICBOOOK: "Creepy Pasta - Tales From IJAG" [VARIANT Cover]
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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: COMBO #3 - VARIANT

    As an EARLY BIRD SUPPORTER, you will get a SIGNED POSTER & SIGNED COMICBOOK instead of the regular unsigned poster & unsigned comic book!!

    You get….the "IT’S JUST A GAME" Blu-Ray, your name in the liner notes, the Dan Parent VARIANT COVER SIGNED comicbook, the collectible Skullgirl enamel pin, and the SIGNED 11x17 Poster!!

    Comic book signed by: Rafael Nieves (Writer), Dani Romero (Illustrator), James Azrael (Producer/Editor), Daniel Emery Taylor (Creator), Rachel Marshall (Skullgirl)

    Poster signed by: Daniel Emery Taylor, James Azrael, Hannah Cohen-Lawlor, Rachel Marshall, Leah Hudspeth Elisha Williams, Ernesto Avina, Brad Zonka, Daniel Pico, Matthew Festle and more Cast & Crew TBA

    Bluray Features:
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

    Includes:
    • IJAG Blu-Ray
    • IJAG 11x17 Poster - SIGNED
    • SIGNED COMICBOOK [VARIANT Cover]
    • Enamel Collector Pin: SKULLGIRL
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    IJAG BLU-RAY COMBO #3 - VARIANT

    You get...."IT'S JUST A GAME" on Blu-Ray, the Dan Parent VARIANT COVER comicbook, collectible Skullgirl enamel pin and the 11x17 Poster

    Bluray Features:
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

    Includes:
    • IJAG Blu-Ray
    • IJAG 11x17 Poster
    • COMICBOOOK: "Creepy Pasta - Tales From IJAG" [VARIANT Cover]
    • Enamel Collector Pin: SKULLGIRL
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    JOIN THE CULT!!!

    You are ready to join "Brother Thaddeus" and his "Troupe de Reel" cult!! This is the ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGE!!
    You get the BLU-RAY, the SKULLGIRL ENAMEL PIN, the SKULLGIRL T-SHIRT, the SIGNED 11x17 POSTER, and the Dan Parent VARIANT & REGULAR cover comicbooks, SIGNED!!!

    Comic book signed by: Rafael Nieves (Writer), Dani Romero (Illustrator), James Azrael (Producer/Editor), Daniel Emery Taylor (Creator), Rachel Marshall (Skullgirl)

    Poster signed by: Daniel Emery Taylor, James Azrael, Hannah Cohen-Lawlor, Rachel Marshall, Leah Hudspeth Elisha Williams, Ernesto Avina, Brad Zonka, Daniel Pico, Matthew Festle and more Cast & Crew TBA

    Bluray Features:
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

    Includes:
    • IJAG Blu-Ray
    • IJAG 11x17 Poster - SIGNED
    • SIGNED COMICBOOK [VARIANT Cover]
    • SIGNED COMICBOOK [Regular Cover]
    • T-SHIRT: Skullgirl
    • Enamel Collector Pin: SKULLGIRL
    • NAME IN BLURAY LINER NOTES - Listed as a Kickstarter supporter
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    THE CULT LEADER!!!

    Time for some one-on-one with "Troupe de Reel's" very own "Brother Thaddeus" and IT'S JUST A GAME's writer, director & producer...DANIEL EMERY TAYLOR!!! Aspiring filmmaker? Writer? Maybe you have some questions about Daniel's time on set of THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING? Whatever you want to talk about, this is YOUR TIME!! A personal 30min Skype with DANIEL EMERY TAYLOR!!

    AND...you get the IT'S JUST A GAME "Brother Thaddeus" T-Shirt!!!

    PLUS: you get EVERYTHING in the "JOIN THE CULT" reward level [check it for more details on rewards]!!! The BLU-RAY, the SKULLGIRL ENAMEL PIN, the SKULLGIRL T-SHIRT, the SIGNED 11x17 POSTER, and the Dan Parent VARIANT & REGULAR cover comicbooks, SIGNED!!!

    Includes:
    • IJAG Blu-Ray
    • IJAG 11x17 Poster - SIGNED
    • SIGNED COMICBOOK [VARIANT Cover]
    • SIGNED COMICBOOK [Regular Cover]
    • T-SHIRT: Skullgirl
    • Enamel Collector Pin: SKULLGIRL
    • NAME IN BLURAY LINER NOTES - Listed as a Kickstarter supporter
    • Skype (30min) with Director, Daniel Emery Taylor
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    SKULLGIRL IS MY FAVORITE!!!

    Along with You get the BLU-RAY, the SKULLGIRL ENAMEL PIN, the SKULLGIRL T-SHIRT, the SIGNED 11x17 POSTER, and the Dan Parent VARIANT & REGULAR cover comicbooks, SIGNED...you get:

    • LIMTED & NUMBERED "SKULLGIRL" DISPLAY MASK REPLICA
    Made by "It's Just A Game" Prop Maker, Brad Zonka!!

    Comic book signed by: Rafael Nieves (Writer), Dani Romero (Illustrator), James Azrael (Producer/Editor), Daniel Emery Taylor (Creator), Rachel Marshall (Skullgirl)

    Poster signed by: Daniel Emery Taylor, James Azrael, Hannah Cohen-Lawlor, Rachel Marshall, Leah Hudspeth Elisha Williams, Ernesto Avina, Brad Zonka, Daniel Pico, Matthew Festle and more Cast & Crew TBA

    Bluray Features:
    • Feature Film in HD & Dolby 5.1
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Writer - Daniel Emery Taylor, and Producer - James Azrael
    • 2-hours of Behind The Scenes Features
    • Official Trailer

    Includes:
    • Ltd. Edition "SKULLGIRL" Mask Replica
    • IJAG Blu-Ray
    • T-SHIRT: Skullgirl
    • Enamel Collector Pin: SKULLGIRL
    • IJAG 11x17 Poster - SIGNED
    • SIGNED COMICBOOK [VARIANT Cover]
    • SIGNED COMICBOOK [Regular Cover]
    • NAME IN BLURAY LINER NOTES - Listed as a Kickstarter supporter
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