Eat is the story of a desperate family's struggle for survival in a world overrun by the undead. In short, it's a zombie movie.
What are we using the funds for?
We're using the funds raised through Kickstarter for production. Principle photography is scheduled for 10 days beginning in November. We're shooting on the RED EPIC and are utilizing a huge rural junkyard and bunker-like underground sets. Not to mention zombie hordes!
This will be our team's fourth feature together, and that means a few things to you as our investor:
We've been here and successfully done it before.
Made movies that is. This will be our first Kickstarter. In this industry, there is an appreciation for one's craft that comes with experience. This can be one of the most powerful tools in a filmmaker's arsenal. Beyond that, film-making can be an overwhelming experience, and one that rarely goes according to plan. Rest assured that we've overcome all obstacles before and will use that experience to bring EAT to full fruition.
Check out some reviews of our past work.
"Edges of Darkness" - 2008
"Trap" - 2010
"Monsters in the Woods" - 2011
It's a Labor of Love
One thing that we can honestly say about this project, we are doing it because we love it, and that is a very powerful thing. It means rather then following an equation that earns the most money, we will make the movie that the fans want to see. How do we know what fans want to see? We are those fans.
The cast and crew are already hard at work.
Check out Ashton Blanchard's Maxie Mccarthy character blog where she write full journal entries as the main character of EAT. http://maxiemccarthy.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/spring-year-one/
Check out Jason Horton's director's blog where he keeps account of the whole process. http://www.mylifehasalowbudgetmoviemaker.com/
So... Why Kickstarter?
We’ve been lucky enough to be funded via traditional means several times in the past, and are very grateful to those investors without whom we would have nothing. Having said that, it comes at a heavy price: compromise. We want to make the movie we set out to make. We want to make the movie you want to see.
Interviews with the Director
We follow-back all on Twitter. https://twitter.com/EatZombieMovie
Like us on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/eatzombiemovie
Check us out on IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2397970/
EATING UP THE PRESS
Absolutely, if you think someone else would appreciate the incentive more than we welcome it. Just give us the necessary information and we will get the rewards to the right people. Double kudos for being awesome by not only helping us out, but also getting a nice gift for a friend!
It pays for more awesomeness. Effects and locations aren’t cheap and we would love to offer up some more truly wicked gore and epic locations.
Sadly no, and we wish that wasn't the case. The incentive covers wardrobe, effects, food and a once in a life time experience. That being said, the production will do everything in its power to help accommodate you in any way we can.
Simply put, nothing. You pay nothing if the goal is not met, and we go back to the drawing board and see if there’s something we can do to make you want this movie more.
We think it’s really important to interact with you. While there will be backer exclusive content, we’ll also be offering some rewards just for following our progress and staying involved. Some of those freebies are as follows: Live tweeting with the producer, director and stars; Filmmaker tips/tutorials on building everything from zombies to blood cannons; Weekly updates from the set.
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It all starts with the script. We'll email you a PDF of our shooting script. In addition, you'll have our sincere thanks, plus shout-outs on Twitter and Facebook.Estimated delivery:
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Digital download of the movie's score. (upon completion) Producer Robert Bravo's great, great grandmother's secret oatmeal cookie recipe. (may not sound like much, but trust me it is.) Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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"Special thanks" credit on the movie. Digital download of the movie (once released). Post your own trailer or short on the movie's website (5 min. max). Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Much of Eat takes place in a large junkyard with plenty of graffiti. You can pick a phrase, word, or URL for our Production Designer to work into the graffiti on set and it WILL be featured somewhere in the final product. Digital download of the movie that started it all, TRAP. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Your own digital zombie picture makeover by a professional graphic artist (makes a great profile picture). Exclusive access to behind the scenes and raw footage. Copy of our Kickstarter diary detailing our campaign from start to finish. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Writer/Director signed copy of the script and notes. Zombie-Movie-Making-Kit with tons of detailed info on how to make a legit zombie movie on a modest budget. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Associate Producer credit on the movie. Exclusive Kickstarter edition, signed DVD from the cast and crew(upon release.) Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Signed copy of producer's production book: Includes behind the scenes photos, production notes, art and much more. Create your ideal zombie kill to be used in the movie(within reason). Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Co-Executive Producer credit on the movie and IMDB. Become a zombie in the movie(does not include travel expenses). Plus all previous rewards minus the $250 Zombie Kill.Estimated delivery:
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Executive Producer credit in the movie and IMDB. Framed, screen-used zombie prosthetic. Plus all previous rewards minus the $250 Zombie Kill.Estimated delivery:
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Your logo shown before our own in the movie's credits. Don't have a logo? We'll design one for you. Our special FX team will perform a Halloween Make-Over for you and one guest (October 31, 2013). Plus all the previous rewards minus the $250 Zombie Kill.Estimated delivery:
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