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Man Kills, Jesus Saves

In order to save his struggling Bible camp, Duane must cover up a series of murders and find the killer before it's too late.

Man Kills, Jesus Saves

In order to save his struggling Bible camp, Duane must cover up a series of murders and find the killer before it's too late.

$4,480
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 16 2015 11:46 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 16, 2015

About

 Man Kills, Jesus Saves is the second feature from independent production company UnHollywood Films and the third to come from the award winning Slasher Studios. In 2014 UnHollywood Films completed their first feature film Practice Makes Perfect (set to be released in April 2016). In 2014 Slasher Studios released their award winning cult classic Don't Go to the Reunion and are currently in post-production on their second feature Dismembering Christmas (directed by Austin Bosley). 

A tribute to gory 1980s slashers like Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp, Man Kills, Jesus Saves can best be described as The Burning meets Wet Hot American Summer. It's been a while since we've seen a summer camp based slasher, or a period piece in the genre for that matter, so let's make it happen!

Written and directed by Practice Makes Perfect's Jayme Karales and produced by Joel Amat Güell (The Hutchcast, The Extractor), Kevin Sommerfield (Don’t Go to the Reunion, Dismembering Christmas), Zach Benard (Somewhere Else), and Gregg Golding (Cosplay Fetish Battle Drones), Man Kills, Jesus Saves will enter production in late August, pending the success of this Kickstarter.

Set in 1988 West Virginia, Man Kills, Jesus Saves centers around a Bible Studies camp for children led by the ever ‘hip’ youth pastor Duane Sheppard Jr. As he and his collective of Christ-loving youth counselors begin setting up camp for the season, a series of strange happenings occur that rattle the members of the site and, in turn, lead to several murders committed by an unidentified killer.

In the midst of this, Duane and the camp itself face the potential of scandal and condemnation due to long held rumors of inhumane treatment and gay correction therapies surfacing in The Village Voice. Duane struggles to cover up the murders to avoid further bad publicity and attempts to find the killer before things escalate to the point of no return.

Jayme Karales (Duane) has been featured in a number of different independent films and series including his directorial debut Practice Makes Perfect, the upcoming animated series Convenience Store Diet, Germar Derron & Ali Spagnolia's variety talk show What's Poppin', and his own web-series The Hutchcast. Jayme is also the writer/director of the film.

Marla Van Lanen ("Mother") is no stranger to the slasher genre, having been featured in the two previous Slasher Studios films Don't Go to the Reunion & Dismembering Christmas. This time around she'll be playing a very unique on-screen villain.

Gary Miller (Willie) is most known for his popular comedy Vines, having grossed a total of over 70,000 views in 10 days from a mere 4 videos alone. Miller made his acting debut earlier this year in The Hutchcast as the ever grumpy Asher Howe and will be featured in Practice Makes Perfect early this year. He will be playing the camp's groundskeeper in Man Kills, Jesus Saves.

Alexandra Naughton (Elizabeth) is a writer, performer, and the author of several books (i will always be your whore [love songs for billy corgan], i will always be in love, you could never objectify me more than i've already objectified myself, my posey taste like.) She is also the star of Pirooz Kalayeh's next film CTRL ALT DELETE. In Man Kills, Jesus Saves, Naughton will be playing an undercover journalist for The Village Voice looking to supply evidence to shut the camp down.

Gregg Golding (Mateo) is the writer, director, and star of Cosplay Fetish Battle Drones and Trolling. Golding's subversive films and performances have garnered much praise, and in Man Kills, Jesus Saves he'll be playing the naive but friendly, Christ loving counselor Mateo.

Ivana Bellorado (Dani) is a young, up & coming actress. Over sixty women auditioned for the film and her performance blew us away. Bellorado will be making her acting debut in Man Kills, Jesus Saves.

Kenney Dorcely (Carl) is a comedian, actor, and performer who has frequently collaborated with Jayme Karales. The former talk show host has starred in a number of short films and will make his big screen debut in early 2016 as Bishop in Practice Makes Perfect. In MKJS, he'll be playing a drug smuggler named Carl, who is the best friend of Aras (Peter Stickles).

Joel Amat Güell (Jesùs) is an illustrator, writer, and photographer from Catalonia. Along with serving as the film's producer, he will be making his acting debut as a mysterious refugee named Jesùs in Man Kills, Jesus Saves.

Peter Stickles (Aras) has been a featured player in a number of beloved films and television series such as Strangers with Candy, Shaft, and Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door. He's also starred in fun, cult films like Evil Bong 3-D, Ginger Dead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver, and Showgirls 2. In MKJS, he'll be playing Carl's (literal) partner in crime Aras, an 'earthy' entrepreneur. 

Anthony Martel (Zane) is an actor and musician. Earlier this year he starred in director Zach Benard's short film Somewhere Else as an bruiser named Adam. In MKJS he'll be playing a veteran counselor/lifeguard by the name of Zane.

Charles Ray Hastings (Bobby Jon) is the lead singer of the indie rock band Latin For Truth. In Man Kills, Jesus Saves, Hastings takes on the role of Bobby Reinhold, Duane's trusted confidant and toady. 

Lea Ruwaldt (Klarissa) has acted in a number of short films and plays. In the film she plays Klarissa, an eager--and possibly unstable--new counselors who loves the lord.

Jayme Karales (Director/Screenwriter) is a director, screenwriter, author, actor, and podcast host. In 2014 Karales shot his directorial debut Practice Makes Perfect, which will be released in early 2016. He is also the star and showrunner of The Hutchcast, a companion web-series to Practice Makes Perfect. Earlier this year a self-penned adaption of his upcoming novel Despicables, titled 'Clever Animals', was optioned by UK filmmaker D.J. Devereaux. 

Joel Amat Güell (Producer) is an artist, graphic designer, writer, and film producer. In 2012 he founded the production company UnHollywood, and in 2014 he was named the Editor-in-Chief of ThatLitSite.com. Later this year a screenplay penned by Güell will be adapted into a short film.

Kevin Sommerfield (Producer) is the screenwriter and mastermind behind cult horror hits like Don't Go to the Reunion, the upcoming Dismembering Christmas, and several shorts released by his award winning production company Slasher Studios. 

Zach Benard (Associate Producer) is a writer, director, and cinematographer. Earlier this year he released his first short film Somewhere Else. In 2014 he served as assistant director on the movie Practice Makes Perfect

Gregg Golding (Associate Producer) is the founder and president of the film production company Collage Fossil Films, and is the director of Cosplay Fetish Battle Drones and Trolling.

Unfortunately having a great cast and production team ultimately means nothing unless we reach our funding goal. We need your help to afford a killer location, transportation fairs, props, the ingredients needed to produce great practical effects, and a lot more. With your help, we can give these campers a summer they'll never forget!

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