Everyone is afraid to fall in love.... we want you to be terrified.
Perfect Love is the first feature length film from writer/ director Jenny Coyle. Horror genre fans may remember Jenny from her brief role in Deadly Species, or for being mistakenly credited as being in Return to Sleepaway Camp. She also appeared in Monster (as Christina Ricci's photo double).... and she will be appearing in the soon to be released My Fair Lidy starring Christopher Backus. Jenny also wrote for a TV show for 2 seasons, and has nearly a decade of work as an art director under her belt.
Love isn't all flowers and romance... sometimes you have to bleed a little.
Perfect love is a film about love, lust, obsession, and murder. Love is the most volatile emotion in human existence. Some people want to dress it up in frills, but we want to show you the blood and guts. This will be a bloody, gorey, psychologically disturbing film. We are going to take a close look at the difference between love, and stalking... and how different people's ideas about the two can be. The characters in the film have a very old fashioned idea of romance.... the kind of love your grandparents told you about.... the kind of love that scares the shit out of you now, when your best friend says a guy just showed up at her house unannounced to surprise her.
Our main character, heartbroken after being dumped by his fiancee' moves to the middle of nowhere to a house that seems to have a personality all it's own. He tries to connect with someone or something as the story unfolds and the gruesome past of the house is revealed.
The finished film will be feature length and we will be seeking distribution. Incentives for contributing to our masterpiece range from the opportunity to see it first, to the chance to be a part of the film itself, with a variety of options in between.
Why I need money....
You've heard of the proverbial starving artist, yes? That pretty much sums it up... Pursuing what I love leaves me with time to create things with a lot of thought and attention to detail, but just enough money to live off of and not a lot more.
Why do you care? Hey maybe you don't, and that's cool. I work for a living too, every dollar I make is precious to me... I understand that. I wouldn't be online
begging if I had the money to fund it myself. That said, many a film has started out with a script, some relatively unknown actors, and a lot of passion for their
project.... and many of them were funded by crowd-sourcing... even before Kickstarter existed. Did you know that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck collected donations from friends and family in their neighborhood to make Good Will Hunting? Did you realize that Crocodile Dundee was partly financed by the (then unknown) original singer for INXS? Whether you want a poster, a tee-shirt, a walk-on role, or a simple thank you, we'd be honored to have you be such a crucial part of our film. You will truly be a part of the film too... Your name will be immortalized in the credits and on our website for all to see.
I don't just love the horror genre, I love film.... I love that it's something I can share with you.
The money you contribute will pay for equipment rentals, locations, insurance, bringing our lead actor to Florida, and food for the actors and crew while we're filming. This is an ultra low-budget film. The actors and crew that are working on it are doing so on a deferred payment basis because they believe in the project. In addition to these wonderful people essentially working for free, we are able to keep the budget insanely low because we are using just 3 actors for the majority of the film and one main location. I believe in this project. I've already invested $3,000 of my own money into it. There will be no shaky camera work, or dimly lit scenes in this film. We're professionals and we want to make a film that we would pay to see, but more importantly a film that YOU would pay to see.
So what do you think?
Do you believe in Perfect Love?
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In case you don't know how Kickstarter works -
we will only be able to fund this if we reach our goal amount, if we fall even a dollar short we won't see a penny of your pledge (and neither will anyone else)... Your money will only leave your bank account if and when we reach that goal amount. We ran a campaign for this same project (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jennycoyle/perfect-love-independent-horror-suspense-film?ref=users) and fell slightly short of our goal a while back. If you contributed to the last campaign, welcome back, and thank you for sticking with us! Every single dollar counts!
Thanks again - Jenny Coyle
Risks and challenges
With an independent film there is often a problem of having big goals and no means to accomplish them. We've set modest goals. With a single location and only 3 actors, and a large amount of the equipment already purchased, our needs are few.
One of our biggest hurdles in making this project is having the money to be out of work for 4-6 weeks without pay AND be able to pay for additional equipment rentals, catering, and craft services. Once we have funding, our greatest struggle will be behind us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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