FOLKLORE is a comedy feature that showcases the interviews of many mythic beings of folklore. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 7, 2011.
About this project
WE, AT QUARTZ AGENCY, NEED YOU! Help us raise funds so we will be able to interview all the beings of folklore you've come to know and love!
SYNOPSIS: FOLKLORE is a feature film about an android, a water nymph, a vampire, a couple aliens, a time traveler and many other mythic beings that are interviewed and asked to update a fictional government agency on their lives.
Let the interviews begin. Let the comedy ensue. (Running time: Approx. 80 minutes)
NOTE: You won’t be charged anything unless the full amount of $11,700 is raised. If we don't get to our limit, then everything will be returned to you. But let's not think negatively. Let's be optimistic that we can get there and go beyond! Thank you for your support and interests in FOLKLORE.
And yes! If we do reach our limit early, you can keep pledging! The more of your support, the better and better FOLKLORE will become!
NOTE FROM WRITER-DIRECTOR JUSTIN CALEN CHENN:
Hello! As we all know, making any film is hard. But it is especially hard when you're trying to do it at the low or micro budget level. At that level, it's all about creativity and maximizing the resources you have. Luckily now, there are websites like Kickstarter that allow people to fund their creative dreams when they otherwise couldn't.
For me personally, the road to film has been eventful. I was a train wreck of a man until my mid 20's. I used to have a passion for art as a child, but gave it up when life threw a lot of curveballs that I was never able to deal with in the proper way. As a result of that, the only things I had a passion for during my youth years were self destruction and hazardous activities. I've got the physical scars to prove that, and it's not pretty! But that all changed when film came along in 2007 so, if you can, donate to this film and help a guy continue to realize his dreams
ABOUT YOUR DONATIONS
Your pledge is not displayed publicly, and you can change the amount of your donation at any time. Donations are accepted from all over the world, and pledges can still be made even if we reach our goal. Every little bit helps and is so very appreciated. Thank you for your support and interests in FOLKLORE and in me. With this film, I promise to try my best to make sure comedy will ensue and endure!
THE TEAM (more to come as it's finalized)
Writer-Director Justin Calen Chenn
Cinematographer - Daniel Kanes (camera dept. credits include It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Harsh Times, The Number 23, The Future, You Me and Everyone We Know, For the Love of Money, Nine Lives of Chloe King, etc)
Composer - Sunna Wehrmeijer (music dept. credits include Robin Hood, Creation, Drag Me to Hell, and the upcoming The Grey and Prometheus)
Make-up Artist - Miho Suzuki (department credits include Star Trek, Memoirs of a Geisha, Valkyrie, 28 Days Later, Tropic Thunder, etc)
Sound Designer - David Barnaby (sound department credits include Captain America: First Avenger, Angels & Demons, The Cinderella Man, The Stoning of Soraya M, The Dilemma, etc)
THE CAST (more to come as it's finalized)
Laura Waddell (England)
Brad Roller (USA)
THE BEINGS OF FOLKLORE
Paulie Rojas (Mexico)
Paris Benjamin (France)
Rachel Rath (Ireland)
Sherill Turner (England)
Napoleon Ryan (England)
Ruth Connell (Scotland)
Marlon Correa (Puerto Rico)
Maria Olsen (South Africa)
Larry Purtell (USA)
Elizabeth Knowelden (England)
Tracy Bjelland (Norway)
Sarah Lynn Dawson (England)
Roy Ying (China)
Garrett Liggett (USA)
It's all for the film and nothing else. The money we receive will be spent on rentals (locations, equipment, wardrobe), expendables (make-up, gels, gaffers tape, etc.), permits, insurance, gas and food for the actors and crew, and post production expenses! It's an expensive process!
Of course and I thank you got wanting to, even though you're far away! You can pledge from anywhere in the world. All transactions are made online so all you need is an internet connection, a credit card and an email address.
Thank you regardless! There is an option you can click when you make your pledge to decline the rewards.
If our goal is not met by the deadline, your credit card is not charged. No money is taken from you, and the movie will not get made, sadly.
Please feel free to message me with any questions by clicking the 'send message' link next to my picture under the rewards column. I'm a fast responder and will get back you ASAP.
Pledge $1 or more
YOU ARE AN OFFICIAL ANDROID and will receive a “THANK YOU SO MUCH” Credit on the film's website. All the androids are doing it, you should too!
Pledge $10 or more
You are A BABY WEREWOLF THAT NEEDS NURTURING and will receive exclusive access to 'Backers Only' videos that will be posted here. These will include Behind the Scenes interviews and more! You can watch it while you wait for a full moon!
Pledge $25 or more
YOU ARE A ROOKIE BLOODSUCKER and will receive a "SPECIAL THANKS" in the film credits. Yes, you want that!
Pledge $50 or more
YOU ARE DRACULA and will receive a + “Movie Only version” Copy of the film (DVD or digital download)! If you don't want to drink blood, donate and get a dvd while you're at it!
Pledge $100 or more
YOU ARE A BABY WATER NYMPH and will receive all of the above + a DVD of Justin's very first feature film, THE WAY OF SNOW. See where it all began with this moody, dark drama shot on Super 16! Yes!
Pledge $250 or more
YOU ARE AN ADULT WATER NYMPH and will receive everything from above + an invitation to the first festival screening of FOLKLORE. (transportation not included, sorry!).
Pledge $500 or more
YOU ARE E.T. and will receive everything from above + 1 free AMC ticket to any film of your choice! ONE FREE TICKET! Even E.T. would die to have that.
Pledge $1,000 or more
YOU ARE A CHEST HUGGER ALIEN and will receive everything from above + an associate producer credit on the film (will be listed on IMDB). Instead of bursting someone's chest, why don't you donate here and spare a life?
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
YOU ARE DOCTOR WHO and will receive everything from above + an executive producer credit on the film (will be listed on IMDB). Doctor Who is the man. Add an executive producer credit onto that, and you are more then a man. "You become a legend." (that last quote is from Batman Begins.)
Pledge $4,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
YOU ARE THE T-1000 and will receive everything from above + a producer credit on the film! (will be listed on IMDB). Come on, The T-1000 is unstoppable. You are him. Enough said.
- (31 days)