About this project
JOIN THE 99% AND MAKE A GRIPPING MONSTER MOVIE WITH US!
UPDATE: DOUG JONES ('The Silver Surfer' RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, 'Abe Sapien' HELLBOY, 'Faun/Pale Man' PAN'S LABYRINTH) has signed on to play 'Sir Daniel Southall' in WE ARE MONSTERS!
UPDATE #2: EVERY pledge over £25 will receive a digital download of hit horror, PANIC BUTTON (see trailer below)
UPDATE #3: New interview with Justin Tagg and writer/director of We Are Monsters, John Shackleton.
WE ARE MONSTERS is a truly independent British film with global breakout potential. It is being made on a sensible budget with a tremendous crew, very experienced in making original feature films.
They uncover a global conspiracy, which they must find the strength to fight before civilization is destroyed.
This film is epic and deals with themes of universal appeal, such as identity and self-discovery (who we are and where we fit in the world), loyalty, trust and abuse of power. This is one of the most ambitious British films ever to appear on Kickstarter. We have an exciting page-turner of a screenplay, a highly talented crew and a very grounded business plan, forged through strong working relationships with industry professionals we have built up over many years. We believe that we are bringing something fresh and exciting to the big screen that has real potential to become a break-out success.
We have experience of making major feature films, and last year wrote and produced PANIC BUTTON which was described as the 'Best British Horror in Years' by Aint It Cool News. Our favourite quote of the moment is “Does for the internet what Jaws did for swimming in the sea” from our local film board, Film Agency Wales.
The funds we raise on Kickstarter will complete our development finance and allow us to take our business offer out to film financiers, complete with cast and sales projections. In a similar approach to IRON SKY we want to build and involve our audience from the very beginning. With no audience, there seems little point in making a film, we believe in putting the audience first.
We have world sales and UK theatrical distribution offers in place already, and there are some very exciting cast members coming forward as we gather momentum.
- WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER – John Shackleton (PANIC BUTTON)
- PRODUCER – Gareth I. Davies (PANIC BUTTON)
- WRITER – Rob Sprackling (GNOMEO & JULIET, MIKE BASSETT: ENGLAND MANAGER)
- EXEC PRODUCER – Mark Sandell (A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: THE UNTRUE STORY OF MONTY PYTHON’S GRAHAM CHAPMAN)
- CASTING – Jeremy Zimmermann (MOON, HELLBOY, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES)
- DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Simon Poulter (PANIC BUTTON, DEVIL’S BRIDGE)
- PRODUCTION DESIGNER – John Bramble (TRUTH OR DARE, STRAWBERRY FIELDS)
- MONSTER EFFECTS – Neill Gorton, Millennium FX (THE WOLFMAN, FROM HELL, CHERNOBYL DIARIES)
- EDITOR – John Gillanders (PANIC BUTTON, ABRAHAM’S POINT)
- AUDIO POST – Doug Sinclair / Paul McFadden (PANIC BUTTON, SHERLOCK, DR. WHO)
- MUSIC SUPERVISOR – Ian Neil (127 HOURS, KICK-ASS, LOCK STOCK, ADULTHOOD)
- STUNT COORDINATOR – Andy Bennett (THE WOMAN IN BLACK, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, 22.214.171.124)
- STORYBOARDS – Ben Oliver (Comic Artist – JUDGE DREDD, X-MEN, THE LOSERS)
We have a great script, a fabulous team and some really compelling rewards for your contribution but if you cannot get involved then please do share the project. Crowdfunding is not just about adding pounds but also members of a global audience.
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and FOLLOW us on twitter @WeAreMonstersUK to join the conversation and get regular updates on production!
Risks and challenges
We have already invested £80,000 of our own money and resources into the development of the film to date through our company Movie Mogul Ltd. There’s no escaping the fact that filmmaking is an expensive business! As soon as we hit the Kickstarter £100,000 target, we will be in a position to approach film financiers for the remaining budget (currently estimated at £3m).
It is fair to point out that it is possible that we may become delayed in this process, for a multitude of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control and despite our best endeavours. You should take assurance from the fact that we know how to make a film happen as we did with PANIC BUTTON. The key to success is always momentum, driving the vision forward and finding solutions to all issues that are thrown our way. Without this resilience and resourcefulness, we would never have come so far already.
The Kickstarter community should know that whatever we plan, and whatever obstacles are thrown in our path, we are focussed on our goals and passionate in honouring our commitment to our pledges to you. The more support we have – the stronger and more determined we become to make this happen, it really is that simple.
We believe in clear and worthwhile communications, so whilst we might not be bugging you every five minutes with updates, you will always be the first to know when we have some exciting news, and if we have to make any changes of direction, you will be kept fully informed also.
We cannot make a firm guarantee to you that after a successful £100k raise, we will 100% be able to secure the full estimated £3m budget. What we can guarantee however, is that as soon as we raise significant funds to make the film, we will do exactly that, cutting our cloth accordingly, without compromising the vision for the film in any way. Necessity is the mother of all invention, not money. As a team we create, we find solutions and we deliver on our promises. Our business depends on it!
Embarking upon this journey with us will be a unique, exciting and rewarding experience on many levels, that much we do guarantee. Thank you for reading.
Zimmermann casting are handling the lead roles right now, so we're still a little way off yet before we get to casting the supporting roles. I'd recommend just following the project for now and you'll hear when we enter that stage, there may even be an open casting call so we could meet you direct.
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