About this project
BREAKING NEWS! - Maisie Williams (Arya Stark - GAME OF THRONES) is cast as Lorna in WE ARE MONSTERS!
UPDATE#1 - Adding £25 to any reward £99 and over gives you a +1 to join you as an extra in WE ARE MONSTERS!
UPDATE#2 - WE HIT £9,000! Every backer gets a digital copy of a unique storyboard page!
UPDATE#3 - When we hit £11,000 EVERY BACKER gets a credit on WE ARE MONSTERS
UPDATE#3 - When we hit £15,000 ALL BACKERS will be invited to one of three special screenings of WE ARE MONSTERS around the UK!
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.
This story is seen through the eyes of Lorna Thompson, a lonely suburban schoolgirl, who joins a mutant gang of teenagers on a quest to discover their true identities.
They uncover a global conspiracy, which they must find the strength to fight before civilisation is destroyed.
This film is epic and deals with themes of universal appeal, such as identity and self-discovery (who we are and how we fit into 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 and experienced crew, and a 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.
However, we really need your support. The day to day running of the WE ARE MONSTERS journey is very expensive and until the project is financed, we have to make sure we can continue to keep the project moving with great haste.
We ran a huge Kickstarter recently aiming for £100,000, of which we raised over £35,000 (around $53,000), signed Doug Jones (PAN’S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY, RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER), won Indiewire Project of the Week and collected a ton of new followers, hungry to see WE ARE MONSTERS get made.
This time we've lowered our target and restructured our rewards with two main aims in mind;
a) Make sure all of the people who supported us already get the rewards they pledged for.
b) To introduce MORE new fans to our Kickstarter and obliterate our target during a hardcore 30 day campaign.
We want you involved in this project and in return, we want to give you some things that we think you'll love both as a fan of WE ARE MONSTERS but also some things that anybody interested in film would get really excited about.
- WRITER/DIRECTOR – John Shackleton (PANIC BUTTON)
- WRITER – Rob Sprackling (GNOMEO & JULIET, MIKE BASSETT: ENGLAND MANAGER)
- PRODUCER – Gareth I. Davies (PANIC BUTTON)
- LINE PRODUCER - David Ball (DAY OF THE DEAD, DUST DEVIL)
- 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)
- MOVEMENT CHOREOGRAPHER - Tristan Matthiae (THE DESCENT, 28 DAYS LATER)
- 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, 184.108.40.206)
- ART & STORYBOARDS – Ben Oliver (Comic Artist – JUDGE DREDD, X-MEN, THE LOSERS) and Gordon Emanuel (PANIC BUTTON)
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.
Risks and challenges
Please note that this is our second Kickstarter campaign. We made a huge impact with our first, (See it here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justintagg/we-are-monsters-0)
but because Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform, we did not see a penny of it. We’re now running with a considerably lower target to guarantee that we achieve success and honour the rewards that you pledge for.
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 have already invested over £80,000 of our own money and resources into the development of the film to date through our company Movie Mogul Ltd. There is no escaping the fact that filmmaking is an expensive business.
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.
Embarking upon this journey with us will be a unique, exciting and rewarding experience on many levels! Thank you for reading.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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