A suburban schoolgirl joins a mutant gang. Uncovering a global conspiracy, they must fight to protect society. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 23, 2013.
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, 18.104.22.168)
- 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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Pledge £1 or more
JOIN US! You'll get regular Kickstarter Updates on our progress and a SHOUTOUT on twitter (follow us @WeAreMonstersUK). Be a part of an action packed blockbuster!Estimated delivery:
Pledge £10 or more
PANIC BUTTON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: You'll be sent a digital download of our acclaimed horror feature film PANIC BUTTON right now as well as a password to unlock RESTRICTED official WE ARE MONSTERS website materials. You'll also receive a HUGE thank you from the Movie Mogul team as well as regular email updates on the progress of WE ARE MONSTERS. (please allow a few hours for your private download link to arrive)Estimated delivery:
Pledge £15 or more
WE ARE MONSTERS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD and STICKER BOMBERS: You'll get everything above (Panic Button download, regular updates, restricted access password) plus a digital download of WE ARE MONSTERS when it is complete and some exclusive STICKER BOMBERS too, including: 5 x Original collectors art in large format postcard form, 3 x Slogan Stickers (YOUTH IS REVOLTING, THE 1% LIVE and THE 99% ARE RISING)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £20 or more
WE ARE MONSTERS EXCLUSIVE DVD: You'll receive everything above PLUS you'll receive a DVD with YOUR NAME on the insert sleeve as one of the contributors of the film (add £5 for Blu-Ray copy)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £35 or more
WE ARE MONSTERS T-SHIRT: You'll get all the wonderful rewards above (both digital downloads, DVD, sticker bombers, password and updates) AND a high quality 100% cotton tee from a VERY limited run. These will not be available anywhere outside our Kickstarter campaign.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £50 or more
MONSTER YOU: You'll receive everything above and a bespoke, one off digital creation by graphic artist Gordon Emanuel depicting the MONSTER version of you! Simply submit a high res, face on shot on we will do the rest!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £75 or more
POSTER, CREW TEE & SIGNED SCREENPLAY As well as everything above you will receive a full QUAD sized movie poster exclusive to our campaign. This reward also comes with a genuine CREW T-Shirt and a copy of the screenplay, signed by the talent (ships post shoot) (final artwork TBC)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £99 or more
BE AN EXTRA IN WE ARE MONSTERS: Everything above plus come and spend a day on set and be an extra in a huge crowd scene featured in the climax of the movie. You'll also receive a screen credit for your moment in the spotlight. (travel not included)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £124 or more
Everything above but you get to bring a +1 to the £99 reward and star with you as an extra in WE ARE MONSTERS!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £200 or more
WE ARE MONSTERS FILM EXPERIENCES: Everything above plus choose from one of the following (you'll be asked which you want at the end of the campaign)
FILM EXPERIENCE OPTION #1 'MONSTERS': come and spend a day with the prosthetics team who will be bringing our monsters to life in front of camera!
FILM EXPERIENCE OPTION #2 'FX'; come and spend a day with the Visual Effects team crafting the digital illusions that will produce the final stunning effects seen in WE ARE MONSTERSEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £250 or more
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE; Choose from ONE of the FILM EXPERIENCES, receive everything up to the £99 level PLUS receive a PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE credit on the film and IMDB.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £500 or more
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER; As above but this time your credit is ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and as one of our ASSOCIATES you can come along for a guided set visit, will be given an exclusive WE ARE MONSTERS crew T-Shirt as well as 1 invite to the CAST AND CREW PREMIERE! (travel and expenses not included)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £650 or more
CAST & CREW PREMIERE; Everything above but you'll also come to the cast and crew premiere and rub shoulders with the stars of WAM!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £1,000 or more
CO-PRODUCER; As above but you'll receive a credit on the film listing you as a CO-PRODUCER, you'll also have this credit on IMDB!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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