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£535
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15
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 6 2019 9:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

“A GANG of KIDS fight to save their town on Halloween when characters from horror trading cards are accidentally brought to life.”

‘KIDS v HALLOWEEN’ is a comedy-horror inspired by classic 80’s movies including ‘The Goonies’, ‘Monster Squad’ and modern kids horror films such as ‘Goosbumps’.

Target Audience: 6 – 80 year-olds, but predominately 6 – 15 year-olds.

We aim to shoot the film over three weeks in and around Whitley Bay later this year using a professional cast and crew members, along with talented ‘newcomers’ who will receive their feature film debut.

Trading Cards

We are very pleased to announce that the owners of the Topp Trumps trading cards have given us permission to use their cards in the film. Here's a quick look are some of the characters.

Synopsis

Northern England. Present day. Eleven-year-olds WILL, MATTY and GREG are filming a short horror film to enter into a competition. While shooting a scene in a cemetery, WILL leaves some of his ‘Horror Trading Cards’ by one of the graves. The MONSTER CHARACTERS depicted on the cards are brought to life and terrorize the local town – these include ‘THE MAD MAGICIAN’, ‘THE RISEN DEAD’ (ZOMBIES) and the ‘CIRCUS OF HORROR’ (CLOWNS).

WILL is terrorised at home by another MONSTER CHARACTER, ‘THE EXECUTIONER’, but manages to escape, only to be chased by ‘THE RISEN DEAD’ to a local skate park where his brother, PAUL(14), along with RICHIE(14) and GAZ’(14), save WILL.

GREG is attacked by ‘THE LITTLE KILLER’, while MATTY is chased by ‘THE FREAK’; both boys manage to escape to WILL’S house, where they meet up with WILL, PAUL, RICHIE and GAZ. WILL realises he’s to blame for the MONSTER CHARACTERS coming to life. 

WILL’S MUM and sister, TILLY(9), are kidnapped by ‘THE GHOUL’, trapping them in a tomb in the cemetery. THE MAD MAGICIAN leaves clues for WILL, PAUL and the other BOYS to follow to try and find WILL’S MUM and SISTER. 

Meanwhile, the other MONSTER CHARACTERS run riot in town, terrorising KIDS out ‘trick-or-treating’. This leads to a showdown between WILL, PAUL, MATTY, GREG and other KIDS as they battle the MONSTER CHARACTERS on HALLOWEEN, with only their courage and friendship to help save their souls!

The Cast

We plan to use all local cast within the North East area, particular those in and around Whitley Bay. Auditions have been taking place with professional actors from theatre schools and casting agencies and we have a number of the key roles filled, but are looking to secure further roles from the pledges available (please see below for details).

This is a low-budget film and should be a good experience for actors looking for a start in the industry. 

We have recently cast two young local actors, Benedicte Western and Dylan Duffy. They have both been helping to promote the film with a photo shoot which will help the press release to start the crowdfunding campaign.    

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We have also added four more talented actors to the cast; Katie Marshall, Poppy Oxberry, Harriet Townsley and Alfie Hunter from Fox Castings. 

Locations

There are great locations in and around Whitley Bay. The coast line has several beaches and there are many other picturesque backgrounds including the coastal pathways, lighthouse, skate park and the newly renovated Spanish City as well as some creepy-looking locations to help add to the atmosphere of the film. 

The Crew

We have an award winning crew that have worked with us for many years, so everything from sound recording to special effects make-up is covered. 

Here's a trailer for our last film 'Vampires' which was released on DVD in the UK, but was also released in Australia and New Zealand under the title of 'Bloodlust': 

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Previous films

Writer / Director Richard Johnstone and Producer / Director of Photography Steve O'Brien have a track record of making children's stories and have completed several short films together including the following which have had festival screenings and won awards:

Where the money goes

As a production company we pride ourselves on the strong talent and production values of our films, even those on a micro-budget. As well as a professional cast and crew, slick special effects make-up, editing and a strong soundtrack will help to produce a high-quality finished film, all the way to deliverables and a premiere screening at a local cinema. And, just like our previous film, ‘Vampires’, we aim to release the film on DVD/BluRay.

Risks and challenges

We’re passionate and committed to the project and have worked hard on the budget to ensure we can deliver a professional, finished film within the shooting timescale. We have the support from numerous locations and facilities in the Whitley Bay area and have produced a schedule that will take into account any weather issues we may encounter. We have a proven track record, having produced or co-produced 9 feature films over the last 15 years (many of which have been released on DVD and screened at International Festivals) and are confident we can overcome any unexpected challenges on the journey to complete the film.

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    2. Access to the production diary and receive regular updates.
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    1. You will officially be credited on the end credit roller as an Associate Producer on ‘Kids v Halloween’ as well as receive an IMDB credit (Internet Movie Database).
    2. Access to the production diary and receive regular updates.
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    1. Become a MONSTER CHARACTER? You will get to play a character in the film and we will write a line just for you! Ad you’ll receive your name on the credits! You’ll also be able to have your picture taken with the cast, so don’t forget your camera! (You will need to provide your own travel and accommodation.)
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    1. You’ll be invited on-set for a day to see the making of ‘Kids v Halloween’ and have the opportunity of a ‘walk-on’ part in the movie. You’ll have an evening meal with the director and producer to finish the night and receive a souvenir photograph taken with the cast (you will need to provide your own travel and accommodation.)
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    1. You’ll be invited on-set for a day to see the making of ‘Kids v Halloween’ and have the opportunity of a ‘walk-on’ part in the movie. You’ll have an evening meal with the director and producer to finish the night and receive a souvenir photograph taken with the cast (you will need to provide your own travel and accommodation.)
    2. You’ll receive 2 tickets to the premiere cast and crew screening of the film. (You will need to provide your own travel and accommodation.)
    3. Access to the production diary and receive regular updates.
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    1. You will officially be an Executive-Producer on ‘Kids v Halloween’. Your name will appear on posters, covers, credit rolls and websites (including IMDB). You’ll be invited on-set for two days to see the making of ‘Kids v Halloween’ and have the opportunity of a ‘walk-on’ part in the movie. You’ll have an evening meal with the director and producer along with a souvenir photograph.
    2. You’ll receive 2 tickets to the premiere cast and crew screening of the film. (You will need to provide your own travel and accommodation.)
    3. Access to the production diary and receive regular updates.
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    5. A digital download HD 1080 version of the film.
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