"Lake of Shadows: The Legend of Avocado Lake"
"Lake of Shadows: The Legend of Avocado Lake"
A documentary horror film based on the many drowning deaths at Avocado Lake and what lurks below.
A documentary horror film based on the many drowning deaths at Avocado Lake and what lurks below. Read more
I believe Lake of Shadows has tremendous potential to be quite a successful and entertaining film, but in order to bring this project to life we need your help. Our film follows a group of young aspiring film makers as they set out to uncover the truth about a local urban legend at a mysterious lake resort.
Lake of Shadows will combine the sub genre of found footage and traditional horror as the team seeks out a legend of a large man eating fish that lives in Avocado Lake. For what we are asking in budget, it is very modest compared to most film budgets today.
The amount we need is to compensate cast and crew as well as provide meals and lodging, not to mention the assortment of practical SFX we plan to use to make this big fish tale one you will never forget.....
Michael S. Rodriguez - Acclaimed Director
Growing up in Fresno County I spent many summers as a child swimming at Avocado Lake where I heard first hand, stories about the many drowning deaths that occurred at the lake and what lies below. This film combines urban legend with historical facts what I like to refer to as "documentary horror". We are taking the sub genre of found footage to another level. It is truly an honor to be working along side Michael S. Rodriguez on my first film as a executive producer/co-writer and the amazing cast he has brought to this film.
Felissa Rose, "Scream Queen", is most commonly known for her role as Angela in the cult classic slasher film Sleepaway Camp (1983). Felissa Rose is featured in "Love Starved", the final installment in Michael S. Rodriguez's horror anthology The Last American Horror Show. We are excited to reunite with her on this project.
Elissa Dowling is well known for her roles in Black Dahlia (2006), Transformers (2007), Son of Sam (2008), Night Stalker (2009)
Marv Blauvelt is an actor and producer, known for Snake with a Human Tail (2014), Psycho Street (2011) and A Christmas Scream (2010). He was also featured with Felissa Rose in Loved Starved, an MSR production. We are extremely thrilled to have him on board for this project.
Robert LaSardo is an actor and producer, known for The Human Centipede 3 (2015), Anarchy Parlor (2015), Léon: The Professional (1994), Death Race (2008) and Waterworld (1995). We are excited to work him for the very first time.
Cult film legend, Dawn Wildsmith joins our cast. We are excited to work with her. Wildsmith is known for her role in the infamous cult classic Surf Nazi's Must Die (1987). Wildsmith's vivid performance as a sexually-insatiable nut-case won her a special "Guilty Pleasure" Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988), Warlords (1988), and Evil Spawn (1987).
Jared Michael Degado is an actor known for his roles in Holidays (2016), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), and A Christmas Scream (2010). We look forward to working with him.
Michael Wainwright is an actor who has worked with Michael S. Rodriguez on Lamb Feed and Rhonda Rides to Hell. We are thrilled he is returning to work on another MSR production.
Sheri Davis is an American actress/producer/casting director/stunt performer/assistant director who is known for her roles in Snake with a Human Tail (2014), Fall of Grace (2016), and Jebediah's Axe (2013)
Welcome Tiffani Brooke Fest to another MSR production. Fest is featured in Love Starved by Michael S. Rodriguez. We are happy to be working with her again. Fest's films include Circus of the Dead (2014), Krampus: The Devil Returns (2016) and Dinner with the Dwyers (2016)
Sarah French is an Actress and Model whose films include Death House (2017), American Satan (2016, and Chainsaw Maidens (2016).
Melantha Blackthorne is known for her roles in Death Race (2008), Sinners and Saints (2004)and 19-2 (2015)
Tina Johnson is known for Dinner with the Dwyers (2016), Cesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween (2015), Alter (2016) and Death House (2016).
Gary Vincent is an accomplished author, musician, actor, producer and entrepreneur. His films include Killer Campout (2016), Death House (2017) and My Uncle John is a Zombie (2016).
D.T. Carney is known for his work on John Dies at the End (2012), The Curse (2012) and Dead Things (2005).
Introducing Cesar Ramos Zamora. This will be Cesar's first role in film. He is a horror enthusiast and we look forward to the creativity he will bring to the set.
Junior Gonzalez, Graphics (teaser poster designer)
Risks and challenges
Our main challenge for this project is securing the financial funds to complete the film. Although we have a modest budget, we need as many backers as possible in order to reach our goal. A unique challenge in making this film is finding the perfect balance of combining fact with fiction (horror).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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