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An army veteran is besieged by a legion of demonic Ravens in the highlands of Scotland.
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A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of our backers! Thanks to your generous support we've just reached our campaign goal!

The movie will be completed and all your awesome rewards will be produced and sent all over the world. 

As our campaign is not yet over we have created a stretch goal of £45,000. If we reach this goal then every backer, past and future will also receive our special 'Ravens Arcana' Epic Digital Book shown in the graphic below!

In the bleak highlands of Scotland, an army veteran must battle his demons in a last desperate bid to reclaim his life and his sanity.

 

The Unkindness of Ravens is an exciting, original, feature-length horror film that blends the psychological with the supernatural in a nightmarish tale of one man's journey into hell. Our film began shooting in 2012 and is finally shot and edited but we still need help to complete our film's post production and to release the film independently.

The Unkindness of Ravens tells the story of Andrew, a homeless veteran plagued by flashbacks of a traumatic event he witnessed in the army.

Andrew travels to a retreat in the remote Scottish Highlands hoping to overcome his fear of ravens, the dark creatures that populate his visions. But, in this bleak wilderness, his nightmares manifest into an enemy more powerful than he could ever have imagined. Our script was written by the amazing Sarah Daly in 2012.

The Raven Warriors are an entirely original creation, borne out of extensive research into the mythology of ravens.

Inspired by the Valkyries of Norse mythology as well as the Celtic Morrigan, these evil raven-headed beasts stalk the earth, seeking suitable victims. They hunt in a flock or 'unkindness' and their ultimate prize is the juicy white eyeballs of their chosen victim. These incredible creatures were designed by Gavin Robertson and Lawrie Brewster in 2012 with help from the public The Unkindness of Ravens Artist Group (2012) Copyright Hex Media ltd.

 
 

Lawrie Brewster - Director

Lawrie Brewster is passionate about making bold horror films set against backgrounds rich with mythos and lore. He is also a jack of all trades, a technical and VFX wizard whose past work has been featured in film festivals such as Sundance and South by Southwest. 

Sarah Daly - Writer

Sarah Daly is a prolific Irish musician and screenwriter with a love for all things dark and mysterious. Her work has been performed by stars such as Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway.

Jamie Scott Gordon - Lead Actor 

Jamie Scott Gordon is a wild and intense method actor who threw himself into a mental abyss in order to play such a disturbed and challenging role.

We really need your help to complete our post-production and to market the film so that it can be seen by the widest audience possible.

So far, we've used our own money along with some help from our friends at Dark Dunes Productions to fund the shooting phase of our film. Now we need your help to finish off the film. Every penny we get we'll match with our own blood, sweat and tears as we work to make this the best film it can possibly be. We care passionately about our audience and we love the way that Kickstarter allows us to connect with the very people we do this for. So we hope you'll share this crazy and exciting journey with us!

Risks and challenges

The film is already in the home stretch. Once we meet our fundraising target, we will get straight to work completing the final draft – there is absolutely no chance that the film won't get finished (barring perhaps a global apocalypse type scenario!). We've put a year of our lives into it already and we'll be doing whatever it takes to get it done as soon as possible, and looking as great as it possibly can!

Then, as soon as the film is finished, we'll get right onto producing all your rewards. We have a detailed plan in place for how we will do this. We can't guarantee that we will make the delivery dates suggested on the rewards – for example, should we manage to snag an amazing distribution deal, we might have to wait a little longer before sending out the movie. But we CAN guarantee that we'll do everything in our power to get them out on time and we will keep you in the loop throughout the process with plenty of updates. You, the funders, are our priority and we want you to have the best experience with us on this film. You can also get in touch any time with questions – we're quite friendly!

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    A HELPING HAND! ($7.5)
    Your pledge will help us complete our movie and for that you will have our eternal thanks!

    * Includes a PDF of Shooting Script
    * Digital Art Pack (Desktop Art & Photos)
    * Special thank you on Facebook!

    (This reward is included in all higher tiers.)

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ($19)
    * Download The Unkindness of Ravens!
    * Digital Soundtrack
    * Digi Art pack with poster, photos & more
    * Special thank you on Facebook

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    3-DISC SET COLLECTOR'S EDITION ($38)
    * Blu-Ray, Dual Layer DVD & Soundtrack
    * Beautifully designed 8 Panel package
    * Exclusive Limited Edition
    HOURS OF EXTRAS including
    * Commentaries from the cast & crew
    * BTS Documentary
    * Raven-inspired horror shorts
    * Interviews with cast & crew
    * Insane Raven Warrior pranks
    * Raven Warrior Legend documentary
    * Deleted scenes
    * Includes Digital Download Reward

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    RAVENS T-SHIRT ($38)
    * 100% cotton, 100% AWESOME T-Shirt 
    * High quality print artwork
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    * All sizes available

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    OWLMAN ACTION FIGURE ($60)

    RARE 70's style Owlman action figure!

    * Limited Edition
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    * Serial Numbered & Signed by Director

    (If you'd prefer it not signed just let us know!)

    PLEDGED ALREADY? Just add £40 ($60) to your pledge & we'll include FREE SHIPPING

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    3-DISC EDITION & T-SHIRT COMBO ($68)
    * Includes Collector's Edition & T-Shirt
    * Save £5 ($7.5) & buy a beer!
    * Includes Digital Download Reward

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    3-DISC EDITION & POSTER COMBO ($68)
    * Includes Collector's Edition & Poster
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    GET BURNED AT THE STAKE T-SHIRT! ($67)

    Exclusive to you, witness your own fiery destruction epic-style with the Raven Warriors!

    * Unique T-Shirt featuring you! BURNED ALIVE!
    * Great T-Shirt option for depicting exes too!
    * Got a bad boss? KILL IT WITH FIRE!
    * INCLUDES Digital Poster of high res design
    * INCLUDES Facebook Banner Art so your friends can celebrate your sacrifice!

    PLEDGED ALREADY? Just add £45 ($67) and we'll include FREE SHIPPING

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    TWEET FROM THE OWLMAN!
    You will be one of the chosen few to be followed by the legendary Owlman @lordoftears

    * Creepy personalised Tweet just for you!
    * The Owlman will follow you.... forever....
    * INCLUDES NEW Lord of Tears 3-Disc set!

    PLEDGED ALREADY? Just pledge £25 more and message us for this reward :)

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    THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS & THE LORD OF TEARS 3-DISC SET COLLECTOR'S EDITIONS! ($75)

    PLEDGED ALREADY? Just add £25 to your pledge! If you've pledged for the Custom Rewards tier or higher, then guess what? You're getting a copy of Lord of Tears sent to you for free!

    Get two fabulous 3 disc sets, each featuring a blu-ray, dual layer DVD stacked with extras and a soundtrack CD!

    The Lord of Tears 3-Disc Set includes a new edit of our original film with a pile of extras featuring the terrifying Owlman!

    * NEW Director's Cut of Lord of Tears
    * ALL BACKERS credited in video extras
    * Secrets of the Owlman Documentary
    * NEW Scary Sound Design
    * New Audio Commentaries from Cast & Crew
    * Video Interviews
    * NEW Film BTS Stories
    * NEW Creepy tales of the Owlman
    * NEW never seen before footage
    * NEW Owlman pranks!
    * The Occult Owlman Digital Booklet

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    OWLMAN ACTION FIGURE + MOVIE ($90)

    Have a nice night in watching a terrifying film with your favourite ancient god monster!

    * Choose between Unkindness of Ravens or Lord of Tears!

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    3-DISC EDITIONS & POSTER COMBO ($105)
    * Includes Ravens Collector's Edition & Poster
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    * Includes Digital Download Reward

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    3-DISC EDITIONS & T-SHIRT COMBO ($105)
    * Includes Ravens Collector's Edition & T-SHIRT
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    OWLMAN ACTION FIGURE + 2 MOVIES ($120)

    Have a nice night in watching a terrifying film with your favourite ancient god monster!

    * Get copies of Lord of Tears and The Unkindness of Ravens to watch with Owly!

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    SPECIAL THANK YOU CREDIT ($188)
    * Special thanks on IMDB & movie credits
    * + Collector's Edition, Poster & T-Shirt
    * FREE Shipping to anywhere in the world
    * Includes Digital Download Reward

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    CUSTOM POSTER + MOVIE ($225)
    * Unique version of the poster starring YOU!
    * Send a pic & we'll make you look badass
    * Includes high-res digital version so you can share your awesomeness online
    * + Social Media version FB Profile & Banner
    * Includes Collector's Edition & T-shirt
    * Includes Digital Download Reward
    * FREE Shipping to anywhere on the planet

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    SPECIAL THANK YOU CREDIT ($225)
    * Special thanks on IMDB & movie credits
    * + Collector's Edition, Poster & T-Shirt
    * + BOTH Ravens & Lord of Tears Editions
    * FREE Shipping to anywhere in the world
    * Includes Digital Download Reward

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    BE OUR VICTIM - CUSTOM VIDEO ($375)

    Imagine the horror of watching someone scream in terror as they're sacrificed by the Raven Warriors to their infernal gods. Now... imagine if that someone WAS YOU!

    We'll ask you to send videos & photos so the Raven Warriors can make an awesome horror scene & a set of disturbing & mysterious puzzles just for you.

    * Completely unique video starring you
    * Comes in bespoke leather package
    * Includes DVD & sinister VHS cassette!
    * Package artwork features you!
    * + Collector's Edition & Digi Download
    * FREE shipping to anywhere in the world

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    SPECIAL THANK YOU MEGA BUNDLE
    * Special thanks on IMDB & movie credits
    * BOTH Ravens and Lord of Tears 3-Disc Set
    * T-SHIRT REWARD
    * POSTER REWARD
    * BURNED AT THE STAKE TSHIRT
    * OWLMAN ACTION FIGURE
    * TWEET FROM THE OWLMAN
    * SKYPE THANKS from the Director!
    * Digital Rewards
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    UBER THANK YOU MEGA BUNDLE
    * Special thanks on IMDB & movie credits
    * BOTH Ravens and Lord of Tears 3-Disc Set
    * T-SHIRT REWARD
    * POSTER REWARD
    * BURNED AT THE STAKE TSHIRT
    * OWLMAN ACTION FIGURE
    * TWEET FROM THE OWLMAN
    * CUSTOM POSTER
    * SKYPE CHAT from the Director!
    * Digital Rewards
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    RAVEN WARRIOR COSTUME ($1500)

    Terrify mere mortals with your very own official Raven Warrior costume!

    * Costume straight from the movie!
    * Top quality leather, suede & cotton
    * Choice of Lord, Priest, Warrior or Hunter
    * Comes with certificate of authenticity
    * Initiation pack includes your secret Raven name & dark rites known only to their kind!
    * + Collector's Edition & Digi Download
    * FREE shipping to anywhere in the world

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ($1500)

    Welcome to the production team! As an Associate Producer, you'll have our deepest thanks for your generous contribution!

    * Associate Producer IMDB & movie credit
    * Two invites to the red carpet premiere
    * Invites to Cast & Crew Screening & party
    * Includes Collector's Edition, T-Shirt, Poster & Digital Download
    * Skype chat with director, writer or FX guy!
    * FREE shipping to anywhere in the world

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    CO - PRODUCER ($3765)

    As a Co-Producer, you will have a senior credit in recognition for your extremely generous contribution.

    * Co-Producer IMDB & movie credit
    * Producer consultation on your projects
    * Writer consultation on your screenplay
    * Insider insights into the film's distribution
    * Skype with the creative team!
    * Pick a Custom Poster or Video reward!
    * Two invites to the Red Carpet Premiere
    * Invites to Cast & Crew Screening & party
    * Includes Collector's Edition, T-Shirt, Poster & Digital Download
    * FREE shipping to anywhere in the world

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ($7625)

    As an Executive Producer you will have the most senior credit in recognition of your life-changing contribution.

    * Executive Producer credit on IMDB & film
    * Credit included in press & marketing
    * Special thanks for your company on IMDB & film credits with optional logo
    * Invites to join us at film festivals
    * Invite to dinner & drinks with creative team
    * Custom Poster & / or Custom Video
    * Producer consultation on your projects 
    * Writer consultation on your screenplay 
    * Insider insights into the film's distribution 
    * Skype with the creative team! 
    * Two invites to the Red Carpet Premiere 
    * Invites to Cast & Crew Screening & party 
    * Includes Collector's Edition, T-Shirt, Poster & Digital Download 
    * FREE shipping to anywhere in the world
    * Something else you'd like? Let us know & we'll do our best to make it happen!

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