The Last Incantation is an independent short film (approximately 20 minutes long) based on the short story by Clark Ashton Smith. The film has been shot but we are looking for post-production funds to finish the film and submit the film to film festivals and other venues. With your help, we hope that The Last Incantation will be the first in a whole line of Weird Tale and Cosmic Horror film adaptations.
Andrew Migliore, after sitting on his script for over 10 years, felt it was high time that the rich bounty of Clark Ashton Smith's work be brought to the screen. Woodruff Laputka, having read the script, said, "We can totally do this!" The rest as we say is history.
The Last Incantation is a short story about Malygris, a necromancer, who has learned all that there is to learn, having mastered all occult lore, all forbidden knowledge, and having dominion over the spirits of earth and sea and air... and the living and the dead. But there is still one lesson he has yet to learn with the last incantation.
Our many thanks goes out to author Scott Connors and the Clark Ashton Smith Estate for supporting this project.
The Unforgotten Author
Clark Ashton Smith was a poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction who was one of the major contributors to the golden age of Weird Tales magazine in the late 1920s through the late 1930s. He was in good company with Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft.
“As for the problem of phantasy, my own standpoint is that there is absolutely no justification for literature unless it serves to release the imagination from the bounds of every-day life.” — Clark Ashton Smith
Producer Andrew Migliore is no stranger to film having created and produced the DVDs for the H.P. Lovecraft Collection vol. 1-5, the Edgar Allan Poe Collection, and the Weird Tale Collection at Lurker Films. He was also the founder and original director of both the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Zompire The Undead Film Festival.
Director Woodruff Laputka and cinematographer Tehben Dean have taken their passion for storytelling and traveled across the world capturing both the beauty and the struggle of humanity's experience. Collectively their portfolios encompass hundreds of documentaries, music videos and short films along with countless branded video content for companies including: National Geographic, Nike, Adidas, AirBnB, BBC, Discovery Channel, CNN, Atlas Obscura, Al Jazeera, LG, Monster Energy, MSNBC, Redbull, TLC, and The Smithsonian Institute. Watch their film reel here:
Rob Taylor has worked on dozens of films but is perhaps best remembered for directing his labor of love Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time, a damn clever and snarky homage to every 80's action flick ever made. But when it comes to building props, Rob is the man to rely on as he is a miracle worker when it comes to using power tools and a hot gun.
The Rewards: T-Shirt, Sigil, Poster, and Blu-Ray
Risks and challenges
The film has already been shot so the project is largely completed but your help with the finishing funds to do color correction, mastering, and other post production tasks will allow us to cross the finishing line. But most importantly we need help promoting the film through film festivals and other avenues in order to enable future projects adapting to film the works of Clark Ashton Smith and other weird tale authors.
Once successfully funded, we will start the process of printing T-shirts, producing the other physical rewards, and preparing for fulfillment. These jobs have already been arranged and are just waiting for the green light at the end of our Kickstarter project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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