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$27,431
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
132
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 25 2014 10:31 PM UTC +00:00

About

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The Film:

To be shot in California near the Oregon border in the giant redwood forest with a small but experienced cast and crew.

The Story:

Deep within the vast forests of the Pacific Northwest, deeper within the myths and legends of the American Indians, lives the Oh-Mah. This creature stands upright, is covered in fur and stands near eight feet tall. They live hidden in the forests, hiding from mankind, protecting at all costs the secret of their very existence. They are the source of the legends of Sasquatch, Yeti and the legendary Bigfoot.

At the edge of the Oh-Mah's domain lives a sentry. This Oh-Mah is the closest to human civilization. Having watched the workings of man too long, this Oh-Mah has fallen out of balance - he is a killer, a hunter, a sadist. Brutal and merciless he hunts the humans that stray too close to his domain. The Oh-Mah camouflages in intricate patterns of flora, armors in animal bone, leather and fur. He uses weaponry; a bow and arrow, a flint axe, a razor-sharp obsidian knife. With a predatory agility and lethal grace he stalks the forest and kills without mercy.

After Ashley Carr picks up her husband, Max, from an 18 month stint at a state penitentiary located deep in the forest, they are attacked by the Oh-Mah. Lost in the forest, Ashley and Max must battle the elements, crazy locals and the demons of their past in order to survive the day, only then to come face to face with the Oh-Mah.

The local Sheriff, a Native American, seeing the undeniable signs that the Oh-Mah exists, must reject his modern mode of thinking and accept the myths of his forefathers as more than mere legend.

Ashley must survive capture by the Oh-Mah, enduring it's savage instincts and newly sadistic desires.

Max must face his greatest enemy - himself, if he is to stand up against the Oh-Mah, save his wife and see his son again.

And they will all need each other in order to stop it… or at least try.

Primal Rage: The Legend of Oh-Mah is a character-based thriller thrown into the claws of Bigfoot as Bigfoot has never been seen before. It is PREDATOR meets FIRST BLOOD with this re-envisioning of the Bigfoot legends.

Movie Poster Concept Art by Keith Aazami
Movie Poster Concept Art by Keith Aazami

The Creator:

I've spent the last six years working on this life-long dream: making a great monster movie loaded with practical make-up effects and an actual actor in a creature suit. Over the past six years, I've spent countless hours developing and writing the script (with the help of cowriter Jay Lee) for, Primal Rage: The Legend of Oh-Mah. Our story is one of survival, action, horror, love and characters that the audience will truly care about. My goal is to tell a great story with an amazing monster and excellent special effects. No time or expense was spared creating this suit. Every little detail, from sculpted toe-prints to the nose hairs individually punched into the face were thought out and executed to perfection. With a team of mold-makers, casters, fabricators, hair punchers and mechanics at my side, I've sculpted and painted every inch of the suit,  The funds raised by this Kickstarter campaign will go towards paying a cast, crew and filming on location. The great part of supporting a special effects make-up artist is that all the effects will be “on the house”! The suit is made, the make-ups are created, the special effects are done! With increasing CGI monsters and blood gags, the movie industry has seen a lull in good, practical, monster-movies over the past few years. We want to bring the trend of REAL monsters, REAL effects and REAL characters back to an audience who is yearning them.

Sculpting Oh-Mah head in 2008
Sculpting Oh-Mah head in 2008
Oh-Mah
Oh-Mah
Oh-Mah's foot casting
Oh-Mah's foot casting
Maquette with faux bronze finish.
Maquette with faux bronze finish.
Hand Painted Maquette.
Hand Painted Maquette.

 Introducing Jay Lee as the cinematographer and editor on Primal Rage: The Legend of Oh-Mah. Jay is also a co-writer on the film. 

Risks and challenges

Of course, any feature film endeavor has its risks and challenges. However, this project in particular is more than prepared to overcome anything thrown our way.

Although this will be my directorial debut, behind the camera will be Jay Lee. Jay and I have worked together for many years. Together we've done 4 features and countless shorts and videos.

The Slaughter (2006 Lionsgate)
Zombie Strippers (2008 Sony Pictures)
Alyce Kills (2011 Tribeca Films)
Houes with 100 Eyes (2014 In Negotiations)

Jay has directed 7 features and served as cinematographer and editor to both TV and film for almost 2 decades.

In addition to the movies I've worked on with Jay, I've provided special effects makeup for over 2 dozen films including such big budget features as A. I., Jurassic Park III, Spider Man and Men in Black 3.

Helping out with production is veteran producer Angela Lee. In addition to having produced 6 features (4 narratives and 2 documentaries) she managed the budget for The Montel Williams Show and is currently a show runner for the DIY/GAC Network series Logheads.

Together we're donating our time to this film providing the services we make our living doing. This includes the writing, directing, shooting and editing so once the film is in the can you can be assured it will be edited and a final product will be attained.

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