NECROMURDER: A Black Metal Movie FUNDRAISER
THE WILDEST BLACK METAL FILM... WITH ZOMBIES!
NECROMURDER: A Black Metal Movie FUNDRAISER
THE WILDEST BLACK METAL FILM... WITH ZOMBIES!
WELCOME TO NECROMURDER: A Black Metal Horror Story
NECROMURDER is an over-the-top, rocking, horror/comedy written, directed and acted by Pablo C. Vergara. The movie focuses on the black metal genre of music and it's inspired by a real crime that shook the metal world in the early nineties. 'The Setting', or the first chapter of the movie, has been shot and COMPLETED. The second and third chapters will include 'The Conflict' and 'The Resolution' of the story and that's where we're trying to raise funds for! It will also include...zombies! Trips to the Underworld, Voodoo Witch Doctors, vampires, and, of course, a totally badass and unique, orchestral, metal soundtrack all wrapped up in an eighties style horror packed adventure!
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Meet Sigurd Ericssen Aka. Morbid Blackstar. A tormented artist, frustrated rock star, failing father and the son of the Devil.
Meet Torbjorn Wongraven Aka. Azmodeus. A despot, initiator of the black metal genre, a musical genius and a tyrannical bandmate.
Meet Myst. A tender lost soul, wise and supportive bandmate, the voice for a generation and the band's voice of reason.
Meet Alex Ericssen. Sigurd's sick son and his only true hope.
Meet Pearl Ericssen. Sigurd's worst nightmare and an angry ex-wife not to be messed with.
Meet Joe. A royal pain in the ass and Sigurd's most hated enemy.
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ABOUT THE FILM:
Logline: A talented rock star from New York City faces the demise of his music career at the hands of his evil band mate, who abuses his power as he owns the music rights of his compositions and steals all his money.
This is a horror/black metal story. Torbjorn Wongraven Aka. Azmodeus and Sigurd Ericssen Aka. Morbid Blackstar are rock stars by day and demons by night. Two musicians from the black metal genre fight for the title of "King of Evil" while their self-destructive lifestyle and obsession for darkness sends them on a downward spiral where blood will be spilled and a serious crime will be committed.
Sigurd Ericssen struggles to make ends meet, while his toxic ex-wife, Pearl, demands money for their sick son and he faces losing his custody. He fights through adversity to try to keep afloat while his entire world is crumbling, and his obsession for darkness resurrects a voice from the past that haunts him. Will he make it?
Based on a real crime that shook the metal music world in the early nineties.
Word from the Director:
I am a musician, actor and director with an MFA in filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. I won a half scholarship for my hard work, and I produced, wrote, directed, and acted as the lead for NECROMURDER (yes, I am Sigurd!). I also composed all the music for the entire film with my band, Dynasty of Darkness. I have four feature screenplays, two of which are published, and one that moved from quarter-finals and into the semi-finals in the International Creative Words Awards in the horror category. I truly enjoy writing horror films and some people seem to think I'm good at it! My dream is to finish NECROMURDER and then shoot my many other films further on and establish myself as a good horror director!
I am constantly creating content and writing stories. This one is by far my most ambitious and wildest project to date. I love it and I can't wait to share it with you! In addition to this film, I have directed several music videos, documentaries and short films. You can find some of my other work here: LINK
About the film:
When I started this project over a year ago, I was determined to create a very rocking horror film! I wanted something that could merge awesome music and Film Noir style cinema, but let's not necessarily call it a musical...more like a horror film with a killer metal soundtrack. And so NECROMURDER was born! My love for metal music and eighties horror films led me to create a real cool screenplay that was evaluated by Claude Kerven countless times (yes, he actually wrote a script for Bruce Willis!), and by other industry professionals until I got my seventh draft ready. Then we started rolling cameras! This means that the story is really pretty badass! The movie features a lot of old school visual effects and makeup artists from the MUD Institute who loved the project so much that they even donated their materials to us!
The film was originally my thesis project for NYFA, where I combined a few other shorts I shot during my course studies in one year and created a thirty minute short film. We used all kinds of cinema, DSLR and cinema digital cameras for this little Frankenstein! The project grew out of proportion and we got partners such as Gothic Renaissance NYC, Holy Buyable and Shrine Gothic Hollywood interested to give us big discounts and donations of the cool rock & metal clothing that we used. Everyone seems to love our project! They are all still associated with us and waiting for our call, but we need to raise funds first!
Check them out here!
The production cost of the first installment of the film was around $15,000 out of my own money, (what we call in the industry "shoe-string budget") not including the costs of the technical aspect (crew and equipment) which was facilitated by the film school, and also found on my own through ads and networking. Of course, I am not counting the very expensive soundtrack that I had already created with my own band DYNASTY OF DARKNESS.
NECROMURDER, Chapter One, took place all through New York City, from Hell's Kitchen to Times Square and Brooklyn. Now, these new and very exciting chapters will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, Los Angeles and Hades Aka. The Underworld Aka. THE LAND OF THE DEAD! You heard it right! We also have many other places in mind such as, mysterious caves, jungles and deserts. The funds we raise for this project will simply allow us to be able to shoot all the scenes we have in mind and even some from the original first screenplay that we couldn't afford to shoot. We need to raise as much as we can to be able to cover all the production costs.
Here's a cool character that we couldn't shoot because we ran out of funds, but we can definitely bring him back!
For the first installment, we used a variety of different Cinema, Digital Cinema and DSLR Cameras, like the Arri Alexa, 16mm Arriflex, RED Scarlett and the Cannon Mark III.
We shot all the scenes in Chapter One on location. We built sets, bought permits, rented places, etc. For the next chapters, we will be using some green screen and CGI compositions for the very wild scenes and characters that we have designed. That's right! Now we have BLACK METAL ZOMBIES! Take a look at the killer concept art below. Shooting on green screen means that we can create environments digitally. The cool thing about that is that we don't have to spend money to build expensive sets or rent locations to shoot. It is simple to shoot on green screen and it keeps the costs down. However, the costs will go to hiring talented visual effects artists and tons and tons of post production!
Our Set built at NYFA for Torbjorn's Nightmare Scene.
Check out Torbjorn's Nightmare Teaser Scene (Work in Progress)
Concept Art for Second Chapter
3D Storyboard for Final Concert Scene
When I started shooting this short film, I realized that it could turn into something massive! A great horror/metal story inspired by a shocking crime and infested with crazy and amazing characters. Today, it's grown out of proportion! Hence this Kickstarter campaign and the wish for you to get involved with this project, where all my dedication remains and my goal to finish this movie and share it with the world is my priority!
Did we mention that we have Tom Sizemore and Mark Rolston involved? Sound familiar?
That's right, we will also pay for certified Hollywood actors who have fallen in love with our project and are eager to work with us, and we've got plans of inviting even more!
With Kickstarter funding, we will hire a team of CGI artists who will work closely with Pablo C. Vergara on the post-production for a period of six months. There will be a bunch of CGI zombies and the special effects of scenes like the Underworld, Hades. The money will be used to buy permits, insurance, rent places, build sets and get props and vehicles to shoot the scenes. We will also use the funds to buy a cool wardrobe (of course, with a discount from our amazing sponsors) and to cover costs of lodging, transportation and some of the crew salaries...but we'll try to work with good friends that won't charge us (much).
Basically, the funding will go to all pre-production, production and post-production costs. Much of it we have already covered. Some of the cast and crew are already hired under our budget, and we have some wardrobe and all the music scoring covered. Finally, funds will also go on the rewards, such as printing costs for the posters, stickers and T-Shirts, and the CD press for the Blue-Rays, DVDs and soundtrack, etc.
We're open to all the help we can get! So if you're a 3D artist, 3D animator, visual effects artist, compositor, or if you feel like contributing to this movie in any way not mentioned here, please contact us at: email@example.com
Remember that not only are we looking for funding for our film, but we are also hoping to expand THE NECROMURDER FAMILY! So if you can't donate at this time, please support us by giving us a "Like" + "Follow" on our Facebook page and subscribing to our YouTube channel! And last, but not least, help us raise some hell by spreading the word about our campaign to your friends and family! It's as simple as clicking on the "Share" button on our page! We would be forever grateful for this and you will officially become a true badass rock star in our book! \m/
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE OUTFITS WE COULD GET WITH YOUR HELP!
Pablo C. Vergara
For the second installment of NECROMURDER, we have invited a few very amazing and talented heavy-weight actors that you may know (and love!)
Get ready to be blown away!
MARK ROLSTON for the role of The Manager
TOM SIZEMORE as the Voodoo Man
JONATHAN PIENAAR as 'The Voice'
Risks and challenges
NECRMOMURDER is a very ambitious project to say the least. The good news is that we've already shot a big part of the film and we have gathered most of the principal cast and crew and most of the gear! And also, we've composed the entire amazing orchestral metal soundtrack! So that helps ease a lot of worry. We've spent two years working on this project and countless hours have been invested in this, so giving up is just not an option at this point. It's currently the lack of funds that is holding us back and finding money for a movie is hard, especially for a rock 'n' rollin' insane project like this!
We hope you are as excited about our project as we are and you could join us to create the most over-the-top, black metal, zombie, horror movie ever made! \m/
We are constantly teaming up with partners and will have someone ready soon to handle all the printing and reward products.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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