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My story, I've been apart of the film industry for a little over a decade now, mostly background work and a handful of short films during my time at The New York Film Academy and The Art Institute of California. This short-film is the start of a few running projects I have lined up to kick off 2017-18.

The original story was written by a young writer name Miranda Kirchoff. 

I came across the story on Tumblr and immediately loved it. Reading it I could see very clearly how it would look visually as a short-film so I reached out to her and was given the OK to adapt it into a short. The script has been written and polish and registered to go.

The movie is headed by a young actress with a load of energy and talent name Estella Volturo. 

Estella Volturo as Charlotte Dower
Estella Volturo as Charlotte Dower

 

You can see her work in the short-films Come and See, Twenty Years After and more recently in her first commercial for Pedialyte.

Jessica Dowdeswell as Missy Gideon
Jessica Dowdeswell as Missy Gideon

 

I had the pleasure of working with her as a photographer and now looking forward to reuniting again as her Director and get her career started off right. I am asking for your help, seeking to raise the funds needed to be able to tell this story the right way.

Newest Cast Member

Robert Thompson as Francis Gideon
Robert Thompson as Francis Gideon

Playing the roll of Charlotte's little brother is Craig Brashars. His character is the biological son of Francis and Missy.

Craig Brashars as Daniel Gideon
Craig Brashars as Daniel Gideon

 

   

Monster is about a Masked Monster who spends it's time behind a desk assigning other monsters to children around the world.. But when the monsters of a young girl name Charlotte Dower, keep returning one after the other. It becomes the only one left to take on the job of trying to scare Charlotte, but when it arrives it learns that there is an even far worst Monster in Charlotte's life.  

The short running time is around 7 to 10 minutes but the message it conveys comes across very well.

 

What better than storyboards....How about a few shots from the actual set featuring our star.

 

 

FUNDS NEEDED BY May 20, 2017: $10000  

It's a modest amount but hey...the more the merrier.  

FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR  

The budget specifically goes to our production and post production costs: equipment rental (camera, lights & sound), crew, permits, secure locations and recording music for the ADR and stop-motion animation for the beginning of the film and special F/X make-up. We have some really unique needs for this film, including some special effects to bring the hero Monster of the story to full life. 

To get this film made right we need your help!

At the end of the day, your contribution means you can say you helped get this film made. The story in itself feels like a great contender for a short-film Oscar and to be a apart of that kind of success would be a grand prize and a door opening to more.

PERKS  

Every single dollar helps and we appreciate everyone for whatever contribution you can make. 

Every who contributes even $1 will get personally thanked through email.

But we wanted to add some incentives and thank people with some perks for contributing more to our campaign.  

FOR CONTRIBUTIONS OF  

  • $5 and $10 will get you a "Thank You"  
  • $15 will get your Name Listed in "Special" Thank You Credit at the end of Filming.  DVD Copy of Film
  • $20 Get your Name Listed in "Special" Thank You Credit at the end of Filming.DVD Copy of film and Poster
  • $25 Blu-Ray Copy of Film Name Listed in the Thank You Credits. 
  • $30 Signed Blu-Ray, Signed Poster, Name Listed in Thank You Credits. 
  • $40 Sign Blu-Ray/Digital Copy of Film and Signed Poster. Special "Thank You" in credits. IMDB Credit.
  • $50 Signed Blu-Ray Copy of Film and Signed Poster. T-Shirt. Logo Mug, Special "Thank You" in credits. IMDB Credit.
  • $100 Signed Blu-Ray Copy of Film and Signed Poster. Signed T-Shirt. Signed Logo Mug. Signed Character Design Mousepad. Digital Copy of Film. "Thank You" Credit. IMDB credit. Copy of Script. Screening Passes (Locations Pending) If overseas screenings happen will accommodate those who contribute.
  • $200 Signed Blu-Ray Copy of Film and Signed Poster. Signed T-Shirt. Signed Logo Mug. Signed Character Design Mousepad. Digital Copy of Film. "Thank You" Credit. Associate Producer IMDB credit. Copy of Script. Design a "Monster" Any Backers at this rate can design a stop-motion monster to be made and use for filming and receive their puppet once filming is complete. Screening Passes (Locations Pending) If overseas screenings happen will accommodate those who contribute. 
  • $300 Signed Blu-Ray Copy of Film and Signed Poster. Signed T-Shirt. Signed Logo Mug. Signed Character Design Mousepad. Digital Copy of Film. "Thank You" Credit. Associate Producer IMDB credit. Copy of Script. Design a "Monster" Any Backers at this rate can design a stop-motion monster to be made and use for filming and receive their puppet once filming is complete. Copy of concept art and storyboards. Exclusive behind-the-scene video of construction of puppets and stop-motion set and filming process. Screening Passes (Locations Pending) If overseas screenings happen will accommodate those who contribute.
  • $400 Signed Blu-Ray Copy of Film and Signed Poster. Signed T-Shirt. Signed Logo Mug. Signed Character Design Mousepad. Digital Copy of Film. "Thank You" Credit. Producer IMDB credit. Signed Copy of Script. Design a "Monster" Any Backers at this rate can design a stop-motion monster to be made and use for filming and receive their puppet once filming is complete. Copy of concept art and storyboards. Exclusive behind-the-scene video of construction of puppets and stop-motion set and filming process. Autograph photo of cast and crew. Screening Passes (Locations Pending) If overseas screenings happen will accommodate those who contribute.
  • $500 Signed Blu-Ray Copy of Film and Signed Poster. Signed T-Shirt. Signed Logo Mug. Signed Character Design Mousepad. Digital Copy of Film. "Thank You" Credit. Executive Producer IMDB credit. Signed Copy of Script. Design a "Monster" Any Backers at this rate can design a stop-motion monster to be made and use for filming and receive their puppet once filming is complete. Hardcopy Book of concept art and storyboards and still photos from set. Exclusive behind-the-scene video of construction of puppets and stop-motion set and filming process. Autograph photo of cast and crew. Screening Passes (Locations Pending) If overseas screenings happen will accommodate those who contribute.
  • $1000 Signed Blu-Ray Copy of Film and Signed Poster. Signed T-Shirt. Signed Logo Mug. Signed Character Design Mousepad. Digital Copy of Film. "Thank You" Credit. Executive Producer IMDB credit. Signed Copy of Script. Design a "Monster" Any Backers at this rate can design a stop-motion monster to be made and use for filming and receive their puppet once filming is complete. Hardcopy Book of concept art and storyboards and still photos from set. Exclusive behind-the-scene video of construction of puppets and stop-motion set and filming process. Autograph photo of cast and crew. Charlotte's Doll House prop. Screening Passes (Locations Pending) If overseas screenings happen will accommodate those who contribute.
  • $2000 Signed Blu-Ray Copy of Film and Signed Poster. Signed T-Shirt. Signed Logo Mug. Signed Character Design Mousepad. Digital Copy of Film. "Thank You" Credit. Executive Producer IMDB credit. Signed Copy of Script. Design a "Monster" Any Backers at this rate can design a stop-motion monster to be made and use for filming and receive their puppet once filming is complete. Hardcopy Book of concept art and storyboards and still photos from set. Exclusive behind-the-scene video of construction of puppets and stop-motion set and filming process. Autograph photo of cast and crew. stop-motion set and some puppets. Screening Passes (Locations Pending) If overseas screenings happen will accommodate those who contribute.

I will be updating this campaign constantly throughout the duration as I receive new content from my team of artist, from behind the scenes video of the construction process of the stop-motion puppets and set. To new character posters for each of the Monster to be featured in the stop-motion portion of the film.

Select storyboards of the filming process will also be shared.

An introduction video from my talented young actress and myself will be posted next weekend. And currently a simple yet effective opening animation for the first scene of the film is currently in the process of being worked on, it will later be redone in it's stop-motion fashion.

That will be posted once completed and voice over work is done.

All Original Music for Charlotte and the Monster by

Tom Vos

 

Risks and challenges

Facing a few right now as far as location and casting changes which have already been rectified. There is always a risk when it comes to making films. This project is pretty bold using both stop-motion and live-action to tell the story. My puppets could break, or something can happen to camera i.e. technical error loosing footage things of that nature. With getting this funded I can be sure to hire the extra crew and man power needed to be able to counter act any mishaps and get this production running smoothly.

With the rewards I set their release date out well pass my planned filming and completion date to assure I get every perk promised ready to go and out to all who contribute in a timely manner.

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