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Matt Shaw's "Happy Ever After" - Independent horror feature

Matt Shaw (Sick B*stards, Porn and Whore) and Dan Brownlie (Tombs: Rise of the Damned) bring Shaw's most infamous character to screen

Matt Shaw's "Happy Ever After" - Independent horror feature

Matt Shaw (Sick B*stards, Porn and Whore) and Dan Brownlie (Tombs: Rise of the Damned) bring Shaw's most infamous character to screen

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Last updated May 10, 2017

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Happy Ever After
Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After's synopsis:

If it's just you and me, together, for the rest of our lives - no-one else to mess things up... could you ever love me?

Peter loves Vanessa. He loves her a lot and is looking forward to starting a nice life with her, and only her. No one else to get in the way and mess up their beautiful relationship. He'll do anything for her. Absolutely anything to make her happy. Anything to see that beautiful smile of hers. Anything to live happily ever after with her. The only problem is - Vanessa doesn't know Peter and, more importantly, understand why she is cuffed to the dining room table.

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A young woman is kidnapped by a psychotic lover in a remote mansion. What starts as macabre love soon turns into a deadly fight for survival

About the series:

Happy Ever After is part of The Peter Chronicles. 6 books in total following the life of a psychopath desperate for love. The books are available as stand alone titles or put together in two large collections (volume one and volume two). The titles include: Happy Ever After, GSOH Essential, A Fresh Start, All Good Things, Once Upon a Time. 
Volume One is available to purchase from Amazon here: 

smarturl.it/HEAVOLUME1

Who is Matt Shaw?

Matt Shaw
Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw is one of the UK's leading extreme horror authors with 100 titles published. He is most known for The Peter Chronicles and his demented Black Cover Books (Sick B*stards, SickER B*stards, Rotting Dead F*cks, Whore, Porn, ART, Monster - to name but a few). 


For a complete list of his work: 

smarturl.it/themattshaw

Or check him out at www.facebook.com/mattshawpublications

Shaw currently has three films in early stages of production - Love Life, Sick B*stards and Seed - although this will be the first feature he is directly attached to with regards to writing the screenplay and being on hand to answer any questions the director may have... And speaking of which:

Dan Brownlie to direct!

Creator of brand-B corporation and master of British horror, Dan Brownlie started out with micro horrors he quickly moved up the ladder in terms of length and production. His first fully funded short Bear Scary (which is catalogued in the encyclopaedia of killer toy films "La Notta Piu Lunga Del Mondo" and has been included in the brand-B corporation anthology "Self Induced Nightmares part 1") gained him enough notoriety to achieve funding for the modern British horror anthology "Three's a Shroud" (to be released by Wild Eye Releasing). Three's a Shroud won two awards (one at the British Horror Film Festival 2012 and one at the Cochise Film Festival 2012) which then lead onto the first full feature length exploitation "Serial Kaller" shot for Loaded Magazine's film company. Dan is now working on the epic 'The Tombs: Rise of the Damned', a feature length horror film to be shot exclusively on location at the London Tombs scare attraction. Current projects also include a section for Virus of the Dead entitled "29 Days Crossed" and a section for the grindhouse homage anthology 'Grindsplotation'.

Jessica Ann Bonner is Vanessa

Jess as Vanessa
Jess as Vanessa

Scream Queen and glamour model, Jessica Ann began acting at the age of 16 attending an extensive amount of performance training at the award winning Miskin Theatre (which features Gemma Arterton amongst its alumni). Jessica walked away with the equivalent of 5 A* 'A' levels - all in performance and progressed to the prestigious Courtyard Theatre studying Acting and Physical Theatre. Her stay was cut short when she landed her first feature film role as a waitress in Stephen Reynolds' "Vendetta" starring Danny Dyer.

A larger role followed in zombie flick "Devil's Tower" where as Beverly she lined up alongside fellow Brits Jessica Jane Clement and Roxanne Pallett. After forays into modeling in the likes of FHM, and some TV projects; Dani Thompson cast Jessica for the role of Frankie in the Dan Brownlie helmed stalk and slash "Serial Kaller" alongside Suzi Lorraine and Troma Legend Debbie Rochon.

Later in 2014, Jessica appeared in low budget horror master Andrew Jones witch-flick "Conjuring of the Dead" as the evil Agnes Morehouse, a role which garnered considerable acclaim.

2015 has already started with a bang with no less than 6 features in the pipeline including "29 Days Crossed" for the Tony Newton "Virus of the Dead" project. Described by Haunted: After Dark magazine as a "one woman tour-de-force", 29 Days proves her credentials as an actress to watch in 2015 which will be rounded off with the 80s inspired Steve Davis slasher "Christmas Slay" alongside James Payton and Frank Jakeman.

Risks and challenges

Casting Peter will be one of the biggest challenges for this project. If the casting of Peter is wrong, the film will upset many of the readers already familiar with the character (and who already love him, despite his psychotic ways)... With a shooting date of early next year - we have half a year to find the perfect actor.

Obviously another factor to consider is money. If we hit the £5000 goal then we will have £10,000 to turn this into a feature which is considered lo-budget. Thankfully we have a good team dedicated to the project, all with years of experience and all with some tricks up their sleeve to deliver a final film that stands up against projects with a much bigger budget in place. Of course, it helps that this is a one location, two character shoot...

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    Early PDF release of The Horror, a twisted fictional novella written by Matt Shaw (based loosely on the making of Happy Ever After).

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    Personalised letter posted out to you by the main character PETER. Read in horror how he is stalking your life and what you plans to do to you!

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    YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS - your name listed under 'with thanks to'

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    Get killed!
    At the time of pledging, Matt Shaw will be notified and your name will be used as a victim in his next release! Warning: Not for those who are easily offended or upset. Your character will not be treated kindly...

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    Early Digital Copy of Happy Ever After as soon as it is complete - available to you before shown anywhere in the world.
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    Exclusive Marketing Stills from the set. Includes notes, storyboards, signed screenplay (autographs include director, cast and author)

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    ONE FOR THE LADIES

    Be Peter's victim. Appear in the film. Get made up to look brutally murdered by professional make-up artists. Includes a scene showing how you meet your demise.

    Credit on screen and IMDB
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    Filming in United Kingdom, Little Hereford, February

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    Personalised story (PDF) based on your fears. These star you, your family and your friends and tailor written to you. No stories are ever the same! This is not a copy and paste job!

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    Due to the shoot schedule we will have a couple of RED DRESSES on set for Vanessa. The Infamous PVC Dress forced upon her by Peter.

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    All the Goodies!
    Happy Ever After Tee-Shirt
    Sick B*stards Tee-Shirt
    Happy Ever After Mug
    Sick B*stards Mug
    Happy Ever After Poster (signed by cast and crew)
    Happy Ever After screenplay (signed by Matt Shaw and principle cast)
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    Visit the set, hang out with cast and crew and enjoy photos (during specified times), evening meal with Dan Brownlie and Matt Shaw.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Get access to all notes, visit the set, be a part of meetings, and get your name listed on IMDB as Executive Producer!

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    Company Sponsorship.
    Your company logo at the start of the film. Your name in the credits. A personalised horror novella based on your fears. A signed copy of The Horror. A Hard copy of the film. Access to all notes and visits to the set. Signed screenplay by cast and crew. Pictures from the set. Invite to the premiere for you and up to 10 guests.

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    Company Sponsorship slot number 2
    Your company logo at the start of the film. Your name in the credits. A personalised horror novella based on your fears. A signed copy of The Horror. A Hard copy of the film. Access to all notes and visits to the set. Signed screenplay by cast and crew. Pictures from the set. Invite to the premiere for you and up to 10 guests.

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    The infamous red PVC dress as worn in the film. Includes signed picture of Jessica Ann Bonner wearing it, signed screenplay and a certificate of authenticity.

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    ONE FOR THE LADIES (playing age 40+)

    BE VANESSA'S MUM!
    Star as Vanessa's mum. A non-speaking role, guaranteed onscreen time. Be Peter's victim. Appear in the film. Get made up to look brutally murdered by professional make-up artists. Includes a scene showing how you meet your demise.

    Credit on screen and IMDB
    Digital copy of film

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    Filming in United Kingdom early 2016

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