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To help with post production of anthology film reminiscent to old shows such as "Tales From The Crypt" and "Tales Of The Unexpected".
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Securing funding for post-production costs of horror anthology NEXT DOOR.

A second crowd-funding page for NEXT DOOR, what's going on?

As some of you may be aware, we have already successfully crowd-funded on Kickstarter for the feature film NEXT DOOR. This campaign was met and the filming required has taken place, or at the very least scheduled in. However, we had also raised some funds elsewhere for the project which - unfortunately - fell through at the last minute. This left us in a pickle as, with the film complete, we lack the necessary funds to get the post-production done.

So how much money was lost?

The other campaign reached over £1000.00 which is a significant amount of finances when coming to post-production and quite a kick for independent films. I have set the goal to this campaign to £500.00 as I should be able to save and find the rest myself by selling film equipment once we have finished with it.

What is the money going on?

Matt Shaw has edited the film himself BUT he is not an editor. A professional editor will be hired to tidy it up and get the sound balance correct to ensure the best of standards. As well as editing costs, there are also additional expenses from Visual Effects Artists too.

What if the other funds suddenly become available?

Whilst this is highly doubtful, this means we film more content. Simple. You get extra running time of Next Door as more shorts are filmed and added into the mix. If for some reason things go crazy and we make a silly amount of money like we did the first time - the monies will also be used to hire out a venue for a premiere where all supporters of THIS campaign will be invited first (and for free). Not only that but we can hire "more hands on deck" for the post-production costs to ensure a fast turn around of the finished product.

What does this money go on?

Unlike the first campaign, the money raised here will be used for post-production costs to ensure we can bring you the film in a timely fashion, as promised! 

Is this how we problem solve all issues? Ask for more money?

In short, no. We have had numerous issues with this production and every one of them we have over come. Here's a list: 

1. Actor demands to be taken to a train station after 3 hours on set as he believed we had everything in the can. During the edit, it was revealed we didn't have all that was needed to make that particular segment as good as it COULD be. So, armed with a camera, Matt Shaw headed out to get additional shots to slide into the production. So where there was once a boom coming into the shot, now we have a cut-away of something else from the scene. 

2. Actor failed to show up on the day as his flight was cancelled. We were already filming that day so I couldn't turn everyone away. Thankfully we were doing two segments so with some clever re-writing, the character in the  first segment the actor was meant to be in was turned into the SAME character from the other segment we were filming that day. In the edit, there is additional footage shot to show time passing. Not only did we film all we needed to but we believe this actually made the story STRONGER. 

3. Make-up failed on one day as the make-up artist had to shoot off. The longer we filmed, the worse one of the wounds looked. We carried on though and this was then fixed in post-production. 

4. This isn't the first time the script has changed. Originally we were filming multiple houses but when a producer left to work on another project, we realised that - to make it work - we needed to scale it down and simplify it. So, with more re-writing, we ended up with all filming taking place in the same furnished "rental". This is all explained in the story and, with the twists lined up for you, will make perfect sense when you watch it. Again.  We actually believe that, as a result of this re-write, the script is MUCH stronger and can concentrate more on the little stories being told.

So, as you can see, we have had a fair few issues throughout the production and - all of those we worked around. 

So what was NEXT DOOR?

The project:

NEXT DOOR is an anthology film; a collection of short stories all linked together with one main storyline running through the middle of them. The stories are written by the horror author (and director) Matt Shaw with the film itself being Shaw's second feature film after the successful release of his award-winning* "MONSTER" (trailer below).

The idea behind this feature was to explore what happens behind the closed doors. We all live in our own little bubbles at the moment, paying more attention to social media and our phones then who is living in the same street at ours. We are so interested in what is happening in the cyber-world that we forget to look at the real world. The question is: To what cost? 

The stories themselves are adapted from Shaw's "F*cked-Up Shorts" range of books, available now over on Amazon. Each little film being suitably dark and twisted in its tone with a slap-you-in-your-face style ending. The old twist in the tale which Shaw has become infamous for. The inspiration for such work coming from reading Roald Dahl's adult stories whilst growing up, along with watching "Tales From The Crypt" and "Tales Of The Unexpected". If you like your horror with a twisted ending and a heavy dose of black humour then look no further!

There's an affair, a murder or two, a sexual encounter gone wrong, the loneliest man in the world, broken souls and heartbreak - and that is just the tip of the iceberg...

Monster - available now on Amazon Prime
Monster - available now on Amazon Prime

* Best Feature Film - Dead All Day Film Festival

The Cast:

We are still casting NEXT DOOR, despite having filmed a handful of the shorts already. The reason we held back from casting some of the other stories is because - the more we raise here - the more money we have for talent... That being said, we already have an impressive line-up for you! Jessica-Jane Stafford, Vas Blackwood, Jan Anderson, Jeremy Edwards, Nicole Faraday,  and Danielle Harold to name but a few!

Jamie Lomas
Jamie Lomas
Nathan Sussex
Nathan Sussex
Rod Glenn
Rod Glenn
Amanda Clapham
Amanda Clapham
Vas Blackwood
Vas Blackwood
Danielle Harold
Danielle Harold
Jeremy Edwards
Jeremy Edwards
Jessica-Jane Stafford
Jessica-Jane Stafford
Jan Anderson
Jan Anderson
Laura Ellen Wilson
Laura Ellen Wilson

Already filmed: 

The following scenes are already shot:

"God's Hand" - starring Danielle Harold and Tony Cook

"Handy" / "Mr. Lonely" - starring Laura Ellen Wilson and Matt Shaw

"The Appointment" - starring Jan Anderson and Nathan Sussex

"The Body" - starring Vas Blackwood

"Gifts" - starring Jeremy Edwards and Nicole Faraday 

June 22nd

We are filming: 

"Apocalypse" with Rod Glenn and Maria Lee Metheringham 

"The Estate Agent" with Justin Park

June 28th

We are filming:

"Baby" and "Sisterly Love" with Jessica Jane Stafford, Amanda Clapham and Jamie Lomas.


Some Fun Stuff:

Risks and challenges

If you look up above, you will see we have conquered many risks and challenges already! The good thing about working with a small team is that we know how to work hard to ensure the job is done to the best of our availability.

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    Next Door - HARDBACK BOOK (signed)

    Signed by Matt Shaw. To coincide with the release of the film, Matt Shaw has asked some of the biggest names of horror to write their own household story for the limited edition hardback book!

    Featuring stories from Shaun Hutson, Tim Lebbon, Ryan C. Thomas and more!

    Done in the same style as the film, each story will be self-contained and in the style of "Tales Of The Unexpected" and "Tales From The Crypt". How twisted do you like your horror? Limited to 50 copies only.

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    Become an Associate Producer for NEXT DOOR. get the films, get the credits, get the poster, get your name in the opening credits, and in the end credits! And - when it is all done and dusted - sit back in your associate producer tee-shirt and feel smug that you helped independent cinema.

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    Star in a segment written JUST for you!

    Matt Shaw will write YOU a segment to go into the film. Not only are YOU the star but you can use it for show-reel purposes too. Appear in the film, get directed by award winning director and get something for your show-reel! Before the part is written, you will be spoken to with previous experience to ensure something is tailored perfectly for your skills. Also get all relevant credits and also get a copy of the film on DVD. Filming will be done at a time convenient to you at Southampton, UK. Travel and accommodation is NOT included.

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    The Coffin!

    From the segment "The Body", starring Vas Blackwood.

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