So it's been a crazy few weeks around Casa de Chidel... Pre-production has been going full steam ahead — and as of tomorrow, we're officially into production!
Our crackerjack production design team of Ipek Kemahlioglu and Allison Sanders has created a terrific living space for our characters, and has also built a cemetery out of a backyard — which I'm sure will make the property owners want to move. :)
Our über-talented special effects makeup man Lenny Spadavecchia is covered in blood — and he hasn't even started working yet!
And now, as the equipment arrives and the cast and crew are set, we are pulling out the crafts service and brewing up the coffee. May the cameras commence!
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THANK YOU PACKAGE: You will receive a SPECIAL THANKS credit on our web site and film, as well as a personalized Thank You From The Bottom Of My Undying Heart letter from the director, Philip Chidel.
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DIGITAL PACKAGE: The above, plus a digital download of the completed movie. You'll also get a souvenir custom photo card, direct from the set.
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JOHN HANCOCK PACKAGE: The above, but now your credit will be bumped to AN EXTRA SPECIAL AWESOME THANKS. More importantly — you’ll get an AUTOGRAPHED DIGITAL FILE OF THE MOVIE. What is that??? Well, instead of the regular movie, you’ll get a version that’s been customized just for you, with its own personalized introduction from the director AS PART OF THE MOVIE, speaking directly to you, for you. How many of your friends have THAT?!!
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LITERATURE PACKAGE: All of the above, plus a select souvenir: Your choice of an autographed Philip Chidel short story, which will be published along with stills from the set. You can choose either: a) The prose adaptation of TIL DEATH, or b) The prose adaptation of ALL THE LIVE-LONG DAY — the next short film we're planning to make once Til Death is complete. (Or choose both stories for $125).
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MOVIE PACKAGE: The above, plus a complete movie bundle!! You'll get the Til Death DVD, the Subject Two DVD, a hard copy of the Til Death script, and a crew photo — all signed. And a T-shirt (unsigned… unless you want otherwise!) All that and a bag of chips. (Seriously. You'll get some chips. Just name the brand.) (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10.)
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ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE: The above, but now your credit will be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. You’ll be featured with a prominent thanks in the Pub section of our website, and you’ll also receive a 2012 calendar of production stills from Til Death. You may also exercise your right as an Associate Producer to 'associate' with the director — a 1-on-1 chat with the director via phone, Skype or, if you're in the SF Bay Area, in person over coffee. Our treat. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10.)
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VIDEO PACKAGE: 'We're coming to get you, Barbara!! (or whatever your name may be...)' :) Here, you'll get all of the above PLUS you can impress your friends with a PERSONALIZED HALLOWEEN VIDEO just for you, starring one of the actors in full-on special effects makeup. Your choice whether to make it scary or not! Our choice whether to make it cool. (Don't worry. We will!)
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE: All of the above, but now you're the Big Cheese: an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. That comes complete with your own title card in the front of the movie — and also a PRIVATE HOME SCREENING with the director of Til Death & Subject Two for you and your friends. We'll come to you!
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THE NEXT BIG PACKAGE: Be careful with this one.. it's just a tad short of EXPLOSIVE AWESOMENESS. This time, you'll get everything above — but our next short will be based on YOU. A key character will have your name and select personal details, and the entire story will be affected by what YOU DO IN IT. How cool is that??? (People with heart conditions, pregnant women, and children under 48" are not recommended for this one... but can ignore this warning if they wish).
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