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Reaching these stretch goals means that we'll be able to deliver some free gifts to you - our backers - as well as upgrade a few rewards, packaging, and we'll have a head-start on properly promoting & advertising our film!
A year ago,THE CHAIR was just a graphic novel and a script...
A cast and crew didn't breathe life into it yet, there was no film, no set, no wardrobe - nothing.
I had created the comic in 2006 as a six-part mini-series that was later compiled in 2008 as a graphic novel. Kevin Christensen's art and Erin Kohut's editing helped to create one of the flagship titles at Alterna Comics and seven years later, here we are. When we held a Kickstarter campaign last year to raise money for pre-production development on the film - all of that changed.
Our first campaign didn't reach its $300K goal, but we made it almost half-way there and managed to pick up investor interest, distributor interest, and build awareness for our film. When we relaunched with a smaller goal of $40K, we had some ups and downs but in the end, 499 backers came together to make filming possible!
We went through some casting and production crew changes since then but on February 9th, 2015 - cameras began rolling. We wrapped principal photography about two weeks later and are now at a point in post-production where it's time to start taking the last steps to tie up any loose ends on the film.
To do this, we need funds to edit, correct and enhance the color and sound, hire a composer to create a chilling soundtrack - basically everything that needs to be done to turn a hundred hours of raw footage into a great movie.
Here's a quick breakdown of our budget and the funds needed to complete the film:
- Editing - $7000
- Color and Sound - $6000
- Composer - $4000
- Reward Creation - $2000
- Kickstarter fees - ~$1000
- Total - $20,000
If we raise more than what we're asking for, these funds will go towards submitting to film festivals and comic and horror conventions.
Richard Sullivan (Tim Muskatell) is an innocent man struggling to escape his fate on death row...
Witnessing the brutal killings of his fellow inmates (played by Ezra Buzzington, Jacob Banser, and John Siciliano) at the hands of the prison's sadistic and psychotic Warden (Bill Oberst Jr.) and his crew of guards (played by Roddy Piper, Noah Hathaway, Zach Galligan, Derrick Damions, and Kyle Hester), Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. But as he's forced to match the brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan is pushed to the brink of madness.
Even if you can't afford to contribute, tweets/shares/spreading the word about our campaign and our film can go a long way as well. With your help and support, we can make this happen! Thank you!
Risks and challenges
We have editors, sound designers/editors, color correctors, and composers on stand-by waiting for us to fill our budget so we can get started. So there's no risk in us not having that talent ready to create a great film.
The only risk we face, is time - of course. Barring any unforeseen emergencies or catastrophes, we should be able to have a completed film ready to be sent out by Christmas. Now - the only way we'll have to delay this, is if the distributor that picks up the film decides to fulfill these orders instead. But that is unlikely and if it does happen, our backers (that's you!) will be the first to know!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter