LIPSTICK RED - A Reimagining of the Classic Monster Film
LIPSTICK RED - A Reimagining of the Classic Monster Film
Flint's LIPSTICK RED is a monster packed, music driven horror film making you tap to the beat and scaring you out of your seat!
Flint's LIPSTICK RED is a monster packed, music driven horror film making you tap to the beat and scaring you out of your seat! Read more
About this project
Love the films FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and FRIGHT NIGHT? Sweet! You love Michael Jackson's THRILLER? Awesome! Then LIPSTICK RED is right up your alley. We can say there are many amazing elements inspired by those works that you'll see in LIPSTICK RED.
We are retelling the classic monster film in a new imagined way. We have all the awesome monsters from Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, Wolfman and Carmilla. We have given them a modern feel to populate our world. Explore this Kickstarter to find out more about LIPSTICK RED and get ready to tap those feet and get scared out of your seat!
A full moon floats in the night sky. Zeke, a backpacker road-tripping across the country, encounters misfortune when his car crashes into a decaying cemetery. Luckily, he spots a neon sign buzzing in the foggy distance, advertising FRANK’S STEIN & GRILL-- a forgotten watering hole looming in the middle of nowhere. Once inside, Zeke slowly comprehends the true nature of Frank's patrons: horrifying creatures of the undead led by the bloodthirsty vampire queen, Carmilla! She and her ensemble of monsters have prepared the bar for a sacred ceremony and Zeke has the one element they need to complete their rite – innocence!
Kickstarter has the greatest community of passionate art supporters. We wouldn't want to bring this to anyone else! Help us make the most frightening interactive music driven short film to ever exist!
So get your 3D glasses ready! Our monsters will make you jump out of your seats. And don't forget to pledge and get a reward that includes the Smell-O-Scope Card and experience what has gone down only 9 other times in cinematic history. We are the 10th! You can smell history being made.
We are very excited that we get to collaborate with FLINT and bring an emerging iconic rock artist to the world! Flint's music can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. You can show your support by pledging and getting her full EP as a reward.
Remember those practical FX, makeup design and props that used to be in movies like AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS, GREMLINS, STAR WARS, and THRILLER? We are going to JJ Abrams this ish! We have already been in preproduction for 3 months working with our amazing special FX team. We've been building models, designing, choreographing and making props! Our FX makeup designer, production designer and costume designer are working on the unique, classic, and innovative designs of the monsters that will populate our film. This highly skilled work can be expensive but it's so worth the hours of work and passion poured into each creation. Hey, if you get your name on a tombstone, someone’s gotta make that from scratch. Our designers are also creating the amazing T-shirts, posters, and monster playing card deck rewards that you’ll get to enjoy by pledging.
Every human is eligible to be a part of the Monster Club, so take a bite of our exclusive rewards that provide you with a piece of our brain...well, not literally...but at least a T-shirt, Flint EP or 3D DVD. Turn your head to the right, now scroll down, see those rewards? They need a home that only you can provide.
Is this a film or music video? YES! It's a combination of both in what we are calling an interactive music driven short film. What is a music driven short film? It's a film where music is the driving force in telling the story. In this particular story, it's the song “LIPSTICK RED” by FLINT, a rock artist based in California. Our goal is to create a synergy of music and moving pictures.
So what makes this film interactive? This is the fun part! We are delivering this film in 3D and SMELL-O-SCOPE. We want you to feel like you're in the film and experience what our characters are experiencing. All of the sights and the smells. The smells we experience play a crucial role in how we associate memories and places. Have you ever come across a whiff of something that instantly takes you back to an old memory? 3D and SMELL-O-SCOPE is about creating the best film watching experience for LIPSTICK RED.
Director Stellan Kendrick is collaborating with production companies Richard Allen Studios and Crissy Field Records to produce this film. Lipstick Red is produced by Richard Allen and Taran Gray. Richard Allen has produced and directed numerous feature and short films, music videos and commercials. He is also the producer of the first portrait music video which has been heralded as a game changer by Radar. Taran Gray is President of Crissy Field Records to which label Flint is signed. In addition to running the independent label, Taran Gray is a multifaceted music producer whose work can be found on iTunes and Spotify.
Our Cinematographer is Joshua Schnose (BLACKISH, COMMUNITY, THE SUITE, THE LAST SHIP, and many more). Mr. Schnose brings a wealth of experience from major studio feature films to indies. He also brings an impeccable visual eye to the team.
Our Hollywood Makeup Designer Laura Bedwell-Young and Theatrical Costume Designer Brad Locke are the explosive creative minds bringing all the amazing monsters to life with Production Designer Niko Rabbitt. Iconic Choreography by Chelsea Nicole Lapp.
The film stars Flint as Carmilla and Singer-songwriter Jules Galli as Zeke, a stranded traveler looking for a safe place to lay his head.
The rest of our cast can be seen at www.flinttheband.com.
The production schedule for Lipstick Red is set for September 11th, 12th and 13th of 2015 in beautiful San Diego, California. All locations have been secured.
There's no way with this team we can't succeed! Let's do this!
Your help will be entirely directed at maintaining the highest possible standard in the completion of this ambitious and awesome short film which we strongly believe can be very special with your contribution.The cost will also cover reward production, processing, and shipping.
Make sure to leave us your Twitter or any social media handle so we can give you a thanks right away! That's right, we are prompt and will let the world know how cool you are!
If you can’t support us with dollars, then your enthusiasm and support is equally valuable - Tweet, Facebook, Tumblr, Linkedin. Text about it with friends, talk about it with associates at work, pass notes in class, tell people two seats over during a quiet movie...okay, maybe that's too much. But spreading the word about the campaign is important! We’re so thankful for any support you can offer during our campaign.
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Thank you for your time and interest in LIPSTICK RED and please do help us spread the word about this great project!
Risks and challenges
A lot of work goes into practical effects. It takes money, time, and skill to create monster masterpieces. This is a very ambitious project that requires tons of moving parts, scheduling, and man/woman power to bring this vision to life. Our team is ready and chomping at the bit to show you what they are capable of doing when it comes to waving their wands of “Hollywood Magic”.
Honestly, like any venture, it’s always financing that provides the greatest hurdle to achieving our cinematic goals. Vision and imagination are definitely not lacking with this team. We can only dream that you’ll be excited about joining us in this monstrous endeavor to create an amazing visual project brimming with childhood nightmares and killer rock music.
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