Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 11, 2012.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

A ten minute experimental science-fiction horror film about inspiration and creativity.

Less Than Two Days to Go!

We're over 100% and still pushing, help us build on our success and make Abel and Cain even better! Also, enjoy this new teaser we put together for fun, inspired by Videodrome

Less Than a Week to Go!

We are less than a week from our deadline and we are almost there. Check out this update that gives you an idea of where that ouroboros encircling the tree comes from: Snakes in Trees: Mythology in Abel and Cain.

Teaser Trailer

Just a quick little teaser trailer to give you more of a feeling of the movie. Enjoy the track by Glass Candy (Used under Creative Commons: "Your Dream Lover's On Video Again" by Glass Candy (http://www.myspace.com/glasscandy) )

Update April 22nd

The Film

Abel and Cain is a ten minute experimental science-fiction horror film about a young man, Abel, suffering from a lack of inspiration and the internal journey he goes on to find it. 

Abel and Cain will be shot on a low budget in Brooklyn, New York and feature Alex Bone in the multiple roles of Abel and Cain, two sides of one man's psyche, and Tara Cioletti in the roles of Rachael and Lilith, Abel's unhealthy visions of femininity whose influence he struggles against. 

Inspiration

Abel and Cain is inspired by the works of David Lynch and David Cronenberg, in particular the films Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Videodrome, and Naked Lunch. The film also draws inspiration from Judeo-Christian and Norse mythologies and folklore as it explores the connection between creativity, identity, and stories of the fall of man. 

Around the Web

Synopsis

When struggling writer Abel is unable to produce a promised manuscript, he is  provided with a video intended to help him unlock his inspiration. 

After watching the video Abel finds himself confronted by visions of himself as Abel, a failed writer, and Cain, a successful photographer, each struggling with the influence of a feminine counterpart. Rachael mothers and coddles Abel while Lilith dominates and consumes the creative efforts of Cain. In this struggle Abel tries to find the inspiration that will allow him to complete his manuscript, but it may not be Abel who emerges in the end.

The Team

The team for Abel and Cain consists of writer/director Sean Mannion, actors Alex Bone and Tara Cioletti, photographer Kate Black, make-up artist Stella Barber, producers Clara Peterson and Jessica Mannion, and social-media consultant Georgia Jackson.

Alex Bone: 

Tara Cioletti:

Where the Funds Go

The funds being raised here on Kickstarter will be dedicated to compensating those people who are contributing to the project. Filmmaking is a team effort. Each member of the team contributes unique perspectives and skills as well as valuable time. As someone who has worked both in a corporate environment and now as a freelance filmmaker/artist Sean Mannion has learned that it's vital to value the contributions of everyone on a team and to express appreciation for that input through compensation.

Some of the funds will be dedicated to equipment rentals necessary for the shoot, festival fees, and other needs such as feeding the cast and crew. However, the team has already raised some funds to ensure the bulk of our Kickstarter backers' donations go directly to supporting the artists that are giving their time and talent to the project. 

The Rewards

Abel and Cain is intended for festival submission and won't be presented online. Outside of festivals the only people who will be able to see the film are backers of $10 or more. All backers above that level will receive a high-definition MPEG-4 copy of the film. 

The DVD available to those backers who are generous enough to pledge $50 or more will include behind-the scenes videos and other materials that will generally be unavailable. 

At the $150 Level, the producer package will include professionally-printed prop photos by photographer Kate Black. These photos feature lead actress Tara Cioletti and will appear in the film. 

A Final Word from the Director

Your generosity and support is extremely important to myself and the rest of the team. Strange as it is Abel and Cain is a very personal story for me. In addition to representing some of my own creative and internal struggles, the film also represents a big step in my career as a filmmaker. I am taking more chances and pushing myself to go further in both the material and in seeking an audience for my work. I can't thank you enough for your support on this next step. 

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
93
Backers
$4,060
pledged of $3,500 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    24 backers

    Listed under "Special Thanks to:" in the credits and a high-definition digital copy of the finished film. Note: the film will not be presented online as it is intended for festivals. Outside of festivals only the people who worked on the film or backers of $10 or more will see the film.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    25 backers

    You get an "Assistant Producer" credit, the digital copy of the film.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    21 backers

    You get an "Assistant Producer" credit, the digital copy, and a DVD copy of the finished film. The DVD will feature the film and various behind-the-scenes videos.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    4 backers

    NEW: A "Producer" credit, the digital copy and a DVD copy of the finished film.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $150 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    You get a "Producer" credit, the digital copy, the DVD copy, and a "Producer Package," which includes: A copy of the script, A copy of the storyboards, and One of the prop photos shot by Kate Black.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    NEW: An "Executive Producer" credit, the digital copy, the DVD, and the Producer Package.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    You get an "Executive Producer" credit, the digital copy, the DVD copy, a digital copy of a rough cut of the film, and an "Advanced Producer Package" including: A copy of the script, A copy of the storyboards, A copy of character sketches by Director Sean Mannion, Temporary tattoos based on the ouroboros/tree of life tattoo seen in the film, and A mix of five Kate Black photos including prop photos and production stills.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $3,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Fund the project and your name will appear in the opening credits as "[Your Name] presents", you'll receive the "Executive Producer" credit, the digital copy, the DVD, the "Advanced Producer Package," the digital copy of a rough cut , and an invitation to join cast and crew at a private screening of the film in New York.

    Estimated delivery:
Featured!
Funding period

- (30 days)