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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 7 2015

About

Decades have passed since the fall of Innsmouth and its denizens; it lies in crumbling ruins with a stench of fish and death. Now in a more modern society, Arkham is strangely at peace, despite the few individuals that disappear and the horrors that lurk around every corner, watching for the right time to strike. The man who watches over these events of minor turmoils, FBI Agent Jack Hauser, has disappeared and is presumed dead or missing! 

Jack, who is infamous for his murderous and violent methods for solving crimes and solving mysteries, has proved to be an asset to Arkham due to his uncanny and near supernatural ability to detect even the most strangest of things.

A young aspiring Journalist named Christa has taken up the case, following Jack's trail which leads her to Arkham Sanitarium, the forests of Innsmouth and finally, an old mansion at the edge of the sea, standing atop a cliff.  But unimaginable, cosmic horrors begin to stalk her from beyond and a great deity from the sea will soon awaken to wreak havoc upon the earth.  Is her own sanity in danger as well?

Christa Helcroft Conceptual Artwork
Christa Helcroft Conceptual Artwork

 Christa Helcroft is an inspired, investigative journalist, capable of handling even the most stressful work environments to discover the truth and report it to Arkham Inquirer. She's currently interning as a journalist but her potential has far exceeded most standards. Christa is hoping that she is able to make it as a full pledged journalist at the Inquirer by investigating FBI Agent Jack Hauser's disappearance, though that may require a more adept mindset as this case make take a toll on her already fragile mind.

Christa Conceptual Artwork
Christa Conceptual Artwork

 But her ambition runs deeper as finding Jack involves a more personal matter. Her parents were killed by an unknown assailant when she was but a toddler and Jack may know who committed the crime. She is performed by young, aspiring actress, Hannah Luyten.

Hannah looking her best.
Hannah looking her best.

Hanna is very talented and brave. She's already been in films such as Spin the Bottle, Chasing Ghosts and Finding Oblivion. She is set to star in NightScape: Realm of Thorns filming late June.

Cunning, intelligent and incredibly ruthless, Jack Hauser has become renowned as the FBI Agent who has kept the peace in Arkham, though he is infamous for using murderously methodical methods in doing so. His face is never seen and yet hardly noticed by those who meet him, unless they have a keen sense of sight. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty and has been around for a very long time, going as far as being spotted in World War II. Which side he was actually on is still unclear to this day.

A new faction has been forming over the years since the fall of Innsmouth, and they call themselves the Neo-Esoteric Order of Dagon or Neo-Dagon for short. Well equipped and well funded, the cult has a number of members reaching out towards the population in secret and already has some influences within the governing aspects of Arkham and nearby settlements. No one knows who their leader is, and there are doubts its going to be discovered soon. 

One of the more disturbing facts is that this newly established cult has allied with a much more maligned enemy; an Original Nazi Regiment from the Third Reich. Unlike their more amoral companions, the Nazis have become twisted since their loss in WWII and have been hiding out from the United Nations since then. Both groups have their own agenda unknown to one another.

The Emblem of Neo-Dagon
The Emblem of Neo-Dagon
Soldiers of Neo-Dagon
Soldiers of Neo-Dagon

Obviously monsters and otherworldly entities are going to appear to some extent. The story is ultimately focused on the main set of characters and not necessarily the alien horrors that inhabit the world. Cthulhu does make an appearance as does Dagon and Yog-Sothoth. But we shall keep those peculiar entities and give them a minimum amount of screen time. Its better to use your imagination in these cases until they actually appear and surprise you!

Special Visual Effects will play a major role!
Special Visual Effects will play a major role!

 Now we will be having practical effects and makeup but there are some cases where that won't be as applicable in a few scenes, maybe more. Special software will be used to create CGI monsters and backgrounds. Tracking software will be used to track the in camera motions so the CGI matte backgrounds will be more fluid and seamless.

Obviously Hannah is Christa Helcroft but there are several actors and characters ready to fill this dark and bleak world of H.P. Lovecraft.

One that really stands out is Jason Reynolds, an actor who has starred in projects along with Hannah. He's excellent at what does and has a tendency to disappear into his characters. He'll be playing a scurvy old sea captain named Robert Allen... Why does the name sound so familiar? Either way, we believe Jason is very capable of portraying an aged sea captain who has seen many of the horrible things that he's encountered at sea and in Innsmouth. Strangely enough, the character Robert has not left his home near Innsmouth since the fall.

Jason Reynolds looking good!
Jason Reynolds looking good!

Another character is Christa's boss, an assistant Editor at the Arkham Inquirer who remains currently unnamed. But with luck, once we're gain some momentum on our funding process, we will reveal the character's name. She is played by Whitney Rene Paige, a devoted actress and model. We never really had the chance to work with her yet and we are very eager to see how she will portray her character.

Many more characters are in the story but will only be revealed once certain funding goals are fulfilled. Unfortunately, the actor portraying Jack cannot be revealed at all in order to keep him a mysterious character.

 Well, we were going to do a pie chart.... but then we realized... pie tastes good... money does not. Funds can vary from time to time, item to item, resource to resource. Now money doesn't exactly guarantee a quality film, but it has been done before and with smaller budgets (so we think). But  money is important in these cases as we want to pay actors for their time and effort, the crew for their creative mindset, work and effort, prop makers, and costumers for their time, effort and creativity. Now we are hoping that people will allow us to use their locations to film.. it's very difficult to find a mansion atop a cliff by the sea, an asylum that's large and ultimately frightening due to its savage, insane nature. Forests are easy... unless there's a bear.. then run for it!

Our minimum goal for right now is at least ten thousand dollars. While it does seem steep, we are hoping enough people will be supportive of the film. Years ago, the Facebook page hasn't even reached one hundred likes. Lately, however, it has started to gain a large fanbase and the number is continually rising as you read this. Our ultimate goal is actually $20,000 and that's so we can accomplish more feats; travel to more filming locations, more extras, characters and actors, permits, equipment rentals and more crazy people! If we can make more than our minimum, then its excellent and noteworthy! If we raise our ULTIMATE goal.. then everyone is in for a surprise!

Moola!!
Moola!!

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 Help us achieve our goal! And we can have a studio free film worthy of Lovecraft and his Readers!

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Risks and challenges

The main obstacle obviously is funding. Without the funds, it'll be much harder to film the project. This project has been on Kickstarter years before and ultimately failed to meet its funding goal. But with the fan base that we've been gaining, its safe to say we can try again. Call of Cthulhu: At Darkest Tides is a very ambitious effort but totally worth the amount of time and work it'll take. Finding people is relatively easy, but getting them to work through this will take a great deal of concentration and inspiration! Now, this film will be made through the fall and winter due to its bleak atmosphere and obstacles such as icy roads, stormy weather and occasional snow will make it more difficult but the dark tone will create a wonderful atmosphere for the Cthulhu Mythos!!

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