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$2,400
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 15 2014 1:13 AM UTC +00:00

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UPDATE: 10-16-14 We're getting tons of great coverage and reviews, check it out! 

BLOODY DISGUSTING

JOBLO

THETERMINATORFANS.COM

DREAD CENTRAL

HELP US MAKE EPISODE 2: FREDDY VS. NEO!

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SLASH/UP is a new, unique, movie mash-up web-series (say that five times fast) from the creators of the Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness fanfilm. Each episode will be a one-off, pitting a different set of retro movie/geek culture icons against each other in a fun, violent, story-driven crossover, sandwiched by trivia and debate from our geek experts.

First and foremost, SLASH/UP is a web-series BY geeks, FOR geeks. It's a wacky idea that screams to have a home on the internet, where so many other cool, wacky ideas started. Our initial concept was simple-- create a free-to-watch "VS" mash-up series geared towards movie lovers likes us that was equal parts entertaining and educational. 

  • Step 1: Fund and shoot a pilot episode out of pocket. DONE, SEE IT BELOW!
  • Step 2: Hope you guys dig it enough to fund more episodes!

EPISODE 2 aims to bring together the two subconscious realms of The Nightmare on Elm Street series and The Matrix in an explosive mash-up where FREDDY and NEO will face off to decide who the ultimate dream master really is.

We want to maintain a consistently rising level of production value on SLASH/UP (aka WE WANNA DO BIGGER, BETTER STUFF EACH TIME!) while being able to grow and do new and exciting things as aspiring filmmakers-- to that end, we need your help, as a single episode can be somewhat expensive to produce. Our pilot, 'Sarah Connor vs. Jason Voorhees' was decided on because it was one of the few ideas we had that could be accomplished out-of-pocket, on a very limited budget, and serve as a proof of concept (it cost us roughly $4,000, and took over 6 months to produce due to our financial constraints).

While our time, talents, gear, and existing resources are all gladly being donated to the this series (including post-production, which we handle in-house), everything else under the sun will cost us hard cash, and a good chunk of it, too. That's where YOU come in.

WHERE DOES THE $$ GO?

  • Props
  • Wardrobe
  • Sets
  • Makeup
  • Location & Studio Rentals
  • Permits
  • Feeding Cast/Crew
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Transportation
  • Production Insurance
  • Practical FX (Smoke, rain, lightning, sparks, squibs, etc.)
  • Visual FX (CGI, digital set extensions, etc.)
  • Specialty Crew (wire team, stunt team, etc.)

*NOTE: IF YOU ARE HANDY WITH VFX, WE CAN USE YOUR HELP!!* Email us at deadpixelflorida@gmail.com!!!

STRETCH GOALS

  • $12,501 - $24,999  = Increased production value on Episode 2 (better equipment, bigger action, cooler sets, more stunts, bigger special/visual FX)
  • $25,000 = Episode 2 + 3
  • $25,001 - 35,999 = Production values scaled up on both Episodes 2 & 3 (Episode 3 characters and estimated completion date TBD)
  • $36,000 and Beyond? = Three Episodes? Or perhaps a much faster turnaround time on Episodes 2 & 3? We'll cross that bridge when we get to it!

WHO IS DEAD PIXEL? 

Brian Rosenthal - Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor

David Griffin - Assistant Director/Producer  

Duke Stephenson - Production Manager/Producer

David VonHippchen - Writer/Actor/Producer

As we were all born in the early 80's, we grew up in a time where Nintendo, Saturday Morning Cartoons, and Blockbuster Video were king. That, accompanied by the influences of such greats as Steven Spielberg and James Cameron, what else were we to do, but grab our parents camcorder and venture into the unknown of the suburban backyard. Much has changed since those days,... the gear, our know how, the internet..., but at heart we remain the same. We are story tellers. We are entertainers.

Risks and challenges

As with any film/video production, there are many risks-- from last minute scheduling changes, to inclement weather ruining a location shoot, data loss, key performers getting injured... The list goes on, and things can and DO go wrong when producing a film. We are, however, an extremely energetic, creative, and resourceful group of individuals who can problem solve on the go-- a crucial ability in indie filmmaking. As the old adage goes, 'Necessity is the mother of invention'. We pride ourselves on not only finishing all of our film projects, but doing so to the highest possible standard.

Additionally, some of you may be wondering what prevents 'Slash/Up' from being tagged with copyright infringement-- allow us to explain: 'Slash/Up' is 100% protected under 'fair use'. Each episode is both a satire and educational commentary on the characters that we mash-up. In the unlikely event that the show is temporarily removed YouTube, we WILL make it available via some kind of online distribution platform, even if it means personally sharing it ourselves.

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    Bragging rights, and a smug sense of self satisfaction. You get to tell all your friends you helped fund the next episode of our mash-up webseries! You know you want that DVD, though... ;)

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    The Digital Package - 1080p HD digital downloads of BOTH Episodes I & II, (Sarah vs. Jason & Freddy vs. Neo), a PDF of both shooting scripts, a digital copy of the storyboards, access to exclusive behind the scenes material, a live stream of the Freddy vs. Neo shoot (note: only certain days will stream) and a digital copy of the original scores by composer Karl Anderson.

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    The Deluxe DVD Package - Includes The Digital Package, A fully loaded DVD of both of our episodes (Sarah vs. Jason & Freddy vs. Neo), and a 'Slash/Up' sticker.

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    The Blu Ray Package - A Blu Ray & DVD of BOTH Episodes I & II, The Digital Package, our sweet 'Slash/Up' shirt, and sticker

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    The On-Screen Thank You Package - The Blu Ray Package and a seriously heartfelt 'thank you' from all of us in the credit roll.

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    The Poster Package - You get The Digital Package, a Blu Ray & DVD of both episodes, a 'thank you' in the end credits and a ;Slash/Up' poster signed by cast/crew!

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    The 'Pimp My Link' Package - The On-Screen Thank You Package plus a link somewhere in the Episode to your YouTube, Twitter or website of your choice. Nothing profane/obscene.

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    The Movie Memorabilia Package - The On-Screen Thank You Package and an official prop from the episode. Note: List of available props will be made available after production via social media, and backers of this tier will be able to 'draw straws' on which props they end up with.

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    The Walk-On Role Package - Ever wanted to be in a flick? Come be a part of ours! You will receive the Blu Ray Package, a round trip flight, a hotel room, and you will briefly appear in the episode. No dialogue guaranteed. Contiguous US only.

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    The On-Screen Kill Package - This is our personal FAVORITE. You will receive the the Blu Ray Package, a round trip flight, hotel room, and then promptly be killed upon your arrival (on-screen, of course!) Contiguous US only.

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    The Guest Host Package - Come talk movie trivia and debate geeky cinema stuff with us as a GUEST HOST on 'Slash/Up'! You will receive the the Blu Ray Package, a round trip flight, a hotel room, and appear in either the intro or outro segment as a guest commentator. Contiguous US only.

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    The Co-Producer Package - You will receive the Blu Ray Package, an IMDB Co-Producer credit and you will get to choose the next episode of 'Slash/Up' (after Neo vs. Freddy) from a predetermined list. Note: Does not translate to ownership.

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