The FED EX SAGA - Update:
As many of you know, the B cam master tapes were FED EXed (INSURED) from Director David Williams to Producer/Actress Tara Cardinal in July to digitize. When Tara received them, the tapes were wiped clean. After months of wrangling, Fed Ex has FINAL honored the claim.
We are obligated to deliver a finished film to the American Film Market by Octobter 31, 2012!
Unfortunately, costs have doubled. While the Fed Ex claim money helped A LOT - we need YOU to help bridge that gap.
Many of you have contributed heroic sums - and we are very grateful! What we're asking for isn't a hand out. We're asking you to pre-order a movie you would normally buy, so those funds can go to making the movie. Spend more, get cool swag.
We need YOU to help us re-shoot the footage that was destroyed by Fed Ex.
Finishing Funds required for a visionary project:
Welcome to the Kickstarter page for the Indie action/thriller: Terminal Descent Curse of the Jiang Shi
New cast members include: Christian Boeving, Maria Olsen and Deedee Bigelow!
Award winning SFX guru Jeff Farley is doing the prosthetics for a Jiang Shi like you've NEVER seen before!
Jeff's work can be seen in such big budget movies as: Pet Semetary, Universal Soldier, Tropic Thunder, As Good as it Gets, Tombstone and many many more.
Also, joining the team is Robert Miller, super hero costumer!
Robert's work can be seen in A list movies like: X-men, the Last Stand, Alien: Resurrection, Alien VS Hunter, Iron Man and more!
We also have two product sponsorship companies.
Martial arts Legend Don "the Dragon" Wilson's clothing line "TraditionZ" has provided wardrobe for the shoot. We will be debuting the new hoodie from the Cynthia Rothrock line.
And Quest Nutrition is also sponsoring the shoot!
A Taste of Something Different
An Independent movie:
What makes this movie different from every other horror film out there?
1 - Characters:
These aren't a bunch of dumb college kids getting themselves killed. We have a STRONG gay characters, including two of the main leads, we touch on current controversial issues like gay suicide. This is the first movie to feature a mixed race, lesbian female super hero!
These mythical Chinese creatures called: Jiang Shi - they're part vampire, part zombie ALL Terror. Gifted with afterlife, these horrors suck the life force (or what they call "Chi") out of our unwitting victims because they haunt the….
3. - Location.
Welcome to the Buffalo Central Terminal. A majestic building, 17 stories high, built in the early 1900s and condemned in the 1970s. This REAL location is being lovingly restored - but before they restore it, we've shot in the dirtiest, most dilapidated crevices the Terminal has to offer. There's a reason it's called Terminal.
4. The unlikely hero.
Wait until you meet "Feng". Mixed race Asian American with scarlet red hair, she races into the Terminal after her friends and little sister - but always a step behind. Can she save them? Can she save ANY of them? Watch as she transforms from Feng, girl next door to… the Scarlet Samurai.
With a team composed of real martial artists (Sean Wyn, Sean Michael Argo, Patricia Dunn and Tara Cardinal) we promise to bring you the hybrid horror/martial arts action that's been missing from your B movies for awhile now.
Music fans - we have "Parish" scoring the film. You've heard of the Black Eyed Peas, right? Well we've got our Hollywood Royalty right here. Parish, son of Black Eyed Peas legend "Taboo" has generously agreed to score the whole movie. His music download is one of the perks. Be one of the first to tap that!
Please help us finish this dream project now by donating what you can. Take a look at the FABULOUS and CREATIVE perks. Most are limited edition.
Or, keep reading!
From the start this was a movie we ALL believed in. David Williams, a NY based director and producer envisioned a twist on the classic "Monster in the house" movie. This time, a group of rivals, all with their own agendas get trapped during a risky urban exploration in one of the greatest historical US monuments: The Buffalo Central Terminal, (Buffalo, New York).
David was able to work his magic and obtain full access to the Terminal, which has been "abandoned" since the 1970s. This beautiful building, 17 stories tall with marble floors, tattered walls and shattered ceilings is both majestic and epic in it's dilapidation.
5 fearless (failing) archeology students, armed with flares, some flash lights and sheer determination went where no human had stepped foot in almost 30 years - and hunted for answers at the Terminal - what they didn't know what was they were being hunted as well.
Hordes of creatures - not quite human, something like zombies, something like vampires - the Chinese call them Jiang Shi - soul suckers. They hunger for chi - the force that keeps us all alive. It flows through our breath, it flows through our blood - and they want it, they NEED it. Desperately.
If you like suspense, action, strong women, and a little romance with your mythic creatures - this is the movie for you!
Where are we at now?
We are ready to go to the American Film Market THIS OCTOBER! Unlike MOST Indie films, we have an offer of distribution based on the first cut of the movie.
A great cast:
Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Tara Cardinal (Zombie Massacre, Song of the Shattered)
Alicen Holden (Dukes of Hazzard) Justin Irwin (Legend of the Red Reaper)
Patty Dunn (Legend of the Red Reaper)
A great composer:
Joshua Gomez, son of Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas
A great director
David Williams (Prison of the Psychotic Damned, Nosferatu)
A real martial arts master
Hollywood based Sean Wyn, trained in several styles of martial arts, not in a dojo, but in true Asian tradition - passed down from father to son. Wyn holds several black belts, is a master of several weapons and is Tara Cardinal's personal martial arts instructor. Sean will be doubling the BIG BAD, Jiang Shi
With a dedicated team of professionals, an ALMOST finished movie and a guarantee of distribution, we can't lose.
Here's what we NEED:
$500 to cover 2 days of pick up shots, some ADR recording sessions and additional out of pocket expenses.
Here's what we REALLY want:
$1000 - will fly two of the cast members back to NY for the finale sequence - which will be EPIC. Tara Cardinal, action actress extraordinaire in the biggest fight sequence with martial arts master (and producer) Sean Wyn.
$1500 - A little extra to compensate the crew and cast for their time. We're all WILLING to do it for peanuts, but we all have rent to pay. Especially those people working around the clock between now and October to massage the film into greatness.
$2000 - for a red carpet Hollywood premiere at AFM. If we hit this goal, anyone who donated, or even SHARED this project on their social media sites will be invited to the premiere to walk the red carpet. We're all about sharing the wealth over here!
A little more - for better lights, a slow mo camera, pads and mats, better lunches for the crew, office expenses, advertising costs, a few extra PAs… coffee.. breath mints… neosporin for those inevitable cuts and scrapes.
So - if we want $5,000, why are we only asking for $500?
Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING deal - as it should be. But if we're one dollar short of the goal, we get nothing. Less than 50% of kickstarter campaigns are successful. We can do it on $500, we can do it AWESOME with more. That's the bottom line.
Your generosity is MUCH appreciated. Take a peek at the perks - you deserve to treat yourself to some limited edition TD Glam!
- (31 days)