The story of a blue-collar insomniac ex-bloodsucker/accidental cult leader and the woman who hates him... Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 7, 2013.
About this project
We are dedicated and determined to write, produce, and distribute low budget/high quality genre films from the heart of the bible belt.
Carbon-Based Blues will be the first full length feature from the Birmingham Alabama production company, THRACKADOOM.
And, what a feature it will be!
Over the last few years, there has been a resurgence of the Grindhouse feature- But Carbon-Based Blues isn't like that..
Carbon-Based Blues is more of a love letter to the days when Friday night meant a great horror flick, and Saturday afternoon meant Kung-Fu theater. A mix between a Shaw Brother's flick and a Hammer House of Horrors joint-- if it had been abandoned, and raised in the dirty south!
AND, NO, IT'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE TRUE BLOOD.
It is the tale the tale of Jeffrey, a vampire that's given up drinking blood and passes the time with his simple yet boring job working nights at the Shop and Buy.
It is the tale of Josie Smokewagon, the woman who hates Jeffrey and his kind, and who will sacrifice everything to prove it.
It is the tale of Bosko, Jeffrey's best friend.
He was born in a coffin.
CARBON-BASED BLUES is the story of no matter how weird things are, things can always get weirder... And more violent.
Perhaps one day we'll mature enough to do a feel good movie about a slow-witted janitor who teaches a debutante the power of hope-- But for now, we want to make twisted and fun flicks that reflect our indie love and horror sensibilities.
Popcorn munching, line quoting, high-fiving fun-time flicks!
(Also, we find it important to note that we know the difference between making a crappy looking movie and claiming it's a homage to "the good old days" and Making a good movie in the spirit of the good old days...)
Which brings us to NOW, asking you to help us through a Kickstarter project. At this point, the script is, of course, finished. The roles are cast, and we own almost all of our own equipment.
So, why do we need your help? Or, more importantly, why should you help us?
Two very important reasons- Practical F/X and Festival Fees.
$7,000 may not seem like a lot of money to get a quality film done, and really, it isn't. But, we have no doubt that we will finish this film on time and it will look good. In order to fully realize the vision, though, there are a few key F/X that simply cannot be done in computer (Plus, we wouldn't want them done in computer...)
We are old school, and we want the excessive amount of decapitations in the film to look as realistic as possible... (plus, there is other stuff but it's be Spoilery to mention it heh heh...)
And, of course, when it is all done we need to be able to pay the fees required to enter out little Southern Vampsploitation Masterpiece in as many film festivals as possible so we can become famous horror icons and do conventions and awesome sequels for 20 years!!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge in making a film with a budget this low, is time.
AFTER the the project is funded, the trick becomes scheduling.
This is made even trickier by the fact that 90% of the film takes place at night.
We are determined to do all of our special F/X practically, but our F/X department is one man so there will be some waiting where that is involved.
We have a fairly small crew, and that means we have to be hands on with almost every aspect of the film. This also means that sometimes, the film will have to take a backseat to the other aspects of life. Everyone has day jobs, children, and other real world engagements so we basically have to steal time to shoot whenever we can.
Right now, we are prepared to make a really good looking movie with a very low budget. But, the more money we raise, the better the film gets.
With a little more, the F/X sequences get deeper. With even more, we are able to pay the actors and actresses a bit to thank them for their hard work and determination. And with more still, we are able to enter more film festivals and get more eyes on our hard work.
Ultimately, we need your help so that we can make the best movie we can possibly make. We also know that lots of people make movies and their biggest audience ends up being friends and family.
Our friends and family have already seen our work.
We're doing this to show people OUTSIDE our community that you don't need millions of dollars to tell a great and fun story. You just need imagination, dependable people, and some good old fashioned know how.
It will not be easy, though. Nothing worth doing is. But, our hearts are in it. This is our passion, and we're determined to succeed. With your help, we can't fail.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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