My Dream Girl Was A Vampire is the story of GRANT, a mild-mannered historian who runs into beautiful STEFANIE in a coffee shop. Stefanie has a secret - she's a vampire, but she's tired of watching everything she loves wither and die. Stefanie wants to be human again - and Grant is the only man who can help her. Can they lift the curse and return Stefanie to the light, or is she doomed to walk the Earth forever as a creature of the night?
This is the latest short film by New Hampshire based writer/director Tim Morgan. Tim has won or placed in a number of screenplay contests, including two scripts in the top 15 in the Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition Screenplay Division, 20/20 Screenwriting contest, and Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute's monthly contest.
Tim plans to bring a new twist to the vampire genre with this short film. "I'm doing for vampires with this short what I did for zombies with my novel, THE TRIP." THE TRIP follows three high school senior who set out on a cross-country bicycle trip, only to be caught in a zombie virus outbreak.
Joining the cast is the phenomenally talented Billy J. Pomerleau as Grant. Billy's previous film work includes Earth Hope, Moon Under Glass, and The Fourth Teaspoon.
Kimberley Miller joins the cast as beautiful and mysterious vampire Stefanie. Kimberley's previous roles include Sydney Shaffer in Bot or Not, Alison in Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Kate in Taming of the Shrew and Geraldine Barclay in What the Butler Saw. She recently completed a commercial shoot for Charley Farley Home Loans and can be seen as a guest star in the web-series Welcome to Grandpaville.
Why do we need the money?
We have fun doing what we do, and we're good at it. However, as our ideas become more complex, we need to buy or rent some gear to help us along. Without funding we've got three cameras, a professional sound guy, and some pretty good lenses so we can have a cinematic look. Two of our cameras are Canon DSLRs - a 7D and a 5D Mk 3. Renting lenses will make great video look even better.
We've already bought some props for the short - reimbursing ourselves would be nice. We're also planning on getting theatrical contacts for Stefanie's eyes.
We're planning on entering a number of film festivals with the completed short - our primary goal is the Shriekfest film festival out in L.A., along with the New Hampshire and Boston film festivals on the east coast. Festival entry fees can be expensive, and your help will enable us to extend our reach.
And finally, while the actors are technically working for free, feeding them is important. And if things work out, we'd like to give them T-shirts for spending their weekends working on this film instead of sitting around in their pajamas.
What's in it for me?
Pledges start at $1. At this level most Kickstarter projects give you a shout out on IMDB or a thank-you for being an awesome human being. We thank you for being an awesome human being, but we want to do more for you.
That's why for a $1 pledge, you'll get a link to download the WHOLE MOVIE as soon as it's completed. That's right, one buck gets you the whole movie. No previews, no clips, the whole movie.
You're seriously giving the movie away for a buck?
What's the catch?
There is no catch. A $1 contribution will get you the full short, in its entirety. It will be at least a year before anyone outside the cast/crew and festival circuit sees the movie. At this time we are planning on offering the short through Amazon Video on Demand. We don't know what the price will be through Amazon, but it will probably be more than $1.
Either way, you get to see the short at least a year before anyone outside film festivals will.
How can you do this?
Digital distribution costs next to nothing. We have a web site, we have web space, we have unlimited bandwidth. Why not pass along those savings to you? To our knowledge, no other crowdfunding campaign for a short film has given the short away at the $1 funding level.
To put this in perspective, this is less than the cost of a cup of coffee, a cheesburger at a fast-food restaurant, a king-sized candy bar, or many apps in the App Store. For $1 you'll get an entertaining short film - we expect the finished run time to be between 15 and 20 minutes.
Higher levels get you more stuff - you can get a PDF of the script for $5, a DVD of the finished movie at $10, a T-shirt for $25, associate producer credit on screen for $50 and producer credit for $100. All our awards are cumulative - if you donate $100, you get the whole shebang: digital download, PDF of the script, DVD, a T-shirt, and a screen credit as producer. All contributions of $10 or more will receive a credit and link on the offical web site under the Sponsors tab.
All Associate Producer and Producer Credits will be listed on-screen in the short and on IMDB.
Risks and challenges
We're doing the best we can to line everything up before March (when we plan on shooting). We've actively been scoping out locations, we've cast our roles, and we're picking up props.
We can't see the future, but we do have a successful track record of bringing projects in on time. Several of us are veterans of the 48 Hour Film Project, and we've pulled that off successfully twice.
We own our own gear - we have three cameras going (two are Canon DSLRs), we own some of our own lenses, and we have multiple redundant digital audio capture capability. Our three camera operators all have digital editing capability. From the technical end, we've got this covered.
The biggest challenge has been lining up locations. We are currently in the process of ironing those details out, so there's a chance there may be small tweaks to the script (such as moving a location from one place to another) as we figure the locations out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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