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An independent feature film of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Sean Bean, Rupert Grint and Charles Dance. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 6, 2014.

An independent feature film of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Sean Bean, Rupert Grint and Charles Dance.

About this project

The Lure of Ambition

Enemy of Man is an ambitious feature length retelling of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, Macbeth.  

This will be the feature directorial debut of actor Vincent Regan. Vincent is no stranger to Shakespeare. Although known for such films as The Messenger, 300, and Troy, he is a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare and National theaters and has directed and acted in Macbeth on the London stage.

The Enemy of Man will have a unique cinematic quality, stripping back the dialogue and cranking up the action. It traverses a bleak, frozen landscape of shattered castles and pillaged towns, rendering the interior world that clouds Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s addled minds, as they sink deeper into their heart of darkness. A timeless masterpiece of war, ambition, betrayal, murder and ultimately, revenge.

The Cast

We have attached a brilliant cast featuring some of the most talented actors working today.

Macbeth - Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings), BAFTA nominee

Ross - Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman)

Duncan - Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Aliens 3), Emmy nominee

Lady Macbeth - Announcement coming soon!

Banquo - James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)

MacDuff - Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels)

Kern - Neil Maskell (Kill List, Atonement)  

Production Crew

Produced by Steve Harvey, Roopesh Parekh, Jasper Smith, Kaush Bharti Associate Producer Christian Murray, Dom Pochee Edited by Jamie Trevill Production Design by Hugues Tissandier Directed by Vincent Regan

What stage is the project at?

We are blessed with a stellar cast attached and have shot a proof of concept trailer and short film called The Instruments of Darkness.

We’re offering the full 8 minute proof of concept short film exclusively to Kickstarter backers for pledges of $10 and over.

Our cast and crew that made this proof of concept a reality, helped bring it to life out of their love and dedication for the project and were not offered any financial incentive. They believed in the idea and the potential of what the project had to offer and we hope you do too.

Proof of concept trailer.

We now need to raise the budget and, just as importantly, prove to the world there is an audience out there for this film.

This is where you come in!

We need your support and backing to make this happen.

A film of this scale requires a lot of money and we are tirelessly working to raise the full budget through a combination of pre-sales, tax credits and, of course, Kickstarter.

In order to raise money through pre-sales and secure our private investors we need to show that there is an audience out there hungry to see this film. If we hit, or better still, exceed our target, we will be able to prove that.

So please, even if you aren't able to pledge, you can still join Enemy of Man and help make this happen by tweeting, liking, banging your war drums and telling everyone about it!

Okay, fair enough, so what is the money actually for?

All money raised from this campaign will go towards taking the film into pre-production. This will allow us to create the concept art, storyboards, scout locations and begin work on the costumes, sets, and a host of other things. Having all those additional elements in place will help us secure the final production budget.

Any money raised over our target on Kickstarter will go straight into the production budget.

The Rewards

As well as creating a brilliant film, we also want to give you, our supporters, something unique that offers value for money and will only be available during the Kickstarter campaign. We have tried to come up with a selection of rewards that achieve this at each different level.  Here are a few of those on offer:

The Instruments of Darkness proof of concept short film

We've created a proof of concept short film titled 'The Instruments of Darkness' to show what we can do and we want to share it with you. It will be available exclusively to Kickstarter backers initially before we release it to the rest of the world. This is your chance to see it first!

T-shirt

We have teamed up with Worn By Heroes - a boutique t-shirt company “with a mission to create cool, fun and unique t-shirts that pay homage to the film and TV shows that we love.”

They make only t-shirts that true film buffs will recognise.

Limited Edition Poster

Special Limited Edition Poster

Both the limited edition and special limited edition posters have been designed exclusively for Kickstarter and limited to the number of backers who pledge for it. They will be signed and numbered by the artist.

If you would like your poster signed by the cast please add on $200 to your pledge. 

Armour

Designed by the legendary Terry English who has designed armour for films such as Gladiator, Aliens, Harry Potter, Clash of the Titans, and Lawrence of Arabia. The armour above was used in The Instruments of Darkness. The photo represents the type of armour you will receive and not the exact pieces.  

Sword

Concept sketches of how the prop swords may look, though the final design may differ slightly.

Armour

A whole suit of armour to take away! You’ll even get a set visit to see Terry English’s armour in action, plus two tickets to the premier and the Funding Producer reward.

Concept Art 

An exclusive piece of original concept art for the film. These one of a kind pieces will be created to help translate the vision of the film from script to screen. Each piece of concept art will be signed by the artist.

Storyboards

Original storyboards which have been crafted by acclaimed storyboard artist Temple Clarke. Temple has helped bring such films to life as this years Oscar winning film, Gravity, The Queen, Cold Mountain, Children of Men, and The Avengers to name a few.

Postcards

A set of five exclusive digital postcards delivered to you in glorious high definition. Or get the printed versions as part of the exclusive DVD/BLURAY box set.

HD Copy of the Film 

At this stage we can't guarantee securing all the finance required to go fully into production. So we feel that its extremely important everyone pledging $15 or more receives a digital copy of the film when it is released.

Why Kickstarter?

We've only managed to reach this stage through sheer hard work and determination. The proof of concept trailer and short film were made with our own money, favors and a lot of elbow grease - imagine what we can achieve with your help!

We thought long and hard about opening the project up to Kickstarter and although we have an amazing cast attached, we are an independent production and feel Kickstarter is the right community to help make this film happen.

Being truly independent of course has its advantages; we can put our own vision up on the screen without being tied by a studio. But it does mean we don’t have the support and financial backing a studio would allow.

Links

Be sure to sign up to our newsletter on our official website to keep up to date with all the latest news about the film. Also join in the Enemy of Man discussion on our Facebook page and engage with us on Twitter @EnemyOfManMovie

Risks and challenges

Every film, no matter how big or small the production is, has its own set of unique challenges and the Enemy of Man is no different in that respect. The production team behind the project have a wealth of film experience and a passion and desire to see this film get made and have taken measures to offset any nasty surprises.

One of our biggest challenges to overcome is going to be raising all the financing required to make this film a reality and this is where you all come in. Though we can not guarantee if we hit our target that the film will definitely be made, we are confident that by completing pre-production with your help, that we will be able to take the project forward and secure additional finance.

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FAQ

  • We want to be as honest and open as we can be with you. We understand that we are asking for a lot of money and from the outside this looks like a 'Hollywood' production. Let us assure you it is not - we just have big ambitions.

    Here are a few questions we've been asked so far. If you have any others, fire them over and we'll try to answer them as best we can.

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  • Film making is a risky business and at this stage we cannot guarantee with 100% certainty the film is going to get made. We didn’t want to promise something we may not be able to deliver on - the last thing we want to do is let you down. That said, if we reach our Kickstarter target, we truly believe Enemy of Man will get made and if it does, we are giving to every pledge of $15 or more an HD copy of the Enemy of Man film on top of your other rewards.

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  • Absolutely yes! If during the course of the campaign we raise enough money to guarantee the film will go into production, we will offer the Enemy of Man feature film across various formats such as HD downloads, DVD, Blu-ray and hopefully even cinema screenings. This will be accompanied by a whole host of surprise rewards necessary for the film to be in production, that at this stage we feel unfair to offer.

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  • If you would like more than one reward simply add the totals of the individual rewards together and pledge that amount. After the campaign we will then contact you to confirm which rewards you want. For example, say you would like the DVD and a T-shirt. Add the cost of a DVD ($35) to the cost of a T-shirt ($75) and pledge $110 in order to get both of them.
    The HD copy of the film will be delivered when the film is released in your region on an online distribution channel, like iTunes.

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  • This campaign is being run by Enemy of Man Executive Producers James Heath, Liam Garvo and Andrew Harmer.

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Rewards

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    176 backers

    THANK YOU - A massive THANK YOU from the EoM team for supporting us! As well as a personalized digital thank you postcard, exclusive access to the updates and behind the scenes news during the production. ALL PLEDGES AT A HIGHER LEVEL WILL ALSO RECEIVE THIS!

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    101 backers

    THE INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS - An HD copy of our proof of concept short film. Exclusive to Kickstarter backers only for the first month! Be the first to see it! ALL PLEDGES AT A HIGHER LEVEL WILL ALSO RECEIVE THIS!

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    Pledge $15 or more

    1,011 backers

    FILM AND SCRIPT - A digital copy of the script with an intro and notes by Vincent on the process of adapting Shakespeare's greatest tragedy for the big screen. + A DIGITAL COPY OF THE FINAL FEATURE FILM, ENEMY OF MAN - ALL PLEDGES AT A HIGHER LEVEL WILL ALSO RECEIVE THIS!

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    445 backers

    FILM & DIGITAL BUNDLE - Get everything in the Film & Script reward AND an exclusive digital book of artwork and postcards PLUS the soundtrack! All pledges at a higher level will also receive this.

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    308 backers

    DVD or BLURAY of the proof of concept short film - Grab yourself a copy of The Instruments of Darkness on your choice of DVD or Bluray signed by the director.

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    Pledge $45 or more

    213 backers

    DVD or BLURAY of the proof of concept short film plus a set of EXCLUSIVE POSTCARDS - Grab yourself a copy of The Instruments of Darkness on your choice of DVD or Bluray - signed by the director + a set of five postcards with original Enemy of Man artwork.

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    100 backers

    EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT - Be the envy of your friends! Wear your support with pride with this exclusive Enemy of Man t-shirt. Only available through Kickstarter.

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    Pledge $90 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    LIMITED EDITION POSTER - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - An exclusive poster limited to the number of Kickstarter backers, signed and numbered by the artist.

    ADD ON $200 and have the poster signed by the entire cast.

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    20 backers

    LIMITED EDITION POSTER - An exclusive poster limited to the number of Kickstarter backers, signed and numbered by the artist.

    ADD ON $200 and have the poster signed by the entire cast.

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    20 backers

    SIGNED SCRIPT - A copy of the final shooting script signed by the director.

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    16 backers Limited (7 left of 23)

    STORYBOARDS - An original storyboard page by acclaimed storyboard artist Temple Clarke. Signed by Temple Clarke and Vincent Regan.

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    Pledge $180 or more

    25 backers All gone!

    FUNDING PRODUCER - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Become a funding producer! Have your name appear in the film credits as well as on IMDB.

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    Pledge $200 or more

    97 backers

    FUNDING PRODUCER - Become a funding producer! Have your name appear in the film credits as well as on IMDB.

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    Pledge $300 or more

    28 backers Limited (22 left of 50)

    SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION POSTER - This is your chance to get your hands on an Extra Special limited edition variant Enemy of Man poster. It will be signed and numbered by the artist as well as the director. Don't miss out, once these are gone, they are gone forever! You'll also get the Funding Producer reward

    ADD ON $200 and have the poster signed by the entire cast.

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    5 backers All gone!

    CONCEPT ART - Grab yourself a piece of cinema history and get an original piece of concept art from the film signed by the artist. On top of that you'll also get the Funding Producer reward.

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    ARMOUR - Own a one of a kind piece of armour designed by the legendary armourer Terry English. You'll also receive the Funding Producer credit.

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    7 backers Limited (18 left of 25)

    SWORD - Designed by world famous armourer Terry English, exclusively for Enemy of Man, your very own hand crafted sword. Plus you’ll also receive the Funding Producer credit reward.

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    3 backers

    SET VISIT & PICTURE WITH THE CAST - Attend the shoot and have your picture taken with the cast on the shoot that day. Travel to set and accommodation are not included but breakfast and lunch on set will be! You’ll also receive the funding producer reward. All pledges at a higher level will also receive this.

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    SET VISIT WITH PREMIERE TICKETS - When they are gone, they are gone! - Includes everything at the $2500 level plus 2 x Premiere tickets to the screening of Enemy of Man. You’ll also receive the funding producer reward. All pledges at a higher level will also receive this.

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    5 backers All gone!

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Become an associate producer on a feature film! Have your name appear in the film credits as well as on IMDB. Plus you'll get all other non-limited rewards and a set visit.

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    4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Back by popular demand! Become an associate producer on a feature film! Have your name appear in the film credits as well as on IMDB. Plus you'll get all other non-limited rewards and a set visit.

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    CO-PRODUCER - As a Co-Producer you'll receive all the other rewards as well as having your name appear in the film credits and on IMDB. Plus you'll get the Concept Art reward, all other non-limited rewards and a set visit.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    SUIT OF ARMOUR - A whole beautiful suit of armour designed by Terry English - you’ll also receive a set visit to see the action and have your picture taken with the cast. Plus two tickets to the premier of the film and the funding producer credit!

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Funding period

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