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Ghostings is both a throw back and new imagining of the horror genre: an anthology of micro-short nightmares.

"Ghostings: The Web Series" is as much a revival as it is a re-imagining of the horror anthology series.  Inspired largely by childhood folk tales and scary stories, Ghostings takes the same short form concept and kicks it up a notch, these are not your kid's scary stories.  A series of at least 6 micro-short nightmares clocking in at 5 minutes or less, Ghostings will pack a visual punch so visceral and unnerving it's sure to stay with you into the night.

"Help..."
"Help..."

With a team assembled of the top talent Philadelphia has to offer, our major hurdle is funding.  The series is headed up by the award winning team Daniel Brown and Kate McMeans of Wide Eyed Pictures.  Horror photographer and artist extraordinaire Joseph Beaulieu brings his beautifully twisted vision to the table and effects guru Delia de Cock will be supplying most of the effects.

Delia Geiger of 'Delia's Make Up & Theatrical Supplies'
Delia Geiger of 'Delia's Make Up & Theatrical Supplies'
Photo by Joseph Beaulieu (Link NSFW)
Photo by Joseph Beaulieu (Link NSFW)

Ghostings is merely a starting point.  The potential of the project is enormous and we hope to eventually have it serve as an open invitation to Philadelphia film makers, artists, writers and messed up minds as a platform to showcase their own fears through stunning visuals.  Any generosity past $5,000 will simply go back into production and into making this web series a staple of the Philadelphia film and art world.

Kate & Daniel with an 'Honorable Mention' award, Ventura Film Festival 2011
Kate & Daniel with an 'Honorable Mention' award, Ventura Film Festival 2011

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This project will push in areas we've never gone before. We designed it to. With such effects and visually dependent concept and scripts we knew we needed a top notch team to back us up, which we're proud to say we've secured. Additionally so many shorts require many actors, locations and complex scheduling. This is something we're no stranger to. Our first film "Emily in the A.M" starred no less than seven actors and took place in about ten different locations. That's a lot of ground of a 30 minute featurette. We're aware of the challenges this project will bring and so we've allowed for a year of production, and to release the shorts as they're made.

There is of course the risk of re-shoots, losing locations and corrupted files in post production. While these are all possibilities and issues we've indeed dealt with in the past, we've always made our way through the problems and come out in the end with a great product.

The great thing about a web series is that we are the be-all and end-all from development to films ready to watch online. We are a single pipeline, ready to present the films on our YouTube channel and website. Our home studio is equipped and ready to edit and press hard copy DVD's for those who contributed for those rewards and we're partnered with CreateSpace to print in bulk if needed. We've done this before on our previous short films and we can certainly do it again.

This will also be the first time working with a third party and their own reward; the custom soundtrack from our composer and we're committed to making sure each of the limited edition 66 soundtracks are shipped out safely and in a timely manner to the lucky investors.

Truly, our biggest hurdle now is funding to get the project started, and that's where you come in!

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to email kate@wideeyedpictures.com

Thank you so much for your support!

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    Your name on the big screen (assuming your computer monitor is large) ! A special thanks in the end credits as well as all prior rewards.

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    A high quality digital download of the entire series, yours to keep forever! Additionally, you will receive all prior rewards.

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    A special edition DVD of the entire anthology complete with special features and director commentary. Additionally, you will receive all prior rewards.

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    Be a part of the horror! Donate $500 and we'll put you in the thick of it. Spend a day on set and be immortalized on camera in zombie makeup, in a featured role. Additionally, you will receive a producer credit and all prior rewards (except in the case of limited soundtrack supplies). Note: We unfortunately can not cover travel expenses for backers outside the tri-state area, but will supply housing and food during the shoot.

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    You create the horror! Donate $1000 or more and become an executive producer and writing partner! Work with show runner Kate McMeans to bring your deepest fear to life and have an entire episode based around it. Additionally, you will receive all prior rewards (except in the case of limited soundtrack supplies). Note: We unfortunately can not cover travel expenses for backers outside the tri-state area, but will supply housing and food during the shoot.

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