Fundraising is underway! We've launched Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns to try to scare up some scratch. Kickstarter is our primary vehicle right now. The Indiegogo campaign is meant to supplement the Kickstarter campaign and to make it easy for anyone who already supports projects at Indiegogo to find and donate to us, should they choose to do so.
We have some really cool rewards -- T-shirts, visits to the set, invitations to screenings and wrap parties, etc. Check them out and help us get off to a fast start. Once money starts coming in it's easier to attract more donors -- everyone likes to back a winner!
This is our T-shirt design, created specifically for us by Chris Lytle:
If you've really got some bread to spread around, at the high end you could get a character named after you! And you'd be invited to the set to see that character meet his (or her!) maker! Now that's a good time.
Rewards are the same at both sites. As mentioned above, Indiegogo is meant to supplement Kickstarter and make it easy for anyone who already belongs to one site or the other to find and help fund us -- if they want to!
Originally casting was not going to begin until December or even January, but because I've already received some (very) impressive audition videos, it's only fair to offer the same opportunity to everyone.
What's that mean for you? You can begin submitting digitally immediately!
The purpose of the videos you create at this point is for us to see your bountiful talent so we can decide who we'd like to see in person. No casting decisions will be made based on video submissions alone. At the end of this post you'll find the email address where you can request sides, submit small video files, or links to videos hosted elsewhere. Don't worry about the quality of your camera -- we're evaluating your talent, not the resolution it's being displayed in.
You are free to shoot whatever you'd like (like I mentioned above, sides will be provided if that's your preference), but remember this is a brutal, feature-length horror movie. See French films HAUTE TENSION and INSIDE for reference.
Three female roles -- one lead, two supporting, all 26-28 years old.
HEIDI - LEAD. 26. Married to David, finishing up her Master's Degree in Special Education. Sexy and smart. Deadly, but she doesn't know that yet...
SARAH - SUPPORTING. 26. David's sister, Heidi's sister-in-law. Dating Adam. Sweet and caring.
LUCY - SUPPORTING. 28. Married to Travis. Attractive, but she spends a little too long in front of the makeup mirror. Long red nails could do some damage in a pinch...
Five male roles -- two leads, three supporting. All 28 years old.
DAVID - LEAD. 28. Married to Heidi. He also works in education, on an administrative track. Destined to be a principal -- if his own school misdeeds don't catch up to him first.
CASWELL - LEAD. 28. The bad guy. Something happened to him in high school and he cracked. But he's not over-the-top about it. He's slow and methodical. Has spent ten years preparing for one night...
ADAM - SUPPORTING. 28. Dating Sarah. Friends with David for most of his life. His waist bands are starting to expand -- just a little. Might have got up to no good in high school with David, Travis, and Brandon.
BRANDON - SUPPORTING. 28. Apparently single. In high school he was a gym rat, ripped. Now the heaviest thing he lifts on a day-to-day basis is a Twinkie. But could he tap into the old strength if it will save his life?
TRAVIS - SUPPORTING. 28. Married to Lucy. He's been a serious swimmer since high school and has the long body to prove it.
Should you choose to read sides, the sides provided will be for Heidi and David. All submissions will be considered for all appropriate parts, but please state your role preference if you have one.
Send submissions and request sides at: firstname.lastname@example.org