Independent film makers are the lifeblood of British Horror films, so why not keep the heart of horror pump by helping out these fine fellows.
Manchester-based production company, Cohort Pictures are proud to announce that production is set to begin on their latest short horror film, entitled Vanity, with filming set to begin in April 2014.
Written by Patrick O’Brien, Vanity will be directed by award-winning director Courtney Edwards (Clench) and produced by Maxwell Jones.
Vanity is only one chapter in the life of an enigmatic young man named Julius Crowley and follows the story of a young woman, Elizabeth, who has accepted an invitation to join him for dinner at his manor house, despite only meeting the day before. However, it isn’t long before her night in the company of the charming stranger takes a most unexpected turn.
Writer Patrick O’Brien will take on the role of Julius, while casting continues for the remaining roles.
O’Brien had the following to say, “My hope is that, with Vanity, we are able to offer horror fans a fresh take on a tired horror mainstay. However, we can only do it with your help and every penny raised will be put to good use and visible onscreen”.
A crowd-funding campaign is currently under way at Indiegogo to raise funds for the project which promises to be a “sinister and unconventional horror film for fans of American Psycho, Hannibal and Dorian Gray”.
Why should you invest in Vanity???
British horror films, most of the time, fail to deliver, and we're fed up with vampire and zombie films just being made with the same story lines all the time. I mean, whats with all the sexy vampire shows at the moment? Give me Christopher Lee over Robert Pattinson any day.
By investing and supporting this film, firstly, you will be helping independent cinema, and secondly would be helping to make an original and thrilling horror film which will contain our more novel and creative ideas. Not just a studio film that has been made a thousand times before.
All the money we raise (6k) will be used to make this film as a unique and sinister piece of cinema. We are shooting the film on a red cam (you know how expensive that can be) but we are filming for the big screen, so therefore a bigger budget is needed. We don't want to have to rush to get shots finished and a decent shooting time is necessary. In addition, we need funds for our FX, we are going to keep it old school and stay away from CGI in order to bring back that feeling and appearance of old school horror. In our opinion we feel that old blood FX's look so much more effective than modern day post production blood, and gives more realism. We want to use funds to employ a professional FX company, in order to make the film as gloriously gory and bloody as possible, while retaining realism. The majority of the filming will take place at night (which can be difficult and costly). We have having an original score being composed for Vanity which we believe will give the film its own unique presence.
Because of the limited locations and a small cast we believe we can achieve this within this budget.
In exchange for your help we are giving away Bloody Vanity Goodies such as
- Signed Poster's.
- Signed DVD's.
- Digital downloads of the film and the making of the film.
- A trip to the set while we film to meet the cast and crew in
- An Executive Producer title.
- Tickets to the premiere in Manchester or London in The UK.
- A chance to a have cameo role written in the film just for you.
If you can't help with donating money. Please Please sharing this page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or blog site anywhere just to help us get the word out.
Welcome to the blood bath!!
A link to the campaign can be found HERE.
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