We are looking to fund our psychological horror teaser, 'Shadow Theory'. "Shadow Theory" is a psychological thriller that explores the very depths of human nature and is based on actual psychological theories. We plan on returning to traditional ‘old school’ Special FX makeup and great camera angles. This is something that we truly love and feel will thrill and engage the fans, adding to the artistic direction we have taken with developing this project. Our goal is to put in as much production value, blood, sweat and tears (mostly blood) into making this teaser as we can. And yes, there will be blood... a lot of blood.
After discussing our options with writers and directors in the horror film industry, we decided that creating a teaser and showing it to production companies and investors is the best option for us to be successful. This teaser will not be released to the public, it's only purpose is to draw in the funds that we need for the feature. So far we have some big names involved who have agreed to make appearances; they include, Director Eric England (Madison County, Contracted), Patrick Melton (Saw 4-7, The Collector, The Collection), Matt Mercer (Madison County, Contracted), and Natalie Scheetz (Madison County, Seed 2).
We are asking all of you to help us make our dream come true and support us down this difficult path. We have a great crew set up and ready for one hell of a ride. This is only the beginning.
Director/Producer- Shay Morgan Brook
Writer/ Co-Producer- Joseph Forsberg
Peabody and Emmy Award winning Producer- Shahnti Olcese Brook
Award Winning Cinematographer- Pete Villani
Award Winning Editor- Bobby Burns
We have an awesome editor who has access to most of the post production equipment, we still need funding to cover all other production costs. People say the most expensive part of any budget on a film, besides the cast and above the line, is the location, boy they weren't kidding. We found a great location to film that fits the project perfect, so a big percentage of this campaign is for the locations. The remaining budget will cover all other needs:
Camera Package (RED EPIC)
Sound (Mixer & Boom Operator)
Grip & Electric
Hair, Makeup & SFX MU
Catering and Craft Service
Additional equipment rentals (if needed)
We were able to get a few fantastic quotes from a handful of highly respected horror fanatics that read our script. Here are just a few:
"Very rarely do you read a script for a horror short that gives you such a feeling of morbidness and dread. I can see this short being held in the same light as Nacho Cerda's "Aftermath," both in terms of unflinching realism and raw emotion!" - Michael ‘Dedman’ Jones - Horror Society
"It digs the knife in and keeps twisting." - Crimson Quill at Rivers of Grue
“It's psychological horror deeply embedded in something that feels closer to extremism, almost like 'SE7EN' meets 'A SERBIAN FILM'... “It's brutal as hell and a jaw-clenching read.” - Andy Mitton (Director & Writer of "Yellowbrickroad")
“That it is a really strong script - congrats. I don't get to say that often! You managed to pack a lot into minimal pages - impressive!" - Horror Scream Queen Jessica Cameron
Always Remember - "Change and risk go hand in hand, and the life without risk can not be a full life. For human beings are by nature dynamic and full of life and energy. Let change happen... go with it... move with it... learn from it. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing... does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing."
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