A New Short Horror Film - from Midnight Video

Hi, everyone! We (Zak White & Todd Spence) started creating short horror films a few years ago simply because we love horror movies so much and especially love writing/directing them. But the greater purpose was to push our careers professionally and stand out amongst the sea of horror writers within the entertainment industry after years of writing for companies with little to no gain. We didn't even have representation at this point.


39923154_1560880680610614_r.jpegTHE MONSTER SQUAD alum Ryan Lambert and Andre Gower discussing our short film WHERE IS IT on their show Short Ends. 

As a result of our determination and tenacity, our films have collectively gained almost 300,000 youtube views, over 10,000 Instagram followers, and reviews from Buzzfeed, Nerdist , Gizmodo, Fangoria, and Slashfilm. We've also received attention from various production companies, gained a manager at the company All Day Every Day and are finally pursuing an actual career in screenwriting thanks to the short films and hard work of our friends helping us along. But we want to keep making short horror films, as we wait for the next big thing to happen (a paying writing job would be great), keep our voices heard, and further contribute to the horror community that we're so happy to be a part of.

39923154_1560481891422078_r.jpegOn the set of YOUR DATE IS HERE.

In the past, we've essentially paid for our productions out of pocket and lived by the motto "less is more". However this time we're hoping to go a step beyond and produce a short with higher production value while still keeping the budget extremely low. Long story short, we're hoping to shoot outside of our own apartments for once.

"But why just keep making short films? Start writing movies!" Oh, trust us, we are. However, writing films can take a looooong time, and short films have proven to be much easier in terms of getting peoples' attention. It's easier to ask someone, say a producer or executive, to watch a 5-minute film, rather than read a 100-page script, y'know? So why limit our ideas to a script when we could add a rad visual to our concepts! This is what has helped us thus far.

39923154_156045755464952_r.jpegMichael Chaves, director of THE CONJURING 3, tweeting out THE CANDLELIGHT WITCH. We hope you're impressed.

Filming can be costly; camera equipment, audio equipment, location costs, food costs, makeup costs as well as paying the crew something for their time. So the funds will go entirely toward the production and paying our crew.

39923154_1560457622402486_r.jpegWriting, writing and more writing. 

"So what's the NEW film about?" Right now, we're keeping it under wraps because we know the concept is really special and could potentially receive some great attention once the film is released to the public. If we explain the plot here, well, someone else could take it and it will have all been for nothing. We hope you understand. 

"That's all fine and good but what do we get out of it?!" We're glad you asked! Anyone that contributes $50 and over will receive an Associate Producer credit, not only on the short film's ending credits but an imdb credit as well. If you're looking to get into the film business, this will be a cool addition to your resume! 

If you like our films and are excited about helping us with our next short film project, feel free to share this campaign, share our short films and let other horror fans (or people wanting to be involved in the entertainment industry in general) that we'd love to have them apart of our Midnight Video family.

Feel free to send us a message through here (you can send messages through this page, right? We're new to this fundraising thing) or on Instagram (link provided above) if you have any questions.
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