We here love horror from all around the world, no matter what the language, if its horror it fits the bill. Recently we have gave you flicks from Thailand, South Korea and even Germany, today we have one for you from our Eastern European friends over in Latvia.
Hybrid Vigor is an upcoming Latvian film from director Brandon Fowler, which is set during the harsh times of the USSR and also the present day, the film is said to be about life, death, immortality, love and loss.
So what’s all this about “support” I hear you asking? Well, you all know Kickstarter, its a great way to fund projects and while we have seen our fair few, I have to say that Hybrid Vigor is definitely the most generous of the bunch.
The perks are outstanding, from just $1 pledged, you will get your face on a photo-mosaic poster and a credit on their website, and from then on, the perks get even better. So, if you support horror and are interested in seeing what our Latvian friends have on offer, go hit up their Kickstarter page and help these guys out.
From the Press Release:
“Hybrid Vigor Films, LLC announced today that Brandon Fowler, the director of the upcoming Latvian horror/drama HYBRID VIGOR, has just placed his project on the innovative crowd funding platform Kickstarter with the goal of raising additional funds from a wide Twitter fanbase. The film stars an emerging Latvian cast that includes Velta Buka in her feature film debut and also co-stars Jevgenija Mirosnicenko and Aleksandr Ivanov. All three actors are native to Latvia and no other parts have been officially cast. Fowler (Executive Producer of “Loren Cass”), who wrote the script, is also serving as the film’s producer.
The film, which began principal photography in March, has already shot large portions on Lake Peipus in Estonia, and also in several locations in Latvia. The film is scheduled to complete shooting later this year once all the funds have been raised. Specific release dates and markets will be announced shortly thereafter.
Kickstarter is the largest crowd funding platform in the world that focuses on creative projects, and is a great way for artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, writers and performers to bring their projects, events, and dreams to fruition.
HYBRID VIGOR offers unique perks to its members who sign up to pledge money to the production. Donors will have their photo added to the film’s photomosaic movie poster as well as have their names listed in the end credits. With over 250,000 followers on Twitter, the production anticipates to raise a majority of the funding directly from their followers.
“We are at the beginning of what will be an independent filmmaking renaissance period. Crowfunding/crowdinvesting coupled with open access social media sites and affordable, professional quality cameras are going to empower a whole new generation of indie filmmakers,” said Fowler.”