Topic: my next Indie horror film on Indiegogo... Normal

Hopefully I don't get the hounds released on me for this post, but I did post previously about "Exhumed", a psychological horror thriller I filmed last year that starred Debbie Rochon. The film's in festivals now (and won some awards) and you can see the trailer for it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3VtR9FPmLg
I hope a bunch of you get to see it because the cast is awesome, the story is twisted and original, and I did the cinematography! It'll be available on DVD in the spring (I think).

But the next movie I'm doing, "Normal" starts filming this May, and we're in the last week of our Indiegogo fundraiser for it. Some of you may be interested helping us with it. Currently we're just shy of the halfway mark on a $5K campaign (yes, we'd like to use some cool swing/shift lenses... and also be able to eat!). Any amount will help as we have a Patron of the Arts who will MATCH any amount pledged!! Or just help by posting our campaign via FB, Twitter etc. The more people that hear about it and see it, the better.

"Normal" is a very cool psychological horror/thriller with an exceptionally original script by acclaimed playright Lenny Schwartz. The story is pretty twisted, but in a very different way than Exhumed was. It will be directed by award winning director Richard Marr-Griffin (with 13 Indie feature films behind him) and filmed by me (an award winning cinematographer). Just so you know, awards don't really get you anything... you still have to work any way possible to fund you're next project!!

There's also a stellar cast including the wonderfully talented and beautiful up and coming scream queen Sara Nicklin (Nun of That) and the wonderfully talented and good-looking Michael Reed (The Disco Excorcist). Our films actually get made so please consider helping us to reach our goal. I promise you'll love the film!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/289679?c=home

And if this post is out of bounds, mods... please take it down. I do not want to overstep the boundaries of the playground.

Last edited by getken (2013-01-26 23:14:45)

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You've been around for a bit, have contributed, so I won't be crafting a message to you.  You did what we ask- became a member and got to know us, so no purple tentacled monkey horrors will show up in your closet tonight.

The mods may feel different, but even I have bosses.

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Sounds cool, I loge indie horror and love to try and do what I can to help. And I know the folks who run this site feel the same.

I'll look ya up on FB.

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^^^^ I'll make it easy! Here's moi on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ken-Will … 4705792494
And here's the page for "Normal":
https://www.facebook.com/NORMALTHEMOVIE?fref=ts
Thanks for being into Indie horror. It's where a lot of the new and interesting ideas come from. Budgets may be low... but they're full of heart!

Last edited by getken (2013-01-27 17:44:25)

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indie horror is the future of horror.  I support it no matter what.

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Cap' may be harder on you than Az' was about this thread. lol

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I support good indie horror.  But with it being a cinch for any ol' schmuck to buy a camera and record a "movie" over the weekend, finding good indie horror is like fortune hunting in an outhouse; there's a lot more shit than gold.

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And honestly, I think this...what would you call it...onslaught of found footage movies over the past few years is just giving bad indie film makers a chance. I'm not saying to create a found footage is easy, but it's certainly easier than a normal horror movie. And I will stick with that thought.

I have no idea what I am proving here, but whatever yeah.

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Blair Witch, which I think was the first "found footage" horror film to make it big, was a brilliant marketing campaign for a not so brilliant film. Though I wish I had thought of it. I could have filmed it in my back yard!
I'm in two  minds about the easy access to pretty good cameras and edit gear. On the one hand it allows some very talented people to get in the door when years ago they never would have been able to do it. On the other hand, we've been inundated with a ton of shit.

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Here's a question-
Would you rather have lots of people with access to decent equipment, and have a lot of dross with some good/great stuff, or less people with access but with a potentially higher success rate?

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Honestly I kind of preferred it when people in the business really were in the business. There was a way of learning the ropes, figure out what was right and wrong, how to treat not only the people that you are working with but the gear, with respect. It's like any skill really be it plumber, carpenter etc. You don't see people jumping into other businesses not knowing what they are doing, and if they do, much like in filmmaking, they will often fail. It's just that so many think they can make movies. Don't mean to come off elitist. It's just that I've seen some pretty stupid stuff and have worked with some pretty stupid people, who somehow got into a position of power without knowing what they're doing. Shit rises.

Anyhow... since this thread already has some of my work posted on it, a new music video I filmed was released today. Some of you may enjoy it. It features Inspectah Dek from Wu-Tang Clan. I used some pretty cool anamorphic lenses, the kind they used on those old Bruce Lee films. Looks pretty cool. Check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GHeKwzqtlA

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getken wrote:

Honestly I kind of preferred it when people in the business really were in the business. There was a way of learning the ropes, figure out what was right and wrong, how to treat not only the people that you are working with but the gear, with respect. It's like any skill really be it plumber, carpenter etc. You don't see people jumping into other businesses not knowing what they are doing, and if they do, much like in filmmaking, they will often fail. It's just that so many think they can make movies. Don't mean to come off elitist. It's just that I've seen some pretty stupid stuff and have worked with some pretty stupid people, who somehow got into a position of power without knowing what they're doing. Shit rises.


I know the feeling.

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^^
Or trying to raise money, when some fool sits on a toilet for 2 days and get $50K.  hmm  yikes

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Man ain't that the truth!!

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so indigogog dont work? man was gonna use it for my next invention!

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Indiegogo is slowly getting there. Three days to go and we have passed the halfway mark! We might make this movie after all. BTW, the award from the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival just arrived (for Exhumed). With Normal we hope to do it again, so any help getting the word out for the Indiegogo campaign will be greatly appreciated (FB, Twitter, wherever?). And don't forget to mention that a Patron of the Arts (most likely an indie horror film lover) is pledging to MATCH all contributions! Yeah baby!!
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a490/Ken_Willinger/exhumedRI2012_zps087b1c85.jpg

Hey, did anyone watch the music vid I posted above? The end is pretty badass...

Last edited by getken (2013-01-30 18:40:55)

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The Director, Richard Griffin, who did Exhumed has made 13 indie feature horror films (and will direct Normal). I'm sure some of you have seen his indie horror films such as Atomic Brain Invasion, The Disco Exorcist and Nun of That. All have had great reviews. He's just posted this on the Normal FB page:

"As a special incentive... anyone who donates $25.00 or more from this point until the end of the fundraiser will get a NUN OF THAT tee-shirt along with whatever the Indie Go-Go perk is! We have medium, large, X-large, and 2X!"

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/28967 … 621?c=home

How can you beat that?

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Last day of Indiegogo campaign for Normal... and the last post about it. It's not too late to help. All contributions will be MATCHED $$for$$ (by an annonymous angel) so even the smallest amount means a lot! If you did help, you're a true Patron of the Arts and I thank you for supporting Independent movie production!


http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/28967 … 621?c=home

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a490/Ken_Willinger/Normal_zpsd62908c1.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/NORMALTHEMOVIE?fref=ts

Thanks HM and I'll post updates on the films progress. We don't begin principle photography until May 2013.

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Sorry I missed the boat on the campaign but I hope you got what you needed and if so, best of luck with production! smile

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I love Indie Horror too.  I will have a look for Exhumed.  I will pretty much watch anything with Debbie Rochon in it!  Love her  smile

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getken wrote:

The Director, Richard Griffin, who did Exhumed has made 13 indie feature horror films (and will direct Normal). I'm sure some of you have seen his indie horror films such as Atomic Brain Invasion, The Disco Exorcist and Nun of That. All have had great reviews. He's just posted this on the Normal FB page:

"As a special incentive... anyone who donates $25.00 or more from this point until the end of the fundraiser will get a NUN OF THAT tee-shirt along with whatever the Indie Go-Go perk is! We have medium, large, X-large, and 2X!"

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/28967 … 621?c=home

How can you beat that?

Nice incentives. Thinking about doing the $25.00 donation. Any way I can get a look at what the Tee design looks like?

I have seen Disco Exorcist, but not the other mentioned. Will have to look into ABI.

GL!

* Edit)  Arrgh... didn't read the post below: Last day for indiegogo incentive promotion. DAMN!

Last edited by Underdog (2013-02-18 21:30:57)

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DirtyGirl wrote:

I love Indie Horror too.  I will have a look for Exhumed.  I will pretty much watch anything with Debbie Rochon in it!  Love her  smile

Here's a screen grab from the movie of Debbie. Hopefully the film will be released this spring on DVD, and will probably be showing in some festivals if you want to see it on a big screen... which I prefer!
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a490/Ken_Willinger/IMG_0245_zps26fb9c90.jpg

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Just saw this on the Wild Eye Releasing site:
http://www.wildeyereleasing.com/exhumed/exhumed.html
Coming Soon!

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I just watched the preview for Exhumed on that site, man it looks really freakin good. When\s the release date? I'd love to order a copy.

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Thanks... the reviews so far have been good and it's won a few awards in the festival circuit! As soon as I have the release date I'll put a notice up. I'm chuffed that in the little blurb on the site they categorize it in the Hammer tradition. I'll take that. I grew up on those films! I took a lot of my lighting and framing cues from looking at a lot of B&W films of the 40's and 50's with a particular nod to Hitchcock and Noir.