New Indie Film Looking to Capitalize on Paranormal Activitys SuccessMeh
A teaser trailer for "Parabella Nigel: Saiko Saikik Witch Bitch" has been posted online. Watch it or download it here The clip, which is just a little over a minute, was made from public domain footage to give fans and investors an idea of the film's mood.
The project is being described by writer and director Chad Clinton Freeman as a slasher noir about a psychic that may or may not be a serial killer.
"It's going to be a mind trip of a film that is sort of like 'Saw' meets 'The Sixth Sense' on crack," said Freeman, a producer on "Amateur Porn Star Killer 3D" and "Killer Biker Chicks." "This is a dark and ugly story that I hope to turn into a beautiful film that is part arthouse and part grindhouse. I hope to make a project that is creative, full of energy and has something to say."
Freeman is currently trying to fund the film's $16,666 budget online via Kickstater.com. This is the film's first phase. No cast or crew attachments will be made until funding is in place.
"'Paranormal Activity' was made for less than $20k and it killed at the box office," Freeman said. "That film reminded me of how important guerilla marketing is in this business. So I thought if social sites can help build that much buzz for a movie once its made, then perhaps it's possible to get people interested in a project based on its pitch and have them rally around to help fund it."
"Parabella Nigel: Saiko Saikik Witch Bitch" will be the feature length debut from Freeman's Polly Staffle Films. The production company's first short film "Super Undead Doctor Roach" was a 48 Hour Film Project that later became a 2009 Arizona Underground Film Festival selection.
Freeman is a Las Vegas based mass media specialist and is best known for his entertainment website PollyStaffle.com, which has been on hiatus this past year. He has also been a part of the independent films "Silent Night, Zombie Night," "One Long Day," "Breath of Hate" and others.