Help Fund Bloody Cuts today!
It's really easy... Choose your donation and perk from the list on the right by clicking "Claim this perk" and then fill in the super simple form that follows (all major online payment methods accepted).
Your support and generosity is vital to the completion of this independent horror anthology. By contributing, you'll become part of the Bloody Cuts family and open up a whole range of perks and treats, our way of saying thanks for getting your hands bloody... oh, and don't forget to watch our exclusive campaign video above... or read on for more details.
What's it all about?
"Bloody Cuts" (BloodyCuts.co.uk) is a 13 part short film anthology, inspired by classic series from the past such as "Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. So far we've released 2 episodes - Lock Up and Stitches, to much acclaim, and the combined costs have been very small in comparison to other productions typically of this scale. We're now going into production on Episode 3 in the series, but still have another with 10 more episodes to make. And the only way that can truly happen is with your generous pledges...
Our stories are diverse, dipping into many horror sub genres. So you'll see the paranormal, monsters, serial killers, disturbing events and urban legends. They're all in there, in some fantastically suspenseful and horrifying shorts that we really can't wait to get made for our ever widening audience. Our first 2 episodes have over 10,000 hits combined on YouTube, after only a few weeks of them being live, and we've received rave reviews from all the top online horror sites.**
How will the money be used?
To help us complete the final 10 amazing episodes of the series!
Film funding is scarce in the UK, making it incredibly difficult to get projects made. But we're fortunate enough to have many things covered already, including professional equipment, Special Makeup FX and highly skilled and willing crew members. However there are a small number of recurring costs; the single biggest aspect being Locations which, can be extremely expensive. As an example, we expect to pay anything between 500-1000 per day at a minimum. Unfortunately our pockets are not that deep and without quality and exciting places to shoot out stories, we'll likely not be able to complete the 13 part series we've set out to make.
Location is key in filmmaking, (what would Norman Bates have done without his motel?) and we've pretty much exhausted everything that is available to us now, so your money will quite literally put our films in their place. Other money will go towards much needed costumes, Props, travel costs and in very rare occasions accommodation.
*To viewers from the UK, please view bottom of the page to find out about currency conversions.
Be a part of the action!
We need your help, and are offering many incentives to get you on board. There's a number of options available, from t-shirts, DVDs and signed original artwork, to training, on-set experience and cameos. We're UK based, but don't let that stop you from pledging, because our audience is worldwide.
Have you seen our campaign video?
We're hoping that this demonstrates a lot of the reasons why you should invest. We're creative, wildly imaginative and know we can do a lot with very little. But there is a limit, and we don't want to stop making these films under any circumstance. Any pledges will go a long way towards making this happen.
$20,000 sounds like a lot of money, and it is! But spread that over 10 high end productions and it really is quite small in general filmmaking terms. We won't be financially profiting from any of it, and instead are ploughing it straight into the areas that we really can't afford to fund ourselves. You're helping several filmmakers to realise their dreams!
So who are we?
Our website gives a great overview of the team behind the project, but we're a small UK based filmmaking team, and much of us are industry professionals, whilst others are simply friends and family who under any other circumstance would never typically work on a creative production such as this. But we're horror lovers first and foremost, and are simply trying to make some great films with high quality production values. And we think we're achieving that so far, but our short films can only continue to be made with your help.
Need any other reasons to pledge?
After the success of our first episode, we joined forces with the BAFTA award winning team at Millennium FX; Europe's leading creator of cutting edge prosthetics, animatronics and special make-up effects. Their film work includes Saving Private Ryan, The Mummy, The Wolfman and Children of Men. For TV you've seen their work in the likes of BBC's Dr Who, Being Human and Little Britain.
They have committed to working with us until series completion, meaning our special make-up effects are in the some of the best hands in the business. Further to this, we also have access to an amazing warehouse and back catalogue of prosthetics and special FX creations.
With all this in our hands, just imagine what monstrosities could appear in future episodes!
Got a few minutes to KILL?
If you can't afford to pledge, you can still help us. Tell your friend, families, colleagues, post it on Facebook, and Tweet about us! It all helps to bring interest to our campaign and project and will go a long way towards getting us where we need to be. And if you want to contact us, please visit us by the website and find our details on there.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, FROM ALL THE TEAM AT WWW.BLOODYCUTS.CO.UK.
*Important payment info for our UK supporters
Firstly, you can pledge from anywhere in the world, even though IndieGoGo deals in US dollars. PLEASE dont let that put you off. You can pay through Paypal.com (with no account required), and its just the same as paying for anything else online. As a rough guide, $1 is the equivalent of 65p, so that would mean if someone was spending $25 it converts to 16, and $50 would be 32, $100 would be 63, $200 would be 126 and so on.... Try http://www.xe.com for other currency conversion amounts.
**What people are saying about "Bloody Cuts"...
Horror fans have something to look forward to. (They) cut away all the fat, and present viewers with a very concise horror short. Dont be misled into thinking because the budget is low these films look like they were shot in someone's basementWhat I've seen so far has not only looked very professional, but also (and more importantly) truly builds tension, the goal of every horror creator."
Britain is known for its remarkable horror
through legendary studio, Hammer, and its good to see that Britain still plays
host to dedicated and passionate filmmakers. What I love about Bloody Cuts is
that they take original ideas and mix them with the scares we love. They have put a fresh spin on old
skool type scares and made it their own original work.
These are not just low-budget experiments. These are truly something special. For fans of horror, and developing talents in the genre, these are a must watch.
"Takes its first bite out of the horror cake, and good grief, it made one hell of a splattering in my mind." Run-Riot.com
"A great exercise in tension-building and
Quint (Eric Vespe), Ain't It Cool News
Well-shot, well-paced and well-acted, with a
creepy vibe that builds to a shocking conclusion, its superbly done
What we get is the makings of a high-quality piece of cinema worthy of the big studios. What theyve delivered is a short but engaging example of what talented lovers of the horror genre can do.
I am impressed. With shoe string budgets the first two short are really well done.
Film 'Tweeted' on twitter.com by severable notable horror filmmakers including James Wan (Saw), Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma) and Michael Dougherty (Trick 'R Treat). Also featured on the BlackBoxTelevision.com homepage for over a week under their BBTV Loves feature.