After two years of planning and shooting, our Ouija movie is finally almost done! Join us in releasing our 'I Am ZoZo' for the world to see.
We want to prove that a small company with a lot of energy and support can not only produce original and entertaining feature films like I Am ZoZo, but also get them out into theaters for all to see. Your contribution will directly make this a reality!
Who We Are:
We are filmmakers in Los Angeles and have been making and distributing our award-winning documentaries worldwide completely independently for the past eight years. We literally made our first film with a stack of credit cards and a dream and our supporters have kept us going ever since. Stories about our innovative indie marketing and distribution strategies have been published in places such as IndieWire, Sundance.org, Marketing Pilgrim, and many others.
What the film is about:
I Am ZoZo is about five young people who play with a Ouija board and attract the attention of the malevolent demon ZoZo. The film is based on widely reported real experiences with this ancient and malevolent spirit that attaches itself to people exclusively through Ouija boards. Shot on location during Halloween on San Juan Island, WA and filmed entirely on Super 8mm. Yes, Super 8mm!
What we'll do with your support:
Create a multi-city theatrical release followed by a release of the DVD and Blu-ray. Theaters in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago are all ready to go, with more on the way. If we succeed with this campaign, we will be able to show the film in at least five cities and get a proper home video release. It costs money to rent theaters and do a real PR effort so theaters will program the film and that's how you're helping us. Most of the revenue for indie films these days comes from VIDEO ON DEMAND. We have secured a promising VOD release and are now in the process of carving out DVD, iTunes, Netflix and TV sales, but also need to get a LIMITED THEATRICAL RUN in order to best promote the movie (in the press, talk shows, etc.)
We need to put the movie in a few theaters because ideally, we want this movie not just on VOD and digital platforms but ALSO in movie theaters. We know that if we can just start the snowball, with your help, things will really get rolling for the film.
* Don't forget - every contribution comes with a great PERK! Signed posters, limited edition DVDs/Blu-rays, cool custom shirts, CD Soundtracks, credits in the film, a full-day film consult with the filmmakers, and even a 24-frame film clipping from the actual movie shoot!
Support the film and know that you made the release happen!
What makes I Am ZoZo so special?
Ouija Movie - When we conceived of the concept for I Am ZoZo we felt that it had been a while since there was a truly scary Ouija movie and the topic was due for a fresh and serious take.
ZoZo - ZoZo is real. Just Google it and you'll see what we mean. People have been reporting for years that a demon had been following them through Ouija boards and ruining their lives. I Am ZoZo is based on these true accounts. If you have any real Ouija experiences, please post them in the comments!
Super 8mm! - To give I Am ZoZo its unique look, we shot the entire film on Super 8mm! As far as we know, it's the most Super 8mm ever shot for one feature film. The entire process of shooting with rebuilt vintage cameras was fascinating, challenging, and the results are astounding. For this reason alone, I Am ZoZo is already making history. It deserves to be seen...and with your help it will be!
"Writer/Director Scott Di Lalla has pushed the 8mm format into the modern age and delivered a technically impressive feature film debut that also accomplishes something few ultra low budget directors are capable of: delivering a film worth watching." ~filmmaker Matt Stevens
By supporting the release of I Am ZoZo you are not only helping one independent film be seen, you are helping change the staus quo for indie distribution.
Other Ways You Can Help:
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I'm in. When will the film be out and when will I get my perks?
The plan is to have the film ready for release this winter. It's already edited and we're working on the final technical bits, so we're ready to go once we have the distribution covered. Please contribute today and support the film.
You'll receive some perks within four weeks of the end of the campaign. Other perks will have to wait until the film release is complete (like the DVD/Blu-ray, the soundtrack CD/download and the film clippings). We've been independently producing and distributing movies for over eight years, so you can contribute with confidence!