SHADOW BOUND The Web Series
SHADOW BOUND is a five episode black-and-white silent horror web series created by Nathan Shelton. The series follows famed horror writer, Jack Pickman, as he returns to his childhood home after the mysterious death of his estranged father. Jack finds his brother institutionalized in an asylum and later discovers evidence insisting that his father’s last case may have been to blame for his untimely death. Jack sets out with his two childhood friends to uncover the truth about the strange happenings in Veritas. However, as their investigation unfolds, Jack finds himself in a desperate race to save the world from an ancient evil emerging from the shadows.
SHADOW BOUND takes place in the faded remains of the once great Roaring Twenties in the mythic city of Veritas. It is an old place. A place with a long memory. A city of shadows and hidden terrors long forgotten by the modern world of the 1930s. And sometimes, as viewers discover, the shadows hide things best left forgotten.
The SHADOW BOUND cast and crew aim to create a unique and original horror experience. SHADOW BOUND will be a black-and-white silent horror serial with homages to many elements of the original 1920s silent masterpieces; however, it is not a strict recreation of that style. By using HD video technology, guerilla filmmaking techniques, and a mixture of practical and computer generated special effects, we can create a truly terrifying and visceral tale for the modern audience with SHADOW BOUND.
Even with a modest budget, the skills, ingenuity, and expertise of our talented cast and crew will make SHADOW BOUND look and feel like a million dollar production. We are excited to invite you to join us in the creation of this amazing series. Every additional dollar we raise through this campaign will make SHADOW BOUND even more spectacular with better props, costumes, sets, and special effects. Every dollar we raise will go into the production of this web series and its subsequent distribution.
Once SHADOW BOUND is complete, we will release it to Vimeo and YouTube for public viewing as well as enter it into film festivals throughout the world.
Who We Are
ARCANE PRODUCTIONS and the talented crew of the SHADOW BOUND project are a group of filmmakers and actors currently based in Springfield, Missouri who have many years of experience in film, television, and theatre production between them.
Nathan Shelton (Creator, Executive Producer) is an accomplished actor and award-winning director and special effects designer who has worked on everything from Oscar award-winning films (Winter’s Bone) to theatrical productions of Dracula, Evil Dead: The Musical, and his own stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead. Visit his website here. www.nathanshelton.com
Bryan Arata (Musical Score) lives in Los Angeles and works with 20th Century Fox, aiding in the composition of music for Family Guy and American Dad as well as working on films such as Live Free or Die Hard. See more of his work here.
Jason Brasier (Episode One Director, Consultant) is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of online content and film. He is co-owner of American Wasteland Entertainment whose focus is on web series development and film productions. AWE’s portfolio includes Drifter: Broken Road and Stage Fright, both critically acclaimed productions. Check them out here.
Garrett Tripp (Episode Two Director) is an accomplished director and producer who has received a College Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work on the award-winning web series, "Epilogue". He recently had his short film, "Komisch”, in the Short Film Corner at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Dan Smiley (Series Director of Photography/ Cinematographer) is the owner of SmileyFace Productions and has worked on the award winning web series Epilogue, and the short film Komish which screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Some of his other projects include films like Venute, At the Top of My Lungs and many others, including Night of the Living Dead: Live On Stage with Nathan Shelton. Check out his website at www.danieltsmiley.com
How You Can Join The Project And Help Spread The Word
Even if you cannot contribute to this fundraising campaign (even a single dollar helps!), you can always help by simply spreading the word about SHADOW BOUND. Share this page on Facebook or Twitter and like our page on Facebook for the latest photos, information, and updates about the production.
$1 – Thanks On The SHADOW BOUND Website
Have your name on our website, thanking you for your contribution.
$10 – HD Download Of The Web Series And Behind The Scenes Bonus Material
Get an HD digital download of the entire series for yourself! Also, gain access to exclusive behind the scenes content like interviews, video diaries, photos, and more that others will not have access to!
$20 – SHADOW BOUND Original Soundtrack
All of the previous rewards plus get a high quality download of the soundtrack, as composed by the amazing, Bryan Arata. This includes the title song “Meet Me in the Shadows.”
$25 – SHADOW BOUND Script On PDF
All of the previous rewards and get PDFs of the shooting scripts of Shadow Bound. Each script will be released after the premiere of that particular episode. Beware, reading them can cause madness!
$30 – “Veritas, You're Home!” Postcard
All of the previous rewards and receive a postcard from Veritas signed by Jack Pickman. Don’t you wish you were in the shadows of Veritas?
$50 – SHADOW BOUND Film Poster And Veritas Newspaper
All of the previous rewards plus a 1920s style film poster of SHADOW BOUND signed by the cast and crew and a copy of the Veritas Herald newspaper featured in the series, plus all of the previous rewards.
$75 – SHADOW BOUND Cast And Crew T-Shirt
Receive an official SHADOW BOUND cast and crew t-shirt (the very same worn by the production team), plus all previous rewards.
$100 – Signed Scripts Of The Entire Series
Get a bound copy of all five scripts signed by the creator of SHADOW BOUND with a sketch of the infamous occult symbol featured in the series, plus all of the previous rewards.
$250 – The Mystery Prop!
The mystery of Veritas revolves around a single object. If you back SHADOW BOUND at this level, you will receive a high quality reproduction of this terrifying object, along with all of the previous rewards. If you are a horror fan, you will want this item!
$500 – Associate Producer
We will list you as an Associate Producer for SHADOW BOUND in the credits and on the website and IMDB, plus all previous rewards. This will permanently bind your name to the shadows with us!
$1,000 – Producer
We will list you as Producer along with ARCANE PRODUCTIONS and SMILEY FACE PRODUCTIONS in the credits, on the website and IMDB, AND on all publicity materials for distribution and festivals, plus all of the previous rewards. You will be informed of festival statuses and will personally be invited to any and all public showings of SHADOW BOUND. (You will be invited via email. Please note that we will not pay travel expenses or personal costs.)
$2,500 – Commission A Slent Short Film!
Become a silent film producer and commission the SHADOW BOUND crew for a one-minute silent film. We reserve the right to refuse certain topics or themes for the film, so contact us first to make sure we can bring your vision to life. This status of KING OF THE SHADOWS still also receives all of the previous rewards.