Between Hell & A Hard Place

When two contract killers start seeing things in La Valle de las Sombras, can they get out in time before they get stuck between Hell and a hard place?
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Jaysen Buterin
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KILLING IS EASY… STAYING DEAD IS THE HARD PART.

BETWEEN HELL & A HARD PLACE is the newest short film by writer/director Jaysen P. Buterin and the inmates running the cinematic asylum at Mad Ones Films. Buterin's most recent project was the multiple award-winning short film trilogy and Shakespearean spaghetti western homage to Twilight Zone and Tarantino, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BOOZE, BULLETS & HOT PINK JESUS - a film which went on to win 11 awards, and is still playing at film festivals and fandom conventions across the country.

His newest sinister screenplay, BETWEEN HELL & A HARD PLACE, tells the story of two contract killers - one with a crisis of conscience and the other with no conscience at all - coming back from burying their last "assignment" out in the usual middle of nowhere spot. But when they start to see things hiding in the darkness, things lurking in the shadows, things that cannot possibly be there... can they get out in time before they're both stuck between hell and a hard place? 

BETWEEN HELL & A HARD PLACE will also be one of the short film segments of the upcoming horror anthology, BENEATH THE OLD DARK HOUSE. A frightfully delightful homage to the 80s horror anthologies we know and love (Creepshow, Tales from the Darkside, Cat's Eye), BENEATH THE OLD DARK HOUSE will also feature two brand new works from writers/directors Jesse Knight (THE ORBS, F-3, PARTNERS) and Matt Cloude (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: GENESIS, THE CREIGHTONVILLE TERROR), and will eventually be released as a feature-length film.


WHY DO WE NEED MONEY?

Because in a world of campy "horror" and remakes/reboots, we want to remind that world what it was like to be scared at the movies again, and we have JUST the original idea to do it all we're ever so humbly asking for is $1,500.

Why only $1,500?  Why not shoot for the moon?  Aren't movies expensive? You're damn right they are!!!  However, the inherent beauty of Mad Ones Films is that we have ALWAYS been more than the sum of our parts!  We have been very fortunate because there are quite a few fine folks, both in front of and behind the camera, who are donating their time, their talent and an almost unconditional support bordering on blind faith, to this project.  Unfortunately for us, we live in a slightly capitalistic society that won't let us use "time, faith & talent" to barter... they still want money for providing the goods and services necessary to bring BETWEEN HELL & A HARD PLACE to the silver screen, and that's where we need your help horror lovers.

SO here's what your hard-earned money will going to:

  • special make-up effects
  • marketing/publicity expenses
  • location rentals
  • transportation coordination (apparently classic cars are pricey to use)
  • movie props and wardrobe 
  • the use of talent
  • the feeding of said talent
  • the KILLER cost of film festival entries
  • other assorted production costs (we tend to follow Ockham Murphy's Law of Razors: whatever can go wrong on set, will do so, and will often be the very simplest of things that can possibly derail the momentum.)

Anything above and beyond our goal will allow us to make the film bigger, better and bloodier, and give us the money to submit BETWEEN HELL & A HARD PLACE to even more film festivals across the country and outside the US as well. If, by the grace of the filmmaking gods, we meet our goal early, then we'll create some more killer incentives!


WHAT KIND OF BANG DO YOU GET FOR YOUR BUCK?

We have some pretty killer perks for any level of budget. For only $10, you can get your name in the credits of BETWEEN HELL & A HARD PLACE, as well as an official poster from the film. For $25 you get a digital download of the movie. For $40 you can have super secret sneak peek access to behind-the-scenes videos/photos from all the segments of BENEATH THE OLD DARK HOUSE.

For $75, you can get an extremely limited edition BETWEEN HELL & A HARD PLACE DVD, Sneak Peek Privileges AND an autographed poster from the film. For $100 you can win a KILLER CAMEO and appear in one of the upcoming segments of BENEATH THE OLD DARK HOUSE. For $250 you can become one of our killer producers and spend some time on the set of one of the upcoming segments, as well as other assorted and sordid goodies from our gory story.


CAST & CREW

Starring: PATRICK G. KEENAN, MICHAEL RAY WILLIAMS & KELY MCCLUNG

Writer/Director/Producer: JAYSEN P. BUTERIN

Director of Photography: JESSE KNIGHT

Cinematographers: JESSE KNIGHT & BRETT MULLEN

Assistant Director/Editor: MIKEY CORDES

Music Score: RON WASSERMAN

Sound: CHAO VANG

Grip/Gaffer: CHAO VANG & MIKEY CORDES

Location Manager: DARREN W. CONRAD

Poster Design: JAYSEN P. BUTERIN

Make-up FX: MATT CLOUDE

Produced by Mad Ones Films, V2 Pictures & Jesse Knight Films


So that's our pitch.  We're Mad Ones Films... we're the inmates running the cinematic asylum.  We make movie mountains out of imaginary molehills.  We tell stories that'll serenade your brain... and ride off into the sunset with your heart, and we need your help.  Regardless of whether we reach our goal or not, EVERY single dollar raised here is graciously appreciated and will go directly to the production costs of "Between Hell & A Hard Place."  Believe us, we wouldn't ask for your help if we didn't need it... 

Other Ways You Can Help Show The World Something Really Scary:

Times are tough, there's no denying that at all.  So if you can't afford to contribute but you still want to fight the good fight you can help us by promoting our campaign. Send this link to all your friends. Post it on your FB page, Tweet about it. If some hipster kid stands still long enough, stencil it on him/her. Going to a Con or Festival? We can send you some promo materials to pass out for us. If you have a blog or know someone that can write an article about the film we would love to talk about it over tacos. Just contact Jaysen Buterin at jaysen@madonesfilms.com

Teaser Promo #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUrveBxJrvo

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    Get your name in the credits of "Between Hell And A Hard Place" as well as an official poster (printed or PDF) from the film.

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    One cool crisp $20 bill, or the electronic equivalent thereof, gets your name in the credits AND a signed poster from the film.

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    Get a digital download of "Between Hell And A Hard Place" as well as a signed poster from the film.

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    Get your name in the credits, as well as signed posters from both "Between Hell And A Hard Place" AND "Beneath the Old Dark House"

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    Secure a copy of the extremely limited edition "Between Hell And A Hard Place" DVD AND get your name in the killer credits.

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    Get your very own copy of the extremely limited edition "Between Hell And A Hard Place" DVD as well as a DVD copy of the full "Beneath the Old Dark House" feature once it is complete, AND your name in the credits of both films.

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    announcing the brand new IndieGoGo Taco Taco Perk! That's right kids for only $150, one of the stars AND the director of the film will come to your house and PERSONALLY make you tacos! Well... the star (MICHAEL RAY WILLIAMS) will make the tacos, the director (JAYSEN BUTERIN) is more of a chaperone... we're not entirely sure who for though... but still... TACOS!

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    A signed copy of the HPJ Trilogy DVD and a prop from the film, limited edition "Between Hell And A Hard Place" DVD, your name in the credits AND the director of the film will take you out for TACOS (must be in NC).

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    Assistant Producer

    Signed DVDs and posters from "Between Hell And A Hard Place" AND "Beneath the Old Dark House"; sneak peek access to Behind the Scenes videos/photos from the production of all the segments of BTODH; TWO tickets to a private "invitation-only" screening of the BTODH anthology.

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