Danger Word short film

Danger Word is a short horror film starring Frankie Faison and Saoirse Scott. Directed by Luchina Fisher. Written by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due.
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Tananarive Due
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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
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2/8/14 UPDATE:

We were selected for two film festivals, the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta and the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. In both, we are nominated for Best Short Film! 

If you would like to join a THEATER PARTY to see Danger Word with some of the cast and crew in Los Angeles, meet us Sunday, 2/16 at Rave Cinemas 15 (within the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza), 4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008. We will be meeting at 11:30 for a 12:05 screening, possibly followed by a Q&A and more. Tickets are $10. For more info:http://www.paff.org/attendpaff/


7/24/13 UPDATE: We are funded!!!! The Indiegogo total does not reflect $10,600 in funds for post-production raised via our website. See our TRUE TOTAL and read the AMAZING STORY at www.dangerwordfilm.com 


Who are we?

We are a husband-wife team of writers and an independent director who decided it was time to stop waiting for Hollywood and produce the movies we want to see. 

Co-screenwriter Steven Barnes has written for several major TV science fiction series in the past 20 years, including The Outer Limits, The New Twilight Zone and Andromeda. His wife, Tananarive Due, is an American Book Award winner and author of the bestseller My Soul to Keep. This film is based on an incident in their novel Devil's Wake. Director Luchina Fisher, who has written and produced three nationally broadcast documentaries and numerous segments for television, debuted her first award-winning short film, Death in the Family, in 2012. 

What is Danger Word? 

Danger Word is a short horror film shot over Memorial Day weekend in 2013. It stars Frankie Faison (The Wire, The Silence of the Lambs) and newcomer Saoirse Scott (One Life to Live).

Danger Word tells the powerful story of a 13-year-old girl and her grandfather who have survived the zombie plague in his wooded cabin—and how her birthday outing goes badly awry. It's a story about love and survival that empowers young girls. 

Danger Word poster

We already have 200+ backers -- including Hollywood insiders! 

Two-hundred backers on Facebook and social media—including groundbreaking filmmaker Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), Oscar nominee Reggie Hudlin (Django Unchained), Oscar nominee Josh Olson (Best Adapted Screenplay, A History of Violence), Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), authors Harlan Ellison, Bernice L. McFadden and Larry Niven, fans, friends and family—got us started with funds to shoot the footage.

Now we need you to help us finish our film.

We don’t need $200 million like World War Z. We have a great script, cast and crew, and we’re committed to creating a scary, character-driven short zombie film at a fraction of the cost of Hollywood horror.  (And while our backers come from all walks of life, we may be the first black-produced zombie film—ever.)  

We need to raise $12,500 to finish post-production.

What is post-production? 

Think of making a film like building a house: first we gathered the raw materials (casting, location); we collected the building materials at the site (shooting the film); and now we're ready to start building a home we can share with everyone. 

In post-production, we take raw footage to create a cinema-quality film. Our remaining costs include editing, color correction, sound balancing, music, ADR (dialogue replacement often used, for example, in moving vehicles), pickups (footage to fill in visual gaps).

Together, we can create a quality horror film that isn’t a remake or a rehash—a film we can all be proud of that will scare the pants off of us. And Danger Word will be unique in film history. 

What's in it for you? 

Besides making film history, as a backer you can get a shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter pages, a listing on our website, a T-shirt, a pdf of the screenplay, a digital download of the film, a DVD, a consultation with the director and screenwriters, or even a producer credit listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com).

How else can you help? 

Even if you can't afford to contribute, please help us finish Danger Word by spreading the word: use Indiegogo's share tools to send our link to friends and family--and movie lovers who would enjoy a film that's different in almost every way.

Can you help us?  Thanks! 

Danger Word crew

 

 

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    The Nibbler

    You'll get that warm, fuzzy feeling. You are a part of making a movie! Plus, we’ll give you a social media shout-out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    You'll have the chance to win an official DANGER WORD T-shirt. You or your company will be listed on our website as a donor (optional). Social media shout-out.

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    We will email you a pdf of the DANGER WORD screenplay! (You can read it now or wait until you've seen the movie.) Chance to win a T-shirt. Your name on our website. Social media shout-out.

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    We'll send you a digital download of the finished film! PDF of the screenplay. Chance to win a T-shirt. Website listing. Social media shout-out.

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    We'll send you an official DANGER WORD T-shirt! We'll also send you a DVD of the finished film. Digital download of the finished film. PDF of the screenplay. Website listing. Social media shout-out.

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    We'll send you an official DANGER WORD T-shirt autographed by stars Frankie Faison and Saoirse Scott! We'll also send you a DVD of the finished film. Digital download of the finished film. PDF of the screenplay. Website listing. Social media shout-out.

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    Associate Producer credit! Your name will be listed on the end credits as an Associate Producer. We'll submit your name to IMDB.com. (We can’t promise IMDB will accept all names.) Signed, LIMITED EDITION Danger Word limited ed print by John Jennings. YOUR NAME in a Steven Barnes or Tananarive Due work! DANGER WORD T-shirt signed by Frankie Faison and Saoirse Scott! A DVD of the finished film. Digital download of the finished film. PDF of the screenplay. Website listing. Social media shout-out.

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    CAMEO or WALK-ON for you or person of your choice in Devil's Wake feature we are developing. (Projected shoot: summer 2014, feature dependent on financing.) TELEPHONE CONSULTATION with screenwriters or director about your project. IMDB listing. Associate Producer credit. John Jennings limited edition print. DVD of final film. Digital download of film. PDF of screenplay. Website listing. Social media shout-out. Autographed T-shirt.

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    Autographed copy of the novel DEVIL'S WAKE, where Kendra’s story first appears. CAMEO or WALK-ON in Devil's Wake feature (subject to financing, summer 2014). TELEPHONE CONSULTATION with screenwriters or director about your project. IMDB listing. Associate Producer credit. John Jennings limited edition print. DVD of final film. Digital download of film. PDF of screenplay. Website listing. Social media shout-out. Autographed T-shirt.

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    CO-PRODUCTION credit. During the film’s OPENING credits, the screen will read “In association with…” YOU or your production company—including your logo. Autographed copy of Devil's Wake. Cameo or walk-on in feature (subject to financing, summer 2014). TELEPHONE CONSULTATION about your project. IMDB listing. John Jennings limited edition print. DVD of final film. Digital download of film. PDF of screenplay. Website listing. Social media shout-out. Autographed T-shirt.

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