Hail to the Deadites

A documentary about the fans of the Evil Dead series. Directed by Steve Villeneuve with Tom Sullivan, Danny Hicks and Patricia Tallman as associate producers.
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Steve Villeneuve
Film
Montreal
Canada
6 Team Members







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Fede Alvarez, director of The Evil Dead 2013 tweet about Hail to the Deadites.


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A 4th Associate Procuder is now on board thanks to Mr. Timothy Quill.


We are proud to announce that Timothy Quill is now an associate producer on Hail To The Deadites. There's now perks from Mr. Quill on the campaign page.
*Please take note that if you want a COMBO of Mr, Quill, choose the DANNY HICKS COMBO and send us a email saying that you would like to get Mr, Quill sign print.
**Also, Mr.Quill sign print can be add to the Shop Smart, Come Get Some, Hello Mister Fancy Pants, Give me some sugar Baby and Boomstick perks for an additionnal 20$
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The fact that you are here probably means that you are, like me, a fan of The Evil Dead series. That you probably are, like me, collecting Evil Dead films, action figures, posters, t-shits, memorabilia and so on. This, as you most certainly know, makes you a Deadite. Now turn around and look at your collection. You've been doing it for what? A year? Five Years? A decade? Now imagine that you could be part of an amazing project that wants to talk about your passion. Imagine that you could participate on the making of a movie about it and maybe, if you're a huge fan, you can also be in the movie showing your collection. Could this be a dream come true?


I'm Steve Villeneuve from Montreal, Canada and I'm the co-owner of DiggerFilms. For the last 10 years I've been making films, both short and long and both fiction and documentary. In 2010, my first documentary titled Under the Scares, finally came out. The primary goal of the documentary was to help young filmmakers in their quest to make good movies without throwing their money away by giving them access to advice and insights from other indie filmmakers. The film won 2 awards for best documentary and was screened in more than 15 festivals. Through the years, I've worked on many short films, including The Hit (2009) and Dead Pussy (2011) with director William Dio, that won us 5 awards while both films were selected for festivals around the globe. In 2011, we put a short film on YouTube titled The Mask of James Henry which has been seen more then 70 000 times....

... But I'm not only a filmmaker, I'm also an Evil Dead fan and collector. I started my collection only a year and a half ago but it is growing at an incredible pace and to this day, I own more then a combined total of 60 different versions of the films of the Evil Dead series: VHS, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray, laser disc, Beta. Name it, I have it.

A couple of months ago, I was looking at my collection and thought : “Wow, in less than two years, I have managed to build a collection this large. I wonder how big would the collection of a fan who's been doing it for 5,10,15 years be?!”

One thing led to another and I decided to combine my 2 passions and make a movie out of it! My goal however, is to not make a documentary about The Evil Dead itself but to make a documentary about you, the fans, the Deadites! I think that if you are like me, you will love this project because what we want to do here is a documentary for the fans with the fans.

As we said, the first goal is to make a documentary about the fans with the fans. We are not here to try to be selected at the Cannes Film Festival or to get Hollywood's attention. We are not doing this hoping to become famous. We think the Deadites are a big and strong family and making this documentary will allow us to reach out to each other. As a fan, I want to know you and I want to meet you. I want to share my collection and to discover yours. This film is not just for collectors, it's for all the Evil Dead fans in general who make the Evil Dead trilogy the classics they are today.

I have personally backed a dozen projects over the years, from feature films to short films, each time putting my shoulder to the wheel and giving what I could. 15, 25, 35 and even $100. Why am I doing it ? Because I believe that in 2013, this is the way to get the films you want to see made.

When I first decided to start this kind of campaign, I wanted it to be more than just a usual campaign. Badges, T-Shirts, posters and DVDs are the usual way to go and that is fine... most of the time. But what else could I bring to the table? Something new, something exclusive...and at that moment it hit me! I quickly sent an email about the project to a friend of mine that you might know. His name is Tom Sullivan. Tom has agreed to become an associate producer on the project and to offer some prints as perks. Things were looking good! And then suddenly, Danny Hicks (Evil Dead 2) did the same thing. And finally, Patricia Tallman and Timothy Quill from Army of Darkness, also jumped in.


Of all the art forms movies are, sadly, the most expensive to produce. All things considered, we believe that this whole project could be undertaken with the considerable sum of 30,000$.

People might think that this is a huge amount but the documentary we're trying to make will involve a lot of travel and hotel expenses. We are already planning trips to locations such as Montreal, (Canada), New York (USA), Ohio (USA), Texas, (USA), Vancouver (Canada) ,Olympia (USA), Las Vegas (USA), United Kingdom and Australia, but with the right help and the right fans, who knows where we might end up? France? Japan? Tahiti?

As you probably know, there are Deadites everywhere! In the coming year, we are expecting to meet the biggest Deadites out there. Raising more money means we have more opportunities to go to them and will raise the quality of the film to new heights. It will give everyone the opportunity to discover some amazing people and memorabilia from The Evil Dead franchise. In short: more money = a better film. 


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If you have a great story and you want to share it with us, or a huge collection and you think you should be featured in the movie, please contact us at: contact@hailtothedeadites.com

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and finally

check out the official website at : www.HailToTheDeadites.com


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$3,601USD
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This campaign ended on December 8, 2013
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    Get a print, sign by Tom Sullivan; -an exclusive first run copy of the DVD; -the first issue of the comics «Hail To The Deadites»; -a Little Book of the Dead Replica (Unpainted) *****; -a t-shirt; -a limited poster and badge of the movie; + The «Barada» Pledge; ***Glow in the Dark with stand add 10$ ***Glow in the Dark with magnet add 10$ ***Hand Painted by Tom add 20$ «Shipping outside North America add 15$»

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    Get the first issue of the comics «Hail To The Deadites»; -an exclusive first run copy of the DVD; -a print sign by Danny Hicks; -a print sign by Patricia Tallman -a print sign by Tom Sullivan; -a Little Book of the Dead Replica (Unpainted) ***** -a t-shirt -a limited poster and badge of the movie; + The «Barada» Pledge ***Glow in the Dark with stand add 10$ ***Glow in the Dark with magnet add 10$ ***Hand Painted by Tom add 20$ «Shipping outside North America add 15$»

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    Get two tickets to the cast, crew and media screening in NYC and the after party with cast and crew. (Transportation and accommodation not included.) + The «Shop Smart, Shop S-Mart» Perks (DVD, Comics, Book of the Dead, Prints. Poster, Badge, T-shirt etc.) «Shipping outside North America add 15$»

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    Be featured, with your collection, in the first issue of the comic book «Hail to the Deadites». + The «Hello Mister Fancypants» Pledge. (Tickets, DVD, Comics, Book of the Dead, Prints. Poster, Badge, T-shirt etc.) «Shipping outside North America add 15$»

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