HAUNTED a short film

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Katie Ennis
Film
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
United States
3 Team Members
Haunted is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Haunted must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thanks to our 90 funders, we did it! SO EXCITED! And incredibly grateful. Stay tuned as we head into production!

Haunted is getting some press! We were featured in the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe, follow the link to check it out: Boston Globe Article

And the Galloway Current: Current Article

SYNOPSIS:

ZOE and ALEX decide to spend a romantic weekend at The Ocean Manor Hotel, a famously death-ridden tourist attraction, situated on an island eight miles off the coast of New England. The Ocean Manor has stood through hurricanes and fire, shipwrecks and centuries. And as the hotel manager says, “With age comes history, with history comes death, and with death comes ghosts.”

Alex is skeptical. Zoe is a non-believer; but Zoe has a love for strange adventures and entertaining stories. But as their experiences in the hotel grow stranger, and the footsteps in the attic grow louder, their worldview begins to crack; and through those cracks the ghosts swoop in.

CAST:

Genevieve Hudson Price: ZOE

Christian Rozakis: ALEX

Brett Wean: WALTER

Rob Benson: BELLHOP

Hannah Roze: REBECCA WARD

ABOUT THE FILM:

Haunted is a ghost story, mixed with comedy and existential crisis. Deviating from the traditional supernatural thriller, Haunted is about being drawn to life’s greatest unanswered questions. I think what fascinates everyone is the question behind ghosts, which is; what happens when we die? People find it difficult to accept things on faith, they love proof: proof that our consciousness will go on once our bodies are six feet under. If ghosts are real, the answer is yes. It's these questions that haunt Alex and Zoe. 

We will be filming September 15-19, 2014 at the Oceanic Hotel, situated on the Isle of Shoals off the Coast of Portsmouth, NH. We are so excited to have this awesome location! It's used as a retreat center for writers, artists and families. They also host paranormal weekends and have been featured on the SyFy Channel's GHOST HUNTERS.

Also, Haunted is a sponsored project of FRACTURED ATLAS, which means any donation you make to the campaign can be tax deductible!

             

            


BEHIND THE LENS:

Katie Ennis: WRITER/DIRECTOR

Katie is a NYC filmmaker and member of the Motion Picture Editor's Guild. In 2012, Katie made her directorial debut with Jim and the Genie, a whimsical comedy about the psychological turmoil that comes with making a life-changing wish (and babysitting an immortal being). It screened in festivals around the country. As an editor, she has cut numerous independent features and shorts. Her most recent editorial project, HITS, directed by David Cross, premiered at 2014 Sundance Film Festival. 


Conor Kelly, Karlina Lyons, Marc A. Dole: PRODUCERS

Conor is a DGA assistant director based out of the New York area; Marc is an award winning filmmaker and alumni of the NH State Film Commission; Karlina is a NH based filmmaker with great experience in producing low budget films. Collectively, their indie films have been to over 100 festivals around the world, winning 20 first place prizes. 


Jonathon Millman: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jonathon is an award winning cinematographer with over 20 years experience on feature films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, concerts, live and multicamera television. He is an experienced underwater and aerial cinematographer. Jonathon is widely traveled, having filmed throughout Central and South America, Alaska, Australia and the Middle East. He won an Emmy award in 2006 for cinematography and has four Telly awards. 

WHERE THE MONEY GOES:

Our goal is $25,000, including in kind donations. We have already received well over $16,000 of in kind donations (such as equipment donations and crew members volunteering their time for free). As long as we reach our minimum of raising an additional $9,000, the project will move forward to production.

So here's where the money goes...

  • Location Fees
  • Housing Fees for Cast and Crew
  • Food for the Cast & Crew (It's important to feed people!)
  • Production Design (We need to bring in a lot of furniture, bedding, original artwork, props, etc. to create the perfect aesthetic.)
  • Paying the Cast
  • Paying the Crew
  • Production Insurance
  • Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe supplies
  • Equipment Rentals (Such as additional lenses for the camera, grip and electrical equipment and sound gear.)

POST:

  • VFX (we have one big important VFX shot that needs to look great.)
  • Titles
  • Colorist
  • Sound Designer
  • Composer
  • Sound Mix
  • Master and Duplication
  • Web Design
  • Poster Design
  • Poster Printing
  • Festival Submissions (every festival we submit to is about $50-$75)

Haunted is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Haunted must be payable to "Fractured Atlas" only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

If you can't make a monetary donation it's also really helpful if you just share the link! The more people we get to view the campaign the better!

WHAT YOU GET:

First, you'll get a huge THANK YOU! Because you are awesome. I know crowd funding has become overwhelming, but it really has accomplished some wonderful things and opened doors for filmmakers to pursue their dreams. We will show our appreciation in a variety of ways including credit in the film, download of the film, featured extra roles, posters, postcards, signed books, associate producer credit, advance screenings, filmmaking 101 for people interested in learning about movie magic, VIP access to the NH Film Festival, set visits and more! 

IN CONCLUSION:

At the end of the day we want this to be a funny, exciting and strangely haunting film. And, we hope to explore these themes even deeper in the feature film, GHOST TOURS, which centers around the characters of Alex and Zoe who find themselves in the midst two rival ghost tour companies and a very angry deceased pirate. Think Ghostbusters or Cabin in the Woods, playing with the genre to do something scary and fun in a smart way.

Thank you so much for your consideration and for your support of emerging artists!

If you have made it to the bottom, I love you. You win.

                              


Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/Hauntedshortfilm

and http://www.creativedistrict.com/project/2315


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