Hell's Heart

HELL'S HEART, a psychological drama, is the next feature film from director Ryan Denmark.
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Ryan Denmark
Film
New York, New York
United States
6 Team Members

PROGRESS!!!

We're pleased to announce that THIRD STAR FILMS has entered into a partnership with DOODLEBUG PICTURES to co-produce HELL'S HEART!  With their sizable investment, we've been able to raise the budget and become a signatory of the Screen Actor's Guild.

Our need remains the same, still $65,000 left to raise of the new budget, but the momentum is on our side!  Please contribute today and help us get there!

THE FILM

23 years ago, Martin Cole was a young boy with a crush on his grown-up neighbor, Lisa, when she was murdered right in front of him. Now, engaged to Lisa's oldest daughter, Martin makes a horrible mistake that leaves him convinced he's demonically possessed by Lisa's spirit, opening old painful wounds for her family and rekindling his first love.

A unique take on the exorcism genre, where the demon is as loveable as the family she's destroying. 

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WHAT THIS PROJECT MEANS TO US

7 years in the making, Hell’s Heart is the third feature film and passion project of writer/director Ryan Denmark.  But more than that, Hell’s Heart is a team, a growing family of cast and crew.  Every day, we get up with one thought in mind, “How can we make this movie better?”  All year, we’ve been meticulously budgeting, rewriting, casting, and now we need you to get involved.  Be it a small or large cash contribution, a donation of time, locations, or materials, we need your help.  Filming begins August 20th.


If you can’t donate, then please share.  Repost our IndieGogo campaign to your social media networks and encourage others to do the same.  A few seconds of your time can make the difference for the dozens of talented, hardworking, undiscovered artists involved in this project.  We hope that you’ll join us.

 

THE WRITER/DIRECTOR: Ryan Denmark

 

Ryan’s  first two feature films premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2009 and 2010, which, along with his currently touring short film, “Plush”, have played at over thirty international film festivals. Also an accomplished editor, his documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, enjoyed great critical and box office success, receiving nominations at the Independent SpiritAwards and the GothamAwards in addition to being short-listed for the Oscars. Overthe last decade, he's served as the associate and additional editor on numerous Spike Lee films. Last season, he worked as the visual effects editor on "Boardwalk Empire."  Currently, he resides in New York where he’s engaged as an additional editor on Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy.

But Ryan’s just a part of the team.  Watch our introductory video to meet more of the cast & crew that will bring this film to life!

 

THE BUDGET

Please, help us get the rest of the way! The $65,000 covers location fees, meager cast stipends, equipment rental, full cost of production days, as well as post-production, original music score, and sound editing.  Full budget summary is listed below.

 

The budget for Hell’s Heart is actually $85,000.  Ryan is all but emptying his bank account by putting up $20,000 of his own cash, bringing our need down to $65,000.

 

KEY CREW POSITIONS

 

We are still looking for a talentedMake-Up Artist (beauty and special effects) to join our crew.  

 

Please submit all inquires to: HellsHeartMovie@gmail.com

CATERING

Our crew has a powerful need to eat!  And we'd love to talk with you about any catering contributions you might be interested in.

Please submit all inquires to: HellsHeartMovie@gmail.com

LOCATIONS

The right location in a movie can become a character of its own.  Finding those locations is a difficult and often expensive undertaking. Can you, or someone you know, make the gift of a location? We're shooting from August 20th to September 25th. Here's a list of what we're still looking for and how many days we'll need to be there:

       

[FATHER FRANCIS' OFFICE]  Shooting for a few hours in late August.  Small office.  Cluttered with books.  Something we can just add religious iconography to and shoot.  Possibly we could set this scene in a garden area.  We could add a statue to make it seems like a church yard.  Maybe a community garden.

       

[CHURCH]  Shooting for an hour in early September.  We just need to shoot Eileen and Anne getting into their car across the street from a Catholic Church.  We'll obscure or change any signage in post.

       

[BAR]  Shooting for a few hours in early September.  This is the bar that has a brief dialog between Roy and Martin.  We can shoot in the morning before a bar opens.

[CAKE SHOPPE]  Shooting for a couple of hours in early to mid-September.  We'll see this location for only a few seconds on screen.  It's mainly Martin looking at the cake with Michelle talking to the shoppe employee in the background.  A real bakery would be amazing.  We would only need to shoot there for an hour max.

       

[PSYCHIATRIST'S OFFICE]  Shooting for a few hours in early to mid-September.  Anything that could pass as a psychiatrist’s office.

       

[DOCTOR'S OFFICE]  Shooting for a few hours in early to mid-September.  A basic examination room.  We also need a space for one shot of Martin getting an EEG.

       

[MARTIN'S OFFICE]  Shooting for 1 day in early to mid-September.  Martin works for a center that provides in-person counseling for domestic abuse victims.  His office is very basic.  Any office environment is a possibility.  We'd want a space we can go in to on a Saturday for 8 hours.

       

[LAKE HOUSE]  Shooting for 2 days from September 22nd to September 25th.  This is called a "lake house" in the script, but could really be any picturesque spot.  Preferably on a lake or a beach.  Should feel fairly secluded though.  Nothing in a tight row of houses.  Serene and beautiful.  

 

Please submit all inquires to: HellsHeartMovie@gmail.com

 

Full Budget Summary:

$27,990 - Cast and Travel

$11,240 - Locations and Set Dressing

$1,050 -  Props and Wardrobe

$3,800 - Make-up and Hair

$5,411 - Camera

$4,466 - Lighting

$2,972 - Grip Equipment

$3,650 - Production Sound

$6,981 - Set Operations & Catering

$2,470 - Crew Travel

$3,000 - Original Score

$10,000 - Post-Production Sound

$3,372 - Legal, Accounting, Insurance

$9,375 - Fringes

$6,380 - Miscellaneous and Contingency



Thank you for taking the time to consider our project.  We hope that you’ll join us on this adventure!

 

From the bottom of our hellish hearts,

THE CAST & CREW OF HELL’S HEART

 

 

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FOLLOWED BY A DEMON PACKAGE

 

HELL AT HOME PACKAGE

 

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DANTE'S DISCO INFERNO PACKAGE

 

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  • $5USD
    STREAM A ZOMBIE FLICK!

    Stream Ryan Denmark’s cult comedy feature ROMEO AND JULIET VS. THE LIVING DEAD! We'll send you a private link to stream the film for the next year!

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  • $30USD
    OWN HELL’S HEART!

    ALL OF THE ABOVE + DVD, Blu-ray, or digital download – your choice of format! If you select DVD or Blu-ray, you'll receive a special edition, signed copy available only to our Indiegogo friends! (Delivery date dependent on distributor’s schedule)

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    PRINT OF THE POSTER!

    ALL OF THE ABOVE + A limited edition 11x17 print of the pre-production poster, signed by art director Dan Masso and writer/director Ryan Denmark. Shipping included within the United States.

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  • $120USD
    TEE-SHIRT OR TOTE BAG!

    ALL OF THE ABOVE + Choose a limited edition crew shirt or tote bag! Shipping included within the United States.

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  • $170USD
    YOUR PHOTO IN THE FILM!

    PERKS #1-3 + Send a photo of yourself and we'll include it in the family photographs displayed in the film! Photo subject to director’s approval.

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  • $200USD
    ATTEND THE PREMIERE!

    PERKS #1-3 + Attend the world premiere screening of Hell’s Heart. No matter which glamorous film festival it is, you’ll be invited. Travel and lodging not included. Come hangout with the filmmakers on the big night!

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  • $300USD
    APPEAR AS A BIRTHDAY GUEST!

    PERKS #1-3 + Attend our exclusive cast and crew party right in the middle of production! During this fabulous event, we're shooting Martin's birthday party scene. You will have the chance to appear on-screen as one of Martin's friends! Lodging and travel to New York City is not included.

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  • $500USD
    CONSULTANT CREDIT!

    PERKS #1-3 + Receive an on-screen credit and IMDB credit as a "Consultant.” You’ll be invited to screen an early cut of HELL’S HEART and give your feedback and suggestions to the filmmakers. Travel and lodging to New York City for the screening is not included.

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    GET A SELF-PORTRAIT!

    PERKS #1-3 + Provide our art director, Dan Masso, with a photograph and he'll paint your portrait. This glorious close-up of your visage will sit on a sea of white.

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    APPEAR AS A FEATURED EXTRA!

    PERKS #1-3 + Appear as either a prison officer at Fishkill Prison, a bartender, or a busker who plays a haunting melody in one of the film's key scenes. Which part you get will be up to our director, but one thing is for sure, you won't have any lines. Just glory.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT!

    PERKS #1-3 + Receive an on-screen credit and IMDB credit as an “Associate Producer.” You’ll be invited to screen an early cut of HELL’S HEART and give your feedback and suggestions to the filmmakers. Travel and lodging to New York City for the screening is not included.

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    CO-PRODUCER CREDIT!

    PERKS #1-3 + Receive a co-producer credit in the MAIN TITLES! Get the IMDB credit and invitations to at least three screenings during post-production! Also be invited to attend Martin’s birthday party shoot! Receive an invitation to our world-premiere festival screening! On top of all of that, as soon as you donate, you'll get to read the script! Travel and lodging not included.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT!

    Your name, in the MAIN TITLES, as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! Hang out on the set! Be invited to every post-production screening! Be invited to Martin’s birthday part shoot, and any other cast and crew function as well! You'll get to read the script right away and you'll also receive invitations to all festival screenings! Who knows when and where it will all end?! Travel and lodging not included.

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