What is Sacred Grounds?
Sacred Grounds is a short horror film that is written, directed and produced by students. The film is going to be shot over spring break in March 2013 around the East Bay Area of San Francisco. Once completed, Sacred Grounds will be submitted to various film festivals throughout the summer and fall of 2013.
Hello, our names are Marcus and Laura and we are the director and producer of the short horror film, Sacred Grounds, but more about us later! First, we'd like to introduce the story and tell you more about our plans for this short film.
A group of young friends meet in the parking lot of a desolated mountain park for an overnight hike into a clearing with a dark and chilling history. When the group arrives at the clearing they find a beautiful, peaceful space to set up camp while they debate the truth behind the tale of The Blood of Light. As the day fades into evening, some of the campers begin disappearing under mysterious circumstances and it becomes evident that The Blood of Light may be more than just a scary tale used to make the trip more exciting.
Why we need your support and where your money will go
Our funding can be broken down into two parts:
1. We have a great team of students to make up our cast and crew, but on a student budget, it can be tricky to support everyone. The funds will go towards reimbursing the costs of supporting the day to day needs of our filming including creating our special effects, cast and crew group meals, and keeping everyone hydrated on set.
2. Sacred Grounds will be submitted to film festivals for Summer/Fall 2013 and that will require a paid fee for just about every festival and those fees add up! As we get the word out about Sacred Grounds, we'll need to cover those expenses with the funding from our supporters!
Raising money to help support our film will help enhance the careers of our cast, crew and you, our contributor. Imagine how your resume will look with the title 'Executive Producer' added to your projects! Or the fact that you'll be helping students gain notoriety in the film industry and furthering their careers. It's a heart warming, bone chilling, feel good cause!
Other Ways You Can Help
It would be most helpful if you could continue to spread the word about Sacred Grounds. Ask your friends and family to support our film!
Note from our director: Marcus
Sacred Grounds is the biggest project I've taken on since starting video production back in high school (2004). Ever since I was a child, Halloween was a big deal in my household from picking our costumes to visiting haunted houses, carving pumpkins and eating candy while watching scary movies, these memories all fuel my desire to make my own horror films and scare the living day lights out of other people.
Note from our producer: Laura
Sacred Grounds marks my debut as a producer. I was incredibly enthusiastic when Marcus asked me to take part in this opportunity to dive into the film industry. Our goal is to build recognition for this film via film festivals while attracting horror fans as we produce an exceptional film.