SHADOW BOUND

SHADOW BOUND is a five episode black-and-white silent horror web series in the vein of H.P. Lovecraft and the iconic silent horror films from the 1920s.
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Nathan Shelton
Video / Web
Springfield, Missouri
United States
5 Team Members

SHADOW BOUND The Web Series

SHADOW BOUND is a five episode black-and-white silent horror web series created by Nathan Shelton. The series follows famed horror writer, Jack Pickman, as he returns to his childhood home after the mysterious death of his estranged father. Jack finds his brother institutionalized in an asylum and later discovers evidence insisting that his father’s last case may have been to blame for his untimely death. Jack sets out with his two childhood friends to uncover the truth about the strange happenings in Veritas. However, as their investigation unfolds, Jack finds himself in a desperate race to save the world from an ancient evil emerging from the shadows.

SHADOW BOUND takes place in the faded remains of the once great Roaring Twenties in the mythic city of Veritas. It is an old place. A place with a long memory. A city of shadows and hidden terrors long forgotten by the modern world of the 1930s. And sometimes, as viewers discover, the shadows hide things best left forgotten.     

Our Goal

The SHADOW BOUND cast and crew aim to create a unique and original horror experience. SHADOW BOUND will be a black-and-white silent horror serial with homages to many elements of the original 1920s silent masterpieces; however, it is not a strict recreation of that style. By using HD video technology, guerilla filmmaking techniques, and a mixture of practical and computer generated special effects, we can create a truly terrifying and visceral tale for the modern audience with SHADOW BOUND.

Even with a modest budget, the skills, ingenuity, and expertise of our talented cast and crew will make SHADOW BOUND look and feel like a million dollar production. We are excited to invite you to join us in the creation of this amazing series. Every additional dollar we raise through this campaign will make SHADOW BOUND even more spectacular with better props, costumes, sets, and special effects. Every dollar we raise will go into the production of this web series and its subsequent distribution.

Once SHADOW BOUND is complete, we will release it to Vimeo and YouTube for public viewing as well as enter it into film festivals throughout the world.

Who We Are

ARCANE PRODUCTIONS and the talented crew of the SHADOW BOUND project are a group of filmmakers and actors currently based in Springfield, Missouri who have many years of experience in film, television, and theatre production between them.

Nathan Shelton (Creator, Executive Producer) is an accomplished actor and award-winning director and special effects designer who has worked on everything from Oscar award-winning films (Winter’s Bone) to theatrical productions of Dracula, Evil Dead: The Musical, and his own stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead. Visit his website here. www.nathanshelton.com

Bryan Arata (Musical Score) lives in Los Angeles and works with 20th Century Fox, aiding in the composition of music for Family Guy and American Dad as well as working on films such as Live Free or Die Hard. See more of his work here.

Jason Brasier (Episode One Director, Consultant) is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of online content and film. He is co-owner of American Wasteland Entertainment whose focus is on web series development and film productions. AWE’s portfolio includes Drifter: Broken Road and Stage Fright, both critically acclaimed productions. Check them out here.

Garrett Tripp (Episode Two Director) is an accomplished director and producer who has received a College Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work on the award-winning web series, "Epilogue". He recently had his short film, "Komisch”, in the Short Film Corner at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Dan Smiley (Series Director of Photography/ Cinematographer) is the owner of SmileyFace Productions and has worked on the award winning web series Epilogue, and the short film Komish which screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.  Some of his other projects include films like Venute, At the Top of My Lungs and many others, including Night of the Living Dead: Live On Stage with Nathan Shelton.  Check out his website at www.danieltsmiley.com

How You Can Join The Project And Help Spread The Word

Even if you cannot contribute to this fundraising campaign (even a single dollar helps!), you can always help by simply spreading the word about SHADOW BOUND. Share this page on Facebook or Twitter and like our page on Facebook for the latest photos, information, and updates about the production.

Rewards

$1 – Thanks On The SHADOW BOUND Website

Have your name on our website, thanking you for your contribution.

$10 – HD Download Of The Web Series And Behind The Scenes Bonus Material

Get an HD digital download of the entire series for yourself! Also, gain access to exclusive behind the scenes content like interviews, video diaries, photos, and more that others will not have access to!

$20 – SHADOW BOUND Original Soundtrack

All of the previous rewards plus get a high quality download of the soundtrack, as composed by the amazing, Bryan Arata. This includes the title song “Meet Me in the Shadows.”

$25 – SHADOW BOUND Script On PDF

All of the previous rewards and get PDFs of the shooting scripts of Shadow Bound. Each script will be released after the premiere of that particular episode. Beware, reading them can cause madness!

$30 – “Veritas, You're Home!” Postcard

All of the previous rewards and receive a postcard from Veritas signed by Jack Pickman. Don’t you wish you were in the shadows of Veritas?

Veritas City Postcard

$50 – SHADOW BOUND Film Poster And Veritas Newspaper

All of the previous rewards plus a 1920s style film poster of SHADOW BOUND signed by the cast and crew and a copy of the Veritas Herald newspaper featured in the series, plus all of the previous rewards.

$75 – SHADOW BOUND Cast And Crew T-Shirt

Receive an official SHADOW BOUND cast and crew t-shirt (the very same worn by the production team), plus all previous rewards.

$100 – Signed Scripts Of The Entire Series

Get a bound copy of all five scripts signed by the creator of SHADOW BOUND with a sketch of the infamous occult symbol featured in the series, plus all of the previous rewards. 

$250 – The Mystery Prop!

The mystery of Veritas revolves around a single object. If you back SHADOW BOUND at this level, you will receive a high quality reproduction of this terrifying object, along with all of the previous rewards. If you are a horror fan, you will want this item!

$500 – Associate Producer

We will list you as an Associate Producer for SHADOW BOUND in the credits and on the website and IMDB, plus all previous rewards. This will permanently bind your name to the shadows with us

$1,000 – Producer

We will list you as Producer along with ARCANE PRODUCTIONS and SMILEY FACE PRODUCTIONS in the credits, on the website and IMDB, AND on all publicity materials for distribution and festivals, plus all of the previous rewards. You will be informed of festival statuses and will personally be invited to any and all public showings of SHADOW BOUND. (You will be invited via email. Please note that we will not pay travel expenses or personal costs.)

$2,500 – Commission A Slent Short Film!

Become a silent film producer and commission the SHADOW BOUND crew for a one-minute silent film. We reserve the right to refuse certain topics or themes for the film, so contact us first to make sure we can bring your vision to life. This status of KING OF THE SHADOWS still also receives all of the previous rewards.

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  • $1USD
    Thanks!

    Have your name on our website, thanking you for your contribution.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $10USD
    Exclusive HD download!

    Get an HD digital download of the entire series for yourself! Also gain access to exclusive behind the scenes content like interviews, video diaries, photos, and more that others will not have access to!

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $20USD
    SHADOW BOUND Soundtrack

    All of the previous rewards plus get a high quality download of the film score soundtrack, as composed by the amazing, Bryan Arata. This includes the title song, “Meet Me In The Shadows.”

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25USD
    Scripts On PDF

    Get PDFs of the 5 shooting scripts of SHADOW BOUND plus all of the previous rewards. Each script will be released after the premiere of that particular episode. Beware: reading them can cause madness!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $30USD
    Veritas Postcard

    All of the previous rewards and receive a postcard from Veritas signed by Jack Pickman. Don’t you wish you were in the shadows of Veritas?

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $50USD
    Film Poster and Newspaper

    All of the previous rewards plus a 1920s style film poster of Shadow Bound signed by the cast and crew and a copy of the Veritas Herald newspaper featured in the series.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $75USD
    Cast And Crew T-Shirt

    Receive an official SHADOW BOUND cast and crew t-shirt (the very same worn by the production team), plus all of the previous rewards.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    Signed Scripts

    Get a bound copy of all five scripts signed by the creator of SHADOW BOUND with a sketch of the infamous occult symbol featured in the series, plus all of the previous rewards.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $250USD
    The Mystery Prop!

    The mystery of Veritas revolves around a single object. If you back SHADOW BOUND at this level, you will receive a high quality reproduction of this terrifying object, along with all of the previous rewards. If you are a horror fan, you will want this item!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500USD
    Associate Producer

    We will list you as Associate Producer for SHADOW BOUND in the credits and on the website and IMDB, plus all of the previous rewards. This will permanently bind your name to the shadows with us!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Producer

    We will list you as Producer along with ARCANE PRODUCTIONS and SMILEY FACE PRODUCTIONS in the credits, on the website, AND on all publicity materials for distribution and festivals, plus all of the previous rewards. You will be informed of festival statuses and will personally be invited to any and all public showings of SHADOW BOUND. (You will be invited via email. Please note that we will not pay travel expenses or personal costs.)

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $2,500USD
    Commission A Silent Short Film

    Become a silent film producer and commission the SHADOW BOUND crew for a one minute silent film. We reserve the right to refuse certain topics or themes for the film, so contact us first to make sure we can bring your vision to life. This status of KING OF THE SHADOWS also still receives all of the previous rewards.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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