THE B.C. BUTCHER - A Prehistoric Slasher!

"The B.C. Butcher" is a 16mm slasher set in prehistoric times! Watch the first scene here and help us make it into a feature!
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Kansas Bowling
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
3 Team Members

What is The B.C. Butcher?

"The B.C. Butcher" is a girl-gang slasher film set in prehistoric times. It is feature length and shot entirely on 16mm color negative film. My name is Kansas Bowling and I am the director. I have loved horror films all my life, and now at age 17, I am directing my own. With a script written by Kenzie Givens and I, a great cast, and a rock 'n' roll soundtrack provided by The Ugly Kids, the first slasher to ever be set in prehistoric times will be unlike any horror film ever made!

The video above is the first scene of the film. It features the tribe of cavewomen sacrificing one of their members, Dina, for betraying them. Later on in the script, a monster finds Dina's dead body and falls in love with her. The monster wants to avenge her death and spends the film picking off the cavewomen responsible for Dina's death one by one. But the fun won't end there! Not only will this film have cavewomen and a prehistoric creature, it will feature amputations, decapitations, buff men in loincloths, psychedelic dream sequences, a live performance by The Ugly Kids, and much, much, much more!!!

But first... we need the funding!

What We Need & What You Get

BUDGET

The amount we are asking for is $10,400. But this is just to cover the bare essentials. Here is how the budget breaks down:

  • $5,064 - FILM COSTS! - Even though shooting on 16mm looks beautiful and is extremely worth it, it is very expensive. The price written will cover the costs of buying, processing, and developing 110 minutes of film from Spectra Film and Video (including tax).
  • $400 - Audio Equipment - We are planning on a ten day shoot with a boom pole and digital audio recording rented for $40 a day. 
  • $1,500 - Camera Rentals - 16mm camera, lenses, tripods, etc. rented for $150 a day, 10 day shoot.
  • $750 - Food - An unavoidable cost. We're averaging at $75 a day to feed our cast and crew.
  • $443 - Costumes and Props - For costumes, I will just do what I did for the first scene and hunt through Goodwill to find anything animal print to create my own costumes, which didn't turn out to be expensive. But later on in the film, we'll need to make prehistoric instruments (guitar made out of a tortoise shell, etc.), fake snakes, lots of bones, a fake head, and all the good stuff you can't find at your local thrift store.
  • $200 - Monster Costume - This will cover all of the costs for creating the monster! Not going to reveal too much here, because the monster will be a surprise!

All of this adds up to $8,157. We are shooting for $10,000 to cover any advertising, film festival entries, unexpected costs, etc., and the extra $400 is for indiegogo's cut. 

PERKS

We have an amazing list of perks! For as little as $5, you can be personally thanked on our facebook, tumblr, and twitter pages, and for just $25, you can have your name in the credits of the film and on imdb! You can view our list to the right, which also includes a digital copy of the script, autographs, movie props, premier invites, roles in the film, and even BIG titles such as executive producer and producer!

The Talent

We have many talented people attached to this film. Please take a moment to read about them!

    KADEEM HARDISON as the NARRATOR

Kadeem Hardison is an accomplished actor with over 70 IMDB credits. He is most famous for his role as Dwane Wayne on the sitcom A Different World. He's also been in films such as White Men Can't Jump, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362429/

    LEILANI FIDELER as NEANDRA

Leilani Fideler is rising star, recently playing the character Heather Perez in Pretty Little Liars. Her tough demeanor and commanding presence bring Neandra the barbaric edge needed to lead a tribe of cavewomen!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3612769/

    ALEXIS CODDING as ANACONDA (OR ANA)

Alexis Codding is no stranger to the horror world, for she has already acted in various horror films and shorts, including Neron and Voodoo! As Neandra's sassy sidekick, Alexis delivers a venomous performance!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3922068/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

http://www.alexiscodding.com/

    COLETTE STONE as BAMBA

Colette Stone is already an accomplished model and an up-and-coming actress with credits such as CSI and The Hangover Part III. And now she is playing BAMBA, the blind heretic of the tribe - the one they should have listened to!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5416674/

http://colettestone.tumblr.com/

    ANNIE MILLIGAN as POPPY

Annie Milligan is a trained actress with an Associate of Arts degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She's acted in over a dozen plays and is now starting in film! Annie plays Poppy, the timid young member who isn't as innocent as they all think!

http://anniemilligan.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5325241/

    LAUREN CROWELL as DINA

Lauren Crowell an up-and-coming star, already featured in various commercials, plays, and TV shows, including Glee. Lauren plays Dina, who sadly is murdered in the first scene... But will she come back?!

http://www.laurencrowellonline.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5909924/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


DIRECTED by KANSAS BOWLING

WRITTEN by KANSAS BOWLING and KENZIE GIVENS

Kansas and Kenzie met in high school and wrote "The B.C. Butcher" together. Now, Kenzie is living in Portland, Oregon where she attends college. Kansas lives in Los Angeles and spends her time working on this film! They both have experience shooting 16mm together.

 


(left - Kansas, right - Kenzie)

EDITED by JOHN IRWIN

John Irwin is an award-winning director and editor. Check out his website here!

http://www.john-irwin.com/

SHOT by TOMOAKI IWAKURA

Tomoaki Iwakura is cinematographer experienced shooting both film and digital.

http://summerstorm18.wix.com/tomoaki

SOUNDTRACK by THE UGLY KIDS

The Ugly Kids are an LA rock group with great songs like "With You" and "Where I'm Going". Listen to their full first album on bandcamp!

http://theuglykids.bandcamp.com/

Press

BADASS DIGEST

http://www.badassdigest.com/2013/10/13/help-make-the-bc-butcher-a-shot-on-16mm-caveman-slasher

FANGORIA

http://www.fangoria.com/new/young-director-crowdfunds-16mm-cavewomen-slasherthe-b-c-butcher/

HORROR SOCIETY

http://www.horrorsociety.com/2013/10/14/fundraising-the-b-c-butcher/

PLANET ETHERIA

http://www.planetetheria.com/kansas-bowlings-b-c-butcher-prehistoric-slasher/

B-MOVIE FILM VAULT - ARTICLE

http://www.bmoviefilmvault.com/the-b-c-butcher-the-worlds-first-prehistoric-slasher-film/

B-MOVIE FILM VAULT - INTERVIEW WITH KANSAS BOWLING!

http://www.bmoviefilmvault.com/butchering-prehistory-an-interview-with-director-kansas-bowling/

GOON REVIEWS

http://thegiallogoon.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/help-fund-the-b-c-butcher/

BAD MOVIE REALM

http://badmovierealm.com/blog-post/help-fund-the-b-c-butcher/#.UmwOjGC9Fdc

HORROR HOUNDS

http://horrorhounds.net/?p=570

DAILY GRINDHOUSE - INTERVIEW WITH KANSAS BOWLING!

http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/17-year-old-director-kansas-bowling-b-c-butcher/

BLOOD SUCKING GEEK

http://bloodsuckinggeek.com/kickstart-bc-butcher-prehistoric-slasher/

THE BLOG WITCH PROJECT

http://theblogwitchproject.tumblr.com/post/67150350970/prehistoric-slasher-needs-you


Other Ways You Can Help

If you don't have any money to spare but you still want to see this film made, there are other ways for you to help! You can like, share, retweet, and reblog us at the following pages:

www.facebook.com/thebcbutcher

www.twitter.com/theBCbutcher

www.thebcbutcher.tumblr.com


Any questions? Comments? Let us know!

thebcbutcher@gmail.com


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