THE TORMENT OF LAURIE ANN CULLOM

A feature length horror film set in 1988. Inspired by true events.
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Mark Dossett
Film
Casselberry, Florida
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Set in 1988 long before cell phones and the internet were common household items.Laurie Ann Cullom who suffers from agoraphobia after being brutally attacked in a mall parking lot is now housebound.Her fear of the outside world is nothing compared to what she soon finds inside her own house.

What makes this film so special?

I got tired of working on other peoples projects that were lifeless and nothing I would ever want to watch myself. So I came up with my own. This is the first of 3 feature film projects I hope to create.

A lot of horror movies today rely on CG effects and gore to either scare you or just gross you out and pile up the bodies. This film will be more about how you "the audience" connects with the main character and get sucked into the story vs how much blood we can splash on the screen. But make no mistake..... there will be blood....just look at what we shot so far. Movies that have inspired me over the years to make a horror film are THE SHINING,HALLOWEEN,THE STRANGERS and HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, along with the french horror films THEM,HIGH TENSION and INSIDE.

I plan to do for houses what JAWS did for the ocean.....make you think twice before going in!

What We Need & What You Get

I am trying to raise the full amount during this campaign to meet film festival deadlines for next year. $30,000 will cover all the cost involved in getting this movie shot/edited/promoted and out to festivals for hopefully a distribution deal. If we do not raise the full amount we will shoot as much as we can and find another way to raise the rest of the funds for this project. This however is not the ideal way to shoot a project and will create more hurdles to overcome. It will also drive up costs because we will now have to rent gear and locations all over again and be at the mercy of peoples availabilty.

The storyline and characters that I have created are just too good to let sit on a shelf....or ...actually in a PDF file.     

My main goal besides making a cult classic horror film is to also create jobs for people in the process. There are so many talented people in this field who are doing work for free just to get their name out there. I believe you can still get your name out there and also be able to put gas in your car and food on your table while doing it. My goal is to pay my cast and crew because it will not only be good for them but great for you ...the audience. Having a committed and well fed cast and crew is an easy way to gaurantee the best performance out of everyone involved!

I plan to hire:  5 Actors (2 Leads and 3 Supports) 

                     4 Crew members (Sound,Lighting,Continuity Supervisor and PA)   

I will be directing and editing......it's what I love doing!

        THE REST OF THE MONEY WILL BE SPENT ON:               

  • Equipment rentals (camera lens's,lighting,sound,truck rental)
  • Insurance for cast and crew/rentals/permits
  • Food for 10 people for 2 weeks...that includes myself as director/camerman
  • Location permits and house rental
  • Post production (sound design, score and mixdown)
  • Film festival submissions 
  • Promotional materials (lobby cards,posters,dvd's)
  • Thank you rewards for you!

 

I have set up some unique rewards for everyone involved. Everything from a personal thank you on 3 of your social networks to a dvd copy and autographed poster...... all the way to a walk on role in the film and opening credit. 

Everyone who contributes will receive a download link of the completed film.  

Other Ways You Can Help

 Besides making a pledge, the next important thing is to spread the word! Please tell all your friends about this project, share it on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.....blogs and websites.That will be a huge help in making this campaign successfull!

If you have read all the way down to this line then please allow me to thank you in advance for not only your time but your consideration for helping fund this project!

Oh yeah........Happy Halloween!!!! I wrote this at 10:25pm on 10/31/12

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This campaign ended on December 21, 2012
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  • $5USD
    STREET TEAM THANK YOU

    You will get a digital download link as a thank you. Every little bit helps.....

    2 claimed
  • $10USD
    SOCIAL NETWORK THANK YOU

    Along with a download link of the movie, I will also send you a thank you to 3 of your social networks: facebook,twitter,pintrest,linkedin,google +,your own blog or website and yes.... even myspace.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $25USD
    END CREDIT / DVD THANK YOU

    Same as above but will also include you in a end credit thank you at the end of the movie.You will also receive a DVD copy. (available once movie is completed)

    5 claimed
  • $50USD
    YOUTUBE THANK YOU

    Same as above and I will also shoot a 30 second thank you video with included teaser trailer and post it in your choice of 3 places.

    0 claimed
  • $75USD
    POSTER THANK YOU

    Same as above but will include a 18'' X 24" movie poster.

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  • $100USD
    AUTOGRAPHED THANK YOU

    Same as above but with autographed 18" X 24" movie poster by the director (me) and cast.

    1 claimed
  • $200USD
    TAKE HOME PERK

    Same as above plus an autographed prop by cast and crew from the movie.

    0 claimed
  • $300USD
    I JUST CALLED PERK

    Same as above plus a phone call from me thanking you for your support and talking about whatever you want!

    0 claimed
  • $400USD
    CAST VIDEO PERK

    Same as above plus a video from the cast thanking you for your support!

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  • $500USD
    TELECOMMUTE THANK YOU

    Same as above....BUT....we will put your picture on the wall where it will be seen in the movie. If we get too many $500 pledges we will put them around the house and also in a photo album that Laurie can flip thru during the phone call scene. Won't be a closeup shot but you will be able to tell it's you. (I will be using a wide angle lens for this shot..thats how I know.)

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    CLOSE UP and IMDb CREDIT

    Same as all the above .....EXCEPT... your picture will appear in a closeup shot on the fridge 2 times in the movie, one splatterd with blood! *****I can guarantee 5 people will have space for this shot. If no more space is available we will get you a closeup shot in the photo album or on the wall or by the phone. You will also get an IMDb credit as Associate Producer on www.imdb.com

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  • $2,500USD
    CAMEO and IMDb CREDIT

    You will get.....all of the above plus your name in the Opening Titles along with a walk on in the movie. We are shooting in Orlando. In case you can't make it to Orlando we will use your voice (via recorded phone call) on Laurie's answering machine as either her mom,dad or concerned friend. You will also get an IMDb credit as Co Producer on www.imdb.com

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