Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding platforms are a divisive beast. On one hand, they’re abused by the upper echelons of the film industry, allowing deep-pocketed ‘filmmakers’ the choice to risk the money of their trusted fan base rather than their own.
But on the other hand, it gives grassroots talent the opportunity to actually gain a budget and make content, where normally they may have struggled to do so.
It’s a saturated market for sure, and we only wish we could dedicate more time to promoting all the indie horror projects we see come through. But we recently learned that the team behind the award-winning Dogged have launched the campaign for their next horror feature: Nefarious.
They’re off to a cracking start too, receiving 15% of their £20,000 goal in the first 72 hours of the launch and will run until 18th May.
Following the success of Dogged (which will be released later this year in North America & the UK on DVD & VOD by Left Films), the team have embarked on another
ambitious feature film project, and they’re hoping for lots more support from the horror community to get it made.
Taking quite a different turn from the folk-horror sub-genre on this occasion, Nefarious centres on a home invasion which goes horrifically wrong and leaves the protagonists fighting for their lives against a predator of monstrous proportions.
The film promises to focus on themes relating to real world current issues including poverty & the class divide, mental health and sexual manipulation, and boasts a cast horror fans will be familiar with in Toby Wynn-Davies (Escape From Cannibal Farm, Dogged) and star of the hit CryptTV short film The Birch, Aaron Thomas Ward.
The team have promised some imaginative & gory practical effects, combined with a very character driven story which should appeal to horror fans everywhere.
If you’d like to take a look at their campaign on Kickstarter, and maybe even contribute to getting this film made, check it out here.
The best of luck to all involved!