First, huge respect to the ambitious fool, Jamie McKeller for crafting the coolest Kickstarter promotional video I’ve ever seen. For the record, I’ve seen a lot. Second, you have to watch his award-winning piece, The Book Club, which was initially planned to be an ongoing web series, but – assuming we genre fanatics get behind the project and donate a few coins – will be transformed into what looks like a balls-out, insanely cool feature film that gore freaks and fans of dark comedy are going to adore.
We’re going to give you a look at the first episode of the web series, and then we’re going to give you a look at Jamie’s Kickstarter video, and finally, we’re going to implore you to donate to this one. This is a film that has success written all over it, and that’s pretty damn impressive, considering it hasn’t even been made yet!
Here’s the web series episode:
Now here’s the awesome Kickstarter video (seriously, watch it – it actually inspires a desire to donate):
Now here’s our plea: Please, consider opening this door for a filmmaker who looks passionate, relateable and best of all, genuinely talented! I want to see The Book Club as a feature film, and you should, as well!
You can hit the Kickstarter page and help make bloody history right here!
Oh yeah, just for giggles, here’s some valuable info from the official press release:
Chester Mapleforth has seceded his cul de sac from the UK and the first thing that he did was to make murder legal. But only if it’s kept within the postcode. A small film crew find themselves trapped in the neighbourhood and have no option but to record the terrible, awful events that unfold over the last six months of “Chestersberg.”
It’s The Great British Bake Off meets Silence of the Lambs.
The Book Club is the first feature length film from award winning British independent filmmakers RedShirt Films. It’s an ambitious project stuffed with classic horror practical effects and is being funded through an all or nothing Kickstarter campaign that runs until June 28th in an attempt to raise the relatively small budget of £25,000. The Kickstarter is full to the brim with great perks and rewards, such as the opportunity to have head and body casts done for practical special effects, set visits, secret message groups, premiere tickets and of course digital rewards such as the score and access to an online screener of the film once complete. If successful, the project will commence filming in July 2017, with a completion date of February 2018. The film will then be submitted into horror festivals and events across the world, such as Frightfest, Screamfest, Dead by Dawn and The British Horror Film Festival with the ultimate goal of seeking distribution, both physical and online.
The project has just cast star of Primeval, Alice and Lucky Man Andrew Lee Potts and are in conversation with several other actors from the world of British TV and Film.
Audiences can expect nothing but the finest in disgraceful special effects and comedy splatter filled blood and guts, as previously seen in award winning webseries I Am Tim Helsing and short film The Final Girl, which was praised by acclaimed horror director Eli Roth.