Rewards updated! Some of the new, WAY better priced rewards.
$2) Cast & Crew postcard sent to your house
$5) SD/iPod digital download
$15) HD download & Behind the scenes
$20) Death Pact DVD (down from $50)
$25) Death Pact Blu-Ray (didn't exist)
$60) Death Pact Deluxe Blu-Ray/It'll Happen/Spyware Triple pack (we're throwing in our last two films in with the mega exclusive deluxe Blu-ray)
Hi everyone, I'm working on a Bay Area feature film called Death Pact, it's based on the true stories of the serial killers, Leonard Lake and Charles Ng.
Anyway, we need help. The director, Grant Richards, put up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the last quarter of the budget. He's been going insane for the past two weeks (as Kickstarter projects usually tend to do that to you) wondering why we've got nearly 100 likes on facebook but only a handful of backers. I tried telling him that Kickstarter projects don't really take off until it gets really down to the wire, but he's still concerned.
On a different note, he just sold his Canon XL-H1 to buy a Scarlet. He's had that 1080i Mini DV...camcorder...for a little over 6 years. He's shot much of his recent work with it, including his past two feature films It'll Happen and Spyware. Both films were really well made except for one fatal flaw. They both look like a 60i daytime soap opera. After six years of becoming frustrated over how "mickey mouse" his features looked, he set out raising money so he could do his third feature film with no compromises. He was planning on buying a Panasonic AF-100 to replace his aging Canon, yet after showing him the versatility, upgradeability, and performance per dollar that RED offers, he agreed it was a better investment to spend the big bucks and get into the RED system.
I feel like this film is an example of what RED wanted to acheive with the Scarlet. RED didn't want to make a DSLR killer. Canon already takes care of DSLR killing it's own DSLRs—rather—whereas EPIC and R1 were aimed at capturing the big budget market, Scarlet was aimed at bringing that same quality, resolution, and R3DCODE RAW down to the independent, sub-$1M level (not the youtube level, as some 3K for $3K complainers might argue). This is where we're at: $100,000k budget, most of it's covered, but there's still $25,000 left to be raised. We could film it for less, sure, but then it wouldn't have the production value we're aiming for.
So whether you support indie thrillers that don't shove gore and blood in your face, or perhaps if you support a feature being shot in NorCal, or maybe you just want the whole world to be SHOT ON RED, then I hope you could pledge a few bucks we'd really appreciate it!