Thursday, April 7, 2016

Scythe Kickstarter

Award winning writer/director Jim Rothman (I'm Not Matt Damon, Going Down There, Minutes) has created his fourth short film SCYTHE, which he plans to make into a feature film through a successful Kickstarter campaign, that is currently underway.  The feature film SCYTHE is a psychological slasher/thriller in the spirit of Halloween, Saw & films directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock.  Jim's film will modernize the slasher genre and have a human-interest, dramatic element that takes the time to focus on developing three dimensional characters that "actually have lives, that we actually care about." Painstaking research was utilized to avoid the annoying, eye-rolling horror film cliques the slasher genre is known for. The film is suspense-based, intensity-based, fear-based, not gore-based.  The feature budget is $100,000. Jim and his team have already raised the first $50,000. They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise another $50,000. The success of the campaign will allow them to shoot the film this year.  The short version of SCYTHE premiered at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. On April 8th, it will be screening at the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival. Next month, it will screen at the Things 2 Fear Film Festival in Dallas TX.  

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