Many thanks to everyone for bringing us to over 53,000 EUR in around 40 days! Thanks to you we have become the third-highest crowdfunding of an independent film project in Germany (“Adolf” 119,000 EUR / “Hotel Desire” 175,000 EUR).
Unfortunately it’s not enough yet to make this film happen. Thus, we have decided to reset this campaign ahead of time and … give up?
Nein! We we are going to restructure and relaunch this campaign in June. More about this in our latest video update:
Please consider investing! Here is the link to our information page where you can get in touch with us about this new opportunity:
It’s awesome to see the mutual support by the Lovecraft fan community and this is why we’d like to give a shoutout for “Whispers from the Shadow”. Marx Pyle of GenreTainment and Mike Davis of Lovecraft eZine are funding Lovecraftian short films on Kickstarter. They have already cast Doug Jones (“Hellboy”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”) and Katie Parker (“Absentia”). Please have a look and consider supporting them, too.
We have finally surpassed the 40,000 EUR mark – a big thank you goes out to Matthias Schützner for the strong final push! He’s the first to choose the Seer Council perk and thus will attend a test screening of the film long before others will see it. It’s also a chance to learn a lot about the filmmaking process and give feedback to help us shaping the final version.
That’s all still up in the air, though. Now it’s time to release new artworks and since we haven’t shown any creatures yet, we picked Silke Czarny‘s rendition of a Shantak and some of her sketches. Silke is a biologist and therefor brings a lot of knowledge into her illustrations. She moved to a town in the Swabian-Franconian Forest to work there, quite close to where “Die Farbe” takes place. We already warned her not to drink the tap water… Releasing “Die Farbe” for free was a huge success by the way: we had more than 16,000 viewers and received many enthusiastic reviews.
A beautiful beast, isn’t it? Well, and that’s one of the many reasons why we have to ask for so much money. Shantak birds don’t get off the ground that easily.
Speaking of beauty – we have set up dream.the-dreamlands.com now as a shortcut address to our campaign page, it’s easier to share and remember if you talk about our project with someone.
And speaking of spreading the word: since 770 contributors was aimed to high we now lowered that social goal to 33% of the funding goal. This means the release of “Fiery Shadows”, the missing part between Teaser #1 and #2 is close at hand, only 4% missing!
We have partnered with Red Wasp Design and beefed up our 50 EUR perk! You now not only get the soundtrack and the audio book of one of the Dream Cycle stories, but also access to “Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land” – an award-winning Lovecraftian strategy game set in the trenches of World War I for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Everyone who has contributed more than 50 EUR receives this, too!