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    Let’s start a secret cult!

    Anyone out there who would like to offer his or her help? We have made flyers for our crowdfunding campaign and it would take much workload from us if you could spread them in your local area for us. We’re thinking of film festivals, cinema theaters, book and gaming stores, role-playing events, observatories, obscure brain research debates… whereever someone could be interested in this project!

    If you can spend some time in the next few weeks to talk to theater and store owners and alike to convince them to support “The Dreamlands” by putting those flyers on display, just raise your hand, contact us and we will send you a bunch. All Preaching Cultists will receive a gift from us during production for honoring the Outer Gods by this way!

    (Artwork by Steve Santiago, one of our Visionaries)


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    Go to Indiegogo

    We have decided to move our campaign to Indiegogo, the world’s second largest crowdfunding platform after Kickstarter. It was just too complicated to fulfill Kickstarter’s regulations where a US bank account is mandatory. It would have meant much paperwork. And we would have needed counsel by an attorney to avoid tax issues.

    Indiegogo hasn’t seen many Lovecraftian and only a couple of bigger film projects yet, but their international orientation is actually really helpful for us. Whereas Kickstarter only allowed backing by credit card, Indiegogo is based on PayPal, which is much more comfortable for Europeans (credit cards aren’t as widespread here as in North America).

    So when do we start? We have to do some remaining paperwork and set up our campaign page in the next few days. Expect us to finally launch in a week or two. See you soon!


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    Visionary: FuFu Frauenwahl

    Meet another illustrator from our circle of visionaries: FuFu Frauenwahl (yes, it’s an alias, no one really knows where it comes from) is a German-American comicbook artist and illustrator currently living in Berlin. He was born in 1974, studied graphic design in Nuremberg, Germany and comicbook art (“la BD”) in Angoulême, France. His main focus lies in narrative formats, with a strong tendency towards the weird and the fantastic. He has worked on many games (RPGs and computer games), books, films and stage productions.

    Cthulhu Variation

    Cthulhu Variation

    Introspection

    Introspection

    RPG Illustration

    RPG Illustration

    RPG Illustration

    RPG Illustration

    www.fufufrauenwahl.com

    Just recently he has been featured in the latest VIRUS magazine, talking about his new game Zombory and also “The Dreamlands”. Currently he is very busy working on several artworks for our film, soon you will get a glimpse of what’s to come!

    Oh and by the way – today marks the 77th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s death. Let’s commemorate this dreamlandish number with this animated graphic by FuFu Frauenwahl:

    H.P. Lovecraft


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    Our Man in Hollywood

    In this month’s Nautilus magazine you can find a two-pages interview with director Huan Vu where he talks about this project. He also mentioned the latest addition to our crew – experienced special makeup effects artist Dave Snyder, who worked on big feature films like the last two “Star Trek” movies or “Pirates of the Caribbean”. A tremendous Lovecraft fan, he also participated in “The Whisperer in Darkness” by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society and thus Huan Vu and Jan Roth had the chance to talk to him at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Dave liked “Die Farbe” very much and expressed that he would love to contribute to the next film project, if there should be one.

    Soon we will find out if that’s going to be the case! We can only say that we’re very excited and that we’re looking forward to work with such an expert in his field.


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    Over the Ocean

    Currently Kickstarter is only open for creators based in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. That’s why we asked Brian Callahan, festival director of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon in Portland, Oregon to help us setting things up. Brian just recently finished the Kickstarter campaign for the next festival successfully and will clear the way for us in the next few days. Due to some important preparations that we still have to do, we cannot launch our campaign as planned on March 1st, though. We need at least a full week to be ready, so please stay tuned!


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    Into the Abyss

    Our third teaser trailer for “The Dreamlands” is dedicated to visionary artist Zdzisław Beksiński who died today 9 years ago. Will his works never be forgotten.

    In two weeks we will launch our crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Please share this teaser trailer and support us!


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    Arkham Insiders

    The German podcasters from Arkham Insiders held an interview with director Huan Vu about “Die Farbe” and “The Dreamlands”. Check it out if you can understand German (audio quality isn’t perfectly good though)!


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    Berlin Calling

    Last wednesday our third teaser trailer had its premiere at the Genrenale in Berlin. What did the audience think? Let’s have a look:


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    Researching costumes

    Next up is Hannah Deuss, our costume designer. Yes, she’s really an archaeologist. And yes, it fits perfectly to our project!


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    Genrenale

    This Wednesday we are going to premiere “Into the Abyss” – the third teaser trailer for “The Dreamlands” – at the second Genrenale in Berlin. This special film festival is dedicated to German genre movies, hoping to resurrect an almost lost film culture in a nation that has long forgotten how to pronounce Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.