Though you may not know his name, there’s a good chance you’ve seen and enjoyed one or both of Jon Knautz’s two debut efforts. He came onto the scene in 2007 with the hilarious Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and proved he could do more than horror comedy with 2010’s The Shrine.
Now, Knautz is working on a third horror flick, and he needs your help. Read on!
Knautz has just launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the funds needed to bring his next film to life, which is titled The Dark Side of Venus. Described as a thriller, it centers on a troubled stripped named Venus, whose life is upended in the wake of her boyfriend shacking up with another woman. Disturbed to begin with, she soon spirals into a state of maddening psychosis.
The fund runs through May 20th, and Knautz and his team are looking to raise $20,000 to cover costs for things like sound design, color correction, and final mix. As far as the other money is concerned, Knautz assures that all credit cards have been maxed out and all loans taken out. It is us, the fans, who will ultimately determine whether or not those cameras start rolling.
You can learn all about The Dark Side of Venus over on Facebook and head over to the Indiegogo campaign to lend a helping hand. Perks for donating include a digital download of the completed film, producer credits, and even a special dinner with Knautz himself.
Check out the campaign’s pitch video below!
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