Blood Shed smashed its goal on Kickstarter, and you can still drop them some cash on their official website.
BLOOD SHED smashes Kickstarter target! 114% funded!
Moranic Productions announce that new short film directed by James Moran (writer of Severance,
Cockneys vs Zombies, Doctor Who, Torchwood and Spooks), starring SALLY PHILLIPS and SHAUN
DOOLEY, is successfully crowdfunded.
James Moran, Director, and Cat Davies, Producer, wrote the film together and embarked on a Kickstarter campaign in February. The team set a £10,000 target, but finished the campaign on the27th March with 166 backers and pledges totalling 114%. Now in pre-production, the film is shooting at the end of April and the team expect Blood Shed to be completed in June. There are a limited number of rewards still on sale on the film’s website, www.bloodshedfilm.com until 1st May 2017 for horror fans who missed out on the Kickstarter.
James Moran said, “I’m incredibly happy to have reached our target. It’s overwhelming to see so many people on board and wanting to be part of Blood Shed. The support of the filmmaking community, audience, and press has been wonderful. Now I actually get to make the film and work with our amazing actors – and drench them in blood. Although they might be slightly less excited than I am about this part… I can’t wait to get on set with the world’s first man-eating shed. She’s really got some personality! She is ready to be a star. And yes, all sheds are a *she*.”
Davies commented, “This is our first official writing collaboration – so this is rather a special project for us. The support we’ve had from pledgers, press, bloggers, industry bods and film enthusiasts has been amazing. Running a crowdfunding campaign is tough – nothing prepares you for the sheer blood, sweat and tears that goes into it, and the round the clock management is all-consuming. Also, no amount of research into peak times, best times to launch and end, best times to make announcements, types of perks to offer and pricing, etc. really makes much of a difference – there’s a lot of luck and a lot of random peaks and troughs along the way. All the support we had really kept us going. You all helped us to keep the faith!”
Blood Shed Synopsis:
Jack loves a bargain. And he loves sheds. When he buys suspiciously cheap second-hand parts online to build his very own dream shed, he and long-suffering wife Helen find they’ve got more than they bargained for: a killer shed with an appetite for blood. As the body count rises, and the shed’s ferocious appetite grows, Jack is faced with a horrifying dilemma. Blood Shed is a dark and twisted but laugh out loud comedy about a man-eating shed, with a Creepshow-style look and sound, synthesizer music, LOTS of Evil Dead-style blood, and comic book panels. It’s a love letter to the 80s horror anthology style, while telling a bizarre new tale with a unique monster.
Shaun Dooley stars in the upcoming BBC One drama Gunpowder alongside Kit Harington and Liv Tyler, just the latest in a hugely impressive list of credits including a Royal Television Society North Award for Best Actor for Mark of Cain. From the heartbreak of Broadchurch and the Red Riding trilogy, to the hit movies The Woman in Black, The Awakening and Eden Lake, Shaun can always be relied upon to deliver a powerhouse performance. He showed a sensitive yet terrifying side in Misfits, as well as a barnstorming singing voice, proving his range, flexibility and fiercely unpredictable edge. He’s also appeared in the TV shows DCI Banks, Ordinary Lies, Cuffs, Great Expectations, The Game, This is England ’90 and Exile.
Shaun said of Blood Shed, “As soon as I read the title it appealed to me. I grew up on horror and schlock movies and to be honest the thought of being covered in blood and entrails from a vomiting murderous shed? Well, who in their right mind would say no?”
Sally Phillips is a comedy ICON and writer instantly recognisable as one of the forces behind Channel 4’s award-winning comedy sketch show, Smack The Pony. She has also starred in the three smash hit Bridget Jones films and The Decoy Bride, which she co-wrote, and HBO’s Veep with Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Sally has been a near-constant presence on British television, from I’m Alan Partridge, to Hippies, Green Wing, Miranda, and Parents. Sally costarred in the 2016 film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, as Mrs Bennet. Since 2004, she has played the title role in the BBC Radio 4 comedy show, Clare in the Community.
James Moran, co-writer and director, will already be familiar to many fans of the horror and comedy genre through his writing on the movies Severance, Cockneys vs Zombies and Tower Block, and internationally acclaimed TV shows such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval and Spooks. His other work includes 5-time Streamy Award nominated web series Girl Number 9, and several short films which he wrote and directed, including the award-winning hit Crazy for You (Best Horror/Sci-Fi, Crystal Palace International Film Festival), starring Arthur Darvill and Hannah Tointon, which screened at huge festivals across the globe and is now part of an anthology feature film.
Cat Davies, co-writer and producer of the film, has worked professionally in production since 2005 at the BBC, ITV and as a publishing executive at BBC Worldwide managing the release of some of the UK’s biggest comedy titles. Cat is an expert in making the most of every penny and managing productions end-to-end. Catis also an award-winning filmmaker, with her last short Connie starring Catrin Stewart, playing the international festival circuit and was nominated for a prestigious iHorror award in the US. Cat is co-founder of Moranic Productions, with James.
Ben Foster (Torchwood, Thunderbirds Are Go, Happy Valley, Our Girl, Scott & Bailey, Banana), a BAFTAnominated composer, is on score duties and firing up the synths NOW!