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Friday the 13th: Game Over to Receive Fan Film Adaption

[Information lifted from the IndieGoGo campaign.]

We want to shoot a large scale fan film based on the 1989 Nintendo LJN video game.

Purple Jason, zombies attacking counselors as they save children by throwing “rocks” the enemies. Two years ago I shot a really small scale version of this concept. I ran an Indiegogo campaign asking for $1000 and folks donated. Thankfully many were very pleased with the short… except me. The film was incredibly rushed (shot in two days), under budget, did everything alone and my friends were the actors. I figured people would laugh at the ridiculous idea of a purple Jason chasing green, blue, red campers with zombies everywhere, so I didn’t take it seriously. Quite the contrary, people loved the idea and you guys even wanted a sequel! I want to make a much better, bigger, bloodier, sexier, longer film with real actors and great special effects. I want to give this another swing and again I need your help.

I want to translate the game to film. 8-Bit Jason, different color counselors, zombies, cabins, children getting rescued, the weapons in the video game, etc. The movie is set up in the 1980s. The story is pretty simple, counselors getting killed in creative horrifying grotesque ways by Jason and the zombies. Two endings: In one ending a female counselor wins and in the other “you and your friends are dead”. I want it to feel like Fulci and Carpenter got together to make this movie.

Since I want to make a more professional slick looking film this time I will need $13,000. I want to make a 13-15 minute short and each minute cost about $1000. The money will be used for: gas, actors, special effects, props, crew, fog, equipment and unexpected costs. I also, want to hire artists to help me with the creation of posters and publicity. This is a fixed funding project, so either we do this right or we do something else in the future. Jason deserves a kick ass fun bloody film and I need you guys to help me make this happen.

To donate to this campaign, please click here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/friday-the-13th-game-over–2#/

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)