Saturday, October 15, 2011

Curse of the Phantom Shadow!

Hey, film fans, here's a nice Halloween "heads up" for you from independent filmmaker Mark Ross. Mark currently lives in the Las Vegas area and he is in production on a short concept film called "Curse of the Phantom Shadow". The film is a personal homage from Mark, based on his appreciation for The Batman, Dick Tracy, The Phantom, The Shadow, Spy-Smasher, and Captain MidnightRoss has blended ideas from those original concepts plus elements of old-style B-movies, Republic movie serials, and pulp magazines of the 1930s/1940s. The film takes place in a stylized art deco 1948. Mark is also striving for something more than your typical "fan film", by casting professional SAG actors who have appeared in Hollywood productions. 
Until recently, he was 100% self-financed from his personal savings, but Mark is now trying to raise money to finish his film through Kickstarter. He has two ambitious upcoming shoots that require an infusion of cash to accomplish. "Curse of the Phantom Shadow" needs to film its big action scene on a green screen stage in LA, with a rented vintage 1940s tow truck. As a reminder, unlike most Kickstarter projects, Mark's film is actually in-production and largely complete. Click on the link if you're willing to help him out for as little as $1; but any contribution helps. Oh, and tell them that the Catacombs sent you!


Daniel [] said...

Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

Chuck Wells said...

You are welcome! Mark actually emailed me to do this post, so hopefully he'll get a few looks at the webpage for his film.