Alright, people, this is it. As you may well be aware because I won’t shut up about it, Ludlow is finished. It’s been slapped on a DVD and screened for some friends. In fact, I thought I’d reached a time when it would no longer rule my days and haunt my nights…and I’m sure you all thought you could just watch the fucking thing and be done with it, right? That’s nice, in theory, but…
See, the final cut of the film turned out to be a whopping 63 minutes. 63 MINUTES, a result that was rather unexpected, to say the least. After all, the script was only 20 pages.
Now, as you may notice, 63 minutes is quite close to the running time of a feature film, yes? And a wee too long a run time for a comfortable short, yes? Yes. Obviously, this only means one thing: I need to write some more, shoot some more, and make Ludlow longer. I need to expand the elastic waistband on the comfortable short(s) and make this into a feature, which will be easier to get into the grubby mitts of audiences. Stronger, faster, better!
Shannon Lark (ze star) will be back here in Los Angeles in early August. Once more, we’re going to truck out into the Mojave Desert and, barring any typical Ludlow-related shananigans, we’re gonna finish this puppy.
Donate $10 and your name gets in the credits of the film. The person who donates the most by Friday, August 7th will also receive a 16″ x 20″ painting by me, subject matter of the donor’s choosing.
Yes, I feel a bit presumptuous offering up a painting by me as a “prize”, but I have no idea what else to offer. Check out my work here to see if that’s something you’d be into.
We don’t need much money, but we do need some. All proceeds will go towards the making of Ludlow- however, should we receive money over the amount we need to finish the film, it’ll go towards whatever’s next on our slate- and Shannon and I have a good four projects lined up to make together.
Any amount will help. Alright, frankly a penny won’t help that much, but I’ll still take it and give you my eternal gratitude in return.
Now, if you’re saying “That’s all fine and good, but you haven’t shown us crap beyond that teaser trailer. What am I getting myself into? I don’t even know what this movie is about!” Well, here’s what the skinny be, as best as I can tell ya…or Heidi at Pretty/Scary can tell ya, ’cause she told it just right:
Shot in the California desert in just a few days under grueling circumstances, Ludlow‘s plot involves a woman (Shannon Lark) stalked by her abusive ex boyfriend and aided by a well-meaning sister (Elissa Dowling) which quickly turns deadly.
There you go. And here’s a little clip. Oh, this shit is NSFW, but then so is Final Girl, so…
So. Give if you can, or is you want to, even if it’s only well-wishes. Repost this or link to it on your own website and spread the indie horror love. The movie-making flame BURNS!