‘Horse’ Kickstarts for Support11 Jun, 2012 By: Maribel Castañeda
Independent filmmaker Chad Ferrin pledged a goal of $100,000 on Kickstarter.com to launch his fifth (and most personal) featured film, Horse.
With 23 days left to complete his goal and 17 backers, the film has raised $10,570.
Ferrin, whose horror film Someone's Knocking at the Door was nominated for a Grimmy at the 2010 Reaper Awards, wrote and directed the Western film Horse.
Horse is packed with vengeance, action, masculinity and morality, wherein a man searches for those responsible for killing his beloved friend and horse, Bud. Ferrin says the film is a new take on the iconic Western genre.
The film is a collaborative effort by producers Mike Leahy (Pulse, Feast, Drive) and Jeff Olan (Rock of Ages, John Dies at the End) to fund a project outside of the studio system. Their team chose to use Kickstarter because it is a new tool for the independent filmmaker. The money raised will help in the production of the movie, in addition to increasing awareness of it.
Backers, depending on the amount donated, receive a variety of benefits that include script downloads (for $5 and above), a Blu-ray Disc of the film and official cast /crew T-shirt (for $50 or more), and special a ‘thank you’ in the end credits and a set visit (for a pledge of $500 or more).