This Day in Horror

21 October 2013

Run Like Hell and Hard Sun Team to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign


LOS 
ANGELES,
 CA
 (October 
21, 
2013)
 ‐ 
Independent 
production
 shingle,
 Two
 Guys
 and
 a
 Film,
 announced
 their
 second
 slate
 of
 feature
 films
 today.
 The
 films,
 totaling
 five,
 will
 all
 be
 horror/sci‐fi
 genre
 films
 and
 will
 kick
 off
 production
 in
 early
 2014.
 Each 
film
 will
 star
 recognizable
 name 
talent
 in 
the
 starring
 roles.


Out 
of 
the 
entire 
slate 
of 
films, 
four 
of 
the 
five 
will 
be 
in 
the
 horror 
genre. 
The 
stories
 will 
range 
in 
plot across 
the 
full 
genre 
itself.  

Zombie 
actioner, 
‘Extinction’ 
is 
about 
a
 group
 of
 military
 elite
 who
 travel
 deep
 behind
 enemy
 lines
 to
 investigate
 a
 viral
 outbreak.

 ‘Decapitator’
 will
 be
 a
 creature 
feature 
about 
a group 
of 
college 
students
 who 
become 
hunted 
by 
an 
ancient 
Peruvian 
blood‐god.




The
 found‐footage
 film,
 ‘Beach
 Day
 Massacre’
 follows
 a
 group
 of
 marine
 biology
 students
 as 
they
document
 a 
series
 of 
fatal
 shark
 attacks.

‘Villisca’
will
 be 
a 
true‐life
 paranormal 
haunter 
in 
the 
vain
 of 
‘The
Conjuring’,
 about 
a 
family 
whose 
new 
home
 is 
terrorized 
by
 the
 ghosts 
of
 the
 children
 who 
were murdered
 there.



Rounding
 out
 the
 slate
 is
 sci‐fi
 thriller,
 ‘68
 Minutes’
 about
 a
 former
 scientist
 who
 breaks
 out
 of
 a
 mental
 institute
 in
 order
 to
 stop
 a
 device
 that
 could
 potentially
 create
 a
 universal 
time 
crisis.


As
 far
 as
 why
 the
 company
 is
 focusing
 on
 a
 slate
 of
 films
 instead
 of
 a
 single
 production,
 co‐owner
James
 Thomas
 states, 
“We’ve 
proven 
on 
the 
last 
two 
films
 that
 a
 film
 slate
 model
 can
 work.
 
 Now
 it’s
 time
 to
 take
 it
 up
 a
 notch.
 
 We’ve
 always
 thought 
big 
and 
bold.

 This 
is
 just 
the 
natural 
progression 
for 
us 
as 
filmmakers.”


For
 these 
films, 
the 
company 
is 
turning 
to 
crowd funding 
in 
order 
to 
raise 
the 
initial
 development
 monies.
 
That
 money
 will
 go
 toward
 hiring
 a
 well‐established
 Line‐ Producer
 and
 Casting
 Director,
 forming
 multiple
 Limited
 Liability
 Companies
 for
 investment
 purposes,
 paying
 various
 legal
 fees,
 as
 well
 as
 traveling
 to
 meet
 with
 potential 
investors.




The 
main
 approach 
for 
the 
campaign 
will 
be 
focused 
on 
giving 
fans 
a 
chance 
to 
pre‐buy 
the 
films
 as
either
 a
 digital 
download
 or 
a 
BluRay/DVD,
 to 
be
 delivered 
once 
the
 films
 are
 completed
 and
 ready
 for
 distribution.
 
 Much
 like
 pre‐selling
 foreign
 territories,
 the
 company
 is
 looking
 to
 fans
 to
 believe
 in
 the
 films
 and
 make
 their
 purchases
 before
 production
 begins.
 
 This
 will
 enable
 the
 filmmakers
 to
 raise
 the
 up front 
monies 
to 
get 
things 
moving.



With 
a
 combined 
Twitter 
following
 of 
just 
under 
50K, 
the 
company
 is
 really 
looking
 to
 their
 social
 media
 fan
 base
 of
 film
 genre
 lovers
 and
 independent
 filmmakers
 to
 help
 get 
the
 ball 
rolling.
 "We're 
not
looking 
to 
raise 
the 
entire 
film 
budgets
 through
 crowd
 funding,
 as
 we
 just
 don't
 think
 that’d
 be
 fair
 to
 our
 amazing
 supporters."
 Thomas 
says.
"We
 are, 
however
 hoping 
to 
raise 
all 
the 
development 
funds
through
 our
 social
 network
 so
 that
 we
 can
 go
 out
 and
 get
 the
 films
 remaining
 budgets
 from
 accredited
investors."




As
 is
 typical
 with
 any
 crowd funding
 campaign,
 contributors
 will
 receive
 various
 limited
 edition
 rewards 
for
 being 
a 
part 
of 
things 
at 
the 
ground 
level.

 These 
rewards
 range 
in
 scale 
from 
one‐of‐a‐kind
 props 
from
 the 
previous 
films, 
to 
premiere 
tickets
 and 
private 
screenings 
in 
the 
contributor’s 
own
hometown.




The
 filmmakers
 will
 also
 be
 doing
 some
 pretty
 interesting
 perks
 such
 as
 an
 INSTAGRAM
 TAKEOVER,
 where
 they
 will
 take
 over
 a
 contributors
 account
 for
 an
 entire
 day
 and
 post
 videos
 and
 photos
 from
 all
 over
 Hollywood!
 
 They
 are
 even
 offering
 to
 take
 locals
 out
 for
 a
 night
 on
 the
 Sunset
 Strip
 or
 fly
 to
 a
 contributor’s
 home town 
and 
take 
them
 out 
to 
dinner 
to 
talk 
shop.


With
 the
 express
 participation
 of
 crowdfunding
 powerhouse
 IndieGoGo,
 you
 can
 take
 part
 in
 the
 campaign
 which
 launches
 today,
 as
 well
 as
 get
 full
 information
 on
 the
 five 
films 
themselves, 
by 
heading
directly 
to 
the 
Two
Guys 
and
 a 
Film 
website 
at
 www.twoguysandafilm.com
.

ABOUT 
TWO 
GUYS 
AND 
A 
FILM


Two
Guys
and
a
Film
 (@2guysandafilm) 
is 
an 
independent 
film
 company
 started 
by
 Canyon
 Prince
 and
 James
 Thomas,
 focused
 on
 getting
 independent
 films
 made
 and
 distributed.
 In
 2012,
 the
 company
 produced
 their
 first
 two
 features,
 'Hard
 Sun'
 and
 'Run
Like
Hell”.



CANYON 
PRINCE:

 Canyon 
(@canyonprince) 
is 
a 
filmmaker 
who 
works 
both 
within
 the
 worlds
 of
 traditional
 and
 new/trans
 media.
 Canyon
 is
 Executive
 Producer
 and
 Co‐Owner
 of
 production
 shingle
 Two
 Guys
 and
 a
 Film,
 established
 in
 2012.
 
 Last
 year
 the
 company
 produced
 their
 first
 two
 full‐length
 feature
 films
 entitled
 HARD
 SUN
 and
 GET 
AWAY.
 In 
addition 
to 
producing 
both 
features, 
Canyon
directed 
HARD
 SUN 
as 
well. 
His 
original 
episodic 
shows
 include 
“First
Edition“
 (2010
 Feel 
Good 
Film
 Festival
 &
 2010
 Anaheim
 International
 Film
 Festival
 Official
 Selections),
 and
 “The
 Romantic
 Foibles
 of
 Esteban“
 (2009
 Feel
 Good
 Film
 Festival
 Official
 Selection).
 In
 2011
 Canyon
 co‐created
 the
 hit
 interactive
 horror
 project
 “Killcam:
 Live”
 which
 garnered
 3
 Million
 live
 views
 during
 it’s
 seven
 week
 live
 72hr‐episodic
 rollout.
 He
 has
 directed
 several
 episodes
 of
 the
 Hulu/HDNET
 half‐hour
 comedy
 series
 “Goodnight
 Burbank“,
 as
 well
 as
 various
 pilot’s
 including
 “The
 Inn”,
 “Faculty
 Lounge”,
 “Hero’s
 Quest”,
 and
 the
 show
 opener
 for
 “The
 Men’s
 Room”.
 His
 spec
 commercial
 and
 music
 video
 work
 includes
 “The
 Walking
 Dead
 Board
 Game”
 and
 “Tenth
 Avenue
 North”.
 Canyon
 has
 acted
 as
 New
 Media
 Programmer
 for
 the
 Anaheim
 International
 Film
 Festival
 and
 Santa
 Catalina
 Film
 Festival,
 as
 well
 as
 creating
 the
 first
 ever
 New 
Media 
Expo 
&
 Market. 
He
 has 
moderated 
and
 spoken 
on
 numerous
 filmmaking
 panels
 including
 ITVFest,
 New
 York
 Film
 Academy,
 Web
 TV
 Workshop,
Geekscape 
Podcast, 
and 
Holly Shorts 
Film 
Festival.



JAMES 
THOMAS: 
James
Thomas 
(@jamesthomasla) 
is 
a 
director 
and 
producer 
who
 takes
 a
 gritty
 and
 realistic
 approach
 to
 directing.
 He
 made
 his
 feature
 film
 directorial
 debut
 with
 the
 Action/Horror
 film
 “Run
 Like
 Hell”.
 
 Prior
 to
 directing
 “Run
 Like 
Hell”,
 James 
served
 as
 producer
 on
 the
 indie 
drama
“Hard
 Sun”. 

In 
2012,
 he
 and
 fellow
 filmmaker
 Canyon
 Prince
 (director
 of
 “Hard
 Sun”),
 started
 the
 production 
company 
Two 
Guys 
and 
a 
Film,
 which 
produced 
both 
films. 

Additionally,
 James
 has
 directed
 the
 pilot
 for
 “The
 1570”
 (a
 sitcom),
 and
 served
 as
 the
 series
 director
 for
 seasons
 1
 &
 2
 of
 the
 music
 talk
 show
 “Next
 In
 Line”.
 
 James
 has
 also
 directed
 numerous
 music
 videos
 including
 “All
 I
 Want
 For
 Christmas
 Is
 You”,
 reaching
 over
 20K
 views,
 and
 Convulsa’s
 “Signs”.
 
 His
 commercial
 experience
 includes
 Driving
 Ethanol,
 Oasis
 Church,
 and
 a
 spec
 for
 BMW/MINI
 USA.
 
 In
 2011,
 James
 had
 the
 privilege
 of
 directing
 All‐Stars
 “The
 Jabawockeez”,
 “The
 Legion
 of
 Extraordinary
 Dancers
 (LXD)”,
 and
 “Team
 illuminate”
 at
 the
 unprecedented
 “Night
 of
 Dance”.
 
 After
 directing
 “The
 1570”,
 James
 was
 invited
 as
 a
 panel
 speaker
 on
 behalf
 of
 AFTRA 
to 
discuss 
new 
media 
at 
ITVFEST.


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