Erie, PA, October 12, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Lyons Den Productions are thrilled to announce their Kickstarter campaign for “Unearth,” a feature film that’s equal parts character-driven drama and eco-horror, has already surpassed 50% funding in less than 24 hours. The popular crowdfunding platform is being used to try and raise the necessary funds for the project to go into production next year in northwestern Pennsylvania. If the project does not reach its goal, the filmmakers do not receive any funding.
Inspired by increasing environmental concerns ripped from today’s headlines, “Unearth” is a uniquely American horror story about the terrifying repercussions sown by shortsighted decisions, and what our children reap from our actions.
The film’s writer and director, John C. Lyons, said of this surprise development “While typically these types of funding success stories are reserved for projects directed by or starring known Hollywood names, people across the country are backing our film based on the concept, our story and a true, indie filmmaking team of talent. We are happily surprised.”
Jennifer Hooper, star of feature films “Schism” and “There Are No Goodbyes,” and an award-winning filmmaker herself, has snagged one of the film’s lead roles as has Ruth Thoma Andrews, a stage and screen veteran who’s appeared in over 50 plays in the past 30 years. Several lead roles have yet to be cast. Scripts are being sent to actors and agents and the filmmakers hope to hold auditions, both locally and online. “Monster” Mark Kosobucki, a graduate of the Douglas Education Center for Special Makeup FX and Sculpting will serve as the film’s Special FX Coordinator.
Horror film fanatics and eco-conscious citizens alike are encouraged help make the film a reality by contributing to the project’s Kickstarter campaign:
The campaign, which rewards backers with everything from DVDs and original artwork to a chance to be cast in the film and attend its premiere. Lyons has been working closely with Mercyhurst University’s Quickstarter program to develop and build the campaign.
Be wary what you reap, when your land is sown with secrets.
When one desperate family leases their farmland to a gas company relationships crumble and a menacing entity is revealed.
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