In a classic tale of family, betrayal, survival and blood, 'Blackmere Harvest' is far from your typical horror film. Conceived over eight years of writing and re-writing, personal tragedies and victories rises a story fit to stand the test of time. The sudden death of their mother leaves Brandon and his younger sister Adelia alone in search of a less expensive place. Brandon finds a large old mansion for rent in the town of Blackmere. Their excitement fades, when things become sinister.
The Goal Of Blackmere Harvest
In 2009 Eric Hunter came up with the idea of making a compelling and terrifying horror film. With all the horror icons that he came to know and love being remade, re-imagined and spoofed. He made it his goal to create a horror icon for a new generation. At the time being a newbie in film, he knew he needed to look for help. That's when he met Ketrick Copeland. Ketrick explained to Eric that he needed a great story. He encouraged Eric to start writing as soon as possible, so Eric spent 2009 to 2010 writing the first draft of Blackmere Harvest.
By 2011, the script was done. While the two were all still doing a variety of other projects, they started shopping the script around. Ketrick and Eric went from small studio to small studio, not getting the reception they wanted. They kept hearing the same thing, the script did not fit the typical Hollywood horror tropes. One of the biggest elements of Blackmere Harvest is that it stars a 90 percent ethnic cast, with the goal of not being stereotypical or cheesy.
Building A Team, Creating A Family. The Birth Of The Blackmere Legend
In 2012, Eric fell victim to one of the worst civilian massacres in American history in Aurora, Colorado Century 16 movie theater. Being in the theater parallel to the main crime scene, many bullets came through the wall, striking more victims. Coming out of this incident severely damaged Erik's love for film, and the physiological road back to normal was a treacherous and long one.
Eric ended up moving to Houston, Texas for a fresh start for he and his family. In Houston, Eric met an up and coming director, actor, and writer by the name of Malcolm Carter. Already in school for film, Malcolm was making short films and web series building up his skills. From the moment they met, Eric knew he was the kind of guy he needed to partner up with.
Together they created Final Line Entertainment and built a great team of people inspired to make films and work their way to the top. In 2015, Sandy reached out, expressing very exciting news about how they had a decent named director wanting to take helm on Blackmere. Sadly, this never amounted to a film. The same thing happened two more times, leaving them back at square one. Eric sat back and looked at the great team they'd built in Houston and all of the people working for the same success. That's when Eric realized: Together they could make this film happen themselves with the help of the crowd funding community.
We Need Your Help
When you look at our team and the people attached to Blackmere Harvest, you will find young people striving to make a name for themselves, fighting against all odds because they love film. A father and husband still living out his dream because he believes that if people are given a chance, they will be the ones to catapult him to his dreams. A grandmother and mother still writing because she loves it with an unrivaled passion. She never stops believing that amazing people (like the ones reading this) can make all the difference. You will find a team so tight and so committed, they can make the impossible seem possible. Every last person attached to Blackmere Harvest is counting on this one being different, this one being IT! Everyone attached to this project has a strong belief this film has the chance at being a breakthrough for us all.
Last, but not least, the missing spot on our team is waiting to be filled by all of you. All of you that have ever had a dream and just needed someone to believe in you. All of you that have made great strides and want to see others make those strides too. All of you that believe when people come together, magic truly happens. To all of those people, come be a part of our team, our family and join us on this journey.
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