Indie filmmaker King-Pin Lei could win $1 million in production financing to make his original Western/horror/fantasy film The Necroslinger – but he needs your help. (Go to www.cinecoup.com/necroslinger for a concept trailer, to vote for the film and for more!)
The first round of voting in this competition is happening now! It runs until April 10 at 9 p.m. EST, and The Necroslinger needs your votes to get to the TOP 60!
It is one of 74 Canadian film projects competing for $1 million in production financing in the CineCoup Film Accelerator – a unique program that gives indie filmmakers an opportunity to pitch their ideas to the public and make their film a reality.
The Necroslinger is a gritty post-apocalyptic Western/horror/fantasy hybrid that spins classic ideas in a new direction. It combines what audiences love most about these genres into a concept that is both familiar and new. The public can see a 60-second concept pitch trailer – which was filmed and produced in two weeks – online at http://www.cinecoup.com/necroslinger.
“I love mixing genres and playing with people's expectations and perceptions,” says Lei. “I see The Necroslinger as a type of Western film noir-meets-supernatural horror fantasy with a dash of steampunk.”
Lei is asking the public to support The Necroslinger by signing up on the CineCoup website (http://www.cinecoup.com/necroslinger) as a fan, and casting votes. Fans can sign up NOW, and the first round of voting (Top 60) begins April 6, 2015. Fans can also rate concept trailers and ‘follow’ their favourite projects.
Filmmaking teams in CineCoup Film Accelerator develop and market their film ideas over a 12-week period through weekly missions and with audience feedback. Teams advance in the program through several rounds of public voting. The winner is determined by CineCoup, and receives up to $1 million to make their film, as well as a national film release through Cineplex.
CineCoup Film Accelerator provides an exciting platform for The Necroslinger to build excitement with Canadian audiences. The Necroslinger, says Lei, feeds the public’s hunger for original genre films in a time of big studio remakes and sequels.
“The Necroslinger is a spellbinding story that explores a post-apocalyptic future where the return of magic and monsters pushes humanity into a frightening new path,” he says.
Lei’s previous work in film has earned him several awards and nominations, including The Night of the Living Film Festival’s Audience Award for Best Sci-Fi Film (2010), Best Screenplay (2010) and Best Debut Director (2010) for his gripping thriller Killing Schrodinger’s Cats.
He also advanced to the Top 20 of the 2013 CineCoup Film Accelerator program with his concept for the sci-fi thriller The Never Man, an eerie and haunting space exploration film.
Here’s how the public can participate:
• Register with CineCoup and sign in to vote for a project;
• Cast your votes during the three voting windows (Top 60, Top 30 and Top 15); and
• Use social media to spread the word about The Necroslinger (https://www.facebook.com/necroslinger?ref=hl) (https://twitter.com/Necroslinger) – don’t forget to use the social media hashtag #necroslinger for this project.
For further information or to set up an interview, please contact:
Ashley Goodfellow Craig
Media contact – The Necroslinger