'CHRISTMAS SLAY' is a unique take on the slash and stalk genre, a film inspired by so many great movie such as FRIDAY 13th, HALLOWEEN, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and so many other cult horror classics of the 1980's.
Our aim is to make an original slasher film franchise with a modern look and twist which stays true to the genre's original roots.
The story of CHRISTMAS SLAY begins on a wintry Christmas Eve in the picturesque Kentish countryside, the horrific murder of a loving family, and the capture of a Santa Claus obsessed blood thirsty killer.
As Christmas dawns closer the following year, a group of collage girlfriends decide to get away from it all and relax and party over the Christmas holiday, they decide to escape to the idyllic Mistletoe Lodge nestled within the beautiful snowy mountains of the Scottish Highlands, but what starts off as the perfect festive getaway of fun in the snow and a glass of eggnog or two, suddenly descends in to gruesome blood bath of terror, and a fight for survival.
Filming & Locations
The story of CHRISTMAS SLAY is set in Kent in the South East of England and the beautiful mountains of the Scottish Highlands.
The first section of our film will see us filming our intro and other key scenes in and around the area's of the famously bleak Romney Marshes, before going on to our main shoot.
Now in theory the CHRISTMAS SLAY team should be heading on up to Scotland to film the second and main section of the film, but unfortunately this wont be the case, filming in the UK means paying UK prices and the cost of our required location, transportation fee's and accommodation for our 16 cast and crew would mean we would need to Fan Fund another £10,000, bringing the total required budget to £30,000 ( $48395 US ) so we had to find a cheaper alternative location, and we did.
As nice as it would have been to completely film CHRISTMAS SLAY here in the UK, we have now found the perfect location close to the Ski resort of Borovets in Bulgaria in one of the highest villages in the Balkan Mountain Range.
Our Bulgarian location has so much more to offer, as well as being our filming location it will also provide accommodation for our 16 cast and crew members during two week shoot, another plus is that the area is extremely remote and so high above sea level that snow and lots of it is pretty much a guaranteed thing, but the best thing of all about filming in this location is the total cost, two week's accommodation in our filming location, with all the flights and travel expenses work out less than what it would cost for one week in a Scottish location.
What We Need & What You Get
As Simon Carter/Santa
Frank Jakeman trained as an Actor at East 15, one of the few accredited drama schools in England, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Film Acting in 2002. Frank has also been a stand-up Comedian for over 20 years.
Frank has always been a regular on our TV screens appearing in TV shows such as Eastenders, Blott on the Landscape, Connie, Bergerac and The Bill to name but a few.
Franks Films credits include such Films as The Cost of Love, Invasion of the Not Quite Dead, L is for Lala and Breathe.
Follow Frank on Twitter @FrankJakeman
James Payton is a very successful UK actor that has been on our TV screens and seen on cinema screens across the globe, his acting credits are long and extremely impressive and include such films as Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, Robin Hood, Dark Rage and The Scared of Death Society to name but a few
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Dani Thompson was born in Penrith, Australia. Her family moved to Norwich, England when she was age 2.
Dani worked as a model for 6 years appearing in most of the British lads mags and newspapers before going to The International School Of Screen Acting to do a Post Grad Diploma in Screen Acting.
Dani now lives in London where she is continuing to make a name for herself with in the horror genre.
Dani's Film credits include such Films as Zombie Women Of Satan 2, The Fall of the Essex Boys, No Strings 2: Playtime In Hell and Forest of the Damned 2 to name but a few.
Dani is also a columnist for Haunted Magazine.
Follow Dani on Twitter @DaniTOfficial
Stefani is fairly new to the world of film and made her acting debut in AD Lanes Invasion of the NOT Quite Dead, her main passion lies in Special Effects, Make Up and Prosthetics and as well as playing a key role within CHRISTMAS SLAY Stefani will also be assisting on location MUA's
Follow Stefani on Twitter @StefaniZanotti
Christmas Slay will also feature music by Scarlet Club www.scarletclub.co.uk
Other Ways You Can Help
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We really need your help to try and raise £5000 by the end of this first campaign in order to secure all our locations and shooting dates through out 2013 and for our main shoot in February 2014, if we can acheive £5000 by the end of our first campaign on 1st March ALL those that donate £30 or more towards our project will receive ONE ticket to the CHRISTMAS SLAY WORLD PREMIER in London, ALL those that donate £50 or more will receive TWO tickets to the CHISTMAS SLAY WORLD PREMIERE in London and TWO tickets to the AFTER PARTY, ALL those that donate £100 or more will receive TWO tickets to the CHRISTMAS SLAY CAST & CREW WRAP PARTY, TWO tickets to the CHRISTMAS SLAY WORLD PREMIERE in London and TWO tickets to the AFTER PARTY with VIP ACCESS and EARLY ENTRY to the premire screening