The Halloween Kid

London, United Kingdom
FUNDED

"Lonesome and rejected, Henry stays home to hide. 

But there's one time of year he likes to play outside..."

What is The Halloween Kid

The Halloween Kid is the story of Henry, a lonely boy who loves Halloween. It is a spooky and sweet homage to the holiday, as well as a tale of childhood, loneliness and monsters. 

Halloween is writer/director Axelle Carolyn's favorite time of the year, and this film is her way to share with the world what it represents for her. If you too love Halloween, there's a good chance you'll find a bit of yourself in this movie.

With your help, this 5-minute short will be shot over two days on the last weekend of October, in and around London. 

Who is involved?

Writer/Director Axelle Carolyn:

Axelle has been a horror fan for as long as she can remember. Brought up on a steady diet of Stephen King novels and Universal monsters movies, she introduced her friends and family to Halloween by organising parties long before most people in her native Belgium had even heard of the holiday.
Axelle started out in the film industry as a Fangoria reporter, before writing an award-winning book on horror - It Lives Again! Horror Movies In The New Millennium -, acting in a series of genre features, and finally directing her first short - The Last Post, starring Jean Marsh - earlier this year.
This summer she also directed a one-minute short, Hooked, which despite being shot in 3 hours and costing $200, was picked up by FearNet. 
She is set to direct her first feature in 2012.

Producer/Editor Neil Marshall:

Neil began his career in editing and in 2002, moved on to writing, directing and editing his first feature Dog Soldiers, a cult hit in Europe and in the US. He followed it up in 2005 with critically acclaimed horror The Descent, for which he won two British Independent Film Awards and an Empire Award, amongst other accolades.
Neil went on to write and direct Doomsday in 2008 for Universal  and Centurion in 2010 for Pathe. 

He will be producing The Halloween Kid with James Webber, of award-winning filmmaking company Fingercuff Productions, and genre filmmaker Ben Robinson (Neon Killer).

Director of Photography Sam McCurdy:

A member of the prestigious British Society of Cinematographers, Sam lensed every one of Neil's movies, as well as Lee Tamahori's The Devil's Double, StreetDance 3D, and Joe Lynch's upcoming Knights of Badassdom. He is currently in Ireland shooting an episode of Game of Thrones.

Special Effects Make-up Designer Paul Hyett:

One of the UK’s leading prosthetics artists, Paul is the go-to guy for great horror effects. He designed creatures and effects on Neil's The Descent, Doomsday and Centurion, as well as on classics London to Brighton, Eden Lake, Red Riding and Harry Brown amongst numerous others.  Recently released features include Attack The Block and Ironclad
Paul also designed effects for Hammer Films’s upcoming release The Woman In Black, and is attached to Axelle’s feature The Haunted

Music Composer Christian Henson:

One of the UK’s most sought-after composers, Christian is a regular collaborator of genre director Christopher Smith, and has composed scores for his features Severance, Triangle and Black Death.  Other works include French holocaust movie La Rafle, UK horror Tormented, and Axelle’s short The Last Post

Cast: 

Julian Glover (The Empire Strikes Back, Troy, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)

Anna Walton (Hellboy II, Mutant Chronicles)

Where will the film be screened?

Once finished, The Halloween Kid will be entered into all the major horror and mainstream film festivals. 

Axelle's first short, The Last Post, is currently enjoying a successful festival tour - including the London FrightFest, Montreal's Fantasia, and Spain's Sitges Festival -, and we hope to achieve the same - if not more! - with this film.

How can you help?

We have a large chunk of our budget already, but we are hoping to raise another £4,000 (about $6,200) to enhance the sets, hire the best possible camera and lighting equipment, and make this little movie look and sound as fantastic as can be. 

Please take the time to look at our rewards, we have some unique and exclusive opportunities to offer!

Also, spread the word. We will only reach our goals if enough people become aware of the film and of this campaign...

Thank you!!

Can anyone contribute from anywhere in the world?

Absolutely. Although the listings are in UK pounds, you can invest from anywhere in the world, in your own currency. 

A couple of rewards are exclusive to UK-based investors, but if you are based elsewhere and would like to access these anyway, please get in touch. Axelle, Neil and several other crew and cast members travel quite a bit, and there is always a chance that they might be travelling to your area soon. 

Thank you for reading... We can't wait to share this journey with you!

For more information and updates, follow us on http://thehalloweenkid.wordpress.com  

Happy Halloween!

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Grim Grinning Ghost

£5.00 or more : Our undying gratitude.

 

Trick 'r' Treater

£20.00 or more : -A thank you mention on the official blog and social media associated to the film -A personal email of thanks from the filmmakers

 

Satan's Little Helper

£50.00 or more : -A thank you mention on the official blog and social media associated to the film -A thank you credit at the end of the film (which should allow you to add your name to Imdb.com) -A personal email of thanks from the filmmakers -A digital link to the film, which will allow you to have an exclusive look before it starts touring festivals

 

Dr. Loomis

£100.00 or more : -A thank you mention on the official blog and social media associated to the film -A special thanks credit at the end of the film (which should allow you to add your name to Imdb.com) -A personal, handwritten letter of thanks from the filmmakers -A digital link to the film, which will allow you to have an exclusive look before it starts touring festivals -A signed A4 poster of the film -A still from Neil Marshall’s Centurion, signed by Neil and Axelle

 

Michael Myers

£250.00 or more : -A thank you mention on the official blog and social media associated to the film -A special thanks credit at the end of the film (which should allow you to add your name to Imdb.com) -A personal, handwritten letter of thanks from the filmmakers -A personal thank you video from the filmmakers -A digital link to the film, which will allow you to have an exclusive look before it starts touring festivals -A still from Neil Marshall’s Centurion, signed by Neil and Axelle -A limited edition collector's booklet of Neil Marshall’s Doomsday, signed by Neil -A DVD of Axelle’s short film The Last Post

 

Jack O'Lantern

£500.00 or more : -An Associate Producer credit at the end of the film (which should allow you to add your name to Imdb.com) and in relevant social media -A personal, handwritten letter of thanks from the filmmakers -A personal thank you video from the filmmakers -A digital link to the film, which will allow you to have an exclusive look before it starts touring festivals -A still from Neil Marshall’s Centurion, signed by Neil and Axelle -A limited edition promotional booklet of Neil Marshall’s Doomsday, signed by Neil -A copy of Axelle’s “It Lives Again! Horror Movies In The New Millennium” book signed by Axelle and Neil - Update emails, and the possibility to email us feedback on these updates and on the film

 

Pumpkin King

£1,000.00 or more : -An Executive Producer credit at the end of the film (which should allow you to add your name to Imdb.com) and in relevant social media -A personal, handwritten letter of thanks from the filmmakers -A personal thank you video from the filmmakers -A digital link to the film, which will allow you to have an exclusive look before it starts touring festivals -A still from Neil Marshall’s Centurion, signed by Neil and Axelle -A limited edition promotional booklet of Neil Marshall’s Doomsday, signed by Neil -Update emails, and the possibility to email us feedback on these updates and on the film -A signed page of the original storyboard -An in-person conversation and coffee with the filmmakers (London only - contact us to enquire if you're elsewhere)

 

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

£1,500.00 or more : -An Executive Producer credit at the end of the film (which should allow you to add your name to Imdb.com) and in relevant social media -A personal, handwritten letter of thanks from the filmmakers -A personal thank you video from the filmmakers -A digital link to the film, which will allow you to have an exclusive look before it starts touring festivals -A still from Neil Marshall’s Centurion, signed by Neil and Axelle -A limited edition promotional booklet of Neil Marshall’s Doomsday, signed by Neil -Update emails, and the possibility to email us feedback on these updates and on the film -A signed page of the original storyboard -A visit to the set of The Halloween Kid (UK only) -A prop from the film