Nyctophobia

Nyctophobia

Horror
Thriller
Short
Chicago
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Dennis is afraid. Terrified. Of the dark. His sister Martha tries to help him overcome his fear. She should have just left the lights on...
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Flashlights W/2D Batteries
Costs always arise when filming. Help us in case our lights burn out or we run out of batteries :)
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Compact HD - HD DSLR
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Other: LED Lights - 1x1 Lite Panel
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Total value raised : $2,535
Wishlist total : $2,475

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A personalized thank you from the lead actress of the film!
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About the project

 

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Since I was a child, I've been fascinated with darkness. That moment you lay your head on your pillow at night, and you can swear there's something in the room with you... The moment you flip on the light, heart racing, only to discover there's nothing actually there...

But what if that something was there?

Nyctophobia, the fear of darkness, is something most of us have experienced as children, and something most of us overcome as adults. But what if we never overcame that fear? What if something actually happens when all the lights are out?

This film will shed new light on a familiar fear. And will, hopefully, make you think twice about turning out the lights.

Synopsis

 

Dennis is a mild mannered accountant in his mid-thirties. He doesn't have much of a social life, and enjoys a quiet existence in his Chicago apartment.

His younger sister Martha drives in for a visit one night.

Before long, Martha discovers Dennis' dark secret. 

He's afraid of the dark.

After mocking her brother, she tries to help him overcome his fear. 

She really shouldn't have done that...

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Schedule
Friday, May 31, 2013 to Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Distribution plan

Once the film is ready for release, we- the cast and crew- plan to promote it through S&S, direct emails to our address books, blogs, and other social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

We also aim to submit the film to several film festivals, including Crypticon, as well as sending promos to film related sites, such as indiewire.com, independentfilmreviews.com, waytooindie.com, and more.

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Maybe you should be afraid of the dark...

UPDATES

Dear friends and family of Nyctophobia,

Nyctophobia has officially WRAPPED!!! My team and I cannot thank you enough for your support. Seriously. Your donations have made this production happen. 

Because of our amazing director's connections through the Netflix and Emmy Award Winning show HOUSE OF CARDS, we were able to shoot this film on the coveted Red Epic Monochrome. This is a brand new camera, utilized by director David Fincher, is worth... Well, far more than any vehicle I can ever hope to own. We were entrusted with this camera. And we just made a phenomenal film with it, with a fraction of what big studios would spend. 

The money you donated was, and continues to be, ESSENTIAL to Nyctophobia. Thank you. The film is now with our amazing editor in California. Our post production team and composer are donating their amazing talents to complete this beautiful film. I will keep you updated.

Thank you for your patience. I will write to you again very soon to update you. WE ALL JUST MADE A GREAT FILM TOGETHER! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!

Sincerely,

Emily

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Emily Bennett 11 months ago

Hello and Thank You,

We are aware that some time has passed since you donated to NYCTOPHOBIA. Films take a while, and thank you for staying...

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Emily Bennett 1 year ago

Hello friends,

Emily Bennett here. I know it seems like the fundraising campaign ended with lots of bells and whistles... Then things...

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Emily Bennett 1 year ago

Hello friends and supporters of NYCTOPHOBIA,

Success! After a month of fundraising, we now have our full amount in the bank for safe...

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Emily Bennett 1 year ago

Hello friends and fans of the dark!

We have reached our goal for fundraising for the short horror film NYCTOPHOBIA! I can't thank everyone...

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Emily Bennett 1 year ago

Dear friends and fans of the dark,

Because of Jimmy Ward, we are now GREEN LIT to shoot NYCTOPHOBIA!!!

The cast and crew CANNOT...

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Emily Bennett 2 years ago

Hello fans of the dark!

The amazing DIABOLIQUE magazine has just created a press release for NYCTOPHOBIA!!!

Check it out here! ...

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Emily Bennett 2 years ago
57%

We are now up to 57% funded!!!

Please visit our interviews with the cast and...

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Emily Bennett 2 years ago

This update is for Larry Bell, Don Swanson, and John Blake. Because of your generosity...

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Emily Bennett 2 years ago
29%

Thanks to Jessica Burton Burns, we are now at 29% funded!!!

To celebrate, we've...

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Emily Bennett 2 years ago
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Current Team

  • Nathaniel E. BellDirector, Co-Writer, Executive Producermore
  • Michael DowneyDennis
  • Emily BennettMartha, Executive Producer, Head Writermore
  • Callie StephensBackground Talent
  • Anton MalovanyAssistant Director
  • Sarah GirouxDirector of Photographymore
  • Alyssa VenetucciEditor
  • Martin StebbingProduction Sound Mixermore

ABOUT THIS TEAM

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Nathaniel E. Bell is our fearless director, co-writer, and executive producer. 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2359845/

 

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Emily Bennett is the creator of Nyctophobia. She serves as executive producer, co-writer, and plays the role of Martha.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4077057/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

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Michael Downey plays the role of Dennis in Nyctophobia.

http://www.castingcallpro.com/us/view.php?uid=76444

 

Martin Stebbing is our brilliant sound operator.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2345634/

 

 

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