Four childhood friends reunite for a weekend getaway to celebrate an upcoming marriage. Stories of an urban legend from their past resurface, and without their knowledge, they bring a terrifying guest with them. Fun will be had. Blood will be shed. Friends will be lost. Every Town Has Its Boogeyman!
Inclusion StatementCutman is a feature length slasher film featuring a cast made up entirely of strong female characters. Tucked amidst the chaos are dramatic themes of friendship as well as a LGBTQ story-line that explores love, and the courage it takes to be yourself despite the judgments society brings.
About The Project
My name is Pete Navarro, and I am the writer and director of Cutman. I’ve been making short films since I was 15 years old. I’ve been wanting to make a feature film about a villainous slasher with a mean streak for just as many years. My love for horror films started when I was 6-years-old, when my parents mistakenly took me to see “Candyman” in theaters, thinking it was a children’s movie (Wow, were they wrong).
Since that day, I consumed everything horror. Well… everything a 6-year-old could get his hands on. I loved horror movies, but I knew I wanted to make them after I watched the ultimate reinvention of slasher movies, "Scream". That moment began a hunger for knowledge. I wanted to know it all, to do it all. From acting to producing. Being behind the camera, as well as in front of it. I spent hours in the video store, just reading the backs of the VHS tapes to satisfy this craving.
I’m not proud of it, but I even stole a copy of Fangoria magazine (mom wouldn’t let me buy it), because it had a behind the scenes look at Final Destination (Devon Sawa you the man). Please help this 31-year-old make his childhood dream come true!
My journey with Cutman began as an urban legend I heard about as a kid. Growing up, the neighborhood kids would talk about a killer named Cutman, who was loose in our area. It was one of those, “If you’re not home by the time it gets dark, Cutman will get you”, kind of stories. Of course, I believed every word of it, and the name has been with me ever since.
Brought up watching the classic slashers like Michael, Freddy, and Jason, I always dreamed of creating my own boogeyman. When the opportunity presented itself, Cutman was born… or reborn you could say. I crafted a killer who has a very mean-spirited sense of humor. He shows no mercy, feels no remorse.
Is to create a film the new generation of horror fans can gather around, and watch on Halloween night along with the other classics. A boogeyman that kids can tease other kids about. He haunted my childhood, and I made sure I was home before sundown every night. With your help, we can create a boogie man for a whole new generation that is to die for…See what I did there? To die for.... get it? It’s a pun...... Because he kills people… Okay, that’s enough for now.
This is the part where people pour their hearts out to you... I've never been very good at that, but I’m going to go for it. I am going to put everything I have into this film. With, or without your help I am going to make this film. Somehow, someway, I will figure it out. If you decide to contribute, it would help me make the film that much better. The cast, and crew know the deal, we are filming this no matter what. Which means, there's a possibility they don't get paid, we're out on location with an old DSLR camera, and a few bottles of ketchup. They are all dedicated to Cutman, and that makes me want to pay them that much more. Everyone involved is so passionate about the film. Cutman truly is a collaboration piece.
If I’m being honest, I want to make this film for my dad. I grew up watching horror, and action movies with him by my side. He's heard me yapping about wanting to be a filmmaker for the last 18 years, and I want him to watch at least one of my films. He's been in poor health the last few years, and I want him to know that I can do it. I want him to know that if something happens to him, I'll be okay. Even more than that, I want to make him proud.
Anything contributed is greatly appreciated! Because getting the word out is so important, every share on your social media accounts matters. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and check out the page. I hope you can join us in creating a new boogeyman, and bring fear to a whole new generation! From the entire cast, and crew of Cutman, Thank you!
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About This Team
We have an incredibly talented cast and crew involved with the film. From swiss army knife crew members that can do it all, to dedicated amazing actors that are devoted to bringing these strong female characters to life. We are excited to explore the dramatic themes in the film and with your help we can make this dream a reality and help everyones hard work go noticed!