DOCUMENTARY “PLAYING WITH FEAR” IS CURRENTLY CROWDFUNDING ON KICKSTARTER TO SHINE A LIGHT ON THE WORLD OF HORROR VIDEO GAMES.
BREAKING NEWS! CONFIRMED TODAY, KONAMI’S SILENT HILL FRANCHISE WILL BE FEATURED IN ‘PLAYING WITH FEAR’ WITH BEHIND THE SCENES ACCESS.
Brighton & Hove, England - 11/07/2013 - To celebrate over 30 years of survival horror, UK film-maker Anthony Carpendale is crowdfunding through November to bring feature film and web series PLAYING WITH FEAR to the screen in 2014. The team have until November 30th to get the word out to the community of fans and raise their minimum budget of £25,000 to start production. Exciting news was confirmed today: Konami have agreed to throw open their doors and participate in Playing With Fear, granting rare access to the story behind Silent Hill!
If the crowdfund is a success, this will be the first ever in depth documentary entirely about horror games and the shoot will begin in January. Free web episodes will be released on Youtube and other video sites throughout the year as the crew visit game developers, companies, experts and events in UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, USA, Poland and Japan. Featured developers working in Indonesia and Argentina are also involved.
Other confirmed game developers include the creators behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Lone Survivor, The 7th Guest, Scratches, Year Walk, Among The Sleep and Fran Bow. More are being added every day. “As the first documentary of it’s kind, we want it to be the definitive horror gaming exploration for years to come.” enthused director Anthony Carpendale. The production will culminate in a feature film drawn from the footage gathered across the year, and will be taken on the documentary festival circuit.
PLAYING WITH FEAR needs full-time commitment for 9-12 months and the financial security to shoot internationally, with a production schedule built around important events taking place in the games industry and in the lives of game developers as and when they become known. This will only be made possible with a successful crowd-funding campaign.
To watch the pitch video and learn more, please visit the Kickstarter campaign http://kck.st/1f1qMOY.
ABOUT THE TEAM
PLAYING WITH FEAR is the first web series/feature film crossover documentary and first crowd-sourced funding launch by Anthony Carpendale. With 15 years of low budget and guerilla film-making experience, his feature film ambitions were put on hold in the past 5 years to focus on being a carer to his partner when diagnosed with end stage renal failure in 2008. He donated a kidney to her in 2010. The team includes prolific independent Glaswegian composer and horror fanatic Dissolved, now based in Canada, and visual effects artist Dave Packer of Sheep Films. Dave and Anthony’s TV comedy collaboration ‘Max X’ was described by Roger Ebert as “gobsmackingly brilliant.” As a fan focused project, further crew will be enlisted from not only the film and games industry, but talented fans and artists from the global community of horror game enthusiasts.
For more information or EPK please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates on https://www.facebook.com/PlayingWithFear & http://www.twitter.com/IndieCrowd
Crowdfund blog: http://www.playingwithfear.co.uk
Anthony’s Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/antcarpendale
Dissolved’s music site: http://www.dissolvedamberrooms.com
Dave Packer (VFX): http://www.sheepfilms.co.uk