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The Indywood Project was originally launched in Jan 2007 by filmmaker and & entrepeneur AD Lane. Straight out of film school, he had a unique idea for a horror film and began marketing it on the internet.
Learning the hard way, Antony found that noone wanted to take a chance on him or his quirky horror film “Invasion of the Not Quite Dead”. Despite no money coming in to make his movie, Antony never gave up hope and worked full time on the project, spending thousands of hours promoting his film and attempting several different ideas to try and raise his budget independently, non of which was successful. After being brutally attacked in 2008 and left with a broken bone to the back, Antony lost a lot of confidence and his movie project seem over. Early 2009 saw a new Antony back with a passion to see his film made and in May of 2009 he relaunched his Indywood Project with a crazy idea to fan fund his feature, as a huge fan base had grown over the years. So he began selling pre order producer packages giving film fans a chance to contribute financially and get involved during the production.
In 2009 Antony revolutionised the film community with his producer perks idea, taking a real risk. An idea that is now being used all over the world by hundreds of independant filmmakers. Since 2009 his fundraising site has sold close to 600 pre-order producer packages to film fans from 20 different countries, raising over £20,000 showing that fans can bring an independent horror movie to life.
‘Invasion of the Not Quite Dead’ will begin shooting in early 2011 with Hollywood actor Zach Galligan (Gremlins) and is being supported by such legends as Kevin Pollak, Tom Savini, David Hess, Leslie Simpson, Ken Russell, Lee Boardman, Gale Anne Hurd, the band Wheatus who will be doing original music and our very own Jonathan Ross who supported the project by taking a pre order.
Antony recently completed a record breaking 72 Hour tweetathon, where he remained promoting his project on twitter for 72 hours straight, garnering many more fans and raising more than £5000.
Always a glutton for punishment, on the 30th November he is to attempt to break his recent achievement by tweeting online for 80 hours straight.
Please give him your support in any way you can, whether that’s to cheer him on with his mammoth record breaking marathon, or donate to his project to get this exciting project to fruition.
There are several producer packages that you can buy, starting from just £10. (For FULL details, please visit www.indywood.co.uk
Download Producer £10
Online version of the Finished Film
Access to the Producers Lounge
Your email added to the exclusive Producers Newsletter
Your photo on the Indywood Project homepage linking to your website