“UNEARTH” Kickstarter Achieves 50% Funding in Less Than 24 Hours

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 4:50 PM
“UNEARTH” Kickstarter Achieves 50% Funding in Less Than 24 Hours by Guest Author

First, it’s the water. Then, it’s their health. And when one of them disappears in the night, the families must join together or descend into chaos, though it may already be too late.

So says the Kickstarter campaign for Unearth, a feature film that’s equal parts character-driven drama and eco-horror, which surpassed 50% funding in less than 24 hours, says Lyons Den Productions.

Kickstarter is being used to try and raise the necessary funds for the project to go into production next year in northwestern Pennsylvania. If the project does not reach its goal, the filmmakers do not receive any funding.

Inspired by increasing environmental concerns about fracking ripped from today’s headlines, “Unearth” is a uniquely American horror story about the terrifying repercussions sown by shortsighted decisions, and what our children reap from our actions.

The film’s writer and director, John C. Lyons, said of this surprise Kickstarter development, “While typically these types of funding success stories are reserved for projects directed by or starring known Hollywood names, people across the country are backing our film based on the concept, our story, and a true, indie filmmaking team of talent." 

“Monster” Mark Kosobucki, a graduate of the Douglas Education Center for Special Makeup FX and Sculpting (and creator of many Reader covers) will serve as the film’s Special FX Coordinator. Horror film fanatics and eco-conscious citizens alike are encouraged help make the film by visiting Kickstarter.

The campaign rewards backers with everything from DVDs and original artwork to a chance to be cast in the film and attend its premiere. 

For more info: movies@lyonsdenproductions.net ///facebook.com/unearthmovie

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