The anticipated BORLEY RECTORY INDIEGOGO fundraiser is now LIVE and ready for your donations! This summer help Carrion Films raise more than a few ghosts…
‘Borley Rectory‘ is to be an animated documentary about a very famous British haunting that caught the imagination of the public after a highly publicized and subsequently controversial investigation by paranormal investigator Harry Price. The film is Carrion Film’s fourth animation inspired by the neglected aspects of British folklore and features a narration by Julian Sands and an original score by Steven Severin.
“I’ve always been fascinated by ghost photography. Not purely because of the subject matter but because they’re often beautiful images. I want Borley Rectory to look like moving spirit photography…” – Director Ashley Thorpe (2013)
The Indiegogo campaign was launched late on the 27th of July and has already received huge support from the horror community. ” I didn’t want to just launch something that just offered out a cap to throw pennies in,” remarked director Ashley Thorpe, ” I feel awkward ‘pitching’ at the horror audience, I didn’t want to hustle that audience because I am that audience! I really wanted the campaign to function like a special features package on a Blu-Ray or something, feel like we’re genuinely involved, wherein the updates wouldn’t be just more pleas for money it would be more material, more content talking about or around the subject and getting the audience excited about the subject. Besides, I love film making and animation is such a solitary thing whereas my Fangoria work has really developed my hunger to talk to people about the subjects that excite them. So with ‘Borley Rectory‘ we have the best of both worlds: An obsessionally detailed animation that will be rendered with love over 9 months and these very spontaneous expressions of excitement about ghosts and what-not from some of the most fantastic faces in the field.”
“A beautiful animated horror short – Borley Rectory…” – DERREN BROWN
The campaign video was filmed at Poltimore house on the outskirts of Exeter, Devon and was created with the assistance of the South West’s top behind the scenes / film unit Cineon Productions. ” I love Cineon; they’re fast, mobile, professional, dependable and imaginative. Their work challenges the best of the ‘behind the scenes’ material I’ve seen anywhere.“
The fundraiser campaign runs from July 27th until the 1st August with a goal of £20,000. That might seem like a lot of money for a short film but as Ashley explains in the campaign video this is an animated film and the budget will not just be directed towards production it will cover months of animation, sound production, the score, post and mastering aswell. This might seem like an unfeasible task but the ‘Borley Rectory’ campaign has cooked up a veritable treasure trove of rewards.
Perhaps ‘creme de la creme‘ of these rewards are the SIGNED LIMITED EDITION VINYL OST of the score by Steven Severin (pictured) , scribed by composer , narrator Julian Sands and director Ashley Thorpe and the ‘Harry Price – Ghost Hunter’ package, aimed at Exec Producers that rewards donations with not just a signature from Julian Sands but a personal phonecall of thanks!
PLEASE view the links, share the word and DONATE to ensure that the next Carrion Film animation goes into production!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to many requests and interest from potential investors the BORLEY RECTORY campaign deadline has now been extended to AUGUST 31st! SO even more time to make a truly SPIRIT RAISING donation!