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Clive Barker Lends Support To Kickstarter Project

After earning the support of horror novelist Clive Barker, filmmaker Mark Miller hopes to raise $7,500 to shoot a trailer for The Sickness–his film script about a zombie road trip.

Follow this link to watch his pitch (features a few shots of gory zombie makeup).

Here’s more about the project: “I showed my script for The Sickness to Clive and his resident make up effects team, Stephen Imhoff and Cris Alex. They went nuts for it and offered to help in any way possible … The budget for the trailer is bare bones. All of the money will go into makeup effects, locations, permits, and food. Everyone else involved has agreed to do this for the love of the project, and of course a sandwich or two. Then, once the trailer is filmed and edited together, we plan on showing it to investors.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project. (Via io9)

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