Crowdfund This! Steve Kostanski And Jeremy Gillespie Enter THE VOID!

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Crowdfund This! Steve Kostanski And Jeremy Gillespie Enter THE VOID!
Oh, get your credit cards all warmed up kids, because special effects wunderkind Steve Kostanksi and his Astron-6 cohort Jeremy Gillespie - the creative team behind Manborg and BioCop and the W Is For Wish segment of The ABCs of Death 2 - are at it again and stepping up their game BIG TIME with The Void.

In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late.
As insanely talented as all the members of the Astron-6 crew are there's a certain sense thus far that all of their output has been, to varying degrees, a big gag. An exercise in nodding and winking to the things they love. Which makes a whole lot of sense given that they began by creating trailers for straight to video classics from the late eighties and early nineties that don't actually exist. But The Void is where that changes with Kostanski and Gillespie tell a fully fleshed story that, while still carrying the aesthetic of the era they love, is totally their own. Yeah. I've had the opportunity to read this and speak to both Kostanski and Gillespie about it in person and I'm fully confident that this is where shit gets real for these guys ... this is the line where they stop being talented kids playing around (though I sincerely hope that they never lose the playful spirit) and establish themselves as legitimate visionaries in their own right.

But enough of the raving ... yes, as stated in the headline The Void team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help bring the project together. Currently slated for a summer shoot they're hoping to give Kostanski a few months lead in time on building the practical creature effects - of which there are LOTS - and are raising funds to reach that end. Want a taste of what's coming? Check out the pitch video below, which includes an original proof of concept trailer shot by the duo with a skeleton crew for virtually no money. Once you scrape your jaw off the floor from that imagine what they could do with some actual resources behind them.
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The ▲ VoidFebruary 23, 2015 3:07 PM

Thank you for sharing Twitch. We look forward to welcoming new brothers & sisters to the fold ▲

#WhatIsTheVoid

Andrew MackFebruary 23, 2015 3:15 PM

Thank the cinema gods. I saw their promo reel in Montreal two Summers ago and have been waiting for any announcement about this production. Just that footage alone will have me putting money towards this on payday.

KurtFebruary 23, 2015 5:12 PM

Ding. You now have 45 of my YOU-ESS Dollars.

ChrisFebruary 23, 2015 5:41 PM

Would love to give them $4K for the producer credit, but mostly because I love everything Astron-6 has ever done. Not being employed kinda hurts that though. Maybe if I can sell this horror script I co-wrote...

Unflinching_EyeFebruary 23, 2015 9:24 PM

Old hospital, Lovecrafty, Thingy, practical goodness, played nice and straight? Where do I line up to join this KVLT?

Ard VijnFebruary 24, 2015 4:00 AM

Now hurry up, so you can send me a Blu-ray!

Arthur BondFebruary 24, 2015 11:15 AM

Is this a feature film or a short?

Todd BrownFebruary 24, 2015 11:23 AM

Feature.