A short proof of concept horror film based on a popular
'Manifest' follows an elderly blind woman alone during a storm.
Terrified of the night, her only comfort comes from the touch of
her guide dog. But as the night draws on, we're forced to wonder:
what truly lurks beneath the bed?
The whole film is designed to be an ultra-short exercise in mood
and gnawing tension. Building to a climax that will leave the
viewer disturbed, distressed, and every other raw emotion we want
and expect a good horror flick to elicit!
As a team, we aim to use the final product as proof that we can
make an engaging and frightening commercial horror with limited
resources, as well as a piece of art (yes, horrors are a form of
art!) that we're all proud of.
LOGAN MARSHALL - DIRECTOR
Marshall is a passionate young filmmaker from Auckland with a
proven track record for making high-quality content on micro to
no-budgets. With 'Manifest,' he aims to make a film that is
powerful visually and emotionally, whilst taking a bold step
towards a career beyond his backyard.
NICK GARRETT - PRODUCER
Nick Garrett dropped out of Uni and worked in commercial video
production for a few years, before becoming a composer and somehow
ending up at the New Zealand Film Commission. Together with Morgan
Leigh Stewart, Nick started Urgency in 2018, a company dedicated to
developing and producing low-budget, contained horror films for the
MORGAN LEIGH STEWART - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Masters graduate Morgan Leigh
Stewart has done time on film sets, in film festival offices,
and behind the scenes of the 48 Hour Film contest. After learning
the producing ropes across dozens of music videos and short films,
Stewart was one of the producers of hit horror movie Deathgasm in
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Fortunately, we've got a strong crew of incredibly dedicated,
talented filmmakers that are willing to lend their time and
resources in kind. This team is not only well-experienced at their
craft, but have worked together time and time again - creating the
perfect knowhow to shoot on a micro-budget. This leads to the
question: what could we do with more?
Bringing 'Manifest' to the screen without compromising the
quality of the final film will require more than just our own
savings. Through this 25-day Boosted campaign we're hoping to raise
at least $6,000 to cover most of the costs involved in bringing the
film to life, with crew and cast working for the love of the
Every cent donated will be put towards the final film, and your
money will be used to take the production value of this film to the
next level. Lighting! Set dressing! Dogs! Blood! Argh! Without your
generous donations the film wouldn't be nearly on the level that
our team is envisioning.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you have the money and are feeling generous, please click on
the giant red button to make a donation. Every little bit
URGENCY have kindly agreed to come on as match donors for the
first $500 donated.
We appreciate even the smallest donation and will acknowledge
all donors in the end credits of the film. Also, NZ donors qualify
for a 33% tax rebate.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check this out. As
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we won't get a single dollar. So even if you can't afford to
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Thank you Hirepool
5 DAYS AGO
A massive thanks to Hirepool for coming on board to support the project by hooking us up with free power for our remote location!
Introducing Katie, "Benson"
6 DAYS AGO
Introducing Katie, who will be playing our supporting lead.
Renown as one of the "goodest girls in the business," Katie is a 9-year-old golden retriever-actor extraordinaire. Her most-recent screen credit includes the opening episode of Television Drama "The Bad Seed."
Introducing Darien Takle, "Josanna"
6 DAYS AGO
Introducing Darien Takle, who will be playing our lead actress.
Darien Takle has acted in a wide variety of film and theatre productions, with over 40 years of work to her name. Some of her screen credits include, Xena Warrior Princess (as Xena’s mother Cyrene); Heavenly Creatures; Mercy Peak; Shortland Street; The Ugly; Both Sides of the Fence; Marlin Bay; Typhons People; Burying Brian; Edmund Hillary Series and 800 Words.
Introducing "The House"
6 DAYS AGO
After extensive scouting around the Auckland region (which consisted of three "door knocks" at strangers' houses), we've settled on the perfect grungy (yet safe) location to film our short!
Introducing Mason Bennett, our Cinematographer
6 DAYS AGO
Introducting Mason Bennett, who will be our Cinematographer.
After graduating from Film School in 2016, Mason has worked as an editor/ cinematographer across a wide range of content commercials, music videos and short films. His most recent collaboration with Logan Marshall for the 2019 48hrs Film Festival earned him a "Best Cinematography" nomination at the Auckland City Finals.