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Dudleytown Curse- the 49th Key-Shooting October- Casting Info & Fundraise Campaign! Please Help!

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Description of Project:


The Guerilla-Syyle Indie Horror Film "Dudleytown Curse - the 49th Key" is Filming in Sturbridge (area), Massachusetts and Connecticut in October, 2011, with Doug Kirkpatrick and John Hartman co-directing.  The film is to be produced by Red Barn Media.  This project has been in development since 2006 after extensive research, many obstacles, and much effort.  The film follows a group of college students who dare venture to Dudleytown, Connecticut - a real place once described by Dan Ackroyd. the actor, as "the scariest place on Earth" -- due to its tattered history.  The settlement in Dudleytown is now abandoned and a legend reports that the area and its inhabitants were cursed.  The area has been reported to be an epicenter of paranormal activity.    The approximately 1,000 acres of land upon which Dudleytown is situated is owned by private landowners!  Do not go there!!  There is a standing order for the police to arrest and prosecute trespassers which should be taken very seriously.  Please respect the privacy of the private landowners! 

Cast Information:


This is a gruelling non-union project and will require long hours, dedication by the entire team, and extreme conditions; it is not for the faint-hearted.  Actors may be required to camp multiple overnights under arduous conditions on location.   The film will be shot in High Def Video and Super 8mm film using a scripted outline with improv style.  Participants must demonstrate a high level of commitment and passion for the project.  Dererred Compensation arrangements with possible funding for gas and minimal expenses (depending on level of funding).  We hope to create a cult classic that will draw upon a grass roots viral marketing and an underground distribution strategy.  Our plan is to partake in various film festivals as soon as possible.   This is your opportunity to participate in a project that we believe will be remarkanble and hopefully groundbreaking.  For cast positions, please e-mail headshot and resume to:  production@dudleytowncurse.com.  If interested in a volunteer crew position, please e-mail us at the above e-mail.   


Free Speech, the Rights of Filmmakers and Resistence to the Project:


The private landowners do not wish this film to be made or, seemingly, any information to be released about Dudleytown.  We have received information that the association of landowners sought to suppress an article about Dudleytown in National Geographic. which failed.  Although we respect the rights of the landowners, we believe we, as filmmakers, have a First Amendment right to tell the story about the incidents at Dudleytown.  We anticipate that there will be resistence to our efforts as there has been in the past.  We need your help!  By making a contribution to our project, you are not only helping this independent film, but you are supprting the rights of filmmakers everywhere to tell stories freely, despite resistence, and attempts to suppress their rights to do so!   


Please Suppourt Our Project by Making Even a Small Contributuin:


We Need Funding for the Project!.  The Prinicipals in the Project Have Invested over $65,000 in real cash  dollars to date and need Additional Funding to Commence and Complete Principal Photography.  We are Asking for a Contributon to Our IndieGogo Fundraise Campaign.  We Can't Do This Without the Contributions of Many People.  Please Contribute What You Can - as Little as $10.00 and Upward if you Can!   Click Here to Contribute to our Fundraise Campaign on IndieGoGo.com!   


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Comment by KirkpatrickLaw on September 8, 2011 at 9:09pm
For Casting - Please send headshot and resume to:  production@dudleytowncurse.com!  Thanks!!
Comment by Lee Simonds on September 7, 2011 at 3:23pm

This looks great! Please let me know when you are casting! 


Comment by seng2kx on September 7, 2011 at 11:23am
I'm all about Indie.  Let me know if u guys need any help with the Production side of things.  ~B)
Comment by CHRISTIAN CIBOTTI on September 7, 2011 at 11:18am
Comment by themanof1000voices on September 7, 2011 at 7:32am

Looks very promising, Doug! I should be able to assist in some capacity if needed (acting/camera/casting/crew) so please keep me in the loop.

Comment by bill jacques on September 7, 2011 at 6:41am

sounds intriguing, passionate, and downright intense.  just the description alone grabs the audience (me- in this case) and pulls me in to know more.

good luck---this is a very promising premise

go indie.....


Comment by John Hartman on September 6, 2011 at 10:02pm
This film runs on INDIE STEAM!!
Comment by KirkpatrickLaw on September 6, 2011 at 9:27pm
Thanks Seng!  We made up our minds to film this in the guerrilla indie spirit!
Comment by seng2kx on September 6, 2011 at 9:11pm
Sounds like a pretty cool project.  ~B)

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