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Phone App Lets Users Control Horror Movie


Hartland, MI, USA - Any horror fan knows the frustration of watching movie characters make bad decisions.  Now Scallywag Entertainment is giving the viewer a chance to intervene.  LUMBERJACKED is an interactive horror film that puts the viewer in control, playable on the iPhone, iPad and iTouch.

Filmed primarily in first person, the viewer will be in the middle of the action, running for life from a crazed ax wielding lumberjack named Jacques Laracroix.  At critical moments the screen will freeze, forcing the player to make a decision.  Head for a light at the end of the trail?  Stay and fight? The viewer must choose wisely.

The producers say they are placing an emphasis on story.  “Even though it will play like a game, we still want to deliver a feature film experience.” says director Michael B. Clark. “We’re creating the next boogeyman.  There’s a whole story on how Jacques ended up in the woods hunting victims.”

To flesh out the killer, Scallywag cast UFC and WWF champion Dan “The Beast” Severn in the role of Jacques.  Severn learned of the project and contacted Scallywag expressing interest.  “We couldn’t believe our luck,” says producer Steve Gast.  “He’s a UFC legend with a million fans, so of course we said yes.”

Rounding out the crew is Hollywood make up artist Dan Phillps, recently back from working on Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”, as well as app developer Future Help Designs, winner of Corp Magazine’s DiSciTech award.

“We’ve put together a great team,” says Gast.  “Now it comes down to fundraising.  Filmmaking and game development are both expensive.  We’ve combined them into one ambitious project with a huge budget.”

To that end, Scallywag Entertainment is launching a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Following the recent massive success of campaigns for game companies such as DoubleFine and inExile (“Wasteland 2”), Scallywag hopes to capitalize on the growing trend of fan funding.  “Kickstarter is a great way to make a creative project without interference from outside investors.” says Clark. “It gives the artist the freedom to create the project how they envisioned it.  It also is a great platform to connect with the fanbase.”

To learn more, go to the Lumberjacked Kickstarter page .



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