|1||High return for horror genre, the lowest risk of all the genres for indie films.|
|2||Movies that are based on true events/story typically perform well at the box office.|
|3||Eyre Films has low overhead and has chosen a logistically simple first project.|
|4||Brandon and Ian have 30+ years experience in Hollywood.|
|5||Team has produced 20+ films.|
|6||First look distribution deal with a distribution company.|
|7||19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.|
|8||Drug abuse and addiction cost American society more than $740 billion annually.|
Our team is positioned to make a ground breaking horror film that audiences will love and has the potential to be a break out success. Ian Eyre (Director) and Brandon Riley (Producer) have worked on more than a 150+ movies that spans both of their careers. Having a strong team is critical for the success of any low-budget endeavor and we have exactly that.
In 2018 Brandon was the Line Producer on four movies that were all produced in the same budget range as FlakkaZ. He was responsible for sourcing locations, crew and assisting with the casting process.
Ian co-wrote and directed the award winning, urban short RUN CHOLO RUN (click to watch) which has a feature screenplay attached. He has produced and/or directed several other short films, including the Doritos spec commercial "BE BRAVE, DADDY!" with 14 million views. Ian directed 2nd Unit action on the indie Western VENGEANCE TRAIL and 2nd Unit photography on the S. African thriller THE SILENT FALL. Ian works regularly for TripleDare Stunts as a union stunt coordinator with a specialty in flying people on wires.
Together Ian and Brandon make an unstoppable team!
Log-line: Teenagers partying at a lake house are terrorized by an unwelcome friend who’s taking a zombie prank too far, but learn that he accidentally overdosed on the bath salt Flakka that makes victims cannibalistic.
Synopsis: Before he goes off to college, Lucas looks forward to one final hurrah with his friends for a weekend up at his grandparents’ old house. But when his best friend Dylan brings along his contentious cousin, Mason, Lucas’s prospects for having a wholesome fun time immediately turn sour. Strangers, booze, and drugs turn this weekend into a full blown party, much to Lucas’s chagrin, but things go from bad to deadly when a new drug is mistakenly ingested by Mason, rendering him equivalent to a rabid zombie. And he’s got a thirst for blood.
Script: Read the screenplay for yourself: Flakka Z SCREENPLAY.pdf
Sizzle: Click this LINK to watch the mood reel that we cut together to give you a glimpse into how the movie will feel once complete.
Sub Genre: Zombie, Thriller
Target Audience: Men/Women ages 13-24
3 Weeks - Prep
3 Weeks (15 days) - Shoot
6 Weeks - Post
Any movie is high risk, but those risks can be mitigated. Eyre Films, LLC does not have a track record selling films at a profit, but we have a good track record of finishing quality short films that reach an audience and win awards. And we have 17,000 subscribers and millions of views on YouTube. We will deliver a quality final product that can sell in the marketplace.
"Extreme, clear-concept horror films are most likely to breakout." -Stephen Follows and Bruce Nash for American Film Market.
Horror audiences are less discriminating about star power and special effects. They just want to be scared. Full report at https://stephenfollows.com/horrorreport/
"Finally, the rise of the movie production company Blumhouse has also contributed to the rise of so called “micro-budget” horror movies. The Blumhouse model revolves around keeping production costs low by hiring lesser known actors and paying them a cut of box office receipts in exchange for a smaller base pay rate. Blumhouse had their first hit in 2009 with Paranormal Activity ($190 million box office vs $50,000 budget), and have since gone on to produce more than a third of all horror movies since 2010 that have had a wide theatrical release in the USA. Blumhouse’s slate includes: The Purge, Sinister, and Paranormal Activity franchises, along with The Bay, Dark Skies, Oculus, Ouija, Jessabelle, Unfriended, The Gallows, The Lazarus Effect, The Visit, and The Darkness.
A characteristic of these micro-budget movies is that most receive poor or mixed reviews and show significant drop offs in box-office receipts after the opening weekend. Even so, most of these remain highly profitable for example Ouija (C cinemascore, 7% rotten tomatoes) grossed $50 million domestically (40% of that on opening weekend) and The Devil Inside (F cinemascore, 6% rotten tomatoes) grossed $53 million domestically (more than 60% of this on opening weekend). With budgets of $1 million and $5 million respectively, both are highly profitable within a couple of days of release and even though audiences dropped off substantially after opening weekend they were still highly successful. Studios have little incentive to spend more money creating a quality horror product when these low budget, low quality movies are profitable anyway."
Distribution: Redbox, VOD, DVD, Amazon, Netflix, Limited Theatrical
FlakkaZ currently has a first-look deal with Green Apple Entertainment.
Our goal is to raise $350,000. With this money we will be able to create a film we are proud of and be able to hire the proper crew and cast. Yes we could potentially do this movie for more or less but there are risks in going either direction. Too small of a budget could mean less days of shooting and could reduce the quality of the film. Too high of a budget could make it difficult for investors to recoup their investment. The good news is Brandon and Ian have worked on numerous low-budget movies and know how to pull off the seemingly impossible.
Below is a graph that details where the percentage of the budget is actually going.
Investor Need: $350,000
ROI: 100% plus 20% interest after cost of production and distribution fees, 50/50 split of producer's net profit for 5 years.
In order to successfully make a profit we aim to recoup the budget with a combination of Domestic Theatrical Sales, INTL Sales, VOD, Streaming and Organic Movie Events at Universities across the USA.
By investing in FlakkaZ, you can become an Executive Producer and part of a very exciting project. FlakkaZ is being produced by a single-project Georgia limited liability company called "EYRE FILMS, LLC”. You will receive an exclusive newsletter giving you glimpses into the process of making our (yours too) movie. Also, you will receive exclusive digital uploads of the latest screenplay and movie poster artwork.
Executive Producer Perks:
*Name listed as an EP in the credits and IMDb
*Visit or stay on set during the filming.
*Be in the movie! We will make it possible for you or someone from your family to make an appearance in the film.
*We encourage you to utilize your partnerships with brands, individuals or other companies and help us in our strategic efforts.
*Walk the red carpet. Join us for the festival showings!
*Be involved in future projects we have in development.
***To be eligible for an EP credit the minimum investment amount must equal $50K. Investors who invest a minimum of $25K will receive a Co-EP credit. The first investors to reach the 10K mark will be qualified to walk the red carpet***
Horror is an interesting genre because it allows a real portrayal of the evil that actually exists in our world, along with the role we all play to stand up to that evil, and it allows spiritual topics to be discussed more openly. Horror movies of any kind might not be your favorite genre, but it has its place in storytelling. The bath salt Flakka is known as a “gateway” drug and some think it opens the door to demonic possession because of the loss of control it causes. In our movie, our characters view the zombified Mason from different viewpoints, ranging from scientific observation to religious superstition to mockery. Our main character Lucas changes from a judgmental to a compassionate person who strives to love his greatest enemy, the childhood bully who now terrorizes him and his friends. Personally, I know that I am not always high in empathy for others, so I connect to Lucas who wants to give Mason a second chance — but it might be too late. I believe there are many interesting reasons to support Flakka Z.
-Ian Eyre (Director)
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